Past Issues

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Issue #13 of the Bio Market Insights Quarterly. In this edition…

  • As Allbirds shoes take steps around the world, their material remains the hero.
  • What’s taking so long? Keys to turbocharging the green chemistry revolution.
  • How a unique set of building blocks have created a vibrant and growing bio-economy in Canada.
  • Going for green gold with the help of bio-based plastic used for Tokyo 2020 hockey surfaces.
  • Performance is the key as Checkerspot prepares to launch a product for the winter sports
  • The reinvention of bio-plastics: New kids on the block.
  • Inside the alliance between REG, ExxonMobil and Clariant that is revolutionising cellulosic biofuels.
  • At the HELM of the bio-based chemical ship.
  • The Port of Amsterdam as a circular hotspot: how a port speeds up the circular economy.
  • 5 Minutes With… Tineke Woort from Royal DSM.
  • State of Iowa, USA: Cultivating growth in bioprocessing.
  • The Last Word with… Thomas Kostler AKA Mr. Goodvertising.
  • And much, much more…

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Issue #12 – Winter 2018/19. Issue #12In this edition…

    • Recycled, reused or composted – Danone announce trio of actions to be fully circular by 2025.
    • Project focus: Creating high purity lignin and affordable platform chemicals from wood-based sugars.
    • The green revolution will be blue: Harvesting algae for the bio-economy.
    • Nobel nod for the green pioneer behind ‘directed evolution enzymes’.
    • Brands: A pragmatic approach to bio-based chemicals.
    • It’s official! Braskem’s carbon negative claims for its bio-based plastic are approved.
    • Bio-based a possible solution to Mastercard’s search for more sustainable bank cards.
    • The Last Word with… Sandy Marshall, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada.
    • News in brief, and much more…

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Issue #11 – Autumn / Fall 2018. In this edition…

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  • The first ‘Cotton + Corn’ shoe from Reebok’s sustainable range hits the shops.
  • Project Focus: How a bio-based solution can solve our plastic tray problem.
  • Change and continuity – the inside story of 10 years of the Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC).
  • Bad news for bio-based chemicals as EU declares that gene editing IS genetic modification.
  • Wanted! Inspirational startups for our 2019 Bio-Stars programmeat World Bio Markets.
  • How an outdoor clothing brand and the Basque cider traditionhave partnered to create natural dyes.
  • The bio-based industries within the revised bioeconomy strategy.
  • How the global heatwave harms agriculture today and creates problems for the bioeconomy tomorrow.
  • Danone, Nestlé Waters and Origin Materials add PepsiCo to partnership developing 100% bio-based bottles.
  • News in brief, and much more…

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Issue #10 – Summer 2018. In this edition…

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  • Expert View: Invest-ability of the bio-economy.
  • Who are the winners of the 2018 Bio-Based World News Awards?
  • Project Focus: How the digitalisation of bio products is boosting market connection
  • Headliner: Professor Orla Feely, Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact at University College Dublin.
  • Growing the Irish Forest Bio-economy.
  • Project Focus: Converting dairy by-products into high value bio-based chemicals in Tipperary.
  • Biomethane on Ireland’s national gas grid for first time – a first for Ireland’s bio-economy.
  • How the ButaNexT project is helping realise the dream of cost-competitive biobutanol.
  • The Last Word with, Jeremiah Dutton, Head of Sales at Trifilon.
  • News in brief, and much more…

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Issue #9 – Spring 2018.  In this edition…Bio-Based World Quarterly Issue #9 Front Cover.jpg

  • Headliner: Gabe Davies, European Surf Manager, Patagonia.
  • The ‘Model-T Ford of the biorefining industry’ that is offering huge new rewards from waste streams.
  • We need to go much further, much faster,’ in changes to packaging urges Unilever chief.
  • How TechnipFMC are using 60+ years of experience to develop a growing range of bio-based polymers.
  • Five very different ways that can help tackle the global plastic crisis.
  • BBI JU 2017 Stakeholder forum – Bringing together the bio-based community
  • Project Focus: Moving Europe’s mountain of nappies from landfill to helping create useful bio-based products.
  • Cutting the cost of biorefining with on-site enzyme production.
  • The Last Word with … Christophe Schilling, CEO of Genomatica.
  • News in brief, and much more…

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Issue #8 – Winter 2017. In this edition…

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  • How London’s coffee drinkers are helping bio-based fuel to power their buses.
  • Construction begins on first wood gasification plant in the Netherlands at the Port of Amsterdam.
  • Building the partnerships to help Europe achieve its bio-based potential.
  • Project focus: Extracting high value products from sugar beet pulp.
  • New report shines a light on the relationship between brands and bio-based materials.
  • Synthetic biology breakthrough could ignite cheaper bio-fuel production.
  • Bio-based rubber to give “optimal bounce” to official ball of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
  • The Last Word with… Tom Beardslee, Vice President of Research and Development at Verdezyne.
  • News in brief and much more…

