UK Industrial Strategy: An Update

12/12/2017 UK Industrial Strategy: An Update
The UK's Industrial Strategy has graduated from green to white paper, has the situation changed for the bioeconomy?

Domestic bioenergy production in the UK poses no threat to food production

08/12/2017 Domestic bioenergy production in the UK poses no threat to food production
Defra has released its latest version of ‘Crops Grown For Bioenergy in England and the UK: 2O16’

Bioeconomy Advent Calendar

01/12/2017 Bioeconomy Advent Calendar
We're looking back over an exciting year in the bioeconomy, with a new story every day until Christmas day.

H2020 DAFIA project approaches one-year anniversary

29/11/2017 H2020 DAFIA project approaches one-year anniversary
The DAFIA project, that aims to convert municipal solid waste (MSW) and residual material from fish processing into useful products, is approaching its one-year anniversary.

SuperBIO and BioBase4SME project update

23/11/2017 SuperBIO and BioBase4SME project update
As SuperBIO and BioBase4SME reach their halfway points, we discuss the services on offer in each project.

Press Release: Completion of the “Carbon Life Cycle Assessment Evidence Analysis” project

16/11/2017 Press Release: Completion of the “Carbon Life Cycle Assessment Evidence Analysis” project
Comprehensive evaluation of potential future UK bioenergy value chain greenhouse gas emissions

Recommendations to stimulate the biobased product sector

16/11/2017 Recommendations to stimulate the biobased product sector
The Biobased Products Expert Group has published a report on how to establish the sector in Europe, and criticises the EU's efforts thus far.

Ten Innovative Biobased Clothing Items

09/11/2017 Ten Innovative Biobased Clothing Items
Clothes made from novel biobased materials are becoming more widespread. Here are ten of our favourites.

Brand Perspectives on Biomaterials: Results Published

09/11/2017 Brand Perspectives on Biomaterials: Results Published
Sustainability Consult publish the results of their survey into Brand Perspectives on Biomaterials.

Acknowledgement, not Action: UK Clean Growth Strategy and the Bioeconomy

19/10/2017 Acknowledgement, not Action: UK Clean Growth Strategy and the Bioeconomy
BEIS has published its Clean Growth Strategy, but where, if anywhere, does the bioeconomy feature?

Press Release: The launch of Pilots4U heralds a boost for the bioeconomy in Europe

18/10/2017 Press Release: The launch of Pilots4U heralds a boost for the bioeconomy in Europe
Pilots4U is a European project funded by the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Press Release: Former NNFCC project wins EU Regiostars award

11/10/2017 Press Release: Former NNFCC project wins EU Regiostars award
Bio Base NWE, an EU project in which NNFCC was the UK partner, has won an EU Regiostars award for SME Innovation.

Positive Response to BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp

10/10/2017 Positive Response to BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp
BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp 2017 trained and inspired 17 enthusiastic, biobased start-ups and SMEs.

The Bioeconomy opportunity in the North of England

25/09/2017 The Bioeconomy opportunity in the North of England
North of England has potential to lead the UK's bioeconomy, government SIA finds.

Press Release - DfT announces biofuels reforms

15/09/2017 Press Release - DfT announces biofuels reforms
The DfT has announced its intention to raise the target under the RTFO, paving the way for future growth of the UK biofuels industry.

Last chance to hop on the SuperBIO experience!

29/08/2017 Last chance to hop on the SuperBIO experience!
SuperBIO: only 10 applications for new value chains left Hurry up to take advantage of SuperBIO’s funded innovation services

Promoting bio-innovation in Europe via co-funded innovation support services

26/07/2017 Promoting bio-innovation in Europe via co-funded innovation support services
For over 13 years NNFCC has been guiding organisations through the bioeconomy through market insight and value chain development.

Biomass leads the Bioelectricity Charge

19/07/2017 Biomass leads the Bioelectricity Charge
With the release of BEIS's quarterly energy statistics, where does Bioenergy fit into the overall electricity picture?

Croda’s renewable ethoxylates add another string to ethanol’s bow

22/06/2017 Croda’s renewable ethoxylates add another string to ethanol’s bow
Ethanol is already established as a biofuel, but when converted into ethylene can have a huge role to play in biobased chemicals.

