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The many faces of hemp

Genetically modified food

Seaweed biorefinery: much work, high hopes

Geopolitics of phosphate in a biobased economy

New vegetable oil sources for the European oleochemical industry

Food and water as geopolitical assets

Cellulose nanofibrils pave the way for biobased 3D printing

Straw, an excellent construction material

Dandelion rubber tyre developed by KeyGene, WUR and Vredestein

First generation bioethanol deserves revaluation, says nova-Institute

Bio-waste valorisation

Chitosan, a sleeping giant waiting to be woken

No neonics? And then what?

Regulatory process of insecticides: let’s apply some logic and social science

Ban neonics, or not, or something else

Bio-Lutions wins Bio-Based Material of the Year 2017 Innovation Award

Bee colony collapse: will we ever know the true causes?

Whole crop valorisation

CocoPallet: grow in niches and compete on price, says Michiel Vos

A rich harvest on genetic technology

Vertical farming

Micronutrients, small but essential

Diversity is the key to new agriculture, says Louise Vet

Fibres of the future 2: cellulosic fibres from wood

Biobased chemicals will develop beyond the obvious

Fibres of the future (1): cotton and its limits

Sustainable Timber Tower on the Rise

Bamboo, a promising feedstock

Waste is the most important biobased resource; but legal barriers abound

Cosun researches all beet pulp components

WWF: do not use wood just for energy

Cellulosic ethanol: feedstock costs predominant, sugar cane cheapest

Mining bio-ore for nickel

Algae: researchers move away from energy

Towards precision agriculture with less environmental impact

Rudy Rabbinge: genetic modification has much potential but also entails risks for world food supply and the environment

Hemp tea

Hemp, a very versatile crop

Green chemistry: towards an integration of agriculture and chemical industry

Oil-producing algae clean up waste water

New protein sources will fill the gap

Myco Design Lab: art meets industry in mycelium

Mycelium, the ultimate green material

Bioenergy: the ambitions are the problem

Ton Runneboom: major role for Europe in biobased chemical industry

Wood biorefinery has an enormous potential

Insect biorefinery: it exists, it works

Industrial sugar: major opportunities for North-western Europe

Sugar, Europe’s strength

Meat is fine! No problem for world food supply, says Rudy Rabbinge

Wood fibres stronger than steel

Design rules for the biobased industry, #2: be lean on materials flows

Thistle biorefinery to reinforce Sardinian economy

Biorefinery as the key to the circular economy

First fair-trade and climate-neutral coffee on the market

Wood biorefinery: major steps in Nordic countries

The comeback of flax and hemp

AVEBE looks for innovators

Rapeseed as a frontrunner in agricultural innovation

Seaweed is becoming big business

‘Some day, the plant might be worth more than the tomato’

Flax fibre instead of glass fibre

North-western Europe, supplier of industrial feedstock: sugar

Marc Verbruggen (Natureworks): ‘Europe has the sugar beet, the best crop for biopolymers, but does not use it.’

Biomass for industrial use: new criteria required

Energy forests are an illusion

Staatsbosbeheer: wood is competitive

The entire potato

Cosun and the unbeatable beet

Essent: important sustainability efforts from a major utility

Biogas is big in Niedersachsen

Grass, a valuable feedstock for the biobased economy

Biorefinery, a new model for farmer’s incomes

Algae thrive in the Northern part of the Netherlands

First versus second generation