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  • The BIC Picture Newsletter for BIC Members – March 2016

    Table of Contents

    BIC LATEST NEWS 3

    BIC BOARD AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY 3 BIC ADMINISTRATION 7 BIC PROGRAMMING 8 BIC PUBLIC AFFAIRS & COMMUNICATIONS 9 EUROPEAN BIOECONOMY ALLIANCE 11

    BBI JU NEWS 13

    BBI JU INFO DAY & BROKERAGE EVENT 28 APRIL 2017 13

    BIC IN THE NEWS 13

    BIC PRESS RELEASE: GENERAL ASSEMBLY - GROWING MEMBERSHIP DEEPENS BIOECONOMY COOPERATION 13 THE €3.7 BILLION PARTNERSHIP HELPING EUROPEAN REGIONS ACHIEVE THEIR BIO-BASED POTENTIAL 13 CRUCIAL ROLE FOR THE REGIONS 14

    BIC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS 14

    INNOVATION BIOCAMP FOR SMES 14 FIRST EUROPEAN CERTIFICATION FOR BIO-BASED PRODUCTS 14 UPM BIOFUELS JOINS ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABLE BIOMATERIALS 14 NOVOZYMES AND LEAF RESOURCES JOIN FORCES IN THE CONVERSION OF BIOMASS TO FUNCTIONAL SUGARS 14 ALL THAT IS MADE WITH FOSSIL-BASED MATERIALS TODAY CAN BE MADE FROM A TREE TOMORROW 15 AVANTIUM IPO RAISES €103 M ON EURONEXT 15 AVANTIUM ACQUIRES LIQUID LIGHT 15 CO2 AS A RAW MATERIAL FOR PLASTICS 15 GFBIOCHEMICALS AND AMERICAN PROCESS JOIN FORCES TO CREATE INTEGRATED BIOREFINERY 15 TOTAL CORBION TO PRODUCE AND MARKET POLY LACTIC ACID POLYMERS 15 AN INTERVIEW WITH CLIB2021 16

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    BBI JU IN THE NEWS 16

    INTERVIEW PHILIPPE MENGAL: ‘KICKSTART THE BIOECONOMY’ 16 GREEN CHEMISTRY WIN MAJOR BBI JU GRANT 16

    NEWS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION 16

    INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BELL, DIRECTOR FOR BIOECONOMY AT EC DG RESEARCH & INNOVATION 16 EP VOTE ON WASTE PACKAGE: BOOST RECYCLING, CUT LANDFILLING AND CURB FOOD WASTE 16 COMMISSIONER HOGAN’S ADDRESS TO THE FORUM FOR THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE 17 HURDLES TO PPP INVESTMENTS - THIRD PILLAR OF THE INVESTMENT PLAN FOR EUROPE 17 INVESTMENT PLAN FOR EUROPE: EXTENSION JUNCKER FLAGSHIP INITIATIVE EFSI AGREED BY COUNCIL 17 NEW EU INVESTMENT INITIATIVE TO BOOST FINANCING FOR THE RURAL ECONOMY 18 CONSULTATION ON MODERNISING AND SIMPLIFYING THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY (CAP) 18

    COUNTRY NEWS 18

    FRANCE ADOPTS ITS NATIONAL BIOECONOMY STRATEGY 18 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS: NORDIC BIOECONOMY – 25 CASES FOR SUSTAINABLE CHANGE 19

    GENERAL BIOECONOMY INFORMATION 20

    IN EU5 THE BIOECONOMY IS WORTH €1.22 TRILLION EMPLOYING NEARLY 7.5 MILLION PEOPLE 20 SUPERBIO DEVELOPS NEW AND INNOVATIVE VALUE CHAINS FROM PAPER PULP, CITRUS PEEL AND CRAB WASTE 20

    OPINIONS 21 PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS COULD HELP BRIDGE EU INVESTMENT GAP 21 HOW JUS BOOST RTOS-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION & LEVERAGE PRIVATE RD&I INVESTMENTS 21 ROADMAP - THE FOREST FIBRE INDUSTRY IN 2050 21 LOOKING AHEAD WITH ADVANCED BIOFUELS 21 ELIMINATING ENERGY-RELATED CARBON EMISSIONS POSSIBLE, NEW IRENA STUDY FINDS 22

    SAVE THE DATE 22

    PLANT BASED SUMMIT 22 BBI JU OPEN INFO DAY & BROKERAGE EVENT 22 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIO-BASED MATERIALS 22 GREEN CHEMISTRY AND WHITE BIOTECHNOLOGY: INDUSTRY OF THE FUTURE 22 BIO-BASED LIVE – CREATING SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS FROM BIO-BASED INNOVATIONS 23 2017 BIO WORLD CONGRESS ON INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 23 EFIB 2017 23 H2020 BIOECONOMY DAY 24