Press Release: BioBase4SME announces LCA Workshop

19/06/2017 Press Release: BioBase4SME announces LCA Workshop
BioBase4SME Workshop aims to encourage SMEs to apply for Bio-Innovation Coupons for Environmental Assessements and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA).

NatureWorks Licenses Plaxica’s D-Lactic Acid Technology

14/06/2017 NatureWorks Licenses Plaxica’s D-Lactic Acid Technology
NatureWorks Licenses Plaxica’s Optipure D-Lactic Acid Process Technology to Expand its Ingeo Product Portfolio

Press Release: Ensuring Healthy AD Plants Deliver a Healthy Profit

24/05/2017 Press Release: Ensuring Healthy AD Plants Deliver a Healthy Profit
Press Release: The launch of a new service to help anaerobic digestion (AD) plant operators assess the health of their facility.

Press Release: WRAP publishes Organic Recycling Report authored by NNFCC Consultants

11/05/2017 Press Release: WRAP publishes Organic Recycling Report authored by NNFCC Consultants
New WRAP report discusses the state of the UK's Organics Recycling Sector, including Anaerobic Digestion and Composting.

Press Release: EUBCE: A Cross-Border Platform for Contacts, Knowledge, Discussion and Solutions

02/05/2017 Press Release: EUBCE: A Cross-Border Platform for Contacts, Knowledge, Discussion and Solutions
With a full agenda of horizontal topics the EUBCE is a key event for the biomass and bioenergy community.

Press Release: NNFCC publishes 4th annual Anaerobic Digestion Deployment Report

27/04/2017 Press Release: NNFCC publishes 4th annual Anaerobic Digestion Deployment Report
Press Release, 27th April 2017: NNFCC publishes fourth annual ‘AD Deployment in the UK’ report

Press Release: BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp

28/03/2017 Press Release: BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp
Press Release, March 29th, 2017: BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp

Press Release: BioBase4SME Natural Fibertastic Workshop

24/03/2017 Press Release: BioBase4SME Natural Fibertastic Workshop
Press Release, March 27th, 2017: BioBase4SME Natural Fibertastic Workshop

EUBCE Chairs Announced

13/03/2017 EUBCE Chairs Announced
Lena Ek and Henrik Ehrnrooth will co-chair the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 12-15 June 2017, in Stockholm Sweden

Press Release: NNFCC to moderate bioeconomy roundtable at FDI Expo

13/03/2017 Press Release: NNFCC to moderate bioeconomy roundtable at FDI Expo
Press release, York, 14th March 2017: NNFCC to moderate bioeconomy roundtable at FDI Expo (London 17 & 18 May)

Press Release: NNFCC Work influences National Economic Strategy

03/03/2017 Press Release: NNFCC Work influences National Economic Strategy
Press release, York, 6th March 2017: NNFCC has developed new specialty crop value chains for the Island State of Jersey.

Brand Perspectives on Biomaterials

23/02/2017 Brand Perspectives on Biomaterials
Our partners Sustainability Consult have released a survey on bio-based products, to encourage uptake of biomaterials in leading brands.

BIC General Assembly: Growing Membership Deepens Bioeconomy Cooperation

21/02/2017 BIC General Assembly: Growing Membership Deepens Bioeconomy Cooperation
A large increase in membership has solidified the Bio-based Industries Consortium as a leading driver of the European Bioeconomy.

Feed-In-Tariff Reforms: what is the future for AD?

17/02/2017 Feed-In-Tariff Reforms: what is the future for AD?
The UK Government has reformed its Feed-In-Tariff scheme to bring Anaerobic Digestion into its fold, but is this a disaster for the sector?

Boost for Biobased Products and Anaerobic Digestion following European Committee Vote

15/02/2017 Boost for Biobased Products and Anaerobic Digestion following European Committee Vote
The European Parliament's ENVI committee has voted in favour of amendments to waste and packaging directives. What does this mean for biobased products and anaerobic digestion?

European Circular Economy Action Plan - How fared its first year?

08/02/2017 European Circular Economy Action Plan - How fared its first year?
It has been just over a year since the European Commission announced its Action Plan on the Circular Economy. A lot has been proposed in the months since.

