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 Edible Oil Associations

ABIOVE – Associcae Brasileira das Industrias de Oleos Vegetais

Represents the vegetable oil industries, cooperates with the Brazilian government as regards policies related to this sector, promotes Brazilian products, supports its members, generates statistics and prepares sectorial studies.

Visit: ABIOVE – Associcae Brasileira das Industrias de Oleos Vegetais

ACI – American Cleaning Institute

Represents producers of household, industrial and institutional cleaning products, their ingredients and finished packaging; oleochemical producers; and chemical distributors to the cleaning product industry.

Visit: ACI – American Cleaning Institute

AFOA – American Fats and Oils Association

Works to improve trade relations in the oils and fats industry around the world.

Visit: AFOA – American Fats and Oils Association

AFOEX – Asociación Nacional de empresas para el Fomento de las Oleaginosas y su Extracción

AFOEX – Asociación Nacional de empresas para el Fomento de las Oleaginosas y su Extracción is Spain's national association of companies for the promotion of oilseeds and oil extraction. It is an independent apolitical and non-profit professional organization present throughout the Spanish territory.

Visit: AFOEX – Asociación Nacional de empresas para el Fomento de las Oleaginosas y su Extracción

AHDB – Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain and managed as an organisation independent of both commercial industry and of government. Its purpose is to inspire UK farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Visit: AHDB – Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

ANIAME

ANIAME represents the Mexican oils, edible fats and vegetable proteins industry.

Visit: ANIAME

AOCS – American Oil Chemists’ Society

Advances the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants and related materials, providing current and emerging information, disseminating research results in oils, fats, lipids, proteins, surfactants and related materials through its meetings, publications and web presence.

Visit: AOCS – American Oil Chemists’ Society

AOF – Australian Oilseeds Federation

Established in 1970 to represent the common interests of all Australian oilseed industry participants and to promote the development, expansion and improvement of Australian oilseed production.

Visit: AOF – Australian Oilseeds Federation

AOMG – Asean Oleochemical Manufacturers Group

Represents the oleochemical industry and seeks to promote the formation of reliable and responsible production of oleochemicals without prejudicing normal competition between companies and countries.

Visit: AOMG – Asean Oleochemical Manufacturers Group

APAG – European Oleochemicals and Allied Products Group

Provides a forum on statistical, technical, analytical and regulatory matters and other topics of common concern to members.

Visit: APAG – European Oleochemicals and Allied Products Group

APC – American Peanut Council

A US organisation that represents all segments of the peanut industry, including growers, shellers, manufacturers, brokers, international companies and more. For more information.

Visit: APC – American Peanut Council

APCC – Asian Pacific and Coconut Community

Promotes, coordinates and harmonises all activities of the coconut industry and aims to improve the socio-economic conditions of all stakeholders of the coconut industry in member countries, particularly small coconut farmers.

Visit: APCC – Asian Pacific and Coconut Community

APSEA – All Pakistan Solvent Extractors’ Association

All Pakistan Solvent Extractors’ Association is a representative body, which takes care the interest of the extractors and coordinates their problems with the federal and provincial government agencies to resolve them.

Visit: APSEA – All Pakistan Solvent Extractors’ Association

ASA – American Soybean Association

Provides a voice for farmers, members and delegates by testifying before Congress, lobbying Congress and the Administration, contacting members and meeting with the media.

Visit: ASA – American Soybean Association

ASAGA – Asociacion Argentina de grasa y Aceites

Brings together experts, professionals, specialists, researchers, institutions and companies in the oils and fats trade from across Argentina.

Visit: ASAGA – Asociacion Argentina de grasa y Aceites

ASSITOL – Associazione Italiana dell’Industria Olearia

Assitol - Italian Association of the Oil Industry represents and protects the industrial companies that operate in the oil and oil-derived products in the various national, European and international branches.

