Entries close this Friday (15th February) so there is still time to showcase your product or project to our global community of bio-economy professionals AND take home a trophy from World Bio Markets 2019 in Amsterdam. We know you are busy, so we have made entering the 2019 Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards quick and easy.
Our categories are:
- Bio-Based Product of the Year
- Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the Year
- Best use of alternative feedstocks.
- Sustainability Commitment *NEW FOR 2019*
- Bio-based industry story of the year 2019 which YOU our readers vote for (and you can do below).
We have five separate awards. Size isnt important, you could be a one-person start-up, or a global multi-national. Innovation is the key. So enter today, it only takes a few minutes.
And scroll down to vote in our Bio-based industry story of the year 2019 category.
Bio-Based Product of the Year
A product currently available to purchase that is derived from plants or other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials and provides an alternative to conventional petroleum derived products. For the purpose of the awards, bio-based products do not include food, animal feed or fuel. The key is how the product improves on one derived from petroleum, sustainability is not enough, our judges will be looking for developments in price, functionality and quality. Details on how to enter and what you can win here.
2018 winner – Stora Enso – Lignin repurposed for fossil-based materials
Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the Year
An innovation involving enzymes, platform or intermediate chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks, used to produce other chemicals. It can be a breakthrough development, a new method of production, a smarter development or a new technique. The key is the innovation and the ability to display a benefit and progress for the industry long-term. Details on how to enter and what you can win here.
2018 winner – Advonex – Hydrocarbon ingredients
Best use of alternative feedstocks.
Using alternative feedstocks is normally more than just changing the raw materials. It can require new supply and preparation infrastructure, fresh growing and harvesting techniques, new chemical processing technologies or access to new partnerships. For this category a feedstock is defined as any renewable, biological material that can be converted. The use will focus on research, development, demonstration and of course innovation and will likely feature robust partnerships. Details on how to enter and what you can win here.
2018 winner – Enerkem – Non-recyclable waste converted into fuels and chemicals
Sustainability Commitment *NEW FOR 2019*
Honours brands that have made a major change to how they source and manufacture their products. Whether you are big or small, change is never easy. This rewards consumer facing brands that have striven to make their supply chains greener in the past twelve months by replacing petro-based chemicals or materials with bio-based or sustainable alternatives. A particular focus will also be placed on how these updated products are marketed and sold.
Bio-based industry story of the year 2019 – VOTING NOW CLOSED.
Voted for by, you our readers selected from the top ten stories of 2018.
Read all about them, in no particular order…
Our expert panel includes:
- Dr Michal Kolk, Partner Arthur D. Little (ADL)
- Marcel van Berkel, CEO,VanBerkel Consultancy
- Cynthia A. Phillips, Ph.D. , Founder & CEO, Chief Creative Officer, The Disruptive Factory
- Jo Anne Shatkin, Ph.D., President, Vireo Advisors, LLC
- Melanie Williams, Director, Melanie Williams Consulting
- Bridgett Luther, Co-Founder Disruptor, The Disruptive Factory
Entries open: Monday 21st January.
Deadline for entries: Friday 15th February
Shortlist announced: Monday 25th February.
Winners announced and trophies awarded on April 2nd at World Bio Markets 2019 in Amsterdam.