New Method of Creating Sustainable Polymers with Biomass

Among the global businesses responsible for 55% of the world’s plastic packaging waste are both state-owned and multinational corporations, including oil, gas, and chemical companies. Currently, there are about 8% of total fossil oils used to manufacture polymers. It is predicted that this number could increase to 20% by 2050.

Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU)

A Partnership between the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the European Union will build on the success of BBI JU to advance a sustainable and competitive bio-based industry.

Can you make batteries from wood?

Batteries are a must in today's society and the demand just gets bigger. At the same time, batteries are not particularly environmentally friendly. To meet the future needs for battery capacity and reduce environmental impact, new materials and manufacturing methods are required.

Ford and McDonalds to produce bio-plastics

Ford will recycle McDonalds' coffee waste material into energy efficient car parts including durable headlamps.

Stora Enso and Valio to test biocomposite lids for dairy products

Finnsih dairy manufacturer Valio has partnered with Stora Enso to test the use of biocomposite in food packaging, in a move to reduce food waste.

Glittering sequins of wood

Research from RISE shows that it is possible to make glittering sequins from bio-based materials. 

Plastic made from fish waste

The British student Lucy Hughes has invented a plastic based on byproducts from the fishing industry that could replace the plastic in single use packaging

Slovenian KIMI d.o.o. first with a certified product


Testfakta Bio-based Europe is pleased to announce the first labelled product according to Testfakta Bio-based certification programme. Petrol Vitrex -38°, is a windscreen washer fluid based on a large proportion of renewable raw material and is produced by the Slovenian company KIMI d.o.o.

New ecolabel promotes bio-based production

Many products are made from materials originating from oil (petroleum) and other fossil resources. Testfakta Bio-based is a new environmental certification scheme, designed to encourage more consumers to opt for bio-based alternatives to conventional products. This helps to reduce climate impact and, in the long term, bring about a fossil-free society.