Tag: bioeconomy

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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10 bioeconomy bellwethers: earnings season reveals choppy waters in Q3 2017, bullish outlook for 2018

10 bioeconomy bellwethers: earnings season reveals choppy waters in Q3 2017, bullish outlook for 2018

November 27, 2017 |

The holiday season has arrived and earnings season too — and here are the highlights for 10 bellwether bioeconomy publicly-traded stocks. Aemetis – ethanol prices dive, but cellulosic on the way Avantium – IPO completed, Synvia next, then Zambezi BioAmber – “bumpy road continues”; cost focus, Sarnia expansion Calyxt – on track for soybean commercial […]

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Industrial biotech sector calls for an ambitious revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

Industrial biotech sector calls for an ambitious revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

November 22, 2017 |

In Brussels, on the EU Bioeconomy Policy Day, EuropaBio called for an ambitious revision of the European Bioeconomy Strategy. Such a revision would help tackle climate change and meet the needs of a growing population whilst boosting Europe’s resource efficiency, competitiveness and long-term economic growth. “To achieve this, the revision must put in place a […]

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European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto: The Digest’s Special Guide

European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto: The Digest’s Special Guide

November 22, 2017 |

“We, representatives from large and small companies, NGOs, biomass producers, regions, and academia from all over Europe as members of the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel, have prepared this manifesto based on the Building Blocks document, prepared as outcome of the Bioeconomy Stakeholders Conference under the auspices of the Dutch Presidency of the European Council in […]

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6 Degrees of Innovation: From the Playboy Mansion to a hot renewables tech in 6 steps

6 Degrees of Innovation: From the Playboy Mansion to a hot renewables tech in 6 steps

July 3, 2017 |

The sixth season of the reality show Kendra on Top commenced on the WE Network this past week, a spin-off from the Playboy Playmate reality show Girls Next Door, which ran from 2005 to 2010. With Girls Next Door, I never quite figured out if the show’s title referred to the guest house at the Playboy […]

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Responding to Trump: the new economies of Pittsburgh…and Paris and Paris and Paris

Responding to Trump: the new economies of Pittsburgh…and Paris and Paris and Paris

June 4, 2017 |

Last November, Donald J. Trump was elected President by the voters of Paris. Paris, PA, that is. It’s a suburb of Pittsburgh, as it happens. Of “I was elected by voters of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” fame.  Where Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto joined the mayors of more than 175 cities in a rebel yell that has […]

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