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nova-Institute is looking for a new Head of Sustainability Department (m/f/d)

Location Hürth, permanent full-time position (40 hours/week)

Das nova-Institut sucht Verstärkung: Abteilungsleiter für die Abteilung „Nachhaltigkeit“ (m/w/d)

Standort Hürth, Festanstellung in Vollzeit (40 Stunden/Woche)

15 Oktober 2019

World First Products made from Recycled Pollution Reduce Emissions and Keep Carbon in the Ground!

LanzaTech’s vision of a new carbon economy runs on the principle that carbon should be kept in a closed loop material cycle

World’s first combined 2G ethanol and crude lignin oil biorefinery inches closer to reality

New bio-refinery at Villaralto, in Cordoba Province, Andalusia will produce second generation ethanol alongside so-called crude lignin oil

Lower CO2 emissions on the horizon for cement

Preliminary test runs at a Belgium cement plant successfully demonstrate innovative carbon capture technology

Der Zementherstellung blühen geringere CO2-Emissionen

Erste Testläufe in einem belgischen Zementwerk zeigen die Vorzüge einer innovativen Technologie zur Kohlenstoffabscheidung auf

Previous govt’s bioeconomy push fell short in several areas, says audit office

PM Juha Sipilä's key bioeconomy projects created few new jobs and did not help the farming sector, auditors concluded

Chemie durch nachwachsende Rohstoffe ersetzen

Hochschule Wismar beginnt im Verbundvorhaben „ALBINA“ mit der Erprobung algenbasierter Schmierstoffzusätze

DuPont-Stella McCartney Partnership Yields World’s First Bio-based Faux Fur

The new Koba® Fur-Free Fur by Ecopel is made with recycled polyester and up to 100 percent DuPont™ Sorona® plant-based fibers

Digital Farming: Driving productivity and a more sustainable way of farming

Agriculture faces many evolving challenges, some from the past and some yet to come

14 Oktober 2019

Mitsui Chemicals Group’s Bio-Polypropylene Adopted for Project Commissioned by Ministry of the Environment

Industrial-level-trial set to begin to expand the bio-based plastic market with the first of its kind technology

Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd. produces first biodegradable, biocomposite bottle

Because its raw material is an abundant natural resource, nanocellulose is an excellent choice for use as a green, next-generation biomaterial

SkyNRG: Board now leads the way towards sustainable flying

Launch of SkyNRG’s ground-breaking program paves the way to sustainable aviation - 85 per cent reduction of emissions as a result of sustainable aviation fuel  

rezemo – Die Kaffeekapseln aus Holz überzeugten gleich drei Investoren bei ‘Die Höhle der Löwen’

Die weltweit erste und einzige Kaffeekapsel aus Holz kann nach Gebrauch entweder im Biomüll entsorgt oder auch verbrannt werden

Request for Information on the Bioeconomy

The Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) requests input from all interested parties on the U.S. Bioeconomy

Inspired by nature – Converting CO2 to valuable resources with the help of nanoparticles

Enzymes use cascade reactions to produce complex molecules from comparatively simple raw materials. Researchers have now copied this principle

Wie die Natur – CO2 mithilfe von Nanopartikeln in Rohstoffe umwandeln

Enzyme nutzen Kaskadenreaktionen, um komplexe Moleküle aus vergleichsweise simplen Rohstoffen herzustellen. Das Prinzip haben Forscher sich abgeschaut

KLM and Microsoft join forces to advance sustainable air travel

The agreement includes commitment to purchase SAF which has the potential to reduce up to 80 percent of CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuel

IFIB 2019: the best in the bioeconomy has yet to come!

The bioeconomy revolution is really unstoppable

11 Oktober 2019

Milestone in the development of new material systems

Fraunhofer ICT at trade fair K 2019: New composite materials: bio-based, functionalized and with high mechanical strength

Meilenstein in der Entwicklung neuer Werkstoffsysteme

Fraunhofer ICT auf der Messe K 2019: Neue Verbundwerkstoffe: biobasiert, funktionalisiert und mechanisch hochfest

Debasish Das and Subhas Ghosh Win 2019 Award

The two researchers collaborated on the development of a biodegradable cotton-jute fabric with a waterproof coating that can substitute non-biodegradable PVC-coated polyester

Neste to lead its Renewable Polymers and Chemicals business from its office in Düsseldorf, Germany

New unit to provide the plastics and chemicals industries globally with solutions derived from biomass and chemically recycled plastic waste

Neste: Finnen steuern Geschäftsbereich für erneuerbare Polymere und Chemikalien aus Deutschland – Niederlassung in Düsseldorf eröffnet

Neue Einheit will die Kunststoff- und Chemiebranche weltweit mit Biomasse-basierten Vorprodukten sowie chemisch recycelten Kunststoffabfällen beliefern

The Deployment of Carbon Capture and Utilisation Technologies Takes a Key Step Forward

International Effort Establishes Global Standards to Meet Tech’s Growth and Opportunity Across Sectors

Methanol vs Hydrogen: As Blue World gets underway on world’s largest methanol fuel cell manufacturing, who’s the best?