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    BIC LATEST NEWS

    BIC Board and General Assembly

    BIC Board election

    End of January, ahead of its annual meeting, the General Assembly held an election - by written procedure - to fill half of the seats in the BIC Board which were up for a renewal – in accordance with the BIC statutes/internal rules (http://biconsortium.eu/about/governance ). Directors are elected for a period of two years and can be reelected. Following this election, the following representatives were (re)confirmed for the BIC Board of Directors: Claus Crone Fuglsang (Novozymes), Giulia Gregori (Novamont), Stefania Pescarolo (Biochemtex) and Niklas von Weymarn (Metsa) were reelected, and the former Chair Marcel Wubbolts made his reentry (now representing Corbion) whereas Krijn Rietveld - who had replaced Marcel since January 1st - secured the DSM seat on the board. The Board also welcomed new Director Camille Burel (Roquette) and warmly thanked Christine Hagström-Nasi (CLIC Innovation) and Christophe Rupp-Dahlem (Roquette) for their past contributions to the BIC Board. Mat Quaedvlieg (Sappi), who had taken over the BIC chairmanship ad interim as of January 1st, was confirmed in his role as new BIC Chairperson. The Board of Directors represents different sectors within BIC membership: Agri- & Agro-food, Chemicals & materials, Biotech & technology providers, Forest & pulp/paper, Energy & biofuels and SME clusters. Composition BIC Board as of 15 February 2017:

    Mat Quaedvlieg – SAPPI Chair

    Marcel Wubbolts, Corbion

    Krijn Rietveld, DSM Vice-Chair

    Giulia Gregori, Novamont

    Christophe Luguel, IAR Vice-Chair

    Agnes van Ardenne, Dutch Biorefinery Cluster

    Claus Crone Fuglsang, Novozymes

    Laila Rogestadt, Sodra

    Niklas von Weymarn, Metsa

    Camille Burel, Roquette

    Stefania Pescarolo, Biochemtex

    Gloria Gaupmann, Clarianr

    BBI JU Governing Board

    The Governing Board of the BBI JU is composed of 10 Board members representing equally the two BBI's Founding Members: 5 from the European Commission and 5 from the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) representing the private partner. More info Following a vote within the BIC Board, Mat Quaedvlieg, Marcel Wubbolts, Clause Crone Fuglsang, Krijn Rietveld and Christophe Luguel were appointed to represent BIC on the BBI Board. Giulia Gregori, Agnes van Ardenne and Stefania Pescarolo were appointed as Alternates and will replace Governing Board Members when they cannot attend a meeting. Approval of ‘Brand owners’ category – modification of Internal Rules

    During its annual meeting of 15 February, the General Assembly also agreed to change the ‘Internal rules’ allowing Brand owners to become full member at reduced membership fee, but without access

    http://biconsortium.eu/about/governance https://www.bbi-europe.eu/about/governing-board

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    to the activities of the Programming WG. Their application has to be approved by the BIC Board on an individual basis. A “brand owner” is a company that trades and/or commercialises a consumer good/product, regardless of where and by whom it is manufactured. A brand is a feature (name, design, symbol) that that distinguishes one product from another in the eyes of the customer. Although these companies may not develop and/or manufacture the bio-based products themselves, collaboration with brand owners is essential as they help to increase acceptance of bio-based products in market applications, to develop new applications for bio-based products, and as such, to create new markets. Participation of brand owners in BBI JU projects is seen as an advantage: by participating in consortia, they can include the development of commercial applications in the research, demo or flagship projects. This will shorten time to market for new innovative bio-based products. Brand owners wishing to influence directly the development of the annual work programme cvan still becoming a full member paying the standard membership fee. BIC budget

    The General Assembly approved the financial accounts (income/expenses) for 2016 and endorsed the BIC 2017 budget proposal. BIC member fees partly serve to cover the BIC office staffing and operational expenses. BBI running costs

    The system in place since 2015 to enable BIC payments towards BBI JU running costs thanks to all BBI beneficiaries’ contributions (calculated as 4% of attributed grant) in addition to BIC membership fees is paying off. An external contractor – FTI Consulting – has been hired to operate as ‘collecting office’ and assist BIC with the implementation. Results to-date indicate that cash was available to cover 2016 BBI JU payments and is already available to cover upcoming 2017 BBI JU payments. Appointment of consultant for the ‘BIC 2.0 project’

    Technopolis has been selected as external consultant to support the Board with the further development of the ‘BIC 2.0 project’. The consultancy company presented its project proposal to the Board meeting of 20 March, following some initial interviews of Board members. Technopolis plans to hold 3 webinars with BIC members, policy makers and key stakeholders and will develop different scenarios to ‘build the case for BIC 2.0’, to clarify the message about the mission of BIC and define key measurable outcomes and impacts to continue to attract bioeconomy investments in Europe. ‘Reduction of CO2’; ‘Circular economy jobs & growth in Europe’; ‘Crossing of boundaries between different sectors; and ‘Opportunities for new players and new areas to be competitive’ were some of the points raised during the first discussion with the BIC Board to shape the project. BIC welcomes new members

    During the Board Meetings of the 15th February and 20 March, the following new memberships were approved: New Industry Members

    • SBIOC - Spanish Bioeconomy Cluster (SME cluster, Spain) • Vertech (SME, France) • Transfurans (SME, Belgium) • Bioproton Europe Oy (SME, Finland) • Cluster Food+I (SME cluster, Spain) • Consorzio Italbiotec (SME cluster, Italy) • MICOPERI BLUE GROWTH srl (SME, Italy)

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    New Associate Members • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria) • Ayming (France) • Centexbel (Belgium) • Centro Technologico de la Energia Y El Medio Ambiente – Cetenma (Spain) • Irish Bioeconomy Association (Ireland) • Matis (