Visit: ASSITOL – Associazione Italiana dell’Industria Olearia

CCC - Canola Council of Canada

The Canola Council is the first industry association in Canada to encompass all links in the value chain. Its mission is to advance the growth and profitability of the canola industry based on innovation, sustainability, resilience and the creation of superior value for a healthier world.

Visit: CCC - Canola Council of Canada

CCS - Czech Chemical Society

The Czech Chemical Society (CCS) is a professional, voluntary organisation of citizens with its chosen focus on chemistry and its related fields. It conducts scientific, training and consulting activities and works to promote Czech scientific achievements in the field of chemicals.

Visit: CCS - Czech Chemical Society

CIARA – Argentina Oilseed Industry Commercial Chamber

Protects and promotes the interests of the oilseed processing industry in Argentina.

Visit: CIARA – Argentina Oilseed Industry Commercial Chamber

CMC – Commodity Markets Council

A leading trade association for commodity futures exchanges and their industry counterparts.

Visit: CMC – Commodity Markets Council

COCERAL

COCERAL is the European association representing the trade in cereals, rice, feedstuffs, oilseeds, olive oil, oils and fats and agrosupply.

Visit: COCERAL

COPA - Canadian Oilseed Processors Association

COPA is a federally incorporated non-profit industry association that works in partnership with the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) to represent the interests of oilseed processors in Canada.

Visit: COPA - Canadian Oilseed Processors Association

Copa-Cogeca

COPA-COCEGA represents farmers and agri-cooperatives in the EU.

Visit: Copa-Cogeca

CRA – Corn Refiners’ Association

CRA represents the corn refining industry of the United States. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fibre.

Visit: CRA – Corn Refiners’ Association

DGF - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft

The DGF is the German network for the science and technology of fats, oils and lipids. It brings together science, technology and business professionals to promote practical and scientific research, improve training and facilitate the exchange of information.

Visit: DGF - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft

EFPRA – European Fat Processors and Renderers Association

Europe’s leading authority on the use, value and bio-security of edible animal fats and meat industry by-products.

Visit: EFPRA – European Fat Processors and Renderers Association

EOA - European Oilseed Alliance

The European Oilseed Alliance (EOA) represents the EU oilseed sector and makes its voice heard at the EU level. EOA brings together the oilseed producing organisations from the main European producing countries (Germany, France, UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland and Belgium). Its members currently represent 90% of the EU oilseed production.

Visit: EOA - European Oilseed Alliance

EPOA – European Palm Oil Alliance

Founded to create a platform for palm oil-related issues and discussions. Its goal is to create a balanced and objective view on health and nutritional aspects of palm oil, by providing science-based information, rebalancing the discussion around the health and nutritional facts about palm oil and communicating on industry commitments. EPOA is committed to sustainable palm oil production.

Visit: EPOA – European Palm Oil Alliance

ETL – Elintarviketeollisuusliitto

ETL – the Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation represents the interests of the food and drink industry in Finland.

Visit: ETL – Elintarviketeollisuusliitto

Euro Fed Lipid – European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids

A federation of 13 scientific associations concerned with lipids, fats and oils that represents 2,000 individuals and companies. It aims to further lipid science and technology and the cooperation and exchange of ideas between scientists and technologists at European level.

Visit: Euro Fed Lipid – European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids

Fedepalma – National Federation of Oil Palm Growers of Colombia

A business and trade organisation for the oil palm agroindustry in Colombia that defends the interests of oil palm growers.

Visit: Fedepalma – National Federation of Oil Palm Growers of Colombia

FEDIOL – EC Seed Crushers and Oils Processors Federation


Represents the European Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry in Europe. Its members purchase and transport seeds and oils, crush oilseeds into crude oils and meals, refine and transform crude oils and fats of vegetable or animal origin, sell oils in bulk and in bottles for the food, feed and energy markets, and meals for the feed market. It represents 85% of the European market and its combined membership comprises more than 150 facilities over Europe.

