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4 März 2015

GFBiochemicals breakthrough levulinic acid technology ready for commercialization

Commercial-scale production will start in Summer 2015

GMO agreement: a stop sign for innovation

Director of agricultural biotechnology at EuropaBio commenting on the vote by the Council on genetically modified (GM) crops

Turning the local area into an innovation laboratory

Interview with Stefano Facco, New Business Development Director of Novamont SpA

Rennovia and Johnson Matthey to co-develop commercial catalysts for biobased adipic acid process

Focus of the joint development effort will be to develop and supply catalysts for mini-plant and future commercial plants

Dovetail partners announces release of new publication highlighting wood building Products and Carbon Storage

Ability of wood to store carbon provides significant environmental advantage over, other building materials

3 März 2015

TOP Sixth WPC Conference, Cologne

Wood and Natural Fibre Composites

TOP Sechste WPC-Konferenz, Köln

Sixth WPC Conference, Cologne – Wood and Natural Fibre Composites

European Parliament committee agrees to cap first generation biofuels at 6%

Mixed feedback from industry and policy makers

EU-Parlament will Biosprit aus Raps und Soja ausbremsen

Umweltausschuss stimmte für relativ strikte EU-Förderregeln

Rennovia appoints VP Commercialization

Chemicals executive to leverage experience in scaling breakthrough technologies

2 März 2015

Neue Vorhaben im Rahmen des BMEL-Förderschwerpunktes „Nachhaltige Waldwirtschaft“ gestartet

Neues Portal forst.fnr.de informiert zu Projekten

MEPs vote to cap biofuels

NNFCC's CEO said, he “welcomed” any new legislation “that helps us better define good from bad biofuels.”

Column on … Psychology of innovation: biotechnology should learn to listen!

Worries about the food/health relationship seem to have reached an all-time high

The Greenery innovation: tomatoes packaged in own stalk

Biobased box developer winner of the Fruit Logistica 'Tomato Inspiration Award 2015'

Biokraftstoffverband VDBe: Brüsseler Umweltausschuss stimmt gegen Klimaschutz

Verzerrte iLUC-Faktoren könnten gesamte Biokraftstoffproduktion in Europa in Frage stellen

Preisverfall bei Biosprit trifft Crop Energies

Ensus Ltd. in Wilton vorsorglich abgeschaltet, übrige Werke in Deutschland, Belgien und Frankreich bislang nicht betroffen

Architect Manthey Kula explores seaweed as natural insulation for sustainable building

Work encouraging local industries in grow, harvest and dry seaweed and kelp for production

The BioBuild project showcases biocomposite structures for use in construction

Collaboration of 7 EU-countries to offer interesting views into an energy saving, sustainable biocomposites building future

NetComposites develops natural fibre LFT for lightweighting

Pellets, including natural fibre yarns, offer a competitive alternative to glass

European Bioplastics Members portrait: Kjell Ivar Bache, CEO BioBag International

Main strategy behind our partner concept is “Think Globally – Act Locally”

First post-consumer recycling programme for biopolymer carpet

Two companies to jointly develop and commercialise products using recovered post-consumer carpet made with DuPont’s biopolymer

Recycling of biobased polyethylene

Braskem, Wageningen researchers launched new common study

27 Februar 2015

TOP New products from bark to replace fossil compounds

Adhesives and insulating foams from softwood bark tannins

European Bioplastics Conference celebrates 10th anniversary

Call for papers will be published soon and delegates can register for the event from March

European Bioplastics Konferenz feiert zehnjähriges Jubiläum

Teilnehmer können sich ab März für die Konferenz registrieren

Appropriate traceability for bioplastics – mass balance vs. certificate trading

RSB: before claiming a bioproduct's certification, a product should have a minimum renewable carbon level of 25 percent

The Terroir Project transforms seaweed into sustainable chairs and lamps

Danish designers team created sustainable furniture line from seaweed and paper

The Terroir Project: Algen-Biokomposit für Interior- und Möbeldesign

Dänische Produktdesigner kreieren mit "The Terroir Project" innovative Biokomposits aus Algen und Papier

