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Project focus: Creating high purity lignin and affordable platform chemicals from wood-based sugars.

Nestlé vows to speed up plans to tackle plastic waste.

Leaders interview: Frederik Feddes, Vice President, Biochemicals, Corbion.

Now open for entries: 2019 Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards.

Teysha Technologies unveils ‘breakthrough' in bio-degradable bio-plastics.

Industry heavyweights back scheme to help end plastic waste in the environment.

5 Minutes With…Douwe Jan Joustra from C&A Foundation.

US researchers awarded $2m to advance algae-based bio-polymers.

Expert View: Brands – a pragmatic approach to bio-based chemicals.

Capricorn Venture Partners raises €86.5m for sustainable chemistry fund.

EXCLUSIVE: BASF announces official exit from bio-plastics JV with Avantium.

Adidas and NHL team up to unveil hockey jerseys made from Parley Ocean Plastic.

Circa Group’s bio-based solvent aids UK researchers to produce ‘high quality’ graphene ink.

5 Minutes With…. Emily Glenn of Arbiom.

Bio-economy commercialisation the focus as global leaders confirm for World Bio Markets 2019.

Bio-on launches new company to develop the use of bio-plastics in the electronics sector.

US-based researchers develop lignin-nylon material to help with 3D printing process.

Stora Enso to support H&M-IKEA-backed sustainability initiative.

US researchers find new way to use the sun and bio-waste to control pests on farms.

5 Minutes With... Calill Odqvist Jagusch from Light My Fire.

Israeli scientists produce bio-plastics from microorganisms that feed on seaweed.

Circa gets thumbs up from EU to sell its bio-based solvent in the bloc.

A year on from Blue Planet II, what has been done to tackle plastic pollution?

BASF breaks new ground by producing material using recycled plastic feedstocks.

Have a very merry Bio-Based Christmas and a Sustainable New Year!

Expert view: Solving the plastic packaging problem.

The top ten bio-economy stories of 2018... revealed!

Forest-based biomass industry: Where are we today and where are going tomorrow?

Italian companies Bio-on and Hera create joint venture to produce bio-plastic from CO2.

UK to launch call for evidence on development of standards for bio-based and biodegradable plastics.

EU lawmakers green light new rules on organic and waste-based fertilisers.

Australian company Nanollose creates clothing from coconut-based waste.

Corbion and Total launch ‘second-largest PLA bio-plastics plant in the world’ in Thailand.

5 Minutes With… Alexander Rosenlew from Orthex Group.

The Big Debate: Was the ECJ ruling a missed opportunity for the EU’s bio-technology sector?

European Commission launches ‘Circular Plastics Alliance’ to help create ‘well-functioning market’ for recycled plastics.

Bio-based industry gives lukewarm response to UK’s first bio-economy strategy.

UK’s biggest crisp brand Walkers launches recycling scheme for crisp packets.

Coca-Cola makes new investment to boost the use of recycled PET in its bottles.

5 Minutes With… Davide Braghiroli from Tetra Pak.

Published today! Issue #12 of the Bio-Based World Quarterly.

Getting a green buzz from alternative plastic wrap.

Expert view: Problematic organic waste streams and the role of bacteria-based digestion.

Corona to trial plastic-free pack rings made from plant-based biodegradable fibres

Video of the week: Low-cost bamboo house takes top prize.

5 Minutes With… Guillaume Lebert from P&G.

AMT Coffee unveils ‘let’s make the change’ bio-compostable cups for Christmas season.

EU lawmakers agree provisional deal to promote bio-based fertilisers.

United By Blue diverts bison fibre away from landfill by using it in its new puffer jacket.

European Commission urges industry to do more to boost recycled plastics market.

Black Friday? No, it's Green Friday! Six perfect sustainable gifts.

Prince Charles demands faster shift from linear to circular economy.

5 Minutes With… Mattias Bodin from H&M

Good news for bio-based chemicals as scientists call for European Commission to update GM legislation.

Seeing red? Starbucks festive cups face up to growing sustainability questions.

PrimaLoft unveils biodegradable synthetic fabric made to break down in landfill.

Veolia and Tetra Pak team up to launch beverage carton recycling partnership.

Video of the week: A royal seal of approval for tackling plastic waste.

5 Minutes With… Christopher Sveen from UBQ Materials.

Recycled, reused or composted - Danone announce trio of actions to be fully circular by 2025.

