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22 Juli 2016

EU-Project AGRIFORVALOR Kick-off meeting

A very successful event for the formal launch of the project

New insights in furanic intermediates and aromatic derivatives from biomass

New project aims to create applied knowledge for the production of furans and furan-derived biobased aromatics from various sources

Bill aims to create tax credits for carbon utilization, storage

Legislation would make tax credits available to companies based on the amount of carbon dioxide they avoid emitting into the atmosphere through carbon capture or remove from the atmosphere through utilization

Are forests of the future at risk?

Pollination of forestal trees threatened worldwide

Wald der Zukunft in Gefahr?

Bestäubung von Waldbäumen ist weltweit bedroht

Injectable biomaterial could be used to manipulate organ behavior

Silicon-based invention is tiny, soft, wirelessly functional

21 Juli 2016

Interactive workshop on biomass feedstocks – After the end of the sugar quota

8 September 2016, Conference Center Airport Cologne/Bonn, programme online

Is Cellulac looking to advance its PHA bioplastic platform?

Company needs to acquire technology from PHA technology developers and producers

PHYCO2 completes test pilots of Algae Growth, CO2 Sequestration at Michigan State

Two advisory boards to focus on the commercialization of technologies for human nutrition and animal feed

Futamura confirms acquisition of Innovia Films cellulose business

Japanese company to provide a sustainable future for over 400 jobs

Novozymes and DONG Energy enter into agreement on biological waste sorting

Novozymes will deliver enzymes for DONG Energy's REnescience plant in the UK. The plant will be sorting household waste from 110,000 UK homes annually

20 Juli 2016

Precision agriculture: future of the CAP?

New Common Agricultural Policy could play a significant role in providing EU member states some innovative instruments and new measures

Cascades Sonoco Introduces Industry’s First Water-Based Barrier Coating Allowing the Creation of Recyclable, Repulpable and Compostable Take Out Containers

Revolutionary new product replaces standard LDPE coated folding carton, plastic and Styrofoam options

AMSilk grows with additional capital – ramp-up of BIOSTEEL® production

Further growth to provide especially the business divisions Medical Technology and Industrial Applications & Textiles

Frisches Kapital für Amsilks Spinnenseide

Hochleistungsbiopolymere aus Seidenproteinen sollen als Pulver und Faser für verschiedene Märkte produziert werden

Creation of Evertree, a new international actor in renewable chemistry

Avril Group teams up in JV to produce bio-VOCs

Neue Statistik der Chemiestudiengänge erschienen – Weiterhin steigende Anfängerzahlen

Wie in den Vorjahren hat die Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) auch 2016 umfangreiche statistische Daten zu den Chemiestudiengängen erhoben

19 Juli 2016

TOP Promise of sustainable CO2 utilisation technology to boost European industry

EU-funded SCOT project showcased its innovative work in Brussels

TOP Technologie für nachhaltige CO2-Nutzung soll die europäische Industrie fördern

Mitglieder des EU-Projekts SCOT stellten innovative Forschungsergebnisse in Brüssel vor

Waste Biorefinery: A New Paradigm for a Sustainable Bioelectro Economy

Various technologies employable to construct a waste biorefinery platform and its place in a biobased economy

Future Bioeconomy Supported by More Than One Billion Tons of Biomass Potential

United States could produce enough biomass to support a bioeconomy, including renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources

Nanostructures extracted from algae: Woman with 70 percent burns to body receives pioneering skin transplant

Creation of new biomaterial represents milestone of research in tissue engineering

Brazil’s Agricultural Land Use and Trade: Effects of Changes in Oil Prices and Ethanol Demand

The study examines the effects of longrun changes in oil prices on ethanol production in Brazil and resulting cropping patterns

18 Juli 2016

GLOBAL BIOENERGIES, IBN-One and ASPEN enter into partnership on isooctane for specialty fuels

Agreement conferring Lantmännen Aspen access rights to renewable isooctane for specialty fuel applications

Concerns over VOC Emissions to Accelerate Green and Bio-based Solvents Market Growth Globally

