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5 März 2021

New EU project funded to develop cost-effective sustainable aviation fuel using CO2 emissions and renewable energy

The European Union awards 5M€ to the Take-Off project for helping the aviation sector reach the EU 2050 climate-neutrality targets

Shell will synthetisches Kerosin in Rheinland Raffinerie produzieren

Partner gesucht für geplante Transformation des Standortes hin zum „Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland“ - inklusive einem Energy Campus

Bio-based active recovery footwear for body and planet

The Revive utilizes thoughtful styling and an active recovery design to provide support for fatigued muscles and all-day comfort

nova-Institut: Einstufung von PHA als Einwegkunststoff ein „Desaster“ für die junge Branche

Kunststoff-Definition der europäischen Einwegkunststoffrichtlinie stellt auch ein Problem für die Papierindustrie dar, die nach biobasierten Alternativen zu herkömmlichen Polymerbeschichtungen sucht

Major milestones reached in the first commercial CO2 to Methanol plant

Anyang project process engineering completed and civil engineering underway

Diamond Green Diesel Receives Approval to Begin Construction in Port Arthur Texas

DGD's total annual capacity of Renewable Diesel expected to increase to 1.2 billion gallons upon completion

Gevo and HCS Group Sign Strategic Agreement to Produce Renewable Low-Carbon Chemicals and Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Europe

The MOU anticipates a first project that is estimated to produce approximately 60 kMT of renewable hydrocarbons, advanced renewable fuels, and low-carbon SAF

National Coalition Releases Federal Policy Blueprint for Carbon Capture for the 117th Session of Congress

Carbon Capture Coalition Issues Comprehensive Federal Policy Agenda to Accelerate Deployment and Commercialization of Carbon Capture Across Economic Sectors and Regions of the Country

4 März 2021

RenCom starts the production of its durable biomaterial with ZSK technology

Using Coperion’s ZSK twin screw extruder technology lignin can be transformed into durable, reusable biomaterial

RenCom startet Produktion seines langlebigen Biowerkstoffs mit ZSK-Technologie

Die Coperion Doppelschneckenextruder-Technologie kann Lignin in einen haltbaren, wiederverwendbaren Biowerkstoff umwandeln

New barrier film structure for compostable food packaging

The collaboration between SP Group and NUREL biopolymers enables the manufacture of flexible barrier packaging suitable for composting

A Sponge to Soak Up Carbon Dioxide in the Air

A Q&A with Berkeley Lab scientist Jeffrey Long on a material for capturing CO2

Neuer Reaktortyp soll Bioraffinerien befeuern

Ein Team des Österreichischen Forschungsinstituts AEE Intec hat im Projekt „Oscyme“ einen neuen Reaktortyp für biobasierte Verfahren entwickelt

Brightplus and Origin by Ocean join forces to utilise redefined seaweed in biomaterials

Both companies share the common vision of improving the climate emissions by creating sustainable materials from biosources

Chemistry can help make plastics sustainable — but it isn’t the whole solution

How to make plastics less harmful is an urgent question in chemistry — and must be for policy, too

Groundbreaking Research into White-Rot Fungi Proves Its Value in Carbon Sequestration from Lignin

The researchers also highlight that this work is just the beginning of a broad area towards discovering new enzymes and pathways and better understanding carbon flux in these organisms

Bp and SABIC Embark On New Cooperation For Products From Advanced Plastics Recycling

bp and SABIC have signed a new cooperation to drive a circular economy at the Gelsenkirchen, Germany production site

3 März 2021

TOP Renewable Materials Conference 2021 – A unique concept that covers all renewable materials solutions in one event

Almost final program already available – application period for the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year” still open! The conference will take place as an online event.

Portugal in prime position to lead Europe’s bioeconomy transformation

New in-depth exploration shows Portugal’s potential to become Europe’s Green Deal champion

TECNARO EU Projekt – SWEETWOODS Bioraffinerie produziert erste Tonnen hochreines Lignin

Das EU Projekt SWEETWOODS hat seine ersten Meilensteine erreicht. Es stehen Proben von hochreinem Lignin und Holzzucker im Tonnenmaßstab zur Verfügung

VESTAMID® Terra outdoor: Pioneers in green pants

By winter 2021, half of VAUDE's new collection will be made from renewable or recycled raw materials

Biobasierte Kunststoff-Verpackungen

Verpackungslösungen aus Kunststoff können durchaus nachhaltig sein – und gleichzeitig die hohen Anforderungen in der Nahrungsmittel- und Pharmaindustrie erfüllen

Shifting to a sustainable and circular textile consumption – where to start?

