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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)

11 November 2019

Creating A Green Solution For Bioplastics Logistics Security

Bioplastics is a growing sector that has its own security questions - through new plastic technologies, businesses are finding ways to create assurance over their security situation

Avantium partners with R&F Chemical to market high-value PEF applications in Korea

Under this collaboration, Avantium expects to enter this market for high-value applications such as electronics and smart packaging

Treibstoff aus CO2 und Ökostrom: Versuchsanlage in Karlsruhe geht in Betrieb

"Grünen" Treibstoff aus Strom und Luft soll die weltweit erste Versuchsanlage in Karlsruhe liefern. Die Produktionsmenge ist zunächst sehr begrenzt

A Dutch consortium led by Vertoro has been granted €1.2 million to investigate the potential of crude lignin oil as a platform for sustainable chemicals and materials

New project to focus on the further development of an interregional campus eco-system and for the conversion of biomass residues to crude lignin oil

Materialkennwert für NawaRo-Baustoffe: Forschung räumt Hemmschuh aus dem Weg

Ein aus zwölf Teilvorhaben bestehendes Verbundprojekt soll vom BMEL mit Mitteln aus dem 'Förderprogramm nachwachsende Rohstoffe' unterstützt werden

Turning wood into pharmaceutical ingredients

"From Wood to Tetrahydro-2-benzazepines in Three Waste-Free Steps: Modular Synthesis of Biologically Active Lignin-Derived Scaffolds"

Researchers Create 3D Printed Bacterial Cellulose Material for Wound Healing

UFABC researchers group using nanoskin membranes since 2015 for wound healing treatment with successful results in diabetic ulcers

‘Sector coupling’: The EU energy buzzword no-one can actually pin down

Sector coupling should result in lower energy consumption, reduce network investment costs, and allow greater amounts of renewables in the energy mix

Meilenstein hin zu wettbewerbsfähiger solarer Wasserspaltung

Die Forschungsergebnisse des MehrSi-Projekts stellen auch bei der Entwicklung wettbewerbsfähiger Zellen zur direkten solaren Wasserspaltung einen Meilenstein dar

8 November 2019

Danimer Scientific and UrthPact partner on manufacture new compostable straw

New PHA straws, certified for home composting and marine degradation, will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2020

TOP „Ein Rohstoffmix mit großem Zukunftspotenzial“

Studie des nova-Instituts bestätigt die Vorteile der Kaffeekapsel von Golden Compound

Bio-On’s Marco Astorri has resigned

Plant is still being run by an official appointed by the court, however, uncertainty about the production and employee wages is rampant

Power2X-Projekt geht in die zweite Phase

Nun werden nachhaltige Lösungen für die energetische Versorgung und stoffliche Wertschöpfung gesucht, um klimaschädliche Emissionen zu reduzieren

Concept Cars: The Car Is Made Of Wood

In Japan, Ministry of the Environment forcing environmental biocompatible cars - and the result is an unprecedented supercar made of plant-derived material

Neue Batterie absorbiert beim Laden CO2 aus der Luft

Weil die Methode unter jeglicher CO2-Konzentration funktioniert, sehen die Entwickler mögliche Einsatzszenarien in der Filterung von Kraftwerks- und Industrieabgasen

MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Spider Silk Facility to Break Corporate Production capacity Records within First Months of Operation

The company uses transgenic spider silkworms to produce an ecofriendly and cost-effective alternative to synthetic textiles

The Top 25 Trends in the Bioeconomy

It was ABLC Week last week and it featured the international bioeconomy trends

Covestro unterstützt Chem Startup Award

Nachhaltige Geschäftsideen im Vordergrund / Covestro lädt Gewinner zu Konferenz Chemalytix ein

7 November 2019

KRICT comes in as a new leading player in the monopolized bio-polycarbonate market

Potential alternative for petroleum polycarbonate containing environmental hormone sources

Novamont: Neue Biokunststoffe für Obst- und Gemüsebeutel

Unternehmen hat auf der K 2019 neue Mater-Bi-Arten für Obst- und Gemüsebeutel mit kompostierbaren 5-Schicht-Barrierefolien vorgestellt

Gelatex Technologies gets Green Alley Award

Company honoured for environment-friendly alternative to leather made from low-value gelatine waste from the meat and leather industries

Baum des Jahres mit zwei Gesichtern

Hoffnungsträger oder Konkurrenz? Experten untersuchen Ausbreitungspotenzial der Robinie

Sustainable Technology Corporation Completes Acquisition of DuPont’s Cellulosic (G2.0) Ethanol Technology