Visit: FEDIOL – EC Seed Crushers and Oils Processors Federation

FEFAC – European Feed Manufacturers Federation

FEFAC represents the European Compound Feed Industry and is the only independent spokesman at the level of the European Institutions and FEFAC observer status in CODEX Alimentarius. Its membership consists of 24 national associations in 23 EU member states.

The European compound feed industry employs over 110,000 persons on approximately 4,000 production sites – often in rural areas – which offer few employment opportunities. Farm animals in the EU consume an estimated 470M tonnes/year of feed, of which about 30% is produced by the compound feed manufacturers. Turnover of the European compound feed industry in 2013 is estimated at €55bn.

Visit: FEFAC – European Feed Manufacturers Federation

FOP – French Union of Oilseed and Protein Crops Producers

FOP is the French trade association for oilseed and protein crop producers.

Visit: FOP – French Union of Oilseed and Protein Crops Producers

FOSFA – Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Association

A professional international contract issuing and arbitral body concerned exclusively with the world trade in oilseeds, oils and fats with over 1,000 members in 84 countries. Internationally, 85% of the global trade in oils and fats is traded under FOSFA contracts.

Visit: FOSFA – Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Association

FPRF – Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, Inc

Established in 1962 to serve the rendering and associated industries. The FPRF’s purpose is to provide an institution that will direct and manage a research process, resulting in an enhanced current usage – and the development of new uses – for rendered animal products, thus providing added value to all animal production.

Visit: FPRF – Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, Inc


GCIRC – Groupe Consultatif International de Recherche Sur le Colza/ International Consultative Group for Research on Rapeseed

Develops scientific and technical research as well as studies and experiments concerning the improvement of rapeseed and its processed products from agronomic, technology and food perspectives. Ensures close links between researchers.

Visit: GCIRC – Groupe Consultatif International de Recherche Sur le Colza/ International Consultative Group for Research on Rapeseed

GERLI - Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche en Lipidomique

The Research Group on Lipidomics GERLI (Groupe d'Etude et de Recherche en Lipidomique) is a scientific society with an advisory board, created in 1978, and one of the thematic groups of the French Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Société Française de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire, SFBBM). 

Visit: GERLI - Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche en Lipidomique

GROFOR

GROFOR – the German association of wholesale traders in oils, fats and oil raw materials – has a membership including traders, producers, promoters, agents and service providers from all over Europe.

Visit: GROFOR

IARBO – International Association of Rice Bran Oil

IARBO is a non-profit organisation working to establish an international scientific standard for rice bran oil and to promote the associated industry.

Visit: IARBO – International Association of Rice Bran Oil

IFFO – The Marine Ingredients Organisation

IFFO is the international not for profit organisation that represents and promotes the fishmeal, fish oil and wider marine ingredients industry worldwide.  IFFO works to strengthen the global standing of the industry, while ensuring sustainable future supplies worldwide.

With a network of members reaching across 60 countries, its members account for over 50% of world production and 75% of the fishmeal and fish oil traded worldwide. While these products are the core of our industry, recent years have seen a widening to include marine algae cultivation and the production of meal and oil from krill.

Visit: IFFO – The Marine Ingredients Organisation

IMACE - European Margarine Association

Founded in 1958 and based in Brussels, IMACE, the European Margarine Association, represents margarine manufacturers, producing both for retail and business to business (B2B) sectors throughout Europe.

Visit: IMACE - European Margarine Association

IOC – International Olive Council

Brings together olive oil and table olive producing and consuming stakeholders.

Visit: IOC – International Olive Council

IOPEPC – Indian Oilseeds and Produce Export Promotion Council

Promotes various oilseeds and oils in India. Its membership includes manufacturer-exports, merchant-exporters, traders, brokers and service providers, such as freight brokers, superintendents, surveyors, commission agents, fumigators etc.

Visit: IOPEPC – Indian Oilseeds and Produce Export Promotion Council

ISA – International Sunflower Association

An international association made up of individual people or legal bodies interested in promoting research and developing sunflower production. It aims to improve international cooperation on the agronomic, breeding, technical and nutritional levels and to ensure close links between research and workers.

