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21 April 2017

Bio-based Elastomers from Recoverable Methyl Valerolactone

Phase of Development - Proof of concept; demonstrated on laboratory scale

This ‘edible water bottle’ could put an end to plastic packaging

Over  £500,000 raised in a crowdfunding campaign

New route to FDCA: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen’s chemo-enzymatic process

Chemo-enzymatic process leads to oxidized forms of 5-HMF

From moo to goo: Cooperating microbes convert methane to alternative fuel source

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new system to convert methane into a deep green, energy-rich, gelatin-like substance

UvA researchers invent novel catalyst to convert carbon dioxide

New catalyst provides a possible means to sustainably utilise CO2

20 April 2017

Is humble yeast the next new wonder product?

Irish researchers at UCC seek to push yeast engineering to a whole new level

Biobased Plastics: What’s New, Who’s Top Cat? The Digests 2017 Multi-Slide Guide

The Digest's review with illuminating slides presented at a webinar on the horizons for Biobased Plastics

TOP Sustainable Polyurethanes and the Bio Economy

Reducing the environmental impact of polymers by replacing fossil derived carbon

Rennovia starts 1,6 HDO pilot production

Rennovia recently announced the successful commissioning of its pilot plant for the production of sugar-based 1,6-hexanediol

Besser als die Natur: Künstlicher Biofilm aus Bayreuth steigert die Stromproduktion mikrobieller Brennstoffzellen

Die Stromerzeugung verläuft zuverlässig und berechenbar, denn die Dichte der Bakterien ist im künstlichen Biofilm von vornherein festgelegt.

Alles in einem gegen CO2

Elementares Bor als effektiver Photothermokatalysator für die Umsetzung von Kohlendioxid

19 April 2017

nova Session “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Markets, Trends and Innovations”

Learn, share and discuss with the word leading bio-based polymer experts

“Bioplastik”: Ländle-Firma Alpla macht aus Pflanzen Plastik

Neue Flaschenproduktion enthält bis zu 30 Prozent Pflanzenanteile von Maisblättern, Getreidehalmen oder Gras

British company develops biodegradable coffee cup made of plant matter

Receptacles from Biome Bioplastics composed from plant starches and cellulose can turn “into water and carbon dioxide within three months”

First-Gen Fuels under siege, hit back with hard data

In the US: looking at ethanol plant impact on crop acreage

ADM’s second Carbon Capture and Storage project starts up

The new project can safely prevent more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere annually

Biomaterials in adhesives and sealants

Here is a snapshot of the recently held Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) meeting and expo in Atlanta

18 April 2017

TOP The EU’s Sweet 16: 16 of the most fascinating projects under development and in deployment in Europe

Biofuels Digest's survey looking at emerging projects in this series

Bioökonomie: Chancen, Herausforderungen und Konfliktpotentiale

Wie lässt sich ein Rohstoffwandel von fossilen zu biologischen (erneuerbaren) Kohlenstoffquellen erreichen?

Hitachi is selected by Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma for Automated Cell Mass Culture Equipment for Regenerative Medicine using Human iPS Cells

Research equipment for the manufacturing cells used in Parkinson's disease treatment

DLR inaugurates the world’s largest artificial Sun

Independent of weather conditions, the simulator will bring faster progress to solar fuel manufacturing

Sonne auf Knopfdruck – Größte künstliche Sonne der Welt eingeweiht

Die Entwicklung der solaren Treibstoffherstellung schreitet durch die Wetterunabhängigkeit schneller voran

Biokim’s “innovative business model” to build commercial bio-refinery in Adana, Turkey

New plant to produce bio-based Ethylene Oxideas a basis, with further downstream production to various end-products such as MEG and PPL

Born Global makes call for bio-based technologies

Five Phase Born Global Innovation Challenge tailored to the specific market need is launched

13 April 2017

Bioplastics: end the confusion

Bioplastics industry need to give the public more adequately explanation of the difference between biobased and biodegradable

New tool launched to monitor bio-based materials in the chemical industry

AkzoNobel, ABT and EY join forces to encourage more transparent, sustainable chemistry

