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13 Dezember 2019

TOP Renewable Carbon Strategy on Chemicals and Polymers

The equivalent to decarbonisation in the energy sector is a transition to renewable carbon in the chemical and plastics industries

New Anellotech technology tackles plastics pollution by recycling plastic waste into chemicals

New company's Plas-TCat™ process technology aiming to convert a wide range of plastic waste directly into chemicals

Bio-on gets new management

Mr. Riccardo Casoni, who previously held management positions in other companies, has been appointed as the new general manager and sole director of Bio-on

Edeka kooperiert mit Apeel Sciences: Eine zweite Haut für Avocados

Mit Unterstützung von Bill Gates entwickelte der Gründer des Start-ups Apeel Sciences eine pflanzlich basierte Beschichtung zur Haltbarmachung von Gemüse

Global biodiesel production is increasing

UFOP Chart of the week (50 2019)

“Lebendiger” Algen-Kronleuchter produziert so viel Sauerstoff wie 100 Hektar Wald

Erfinder Julian Melchiorri und sein Unternehmen "Arborea" erhielt außerdem die Emerging Talent Medaille beim London Design Festival

The Coming of Age of European Synthetic Biology

Within a few years, there has been a change from purely healthcare-focused applications to solving problems in industry and consumer products

Paper project using pineapple seen cutting plastics use

DTI’s Design Center of the Philippines calls the initiative the Pinyapel Project, using waste material from the pineapple-growing progress to make specialty paper

Sustainable material for carbon dioxide capture

​A new bio-based foam, infused with CO2-adsorbing ‘zeolites’ has been shown to have very promising properties for capturing carbon dioxide

Air New Zealand trials edible coffee cups as it explores innovative waste reduction measures

Air New Zealand has begun trialling edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground as it explores new and innovative ways to meet its sustainability challenges

12 Dezember 2019

Innovate from nature with POLYSORB® – The high purity isosorbide

Roquette offers the polymer markets innovative and sustainable monomers to create solutions for safer and more sustainable polymers

Double Shot of Sustainability: Ford and McDonald’s Collaborate to Convert Coffee Bean Skin into Car Parts

McDonald’s is expected to direct a significant portion of its coffee chaff in North America to Ford to be incorporated into vehicle parts

Autoteile aus Kaffeebohnen: Ford und McDonald’s beschließen Nachhaltigkeits-Kooperation

Bestandteile von gerösteten Kaffeebohnen sollen in Fahrzeugteilen wie etwa Scheinwerfergehäusen eine neue Verwendung finden

European Bioplastics elects new Board with François de Bie as new Chairman

Notable industry representatives aim to continous supporting the association up to a circular economy

European Bioplastics: Neuer Vorstand mit François de Bie als wiedergewähltem Vorsitzenden

Namhafte Industrievertreter wollen die kontinuierliche Unterstützung des Verbandes zur Erreichung einer Kreislaufwirtschaft gewährleisten

VTT developed an optical fibre made of cellulose

Cellulose-based fibre opens up new opportunities for sensor applications, but it will not compete with glass-based optical fibres in telecommunications applications

America’s largest timber building is complete, and it may be the future of construction

What’s old is new again—especially in the building industry

An electron highway headed for methanol

Making methanol just got a lot easier, now that chemists at Yale have opened up a new electron highway

Scientists devise catalyst that uses light to turn carbon dioxide to fuel

Researchers find new way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable fuel source.

11 Dezember 2019

Packaging made from banana plants an a-peeling alternative

Researchers at UNSW Sydney have discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into packaging material that is not only biodegradable, but also recyclable

Avantium secures financing milestone with €25 million EU funding for FDCA flagship plant

The PEFerence partners aim to replace a significant share of fossil-based polyesters with 100% plant-based PEF

Zukunft der Bioökonomie: Zwischen Chance und Irrweg

In Zukunft sollen bei der Produktion von Alltagsgegenständen mehr biobasierte Materialien wie Pflanzen, Tiere oder Mikroorganismen zum Einsatz kommen

Clariant and Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT) sign a strategic partnership to revolutionize the cosmetics industry

With its innovative technologies PAT discovers and sustainably produces rare highly active molecules from plant roots

Clariant und Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT) unterzeichnen eine strategische Partnerschaft zur Revolutionierung der Kosmetikbranche

Mit seinen innovativen Technologien entdeckt und produziert PAT nachhaltig seltene, hochaktive Moleküle aus Pflanzenwurzeln

Sunshine Not Moonshine – Happy Hour with Carbon Dioxide

Young New York start-up Air Co. created eco-friendly vodka made from CO2 and H2O - an interesting new approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Why Canada is incentivizing Mass Timber development

Wood construction has grown increasingly competitive on a cost basis in recent years, offering potential savings in a number of areas

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 4th

Compostable coffee capsules, banana waste bioplastic, cocoa husk chocolate wrappers, cactus leather, and more

