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24 April 2018

BBI JU announces a further € 115 million of funding to boost the development of EU’s bio-based industries sector

Deadline for submission of proposals to the BBI JU 2018 Call is 6 September 2018

Emery Oleochemicals’ Green Polymer Additives business to feature high-performance antifogging and antistatic agents at Chinaplas 2018

Highlight of this year's exhibition will be Surface Modification of Plastics by Additives with focus on Antifogging and Antistatic Agents

Technavio: Global Bioplastics and Biopolymers Market – Emergence of Bio-based and Renewable Raw Materials to Boost Growth

New market research report examines global bioplastics and biopolymers market from 2018-2022

Biologisierung der Wirtschaft – Der große Wurf blieb aus

Mit der Bioökonomie soll die Wirtschaft nachhaltiger werden. Ziel ist die Nutzung nachwachsender Rohstoffe und erneuerbarer Energn

CelluSome Plus: Neuer, maßgeschneiderter Ansatz für Biokraftstoffe

EU-Wissenschaftler haben Zellstrukturen, Zellulosome, entwickelt und getestet, die dabei helfen, große Mengen an Biomasseabfall aufzuschlüsseln, um Mehrwertchemikalien zu erzeugen, wie z.B. fortschrittliche Biokraftstoffe

CelluSome Plus: A new tailor-made approach to biofuels

EU-funded CellulosomePlus project developed designer cellulosomes (DCs) to achieve high yields of fermentable sugars from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) to create advanced biofuels

Veolia launch new online marketplace for organic resources in the UK

BioTrading will provide businesses the opportunity to better leverage the 100 million tonnes of raw materials and biofuels we produce every year

RED II perpetuates advanced biofuel trade distortions and incentivises fraud

Today, almost all EU “advanced biofuel” comes from fake wastes, including starch, feed grade palm oil, imported used cooking oil (UCO), and even bread

23 April 2018

TOP Covestro’s manifesto for a sustainable, clean economy

Keeping carbon alive: How Covestro is pushing its supply chain to make more from CO2

Durchstarten mit nachwachsenden Rohstoffen:

IfBB zeigt Innovationen im ressourceneffizienten Leichtbau auf der Hannover Messe

GAP: Hogan verspricht weniger Bürokratie, effektive Unterstützung und technologische Durchbrüche

EU-Kommissar Phil Hogan sprach mit EURACTIV über die Gemeinsame Agrarpolitik (GAP) nach 2020.

Hogan: 3 reasons EU farmers should take the risk and invest in agriculture

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan told EURACTIV about the post-2020 CAP

Greenpeace steigt bei Öko-Siegel aus – Was rettet den Wald wirklich?

Reicht das FSC-Siegel für nachhaltige Waldwirtschaft aus? Christoph Thies von Greenpeace im Streitgespräch mit FSC-Geschäftsführer Uwe Sayer

The $20 Million Carbon XPRIZE: The 10 Finalists, revealed

As next steps, top 10 teams will have 2 years of access to an integrated test center

Italy Earmarks EUR 4.7bn for Biofuel Incentives in the Transport Sector

The Decree aims to support biomethane producers with a premium to fill the cost gap

NUS engineers pioneer greener and cheaper technique for biofuel production

Natural bacterium isolated from mushroom crop residue converts plant-based material to butanol directly

20 April 2018

Global Bioenergies and SkyNRG announce their collaboration on ASTM-certification of a bio-isobutene feedstock and conversion process for the production of sustainable aviation fuel

Companies collaboration to accelerate the commercialization of Global Bioenergies’ approach to process isobutene into a jet fuel blending component

Thermoforming compostable CPLA food trays at NPE 2018

OMG and Italy’s Advanced Extrusion Inc., headquartered in Minnesota, USA, have teamed up to exhibiting OMG's fully automatic servo driven thermoformer

Doing Dutch biobased business in Midwest USA

Availability of biomass, knowledge on agriculture and biotechnology combined with relatively low costs of doing business could provide openings for Dutch industry

Hannover Messe 2018: „Schaufenster Bioökonomie“

Gemeinschaftsstand von BioPro, FNR und PTJ mit Einblick in nachhaltige, biobasierte Forschungsthemen

Results Point to Biosuccinium® S as Active Ingredient for Cosmetics Formulations

New experimental study confirms anti-microbial activity, positioning succinic acid as a possible replacement for salicylic acid in anti-acne products

Bio-Based Strategies for Producing Glycosaminoglycans and Their Oligosaccharides

This review summarizes recently developed bio-based strategies for producing GAGs

Advocating for Commercialization of Biobased Products: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BRAG

