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

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 7:43:00 PM

Bio-Based World Quarterly Issue #8 “It’s a great example of what can be done when we start to reimagine waste as an untapped resource”

Welcome to Issue #8 of Bio-Based World Quarterly, your dedicated guide to the latest news and essential business developments for bio-based chemicals, brands and products. The above quote is from Arthur Kay, co-founder of bio-bean and the subject of a feature in this issue profiling how they have become the first company in the world to industrialise the process of recycling waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels and bio-chemicals. And are now in a partnership with Shell and Transport for London, to help the British capital’s fleet of buses. The UK produces 500,000 tonnes of waste coffee grounds every year, most of which is disposed of via landfill and bio-bean is founded on the quite thrilling premise that "there is no such thing as waste".

Also in this issue we learn about how the BBI JU is supporting a myriad of projects across Europe, shine a light on what brands really think about our industry, take a bio-based soccer ball out for a kickaround and much more. So download today for free and start reading!

Download Issue #8 of Bio-Based World Quarterly to read about…

  • How London’s coffee drinkers are helping bio-based fuel to power their buses.
  • Construction begins on first wood gasification plant in the Netherlands at the Port of Amsterdam.
  • Building the partnerships to help Europe achieve its bio-based potential.
  • Project focus: Extracting high value products from sugar beet pulp.
  • New report shines a light on the relationship between brands and bio-based materials.
  • Synthetic biology breakthrough could ignite cheaper bio-fuel production.
  • Bio-based rubber to give “optimal bounce” to official ball of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
  • The Last Word with… Tom Beardslee, Vice President of Research and Development at Verdezyne.
  • News in brief and much more…

The next issue will be published week commencing March 19th (Deadline for Content February 23rd), this edition will have a special feature on financing bio-based and will also be printed and distributed at World Bio Markets in Amsterdam. If you’d like to feature or advertise contact or call +44 (0) 207 045 090 to discuss how you can work with us.


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Luke Upton
Luke Upton
Luke is the editor and co-founder of Bio-Based World has edited this site since its launch and previously worked for b2b media companies across industries including energy, advertising and sport. His more