An exclusive interview with Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech: “We need to take more risks and move more quickly”

In this exclusive interview, Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, talks to Il Bioeconomista about the climate crisis and the ‘carbonsmart’ revolution

10 Dezember 2019

Our Bioeconomy Christmas List

Here's what we're hoping for under the tree this year

New market data 2019: Bioplastics industry shows dynamic growth

Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 2.1 million tonnes in 2019 to 2.4 million tonnes in 2024

Ob Baustoff oder Biokraftstoff – Bayern muss die Natur stärker nutzen

Bayerischer Bauernverband fordert Initiative für biobasierte Rohstoffe

Untangling the secrets of worm and spider silks

Scientists have discovered that silk can withstand space-cold temperatures. Their findings could help develop new materials for low-temperature and high-impact applications

Entwirrung der Geheimnisse um Raupen- und Spinnenseiden

Forscherteam konnte nachweisen, dass Seidenfasern aufgrund ihrer Nanofibrillen ein besseres Kälteverhalten aufweisen als andere Biopolymere

Kotkamills participates in 4evergreen alliance to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular economy

Common goal is to deliver a holistic approach to optimise the sustainability and circularity of the fibre-based packaging’s life cycle

How Policy Can Boost the Market Roll-Out of Renewable Fuels

Innovation project ADVANCEFUEL aims to reaching the target of 3.5% for advanced renewable fuels mentioned in the REDII

From waste woody biomass to carbon negative transportation fuels via CCUS

Philipp Stratmann, VP Biofuels, Velocys, about the opportunity to produce negative emission fuels

A European fund to support the circular bioeconomy

The European Commission and the EIB announce the selection of an Investment Advisor for the upcoming European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

9 Dezember 2019

Bio4Self project captures the 2019 Global Bioplastics Award

Consortium of research institutes and companies collaborating on a project to develop self-reinforced composites based on PLA fibres

14. Global Bioplastics Award 2019: Bio4Self gewinnt mit selbstverstärkten Verbundwerkstoffen auf Basis von PLA-Fasern

Internationales Konsortium unter Beteiligung von Centexbel, Fraunhofer ICT, dem Institut für Textiltechnologie der RWTH Aachen und 13 weiteren Partnern hat einen selbstverstärkten Verbund aus Polyactid (PLA) entwickelt

A piece of history wrapped up in the future – Fazer brings pralines in a compostable box to Christmas sales

New collaboration project with Sulapac aims to research, develop and test microplastics-free, compostable packaging solutions for foodstuffs

NC Partnering Newsletter 11/2019

Time to boost the bioeconomy

Wirtschaftsministerium setzt auch auf klimaschädlichen blauen Wasserstoff aus Erdgas und bereitet möglicherweise neue Laufzeitverlängerung von AKWs vor

Wasserstoff aus Erdgas ist aufgrund der hohen Methan-Emissionen bei Erdgasförderung und -transport höchst klimaschädlich, selbst mit der teuren Option CCS

Polyamides from terpenes: Amorphous Caramid-R® and semi-crystalline Caramid-S®

Fraunhofer IGB researchers using a new, recently patented process to develop new polyamides - a new class of polyamides with outstanding thermal properties

Polyamide aus Terpenen: Amorphes Caramid-R® und teilkristallines Caramid-S®

Fraunhofer IGB Forscher stellen neues Verfahren zur Herstellung biobasierter Polyamide vor - einer neuen Polyamidklasse mit herausragenden thermischen Eigenschaften

The 10 Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEOs in 2019. Now choose the number 1

The bioeconomy is innovation, the result of the skills and passion of researchers and managers able to create value and new high-qualified jobs

Bayreuther Forscher entwickeln neuen Katalysator: ressourcenschonend, kostengünstig und hochselektiv

Das Katalyseverfahren kommt ohne seltene Edelmetalle aus und ermöglicht die zielgenaue Herstellung vieler Feinchemikalien, Naturprodukte und medizinischer Wirkstoffe

6 Dezember 2019

Stora Enso and HS Manufacturing Group enter collaboration to develop sustainable barriers for formed fiber products

PureFiberTM technology from Stora Enso with the HSMG PROTĒAN™ technology barrier coating to design next-generation barrier properties for plastic-free products

HeidelbergCement researching full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Canada

Study to target the feasibility to capture the majority of the CO2 from the flue gas of the Edmonton, Alberta, cement plant

HeidelbergCement erforscht vollständige Abscheidung und Speicherung von CO2 in Kanada

Studie will die Möglichkeit prüfen, den größten Teil der CO2-Emissionen aus der Abluft des Zementwerks in Edmonton, Alberta, abzuscheiden

The Greenest Diet: Bacteria Switch to Eating Carbon Dioxide

Such bacteria may, in the future, contribute to new, carbon-efficient technologies