Antimikrobielle Fasern durch Fixierung von modifizierten Algenmaterialien

Smarte Textilien mit biobasierter Ausrüstung

Künstlich erzeugtes biologisches Blatt wandelt Kohlendioxid in Sauerstoff um

Das erste von Menschenhand geschaffene biologische Blatt absorbiert Kohlendioxid und erzeugt unter Einwirkung von Wasser und Licht Sauerstoff und andere organische Verbindungen

Bio-succinic acid wins Biofuels Digest Chemical Of The Year Award

First non-fossil feedstock-derived chemical building block allows a bio-based alternative for a broad range of applications

Floreon Transforming Packaging shortlisted in the Environment & Energy Awards 2015

Ceremony will be held on April 22nd at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham

New catalyst to create chemical building blocks from biomass

Potential for mass use of lignin as feedstock for production of basic aromatic chemicals

Green chemistry: it is about the oxygen

Fermentation technology development to perform oxygen reactions safer in one step

26 Februar 2015

Biotex Flax used to improve impact performance for Bamboo Bike

Tests using Biotex Flax offered quality weave and great mechanical properties

Biobasierte Kunststoffe: Vom Leukoplastbomber zum High-tech-Einsatz

Ford Forschungszentrum entwickelt gemeinsam mit zehn Partnern Werkstoff- und Fließmodelle für naturfaserverstärkte Spritzgießmaterialien

Wiederentdeckung: Steinklee, eine Biogaspflanze für leichte Standorte

Überwinternde, bodenverbessernde Leguminose mit guten Erträgen

TOP Agreement for developing and producing a molecule for green chemical industry

Companies collaboration on defining and optimising the production of levulinic acid

Wood biorefinery has an enormous potential

Finnish VTT researcher showed the vast range of products to recover by wood biorefinery

Myco Design Lab: art meets industry in mycelium

All you can do with mycelium, fungi, threads or hyphae...!

Milan court finds for Novamont, OPA “ridicules ruling”

Duty of every entrepreneur in the industry to "scrupulously check the accuracy of the commercial information conveyed" on the market

A nutty project? Consortium working on development bio plasticizer from cashew shells

Substitution of oil-derived plasticizers by biobased compounds is projected to yield a 1.1-ton reduction in CO2 emissions per ton

Spinnen wie die Spinne

Biotech-Spinnenseide gleicht dem natürlichen Vorbild

Chemischer „Fingerabdruck“ gegen illegales Holzfällen

DBU-Förderung ermöglicht Entwicklung neuartiger Methoden zum Nachweis von Tropenholz in Papier

Wozu Erdöl, wenn man Abfall hat?

Chemikalien, die bisher aus Erdöl gewonnen wurden, lassen sich nun aus billigen Abfallstoffen herstellen – dank eines neuen Syntheseverfahrens der TU Wien.

4 minutes with… Steve Davey, Vice President Bio-based Products & Services USA, DSM

Company's program director talking about the  focuses and milestones in Advanced Bioeconomy

25 Februar 2015

RWE: Neue P2G-Anlage entsteht in NRW

Alles Gute kommt von oben: In Ibbenbüren schwebte diese Woche das Herzstück einer neuen Power-to-Gas-Forschungsanlage ein

Untersuchung möglicher Toxizität von Cellulose-Nanokristallen

Umfassende und objektive Beurteilung der Umwelttoxizität von Cellulose-Nanokristallen notwendig für die Anwendung und Nutzung in der Biotechnologie

Potential toxicity of cellulose nanocrystals examined in Industrial Biotechnology journal

Comprehensive assessment important for deployment of these crystals for a number of industrial biotechnology applications

BIOTEC und Kaneka unterschreiben Entwicklungsvereinbarung

Zusammenarbeit will Polymerentwicklung mit bioabbaubaren Granulaten voranbringen