24648 news

Das nova-Institut sucht neue Mitarbeiter

Werden Sie Teil des Teams

27 Januar 2020

TOP The global bio-based polymer market 2019 – A revised view on a turbulent and growing market

Turbulent times for bio-based polymers in 2019: PLA sold out despite expansion, as did PHA. Bio-based PP available for the first time, increased production of PBAT, PBS, bio-based PE, starch-containing polymer compounds and epoxy resins.

Thailand Board of Investment Points Out the High Potential for Thailand to Be Bioplastics Hub

Due to its abundant raw materials, existing value chain and supportive government policies, the country is paving the path for investments in bioplastics projects

A new technology for creating natural fibres

Natural Fibre Welding Inc. has developed a scalable fabrication platform that reformats natural fibres to create stronger and longer-lasting materials

Continental eröffnet Forschungs- und Versuchslabor für Löwenzahnkautschuk „Taraxagum Lab Anklam“

Reifenhersteller plant, bei positiven Versuchsergebnissen den Rohstoff binnen zehn Jahren in der Serienproduktion einzusetzen

Continental Opens “Taraxagum Lab Anklam” Research Laboratory for Dandelion Rubber

Tire manufacturer is planning to introduce the raw material into serial production within ten years

Polen: Trotz Bioökonomie-Hype den Schutz der Biodiversität nicht gefährden

Die verstärkte Nutzung von Biomasse als Ersatz für Energie aus Kohle könnte eine Chance für die polnische Heizindustrie und die Energieversorger werden

Bioeconomy hype shouldn’t put biodiversity preservation at risk, experts say

The use of biomass on a wider scale in place of coal could be an opportunity for the Polish heating industry and energy suppliers

Michelle Jou nominated as a new member of Avantium’s Supervisory Board

Michelle brings extensive commercial experience from the chemicals and plastics industries together with a specialist knowledge of the Asian regio

Could bacteria help recycle greenhouse gases in the future?

Could bacteria assist in the recycling of greenhouse gases in the future instead of releasing them into the atmosphere?

New EMFF project “BIOGEARS” launched to develop biobased ropes for aquaculture

The project aims to provide the European aquaculture sector with innovative products and a value chain to challenge the existing gap of biobased ropes

24 Januar 2020

Nestlé creates market for food-grade recycled plastics, launches fund to boost packaging innovation

Company will launch a CHF 250 million sustainable packaging venture fund to invest in start-up companies that focus on these areas

Hochwertige Kraftstoffe aus Abfällen

Hamburger Forscher entwickeln Biodiesel ohne Schwefel und Stickstoff aus Pommesfett und Elektrolysewasserstoff

Thousand-tonne Scale Demonstration of Solar Fuel Synthesis Starts Operation in Lanzhou, China

Country now to take the first step in the world for industrial production of liquid fuels from solar energy

Wood-Based Alternative: Feminine Hygiene Fibres from Kelheim

The viscose hygiene fibres from Kelheim offer significant ecologic advantages: they are made from cellulose and they are fully biodegradable

Holzbasierte Alternative: Damenhygiene-Fasern aus Kelheim

Viskose-Hygienefasern aus Kelheim bieten signifikante ökologische Vorteile: Sie bestehen aus Zellulose und sind in üblicher Umgebung vollständig biologisch abbaubar

NC Partnering Newsletter 01/2020

Building a sustainable bioeconomy – focus on wood products

Cannabinoid, meet biochem – Lygos acquires Librede to scale up and commercialize cannabinoid production

Increased interest from companies in cannabinoids given the smokin’ hot demand and it makes sense that it’s coming from biochem companies

Vegetable oil price index hits two-year high

Chart of the Week (03/ 2020)

Pflanzenölindex auf 2-Jahreshoch

Grafik der Woche (03/ 2020)

Nachhaltigkeitskriterien beim Einkauf von Büromaterial und –ausstattung beachten!

FNR zeigt auf der Paperworld in der Sonderschau „Das nachwachsende Büro“ mehr als 100 nachhaltige Produkte

23 Januar 2020

The PULP2VALUE project was awarded with the BBI award for the highest number of cross-sectoral interconnections

As coordinator of the project, Royal COSUN (NL) received the award from Philippe Mengal, BBI JU Executive Director on the BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019

Gerresheimer manufactures sustainable primary plastic packaging

As a pioneer in the quest for greater sustainability, company offers an extensive range of plastic packaging made from PET, R-PET, and BIO-PET plastics

ADM and P2 Science to Collaborate in Plant-Based Specialty Chemicals and Materials

The two companies have executed a Memorandum of Understanding addressing Plant-Based Monomers, Polymers, and Specialty Products

Marquard & Bahls to participate in Nordic Blue Crude

Company intends to become an active participant in the energy transition

Lebensmittelabfälle als Rohstoff für 3D-gedruckte Biokunststoffe

EU- und Industrie-gefördertes BARBARA-Projekt will Lebensmittelreste besser verwerten und fossile Kunststoffe durch umweltfreundlichere Biokunststoffe ersetzen

