Success story overview

16 July 2019

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.

BBI JU SUSBIND project: Sustainable bio-based binders for furniture
09 July 2019

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.

BBI JU GreenProtein project: Novel protein product offers taste of success
21 June 2019

The food industry is hungry for more plant protein, which is why researchers are working on extracting more from current sources.

BBI JU PROMINENT project: Boosting plant protein in the diet to fuel human and environmental health
14 June 2019

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.

BBI JU beneficiary in 5 projects, MetGen, features in Euronews
20 May 2019

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.

Grapevine plantation. Bio-based nanocarriers from fungi compost have been successfully tested in treating a disease
29 April 2019

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

AFTERLIFE is a BBI JU project transforming wastewater from 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.

OPTISOCHEM is a BBI JU project converting wheat straw into bio-based chemicals.
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.

AgriMax is a BBI JU project transforming agricultural waste into high-value bio-based 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.

BIOSMART is a BBI JU project developing bio-based smart food packaging.
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.

OPTISOCHEM is a BBI JU project converting wheat straw into bio-based chemicals.