Japan-Netherlands researchers discover new method to enable large-scale production of bio-based plastic bottles.

Brightmark Energy invests $57m to construct the US’ ‘first’ commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant.

Attis Industries launches new video series to promote lignin conversion process.

5 Minutes With…Henry Pino from EcoPod

Video of the week: People at the forefront of the Nordic bio-economy

Neste teams up with Clariant to develop green materials.

Croda officially launches new 100% bio-based surfactants.

Clipper Teas claims world first with new non-GM, plastic-free tea bag made from bananas.

Biome Bioplastics unveils new tool to help detangle the ‘complexities of plastics’.

Video of the week: Art world takes a shine to compostable glitter

5 Minutes With…Jacob Sand Motzfeldt, co-founder of True Gum.

Regaining control of the bio-economy communication agenda

Bio-based a possible solution to Mastercard’s search for more sustainable bank cards.

PepsiCo makes new green pledge to boost recycled content in its packaging by 2025.

Thyssenkrupp-commissioned bio-plastic plant starts production in China.

Video of the week: Redefining wood in Finland to replace fossil fuel-based products.

Supermarket giants gain compostable bag boost with the aid of expanded Novamont plant.

Mixed industry response to European ban on plastic straws, bags and cotton buds.

‘Tree-like’ carbon-consuming material created to help buildings fix themselves.

Nobel nod for the green pioneer behind ‘directed evolution enzymes’.

Expert View: Vertoro – the Google Android of the bio-based economy.

Bio-plastic JV Synvina under threat over dispute about investment deadline.

10 exclusive expert insights from day two of EFIB 2018.

11 exclusive expert insights from day one of EFIB 2018.

€100 million circular investment platform part of new EC bio-economy strategy.

Mass. appeal: How New England is thinking big about sustainable construction.

CO2 + sunlight = chemicals at Photanol’s planned new demo plant.

AMSilk and Airbus partner to develop bio-polymers inspired by spider silk.

Change and continuity – the inside story of 10 years of the Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC).

Minerv Bio Cosmetics, the 100% bio-plastic microspheres from Bio-on wins global innovation award.

Project focus: How a bio-based solution can solve our plastic tray problem.

It's official! Braskem’s carbon-negative claims for its bio-based plastic are approved.

Sylvatex and Trucent announce successful scale up that moves MicroX towards commercialisation.

Novamont and UK retailer Co-op partner to replace plastic bags with compostable alternatives.

Book review: The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet.

Published today! Issue #11 of the Bio-Based World Quarterly.

Banks are doing “too little” to communicate their sustainable investment products; report.

Waste-to-fuels technology for biofuels licensed by BP and Johnson Matthey.

Introducing a 100% bio-based transparent and thermally stable polyamide made from wood waste.

Expert View: Europe’s policy to treat wood as low-carbon fuel poised to harm global forests.

After a decade of R&D, ground is broken on Clariant’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania.

Bio-based plastic, recycling and Daisy the robot – Apple’s new iPhone launch moves sustainability up the agenda.

Platform chemical pioneers BioBTX announce the official opening of a pilot plant.

Danimer PHA verified as a viable biodegradable alternative to traditional packaging.

Carlsberg abandons plastic rings for recyclable glue among range of green initiatives.

5 Minutes With… Sandy Marshall, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada.

White Paper: Communicating the bio-based content of products in the EU and the US.

Wanted! Inspirational startups for our 2019 Bio-Stars programme at World Bio Markets.

Danone, Nestlé Waters and Origin Materials add PepsiCo to partnership developing 100% bio-based bottles.

The Fresh Prince goes bio-based with launch of new water bottle in 800+ UK shops.

Integrating circular economy and bioeconomy would improve European sustainability; report.

Seaweed and Lucozade team-up to tackle plastic waste at mass participation events.

Expert View: How synthetic biology offers solutions for Mars colonization.

Business and academia collaborate to move commercial battery made of paper closer to reality.

Amalgamated Bank's investment underline growing commitment to sustainable business from big finance.

Expert View: Invest-ability of the bio-economy.

Biomethane on the national gas grid – a first for Ireland’s bio-economy.

Are you interested in speaking at World Bio Markets 2019 ?

The first ‘Cotton + Corn’ shoe from Reebok’s sustainable range hits the shops.

Video: Meet Plantus Maximus – the LEGO character helping bring their bio-based dream to life.

