18061 news

29 August 2016

nova’s experts introduced: Elke Breitmayer

Life Cycle Assessments, Economics & Resources

Researchers identify possible catalyst for converting methane to methanol at room temperature

The active site of low-temperature methane hydroxylation in iron-containing zeolites

New cup recycling system introduced at Dutch Performing Arts Festival “Noorderzon”

PLA cups themed: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Innovationen auf dem Noorderzon Festival in den Niederlanden

PLA Becher unter dem Motto: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Hanfjournal-Interview: Hanffaser Uckermark

Hanf hat als Rohstofflieferant und Nahrungsmittel ein enormes Potenzial

Bio-Based Innovations Awards comes to the USA to honour more pioneers in the circular economy

Now open for entries: Bio-Based Innovation Awards 2016 - Americas Edition

Power-to-Gas-Anlage mit neuer Direktmethanisierung entsteht am Hessischen Biogasforschungszentrum

Hessischen Umweltministerium fördert Forschungsprojekt des Fraunhofer IWES  zur Langzeitspeicherung von Wind- und Solarenergie mittels Power-to-Gas-Technologie

26 August 2016

Scientists Discover New Chemical Catalyst to Create Cheaper, Biodegradable Plastics from Plants

IBM Research and Stanford University researchers create inexpensive method to bring plant-based plastics mainstream

DuPont Industrial Biosciences Collaborates with Anta on Chinese Delegation’s Olympic Champion Uniforms

New Generation of “Dragon Uniform” Key Ingredient is DuPont™ Sorona® Renewably Sourced Fiber

Metabolix Announces $10 Million Binding Letter of Intent for Sale of Biopolymer Assets to CJ CheilJedang

Transaction supporting the Company to move forward with the plan to make Yield10 Bioscience their core business

Solegear Awarded U.S. Patent for High Performance Bioplastics

Patent recognizes one of the company’s unique technology platforms for bio-based durable goods and packaging applications

5th Conference on CO2 as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

Register now and use 20 % early bird discount till end of August!

Expanding the stable of workhorse yeasts

New genome sequences target next generation of yeasts with improved biotech uses

25 August 2016

New series of factsheets on bio-based products

Factsheet No 3 on biodegradability published

Fungi recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

University of South Florida researchers found three strains of fungi to be effective at extracting metals from other types of waste products

Diese Pilze könnten bald Akkus von Smartphones und E-Cars recyclen

Forscher der Universität South Florida haben entdeckt, dass drei spezielle Pilzarten Metalle aus Chemikalien extrahieren können

From waste to bioplastics – Ford ‚driving‘ the technology forward

The possibilities of making bioplastics from waste become an attractive and economically feasible option

First International Standard for sustainable procurement nears publication

Meaning interested parties can once more submit feedback on the draft before final publication in 2017

1 TWh of biogas to be gotten from waste

It is now an established fact: there is one terawatt-hour of biogas in the waste streams from paper and pulp mills

24 August 2016

NEC bioplastic echoes traditional Japanese lacquerware

Innovative cellulose resin material is made from grasses, trees and other non-edible plants

The Growth of Iowa Biotech

The state’s industry draws inspiration from medicine as well as agriculture

In Canada a new Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation

Announcement of Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario

The year of bio-based packaging

Sustainable living is growing and with it, interest in going beyond recycling

Copying Biomolecules and Maximizing Innovation Potential

Research lab receives more than 1.6 million euros from the German Ministry of Education and Research

Biomoleküle kopieren, Innovationspotenzial ausschöpfen

Arbeitsgruppe erhält mehr als 1,6 Millionen Euro vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

23 August 2016

Europe Aims to Close Loophole on Wood Energy

New report from European officials acknowledges the environmental impacts of their growing reliance on wood energy

Prices for rapeseed, soybean and sunflower oil have converged: UFOP

Feedstock supply could become increasingly difficult and more expensive in the coming months

CEQ guidance addresses biogenic emissions from land management

Considering the new guidance, many projects and programs have the potential to emit or sequester GHGs and may be affected by climate change

Kooperation von Evolva mit US Navy legt Fokus auf Resveratrol-basierte Verbundmaterialien

Tests mit Materialien auf Basis einer Spezialformulierung von Evolvas Resveratrol laufen

Evolva’s collaboration with US Navy to focus on resveratrol-based composites

Testing underway of materials fabricated from special formulation of Evolva’s resveratrol

Synthetic Biology: Engineering a Chemical Switch into a Light-driven Proton Pump

Swiss scientists developed solution to eliminating the short-circuit

Synthetische Biologie: Chemischer Schalter für Nano-Pumpe entwickelt

Schweizer Forscher entwickeln Lösung zur Ausmerzung von "Protonenkurzschluss"

22 August 2016

Vertellus to launch, spotlight new additive technologies for optimizing polymer properties and sustainability at K 2016

Products to be featured offer fresh solutions to multiple industry challenges.

Startschuss für die wissenschaftliche Begleitforschung zur stofflichen CO2-Nutzung

BMBF stellt 15 Millionen Euro im Rahmen der BMBF Fördermaßnahme CO2Plus bereit

The Building Block Builders: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to BioAmber

Bio-succinic giant secured funding to construct of their next global-scale facility in Sarnia, Ontario

ASTM Plastics Committee to Revise Key Composting Standard

Specification does not describe contents of products or their performance with regards to compostability or biodegradability

European-funded Valor Plus project seeks to boost cellulosic biorefinery capacity

Improving by-product output through sustainable and integrated closed loop biorefineries

19 August 2016

New report on oxo-biodegradable recyclate fans flames of old controversy

TCKT concluded that there would be no negative effects including oxo-biodegradable recyclate into plastic products

When amber means caution but BioAmber means go: progress, prospects for the Sarnia’s Sultans of Succinic

About five key BioAmber trends and the venture’s progress

Merck erweitert sein Excipients-Portfolio um Polymere für Depot-Injektionsmittel

Unternehmensgruppe erhält Exklusivrechte auf den globalen Vertrieb der Expansorb®-Produktlinie biokompatibler und biologisch abbaubarer Polymere

Merck Expands Excipients Portfolio, Adding Polymers for Sustained Release Injectables

Company to be the exclusive, global distributor of the Expansorb® line of biocompatible and biodegradable polymers

Three Steps in the Right Direction

Top honors innovation competition for sustainability initiatives

Three bioplastics companies named winners of 2016 Innovation Competition

Think Beyond Plastic recognizes role of bioplastics in sustainable innovation

18 August 2016

Ecovative’s new engineered wood panels eliminate formaldehyde emission problem

MycoBoard is a new type of engineered wood panel that is completely safe to use and can help its users to meet sustainability goals

Mega-strong and very mobile: the marine super glue

Vienna researcher investigated this substance with enormous medical and engineering potential and thereby gained many new insights

Mega fest und voll mobil: Der Superkleber aus dem Meer

Wiener Forscher haben die Struktur dieses für Medizin und Technik vielversprechenden Materials durchleuchtet und dabei viel Neues entdeckt.

TerraVia sells Algenist

As part of the transaction, TerraVia will continue to be an ingredient supplier for the Algenist brand

Amyris: The New Colossus aims to unlock its Golden Door

Company sees 33% of its immediate growth coming from the health care sector

American Science and Technology receives new patent for method to increase the efficiency and profitability of Organosolv processing of lignocellulosic biomass

New patent will increase the incentives to use renewable resources for chemical production

17 August 2016

Gencor Pacific invests $1M in Algae.Tec

Investment enabling Algae.Tec to accelerate the development of its production capacity and improve the efficiency of its nutraceutical plant