From 5.8 million tonnes of textile waste per year to sustainable and circular textile consumption in Europe

Chemists close in on greener way to make plastics

Conventional polyethylene production could one day be replaced by chemical reactors that rely on renewable energy and consume carbon dioxide

EU to set up new European Partnerships and invest nearly €10 billion for the green and digital transition

The goal is to speed up the transition towards a green, climate neutral and digital Europe, and to make European industry more resilient and competitive

Cow excrement tapped by town in Hokkaido for CO2-free power

An organic photochemistry professor at Osaka University, developed the technology, which produces methanol and formic acid that emits zero carbon dioxide (CO2)

2 März 2021

Shell accelerates drive for net-zero emissions with customer-first strategy

From today, Shell is integrating its strategy, portfolio, environmental and social ambitions under the goals of Powering Progress

Das KoNaRo feiert Geburtstag – 20 Jahre Forschung, Förderung und Beratung rund um Nachwachsende Rohstoffe

Jubiläumsjahr bietet eine Reihe von Veranstaltungen an, um die Bevölkerung über die Arbeit des KoNaRo und die aktuelle Entwicklung des Standorts zu informieren

New technology to transform plant materials into a wide range of products

Bloom Biorenewables develops biomass-based plastics

Marktanteil von Nawaro-Dämmstoffen wächst

Umfrage zum Einsatz biobasierter Baustoffe

NEXE Developing Compostable Single-Use Facemasks

Company has developed initial prototypes and will create a fully compostable disposable facemask that meets international healthcare standards in the coming months

New method converts methane in natural gas to methanol at room temperature

New discovery could potentially provide a cleaner energy source for many of our everyday activities

Braskem launched Dansko’s new line of EVA clogs made with I’m Green biopolymer

The Kane clog is the first Dansko product to be made with over 50% of Braskem's carbon negative I'm greenTM bio-based EVA

Biotechnologists developed an effective technology for nutrient biocapture from wastewater

The biomass obtained in the course of this process can be used as a fertilizer

1 März 2021

BBI Workshop on Bio-Based Polymers on 29 March 2021

Bio-based polymers are on the rise! What are the challenges? How do bio-based plastics, sustainability and the new single-use plastics directive fit together? What is already possible?

Braskem invests US$61 million to increase biopolymer production

Capacity of green ethylene will be increased from the current 200 kton/year to 260 kton/year

Braskem: 61 Mio. Dollar-Invest in Ausbau der Biopolymerproduktion

Kapazität zur Herstellung von grünem Ethylen, Grundstoff für Polyethylene aus erneuerbaren Quellen, wird signifikant erhöht

Commission gives the green light to the successor of BBI JU

European Commission agrees on successor public-private partnership with BIC

Wooden windows

We can make transparent wood with a relatively benign chemical treatment

„Lebende Plastikkugel“: FH-Absolvent entwickelt nachhaltigen Biokunststoff

Biotechnologe modifizierte Cyanobakterien derart, dass sie zu 80% aus Biokunststoff bestehen - und vielversprechende Anwendungsfelder eröffnen

Tetra Pak introduces certified recycled polymers

First company in the food and beverage packaging industry to be awarded the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Advanced Products certification

Avantium in FDCA deal; releases 2030 Sustainability Plan

Avantium got the right to operate under Eastman’s FDCA-related patent portfolio and hopes together with others to establish a fossil-free chemical industry by 2050

Avantium acquires the right to use Eastman’s FDCA-related patent portfolio

The Company believes that this patent licence agreement further paves the way for the commercial production of FDCA and PEF from Avantium’s FDCA flagship plant

Building with CO2 technology becomes possible

Successful research into rigid polyurethane foam with carbon dioxide

Bauen mit CO2-Technologie wird möglich

Erfolgreiche Forschung zu Polyurethan-Hartschaum mit Kohlendioxid

Reductive Glycine Pathway: A Versatile Route for One-Carbon Biotech

This recent study concludes several reports in 2020 on the ATP-efficient, one-carbon-assimilating, rGlyP

26 Februar 2021

bioplastics MAGAZINE is celebrating its 15th Anniversary

Due to the pandemic we can't party. But we have a gift for you

Aus neu entwickelten Bastfaserhalbzeugen entsteht eine Blattfeder für ein Schmalspurbahn-Drehgestell

Publikation aus dem Projekt NF-CompPlus der Forschungsgruppe AG Biologische Werkstoffe als „Outstanding Paper“ der Fachzeitschrift Materials gewählt

BioSinn – products for which biodegradation makes sense

Final conference (online event), 28 April (German) & 30 April (English)

ALPLA Group: 50 million euros a year for recycling

Expansion and globalisation of recycling activities to be expedited between now and 2025