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26 Januar 2021

nova Session: “Chemical Recycling – Status, Trends, and Challenges” – Final Programme available!

10 February 2021, 10:00 – 14:00 h (webinar via zoom)

Energy policy: don’t just choose low-carbon – create a new energy system

For whatever the importance of reducing CO2 emissions, usually prices will be decisive

US-Forscher wollen aus Sojabohnenschalen 3D-Druck-Material entwickeln

Die Ausgangsbiomasse, die nach der Xyloseextraktion übrig bleibt, soll dazu dienen, Naturfaserverbundwerkstoffe für den 3D-Druck herzustellen

VIDEO: Solvents and the EU Green Deal

Watch the webinar-video from European Solvents Industry Group - as the EU Green Deal is expected to impact the European chemicals industry supply chain

Novamont erwirbt BioBag und stärkt Führungsposition und weltweite Präsenz

Die Übernahme wird Novamont erlauben, auch in dünner besiedelten Gebieten von BioBags hochspezialisierter unabhängiger Distribution zu profitieren

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: 3 sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic, EPS foam, paper packaging

Consumer Brands Association encouraged 25 of the largest CPG companies to commit to increased recycling content, minimize packaging and reusing material

Chemical recycler Quantafuel acquires 40 per cent of Geminor

Quantafuel is acquiring as stake in the company with whom it was already working to secure feedstock for its recycling facility

Neste and Avfuel create strategic partnership for sustainable aviation fuel

Neste will provide Avfuel with SAF in volumes able to meet the growing demands of Avfuel’s customers

Neste und Avfuel gehen eine strategische Partnerschaft für nachhaltigen Flugkraftstoff ein

Neste Avfuel mit SAF-Volumen versorgen, die den wachsenden Bedürfnissen der Avfuel-Kunden gerecht werden

Biocatalysis in Green and Blue: Cyanobacteria

Novel photo-bioreactor concepts and also new, and more efficient strains must be introduced to achieve economically feasible production

25 Januar 2021

TOP Doctoral student of the BioRECO2VER project wins the Green Talents Award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research!

Laura Rovira Alsina is doctoral student in Water Science and Technology from University of Girona (Spain) and is working in the EU-funded BioRECO2VER project focusing on bio-electrochemical systems for the conversion of CO2 into chemical building blocks under thermophilic conditions.

Biodegradable fastening solutions helping to reduce agricultural plastic waste

ARaymond developed a new line of biodegradable fastening solutions for agriculture

Proteine aus Raps-Resten bereichern Technik und Industrie

„Weg vom Erdöl, hin zu nachwachsenden Rohstoffen“: So lautete die Devise der Innovationsallianz Techno-funktionelle Proteine. Die Erfolgsbilanz weist nun sieben innovative, zukünftige Produkte auf. Bio-Reststoffe werden auf neuen Wegen verwertet

Yield10 Bioscience Announces Achievement of Proof-of-Concept Milestone for Producing PHA Bioplastic in Field Grown Camelina Plants

PHA in seed as a co-product with oil and protein meal has the potential to enable production of PHA bioplastics on an agricultural scale

Ökologischer Leichtbau: Faser-Metall-Laminate mit Biomaterialien

Fraunhofer IPT will gemeinsam mit drei Partnern vollständig recycelbare Faser-Metall-Laminate mit kompostierbaren Biomaterialien produzieren

Total and Engie partner to develop France’s largest site for the production of green hydrogen from 100% renewable electricity

40 MW electrolyser will produce 5 tonnes of green hydrogen per day to meet the needs of the biofuel production process at Total's La Mède biorefinery

Greenergy invests in advanced biofuels project

Company opts for Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ technology to produce low-carbon fuels from waste tires

Oregon State researchers take key step toward cleaner, more sustainable production of hydrogen

The observations led to a deep understanding of what was going on behind strontium iridate’s ability to work so well as a catalyst

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Laboratory

From biomass supply and logistics to preprocessing and conversion, AI and ML has many applications that can lower those barriers

22 Januar 2021

Linde to Build, Own and Operate World’s Largest PEM Electrolyzer for Green Hydrogen

The new 24-megawatt electrolyzer will produce green hydrogen to supply Linde's industrial customers through the company's existing pipeline network

Goodbye Granulat, hallo Wasserstoff: Leuna setzt auf Power-to-X

Gasriese Linde plant bei Merseburg das Zentrum einer regionalen Wasserstoffwirtschaft und legt dafür mit dem Bau einer 24 Megawatt-Elektrolyse vor

Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment

Biodegradable plastics are not a 'silver bullet' to solve the problem of plastic pollution - it would be better to reduce the amount of plastic we use, or to promote reuse and recycling

Direct air capture: silver bullet or red herring?

