Bioplastics have an established market that is rapidly growing both in Europe and worldwide. In fact, BIO-TIC expects bioplastics to reach a market value of up to 6.7 BEUR in 2030. A series of regulatory developments such as plastic bag bans or plastic waste prevention targets are contributing to reinforce this trend. However, it is said that biobased plastics still need to achieve cost-competitiveness in terms of production processes and improve material properties.
Give your opinion on this and many more aspects of bioplastics development during the dedicated BIO-TIC bioplastics workshop in Brussels on 1st December 2014.
BIO-TIC is an FP7 funded project aiming to identify the hurdles to industrial biotechnology (IB) and develop solutions to overcome them in order to unlock the potential of this key enabling technology (KET) in Europe. The project more specifically focuses on five product categories which have been identified to have significant potential for enhancing European economic competitiveness and introducing cross-cutting technology ideas. The final BIO-TIC blueprint document will encompass market, R&D and non-technological aspects of IB and will feed into the EU research and innovation agenda. Do not miss out on the chance to have your say!