Visit: ISA – International Sunflower Association

ISOA - International Sunflower Oil Association

ISOA is an international non-profit organisation, aimed at promoting international tradof sunflower oil. The organisation plans realising both scientific and trading levels of sunflower oil promotion.

Visit: ISOA - International Sunflower Oil Association

ISPO – Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil

The Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil system aims to encourage the competitiveness of Indonesian palm oil, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and draw attention to environmental issues.

Visit: ISPO – Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil

Liprobel – Lipids and Protein Belgium

Liprobel represents the interests of Belgian producers of vegetable oils and proteins and refined animal fats. 

Visit: Liprobel – Lipids and Protein Belgium

MOSTA – Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Oil Technologists’ Association

An association of scientists, technologists and other professionals involved in oils and fats science, technology and commerce in Malaysia.

Visit: MOSTA – Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Oil Technologists’ Association

MPOA – Malaysian Palm Oil Association

Aims for the long-term profitability and growth of the Malaysian palm oil industry and other plantation crops, including oil palm, rubber, coconut, sugarcane, cocoa, tea, banana and pineapple.

Visit: MPOA – Malaysian Palm Oil Association

MPOB – Malaysian Palm Oil Board

Malaysia’s government agency, which serves the country’s oil palm industry. It promotes and develops national objectives, policies and priorities for the wellbeing of the Malaysian oil palm industry.

Visit: MPOB – Malaysian Palm Oil Board

MPOC – Malaysian Palm Oil Council

Promotes the market expansion of Malaysian palm oil and its products by enhancing the image of palm oil and creating better acceptance of palm oil through awareness of various technological and economic advantages, and environmental sustainability.

Visit: MPOC – Malaysian Palm Oil Council

MVO – The Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry

MVO promotes the interests of, speaks on behalf of and provides services to the oils and fats industry and trade in the Netherlands. 

Visit: MVO – The Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry

NEODA – National Edible Oil Distributors’ Association

The National Edible Oil Distributor’s Association promotes the interests of its members and raises standards across the entire edible oil packing and distributive trade in the UK

Visit: NEODA – National Edible Oil Distributors’ Association

NIOP – National Institute of Oilseed Processors

An international trade association that promotes the general business welfare of persons, firms and corporations engaged in the buying, selling, processing, shipping, storage and use of vegetable oils and raw materials.

Visit: NIOP – National Institute of Oilseed Processors

NOFOTA – Netherlands Oils, Fats and Oilseeds Trade Association

A Dutch umbrella organisation of companies concerned with the production, consumption and trade of commodities. It draws up standard contracts, which are of international usage, and provides a mechanism for the settlement of disputes by its arbitration institute.

Visit: NOFOTA – Netherlands Oils, Fats and Oilseeds Trade Association

NOPA – National Oilseed Processors Association

Represents US oilseed crushers of soyabeans, canola, flaxseed, safflower seed and sunflowerseed. It represents 13 regular member firms engaged in the actual processing of oilseeds and nine associate member firms who are consumers of vegetable oil or oilseed meal, including some refiners and mixed feed manufacturers.

Visit: NOPA – National Oilseed Processors Association

Nordic Lipidforum

The Nordic Lipidforum is a professional arena for people interested in lipids in the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland,  Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The forum should benefit both scientists and companies involved by having a common meeting place and a system for exchange of knowledge.

Visit: Nordic Lipidforum

NRA – National Renderers Association

Represents its members’ interests to regulatory and other governmental agencies, promotes the greater use of animal by-products and fosters the opening and expansion of trade between foreign buyers and North American exporters.

