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13 Dezember 2017

Five bio-based Christmas gifts that won’t cost the earth

Bio-Based World News come up with some of our favourite bio-based and sustainable products

Auf Expansionskurs: Biokunststoff Zertifizierung ab sofort Teil der TÜV AUSTRIA Group

Ausbau des Produktzertifizierungs-Service, das biobasierte, biologisch abbaubare und kompostierbare Produkte kennzeichnet, ist in Planung

TÜV AUSTRIA Group acquires OK Compost label from Vinçotte

Plans are underway to expand the product certification service, which labels bio-based, biodegradable and compostable products

Award to Circular textile paper project

New paper manufacturing concept where the raw material is largely made up of low value fibres from textile recycling plants

Ausgezeichnetes Papier-Projekt im Bereich textiler Kreislaufwirtschaft

Konzept beruht auf der Verwertung von minderwertigen Fasern aus Anlagen zum Recycling von Textilien

CO2 Value Europe: A new association dedicated to the utilisation of CO2

43 leading industrial and research stakeholders will cooperate to implement solutions to convert CO2 into valuable products

Bacteria can breakdown biodiesel waste into useful products

Researchers used a mixed bacterial culture to ferment crude bio-glycerol under aerobic conditions

iGEM team’s poop-to-plastic concept wins international gold medal

UCalgary student project converts human waste into useful bioplastic items for deep-space missions

12 Dezember 2017

Report of Biorizon’s Annual Event 2017: from the lab to piloting

€10m Euro deal signed to accelerate bio-aromatic development

Dutch designers convert algae into bioplastic for 3D printing

Algae polymer could eventually entirely replacing plastics made from fossil fuels like oil

RU prof ‘discovers shinier, stronger’ golden fibre

Bangladesh researcher developed high quality natural fibres from everwhere-plant with help of yet unknown microorganisms

Sarnia-based BioAmber exploring process to make nylon from sugar

Company successful developed way to turn corn syrup into succinic acid, which is used in everything from plastics to paint and food to footwear

Novamont verdoppelt die Produktion von Biopolyestern

Verbesserung der technischen, wirtschaftlichen und ökologischen Eigenschaften der kompostierbaren Biokunststoffe MATER-Bi® geplant

Bio-on strengthens its collaboration with AkzoNobel and becomes part of MSCI World Small Cap Index

They have decided to continue R&D activities in order to further demonstrate the already developed systems and initiate work on new formulations

LanzaTech, Novozymes, Amyris, DSM, Enerkem, POET, BASF, Genomatica and Avantium among early Hot 50 voting leaders

The Digest released the early-voting totals from Subscriber Voting — which do not yet include Invited International Selector votes

11 Dezember 2017

The role of chemistry in the reduction of plastic waste

Development and introduction of biodegradable plastics is no more than a cheap excuse from industry to delay circular design and application

Promising biobased alternatives to polar aprotic solvents

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research carried out a broad scan of new and marketable biobased chemicals

Textiles: water-repellent thanks to fungal proteins

Scientists at the Fraunhofer IGB and the Hohenstein Group are researching an environmentally friendly and sustainable method

Textilien: wasserabweisend dank Pilzproteinen

Wissenschaftler des Fraunhofer IGB und der Hohenstein Group forschen an einer umweltfreundlichen und nachhaltigen Methode

Grüne Chemie: Polyurethane mit Synthesebausteinen aus Lignin

Forscher entwickeln im Projekt „Lignoplast“ Verfahren und Anwendungsmöglichkeiten für verschiedene Lignintypen bis zum Pilotmaßstab

Marine Litter: Novamont presents the findings of its scientific research at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi (Kenya)

High rates of marine biodegradation for all MATER-BI bioplastics

Next generation solvent contributes to next generation biofuel production from biomass

In this study, a novel carboxylate-type liquid zwitterion was developed as a solvent of biomass, which could dissolve cellulose with very low toxicity to microorganisms

Genomics researchers partner with industry to further innovation in health, agriculture and environment sectors

Government of Canada and partners invest more than $24 million in genomics research projects to improve cancer treatments and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

8 Dezember 2017

Canada: Unity in the pursuit of a global bioeconomy

Climate being one of the three topics at G7 Summit in 2018 is an important opportunity for Canada to make moves toward creating a more sustainable planet