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Issue #7 – Autumn / Fall 2017.  In this edition…Bio-Based World Quarterly 7

  • Bio-based steps up with the first-ever moulded shoe made from algae.
  • Corbion comes to the rescue of TerraVia with $20m bid
  • Procter & Gamble share fragrance ingredients as consumers push for greater transparency.
  • Iowa Seeks to Lead $250B Bio-chemical Industry with United States’ First Tax Credit
  • How Arctic Biomaterials develop composites inspired by nature.
  • In a turbulent economy, purpose not profit is business leader’s key to success states EY report.
  • From sewer to brewer,  the first beer made using recycled urine!
  • The Last Word with…Virginia Klausmeier, Founder of Sylvatex.
  • And much more…

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Issue #6 – Summer 2017. In this edition…BBWN Quarterly #6

“We have a motto to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow. We want to influence the kids today to influence the adults of the future.”

  • Just how are LEGO remaking their bricks and building sustainable citizens of the future?
  • Inside Story: Synvina – The Joint Venture of BASF and Avantium.
  • How UPM Biochemicals are maximising the opportunity found in our forests.
  • Expert View: “Now is the time to seize the bio-based opportunity!”
  • Growing plant-based footwear is “just the first step” for Reebok.
  • PepsiCo are teaming up with Danimer to move closer towards its biodegradeable packaging aims.
  • News in Brief…
  • And much, much more

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Issue #5 – Spring 2017. In this edition…BBWN #5 Magazine-1

  • “Looking good should do good too” – H&M and their new collection made from shoreline waste.
  • How NEN stimulates the growth of the industry through standards and certification.
  • The €3.7 billion partnership helping European regions achieve their bio-based potential.
  • Bio-based plastic demand continues to rise despite falling oil costs.
  • Could laser labelling be coming to a supermarket near you?
  • IKEA to make sustainability “an option for everyone” with kitchens made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Global Bioenergies swoop for Dutch conversion technology start-up Syngip.
  • The Last Word:Julia Schifter, Business Development Director at TIPA.
  • And much, much more…

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Issue #4 – Winter 2016/17. In this edition…4 Cover NEW

  • Carlsberg’s new bio-based beer bottles to ‘step up’ to sustainability targets
  • Big oil meets bio-based as Saudi Aramco buys a $100m sustainable polyol technology.
  • Country focus: Finland a world leader in the forest bio-economy.
  • Five UK R&D centres forge new alliance to support bio-economy growth.
  • DuPont and Tate & Lyle at 10; a partnership “grown past what was previously imagined.”
  • View from the USA: It’s a Whole New World with President Trump
  • The Last Word : Sophie Mather, Material Futurist at Biov8tion.
  • News in brief featuring eco-helmet, Walmart, Corbion, Total and more
  • Plus other great stories.

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Issue #3 – Autumn / Fall 2016. In this edition…

Issue #3 of Bio-Based World News

  • In this edition… 
  • San Fran enacts ban on polystyrene product sales from 2017.
  • New ways of learning for a new industry.
  • Expert View: Accelerating the impact of bio-based materials to further apparel industry sustainability.
  • Inside the Bioprocess Pilot Facility in Delft, the Netherlands.
  • Ask the industry: Frédéric Meyer, Director Strategy and Growth at TOTAL Fluides
  • Bio-based detergent launched by P&G’s Tide brand.
  • Tequila drinkers to help Ford drivers get a little more bio-based.
  • News in brief featuring Walmart, NEC, Evolva, IBM and much more…

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Issue #2 – Summer 2016. In this edition…


  • A truly green t-shirt; the world’s first made from 100% bio-based polyester.
  • How a Tetra Top bottle with bio-based plastic hits the market with JUST water.
  • 15 key recommendations for your bio-based business in 2016.
  • An in-depth look at how orange peel and Tipa is inspiring a new alternative to plastic packaging.
  • 10 Speaker Insights from Bio-Based Products and Bio-Based Chemicals World in Amsterdam.
  • The Big Interview: Caroline Laurie, Head of Sustainability at Kingfisher.
  • News in Brief: Featuring adidas, Gevo, AVA-CO2 and more.
  • And much more…

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Issue #1 – Spring 2016. In this edition…


  • How Bioserie are making child’s play of bio-based plastic
  • Verdezyne – bringing the future into focus
  • Expert view: unlocking the promise of bio-based plastics
  • The Amyris story: veterans of a new industry
  • The Big Interview: Marianna Ralli, Scientific Affairs Manager,Korres Natural Products
  • Editor’s preview: Bio-Based Chemicals World and Bio-Based Products World
  • News in Brief featuring: Jet Blue Airways, DIBBIOPACK, Corbion, the underrated Bio-Based industries and more.
  • And much more…

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