Ciaran McKeon, of Frazer-Nash Consultancy, explores the environmental potential of direct air capture technologies that actively remove CO2 from the air

Nachhaltiger Lärmschutz: 3D-gedruckte Pilze als Schallabsorber

Fraunhofer Forscher entdecken Pilzmycel für zahlreiche Anwendungen

NDSU researchers publish work on bio-based replacements to fossil fuel plastics

NDSU team created BPA alternatives that were derived from biomass feedstocks versus fossil fuels

STADLER opens new Test and Innovation Center in Slovenia focused on plastic sorting and recycling

At the new Test and Innovation Center, STADLER will offer demonstrations of the sorting process

Production of Bio-alkanes from Biomass and CO2

A newly discovered photo-decarboxylase offers an innovative route for bio-alkane production from carboxylic acids

This biodegradable single-use dental flosser actually takes carbon OUT of the atmosphere

Carbyn seeks to mitigate the climate crisis by creating a carbon-negative bioplastic that stores more carbon than it releases throughout its lifecycle

21 Januar 2021

Covestro receives ISCC Plus certification for its Antwerp and Uerdingen sites

Backward-oriented supply chain fulfills high sustainability standard

Covestro erhält ISCC-Plus-Zertifizierung für seine Standorte Antwerpen und Uerdingen

Rückwärtsgerichtete Lieferkette erfüllt hohen Nachhaltigkeitsstandard

Hologenix, creators of Celliant, and Kelheim Fibres launch Celliant Viscose

Celliant Viscose is a finalist in Best Products by ISPO and will be showcased in the Fibers & Insulations Category for ISPO Textrends

Saufen mit gutem Gewissen? Tequila-Abfall kann Polyester-Kleidung ersetzen

Mexikanische Studentin hat aus Agavenresten ein vielseitig anwendbares Textilmaterial entwickelt

Cool packaging: Scientists at TU Dresden develop sustainable insulating material for shipping temperature-sensitive products

As part of a research and development project, the fundamentals were for an alternative to environmentally harmful Styrofoam and plastic packaging

Coole Verpackungen: Wissenschaftler der TU Dresden entwickeln nachhaltiges Isolationsmate­rial zum Versand von kühlpflichtigen Produkten

Im Rahmen eines Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojektes konnte eine Alternative zu umweltschädlichen Styropor- und Kunststoffverpackungen geschaffen werden

Could Carbon Dioxide Be Turned Into Jet Fuel?

A team at Oxford University has reverse engineered fuel from the greenhouse gas — but so far just in the lab

These companies are seeking to turn carbon into value

A new frontier of companies, backed by growing interest in the broader carbontech movement, are looking to sequester carbon into goods for everyday usage

Metsä Spring and Valmet begin construction of the 3D fibre product pilot plant

Construction of the pilot plant began today and the plant is scheduled to start operations in late 2021

Neue Bau­steine für die Syn­these

Ein Professor am Institut für Organische Chemie, fand neue Wege, mit milden Reaktionsbedingungen die Synthese von sehr instabilen Produkten zu ermöglichen

20 Januar 2021

TOP Huge market potential for CBD and other cannabinoids – how best to produce them?

Cannabis removed from the UN prohibition schedule and CBD not considered as a narcotic drug – Two major decisions to drive further research to explore the full potential of one of the major and longest established medicinal plants

Jabil Bolsters Sustainable Packaging Capabilities with Acquisition of Ecologic Brands™

Company strengthens competitive suite of sustainable packaging offerings with the integration of Ecologic’s commercially viable paper bottle and paper-based packaging capabilities

Modellprojekt der Bioökonomiestrategie Bayern startet 2021 in Straubing

Kreislaufwirtschaft mit kompostierbaren Obst- und Gemüsebeuteln

DSM and TU Delft establish artificial intelligence laboratory to drive bioscience innovation

This laboratory will be the first of its kind in Europe to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to full-scale biomanufacturing

Auftrag für Bau einer Biokunststoffanlage in China für Sulzer Chemtech

Hier sollen große Mengen an hochwertigem Laktid aus pflanzlicher Biomasse hergestellt werden

Technology Profile: Dimethyl Ether Production from Natural Gas and Carbon Dioxide

DME is the simplest aliphatic ether, and this organic compound has been used in the production of the methylating agent dimethyl sulfate, beside other applications

The battle over biodegradable plastics

A British company promotes its vision for plastics that break down into harmless substances

AI for the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Artificial Intelligence

UC Berkeley’s Dr. James Bentley Brown shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC

Enzymzwilling mit biotechnologischem Potenzial

Eine bislang kaum erforschte Hydrogenase der Grünalge Chlamydomonas reinhardtii hat die RUB-Arbeitsgruppe Photobiotechnologie nun genauer charakterisiert

19 Januar 2021

TOP Cellulose fibres are virtually miracle materials – Almost endless possibilities and high market growth due to great demand!

2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2-3 February (online event) – Cellulose fibres have a wide range of applications that are increasingly expanding. The markets are driven by technological developments and political framework conditions, especially bans and restrictions on plastics and increasing sustainability requirements.

Building Europe’s first of its kind Alcohol-to-Jet production plant

Sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste-based ethanol resources

Gärrückstände aus Biogasanlagen pflanzenbaulich verwerten

FNR veröffentlicht Tagungsband