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FAPESP and BE-Basic issue new call for proposals

The State of São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP (Brazil), and the BE-Basic Foundation, issue the fourth call for joint proposals according to the FAPESP/BE-Basic Memorandum of Understanding and invite interested researchers that are associated to higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo to submit joint research proposals together with researchers in the BE-Basic Consortium.

Launch of the 1st annual Global Biobased Business competition (G-BiB), 31 October 2016

The first annual Global Biobased Business competition (G-BiB), an initiative of the BioInnovation Growth mega-Cluster (BIG-C), is now open for registration. The competition is for Master and PhD students in Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil. The objective of G-BiB is to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation producing a biorenewable chemical, material and/or fuel product. 

The competition will allow teams, with a minimum of 2 Master/PhD students from universities and universities of...

Unlocking the Brazil potential for Biojet fuel production – roadmap to deliver over 25 Million ton sustainable aviation and marine fuels

Campinas, 18 October 2016 – Industrial and academic partners of Brazil and The Netherlands agreed to join forces in defining the most effective path to produce sustainable advanced biofuels. 

Over 100 representatives of industry and public institutes participated in the workshop, coordinated by professors Telma Franco (UNICAMP) and Luuk van der Wielen (TU Delft). The workshop was  organised as part of the Agropolo Campinas-Brasil initiative to build a roadmap aiming to double Sao...

IB01x Industrial Biotechnology course starting soon!

New course starts 12th October 2016

MOOC Industrial Biotechnology

New course starts October 2016

Winners of TU Delft student competition ‘Biorefinery for Sustainable Biofuels & Biochemicals’ announced at World Port Centre in Rotterdam

6 July 2016, Delft – On 1st of July, the finals of the yearly LST MSc Design competition took place at World Port Centre in Rotterdam. Each year the student teams tackle a realistic business case to put science in the context of application. This year 5 student teams from TU Delft designed a biorefinery for sustainable biofuels and biochemicals starting with wood pellets and based on processes with high TRL (Technology Readiness Level). The competition was organized in cooperation with Port of...

Winners of TU Delft student competition ‘Low-cost design and production of MenB vaccine’ announced at Intravacc in Bilthoven

6 July 2015, Delft – On the 30th of June, the finals of the yearly LST MSc Design competition took place at Intravacc in Bilthoven. Each year the student teams tackle a realistic business problem/opportunity. This year 5 student teams from TU Delft competed to solve the Intravacc business case. The competition was organized in cooperation with Intravacc, TU Delft and BE-Basic Foundation. The winning team (Maria Pereira Goncalves, Louis Christiaan Kuijpers, Maaike Voskamp, Lenno van den Berg...

Agropolo Campinas sets example for Bioeconomy innovation aiming to half emissions and double income in 2050

Campinas, 28 June 2016 – Today, industry and research institutes agreed in Campinas to jointly develop ambitious plans to produce more added values products in the food, health, agricultural and chemical sectors. The plans for this acceleration to a biobased economy should double the GDP by 2050 and half the GHG emissions in the State of Sao Paulo.

Report shows bioenergy can support food security and sustainable development

OAK RIDGE, June 14, 2016 – Bioenergy development and food security can be simultaneously improved, contrary to the popular belief that biofuels displace food crops, according to a report released today by an international, multidisciplinary team of experts from 10 institutions.

Building blocks for the synthesis of bio-plastic have been found safe

BE-Basic Foundation is a public-private partnership that develops industrial biobased solutions to build a sustainable society.  The  consortium aims to find new ways to produce chemicals from biological materials. But are these "green" chemicals as safe as the substances that they should replace? Researchers at the Vrije University have made a major step in the ecological risk assessment of biochemicals. The results were recently published in the journal Green...

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