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25 Oktober 2016

Concern as Senate leans toward labeling wood-fired power plants as carbon neutral

Scientists concerned that well-intentioned legislation could promote deforestation in the U.S. and elsewhere

Wundermaterial Biokunststoff

Nischenprodukt oder Werkstoff der Zukunft?

Dämmstoffe aus Naturfasern bestehen Dauertest

Abschluss der Untersuchungen des Langzeitverhaltens von Dämmstoffen aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen

Croda: New $170M Delaware River chemical plant

First plant of its kind in North America to manufacture 100-percent renewable non-ionic surfactants

NC Partnering launches a new bio-ecosystem called the BioFutureFactory

This new project aims at bringing costs of the feedstock down

24 Oktober 2016

3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova wins IBEX Innovation Award for its BANOVA Products

3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova was awarded the IBEX Innovation Award 2016 in Boatbuilding Methods & Materials for its BANOVA products

New Study: Biomass Costlier, Dirtier Than Wind, Solar for Replacing Coal Power in the UK

New economic analysis shows that wind and solar are likely to be the least-cost way to power the UK over the next decade, as costs for clean wind and solar energy decline and biomass uncertainty grows

HEXPOL TPE präsentiert seine globale Markenstrategie auf der K2016

Die neue grünen Composite der Dryflex Familie enthalten bis zu 90% nachwachsende Rohstoffe

HEXPOL TPE present global branding strategy at K2016

Dryflex Green family includes compounds with amounts of renewable content up to 90%

Biochar improves crop growth and climate

The use of biochar in agriculture improves soil fertility, especially in tropical regions, and mitigates greenhouse gas emissions

New project aims to create equal market access for bio-based products

Start of STAR4BBI - STAndards and Regulations FOR the Bio-Based Industry

21 Oktober 2016

Green Biologics Announces New Brands for High Purity, Bio-Based Products

Renewable Specialty Chemistry Company Introduces BioPure™ and GreenInside® Product Lines

Biobasierte und kompostierbare Alternative zu EPS

Partikelschaum ecovio EA von BASF SE ist für die Kompostierung zertifiziert, stoßfest und robust

Bossie, the Climate Warrior: new approaches may unlock dairy methane’s value

Culture Biosystems producing attractive economics for its advanced algae cultivation platform

Researchers make breakthrough in biobased materials

WSU scientists find new type of solvent to separate lignin from wood

Biogenic CO2 Coalition launches grassroots outreach

Urges EPA to remove its regulatory roadblock to development of the bioeconomy

20 Oktober 2016

Corbion releases whitepaper on feedstock sourcing for bioplastics

Company states that the concerns of using biobased feedstocks for plastics can be successfully identified and managed

Biobasierte Kunststoffe spielend verarbeiten

FNR präsentiert biobasierte Kunststoffe und deren Verarbeitung auf der K 2016 in Düsseldorf

BP and Uniper aim to harness green hydrogen to produce fuels

Cooperation agreement providing to examine the technical and economic feasibility of a power-to-gas plant at BP’s Lingen refinery

BP und Uniper wollen ‘grünen Wasserstoff’ für die Herstellung von Kraftstoffen nutzbar machen

Kooperationsvertrag sieht Prüfung der technischen und wirtschaftlichen Machbarkeit des Einsatzes der Power to Gas-Technologie am Raffineriestandort Lingen vor

Wenn aus gepresstem Laub Geschirr entsteht

Die Firma Leaf Republic ersetzt Kunststoff durch Naturmaterialien. Teils sind die Teller und Schalen schon in Gastronomiebetrieben im Einsatz

Nano-spike catalysts convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol

High-selectivity electrochemical conversion of CO2 to ethanol using a copper nanoparticle/N-doped graphene electrode

19 Oktober 2016

Bundesverband Bioenergie veranstaltet den 14. Internationalen Fachkongress für erneuerbare Mobilität „Kraftstoffe der Zukunft 2017“

Finales Programm online

Gevo Produces First Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel Specified for Use on Commercial Airline Flights

Flight with Alaska Airlines Expected to be Made in the Next Few Months

Grüne wollen Bauen mit nachwachsenden Rohstoffen stärken

Grüne Abgeordnete im Deutschen Bundestag fordern nationale Holzbaustrategie für Hochbau und Ingenieurbau, um den Einsatz ökologischer Baustoffe voranzubringen

Researchers in Germany plan to produce formaldehyde from carbon dioxide

Experts from Heidelberg University, LMU Munich, BASF and the Hte company are exploring ways for CO2-based synthesis of the industrial chemical formaldehyde

Forscher wollen Formaldehyd aus CO2 herstellen

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung fördert Verbundprojekt mit Beteiligung von Wissenschaftlern der Universität Heidelberg

Sustainable materials need certification and lobbies

Not yet enough commercial people in biobased with an attitude of “let’s fix this, we’re going to make money and we’re going to make lots of it!

