Tag: bioeconomy

Irelands kicks off Irish Bioeconomy Week with a series of maps

Irelands kicks off Irish Bioeconomy Week with a series of maps

October 19, 2020 |

In Ireland, a series of maps released by Teagasc each day from October 19-23 as part of Irish Bioeconomy Week will answer questions including: What is the bioeconomy? Is it relevant to me, my sector, my business, the place where I live or my farm? What is unique about it? How does Ireland compare relative […]

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European Circular Bioeconomy Fund makes first two investments

European Circular Bioeconomy Fund makes first two investments

October 1, 2020 |

In Germany, CBF Management GmbH announced the first closing of the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF). ECBF is the first venture fund exclusively focused on the bioeconomy and the circular bioeconomy in Europe. With a target size of EUR250 million, to which the European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed EUR100 million, ECBF will be an […]

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BIC says bioeconomy contributed EUR750B to European economy in 2017

BIC says bioeconomy contributed EUR750B to European economy in 2017

September 7, 2020 |

In Belgium, the often-underrated bio-based industries continue their ascent marking a total contribution of 750 billion EUR to the European economy in 2017, a notable increase of 50 billion EUR (+>7%) compared to 2016. The nova-Institute report commissioned by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) also indicated that the bio-based industries employ 3.6 million people in […]

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Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland launched to invest in bioeconomy

Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland launched to invest in bioeconomy

August 3, 2020 |

In Switzerland, Yokogawa Electric Corporation has established Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland GmbH to build a strong base for its bioeconomy business through the provision of quick and proactive market research and development activities, and the introduction of cutting-edge biotechnologies. The new subsidiary was officially registered on June 26, and business operations will start from August. The […]

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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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