Visit: NRA – National Renderers Association

NSA – National Sunflower Association

The National Sunflower Association (NSA) is a US non-profit agricultural organisation working on problems and opportunities for the improvement of all members

Visit: NSA – National Sunflower Association

Oilseed Oil Producers Association in Bulgaria

The Oilseed Oil Producers Association in Bulgaria is a juridical, non-profit voluntary association of producers of vegetable oils, expeller, oilseed meals and byproducts resulting from the processing of oilseeds. Members of the association are Bulgarian and foreign legal entities involved in business, trade, research, development, educational activities concerning the processing of oilseeds.

Visit: Oilseed Oil Producers Association in Bulgaria

OTAI – Oil Technologists’ Association of India

An international association in the field of oils, fats and allied products and publishers of the quarterly Journal of Lipid Science and Technology.

Visit: OTAI – Oil Technologists’ Association of India

OVID – Verband der ölsaatenverarbeitenden Industrie in Deutschland

OVID represents the interests of the oilseed processing and vegetable oil refining companies in Germany. 

Visit: OVID – Verband der ölsaatenverarbeitenden Industrie in Deutschland

PORAM – Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia

The Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (PORAM) was formed in 1975 primarily to present a representative voice to the Government and the trade in all matters related to the palm oil industry. Being a trade association, PORAM is a voluntary, non-profit organization. Its members comprise of companies involved in the refining and related downstream processing  of palm oil, palm kernel oil and other vegetable oils including ancillary services.

Visit: PORAM – Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia

PSPO – Polish Association of Oil Producers

The Polish Association of Oil Producers is a sector organisation representing oilseed processing industry in Poland that brings together all the leading fat industry players.

Visit: PSPO – Polish Association of Oil Producers

PTTZ - Polish Food Technologists Society

The aim of the Polish Food Technologists Society (PTTZ) is to develop scientific, didactic and popularizing activities in the field of food sciences and its technologies and related fields, with particular emphasis on physical, chemical and biological phenomena as well as engineering and economic problems related to processing and storage of raw materials, semi-finished products and food products as well as dissemination of scientific achievements and exchange of experience taking into account the needs and benefits of the national economy.

Visit: PTTZ - Polish Food Technologists Society

RGU - Russian Grains Union

The Russian Grain Union is one of the largest and most influential unions in the agricultural sector of Russia. It embraces more than 400 companies and organizations of other forms of property, whose activity is related to the production, storage, cleaning, drying, decontamination, processing, domestic and international trade of grain and grain products, animal feed, the definition of grain quality and certification, as well as the organisation of the grain market infrastructure.

Visit: RGU - Russian Grains Union

RSPO – Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Promotes the production and use of sustainable palm oil for people, planet and prosperity.

Visit: RSPO – Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

RTRS – Roundtable on Responsible Soy

Aims to facilitate a global dialogue on soya that is economically viable, socially equitable and environmentally sound; reach consensus among key stakeholders and players linked to the soya industry; act as a forum to develop and promote a standard of sustainability for the production, processing, trading and use of soya; act as an internationally recognised forum for the monitoring of global soya production in terms of sustainability; and mobilise diverse sectors interested in participating in the Round Table process.

Visit: RTRS – Roundtable on Responsible Soy

SACOTA - South African Cereals and Oilseeds Trading Association

SACOTA is an association of trading members operating within South Africa and the SADC region, committed to the promotion of free market principles, sanctity of contracts and ethical trading practises, as well as promoting a free and fair grains trade environment.

Visit: SACOTA - South African Cereals and Oilseeds Trading Association

SBOG – Sociedade Brasileira de Oleos e Gorduras

A civil, non-profit organisation that aims to bring together industry professionals, promoting the dissemination, interaction and exchange of ideas, experiences and information.

Visit: SBOG – Sociedade Brasileira de Oleos e Gorduras

SCI – Society of Chemical Industry

An international forum where science meets business on independent, impartial ground. SCI provides the opportunity for sharing information between sectors as diverse as food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, environmental science and safety.

