Tag: bioeconomy

Sayings and images from 12 years traveling on the bioeconomy road

Sayings and images from 12 years traveling on the bioeconomy road

July 28, 2019 |

Today, the Digest turns 12. Since the Digest was launched in July 2007, we’ve had the privilege of telling the amazing success story of the bioeconomy— new applications, companies, and platform technologies have been pouring out of research labs and many of them are deploying rapidly at commercial scale. If you’ve seen the rise of […]

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European bioeconomy experts call for pragmatic discussion of winners and losers

European bioeconomy experts call for pragmatic discussion of winners and losers

July 10, 2019 |

In Finland, Xinhua news agency reports that European bioeconomy experts are calling for a pragmatic discussion regarding the winners and losers of a future bioeconomy rather than pretending that everyone will be better off, as that scenario is impossible, and some sectors will suffer. Already competition over waste streams has popped up as circular economy […]

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Potential trade‐offs of employing perennial biomass crops

Potential trade‐offs of employing perennial biomass crops

February 2, 2019 |

In Sweden, researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and several German-based universities have been working together on a study that aims to evaluate agricultural market impacts with biomass demand for food, feed, and PBC in four bioeconomy scenarios (‘Business as usual’, ‘Improved relevance of bioeconomy’, ‘Extensive transformation to a bioeconomy’, ‘Extensive transformation to […]

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COP24 brings new bioeconomy strategy from UK, $200B from World Bank and more

COP24 brings new bioeconomy strategy from UK, $200B from World Bank and more

December 9, 2018 |

Amid rumors of President Trump’s coal and fossil-fuel side event at COP24 (the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in Poland this week and a Swedish 15 year old climate activist who tells it like it is, all hope for biofuels and bioenergy is not lost with […]

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More than 120 organizations from 40 countries protest bioeconomy in open letter

More than 120 organizations from 40 countries protest bioeconomy in open letter

November 7, 2018 |

In California, an international coalition of more than 120 organizations from 40 countries warn that the rapid global growth of the so-called bioeconomy poses a grave risk to the climate, nature, and human rights. In addition to publishing an Open Letter, a petition was launched to coincide with the International Day of Action on Bioenergy […]

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EU researchers find fish waste can add a lot of value to blue bioeconomy

EU researchers find fish waste can add a lot of value to blue bioeconomy

November 1, 2018 |

In Belgium, researchers from the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) have determined that over 50 per cent of any fish caught or farmed is not consumed directly and that in the case of tuna, as much as 70 per cent of the animal ends up as waste or by-product. According to […]

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Malaysia’s bioeconomy push sees major FDI impact

Malaysia’s bioeconomy push sees major FDI impact

October 4, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the New Straits Times reports that foreign direct investment made up two-thirds of the $1.8 billion in investment in the country’s bioeconomy between 2012 and 2017. Of those projects that come under the Bioeconomy Community Development Program, 40 have been implemented as of last month including 33 biomass power plants producing 26.4GW. This […]

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European Environment Agency bioeconomy report urges quick uptake

European Environment Agency bioeconomy report urges quick uptake

August 28, 2018 |

In Belgium, Europe uses natural resources unsustainably and the European Union has put in place policies on circular economy and bioeconomy in response. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report argues that implementing these two concepts in tandem, by applying specific design principles within a systemic approach, would improve resource efficiency and reduce environmental pressures. […]

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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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Top 18 for 2018-  18 ways to support a biobased economy in the New Year

Top 18 for 2018- 18 ways to support a biobased economy in the New Year

December 31, 2017 |

Happy New Year to all of you Digest readers! Some of you may have already embarked on your New Year’s Resolutions, or some of you may have vowed to not make any resolutions for 2018. Either way, the Digest has you covered with 18 ways you can support a biobased economy in 2018. We’ve already […]

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