New report titled “Green & Bio-based Solvents - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023"

Starch improves barrier properties of PE-films

Wageningen UR cooperates with Avebe and chemical company Sabic to develop gradually bio-based films

Nachhaltig: Laubblätter als Einweggeschirr

Deutsches Startup-Unternehmen entwickelt biologisch abbaubares Einweggeschirr aus reinen Laubblättern

Disposable Tableware Made From Leaves

A German startup has created biodegradable, waterproof plates made of nothing more than leaves

Ginkgo Bioworks and Amyris Partner to Accelerate Commercialization of Bio-Based Products

The leading organism company and the leading industrial bioscience company collaborate on combined portfolio of 70 cultured ingredients

15 Juli 2016

What’s New and Important About C5 and C6 Sugars?

Overview and snapshot of the technological progress reported in the three months since Biofuels Digest’s 2016 March Madness Webinar on this topic

Who’ll Stop the Rain?: the road to a biobased fix for carcinogenic PFCs

Case study focusing on Patagonia’s Durable Water Repellent (DWR) problem

Anellotech Announces Toyota Tsusho as Strategic Investor and Corporate Partner in the BTX Supply Chain

Toyota Tsusho Joins the BTX Supply Chain Alliance Partner along with Suntory

Samsill displays its new Earth’s Choice Biobased ring binders at the USDA headquarters

U.S. soybean farmers have invested millions of dollars to research, test and promote biobased products

Finnish economy minister says advanced biofuels key to achieving climate goals

Biofuels are seen as a main way to cut vehicle emissions in line with the aim to end oil imports and cut fossil fuel consumption by half

14 Juli 2016

Novamont and the Barbier Group sign deal to develop new bag for fruits and vegetables from renewable resources, suitable for home composting

Ma-Ter-Bio (the bag for planet Earth) as alternative to traditional non-biodegradable, non-compostable plastics packaging

BIO Applauds House Passage of the Fostering Innovation Act

Fostering Innovation Act to extend the JOBS Act’s SOX 404(b) exemption for an additional five years

World biodiesel production/consumption to rise 14% by 2020: OECD/FAO

Report predicts recovery in international prices for ethanol and biodiesel in nominal terms

110 Nobelpreisträger werben für Grüne Gentechnik

Wissenschaftler erheben zudem schwere Vorwürfe gegen die Umweltorganisation Greenpeace

107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs

The letter asks Greenpeace to cease its efforts to block introduction of a genetically engineered strain of rice

13 Juli 2016

Nova Pangaea’s launches new cellulosic  pilot plant

Company's progressive, physical and thermo-chemical process enables a complete fractionation of lignocellulosic materials into their constituent parts

Chemikalien aus Holz statt Erdöl

Holz muss möglichst umfassend verwertet werden, damit es eine wirtschaftliche Alternative zu Petrochemikalien sein kann

Replacing oil with wood for the production of chemicals

Wood as a replacement for petrochemicals must be used to the greatest extent possible to be viable

Transcriptional Engineering of Microalgae: Prospects for High-Value Chemicals

Study: How to manipulate the biosynthesis of specific high-value metabolic products

National Bioscience Report Shows Industry Creating Jobs and Driving Innovation

The U.S. is experiencing strong gains in bioscience venture capital funding and patents

Bio-based commercialization the focus as global experts assemble for San Francisco

Event will also feature the Bio-Based World News Awards

12 Juli 2016

Fibres of the future 2: cellulosic fibres from wood

Second in a series of articles on fibres of the future

Torfmoose in Paludikultur für Pflanzsubstrate anbauen: Nachhaltige Perspektive für degradierte Hochmoore

Feldversuch belegt grundsätzliche Machbarkeit

Q&A: Minnesota companies create ‘circular economy’ coalition

First effort of US-companies who are working together to create a circular economy

Coca-Cola invests in ‘circular economy’

Company advancing its global sustainability strategy to help grow its business while also making a lasting, positive difference for consumers, communities and the environment

Biodegradable urn now available

Urna Bios is selling a 100% biodegradable urn