Success story overview

29 April 2019

BBI JU-funded project AFTERLIFE is developing a technology that filters, treats and converts waste water from the food and drink industry into bioplastics and food additives.

05 April 2019

A BBI JU initiative has produced renewable bio-isobutene for use in various applications ranging from cosmetics to fuels.

18 February 2019

Every year, around one-third of all food produced across the world is wasted before it even reaches the consumer. The team of the BBI JU's project, AgriMax, is tackling the problem by turning crop and food-processing waste into high-value products.

18 February 2019

The BBI JU's BIOSMART project is working on the development of bio-based smart food packaging that will reduce waste by monitoring and extending shelf-life, while being compostable, biodegradable or recyclable - good for the environment. It has already developed biodegradable packaging that incorporates an oxygen sensor to monitor shelf-life.

16 February 2019

France-headquartered Global Bioenergies has teamed up with chemical company Clariant to produce quality batches of wheat straw-based isobutene at its Germany-based Leuna demo plant. The production of cellulosic isobutene is part of OPTISOCHEM, a BBI JU project that started in June 2017.

12 February 2019

Extremely efficient to use, bringing about improvements in several industries and products, giving industry a tool to enhance performance... and all of this from sustainably sourced trees. Microfibrillated cellulose, a remarkable natural material that can replace oil-based products in industries as diverse as construction, cosmetics and agriculture, is now entering commercialisation thanks to the pioneering BBI JU's project, EXILVA. Microfibrillated cellulose has arrived to out-compete additives from petrochemicals.

23 January 2019

The author and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, no stranger to the beauty of the natural world, famously said that the wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more. So much of our world has its roots in our trees, from clothes and furniture to food and paper.

21 January 2019

BIOrescue project, funded by the BBI JU under Horizon 2020, is developing innovative technologies that will enable mushroom farms to turn compost into novel bio-based products such as natural pesticides, cutting fossil fuel use and positioning the sector at the heart of Europe's circular economy.

27 November 2018

The aim of the BBI JU REFUCOAT project is to develop totally recyclable and biodegradable packages for food products with proper safety characteristics.

31 October 2018

As the EU aims to head towards a sustainable, low-carbon future, experts in bio-based industries at the forefront of this transition are turning food waste and waste water sludge into bioplastics and converting decommissioned factories into new biorefineries by working with local populations.