Visit: SCI – Society of Chemical Industry

SCOPA – Seed Crushers and Oil Processors Association

The trade association for companies engaged in oilseed extraction and oils/fats processing in the UK

Visit: SCOPA – Seed Crushers and Oil Processors Association

SEA – Solvent Extractors’ Association of India

An Indian association with 875 members, formed in 1963 to help foster the development and growth of the solvent extraction industry in India.

Visit: SEA – Solvent Extractors’ Association of India

SFEL - Société Française pour l’Étude des Lipides

The French Society for the Study of Lipids (SFEL) brings together industry players and research laboratories, fat specialists and related fields at national and international level in France and elsewhere.

Visit: SFEL - Société Française pour l’Étude des Lipides

SOPA – Soyabean Processors Association of India

The Soybean Processors Association of India represents soyabean processors, farmers, exporters and brokers in India working towards strengthening soyabeans as a viable crop.

Visit: SOPA – Soyabean Processors Association of India

UCAP – United Coconut Associations of the Philippines

The United Coconut Associations of the Philippines (UCAP) is a confederation of associations/organisations involved in the various activities of the coconut industry.

Visit: UCAP – United Coconut Associations of the Philippines

Ucogras

Represents the interests of the Belgian sector of vegetable and animal oils and fats. It welcomes all types of companies, national and international, large, medium and small, from all related sectors, including: transportation, brokerage, trading, checking, fat melting, margarine production, storage and handling, extraction and refining

Visit: Ucogras

UFOP – German Association for Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants

UFOP is a German association promoting oil and protein plants and the associated industries.

Visit: UFOP – German Association for Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants

USB – United Soybean Board

Administers soyabean check-off activities focusing on research and market development and expansion.

Visit: USB – United Soybean Board

USCA – US Canola Association

A non-profit commodity organisation whose mission is to increase domestic canola production to meet a growing demand for healthy oil. It promotes the establishment and maintenance of conditions favourable to growing, marketing, processing and using US canola.

Visit: USCA – US Canola Association

VERNOF – Association of Dutch Producers of Edible Oils and Fats

The Association of Dutch Producers of Edible Oils and Fats VERNOF represents the interests of Dutch companies that produce vegetable oils, fats and proteins and/or refine vegetable and animal oils and fats.

Visit: VERNOF – Association of Dutch Producers of Edible Oils and Fats

WRO – World Renderers Organisation

The WRO represents the rendering industry worldwide, serving as an exchange platform for education and information among its members and with like-minded associations around the world. The WRO represents its members in international government and world organisation forums, debating topics such as food production, animal and human health, and the environment.

Visit: WRO – World Renderers Organisation

YABITED – Oil Science and Technology Association

Established in 2009, YABITED is a Turkish association consisting of academics, scientists and officials in the vegetable oil industry. It raises awareness of edible oils and fats, and encourages and supports research on fatty foods.

Visit: YABITED – Oil Science and Technology Association

 Biofuels Associations

EBB – European Biodiesel Board

A non-profit organisation that promotes the use of biodiesel in the European Union (EU) and groups major EU biodiesel producers.

Visit: EBB – European Biodiesel Board

ePURE – European Renewable Ethanol Industry Association

Represents the European renewable ethanol industry at EU level and promotes renewable ethanol in Europe through the formation of policies and laws that benefits both industry and society.

Visit: ePURE – European Renewable Ethanol Industry Association

NBB – National Biodiesel Board

The national trade association representing the biodiesel industry in the USA.

Visit: NBB – National Biodiesel Board

RFA – Renewable Fuels Association

Promotes federal, state and local government policies, programmes and initiatives that encourage expanded ethanol use; provides technically accurate and timely information to auto manufacturers and technicians, the media, policy makers, marketers and refiners, and the general public; participates in educational activities to increase public awareness regarding renewable fuels and the positive contribution they make to American energy independent, the economy and the environment; and provides RFA members with the information necessary for informed business decisions.

Visit: RFA – Renewable Fuels Association

Svebio

Svebio is a Sweden-based commercial environmental organization for companies and individuals, aiming to be the leading representative and an international model for the development of bioenergy in a sustainable society.

