In December 2017, the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) approved the cSBO project SPICY, which stands for “Sugar-based chemicals and Polymers through Innovative Chemocatalysis and engineered Yeast”. With a subsidy of over 2.5 million euro from the budget for cluster projects, a consortium consisting of KULeuven, UGent, UHasselt, VITO, VIB and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant will work on the development of a technology platform for the valorisation of sugar.
Have you brought, or are you looking to bring a bio-based, biorefinery or biotechnology innovation process towards commercialisation? We need your input to improve equipment and service provision in this important area! Pilots4U is seeking your help in participating in a short survey designed to gather information about the type of equipment and services […]
Do you have pilot and demonstration infrastructure relevant for the bioeconomy that is not yet included in the Pilots4U database? Pilots4U, a network of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities, is compiling a database on bioeconomy pilot-scale equipment hosted at open access facilities across the EU.
Loudly encouraged by 700 attendees, Flemish Minister for Innovation Philippe Muyters, Ghent’s Alderman for Innovation Christophe Peeters and CEO Wim Soetaert rode a cycling race to start up a
new investment at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant. East Flemish Deputy Martine Verhoeve fired the starting gun and Agnes Lindemans of the European Commission assured fairplay during this festive cycling race.
CO2PERATE, a project focusing on the discovery of new technologies to transform waste CO2 into formic acid has been approved. The CO2PERATE project (2.6 million euro) is funded by the Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen (VLAIO), and supported by Catalisti, the spearhead cluster for chemistry and plastics. The discovery of efficient technologies that enable the use of CO2 as a starting material for chemical synthesis is one of the biggest scientific challenges of our time.
Feeling inefficient as a start-up or SME on the way to turn your bio business barriers into successful innovation? Feeling still confused when it comes to Business Plan Development, Market Research, Life Cycle Assessment, Social Acceptance and Feedstock analysis? We picked three high-level experts for a one-hour webinar to give you a first understanding of […]
The DAFIA project, a Horizon 2020 project that aims to convert municipal solid waste (MSW) and residual material from fish processing into useful products, is approaching its one-year anniversary. To mark the occasion, the third meeting of the DAFIA consortium will be held in Copenhagen …
In this project focusing on the production of cosmetic ingredients from renewable resources, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant provided valuable input for the business plan.
On September 11th and 12th the official kick-off was held for the Afterlife project in Bari, Italy. Scientists at companies and research institutes will be cooperating for the next four years to find an integrated solution for the recovery and conversion of relevant fractions from wastewater.
Pilots4U is a European project funded by the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The purposes of the project is to map open access pilot and demo-infrastructures across Europe, to help companies and research institutions operating in the bioeconomy gain easier access to testing facilities to bring their ideas from development to market.
Bio Base NWE project wins RegioStars Award 2017 Brussels, October 10th, 2017 at 9 pm, from left to right: Corina Crețu (EU Commissioner), Lieve Hoflack (Project Manager), Wim Soetaert (CEO Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant), Anne Wetzel (Director of the EU department of the Hauts-de-France Region), Lambert van Nistelrooij (MEP) The Bio Base NWE project, coordinated by Bio Base Europe […]
and help Bio Base NWE win the Public Choice Award at the RegioStars Award ceremony
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant coordinates the BioBase4SME project offering bio-innovation support for entrepreneurs thoughout North-West Europe. The BioBase4SME project organised a first successful Innovation Biocamp, twenty participants from seventeen selected North-West European start-ups and young SMEs gathered in Yorkshire (UK) from 23-28th July 2017.
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is proud to announce that the Bio Base NWE project has been selected as a finalist for the RegioStars Award 2017 in the category ‘Smart Specialisation for SME Innovation’.
ERDF Flanders and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) signed an agreement for an investment of €9,36 million within the framework of the IMPACT project.
EFRO Vlaanderen en Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) ondertekenden een overeenkomst voor een investering van 9,36 miljoen EURO in het kader van het IMPACT project.
The BioBase4SME project (co-financed by Interreg NWE), offering bio-innovation support for SMEs, herewith announces its LCA Workshop hosted by the Brussels Greentech Cluster (Brussels, Belgium) on Wednesday June 28th, 2017.
ReSolve, a €4.3 million EU project focused on replacing traditional, fossil-based solvents, was officially launched Thursday June 15. Led by the University of York, the project consortium is comprised of 11 partners from 5 different countries.
The BioBase4SME project is now providing start-up companies working in the bioeconomy with €7,000 worth of specialist training, fully funded by the project. An intensive, week-long Innovation Biocamp will give these companies the tools they need to commercialise their idea and grow their company. The training culminates in a live pitch to investors.
The BioBase4SME project (co-financed by Interreg NWE), offering bio-innovation support for SMEs, herewith proudly announces its Natural Fibertastic Workshop hosted at the Natural Fiber Application Center (NAC, The Netherlands) on April 5th, 2017.
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SuperBIO is an innovation project (Horizon2020) supporting SMEs in the bio-based economy. SuperBIO aims to bring new cross-border and cross-sectoral industrial value chains closer to the market. SMEs can receive professional innovation services 75% funded by SuperBIO. It has a fast and efficient submission and evaluation procedure. Since its start in summer 2016, the project […]
DuPont Industrial Biosciences has been awarded a grant from the European Commission to demonstrate high-efficiency enzyme production to increase biogas yields as part of the DEMETER project, funded from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program.