Monarca BioFuel Project in Mexico expands, adding another 33,000 hectares of Jatropha

The CEO of Monarca has a plan with great vision to produce bioJet fuel for Mexican aviation as well as produce low cost seed oil for export to the US refineries

18 Oktober 2016

Multi-product Integrated bioRefinery of Algae: from Carbon dioxide and Light Energy to high-value Specialties: MIRACLES

5th Newsletter shows significant progress in algae cultivation

Corbion at K: launching Luminy® PLA bioplastics portfolio

Number of partner applications to demonstrate versatility and performance aspects of PLA bioplastics

Plastics Recycling Industry ‘Wish List’ for a rapid transition to a Circular Economy

Key players in the recycling sector are requesting principles to be included in any new set of measures and legislative instruments to help deliver a true circular economy

Anellotech Begins Commissioning of TCat-8® R&D Unit Raises Funds, Announces Form D Filing for $1.5 Million Equity Investment from a New Strategic Investor

Additional Funding for Fully-Integrated Development and Testing Facility, to Generate Data for Future Commercial Plant

Thermocatalytic reforming makes most of biomass

Susteen Technologies developing and commercialising TCR® systems in various sizes to produce gas, oil and biochar

Ginkgo BioWorks, Reverdia and Calysta lead in early voting for the Hot 40

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

17 Oktober 2016

In eigener Sache: nova sucht wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter und einen Communication Manager

Unser internationales Team sucht Verstärkung

European Commission urged to deliver robust 2030 policies to support advanced biofuels in transport

Biofrontiers platform launched policy recommendations on 11 October, 2016, economic and environmental issues associated with developing the next generation of low-carbon fuels

Bonaveri to showcase revolutionary BNATURAL mannequins at Green Carpet Challenge 2016

Italian company developed bio-based polymer with 72% natural materials, and paint 100% made from natural substances

Silkworms fed carbon nanotubes or graphene produce stronger silk

Chinese researchers team found, new silk showed more orderly crystal structure, causing the silk to conduct electricity

Putting poor quality waste fats into good use while keeping an eye on algae oil and waste plastic

Neste's raw material sourcing offers emission-reducing and sustainable use for processing residues

Verdezyne Signs Distribution Agreement With Aceto Corporation

Exclusive Agreement with Leading Distributor of Specialty Chemicals in the U.S. to Power Regional Sales of Verdezyne's BIOLON® DDDA

14 Oktober 2016

First bioplastic made from surplus whey

New PHB biodegradable packaging tailored to the needs of cheese-makers products

Eco-friendly and fully bio-based: new challenge for toys

Toy makers globally moving towards ambitions to leave a positive impact on the planet

It won’t be long before all our plastics come from plants instead of oil

According to Lux Research, just 2% of the world’s 300 million tons of plastic production comes from plants

EU and India cooperate on kick-starting bioeconomy

A strategic action plan, roadmap, summer schools, short-term research exchanges and project twinning initiatives... these are just some of the activities carried out by an EU-funded project to help researchers in India and the EU boost the sustainable bio-based economy

Polyamides from a waste stream of the wood industry

K 2016 trade fair: Environmentally friendly way to manufacture bioplastics

Polyamide aus Holzabfällen

Messe K: Biobasierte Kunststoffe umweltfreundlich produzieren

nova Newsletter October 2016

Your monthly update on nova-Institute's activities

13 Oktober 2016

Synvina: Joint venture of BASF and Avantium established

Bio-based furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) as main building block for the new polymer polyethylenefuranoate (PEF)

Synvina: BASF und Avantium gründen Gemeinschaftsunternehmen

Furandicarbonsäure (FDCS) auf Basis nachwachsender Rohstoffe als chemischer Baustein für neuen Kunststoff Polyethylenfuranoat (PEF)