People and the Bioeconomy – Missing the Levers and Pulleys

03/02/2017 People and the Bioeconomy – Missing the Levers and Pulleys
At the NNFCC we do not believe in coincidence, but sometimes they are difficult to explain...

SuperBIO developed its first new and innovative value chains

31/01/2017 SuperBIO developed its first new and innovative value chains
SuperBIO Press Release, January 31, 2017

Bioeconomy Innovation – More than just technology development

28/01/2017 Bioeconomy Innovation – More than just technology development
At NNFCC we have proven understanding of how innovation works, and it goes far beyond technical development.

What does the UK's Industrial Strategy mean for the Bioeconomy?

27/01/2017 What does the UK
Following the UK's Industrial Strategy Green Paper, where does the Bioeconomy fit in?

RHI consultation response to impact bioenergy industry

15/12/2016 RHI consultation response to impact bioenergy industry
Press release, York, 15th December 2016

Landmark alliance launched to support the growth of the UK bioeconomy

19/10/2016 Landmark alliance launched to support the growth of the UK bioeconomy
Five established R&D centres across the UK have announced a new alliance, BioPilotsUK.

One year anniversary of RHI sustainability criteria – are you ready for your audit?

05/10/2016 One year anniversary of RHI sustainability criteria – are you ready for your audit?
Have you organised your audit yet? NNFCC can help.

SuperBIO workshops announced

26/09/2016 SuperBIO workshops announced
SuperBIO have announced a number of workshops across Europe, open to SMEs developing biobased value chains in the EU.

Agri-food industry survey - What are the Barriers and Opportunities to utilising agri-food wastes?

26/09/2016 Agri-food industry survey - What are the Barriers and Opportunities to utilising agri-food wastes?
This survey should take about 5 mins to complete.

New project BioBase4SME to boost growth in North-West Europe: NNFCC partners to provide services

26/09/2016 New project BioBase4SME to boost growth in North-West Europe: NNFCC partners to provide services
The BioBase4SME network, representing leading biobased economy experts, will advise SMEs from across North-West Europe on how to develop new ideas into marketable products.

Press Release: NNFCC partners in new €3.8 million SuperBIO project to support industrial innovation

15/08/2016 Press Release: NNFCC partners in new €3.8 million SuperBIO project to support industrial innovation
SuperBIO is a €3.8 million Horizon 2020 project, to support the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy.

What does the UK Government reshuffle mean for climate change and low carbon industry?

27/07/2016 What does the UK Government reshuffle mean for climate change and low carbon industry?
The new Prime Minister Theresa May has been busy reorganising departments and top positions in Government. How will this affect policy and impact on the renewables industry?

Is Cellulac looking to advance its PHA bioplastic platform?

15/07/2016 Is Cellulac looking to advance its PHA bioplastic platform?
Speculation is growing that Cellulac are in talks to acquire Metabolix’s PHA technology.

UK funders announce £17M of support for industrial biotechnology development

26/05/2016
A total of 16 projects have today received a share of £17M to bring innovative challenge-led biotechnology concepts to market.

Press Release: Sustainability Consult And NNFCC Launch New Bioeconomy Services

28/10/2015 Press Release: Sustainability Consult And NNFCC Launch New Bioeconomy Services
Leading bioeconomy advocates Sustainability Consult and NNFCC announced a partnership to offer new integrated consultancy services to the biobased industries.

Press Release: NNFCC teams with Inspire Biotech to increase consultancy capabilities

21/05/2015 Press Release: NNFCC teams with Inspire Biotech to increase consultancy capabilities
NNFCC and Inspire Biotech collaborate to focus on strategic bioeconomy development and industrial biotechnology.

Press Release: NNFCC and FNR agree to collaborate on Bioeconomy development

27/04/2015 Press Release: NNFCC and FNR agree to collaborate on Bioeconomy development
NNFCC and FNR have announced a partnership to collaborate on the development of the bioeconomy in the UK and Germany.

NNFCC publishes third annual ‘AD Deployment in the UK’ report

22/06/2016 NNFCC publishes third annual ‘AD Deployment in the UK’ report
NNFCC publishes third annual ‘AD Deployment in the UK’ report