Bio Market Insights (BMI) is launching a new online focus to showcase and promote some the most exciting growth areas of the bioeconomy.
Our themed spotlight weeks have been designed to continue the sustainability conversation and cover a variety of industry sectors within the bioeconomy which are popular with our readers.
We always aim to ensure that the information presented in BMI comes from a range of voices. Overall, our new section hopes to bring you editorial content that will inform, inspire and empower bioeconomy professionals. Collaboration has never been more important than now.
With a mix of features, opinion pieces, information sessions and interviews, our themed weeks are an ideal opportunity for you to learn more about a particular sector from industry professionals to give you more in-depth knowledge about key industry trends.
Throughout the year we will have many themed weeks with links provided to the relevant editorial content. Including:
Week starting 18th May. Bio-based textiles week.
Fast fashion is having a real impact on our environment. However, many people are now starting to view textiles and fashion through a sustainable lens. At BMI, we are very excited to see so many stakeholders willing to take steps towards shaping conscious consumption and sustainable living.
During our spotlight on bio-based textiles week we will be looking at industry players looking to make the textiles sector more sustainable and environmentally friendly. In essence, we will promote exclusive interviews with biotechnology companies, opinion pieces from industry experts and thought-provoking features.
Read highlights of the week below.
- Spotlight on bio-based textiles: Innovation scaleup – a long and winding road
- Expert view: Will ‘greenwashing’ work out to be good for textiles?
- Spotlight on bio-based textiles: How to make sure modern slavery is not embedded in your sustainable cotton products
- Deputy editor’s view: Cleaning out one’s closet
- Spotlight on bio-based textiles: Regenerative materials sourced from plants, not petroleum-based synthetic plastics
- Spotlight on bio-based textiles: Sustainable innovation – don’t be blinkered by large brands
- Spotlight on bio-based textiles: #whatsinmyclothes – The truth behind the label
- Spotlight on bio-based textiles: Finding inspiration from nature
- Spotlight on bio-based textiles: The green evolution – non-toxic chemistry’s role in transforming textiles
- Spotlight on bio-based textiles: 5 Minutes With…Veronica Chou from Everybody & Everyone
- Spotlight on bio-based textiles: Detoxing the fashion industry… for dummies!
Week starting 29th June. Bio-based feedstock week.
Biomass is one of the most abundant resource of fixed renewable carbon on earth. It shows itself in resources such as woody crops and food crops. This enormous resource of fixed renewable carbon is an attractive feedstock-base the bio-based industry, provided this is realised in a sustainable fashion, without loss of biodiversity, not causing indirect land use change (ILUC) nor negatively affecting food security. Tapping this resource for the production of bio-based chemicals and materials, will accelerate the establishment of a bio-based industry and contributing to the sustainability goals.
BMI will take an in-depth look at alternative feedstocks, such as PHAs, PLAs and lignin, and how they are being used to decrease our dependency on fossil fuel-based materials.
Read highlights of the week below.
- Spotlight on feedstocks: Sustainable and feasible wood-based materials
- Spotlight on feedstocks: Beginning with sustainably certified feedstocks ensures biomaterials have positive impacts in a circular economy
- Spotlight on feedstocks: Field to Market and U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol team up to boost sustainable outcomes for cotton
- Spotlight on feedstocks: Origin Materials develops furan platform based on chloromethyl furfural
- Spotlight on feedstocks: Support grows for sustainable method for manufacturing composite fibreboard
- Spotlight on feedstocks: Sustainable forest management and the efficient use of wood leads to climate benefits
- Spotlight on feedstocks: Arbiom’s wood-to-food technology platform
- Spotlight on feedstocks: Carbon-loving materials designed to reduce industrial emissions
Week starting 13th July. Bio-based outdoor week. Pre-covid 19, more and more people were starting to take breaks away from the digital world and were expressing an interest in connecting with the outdoors in all its forms – from attending outdoor festivals to adventure camping and, of course, glamping. Who are the companies making in-roads in the bio-based outdoor sector? BMI analyses this question.
Week starting 17th August. Bio-based chemical recycling week. Chemical recycling is starting to be seen as a serious disrupter within the waste management sector. Chemical recycling technologies allow use of plastic waste as feedstock to produce new chemicals and plastics. Companies are developing new technologies and chemical recycling capacity to complement mechanical recycling. BMI will look at what chemical recycling is, its challenges and opportunities.
- Chemical recycling: the missing link in a closed and integrated value chain
- The future of chemical recycling in tackling plastic waste
- Chemical recycling or recovery? The circular economy hangs in the balance
- #Trending: Chemical recycling of plastics – the missing link in the puzzle to enhance plastics circularity
- Spotlight on chemical recycling: Offering a solution towards a circular economy
- Potential challenges and opportunities of using chemical recycling for plastic wastes
- Spotlight on chemical recycling: Building a circular economy for plastics requires multiple strategies and tools – advanced recycling needs to be part of that tool set
Week starting 14th September. Get ready for WBM week. A preview of all the exciting speakers and sessions of the upcoming World Bio Markets 2020 conference, taking place in Amsterdam in November.
Week starting 14th December. Bio-based Xmas week.
Are you interested on getting involved? If you feel that you would like to participate in any of these themed weeks through way of an article, please contact deputy editor Liz Gyekye via firstname.lastname@example.org