Bio-Based World News
Bio-Based World News is your new dedicated guide to the latest news and essential business developments for bio-based chemicals and products. Launched in October 2015, we cover the projects, policies and personalities shape the future of bio-based industry and give you the intelligence and insight you need to succeed.
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University of Amsterdam
The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) performs internationally recognized chemistry research, curiosity driven as well as application driven. This is done in close cooperation with the chemical, flavour & food, medical and high-tech industries. Research is organised into four themes: Sustainable Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and Molecular Photonics. HIMS is part of the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. 50% of its staff are postdoctoral researchers and PhD students – who get well trained for a future career in science or industry. HIMS has an extensive fleet of high quality analytical instrumentation. HIMS offers companies, in particular SME's, unique access to this infrastructure, scientific software and related know-how. HIMS scientists are always open to consider new collaborations and partnerships.
European Bioplastics is the European association representing the interests of the industry along the entire bioplastics value chain. Its members produce, refine, and distribute bioplastics, i.e. plastics that are either bio-based, biodegradable, or both.
FlandersBio is the networking organisation and the engine for the life sciences driven network economy in Flanders (Belgium) – with currently more than 300 members. FlandersBio supports and facilitates the sector’s sustained development to ensure that it remains a strong driver of economic growth in the region. FlandersBio can assist you in finding your partner within the network of Flemish life sciences actors, e.g. life sciences companies, Venture Capitalists, research organizations, subsidy agencies, etc.
FlandersBio is together with VIB, FIT and IWT a proud member of the Flanders Welcome Team- Life Sciences.
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
The focus of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is to help Ontario and Canada become a globally recognized leader in taking sustainable feedstock, such as agricultural and forestry by-products and wastes, and turning these renewable resources into energy and value-added chemicals for use in applications ranging from construction to automotive parts.
As the sector association of the biotechnology industry, BIO Deutschland has set itself the objective of supporting and promoting the development of an innovative economic sector based on modern biosciences. The Berlin-based association currently has 300 members.
Cheese, wine, beer and bread, but also cancer drugs, pregnancy tests, laundry detergents and jeans: all of these products contain biotechnology.
reChem Labs was founded with the purpose of expanding research available on research compounds not quite yet understood. Due to the unreliability of the industry, we've felt it to be necessary to put forward a trustable website providing these research products. It's important to note that reChem Labs is not a pharmacy, and strictly forbids consumption of any of the products.
The Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI)
The Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI) promotes the collective interests of the chemical industry in the Netherlands by means of consultations, information meetings and recommendations. The VNCI acts on behalf of the entire sector as a central contact point and undertakes activities that have a positive impact on the image of the chemical industry.
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
Cefic is the forum and the voice of the chemical industry in Europe. Cefic is a committed partner to EU policymakers, facilitating dialogue with industry and sharing our broad-based expertise. We represent 29,000 large, medium and small chemical companies in Europe, which directly provide 1.2 million jobs and account for 14.7% of world chemical production. Based in Brussels since our founding in 1972, we interact every day on behalf of our members with international and EU institutions, non-governmental organisations, the international media, and other stakeholders.
SusChem is the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. It was created in 2004 as a joint initiative between Cefic, DECHEMA, EuropaBio, GDCh,ESAB and RSC with the main objective to revitalise and inspire European chemistry and industrial biotechnology research, development and innovation in a sustainable way. It is a forum that brings together industry, academia, governmental policy groups and the wider society.
SusChem’s priority areas include: Catalysis, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Materials for Energy, Sustainable Bioeconomy and Water.
LGCA - Lombardy Green Chemistry Association
Established in 2013 on the initiative of the Regional Government, LGCA is intended to promote the development of bioeconomy and green economy in Lombardy. The Cluster links all major players and represents the ideal access point for all foreign partners interested in fostering their cooperation with Lombardy.