World’s largest methanol fuel cell factory is now under construction at the Port of Aalborg, and will have a yearly production capacity of 750 MW, equivalent to 50,000 fuel cell units

Industrial Microbes and Opus 12 Awarded $1M to Turn Waste Gas into Valuable Chemicals

Breakthrough chemistry and biotechnology alliance extends iMicrobes’s ability to combat greenhouse gases

TechnipFMC, BTG-BTL to build bio-oil production facility in Sweden

The biofuel will then be mixed with other fuels, resulting in a petrol and diesel that is partly comprised of sustainable oil

10 Oktober 2019

TOP Levulinic acid and succinic acid – A realistic look at the present and future of two versatile bio-based platform chemicals and their market development

Two new market reports published by nova-Institute shed light on the current and future market situation of these previously acclaimed promising bio-based building blocks

TOP Lävulinsäure und Bernsteinsäure – Ein realistischer Blick auf zwei vielseitig einsetzbare bio-basierte Plattformchemikalien und ihre Marktentwicklung heute und in Zukunft

Zwei neue Marktreports des nova-Instituts beleuchten die aktuelle und zukünftige Marktsituation dieser vielversprechenden bio-basierten Building-Blocks

Portable electronics: a stretchable and flexible biofuel cell that runs on sweat

CNRS researchers recently developed and patented an innovative stretchable device producing electrical energy by transforming the compounds of sweat

Fraunhofer IWKS auf der K 2019: Vom Abfall zur bioabbaubaren Lebensmittelverpackung

Forschungseinrichtung  bietet neuen Polymerrohstoff an, der die Schutzwirkung von Kunststoffverpackungen ohne Beeinträchtigung der Kompostierbarkeit erhöht

Fraunhofer IWKS at K 2019: From Waste to Biodegradable Food Packaging

Research Institution offers a new polymer raw material that increases the protective effect of plastic packaging without impairing its recycling or compost properties

Farbe in den Biokunststoff bringen

Firma Finke hat spezielle, nachhaltige Bio-Masterbatche zur Einfärbung von PLA, PBS, WPC und TPS sowie Bio-PE, Bio-PP und Bio-PETentwickelt

IPCC study highlights the role of sustainable forest management for climate adaptation

LIFE RESILIENT FORESTS project promotes a replicable sustainable forest management approach to improve forest resilience to climate change

beckers bester: Bio-Produkte in Verpackungsinnovation 2019

Mit der Entscheidung für ein neues Sortiment in der Tetra PakÒ Craftverpackung setzt beckers bester sein Engagement für Umweltschutz und nachhaltiges Wirtschaften fort

Dow teams up with UPM to produce bio-based plastics

Agreement with UPM is the latest example of Dow’s strategy to enable a shift to a circular economy for plastics by integrating renewable feedstocks into its production processes

A new, natural wax coating makes garments water-resistant and breathable

Aalto University researchers making garments water-resistant with wax obtained from Brazilian palm tree leaves. The treatment is non-toxic and doesn't impair breathability

Neste and Lufthansa collaborate and aim for a more sustainable aviation

he first batch of sustainable aviation fuel was delivered to Lufthansa earlier this year

Biobasierte Carbonfasern – Nachhaltige Hochleistung für den Leichtbau

Carbonfasern, auch Kohlenstofffasern oder C-Fasern genannt, sind das festeste und steifste Material, das derzeit in großtechnischen Anlagen erzeugt werden kann

9 Oktober 2019

Global Alliance Powerfuels promotes more alternative fuels in aviation

Most important step: worldwide blending quota of at least 2 percent - Pioneer countries should launch additional programmes - Analysis informs about costs and measures

Global Alliance Powerfuels wirbt für mehr alternative Kraftstoffe im Luftverkehr

Wichtigster Schritt: weltweite Beimischungsquote von mindestens 2 Prozent - Vorreiternationen sollten zusätzliche Programme auflegen - Analyse informiert über Kosten und Maßnahmen

Greenpeace report exposes how multinationals are pretending to solve the plastic crisis

New findings show that companies are investing in risky emerging chemical conversion “recycling” technologies, which offer false hope and lock in demand for plastic packaging

Mikrokristalline Cellulose für fettreduzierte Lebensmittel

Herstellung jetzt auch aus Stroh und Miscanthus

Exclusive expert insights from day two of EFIB 2019

Bio Market Insight’s Liz Gyekye was on the ground and she picked out some of the highlights from day two

160,000 jobs can be created by manufacturing petrochems using green methanol: CEEW

CEEW and IEA’s study indicates that by 2030 the production of green methanol would likely cost lower when compared to both natural gas and coal-based production processes

Aviation climate targets may drive 3 million hectares of deforestation

ICAO’s proposed use of alternative aviation fuels is meant to reduce emissions, it in fact risks inducing massive emissions from the destruction of tropical forests and peatlands

White House Seeks Input from Biotech Stakeholders on Bioeconomy

To establish guiding principles to promote and protect the U.S. Bioeconomy, OSTP is seeking input from interested parties

Hochgespannt, symmetrisch, neu

Tetravinylallen, eine kleine, aber nützliche chemische Substanz, wurde erstmals hergestellt

8 Oktober 2019

TOP Open Letter to DG Environment:  Which polymers are “natural polymers” in the sense of the single-use plastic ban?

“Single-use plastic ban” excepts bioplastics made from chemically unmodified natural polymers in the sense of the REACH definition of a not chemically modified substance

What is the impact of agricultural mulch foils on terrestrial ecosystems?

In the “iMulch” project, funded by the EU and the German federate state North Rhine-Westphalia, scientists are developing new measuring methods to analyse the effects of plastics (micro and macro plastics) on soils and drainage waters

Welchen Einfluss haben Mulchfolien in der Landwirtschaft auf terrestrische Ökosysteme?

In dem von der EU und dem Land NRW geförderten Projekt "iMulch" entwickeln Wissenschaftler neue Messmethoden, um die Auswirkungen von Kunststoffen (Mikro- und Makrokunststoffe) auf Böden und Drainagegewässern zu analysieren