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27 September 2016

Bioelectrochemical Power-to-Gas: State of the Art and Future Perspectives

German researchers find convenient way of storing renewable surplus electricity in the form of methane

Renmatix bags $14m from Bill Gates, Total

Plantrose process will enable a multitude of renewable process technologies to access the markets

Wenn Landwirte ökologische Kompensation selbst durchführen…

Produktionsintegrierter Naturschutz mit nachwachsenden Rohstoffen ist reif für die Praxis – IfaS veröffentlicht Leitfaden

GreenPoxy® bio resins facilitate sustainable production practices for ZAG™ skis

Sicomin's GreenPoxy® range is now available to customers in industrial quantities

Cooper Tire and Consortium Partners Report Significant Progress on Grant to Develop Guayule Polymer for Tire Applications

The 100 percent guayule-based concept tire will undergo extensive technical evaluation following its production

26 September 2016

Emery Oleochemicals to Showcase New EMEROX® Polyols for C.A.S.E. Market at 2016 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

Ongoing innovation and development investments result in polyurethanes that are engineered for performance and sustainability

Biobased Economy opportunities for North-Netherlands

Renewable resources for the regional production of ‘green’ chemicals, plastics and animal feed

Valuable new biopolymers from crustacean shells

Fraunhofer researchers and partners develop process aiming sustainable use of chitin waste

Wertvolle, neue Biopolymere aus Krabbenschalen

Fraunhofer Forscher und Partner entwickeln Prozess zur Nutzung von Chitin-Abfällen

Method for biotechnological production of aminolevulinic acid via 1-precursor methanol

PROvendis, University of Bielefeld offering access to rights for commercial use and opportunity for further co-development

Ozinga Installs CarbonCure CO2 Recycling Technology

Chicago family business known for quality and service reinforces its commitment to sustainability

23 September 2016

Mercurius Biorefining and University of California, Davis to Develop Technology for Low-Cost FDCA Production

First-of-its-kind technology operating from raw biomass

Hochdurchsatz von Zucker für die mikrobielle Umsetzung in Biosyntheseprodukte

Neu entwickeltes Verfahren mit Escherichia-coli-Stämmen bewirkt Produktivitätssteigerung um das zwei- bis dreifache

TOP Lux Research: New Bio-based Materials and Chemicals Offer Performance Advantages Over Petro-Based

While bio-based solutions earned past skepticism, the next generation can offer high value in specialty chemicals, biopolymers and advanced materials

Borregaard invests in bioethanol plant upgrade

Borregaard has decided to invest NOK 63 million in a project which includes an upgrade of the bioethanol plant and a facility to capture and store biogas

Bio-based PET market size over $13bn by 2023

A new report from Global Market Insights Bio-based Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Market size was 496.0 kilo tons in 2015

22 September 2016

Führende Konferenz zu Treibstoffen, Chemikalien und Polymeren aus CO2-Nutzung in Köln

Große Visionen – und echtes Potenzial

Leading conference on fuels, chemicals and polymers from CO2 utilization in Cologne

Big visions – and real potential

Seven-figure grant for Finnish researcher producing carbon fiber from wood

Michael Hummel, the recipient of the much sought-after ERC Starting Grant, knows that there is a great need for more affordable carbon fibre

Thailand’s circular, biobased economy: home grown bioplastics set to improve efficiency of local rubber agriculture

Biodegradable root growth container to bring threefold benefits to the Thai rubber industry

Proteine statt Plastik

Forscher haben Folie aus Milchprotein erfunden, die Plastikverpackungen Konkurrenz machen könnte

Maßgeschneiderter Diamant für die kontinuierliche Photokatalyse zur Umwandlung von CO2

Nationale Forschungskooperation will Mikroreaktorsystem für die umweltfreundliche Nutzbarmachung von CO2 entwickeln

Tailor-made diamond for the continuous photocatalysis allowing CO2 conversion

National research cooperation to develop a microreactor system for environmentally friendly utilization of CO2

Unilever buys Seventh Generation

The planned deal will give Unilever a foothold in the US market for diapers and tampons in addition to detergents and hand soap

21 September 2016

Renmatix Secures $14M Investment from Bill Gates and Total, the Global Energy Major, In Concert with Signing of 1 Million Ton Cellulosic Sugar License

According to Gates, Renmatix provides an innovative process that is an exciting pathway to pursue

Evonik brings the “Kö” into the exhibition halls of K 2016

Garments are made 100 percent of innovative biopolyamide fibers based on VESTAMID® Terra

Evonik bringt die Kö in die Messehallen der K 2016

Kleidungsstücke bestehen zu 100 Prozent aus neuartigen Biopolyamid-Fasern auf Basis von VESTAMID® Terra

Who is shortlisted for the Bio-Based Americas Innovation Awards 2016?

