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18 Januar 2017

Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees

University of Bath researchers developed renewable plastic from a chemical called pinene found in pine needles

Dual-purpose biofuel crops could extend production, increase profits

Recent Illinois study shows that it is cost effective to retrofit ethanol plants where it makes sense

India’s double first in climate battle

World's first £3m industrial plant to capture CO2 emissions and using it to make valuable chemicals

Amber Waves of Gain: BioAmber, CJ CheilJedang to launch Asian JV for bio-succinic

Some Digest's editors background views

Global Biodegradable Polymers Market 2017-2021

According to Technavio analysts latest report, the global biodegradable polymers market can look forward to growth at a CAGR of 21.1% over the next five years

Bubble Trouble: No more shampoo goo, via a nifty biobased chemical technology

A new chemical process to combine fatty acids from soybeans or coconut and sugar-derived rings from corn to make a renewable soap molecule called Oleo-Furan-Surfactant

Microalgae create green fuel, reduce food insecurity

ICMM could reduce fossil fuel use by supplying liquid hydrocarbon biofuels for the aviation and cargo shipping industries

17 Januar 2017

Global Bioenergies plans to acquire Dutch start-up Syngip B.V.

Company has set the diversification of feedstocks usable in its isobutene process as its new R&D frontier

Global Bioenergies plant die Übernahme des niederländischen Startups Syngip BV

Neues F&E-Ziel besteht in der Diversifikation der für das Isobutenverfahren verwendbaren Ressourcen

Global Bioenergies to acquire gas fermentation start-up Syngip

Some Digest editor's backstories and stakeholder statements about this acquisition

UK bioeconomy supports over 5 million jobs. An interview with Margaret Smallwood, CEO BioVale

How is the bioeconomy in UK developing after Brexit and what means the election of Donald Trump as US President?

The AirCarbon methane-to-plastics technology: The Digest’s 20-16 Multi-Slide Guide to Newlight Technologies

Company using greenhouse gas-to-plastic bioconversion technology to produce plastics from air and methane

Why Farmers Grow GMOs

Survey found that farmers believe biotechnology helps them raise crops more efficiently and to lessen their environmental footprint

Solegear Announces Acquisition of LINDAR’s Bioplastic Division

Latest U.S. Acquisition Accelerates Bioplastic Packaging Market Share Growth

BioAmber Inc. announces $7 million underwritten offering of common stock and concurrent $8.9 million registered direct offering of warrants

BioAmber intends to use the net proceeds of the underwritten offering and the registered offering of warrants for working capital and other general corporate purposes

16 Januar 2017

TOP Avantium Acquires Liquid Light

Unrivaled electro-catalysis technology to convert CO2 to sustainable chemicals

Let’s Get it On: Avantium acquires Liquid Light

Acquisition aims to commercialize new process technologies using CO2 as feedstock to produce sustainable chemicals and materials

Here’s a New Year’s resolution we should all make – take “The Challenge”!

Perstorp launched its Time to Act campaign at the recent European Bioplastics conference in Berlin

BioAmber and CJ CheilJedang Plan JV for Succinic Acid Production in Asia

Intent is to produce cost competitive bio-succinic acid in China to accelerate sales growth

Mazda Uses Unpainted Plastic for Exterior Parts of Convertible

"Bio Engineering Plastic" was produced in cooperation with Mitsubishi Chemical by using the plant-derived "isosorbide"

Hydrocarbons from cheap renewable carbon: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

CEO Marc Delcourt and Director of Industrial Strategy gave interesting presentations

A EU project for efficient algae cultivation integrated into wastewater treatment

Turning waste and emissions into a biological resource is the main goal of the Climate-KIC co-funded Microalgae Biorefinery 2.0 project

Synthetic biology startup Lygos raises $13 million from OS Fund and IA Ventures to make cleaner chemicals

Lygos is now producing “metric ton quantities” of its bio-malonic acid products

13 Januar 2017

Researchers Learn How a Bacterium Reduces CO2 in Biofuel Production

Findings identified a new metabolic route previously unknown to the scientific community

Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper

Instead of ordering batteries by the pack, we might get them by the ream in the future