Self-stick adhesive made with black pepper derivative adjusts to many tastes

UV light tunes properties of pressure-sensitive biobased adhesive

Forscher machen Biosprit-Produktion billiger

Forscher der Rutgers University entwickeln effektive Konversionsmethode, um Pflanzenzucker in Ethanol umzuwandeln

How to Make it Easier to Turn Plant Waste into Biofuels

Rutgers-led team develops innovative process to rapidly dissolve plant fibers

Synthetic Rewiring of Plant CO2 Sequestration Galvanizes Plant Biomass Production

Synthetically designed alternative photorespiratory pathways in tobacco and rice plants have paved the way to enhanced plant biomass production

22 Januar 2020

BioICEP project to develop next generation materials kicks off

€5 million project BioICEP, which will span four years, aims to develop sustainable, environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional petroleum-based plastic

Lenzing: Car concept with biodegradable car seat covers

Collaboration with Rinspeed AG, Switzerland, to introduce highly sustainable fibers for automotive interiors in Rinspeed’s 2019 concept vehicle “microSnap”

Wissenschaftsjahr 2020: Was ist Bioökonomie?

Interview mit Ulrich Schurr vom Forschungszentrum Jülich: Wie können wir zu einem nachhaltigen Wirtschaften kommen und was kann die Forschung dazu beitragen?

Electrochaea technology awarded the Swiss energy prize Watt d’Or

Power-to-gas demonstration facility is working with the biological methanation system developed by Electrochaea - a key technology for climate-neutral natural fuels  

Electrochaea-Technologie mit Schweizer Energiepreis Watt d’Or ausgezeichnet

Power-to-Gas Referenzanlage wendet Electrochaeas biologische Methanisierung an - eine Schlüsseltechnologie zur Herstellung klimaneutraler Kraftstoffe

Towards sustainability — From a by-product of the biodiesel industry to a valuable chemical

New cheap and efficient copper-based catalyst can be used to convert glycerol into dihydroxyacetone, same process produces hydrogen molecules from water

Perdue Farms Introduces Compostable Foam Packaging for Shipments

All of company's e-commerce shipping boxes to be made from 100% recyclable cardboard insulated with a backyard compostable cornstarch-based foam

Finland’s Fortum rolls out recycled, bio-based PP

The first product made out of Fortum Circo PP CF is a school chair

Nationale Bioökonomiestrategie für eine nachhaltige, kreislauforientierte und starke Wirtschaft

Bundesministerinnen Klöckner und Karliczek stellen Weichen für Bioökonomiepolitik

21 Januar 2020

BioBTX – investments to realize commercialization ambitions

New 'waste plastics as feedstock'-facility will be a global first in producing sustainable aromatics on a commercial basis

Veja: „Der Condor ist unser erster Post-Petroleum Laufschuh“

ISPO.com sprach mit Co-Founder Sébastien Kopp über Vejas Markenfokus und wie sein Laufschuh die Gesellschaft Öl-unabhängiger machen soll

Food waste as raw material for 3D printed bioplastics

EU- and industry-funded BARBARA project to put food waste to good use, replacing petroleum-based plastics with more environmentally friendly bioplastics  

Avantium: Neue FDCA-Anlage im niederländischen Delfzijl in Planung

Anlage wurde mit Hilfe des EU-Rahmenprogramms Horizon 2020 mit 25 Mio. Euro gefördert

Kelheim Fibres a Frontrunner in CanopyStyle “Hot-Button“Ranking

The company‘s excellent performance as regards to raw material sourcing attained a “green shirt” ranking by the forest conservation organisation Canopy

Kelheim Fibres auf Spitzenplatz beim CanopyStyle „Hot-Button“-Ranking

Herausragende Leistung des Unternehmens im Bereich Rohstoffbezug wurde mit dem „grünen Hemd“ der Waldschutzorganisation Canopy ausgezeichnet

Biobased kayaks for a sustainable world

Melker of Sweden has a strong sustainability pathos and wants to manufacture products with the least possible environmental impact

DSM enables higher commercial standards in the flooring industry with bio-based, self-matting resin

The resin is now successfully enabling easier application and higher aesthetic and functional performance in the flooring market

Biopolymer-based multilayer films with natural coatings for food packaging

Fraunhofer IMWS and POLIFILM experts to design and manufacture new, innovative multilayer films based on chitosan with various barrier layer properties

Biopolymerbasierte Mehrlagenfolien mit natürlichen Beschichtungen für Lebensmittelverpackungen

Fraunhofer IMWS und POLIFILM Experten wollen gemeinsam innovative, chitosanbasierte Multilayer-Folien für Lebensmittelverpackungen herstellen

20 Januar 2020

From soybean waste to cling wrap

Soybean-based plastic wrap is developed by microbes that consume the nutrients, leaving behind cellulose, a form of fiber

Hortmeyer and White to Lead DNFI

Both have extensive knowledge of fibres, fibre markets and fibre production, and each is highly qualified as an advocate for natural fibres