Welcome

Welcome to the
Bio-based Industries Consortium
The private partner in the European Public-Private Partnership on Bio-based Industries (BBI).
Leverage Europe's advanced biobased research and technology
OUR AIM
Leverage Europe's advanced biobased research and technology
Diversify and grow farmers' incomes
OUR AIM
Diversify and grow farmers' incomes
Generate new industries, revitalise others and create thousands of jobs
OUR AIM
Generate new industries, revitalise others and create thousands of jobs
Replace oil based chemicals and materials with bio-degradable, biobased ones
OUR AIM
Replace oil based chemicals and materials with bio-degradable, biobased ones
Develop underutilised potential of agriculture and forestry residues
OUR AIM
Develop underutilised potential of agriculture and forestry residues
Using renewable resources and innovative technologies for greener everyday products.
OUR AIM
Using renewable resources and innovative technologies for greener everyday products.

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BIC fact sheet: Biorefineries

Biorefineries are processing facilities that convert biomass into food, food ingredients, feed, chemicals, materials, fuels and energy using a wide variety of conversion technologies in an integrated manner. A common goal for biorefineries is to use all parts of the biomass raw material as efficiently as possible, i.e. maximising the economic added value, while minimising the environmental footprint.

BIC views on the Waste package: A successful Circular Economy requires a vibrant renewable Bioeconomy

A sustainable waste management system that fully uses the potential of agricultural, forestry and municipal (biogenic) wastes will be essential to enable the circular economy and can supply the bioeconomy with recycled raw materials. Key policy asks:  (1) Ensure access to biomass ; (2) Promote industrial symbiosis and boost secondary raw materials; and, (3) Promote bio-based packaging.

Enhanced Central And Eastern Regional Cooperation Boosts European Bioeconomy

Lodz, 7 October 2016 – At the European Bioeconomy Congress, organised 6-7 October 2016 in Lodz, Poland, efforts to intensify cooperation between regional stakeholders from Central and Eastern Europe were top of the agenda. Alongside the publication of the Lodz Declaration of Bioregions, the Bio-Based Industry Consortium (BIC), the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) and eight Polish regions signed a Letter of Intent to develop new bioeconomy partnerships.

BIC and Vanguard Initiative sign Bioeconomy MoU

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for better interregional cooperation on the bioeconomy.

Bioeconomy: Circular by Nature

The Circular Economy should be embraced by all if it can solve our societal challenges and create new wealth and jobs. Projected socio-economic and environmental benefits for Europe are impressive. But these benefits will be truly felt if the bioeconomy - the renewable part of the circular economy concept - is made to play its important and growing role.

European Bioeconomy in Figures

European Bioeconomy: €2.1 trillion turnover and 18.3 million employees. Comprehensive study reveals positive macroeconomic data on the European Bioeconomy.

What the BBI is about in 100 seconds

A short animated video about the Public-Private Partnership on Bio-Based Industries.

Events

18 January 2017- 19 January 2017
Düsseldorf, Germany
26 January 2017- 27 January 2017
Glasgow, Schotland