The Canadian federal government launched the Innovation Superclusters Initiative. The goal is to help specific high potential Canadian economic strengths to advance technical platforms to enhance their world leadership position. The Canadian bioeconomy covers a wide range of Canadian traditional and
European Commission enhances cooperation for sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean. The sea’s biodiversity is under severe pressure with a recent report indicating that 50% has been lost in the last 50 years. In addition to
The U.S. bioeconomy takes another step forward. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $9.6 million in available funding for projects to support the development of new biobased products and biomaterials from renewable
Chicago goes green. The Retrofit Chicago Energy Challenge has now exceeded 50 million square feet with 14 additional buildings having joined the Challenge since July 2016. One of the largest voluntary energy efficiency programs in the country, the program now boasts
The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice of the UK’s resource and waste management industry, set out a number of recommendations to more closely align the planning system with the strategic objectives of the Circular Economy. “It is vital for the
Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation and Sirim Berhad introduce the Eco-Labelling Certification Scheme. Developed by Sirim, ‘Sirim Eco 001:2016 Degradable & Compostable Plastic Packaging Materials’ and ‘Sirim Eco 009:2016 Biomass Based Products for Food-Contact Applications’ are eco-label criteria that enable products
In Wales the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has re-affirmed Wales’ commitment to increasing the amount Welsh population reuse and recycle by announcing a £6.5 million fund to help the country move towards a Circular Economy.
The bioeconomy in Illinois takes a step forward. A new legislation designed to grow Illinois’ bio-based economy has been introduced: Senate Bill 1656 provides incentives to Illinois businesses to produce and sell new renewable products made from biomass and other