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New BIC study shows major macroeconomic effects of bioeconomy through 2016

New BIC study shows major macroeconomic effects of bioeconomy through 2016

July 29, 2019 |

In Belgium, a study conducted in 2016 by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) showed for the first time which macroeconomic effects are generated by the bioeconomy e.g. turnover and employment for the years 2008 and 2013. An update of the study with 2014 and 2015 data was published in April 2018. […]

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Bioindustrial Innovation Canada partners with Italian green chemistry cluster

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada partners with Italian green chemistry cluster

October 4, 2018 |

In Canada, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) and the Sustainable Processes and Resources for Innovation and National Growth (SPRING) have signed a memorandum of understanding. The Italian Technology Cluster of Green Chemistry (SPRING) is a non-profit association founded by the initiative of four founding members: Biochemtex, Novamont, Versalis and Federchimica, the Italian Federation of Chemical industry. […]

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European bioeconomy seen strongly linked with SDGs

European bioeconomy seen strongly linked with SDGs

August 16, 2018 |

In Belgium, a new paper of Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) illustrates the strong link between the SDGs, the bioeconomy and the Bio-Based Industries with concrete examples. Thanks to BIC’s Partnership with the European Union since 2014, the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has kick-started the European bioeconomy by supporting innovative bio-based demonstration and flagship […]

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18.5 million people employed in bioeconomy, primarily in biomass production

18.5 million people employed in bioeconomy, primarily in biomass production

February 25, 2018 |

In Washington, DC, a study conducted by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) showed for the first time which macroeconomic effects are generated by bioeconomy activities – those using renewable biological resources from land and sea – and that there has been a continuous increase of 10% since 2008. With updated data […]

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It depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks

It depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks

June 7, 2016 |

At this time in the story of the advanced bioeconomy, the questions from investors can be singularly testing and focused, and the answers can too often become some version of “it depends”. Sometimes I wonder about the look of investors when they get that answer, and then I wonder if that’s how Depend, the adult […]

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BIC Project aims at Commercialization of Cellulosic Sugar Production in Ontario, Canada

BIC Project aims at Commercialization of Cellulosic Sugar Production in Ontario, Canada

July 26, 2015 |

In Ontario, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada has completed phase 1 of a project to assess the economic viability of the agricultural biomass to cellulosic sugar value chain in Canada. The Cellulosic Sugar Production Project is designed to evaluate, develop and physically validate agricultural biomass to sugars and co-products conversion technologies for commercial scale-up application.  Currently in […]

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Bioindustrial Innovation Canada receives $7m from federal AgriInnovation program

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada receives $7m from federal AgriInnovation program

September 15, 2014 |

In Canada, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) will receive CAD$7 million from the federal government to support its BioProducts Agriculture Science Cluster. Bioindustrial Innovation Canada is Canada’s leading catalyst for the development and commercialization of innovative bioindustrial technologies and sustainable chemistry from agriculture and forestry biomass. BIC is funded through the federal CECR program and the […]

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Canada, Netherlands to collaborate on biofuels tech development

Canada, Netherlands to collaborate on biofuels tech development

May 19, 2014 |

In Canada, to accelerate the international commercialization of biofuels technologies, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has agreed to work closely with Biobased Delta Foundation, based in the Southern Netherlands. A formal Memorandum of Understanding between the two foundations calls for collaboration on pyrolysis, chemicals from sugars, and lignin-based materials. It was signed at the BIO World […]

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