Vom Baum zum Strukturschaum

Fraunhofer Spitzencluster entwickelt nachhaltigen Kunststoff aus Biomaterialien

Searching for ‘green alchemy’, EU mounts big investment push in bioeconomy

Commission and EIB to launch new multi-million euro effort to drive private investment in bio-based markets

Getunte Textilien aus dem Labor: Forscher pimpen Seidenfasern

Forschern des MIT ist es gelungen Seidenfasern chemisch zu "tunen"

Biobased food packaging through the eyes of the consumer

Wageningen researchers probe consumer perceptions of biobased food packaging

The 10 Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEOs in 2017. Now choose the number 1

We have asked a panel of world bioeconomy experts to tell us the Chief Executive Officers that have stood out as the most innovative during the last year

7 Dezember 2017

TOP “Biocomposite of the Year 2017” awarded at the Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC)

The stand-out new applications for Natural Fibre and Wood-Plastic Composites (NFC and WPC) are GreenBente24 – boat from 80% renewable materials (DE), LignoLoc® – collated wooden nails (AT) and a fully bio-based pedestrian bridge (NL)

TOP Innovationspreis „Biocomposite of the Year 2017″ verliehen

Für den herausragenden Einsatz von Natur- und Holzfaser-Verbundwerkstoffen (NFC und WPC) wurden gekürt: GreenBente24, ein Boot, das zu 80 % aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen besteht (DE), LignoLoc®, magazinierte Holznägel (AT) und eine bio-basierte Fußgängerbrücke (NL)

Tax Policy Should Support the Biobased Economy

BIO estimates that U.S. production of renewable chemicals and biofuels generates $135.4 billion in economic activity and employs nearly 1.7 million Americans

Building the partnerships to help Europe achieve its bio-based potential

The breadth and variety of the projects with which the BBI JU is engaged showing a huge economic opportunity for Europe

3D-printed minifactories

Group of ETH researchers has introduced a new 3D printing platform that works using living matter

3D-gedruckte Minifabriken

ETH-Forschergruppe stellt eine neue 3D-Druckplattform vor, die mit lebender Materie arbeitet

Ginkgo Bioworks, ‘the organism company,’ is now worth over $1 billion

Large fundraising round suggests that the compyny has plenty of runway to keep developing new products

Salmon-pink tobacco

How plants can be transformed into bio-factories

Lachsfarbener Tabak

Wie Pflanzen zu Biofabriken umgebaut werden können

Biopolymere verarbeiten: Ionische Flüssigkeiten sind die Lösung

Wie Cellulose und Chitin mit ionischen Flüssigkeiten gelöst und verarbeitet werden, und welche Anwendungsmöglichkeiten das Verfahren bietet

6 Dezember 2017

Textile Industry in Desperate Need of Sustainable Sources

NC Partnering CEO Jukka Kantola elaborates on trends in textiles and what the bioeconomy can do there

Plastic waste: let’s put an end to it in 10 to 15 years

We need to rethink plastics: bring to the forefront that the end-of-life phase is as important as the design for its original function

Ölleinfasern – vielseitig einsetzbar

Dreijähriges BMBF-Vorhaben will aus problematischem Koppelprodukt einen industriell nutzbaren Faserrohstoff machen

HYDROSOL-Plant: Hydrogen from sunlight

Research group presents what is currently the largest test facility for splitting water

HYDROSOL-Plant: Wasserstoff aus Sonnenlicht

Forschergruppe stellt aktuell größte Testanlage zur solarthermischen Wasserspaltung vor

Bürogestaltung – nachhaltig und innovativ

FNR veröffentlicht Leitfaden für eine biobasierte Bürogestaltung

5 Dezember 2017

Bioplastics are making the difference

European Bioplastics Conference 2017 attracted over 330 senior executives and NGOs

Biobasierte chemische Bausteine mit einer Brücke zum Markt

EU finanziertes Projekt BIO-QED bietet mit seinen Demonstrationsaktivitäten den biobasierten Basischemikalien BDO und IA eine Brücke zum Markt

A bridge to market for bio-based chemical building blocks

With its demonstration activities, the EU-funded BIO-QED project provides bio-based bulk chemicals BDO and IA with a bridge to market

STEP Award: Electrochaea erhält Unternehmenspreis für biologische Power-to-Gas-Technologie

Cleantech-Startup aus Planegg erhält damit die dritte Auszeichnung innerhalb eines Jahres

Teaching Life a New Trick: Bacteria Make Boron-Carbon Bonds

Findings will lead to new and "greener" ways to manufacture drugs and other products