Visit: Svebio

 Biotech Associations

ABLE – Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises

A not-for-profit national forum that represents the Indian Biotechnology Sector

Visit: ABLE – Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises

AfricaBio

An independent, non-profit biotechnology stakeholders association. Its key role is to provide accurate information and awareness, understanding as well as knowledge on biotechnology and biosafety in South Africa and the African region.

Visit: AfricaBio

ASEBIO – Spanish Bioindustry Association

Brings together companies, associations, foundations, universities, research and technology centres that carry out activities directly or indirectly related to biotechnology in Spain.

Visit: ASEBIO – Spanish Bioindustry Association

Assobiotec

The Italian Association for the Development of Biotechnology, representing more than 120 companies and science & technology parks operating in Italy and involved in various biotech-related fields – pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agro-food, fine chemicals, environment, processing industry and equipment.

Visit: Assobiotec

AusBiotech

Australia’s industry organisation that works on behalf of members to provide representation and services to promote the global growth of Australian biotechnology.

Visit: AusBiotech

BIO – Biotechnology Innovation Organization

The world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centres and related organisations across the USA and in more than 30 countries. BIO members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

Visit: BIO – Biotechnology Innovation Organization

BIO Deutschland

Germany’s biotechnology sector representative at the European association, EuropaBio, in Brussels. Works closely with other biotech organisations in Europe and the USA in order to lobby for the interests of the sector in an internationally coordinated way.

Visit: BIO Deutschland

BioIndustry Association

The trade association for enterprises involved in UK bioscience. Members include start-ups, emerging and more established bioscience companies, pharmaceutical companies, academic, research and philanthropic organisations, and service providers to the bioscience sector.

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BIOTECanada

The national industry association with nearly 250 members located nationwide.

Visit: BIOTECanada

BPBA – Belgian Plant Biotechnology Association

A not-for-profit association that aims to support progress in plant biotechnology.

Visit: BPBA – Belgian Plant Biotechnology Association

DIB – German Association of Biotechnology Industries

Germany’s trade association for industrial biotechnology, representing 200 large, medium-sized and small member companies engaged in research, development and production of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agro-biotech products, enzymes, food additives and more.

Visit: DIB – German Association of Biotechnology Industries

EuropaBio

The European Association for Bioindustries created in 1996, composed of members that represent over 1,800 small and medium-sized biotech companies. Members are involved in research, development, testing, manufacturing and commercialisation of biotechnology products and processes.

Visit: EuropaBio

FAB – Foro Argentino de Biotecnologia

A private, non-profit organisation that brings together businesses, institutions and specialists related to biotechnology in Argentina.

Visit: FAB – Foro Argentino de Biotecnologia

HollandBIO

The association for the Dutch biotechnology industry.

Visit: HollandBIO

Japan Bioindustry Association

A non-profit organisation established in 1987, focused on sound development in bioscience-related industries. Members spans a wide array of corporations that use applications of biotechnology in areas ranging from pharmaceutical and medical supplies, food and cosmetics, as well as chemicals, information, machinery, construction and energy and natural resources.

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Norwegian Bioindustry Association

An independent member organisation with the purpose of promoting development of Norwegian biotechnological trade and research.

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PeruBiotec

A non-governmental, non-profit organisation that promotes and publicises the use of different varieties of modern biotechnology for Peruvians.

Visit: PeruBiotec

Swiss Biotech Association

A not-for profit online portal for the Swiss biotech industries.

Visit: Swiss Biotech Association

VBU – Association of German Biotechnology Companies

VBU is a federation of companies and institutions active in the fields of biotechnology and related sectors, such as pharmaceutical technology, diagnostics, medical and laboratory technology. VBU is the active interface between companies, scientific research institutions and networks, providing a platform for cooperation, communication and information.

Visit: VBU – Association of German Biotechnology Companies