Finland is taking a leading role in the bioeconomy

Majority of the new business to grow beside the existing businesses of forest, chemical and food industries, agriculture, the construction sector and energy production

Magnetic Wood – Eisenoxid-Nanopartikel in der Holzzellstruktur

Funktionalisiertes Holz für Anwendungen in der Automobilindustrie

Emery Oleochemicals LLC Launches 100% Renewably-Derived Antifogging Agent, LOXIOL® A 4 SPEZIAL, in North America

PVC foods wrapping films providing a safe, renewable and readily biodegradable alternative

Renewable plastic precursor could reduce cellulosic ethanol cost

Madison to create commodity chemicals currently derived from petroleum out of biomass

12 April 2017

The RED II Proposal and Its Impact on the Bio-based Material and CO2 Utilization Sector

nova-Institute analysed the new Commission proposal with a view on the bio-based materials sector and present the most important findings in a paper

Der Kommissionsvorschlag zur Neufassung der Erneuerbare-Energien-Richtlinie (RED II): Auswirkungen auf bio-basierte Werkstoffe und CO2-Nutzung

Das nova-Institut hat den neuen RED II-Vorschlag der Kommission analysiert und präsentiert die wichtigsten Ergebnisse in einem Paper

University of Minnesota Researchers Develop Safer, More Effective Molecule

OFS molecule is showing great promise in cleaning applications and has the potential to be used in paints, personal care products and more

China Refines its Cotton Policy

World cotton production is forecast to grow by 1% to 23.1 million tons in 2017/18

Lego making slow but steady progress towards 2030 sustainable materials goal

First 100% sustainable Lego brick prototypes have now been produced

Wohntextilien und Kleinmöbel aus Kiefernnadeln

Designer entdecken pflanzliche Abfallstoffe als Ressource

EVOLVA: an Interview with CEO Neil Goldsmith

Evolva’s CEO Neil Goldsmith kindly agreed to walk us through the company’s history, goals, and philosophy

USDA Data Show Cropland Reductions

Significant disagreement between USDA county-level data and the satellite data used by Wright et al. raises important questions and concerns about the validity of NWF study’s findings

11 April 2017

Biosuccinium® S Grade Approved 100% Natural By ECOCERT

This new grade of bio-succinic acid will enable high-quality bio-based personal care products such as body cleansers, shampoos and soaps

Biodegradable Planters Built From 3D-Printed Wood

The sleek pots from Minimum Design are made using recycled wood

Magnetic Wood:Eisenoxid-Nanopartikel in der Holzzellstruktur

Das magnetische Holz ist eher etwas für kleinere Anwendungen

An interview with Marc Palahi, director of EFI: An ambitious bioeconomy strategy is needed

In this exclusive interview, Marc Palahi talks about bioeconomy and circular economy, Brexit and Donald Trump, the role of mass media and much more

Seaweed: From superfood to superconductor

Researchers have made a seaweed-derived material to help boost the performance of superconductors, lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells

10 April 2017

Sustainable furniture coating for sustainable living: New biobased hardener proved successful in waterborne coating

Collaboration of RiFRA Milano, Sirca and Covestro

Nachwachsende Rohstoffe effektiv nutzen

DECHEMA-Preis für Regina Palkovits von der RWTH Aachen

Internationale Investoren entdecken deutsche Biotechs

Eine Studie zeigt, dass die Branche voran kommt und auch von ausländischen Risikokapitalgebern aufmerksam verfolgt wird

New Urban Biocycles scoping paper launched by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

This new scoping paper focuses on the significant volume of organic waste flowing through urban environments

So bauen Grünalgen ihre Enzyme zusammen

Die Enzyme, auch Hydrogenasen genannt, sind für die biotechnologische Erzeugung des potenziellen Energieträgers interessant

7 April 2017

China to start building UCO aviation biofuel facility next year

30,000 metric ton aviation biofuel production facility using used cooking oil as feedstock

BP and DuPont Joint Venture, Butamax®, Announces Next Step in Commercialization of Bio-Isobutanol with Acquisition of Ethanol Facility in Kansas

Bio-isobutanol offers both a valuable option for growing the renewable content of gasoline and a lower carbon alternative to fossil-derived isobutanol in existing chemical applications