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7 Juli 2015

Cardia Bioplastics Launches New Cardia Bioproducts Bag Range

New Cardia Bioproducts Compostable and Biohybrid™ bag range offers businesses and households the opportunity to make a quality sustainable choice

BP, Novozymes, Scania, Shell back launch of “Biofuels for Europe” info site

In Brussels, a new interactive website “www.BiofuelsforEurope.eu” launched today in the European Parliament to summarize the latest science on key biofuels issues using fact-based, understandable information

Neue Lignocellulose-Bioraffinerie-Anlage in Toulouse

In Saint-Sulpice-la-Pointe, Nahe Toulouse (Midi-Pyrénées), wird die Firma CIMV (Industrieunternehmen für Pflanzenmaterial) in den kommenden Jahren eine industrielle Demonstrationsanlage ihres Lignocellulose-Bioraffinerie-Konzepts sowie ein neues Forschungslabor errichten

Kraftstoff und Chemikalien aus Stahlwerksabgasen

Fraunhofer-Forscher haben einen neuen Verwertungsweg für diese stofflich ungenutzte Kohlenstoffquelle aufgetan: Sie konnten im Labormaßstab aus den Abgasen Kraftstoffe und Spezialchemikalien herstellen

Diamond provides technical progress

Diamond should help to produce fuels and chemicals from carbon dioxide and light

Diamant für den technischen Fortschritt

Mit Hilfe von Diamant sollen aus Kohlendioxid und Licht Treibstoffe und Chemikalien werden

TECNARO bezieht neues Produktionswerk mit Laborflächen und Bürogebäude in Ilsfeld

Nach nur knapp 7 Monaten intensiver Bauzeit: The Biopolymer Company erfüllt sich lang gehegten Traum mit dem Bau und Bezug des eigenen Produktionswerks

6 Juli 2015

Hawaii implements first statewide bag ban

Paper bags, compostable plastic bags and plastic bags more than 2.25 mm thick are still permitted

Gambia joins tide of nations banning plastic bags

Gambia is banning the importing and use of them as of July 1

The 10 Hottest, Bossest Renewable Plastic Technologies

10 technologies that are changing the landscape. Let’s dive into the who and why

Kraftstoff und Chemikalien aus Stahlwerksabgasen

Aktuell funktioniert das patentierte Verfahren im Labormaßstab

Amyris Announces Successful Completion of Volkswagen Renewable Diesel Evaluation Program

Confirms Outstanding Performance and Environmental Benefits of Amyris’s Renewable Diesel Under Real-World Driving Conditions

Italian firm ready to license glycerin-to-bioplastics technology

Italian intellectual property company Bio-on S.p.A. announced a recent advancement in development of technology for making polyhydroxyalkanoates, or bioplastics, from glycerol

Hamburger Hafen bereitet Hafensedimente mit stärkebasierten, bioabbaubaren Flockungsmitteln auf

Stärke ersetzt schlecht abbaubare synthetische Flockungsmittel – technisch ebenbürtig, ökologisch klar überlegen - Anwendung auch für Klärschlamm interessant

An Ontario first for cross-laminated timber

By the time it’s completed in early 2016, the second phase of Laurentian University’s School of Architecture will serve as a solid example for students of what can be achieved with wood

Timber-clad lighthouse wins design contest for Helsinki Guggenheim museum

Future of the project hangs in the balance amid strong opposition from many Finns

3 Juli 2015

New method can make cheaper solar energy storage

The researchers focused on one of the best 2-D materials for solar water splitting, called “tungsten diselenide”

BioAmber and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Partner in Synthetic Leather

Bio-based Polyol Enables Market Leader Flokser to Launch Innovative Artificial Leather Fabric

Greener than green – Alternative plasticizer oils and fillers:

Even better eco-credentials: Sustainable compounding with Keltan Eco

Grüner als grün – Alternative Weichmacheröle und Füllstoffe

Nochmals verbesserte Umweltbilanz: Nachhaltiges Compounding mit Keltan Eco

European Bioplastics elects new Board – François de Bie confirmed as Chairman

European Bioplastics (EUBP) is pleased to announce that the new Board has been elected by the General Assembly of EUBP members on 24 June 2015 to serve a two-year term

European Bioplastics wählt neuen Vorstand – François de Bie im Amt des Vorsitzenden bestätigt

Die Mitgliederversammlung von European Bioplastics (EUBP) hat am 24. Juni 2015 den neuen Vorstand des Verbandes auf zwei Jahre gewählt