Workshop on New Solutions for Biobased Painting, organised through the Interreg NWE project BioBase4SME Boosting growth for biobased SMEs and Start-ups in North-West Europe DOWNLOAD the full PRESS RELEASE here DOWNLOAD the Workshop PROGRAM here On Tuesday 31 January 2017, the workshop entitled ‘New Solutions for Biobased Painting’ will take place at the UniLaSalle campus in […]
Brussels, Belgium, January 16, 2017– The European Union (EU) has awarded the international NanoPack consortium €7.7 million to develop and demonstrate a solution for extending food shelf life by using novel antimicrobial surfaces. CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the full text of the PRESS RELEASE The three-year project is aimed at demonstrating, validating and testing food-packaging […]
Vlaanderen profileert zich als topregio voor bio-economie op EFIB-congres Glasgow Brussel, 14 oktober 2016 – Zowat tien procent van de productie van de Vlaamse industrie is vandaag bio-gebaseerd. Het komt er nu op aan de hoge specialisatiegraad van de industriële biotechnologie in Vlaanderen verder te ontwikkelen en zo het economisch potentieel ten volle te benutten. […]
The European Commission has launched through its INTERREG NWE Programme a three-year project “BioBase4SME” to further support the development of the biobased economy in North West Europe (NWE). The €5.83 million project will help start-ups and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to overcome technological and non-technological barriers on their path to turn biobased research into commercial innovation. BioBase4SME offers training, innovation biocamps, workshops and innovation coupons worth up to €100.000. The BioBase4SME partnership includes eight organisations from six different countries.
SmartPilots, an INTERREG Europe project co-funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF), brings together six leading European Shared Pilot Facilities (SPF) specialized in the Key Enabling Technology ‘Industrial Biotechnology’ and bioeconomy, with the aim to discuss and share best funding and operating practices and improve policies in support of such facilities. Enhanced support for Shared Pilot Facilities should substantially improve Europe’s sustainable innovation capacity and is a crucial element in dealing with societal challenges such as developing a sustainable, innovative and knowledge-based economy in Europe, creating jobs and meeting climate targets.
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and BioBase4SME will be represented at and involved in EFIB 2016 in several ways: PLENARY TALK: BioBase4SME Project Manager Dr. Lieve Hoflack will give a plenary talk @ EFIB 2016 entitled: ‘Progress in innovative plants that have received support from BioBase4SME’ Timing: Day 1 – Track C ‘Innovation’ – 3.45pm More […]
SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding programme. The € 3.8 million project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. It therefore engages with the EU bio-based business community. The project provides 10 different types of innovation services to third party SMEs which are funded by the […]
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant proudly announces the launch of the BIO-HArT project. Within this INTERREG Flanders – Netherlands project, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant will further develop its expertise and pilot infrastructure with regard to lignin and carbohydrate extraction from locally available biomasses. Prototypes will be further converted by the partners and/or […]
10.02.2016. The INTERREG Europe monitoring committee has conditionally approved 64 projects out of 261 applications received in the first call for proposals. SmartPilots, to be led by Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, is one of the approved projects. The project’s objective is to improve regional policies in support of shared pilot facilities to increase their […]
Bio Base NWE, a three-year project co-financed by the INTERREG IVB programme of the European Union, has come to an end and proudly presents its results. This network of biobased economy experts advised over 500 small and medium enterprises (SME’s) to facilitate innovation and business development in biobased technologies and to stimulate the growth of the biobased economy in Northwest Europe (NWE).
Recently, the seven project partners launched the new Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) demonstration project entitled ‘PULP2VALUE’ in Roosendaal, The Netherlands. Led by agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun, this 4-year project aims to demonstrate an integrated and cost-effective cascading biorefinery system to refine sugarbeet pulp and isolate high value products for a great variety of end products including detergents, paints, coatings and composites but also for applications in the personal care, oil and gas industry.
IB2Market, a public project funded by the European Union, brought a number of new-to-market and biobased molecules to the market. Several new types of bio-surfactants and specialty carbohydrates like Sophorose and Human Milk Sugars are now commercially available.
Today the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) launched a €6 million project entitled CARBOSURF with the aim to develop new processes and solve bottlenecks in the fermentative production of biobased biosurfactants and specialty carbohydrates. The new three-year project brings together 11 partners from 4 European countries: Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs), an open innovation pilot plant, four biotech SMEs and three large industries. The project received funding through the first call of the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Over 500 people have gathered today at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant to celebrate the 5th anniversary of this pilot facility for biobased processes and products. During the celebration, Minister Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy and Innovation has inaugurated two new 15.000 Liter bioreactors. These new bioreactors form a significant extension of the innovation and demonstration infrastructure of the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant.
Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables has become the first in the world to produce biofuel capable of powering cars from residues of the whisky industry. It now plans to build a production facility in central Scotland after manufacturing the first samples of bio-butanol from the by-products of whisky fermentation.
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP), a leading pilot plant for bio-based products and processes located in the port of Ghent, has been recognised by the French Government as a research facility. French companies making use of the services of Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant can consequently obtain a tax credit of up to 30% on the invoice. The outsourced work must, however, come within the scope of Research and Development activities, or be linked to Innovation. Bio Base NWE previously announced that it would award innovation coupons up to €30,000 to innovative companies wishing to carry out tests at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant. Cooperation with BBEPP is consequently now becoming of great interest to French companies, particularly French SMEs.
Xylophane has recently entered a cooperation with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Belgium with the aim of scaling up its xylan production to ton scale.
In November a test process was conducted during which Xylophane’s xylan production process was verified at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant’s pilot site. The next step is to procure complementary process equipment and to adapt the available systems in preparation for ton-scale xylan production campaigns. The plan is to implement the first ton-scale production campaign in 2015.
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, a pilot plant for biobased products and processes located in the port of Ghent (Belgium) was selected by the European Commission as a demonstrator multi-KETs pilot line. KETs or Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are considered to directly or indirectly stimulate Europe’s competitiveness and generate jobs, growth and wealth in the economy. Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is a European front runner in terms of industrial biotechnology, one of the six European KETs.