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19 September 2018

Construction complete at Unibio/Protelux commercial scale methane to protein plant

The parties are currently testing the plant and expect to commission it by late 2018

Kreisläufe für Kohlenstoff

Positionspapiere vom nova-Institut und der Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. (VCI)

BioBTX commences operation of pilot plant for production of sustainable platform chemicals

BioBTX is developing a technology to convert non-food biomass and end-of-life feedstock materials into cornerstone aromatic chemicals

Biobutanol Production from Crystalline Cellulose through Consolidated Bioprocessing

This review comprehensively details current achievements attempting to confer butanol-generating ability

Trees and climate change: Faster growth, lighter wood

Wood density of European trees decreasing continuously since 1870

Bäume im Klimawandel: Schneller groß mit leichterem Holz

Die Holzdichte von europäischen Bäumen nimmt seit 1870 kontinuierlich ab

18 September 2018

Quo vadis PHAs? Plastics politics, in particular, will decide their future

Congress report on the “1st PHA platform World Congress”, 04-05 September in Cologne, Germany. Author: Michael Carus, CEO nova-Institute

Opening 1st Plasticroad Bike Path In The World

30 meters of plastic bike path contain recycled plastic equivalent to more than 218.000 plastic cups or 500.000 plastic bottle caps

New Biobased Adsorbent Which Captures PFAS From Wastewater

Actively looking for strategic partners

Turning waste into bioplastics, Mexico strikes green gold

The race is on to find more environmentally friendly alternatives as plastic clutters up the world's oceans

AMSilk Announces Partnership with Airbus to Develop the Next Generation of Composite Fibers for Lightweight, High-Performance Planes

AMSilk and Airbus are aiming to launch a prototype composite material in 2019

ACE releases White Paper on the low carbon benefits of corn ethanol during 31st annual conference

EPA has yet to update its original corn ethanol GHG assessments from over a decade ago

Position paper: “Recycling Bioplastics”

Can Bioplastics Be Recycled?

Positionspapier »Recycling von Biokunststoffen«

Lassen sich Biokunststoffe recyclen?

17 September 2018

The world’s tallest timber tower structurally tops out in Norway

85.4 meters tall 18-story structure

Turning coffee waste into coffee cups

A Macquarie PhD student believes he’s come up with a way to turn coffee waste into biodegradable plastic coffee cups

Government to produce biodegradable plastic bags with cassava

Ghanas strategy to built a competitive economy for sustainable growth

Back to school: go sustainable and renewable

Sustainable products to use at school and at home

First World BioEconomy Forum gets a positive start – future EU budget doubles to Euro 10 billion

Speakers from several governments throughout the EU, technology suppliers, major pulp, paper and textile producers and end users

Hochschule Koblenz als Ausgangspunkt: Neues Startup SCC Industries produziert nachhaltige grüne Holzkohle

Das neue StartUp SCC Industries will mittels einer neuen Technologie grüne Holzkohle herstellen, um der massive Rodung der Wälder Afrikas entgegenzuwirken.

14 September 2018

TOP Shell-backed startup creates fuel from carbon dioxide and fake sunlight

A startup company backed by energy giant Shell has developed a method to turn carbon dioxide into fuel by adding fake sunlight

Danimer Scientific Creates First Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straw

Danimer Scientific has created the first fully biodegradable plastic straw using its Nodax PHA material

Danone, Nestlé Waters and Origin Materials welcome PepsiCo to the NaturALL Bottle Alliance

R&D partnership to develop 100% bio-based bottles

Good News for Global Warming: Trent Canada Research Chair Leading Research Project with Global Impact

Dr. Ian Power and team discover way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere

As synthetic microfibers infiltrate food, water and air, how can we prevent future release?