Winners will be announced at Bio-Based Live in San Francisco on 27th September

Novozymes acquires Organobalance GmbH to strengthen position in microbial solutions

Organobalance GmbH specializes in microbial screening and assay development, and will complement Novozymes’ existing platform with applications across industries

Novozymes übernimmt deutsche Organobalance GmbH – Position auf dem Markt für mikrobielle Lösungen ausgebaut

Die auf mikrobielle Screening-Verfahren und Bioassay-Entwicklung spezialisierte Organobalance GmbH soll Novozymes’ existierende Plattform mit Anwendungen für verschiedenste Industriezweige vervollständigen

20 September 2016

TOP Low Carbon Fuel Project Achieves Breakthrough as LanzaTech Produces Jet Fuel from Waste Gases for Virgin Atlantic

World’s first jet fuel derived from waste industrial gases from steel mills via a fermentation process

Virgin ♥ LanzaJet fuel: “A real game changer for aviation,” says Branson

New LanzaTech's Lanzanol works in passenger cars and drops carbon by 80 percent

Bayer and Monsanto to Create a Global Leader in Agriculture

Merger realizes a shared vision of integrated agricultural offerings, delivering enhanced solutions for growers and creates a leading innovation engine for the next generation of farming

Bayer und Monsanto schaffen ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen der Agrarwirtschaft

Übernahme verwirklicht die gemeinsame Vision von einem integrierten Angebot mit besseren Lösungen für Landwirte und schafft einen führenden Innovationstreiber für die nächste Generation der Landwirtschaft

Microplastic – Also in Our Food?

University of Münster researchers find automated µ-Raman spectroscopy provides reliable statements whether microplastic and very small microplastic is present in food

Can We Get Rid of Palm Oil?

Technical and financial support for land-users to adopt sustainable land-use practices in the cultivation of palm oil is largely missing

19 September 2016

TOP Landmark report from BIO charts $770B renewable chemicals and materials market by 2020

By 2020, McKinsey expects biobased products to make up 11 percent of the global chemical market, sales of biobased products would reach annual growth rate of 8 percent over the preceding decade

France bans disposable plastic tableware

Plastic disposable items such as goblets, coffee cups, plates and cutlery have to be at least 50 percent organic

The problem with vanilla

After vowing to go natural, food brands face a shortage of the favored flavor

How toymakers are taking the lead on bio-based plastics

Green Dot’s Terratek wood-plastic composites combine wood and recycled plastic in a small pellet form for injection molding

Green Biologics and Acme Hardesty Launch Bio-Based Esters for Personal Care Markets

Full Range of 100 percent Bio-based Esters Introduced at In-Cosmetics Show in NYC

Biobasierte Materialien: Chancen und Herausforderungen für die Ressourceneffizienz

Schwerpunkt bilden Biokunststoffe, Bioverbundwerkstoffe und Bioschmierstoffe

16 September 2016

New brand for Wageningen UR

Presenting itself as a single organisation, Wageningen University & Research aims to clarify what it represents

Biomethan aus tierischen Fetten und Ölen

Rückausnahme für den Einsatz von tierischen Fetten und Ölen in Biogasanlagen erlassen

Mater-Bi caters to the needs of Milan’s schoolchildren

Replacing traditional plastic by Mater-Bi in the catering and hospitality sector can greatly simplify waste management processes

Venture Capital: Evonik investiert in irisches Medizintechnikunternehmen Vivasure Medical

Neue Anwendung des bioabsorbierbaren Polymers RESOMER® von Evonik

Venture Capital: Evonik invests in Irish medical device company Vivasure Medical

New application of bioabsorbable Polymer RESOMER® from Evonik

Edible food packaging made from milk proteins

Edible food packaging based on the milk protein casein will be on store shelves within three years, according to USDA researchers

15 September 2016

Tesoro to Acquire Virent in Support of Commercializing Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

Virent to become wholly owned subsidiary of Tesoro and remain in Madison, Wisconsin

From Leaf to Tree: Large-Scale Artificial Photosynthesis

Researchers create the first practical design for photoelectrochemical water splitting