Bipartisan senate bill aims to promote innovation in American sustainable chemistry.

As support for hemp grows, we highlight five brands making use of this versatile material.

Allbirds put their best foot forward with new sugar-based EVA resin from Braskem.

Wood fibre + bio-plastic = 98% bio-based kitchen products from Orthex and Stora Enso.

5 Minutes With… Anuj Dhanak, Sales Director, NEMI Teas.

Sustainable chemistry at the core of growth plans for fashion firm Garmon Chemicals.

How the global heatwave is harming agriculture today and creating problems for the bio-economy tomorrow.

Expert View: Growing the Irish forest bio-economy.

Tesla's surfboard, complete with bio-based epoxy resin, sells out in a day.

5 Minutes With... B.F., Founder and CEO Combat Wipes.

Researchers show how trees and crab shells can provide an alternative to flexible plastic packaging.

How an outdoor clothing brand and the Basque cider tradition have partnered to create natural dyes.

Improved paints and construction materials the aim of AkzoNobel and Renmatix’s bio-based partnership.

USDA amends its guidelines for designating bio-based products.

Bad news for bio-based chemicals as EU declares that gene editing IS genetic modification.

Neste exploring using waste plastics as raw material for plastics and fuels.

Introducing a car called Noah aiming to trigger a flood of bio-based motor vehicles.

Which companies have banned the use of plastic straws?

5 Minutes With… Antoine Charbonneau, VP Business Development at CelluForce.

“…too big an opportunity not to take," how University College Dublin is accelerating Ireland's bio-based economy.

Anellotech and Suntory take major steps towards the reality of a 100% bio-based plastic bottle.

Alternative materials at the heart of Starbucks elimination of single-use plastic straws.

5 Minutes With… Simon Karlik, director at Cheeki.

Pöyry's plastics substitution book aims to help the world turn to a more sustainable page.

Sunny outlook for solar energy with "biogenic", bacteria-powered cells.

Animal-free bio-leather: the product tipped for success by the World Economic Forum.

5 Minutes With… Neville Hargreaves from Velocys.

Breakthrough reached that can boost enzyme effectiveness by 30-times, say scientists.

Unicef cuts tens of millions of plastic bags from circulation in Africa, report shows.

Introducing the new 'promiscuous' enzyme that helps turn plant waste into sustainable products.

5 Minutes With… Dhivya Puri, senior technical lead at Fiberight.

Published today! Issue #10 of Bio-Based World Quarterly.

The mango-based packaging that's four-times more effective than a fossil alternative.

Bio-On inaugurates its very own €20m bio-plastics production plant.

Fabrics made from coffee grounds and castor beans among bio-based innovations at the Outdoor Show.

5 Minutes with… Bruno Rudnik, Managing Director at SusTech Consult.

Expert View: How China is catching up with the US in new applications of synthetic biology.

U.S. Department of Energy announces 31 bio-based projects set to receive $40m in funding.

Avantium begins construction of plant that spells good news for bio-plastics.

Enzyme discovery made by US scientists that could "squeeze potential" from biofuel plants.

5 Minutes With… José Ramos, founder of Visel Biofuels.

Watch: eight exclusive video interviews with global bio-based leaders and experts.

UK researchers unveil carbon-light bio-bitumen they hope will supersede traditional asphalt.

IKEA and Neste confirm large-scale production of renewable, bio-based polypropylene plastic.

Finland's Fazer joins eco start-up to further development of wood-based packaging.

5 Minutes With… Chris Sayner, vice president of corporate sustainability at Croda.

Covestro wins German government award, as production grows to industrial levels.

Fashion industry to undergo "transformative" decade in bid to improve its sustainability.

Expert View: How carbon-14 testing is critical in screening “natural” ingredients for cosmetics

From barley to the sea: the plastic packaging alternative that won’t harm marine life.

5 Minutes With… Sharon Tracy, principal researcher at Steelcase Inc.

A bio-based dry cleaning solvent is now available thanks to family farms in the heart of the USA.

Verdezyne becomes latest victim of liquidation, as investors withdraw funding.

Another California city switches to renewable diesel, ahead of key Proposition 70 vote.

How the ‘Model-T Ford of the bio-refining industry’ is offering new rewards from waste streams.

5 Minutes With… Marcello Somma, head of R&D at Fater.

Fossil-free commercial transport achievable by 2050 – Scania.