Lauren Graham gave this illuminating overview of BRAG and advocacy for biobased products at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC

19 April 2018

nova experts introduced: Andreas Scharf

Life Cycle Assessments, Sustainability Chemistry

BioLogiQ Launches Three New BioPolymers That Enhance Packaging and Product Sustainability

Specific Grades Targeted at Reduction, Recycling, Composting/Biodegradation

Funding boost announced for the region’s bioeconomy

THYME project to build a new regional collaboration between the Universities of York, Hull and Teesside

Charta für Holz 2.0 unterstützen, Charta-Logo nutzen

Für Unterstützer und Akteure der Charta für Holz 2.0 stellt das Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) ab sofort das Charta-Logo zur Verfügung

Circular bioeconomy: an uneasy marriage of concepts, so far

The unified term circular bioeconomy still needs much clarification. Or do we rather need a precision economy, in the end?

BMC with natural fibre enables sustainable lightweight construction

Natural fibres as replacement for glass fibres leads to a lower energy consumption during production

Berlin will be the world capital of bioeconomy from 19 to 20 April

High-ranking representatives from politics, science, civil society and the business sector will meet from 19 to 20 April to discuss the latest bioeconomy developments

Study Shows 95% of Wooden Pallets are Recycled

Indicating Significant Gains in Landfill Avoidanc

18 April 2018

Home, urban and vertical farming will play a central role in the future food supply of metropolitan areas

New technologies are entering the market and will soon change our habits for good

Urbane und vertikale Landwirtschaft sowie Anbau im eigenen Heim spielen eine zentrale Rolle bei der zukünftigen Lebensmittelversorgung von Metropolen

Neue Technologien kommen auf den Markt, die unsere Gewohnheiten umfassend verändern werden

Unilever to pioneer breakthrough food packaging technology together with Ioniqa & Indorama Ventures

Ioniqa’s innovative technology can turn PET waste into a truly circular material which holds value after disposal by consumers

Unilever, Indorama und Ioniqa kooperieren bei PET-Recycling

Ioniqas neues Verfahren soll künftig ermöglichen, alles PET wieder zu hochwertigen, für Lebensmittel geeignete Verpackungen zu verarbeiten

Biotechnologies: EnobraQ is gaining momentum!

Company opens up capital, confirms 2nd round of fundraising

Glues, vanilla and aerospace. Lignin becomes a reality

Unlocking the potential of lignin, to replace fossil-based materials, has been a focus for Stora Enso for a number of years

Can we turn pollution into products?

Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) technologies can turn CO2 into a resource, says Dr. Issam Dairanieh, CEO, Global CO2 Initiative

Engineering a unique plastic-degrading enzyme

Solution to plastic pollution on the horizon: Newly evolved enzyme could be the key to tackling the worldwide problem of plastic waste

Jet fuels from crops: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC regional biojet consortium

SPARC’s Sheeja George gave this illuminating overview of the consortium’s promise and progress at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC

EU-funded project looks to produce biodiesel and biomaterials from olive mill wastewater

In Turkey, a EU-funded project is helping researchers from Turkey, Slovenia, Spain, Italy, Germany and Latvia to further develop technology to produce biofuels from olive oil processing wastewater

17 April 2018

The Netherlands looking to ban oxo-degradable plastics

Country supports a full ban, rather than the restricted use proposed by the European Commission

Bioplastics industry risks disappointing consumers

Organic - or 'bio' in German does not mean that the packaging material is bioplastic

Engineering eines kunststofffressenden Enzyms

Entdeckung könnte zu einer Recycling-Lösung für Millionen Tonnen von Plastikflaschen führen

Novel NUS technique strengthens building structures using wood waste

By mixing biochar from saw dust with cement, concrete constructions can be made 20 per cent stronger and 50 per cent more watertight

Simplifying hospital waste with bio-based disposables

Disposable hospital cellulose products containing lots of benefits waiting to be used

First car driving with Global Bioenergies’ renewable gasoline

First Audi car to drive at the Montlhéry circuit using over 34% renewable gasoline  

Erstes Auto fährt mit dem erneuerbaren Benzin von Global Bioenergies

Erstes Audi-Fahrzeug, das auf der Montlhéry-Rennstrecke mit über 34 % erneuerbarem Benzin fährt

VIDEO: Audi test drives renewable gasoline derived from bio-isobutene

Audi and Global Bioenergies recently announced a milestone test for a renewable gasoline blend called “e-benzin”

16 April 2018

The Cannabis Opp: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to novel high-value feedstocks for advanced medical applications

Overview of opportunities to develop, cultivate and deploy high-value oils from algae and other green plants