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19 Oktober 2017

New Durable Hydrophilic Ingeo Nonwovens Technology for Absorbent Hygiene Products Offers Fluid Management Superior to Polypropylene

New, durable hydrophilic formulation to promote skin health through improved fluid management and increased breathability

Strom mit Elastomerfolien erzeugen

Hauchdünne Silikonfolien verwandeln Wasserströmung in Strom

Popzyk and Klein win 2017 DNFI Award

Award Ceremony will be on 6 December during the BCC Conference in Cologne, Germany

Wie sieht die Zukunft der Kohlenstoffwirtschaft aus?

Neues Themenheft von Fraunhofer UMSICHT diskutiert Aspekte einer Transformation des heutigen kohlenstoffbasierten Wirtschaftssystems

Genetically engineered microorganisms can produce fluorinated PHA – among other things

University of California researchers manipulate the biosynthetic machinery in cells to getting new organofluorine target molecules

Biofuel Production with the Sun, the Sea and Thermochemical Reactions

New approaches to the science and technology of CO2-to-fuels may alter the energetics, the economics, and the business case to the point where bio-based CO2 conversion could be poised for a radical leap forward

Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuels

One of many improvements necessary for sustainable production of algal biofuel is the development of better algae

A second life for recovered wood

The aim of the EU-funded CaReWood project is to reuse this secondary raw material several times over – for example in house-building or to make furniture

Altholz – neues Leben als Sekundärrohstoff

Ziel des EU-Projekts CaReWood ist es, den Rohstoff mehrfach wiederzuverwerten – etwa für den Hausbau oder um Möbel daraus herzustellen

An interview with Marco Astorri, CEO of Bio-on

“It is necessary to make a step forward to more circular processes”

18 Oktober 2017

API sets new milestone in biodegradability of coffee capsules

Company introduced a broadened portfolio of APINAT® Bioplastics for single-serve coffee capsules

Mossi Ghisolfi is considering selling its business in the biofuels sector

Biorefinery of Mossi Ghisolfi is the first plant in the world to be designed and built to produce bioethanol from agricultural residues and energy crops at commercial scale

Bio-Flammschutz für Kunststoffe: Fraunhofer LBF erschließt neue Verwendungsmöglichkeiten für Lignin

Als Kunststoffadditiv besitzt Lignin die Fähigkeit, die Entflammbarkeit von Kunststoffen zu reduzieren

A company just inked the first ever deal to supply US-grown hemp fiber to an apparel company

This fiber supply contract marks a historic milestone in the U.S. Hemp Industry, and particularly for American-made hemp textiles

Power-to-Gas: Electrochaea erhält Innovationspreis

Rückenwind aus der Bayerischen Staatskanzlei

Could CO2 be the new fuel feedstock?

Reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is one of the defining issues of our times, but the most prominent method — carbon capture and storage (CCS) — has made little progress over the last decade…

FAO official: GMOs not needed but we should be open to biotechnologies

An Interview with Daniel Gustafson, the Deputy Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

FAO: Nahrungsmittel-Herausforderung kann ohne Genpflanzen gemeistert werden

Interview mit Daniel Gustafson, dem Vize-Generalsekretär der Ernährungs- und Landwirtschaftsorganisation der Vereinten Nationen (FAO).

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces $21.1 Million to Grow the Bioeconomy

Today’s investments will help speed the development of regional systems for sustainable bioenergy, bioproducts, and biomaterials production

Nike launches Flyleather sneakers

Nike’s Flyleather material is made with at least 50% recycled natural leather fiber made from discarded cow hide scraps from the floor of tanneries

17 Oktober 2017

Víctor Infante talks about: ASEBIO Report 2016

CEO of Bionaturis Group: "We have gone from the time when the “big fish eats the small one” to the “fast fish eats the slow one"

Scientists develop electro-organic synthesis that allows sustainable and green production of fine chemicals

Innovative contribution to the energy transition

Wissenschaftler entwickeln elektroorganische Synthese für nachhaltige grüne Herstellung von Feinchemikalien

Innovativer Beitrag zur Energiewende

Bio-basiertes Elastomer Septon Bio: Zucker für extra viel Grip

Entwicklung des Spezialchemie-Herstellers Kuraray in Kooperation mit Amyris überzeugt in vielfältigen Anwendungen