Clean energy company aids Drax in pursuit of European-first carbon capture plan.

Aquafil, Genomatica and 12 brands to ally in new project to increase quantities of sustainable material.

Arla teams up with Sig to offer 100% plant-based, renewable packaging.

5 Minutes With… Steven De Boer, sustainability leader for polymers at Sabic.

Finland shines a light on algae biofuel, as ExxonMobil also develops method.

Swedish scientists create world's strongest bio-material that beats both steel and spider silk.

Stora Enso launches a wood-based biocomposite as a replacement for plastic.

Your shirt is rubbish! Man Utd launch new kit made from recycled plastic waste.

5 Minutes With… Jori Sihvonen, clean fuels officer at Transport & Environment.

Going against the grain: AB InBev adopt circular economy thinking to create new by-products.

The bio-based economy can feed the world and help defeat climate change – UN agency.

5 Minutes Wth… Gerald Michael, global business manager at Synvina.

Lego joins Nestlé and McDonald’s in 100% sustainable packaging pledge.

DuPont announces bio-plastic breakthrough with pilot plant ‘world first’.

Do consumers notice on-pack sustainable messaging? No, says new report.

New online marketplace for organic resources launched in the UK.

5 Minutes With… Jeremiah Dutton, Head of Sales at Trifilon.

Watch: The road-going vehicles powered by rails, not fossil fuels.

"Making the right choice for the environment has always proven to be the right choice for the business."

New EIB funding aims to unlock nearly €1bn in private investment for the bio-economy and agriculture.

Audi tops podium with joint development of biofuel that produces less CO2.

5 Minutes With… Marc den Hartog of Corbion.

With the right initiatives, just how much could the bio-based chemicals and materials market be worth by 2024?

Unilever helps pioneer PET technology that could recycle plastic in minutes.

How the ButaNexT project is helping realise the dream of cost-competitive biobutanol.

US university makes positive connection with wood-based battery.

The inside story on how sewage sludge has led to a biofuels breakthrough.

“We realise this is a major change," the UK's sustainable supermarket battle heats up.

How TechipFMC is using 60+ years of experience to develop a growing range of bio-based polymers.

Event Review: BBI JU Stakeholder Forum – Bringing together the bio-based community.

5 Minutes With… Henrik Busch-Larsen, group CEO at Unibio.

Read about the bioplastic that could make landfill sites a thing of the past.

Australia pushes for 10% biofuel increase that could earn it billions of dollars.

£5m funding boost to give the bio-economy THYME to grow further in Northern England.

5 Minutes With… Charles Dimmler, CEO of Checkerspot.

Starbucks commits $10M to solving their cup problem; continues research into bio-liner solution.

Bio-leather made from apples – one of the 15 start-ups aiming to change fashion.

Economic power of bio-economy underlined with creation of 4.2m jobs.

5 Minutes With... Professor Kevin O'Connor, University College Dublin.

20 Expert Insights from Day Two of World Bio Markets.

Who are the winners of the 2018 Bio-Based World News Awards?

20 Expert Insights from Day One of World Bio Markets.

Project Focus: Converting dairy by-products into high value bio-based chemicals.

5 Minutes With… Don McCabe, director of Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

Renewable by design: the eco-carton that replaces fossil fuels with wood-based resin.

Published today! Issue #9 of Bio-Based World Quarterly.

Bio-based propanediol production expanded at DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products facility in Tennessee.

Goodyear’s new Oxygene concept tyre aims to help drive the circular economy forward.

5 Minutes With… Stephanie Triau, Co-founder and CEO at Bioserie.

Project Focus: How the digitalisation of bio products is boosting market connection.

Shortlist Announced: Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018.

Meet 'For The Better Good', the NZ social enterprise making bottles from plants.

AkzoNobel and Enerkem among backers of £178m waste-to-chemistry plant in Rotterdam.

Lego takes "first step" towards bio-based plastic future.

5 Minutes With… David Babson, senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Just Eat commits to cutting plastic usage with "practical" bio-based alternatives.

Read about the volcanic ash that could bring 'significant energy savings' to building projects.

H&M diverts nylon waste from landfills and oceans into its seventh Conscious Exclusive collection.

5 Minutes With… Virginia Klausmeier, president and CEO of Sylvatex.

Four years after launching, Tetra Pak’s bio-based packaging hits the half a billion unit mark.