Startup brings wood-plastic composite toy trucks to market

Kickstarter campaign raised $15,000 and Vanguard Plastics Corp. helped move the project to commercial reality

ECN brings thermochemical aromatics production to Biorizon

Shared Research Center Biorizon is working with partners to develop aromatics from organic waste

Second chance carbon: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren gave this illuminating address at ABLC Next 2016 in San Francisco

Ken Richards, CEO of Leaf Resources, is the most innovative bioeconomy CEO 2016

The bioeconomy revolution is a reality thanks to visionary managers

DuPont Industrial Biosciences to Begin New Research Aimed to Enable Global Access for Protein Medications

Gates Foundation Grant to address market need for high volume, affordable and rapid cycle time pharmaceutical proteins

12 Januar 2017

TOP Bio-on announces new multi-license maxi agreement for revolutionary PHAs

New plants envisaged in Europe and Asia to produce up to 100 thousand tonnes per year of PHAs bioplastic

TOP Bio-on kündigt einen neuen Multilizenzvertrag für den bahnbrechenden Biokunststoff PHA an

Neue Anlagen in Europa und Asien für die Produktion von bis zu 100.000 Tonnen PHA-Biokunststoff pro Jahr geplant

MHG Debuts New Corporate Identity

Biotechnology Company Salutes its Legacy Brand Identity for Global Recognition

Meredian: PHA-Produzent heißt wieder Danimer Scientific

Biotechnologieunternehmen kehrt zum ursprünglichen Firmenlabel zurück

Kick-off €2.1 million European project InDIRECT by Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU)

Contribution to European milestone ‘Manage waste as a resource’ by efficiently converting diverse organic waste into marketable protein, lipids and chitin using insects

Rice scientists, colleagues use doped graphene quantum dots to reduce carbon dioxide to fuel

Carbon dots dash toward ‘green’ recycling role

All Bioeconomy Processes Developed Upstairs: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the ABPDU

Technology centers to optimize and scale technologies to enable the commercialization of bio-based chemicals, materials, and fuels

Researchers watch biomolecules at work

Method development advance at the University of Bonn allows deeper insight into cellular processes

Switchgrass May Be a Good Option for Farmers Who Have Lost Fertile Topsoil

Switchgrass can improve soil quality on eroded farms, study finds

11 Januar 2017

News from nova research: GreenPremium and EU Ecolabel

Findings summarized in Bioplastics MAGAZINE

TOP Artificial leaf as mini-factory for medicine

Eindhoven University researchers presented scenario where leaves are able to collect enough sunlight to produce chemical products

Global Bioenergies continues to bring its demo plant into operation successfully and lays out its strategy for using renewable resources

First production of green isobutene was already observed

Global Bioenergies setzt die Inbetriebnahme seiner industriellen Demonstrationsanlage erfolgreich fort und präzisiert seine Strategie zur Nutzung erneuerbarer Rohstoffe

Erste Produktion von grünem Isobuten bereits festgestellt

Forscher rücken molekulare Filme der Photokatalyse in greifbare Nähe

Neu visualisierter Prozess könnte zu einer besseren (effektiveren?) solaren Energiegewinnung führen

DTU Researchers Make Molecular Movies of Photocatalysis About to Happen

New findings provide a key step towards a general understanding of the dynamics involved in artificial photosynthesis

Interpol says corruption in global forestry sector worth $29 billion every year

13-country survey discovered an average of 250 cases of corruption in each country related to the forestry sector

New global initiative launched in Maine to offer financial and development support to bio-based projects

First of its kind challenge “truly” focuses on the commercialisation of innovation

Faster (cheaper) method for making big bioactive ring molecules

Chemists have developed a method that produces cyclic depsipeptides in a single step with high yields and in unusually large sizes

A Critical Look at Cellulosic Ethanol and Other Advanced Biofuels

Our intent was to provide a state-of-the-art assessment of progress of advanced biofuels within three market segments: gasoline, middle distillates and aviation fuels

10 Januar 2017

TOP Reduced CO2 emissions and increased sustainability in plastics production: Commercial debut for PLAneo® technology from thyssenkrupp

First new plant will produce around 10,000 tons of PLA per year