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2 Oktober 2015

BMBF: Förderrichtlinie zur thematischen Förderung (Modul II) im Rahmen des Konzepts “Bioökonomie als gesellschaftlicher Wandel”

Einreichungsfrist ist der 20. November 2015

New $20 Million XPRIZE Aims to Tackle CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels

Global Competition Challenges Innovators to Develop Breakthrough Technologies to Convert CO2 into Valuable Products

Bravo to biomass

UI study shows using oat hulls for power has considerable benefits to the environment and human health

The Digest’s 2015 Guide to Italy in the Advanced Bioeconomy

The key takeaways - the mandates and national targets - the key producers - process technology R&D - feedstock & supply chain development

Wood-based plastic bag company Paptic attracted more than a million in seed round

Manufacturing of the product to start in autumn at the KCL pilot plant in Espoo

CARBIOS launches its pilot plant for the production of biodegradable plastics, thus reaching a new milestone

New production platform enables the pilot-scale reproduction with a capacity of 40 kilograms per hour

The Birth of SuperDuper gasoline via earth-friendly renewable hydrocarbons

Biofuels are adding options for drop-in, low-carbon, super-perfornance gasoline via isooctane and isooctene, as Gevo announces sales of isooctene to BCD Chemie, a subsidiary of Brenntag

TOP Joule achieves U.S. EPA registration for CO2-recycled ethanol

Sunflow®-E ethanol is now cleared for commercial use in E10 and E15 gasoline blends

1 Oktober 2015

Combined biogas upgrading & power-to-gas energy storage

Producing high-purity methane, carbon dioxide and water in a single membrane separation system

Kraton buying Arizona Chemical for $1.4bn

Houston-based Kraton Performance Polymers will more than double its size by buying Arizona Chemical for $1.4 billion in an all-cash deal

Club Coffee set to release biodegradable pod

Paper-capped PurPod, invented by Guelph researchers, uses a brown-flecked bioplastic ring made of coffee bean chaff

Iowa Corn Promotion Board Patent improves production process for bio-based plastics

Corn derived isosorbide creating new markets for corn farmers

China May Approve Several Biotech Crop Traits Sooner Than Later

Cotton, four soybean and two corn varieties are in the final phase of the Chinese approval system

Research Council awards bioeconomy company Borregaard

Potent key player in the bioeconomy segment carries a cash prize of NOK 500,000

BASF und Genomatica erweitern Lizenzvereinbarung für 1,4-Butandiol (BDO) aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen

Lizenzvereinbarung auf Länder in Südostasien ausgeweitet - Optionale Kapazität für bis zu 75.000 Tonnen pro Jahr

And now, from a Strange and Compelling Future: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Electrofuels

Emerging class of carbon-neutral drop-in replacement fuels are made by storing electrical energy from renewable sources

30 September 2015

TOP New Study on Microplastics in the Environment: Which Sources Are Relevant?

The study evaluates for the first time the relevance of different sources of microplastics for marine protection in Germany

TOP Studie veröffentlicht: Welche Quellen für Mikroplastik in der Umwelt sind relevant?

Die Studie bewertet nun erstmals die Relevanz unterschiedlicher Quellen von Mikroplastik für den Meeresschutz in Deutschland

Mikroplastik im Meer – wie viel? Woher?

UBA: Großer Plastikabfall verdient deutlich mehr Aufmerksamkeit

On the Move in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Qualitas Health, Gevo

Qualitas Health announced that Dr. Rebecca White has been appointed as its Texas Site Manager

Elephant in the Bio-Room: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to BASF

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company, ranked by sales

Neste breaks ground on world’s first Bio LPG facility in Rotterdam

NEXBTL production technology promising an innovative renewable product family

First carpet tile manufacturer in the world to achieve C2C gold level certification

93% of Desso's commercial carpet tile range is Cradle to Cradle® certified

Desso erreicht als erster Teppichfliesen-Hersteller weltweit C2C-Zertifizierung in der Kategorie “Gold”

93% der Teppichfliesen-Reihe von Desso sind für den Objektbereich Cradle-to-Cradle®-zertifiziert

USDA launches first price report on non-GMO corn and soybeans

Better earnings could attract more market for non-GMO grain and encourage farmers to transition to organic

Wood products industry releases Reuse Wood website

Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) to develop an online directory outlining reuse and recycling options for wood and wood products

29 September 2015

Power to Gas: dena sucht die besten Standorte

Potenzialatlas wird Branchenentwicklung in den Regionen unterstützen

The Building Block Builders: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to BioAmber

Company intend to build and operate two additional facilities in Thailand and Brazil

Universities of Applied Sciences important for the biobased economy, says Han van Osch

'With the right kind of impulses, the development should be able to speed up again.’

