TechTour Circular dag 1 Stadhuis Gent, pitches
08:51

TechTour Circular links entrepreneurs in the biobased economy to investors

Some 40 entrepreneurs and almost twice as many investors attended the two-day Tech Tour Circular event…

Pierre Gielen

Romanian landscape
03:18

BIC Country Reports boost development of biobased industries in Europe

The demand for sustainable and circular alternatives to fossil raw materials offers opportunities for the European…

Pierre Gielen

CIrcular Valley Forum 2023
12:24

“Industries play a key role in the circular economy”

More than 1,000 visitors attended the second Circular Valley Forum held at Wuppertal's Historic Stadthalle (Germany)…

Pierre Gielen

Ltr Klaas Zijlstra, Henk Emmens, René Langevoort, Francesco Picchioni
06:42

Cescco2 to upcycle PVC with supercritical CO2

Making the PVC chain circular is coming within reach as Groningen-based start-up Cescco2 can move forward…

Pierre Gielen

Chemistry: hand holding flask and bioreactor
04:20

“We have started harvesting”

Shared Research Centre Biorizon will celebrate its 10th anniversary on 29 and 30 November with the…

Pierre Gielen

BIC Trend Report graphic
05:35

“The European bioeconomy needs faster and bolder actions”

The US, India and China are diving fully into the opportunities that biomanufacturing offers for producing…

Pierre Gielen

Rethink Waste Challenge
04:02

The human factor: a missing puzzle piece in the transition to a circular and biobased economy

Terms like 'circular economy' and 'biobased products' have nowadays become buzz words, but how far are…

Anna Celli, WUR

Inauguration of Janneke Krooneman
03:25

‘Microbiology contributes significantly to green chemistry’

In the transition to a circular, biobased economy, the worlds of chemistry and biotechnology are increasingly…

Pierre Gielen

Fraunhofer foam products
05:11

The comeback of biomaterials: a sustainable solution to conventional plastics

Biobased materials and consumer goods have long been a part of our daily lives. From the…

Dàlia Puig

Hanzehogeschool - KCBBE - DeGrowth Final Brainstorm
05:06

‘Casting a stone in the pond’

The earth is squeaking and creaking. Resources are being depleted and with an almost limitless use…

Pierre Gielen

Adv.biobased inkopen
ReThink Waste Challenge kickoff
05:45

Discussing our zero waste future with student innovators during the ReThink Waste Challenge

The student teams competing in the ReThink Waste Challenge have received essential advice from industry experts.…

Editorial office

Textile coated with PU
03:43

“Thanks to BioNIPU, we are working greener and safer than ever”

Polyurethane (PU) is a versatile family of polymers that has many applications, including in coatings for…

Hydrogel
04:10

“The time is ripe for polyASPs”

Polyacrylic acid is widely used in applications that are almost never recycled at end-of-life. This is…

Pierre Gielen

CIC opening
03:44

‘The TRL train in the Northern Netherlands can finally move ahead’

The Chemport Innovation Centre (CIC) was launched in Delfzijl, in the Northern Netherlands: a new facility…

Pierre Gielen

Biobased Circular
04:07

Bio-based raw materials as the basis for a new branch of industry

The chemical industry is facing a radical turnaround: from fossil fuels as the trusted basis for…

Pierre Gielen

ReThink Waste Challenge
02:45

Nearly 200 students from over the world join the quest for a zero-waste future with the WUR ReThink Waste Challenge

On 18 January, students will kick off the ReThink Waste Challenge, an international student competition looking…

Harm ten Napel/Wageningen University & Research

Mansuy Rocquin (Decathlon) during the Biorizon year event 2022
03:38

‘Bio-aromatics can make sportswear more sustainable’

Customers of outdoor sports brand Decathlon spend a lot of their time in nature. Sustainability is…

Pierre Gielen

CRS Moerdijk
04:45

‘The right time for chemical recycling is now’

Will industry in the Netherlands survive? With that question, employers' organisation VNO-NCW sounded the alarm this…

Pierre Gielen

Rubber
05:30

Rubber from yeast, activated carbon from plums and insoles from mycelium

The 2022 Bio-based Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E) Finals were a close call. Student teams competed…

Pierre Gielen

Living Ecosystem sep 2022
05:53

How to get the biobased transition up and running

How can we involve more people in the biobased transition and stimulate the use of biobased…

Pierre Gielen