BlackRock among the investors as Enerkem raises C$280 million in largest ever funding round.

165% rise in biomethane production plants documented with industry-first map.

5 Minutes With… Christophe Schilling, CEO of Genomatica.

A wooden eco-car with a green bio-based heart…and it's on the move.

Vote today and tell us what’s been your biggest bio-based story of the past twelve months.

Stora Enso bring bio-based lignin to market as a replacement for oil-based phenolic materials.

Five very different ways that can help tackle the global plastic crisis.

5 Minutes With… Carl Wolf, vice president, Europe, of LanzaTech.

Refugees in Kenya to benefit from sustainable stoves powered by bio-ethanol.

‘We need to go much further, much faster,’ in changes to packaging urges Unilever chief.

New partnership using Artificial Intelligence to quicken the pace of bio-economy development.

Co-op heats, brews and leaves plastic out of its latest tea.

5 Minutes With… Greg Bafalis, CEO of Aries Clean Energy.

Now accepting entries: Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018.

Read about the two-company team striving to develop 100% sustainable nylon.

UK food and drink industry sets out sustainability aims, following its 51% CO2 emissions cut.

5 Minutes With… Martin Stephan, deputy CEO of Carbios.

Evian and Suntory continue their commitment to sustainability, developing 100% recycled bottles.

The ‘Blue Planet effect’ kick-starts focus on plastic use in UK but Brexit and funding challenges remain.

German giants Evonik and Siemens now partnering to generate high-value specialty chemicals from CO2.

5 Minutes With… Marcel Lubben, president of Reverdia.

Industry experts give their thoughts on three key questions for the bio-based industry in 2018.

Dell unveils shiny and new sustainable strategy, with push into jewellery trade.

Project Focus: Moving Europe’s mountain of nappies from landfill to helping create useful bio-based products.

Europe's largest biorefinery on horizon following formulation of 500,000-tonne biomass deal.

Axion launches recycling scheme to increase the sustainability of plastic.

Expert View: Bio-based, not just a ‘buzz word’ for the European pulp and paper industry, it goes to the roots of who we are.

Shareholders organised to apply pressure on McDonald’s use of polystyrene cups and trays.

Clariant and Global Bioenergies unveil development of new bio-based cosmetics polymer.

Funding gained to turn former mine into Irish bio-economy innovation and piloting facility.

Season's greetings from all here at Bio-Based World News!

The hidden environmental cost of Christmas jumpers, where 1 in 4 are binned or unlikely to be ever worn again.

Read about the US company aiming to starve forest fires with a bio-based strategy.

Project focus: Maximising the commercial potential of super-strong microfibrillated cellulose.

5 Minutes With… Eric Goossens, director of BPF.

Neste to boost biofuel production by 1m tonnes with opening of Singapore refinery.

Carlsberg strengthens eco credentials with biogas-powered brewery.

Published today! Issue #8 of Bio-Based World Quarterly.

5 Minutes With… Craig Windram, CEO of Abengoa North America.

Five bio-based Christmas gifts that won't cost the earth.

€10m Euro deal signed to accelerate bio-aromatic development.

Industry survey supports view that renewable chemicals are moving into the mainstream.

Michelin's Vision: airless, organic, rechargeable and connected.

Sweden increases sales of hydrogenated vegetable oil fuel by 24%.

New report reveals fashion industry puts equivalent of 50 billion plastic bottles into the ocean every year.

Bio-based rubber to give “optimal bounce” to official ball of the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Europe's vibrant bioenergy market marked with special day.

Project focus: Extracting high value products from sugar beet pulp.

Influential association urges ambitious revision of EU bioeconomy strategy.

Building the partnerships to help Europe achieve its bio-based potential.

Abengoa embarks on US-first with the construction of 10m-gallon biofuel plant.

Ecover launches bottle made from 50% ocean plastic.

Myanmar steps up its bioenergy production with Fujita rice-powered plant.

New report shines a light on the relationship between brands and bio-based materials.

Video: Combatting plastic pollution with sustainable bio-based packaging

Archroma scales new heights with Kathmandu eco-dye contract win.

Clariant to boost cellulosic ethanol output by 50,000 tonnes with Romania plant.

Scottish government underlines financial benefits of bio-based waste.

Seaweed could fuel 10% of US transportation needs, say scientists.

Synthetic biology breakthrough could ignite cheaper biofuel production.