Breakthrough in direct activation of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels and chemicals

University of Liverpool researchers report a very unique plasma synthesis process for the direct, one-step activation of carbon dioxide and methane into higher value liquid fuels and chemicals

Energiewende: Technologieoffener Ansatz bietet am meisten Vorteile

dena gibt mit Leitstudie Integrierte Energiewende Empfehlungen für Koalitionsverhandlungen

Member states seek to water down food waste proposal

Member states have been trying to exclude pre-retail food waste from the directive and avoid specific deadlines

EU-Länder wollen Vorschlag gegen Lebensmittelverschwendung verwässern

Die Abfälle im sogenannten Pre-Retail-Bereich machen 59 Prozent aller Lebensmittelabfälle in der EU aus

Modern Meadow launches biofabricated leather

Modern Meadow is currently partnering with world-class brands across luxury and consumer goods categories to grow products of Zoa

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Biotech Beer!

Not only can biotechnology help produce beer, it can also improve it

16 Oktober 2017

TOP Biofuels phase-out will raise demand for feed imports, industry warns

EU executive decided to cut the cap on biofuels in transport from 7% to 3.8% EU

Ein Papier, das Kupfer aufspürt – Biosensor für Schwermetalle

Empa-Forscher entwickeln Nachweismatrix aus mikrofibrillierter Zellulose

Study: Sunlight and the right microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide

Oregon State and University of Michigan research identified compounds that microbes prefer using high-resolution chemistry and genetic approache

The Impact of Systems Biology on Bioprocessing

About the current impact of systems biology and challenges of closing the gap between bioprocessing and more traditional methods of chemical production

“Charter for Wood 2.0“: Charta für Holz 2.0-Broschüre ab sofort auch auf Englisch verfügbar

Im Kontext aktueller nationaler und internationaler Strategien liefert die Charta wichtige Argumente für Entscheider und Multiplikatoren

Building Blocks from Biocrude: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to High Value Methoxyphenols

Demonstrating that remaining biocrude fractions can be upgraded into biofuels

Studies Show Crop Residues Provide a Billion Dollar Business Opportunity

New economic impact analyses highlight the untapped value of crop residue byproducts of ethanol production for agricultural states

New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution

Compostable material could eliminate millions of tons of petroleum-based plastic annually

13 Oktober 2017

Finnish packaging material innovation awarded as the best green packaging in Monaco

Sulapac® replaces plastic with fully biodegradable patented solution

Improving air quality with soy

Air pollution is a major public health issue worldwide. Could bio-based filters be the answer?

New efficient catalyst for key step in artificial photosynthesis

Process sets free protons and electrons that can be used to make fuels

Frankfurter Buchmesse: Lautsprecher aus Papier wollen den Buchmarkt erobern

Projekt "Sprechendes" T-Book wird vom Bundesforschungsministerium gefördert

WooDoo: Transparentes Holz

Thermoformbarer Holzwerkstoff für Architektur, Möbeldesign und Fahrzeuginterior

Green Biologics’ renewable chemicals granted Kosher and Halal certification

Company’s n-butanol and acetone can now serve as ingredients for the growing markets for kosher and halal consumer goods

Fuel from waste and electricity

Production of drop-in fuel from complex biomass and electric energy by combined microbial and electrochemical conversion

Kraftstoff aus Abfällen und Elektrizität?

Wissenschaftler zeigen, dass es möglich ist, aus komplexer Biomasse und elektrischer Energie drop-in Kraftstoff zu produzieren

12 Oktober 2017

Total Corbion PLA at Fakuma: bioplastic innovations from coffee capsules to sushi platters

Visitors are welcome to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee brewed from a PLA coffee capsule and served in a PLA cup

Neuer Leitfaden zur Trocknung von Arzneipflanzen

Im Fokus stehen Maßnahmen zur Steigerung der Energieeffizienz unter primärenergetischen und wirtschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten

UPM Raflatac launches new plant-based PE film for home and personal care applications

RafBio PE performs just like standard PE film, and its excellent flexibility makes it ideal for squeezable bottles and contoured containers

Modern Meadow Launches Zoa, the First Ever Biofabricated Leather Material Brand

After five years of research and development in the lab, Modern Meadow is excited to share a series of product prototypes with the public, and unveil the brand: Zoa