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21 Juni 2018

Improved plants for greater food security in the future

Despite improved insect resistance and herbicide tolerance the emphasis is increasingly put on modifying and improving other plant traits as well

In Zukunft mehr Nahrungssicherheit durch optimierte Pflanzen

Neben einer höheren Insektenresistenz und Herbizidtoleranz rückt die Modifizierung und Verbesserung anderer Pflanzeneigenschaften zunehmend in den Mittelpunkt

Goodbye petroleum, hello bio

Bio-based multilayer transparent barrier films are now reality

TRB Develops New FST Rated Biocomposite Rail Carriage Door Leaf

Lightweight biocomposite door leaf fully meets the most demanding FST specifications

Essential oils to fight bacterial infections

James Cook University scientists discovered technique to apply natural plant extracts as a coating for medical devices, which could prevent millions of infections every year

The Battle for Yeast Supremacy: DSM, DuPont, Novozymes and more

Those three players and more duke it out with a dazzling slew of new products

New membrane reactors supply “green” raw materials for chemical industry

Significant increase in methanol yield from 20 to 60% to gain, when upscaling to industrial plants

Neue Membranreaktoren liefern “grüne” Grundstoffe für die chemische Industrie

Deutliche Steigerung der Methanolausbeute von 20 auf 60% zu erwarten, wenn man auf industrielle Anlagen hochskaliert

EU farmers boss: DG Agri ‘not properly consulted’ in biofuels talks

Copa-Cogeca held a conference on 11 June about the ongoing talks for the revision of the RED and particularly about the future of the first-generation biofuels

Landwirte kritisieren: DG Agri wird bei Biokraftstoff-Thematik nicht eingebunden

Copa-Cogeca hielt am Montag eine Konferenz über die laufenden Gespräche zur Überarbeitung der EER und insbesondere über die Zukunft der Biokraftstoffe der ersten Generation ab

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Corbion

The company gave this illuminating overview of its promise and progress in its impressive range of biobased markets and sectors

20 Juni 2018

TOP Three new hemp products were granted the Innovation Award “Hemp Product of the Year 2018”

A Hemp fibre reinforced electric scooter, a new natural cosmetic skincare brand and the first Cannabis Root Spirit

BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech

LanzaTech’s patented technology is now being deployed at commercial scale in the steel industry

BASF investiert in LanzaTech, ein Unternehmen mit einer Technologie für Kohlenstoff-Recycling

Patentgeschützte Technologie von LanzaTech wird derzeit im kommerziellen Maßstab in der Stahlindustrie eingesetzt

BASF invests in LanzaTech, ArcelorMittal’s underway on advanced fuels, Syngenta breaks 3B gallon mark, Leaf gets an accelerator: partnership frenzy in the bioeconomy

Robust technologies must find effective routes to market through robust partnership — the days of vertically-integrated companies that can “do it all” appear to be over

“Faire Computermaus aus Biowerkstoff” von IfBB-Forschernachwuchsgruppe gewinnt Wettbewerb

Für mehr Zusammenhalt in der Gesellschaft: IfBB als „Ausgezeichneter Ort“ 2018 prämiert

Horizon Europe Welcomed by BIC as a Promising Bioeconomy Programme

BIC expects Horizon Europe to deliver R&I solutions to market, which would make a real difference in EU citizens’ lives

Kreussler Inc. Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Kreussler Inc.'s SOLVONK4 dry cleaning solvent is 88% biobased and now a USDA Certified BioPreferred product

An interview with Virginia Klausmeier, CEO Sylvatex “Bio-based is leading the way towards more sustainable chemicals and processes”

Exclusive interview with Virginia Klausmeier, founder and CEO of Sylvatex

A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk

By successfully encapsulating a vaccine into a spider silk microparticle, Swiss and German researchers have discovered a novel technique that will help fight cancer and certain infectious diseases

19 Juni 2018

WOULDWOOD develops systems for environmentally friendly construction and vehicle manufacturing

New project aims to create an industrial value chain for advanced additive manufacturing of wood-based components for the construction and transport sector

So verbindet man Naturfasern und Kunststoffe

Bundesweit einzigartig: Mit einer Anlage an der Hochschule Rosenheim sollen Vorteile von Holz- und Naturfaser mit Kunststoff verbunden werden

Predicted environmental changes could significantly reduce global production of vegetables

First study, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, to examine which projected changes could affect the production and nutritional quality of common crops

Spaghetti straws a big hit at Malak Markets

MALAK Markets are fighting for a plastic-free lifestyle and have introduced pasta straws to help cut back on plastic use