Ford lowers its CO2 emissions by being full of beans.

Industry leaders set to gather at BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2017: 7th December, Brussels.

Qantas to halve its carbon emissions from 2020 with biofuel-powered planes.

5 minutes with… David Smernoff, co-founder & CTO at HelioBioSys.

Going for gold: BRAIN reveals precious metal-isolating bacteria at EFIB.

DuPont and Unifi join together to create eco-friendly cold-weather apparel insulation.

P&G and TerraCycle to recycle ocean plastic for 320,000 eco-bottles.

5 minutes with… Todd Cline, section head at Procter & Gamble.

Wrap up warm this Winter with this 100% bio-based jacket.

Pressure on plastic straws continues as UK pub giant to phase out their use this year.

Olive waste ideal for biofuel and agriculture, say scientists.

5 minutes with... Jo Anne Shatkin, president and founder of Vireo Advisors.

Who are the winners of the Bio-Based Innovation Awards (Americas) 2017?

Biomass conversion pioneers Arbiom receive €10.9M funding boost.

AkzoNobel adds gloss with new sustainable production facility.

Covestro and partners to develop bio-based resin for stable timber construction materials.

Bio-based pioneers Method and Ecover acquired by multinational SC Johnson.

New Holland aims to become expert in its field.

Clariant and Enviral ally to build a new full scale commercial cellulosic ethanol plant.

How Australian scientists are sourcing bio-plastic from toxic waste.

Braskem partners with beauty firm to boost its eco-friendly credentials.

Plastic-eating caterpillar evidence 'questionable', say experts.

Published today! Issue #7 of Bio-Based World Quarterly.

Who is shortlisted for the Bio-Based Americas Innovation Awards 2017?

5 minutes with... Danielle Trofe, Principal and Head Designer at Danielle Trofe Design.

AkzoNobel and Itaconix ally to develop bio-based chelates for detergents.

Transforming leftover lignin into carbon fiber for cars and planes.

5 minutes with... Tom Beardslee, Vice President of Research and Development at Verdezyne.

The future's sweet for PLA, as Total and Corbion bolster Bonsucro sugarcane production.

End the use of plastic bags or face up to four years in prison, says Kenya.

UK government announces sustainable airline fuel from rubbish funding.

HelioBioSys patents organism seven-times more effective than algae for biofuel.

BioAmber buys the bio-based acid plant that helped improve its Q2 financial performance.

Spanish startup Bios buries competition with urnings potential.

Money, models and markets: An editor's preview of Bio-Based Live Americas 2017.

5 minutes with... Patrick Krieger, Assistant Director of the Plastics Industry Association.

Corbion comes to the rescue of TerraVia with $20m bid

3.5 billion items of rubbish saved from landfill by TerraCycle and UPS.

Plans underway to scale up tech that transforms microalgae into bio-based chemicals.

5 minutes with… Virginia Klausmeier, Founder of Sylvatex.

“Sustainability” and “bio-based” – are these two terms 25 years out of date?

Praj and Gevo have unveiled a new commercial opportunity for renewable bioproducts.

Now accepting entries: Bio-Based Innovation Awards 2017 - Americas Edition.

5 minutes with Reyna Bryan, Director of Strategy, Elk Packaging.

M&S deflate air in packaging to slash plastic and carbon waste.

UPM tests new feedstock solutions for low carbon biofuels.

5 minutes with... Anne Schauer-Gimenez, VP of Customer Engagement for Mango Materials.

The world's first off-gas bioethanol production facility to be constructed in India.

Can developers find a bio-based solution for injection moulded food packaging?

Bringing sustainable fashion to the forefront of the UK's high-street.

Norway sees the biggest investment for Blue Crude yet.

5 minutes with… Darcy Prather, President of Kalion.

Algae, the super biofuel that one day will power our cars.

Sainsbury’s opts for smart labelling in a bid to “waste less and save more” ham.

Algae makes another splash for the bio-based industry with amphibious shoe.

Sugar can be sweet after all as it could be the “promising” future for bioplastics.

5 minutes with... Mark Remmert, CEO of Green Dot Bioplastics.

How UPM Biochemicals are maximising the opportunity found in our forests.

Plans to scale up enzymatic biorecycling could lead to “a true revolution in the world of PET.”

From sewer to brewer, let’s raise a toast to the first beer made using recycled urine!