Bio-inspired catalyst paves the way to ‘gas-to-liquid’-technologies

Effective conversion of methane oxidation by a new copper zeolite

Bio-mimetischer Katalysator ebnet den Weg zu ‘Gas-to-Liquid’-Technologien

Effiziente Umwandlung von Erdgas in Chemie-Grundstoffe

2 Juli 2015

New Biodegradable Herding Agent Provides Eco-Friendly Oil Spill Solution

Alternative to the current silicone-based polymers

USDA publishes rule for revamped Biorefinery Assistance Program

USDA’s Rural Business Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service has published an interim final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

Globally, 2014 a Good Year for Renewables

Late last week, the Worldwatch Institute released a 2015 global status report for renewables

Creating a sustainable bioeconomy using biomass in a smart and efficient way

The bioeconomy encompass the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed and bio-based products (chemicals, materials and fuels) via innovative and efficient technologies provided by industrial biotechnology

Fighting Pollution From Microbeads Used in Soaps and Creams

California State Assembly approved a measure to outlaw the use of the particles in what could become the strictest ban in the country!

The European circular economy package

What the experts think

Tweed to Acquire Bedrocan Canada

Transaction unites Canada's two strongest cannabis brands, and establishes world's largest publicity-traded canabis producer

Cannabis-Report: Ersten großen Übernahme im kanadischen Sektor

Tweed Marijuana Inc. kündigt Fusion mit Bedrocan Canada an

1 Juli 2015

TOP Das nova-Institut sucht IT System- & Netzwerkadministrator und Anwenderbetreuer (m/w) mit Schwerpunkt auf Apple Clients, Mobile Devices & Microsoft Windows Server

Schnellstmöglich, jedoch spätestens bis zum 01.10.2015

Govt asks Niti Aayog to draft policy on genetically modified crops

Indian prime minister’s office has asked the government’s new economic think-tank to help draft a policy on genetically modified (GM) crops

TOP 4th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

Europe’s largest event on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in 2015: CO2-based Fuels – Kerosene, Diesel and Gasoline: Very impressive and dynamically evolving future-oriented CO2 Utilization

As Oregon’s GMO debates continue, two countries move forward with labeling push

Different takes on GMO labeling in the USA, Germany and Taiwan

Canada funds 2 projects to develop new landfill gas technology

Natural Resources Canada announced the award of $2.2 million through Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s SD Tech Fund to support the R-LNG project

DOE’s ARPA-E funds 6 projects to improve sorghum development

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded $30 million to six projects under its Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture program

Linde steps up research into safe ways of using captured carbon dioxide

Company has extended its participation in the international research project “Impact of Common Impurities on Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transport and Storage” until 2017

Linde vertieft Forschung zur sicheren Nutzung von Kohlendioxid

Unternehmen verlängert Mitwirkung am internationalen Forschungskonsortium "Impact of Common Impurities on Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transport and Storage" bis 2017

30 Juni 2015

TOP 10 recommendations to enable a 50 billion euro industrial biotechnology market in Europe by 2030

BIO-TIC project has launched its final roadmap: ‘The bioeconomy enabled - A roadmap to a thriving industrial biotechnology sector in Europe’

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

What if you could grow biofuels on land nobody wants, using just seawater and sunlight, and produce food at the same time?

GreeNest – innovative egg packaging made with grass fibers

Huhtamaki’s molded fiber business has introduced an egg packaging that is made with grass fibers

15 Jahre CHEMIE.DE – vom Universitätsprojekt zum Experten für Online-Fachportale und Online-Marketing

Europas führende Informationsplattform mit einzigartigem Angebot in der Branche

Renewable plastics can provide the answer to sustainability in a circular economy

No wonder people are getting excited about the circular economy - Treating ‘waste’ as a resource and creating reuse and recycling loops for thousands of everyday products will have a dramatic effect on production and value chains, saving energy and materials

Strohgedämmte Außenwand: Bereits mit 10 mm Putz feuerbeständig (F90-B)

Mit Strohballen lassen sich auf einfache Weise hochgedämmte, umweltfreundliche und langlebige Wände erstellen

G.M.O. Dilemma: Swaying a Wary Public

Genetic food modification worked out well the first time it was tried

29 Juni 2015

Nordzucker unveils new website focused on sustainability

Viewing the value chain as field of development

Nordzucker veröffentlicht neue Nachhaltigkeitswebseite

Wertschöpfungskette als Entwicklungsfeld begreifen

Bioökonomie zwischen Irrweg und Revolution

Podiumsdiskussion in Berlin: Vertreter aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft diskutierten aktuelle Herausforderungen zur Umsetzung einer nachhaltigen Wirtschaft