LanzaTech and Shougang Group towards a carbon-smart economy in China

Companies announced successful start-up of the world’s first commercial facility converting industrial emissions to sustainable ethanol

As Promised, Senate Agriculture Committee Leaders Find Common Ground in Bipartisan Farm Bill

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 provides certainty and predictability for producers across all regions, as well as those in need of assistance

Benzin und Diesel könnten bis 2050 fast klimaneutral werden

Flugzeuge, Schiffe und die Industrie sind auf Kraftstoffe angewiesen - doch sie belasten das Klima, könnten künstliche Kraftstoffe ein Ausweg sein?

18 Juni 2018

DuPont Celebrates Official Opening of Industrial Biosciences’ Global Business Headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware

The Renovated Facility Fosters Collaboration and Innovation with State-of-the-Art Biotechnology Laboratories and World-Class Scientists at Historic Experimental Station

Fußball-WM: Die Bioökonomie ist mit dabei

Viele umweltfreundliche Bioökonomie-Ansätze haben den Sportsektor bereits erobert

“Electricity as a resource”: Green energy for sustainable chemistry

Will chemicals come from the plug sockets in future?

“Strom als Rohstoff” für eine nachhaltige Chemie

Kommen Chemikalien bald aus der Steckdose?

All that glitters is not gold: Mighty Hoopla promotes eco-friendly alternative

AIF launched ‘Drastic On Plastic’ campaign and any glitter will be banned from 61 independent music festivals

Preem and RenFuel to create the world’s first lignin plant for biofuels

The plant is expected to produce an annual volume of 25,000-30,000 tonnes of lignin, and will be completed in 2021

Carbon utilization bill could create value for CO2 emissions

The Carbon Utilization Act, would allow new carbon utilization technologies, such as carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) and biogas production

15 Juni 2018

Michelin’s 2048 ambitions: MICHELIN tires will be made using 80 percent sustainable materials 100 percent of tires will be recycled

Group is investing in high technology recycling to be able to increase this content to 80 percent sustainable materials

GMO adversaries get enclosed from all sides

New agriculture strategies will make it harder once more for GMO adversaries to maintain a head-on opposition

Large-scale and sustainable 3D printing with the most ubiquitous natural material

Singapore researchers have recently demonstrated the use of cellulose to sustainably manufacture/fabricate large 3D objects

This humble Australian bee is helping to disrupt the plastics industry

Biotech start-up found the solitary masked bee's cellophane-like nesting material is not only water-repellent, but also resistant to flames, high temperatures and strong chemicals

World’s First Commercial Waste Gas to Ethanol Plant Now in Operation

LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform enabling the regional production of low-cost energy from local wastes and residues

Almond co-products: Almond Board targets circular economy potential in feed and farming

Almond Board of California is exploring new uses for the co-products of almonds such as insect feed, biobased plastics and coloring for the tire industry

Organic insect deterrent for agriculture

Biodegradable crop protection products without risks or side effects

Bio-Insektenspray für die Landwirtschaft

Biologisch abbaubare Pflanzenschutzmittel ohne Risiken und Nebenwirkungen

Lebende Cyanobakterien-Elektrode stellt effizient Strom her

Dieses System für die Energieproduktion regeneriert sich selbst

14 Juni 2018

TOP Avantium starts construction of bio-MEG demonstration plant in the Netherlands

Market demand for MEG is expected to grow from 28 million to 50 million tons in the next 20 years

Exploring alternative materials to reduce plastic pollution

Report by UN Environment assesses the potential of replacing certain conventional plastics applications with alternative materials

Neue Studie zu synthetischen Kraftstoffen: Freie Fahrt voraus mit Fischer-Tropsch

Die Mineralölindustrie hält „grüne Moleküle“ für die Zukunft – und fordert politische Unterstützung. Nicht alle teilen diesen Enthusiasmus

Climate Change Breakthrough: Large-scale capture of atmospheric CO shown to be feasible and affordable

Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology demonstrate for the first time a scalable and cost-effective solution for removing CO₂ from the atmosphere

Solar fuels come nearer: Direct-from-air CO2 capture cost drops below $100/ton threshold

Carbon Engineering’s David Keith explained to the Digest

Elephant grass is new ‘local feedstock’ for bioplastics

Netherlands Start-Up NNRG developed a biodegradable, compostable bioplastic called Vibers that is made from cellulose

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences teams with Stora Enso on R&D program

Stora Enso has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)