Scientists and manufacturers are looking for ways to keep synthetic microfibers from getting into the environment in the first place

Papier statt Plastik: Verpackungen recyclingfähig machen

Verpackungskonzepte aus papierfaserbasierenden Materialien

Innovation dynamics in the agricultural sector

Interview with Michael Carus, Managing Director nova-Institute

Innovationsdynamik im Agrarbereich

Michael Carus, Geschäftsführer nova-Institut, im Interview

Aus Holzabfällen erfolgreich erneuerbares Gas produziert

Synthetisches Erdgas aus Biomasse: Neue Methanisierungsanlage in Schweden getestet

13 September 2018

DuPont Expands Kinston, North Carolina, Facility to Meet Growing Global Demand for Sorona® Polymer, Support Circular Economy

DuPont™ Sorona® polymer is made from 37 percent renewable plant-based ingredients

Q&A: DuPont Sorona and the Evolution, and Revolution, of Biomaterials

Interview with Mike Saltzberg, Global Business Director for Biomaterials at DuPont Industrial Biosciences

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of September 5th

Pain-relieving yarns, dissolvable plastic made out of algae, probiotic nutrition from soy waste, squid-inspired smart materials. Illinois okays hemp cultivation

Purdue researchers developing novel biomedical imaging system combining optical, ultrasound technology

Photoacoustic tomography can be used to detect or monitor a myriad of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer

The Digest’s 2018 Guide to Italy in the Advanced Bioeconomy

Italy is the first country in the EU to decide to create a 0.6% advanced biofuels blending mandate by 2018, the first in Europe to set up such a policy to boost demand for next generation fuels

Spinnova attracts new financing and investment

Developing the world’s most sustainable textile fibre, Spinnova will ramp up its pilot factory in Finland this year

LEGO goes sustainable with blocks made from sugarcane

On August 1st it launched its first sustainable LEGO-bricks

12 September 2018

Six innovative companies from four countries are nominated for the “Future Protein Award”

For the first time, the “Future Protein Award” will be awarded during the conference “Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)”, 1-2 October 2018, Cologne Germany

Sechs innovative Unternehmen aus vier Ländern für den „Future Protein Award“ nominiert

Der „Future Protein Award“ wird erstmals im Rahmen der neuen Konferenz „Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)“, am 1.-2. Oktober 2018 in Köln, verliehen

The Silent Fuel: Methanol for power, fuels and chemistry in a low-carbon economy

From Switzerland comes word of a technology for methanol synthesis plants which capture CO2 from the environment to create renewable methanol fuel

SAVVY: Harnessing the power of seaweed

In the coming decades the world will be facing lots of problems — relating to food, fuel, and plastics. We need a sustainable solution for all these issues

SYNLawn Installed at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Rocket Launch Viewing Area

USDA Certified bio-based product that uses plant-based polyethylene thatch fibers made from sugarcane polymers in addition to soy polymers used in the turf backing

Startup AlgoteK creates dissolving plastic

According to company CEO and co-founder David Crinnion, their brown algae-based plastic is so environmentally safe that it is edible

Kaneka enhances its biodegradable plastic manufacturing capacity

Kaneka Biodegradable Polymer PHBH is now actively getting applied to fruits and vegetable bags or compost bags in Europe

FNR: Seit 25 Jahren im Dienst der Bioökonomie

Seit einem viertel Jahrhundert begleitet die Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe (FNR) das politische Zukunftskonzept einer stärker biobasierten Wirtschaft

When chitin met cellulose

The first challenge is to find effective ways to combine chitin and cellulose, and also to process them

The Slippery Slope of Biolubricants and Biogreases

Although biogreases have been in existence for a long while, they have been unable to fully realize their potential and proper place in the grease market

11 September 2018

Storopack supplying Bio based EN 13432 certified products since 2009

100% renewable, biodegradable and compostable products can be disposed of by industrial composting or garden waste recycling bins

Government Regs and Consumer Awareness Drive Bioplastic Packaging Market

Stringent regulations in terms of reuse and recycling of plastics waste is one of the top drivers of the market in both developing  and developed regions

Experten sehen CO2-Preis bei 40 Euro

Ein aktueller CO2-Preis von mehr als 20 Euro hat Diskussionen darüber entfacht, wie weit es noch nach oben gehen könnte und was das für die Energiewirtschaft insgesamt bedeuten würde

Ökoplast: Kombination von Entwicklung und Fertigung

Die NPC Nature Plastic Compounds von CKT und Ökoplast, Mittweida, eignen sich für verschiedene Anwendungen in vielen Bereichen