BioHub® programme has come to a successful conclusion

Roquette and partners develop new industrial production process for very high purity isosorbide and biosuccinic acid

Pinuform: Produkte aus WPC im Fokus

Auf der Fakuma mit neuen WPC-Granulaten für ein breites Weiterverarbeitungsspektrum

Microbial Hybrids: Connecting solar energy and electric vehicles via biobatteries

An end to EV range anxiety, endless battery re-charges, and the infrastructure cost of electric vehicles?

From a Strange and Compelling Future:

The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Electrofuels

New report shows bio-based butanol market growing more than 9% annually through 2019

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Bio-based Butanol Market 2015-2019″ report to their offering.

28 September 2015

Nachwachsende Rohstoffe 2015 unverändert auf knapp 2,5 Millionen Hektar in Deutschland

Land- und Forstwirte sichern den größten Teil der Energie- und Rohstoffwende

Salt-tolerant plants eyed as crops of the future as sea level rises

20 per cent of world's irrigated farmland already contaminated with salt

New analysis strategy improves material efficiency of biorefineries

Finnish doctoral dissertation presents new strategy for expanding the usability of an analysis method used by biorefineries and for identifying new types of compounds

Marcel van Berkel talks to Il Bioeconomista. An interview with the Chief Commercial Officer of GFBiochemicals

Company to be pioneers of the emerging bioeconomy, bringing bio-based solutions to the market

BASF and Genomatica expand license agreement

License agreement for 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable feedstock adds countries in Southeast Asia

Burgeoning results from a greener CAP

The "greening" of direct payments, a crucial element of the Common Agricultural Policy reforms, came into force at the beginning of the year, but it is still a divisive topic

Corbion Purac strengthens its India position by acquiring Lactic acid business of Malladi Specialties Limited

Corbion Purac announces the acquisition of the lactic acid business of Malladi Specialties Limited

25 September 2015

FNR präsentiert Bioverbundwerkstoffe – auf der COMPOSITES EUROPE und auf der bio!CAR

Gemeinschaftsstand „Bio-based Composites“ mit NFK und WPC für innovative Produktlösungen

Bioeconomy offers Europe and Russia opportunity for long-term strategic cooperation

Falling oil prices not the only reason for Russia to follow the bioeconomy path

Algae at the Crossroads: Tackling big markets, big challenges in the new carbon economy

Will policymakers enable low-cost carbon to become available for this nascent, petroleum-displacing technology set? The Digest investigates.

What will it take for brands to deliver on the promise of greener chemicals?

That momentum behind green chemistry in the 1990s has never waned, but it’s never exactly exploded either. Is that about to change?

Your next car could be made of fungus

Viable eco-friendly replacement could make its way into your car soon

Genetic modification: widening gap between public perception and industrial reality

Increasing number of 'natural' products are being manufactured by the intermediate of GMOs

Belgian solar car produced with bio-based resins to compete at the World Solar Challenge 2015

Cardolite Corporation, SHD composite Materials Ltd and Solvay are supporting the Punch Powertrain Solar Team from the University of Leuven in building the Punch One, a Belgian solar car based on bio-based resins

Neue Marktstudie zum europäischen Kunststoffmarkt

Von Standardprodukten über technische Hochleistungskunststoffe bis zu Biokunststoffen: Ceresana untersucht den gesamten europäischen Markt für Kunststoffe

24 September 2015

Commission ready to give more aid to young farmers

Over 160,000 young European farmers will start their own businesses thanks to aid provided by the 2014-2020 rural development programmes