Company plans to license the technology globally including in biorefineries under development by BioChem USA, LLC

Scientific publication: Pyrolysis oil is a sustainable alternative to creosotes

“Life Cycle Assessment on a Biorefinery Approach to Pyrolysis Oil for Wood Modification Treatment”

Neste profit jumps as renewable diesel sruges

Demand for renewable diesel is expected to remain strong - utilization rates of the renewables production facilities are expected to remain high

Material Insights

PHA discussed as alternative material for European disposable products

Biofuels could be made from bacteria that grow in seawater rather than from crude oil

The breakthrough behind this approach is the ability to re-engineer the microbe’s genome and create different types of high value chemical compounds

6 November 2019

Position paper: Climate change mitigation with sustainable renewable fuels

Making use of existing sustainable options to reduce greenhouse gases in transport, encouraging the development of new technologies

Pure liquid silk

Evolved by Nature developed a silk coating to cover materials like nylon and cotton and lend them a silk-like outer layer

Nachhaltigere Verpackungen: L’Oréal entwickelt Kosmetiktube auf Basis von Papier

Neue Verpackung soll im kommenden Jahr auf den Markt kommen und erstmals für die hauseigene Marke "Garnier" genutzt werden

TechnipFMC announces first technology license for epichlorohydrin from renewable feedstock in India

First project using the EPICEROL technology will be managed from TechnipFMC's center in Lyon, France

Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V. mit neuem Vorstand – Peter Brunk zum Vorsitzenden gewählt

Geschäftsführung bleibt unverändert in den Händen des 62-jährigen Michael von Ketteler, BASF SE, Büro Berlin

Cotton seed for dinner? That could become a reality

Food and Drug Administration approved modified cotton for human consumption in late September - a historic decision that could change the industry and help feed the world

Funding opportunity for US biorefineries

USDA to fund with project costs up to $250 million the development, construction and retrofitting of Commercial-Scale Biorefineries using Eligible Technology

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe announces range of Bio-attributed Olefins and Polyolefins

The INEOS bio-attributed polyolefins can be made with 100% substitution of bio-feedstock and provide more than 100% Greenhouse Gas savings (GHG)

Without better labeling, compostable packaging will struggle

Most compostable items, especially compostable plastics, look exactly like their non-compostable counterparts

5 November 2019

Nissei moulds PLA champagne glasses at K 2019

Company developed practical thin-wall container moulding technologies that would enable the replacement of conventional disposable containers with those made of PLA

With this new α-gel the cream of all skin creams could be here

An environment-friendly and easily producible surfactant used to prepare effective water-retaining mixture that can be used in skincare

Forscher entwickeln Faserplatten aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen

Wissenschaftler der Universität Stuttgart haben eine neue Faserplatte vorgestellt: flexibel formbar, und sowohl für den Möbel-, als auch den Innenausbau geeignet

Untapping bioeconomy’s potential is key to the transition towards a more sustainable Europe

Overview: Event on European Bioeconomy: Regions, Cities and Civil Society in Brussels on October 16

Bäume bewusster wahrnehmen: Robinie ist Baum des Jahres

Bundesministerin Julia Klöckner Schirmherrin der Robinia pseudoacacia

It’s not modern alchemy, carbon capture is a key weapon in the fight against climate change

In reality, this technology is already moving from the lab to factory floors worldwide – it is no longer a question of science fiction, but rather, science fact

Composites Evolution launches a range of natural fibre prepregs for motorsport

Company has brought together its extensive expertise in high-performance flax reinforcements with its Evopreg range of epoxy prepregs

An interview with Mladen Istuk, director of the biorefinery project development at INA

In this exclusive interview, Mladen Istuk talks about what INA is doing in the circular bioeconomy and its involvement in the BBI JU Demo Project GRACE

Södra’s breakthrough will enable large-scale textile recycling

At present, no one in the world can recycle fibres from blended fabrics on a large scale. Södra now has a unique solution that will enable circular flows in the fashion and textile industry

4 November 2019

Biobased leather

New innovative artificial leather fabrics tap into a desire and a growing market for sustainably sourced quality products

Forests in the spotlight of the Finnish EU Council Presidency

Finland’s Presidency program “Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future” presents four main priorities for the presidency period

Ist Bambus-Geschirr gesundheitlich unbedenklich?

Pauschal lässt sich die Unbedenklichkeit nicht belegen, denn die Frage, ob und wie die Produkte recycelt werden können, ist noch nicht endgültig geklärt

European farmers descend on Strasbourg in protest against planned CAP reform

Members of the Agriculture Committee recently indicated to EURACTIV that the new CAP could be delayed by up to two years