BBI JU SUSBIND project’s highly sustainable bio-based binders will replace conventional fossil-based binders currently used for wood-based panel boards in furniture mass products. By substituting fossil-based chemicals with those from renewable resources, carbon footprint of furniture products will be reduced.
The BBI JU GreenProtein project is transforming by-products from green vegetables and field crops into high-grade protein for the food industry. The finished product is a viable alternative to egg whites and whey protein - and has huge commercial potential.
Euronews Business Planet travelled to Finland in search of what is known as Europe's bioeconomy to see how firms with bright ideas are making a positive difference to our future with sustainable products. MetGen, an SME beneficiary of five BBI JU projects, is featured in the report.
The BBI JU BIOrescue project investigates how to transform used mushroom compost into valuable bio-based products such as biodegradable nanocarriers for drug encapsulation. These have now been successfully tested to reduce symptoms of a common grapevine disease.
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.
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.
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.