EU devise three year packaging initiative to improve "end life disposal."

5 minutes with... Rachel Bernhaut, Co-Founder of Jack n' Jill.

The bioplastic raising the standards to increase renewable content levels.

In a turbulent economy, purpose not profit is business leader’s key to success states EY report.

Inside story: Synvina – the joint venture of BASF and Avantium.

5 minutes with... Martin Jehart, Co-Founder & CEO of Organoid Technologies.

Gas fermentation and down-stream processing focus of €9.36m pilot facility in Flanders.

How are scientists fighting the war against microbeads?

Expanding the market for soy-bean based bedding, furniture and car seats.

5 minutes with... Guillaume Daoulas, Product Manager, Ynsect.

How can wood can be used to turn 3D ink printing green?

Tomorrow’s bio-products are made in Finland.

The 'virtually indestructible" drinks bottle is ready to compete in the sports accessory industry.

Conversion of loblolly pine into BTX progresses with Anellotech’s first successful performance test at pilot plant.

Covestro makes “unprecedented achievement” with the chemical used to manufacture dyes, drugs and plastics.

5 minutes with... Frans Prins, Editor of Lilli Green Blog.

With plastics here to stay, how could you help create a circular economy that works?

Reconnecting people to nature on this year's World Environment Day.

Who are the winners of the European Bio-Based Innovation Awards 2017?

5 minutes with… Reimer Ivang, Co-Founder and CEO of Better World Fashion.

14 Expert Insights from Day Two of Bio-Based Live Europe.

14 Expert Insights from Day One of Bio-Based Live Europe.

New textile fibre aims to combine sustainability with performance.

5 minutes with... Patrick Wintermantel, Technical Director at Schneider Pen.

Students reveal the world's first bio-based car made from flax.

Expert View: “Now is the time to seize the bio-based opportunity”.

How TV recycling has inspired Unilever to tackle sachet packaging waste.

An editor's preview into Bio-Based Live Europe held in Amsterdam.

5 minutes with... Lars Börger, Head of Product Marketing at Neste.

New collaboration hopes to reap the synergies available in the global health and nutrition markets.

adidas committed to "redefining the sports industry" with biodegradable trainers.

Large multinationals back $175,000 competition to develop novel preservatives in cosmetics and hygiene.

New sustainable discovery could transform "the multi billion dollar plastics and rubber industries."

It's another win for the bioeconomy as bio-based paddle board outperforms its competitors.

5 minutes with... Charlotte Mace, Executive Director for Biobased Maine.

New biocomposite made from 90 percent renewable feedstock delivers on strength and durability.

Published today! Issue #6 of Bio-Based World Quarterly.

The very hungry plastic eating caterpillar.

Turning doughnut fat to biodiesel, just how are the Finnish doing it?

5 Minutes with… Dr Markus Rarbach, Head of Business Project Biofuels & Derivatives at Clariant.

A new Danish collaboration starts work to produce green energy from biogas.

How is one fuel turning from moo to goo with new methane conversion technology?

Novamont to improve the environmental impact for the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia.

How is Ford testing nature's wonder material in their car interiors?

5 minutes with... Samy Ponnusamy, Green Chemist at MilliporeSigma.

New €15m bioplastics plant in Italy to help the fight against microbeads.

Could milk protein be the solution to our plastic packaging crisis?

Canada’s largest airline begins testing the benefits of biofuel on contrails and emissions.

Forget bio-based bottles, one Dutch designer believes we should fight plastic with plastic.

5 minutes with... Andreas Kohl, Head of Research & Development Biotechnology at Clariant and member of the European Chemical Industry Council.

The first bioplastic coffee cup could prevent 2.5 billion takeaway cups going to landfill.

How a water filter made from wood can offer portable and eco-friendly purification.

What’s the answer to our world’s depleting food and fuel crisis?

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED: Bio-Based Innovation Awards 2017 - European Edition.

"A new milestone" has been reached by Audi, BASF and Covestro with the development of their bio-based hardener.

Will BP and DuPont’s joint venture become a catalyst for the bioeconomy with their next generation biofuel?

Growing plant-based footwear is “just the first step” for Reebok.

5 minutes with... Dr Pattanathu Rahman, Chairman and Director of TeeGene.

A new industry collaboration hopes to drive the circular economy using sustainable chemistry.

How can art and science collaborate to raise awareness for the sustainable industry?

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