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22 Mai 2017

A better sustainable sanitary pad

University of Utah engineers develop world’s first 100-percent biodegradable, yet comfortable, maxi pad

Hin zu einer wissensbasierten Bioökonomie: Städte und Regionen dringen auf Überarbeitung der EU-Politik

Ausbau der Bioökonomie weist große Entwicklungspotenziale in Bezug auf Wachstum und Arbeitsplätze auf

Interra and the pursuit of soil magic via affordable biochar

Young company launched its first line of biochar enriched soil products

Biokunststoffe – Problemlöser für Verpackungsmüll?

1,8 Mio. Tonnen an Verpackungen könnten problemlos auch aus Stärkekunststoffen und Polylactiden gefertigt werden

Miscanthus offers Missouri farmers use for marginal land

Biofuel market doesn’t provide enough kick for Missouri miscanthus

BASF participates in circular economy initiatives

Europe is more active in the concept of Circular Economy while others are trying to catch up

BioAmber and the Charm of Making

Sales of bio-succinic acid were $2.1 million, a 46% increase over the same period last year

Abfälle der Papier- und Zellstoffindustrie liefern Ausgangsmaterial für Entwicklung neuer Redox-Flow-Batterie

Nutzung nachwachsender Rohstoffe zur effizienteren Verwendung erneuerbarer Energien/ Elektrosynthese im Vormarsch

19 Mai 2017

EU opens door to Canada’s dirty oil

EU’s decision to change the way in classifying tar sands fuel is good news for Canadian exports and bad news for the environment

Bio-Beton für Häuser auf dem Mars entwickelt

Von Bakterien hergestellte Proteine sollen Standard-Zement ersetzen

Möbel aus Pilzen einfach wachsen lassen

Was wäre, wenn Sie die Einrichtung für Ihre Wohnung einfach züchten könnten, ohne Bäume dafür zu opfern? Möglich machen es nachhaltige Möbel aus Pilzen als Rohstoff, die ein Startup entwickelt hat

AF-COLOR adds new biomasterbatches to portfolio

In response to market demand, AF-COLOR, a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH, has added new biodegradable masterbatch carriers to its AF-Eco product portfolio

Mit Mehlwürmern gegen Plastikabfall

Fraunhofer UMSICHT forscht an umweltfreundlichen Prozessen zum Kunststoffabbau und bedient sich dafür kleinen biologischen Helfern

New breakthrough makes it easier to turn old coffee waste into cleaner biofuels

A new process has the potential to enable 720,000 tonnes of biodiesel to be produced each year from spent coffee grounds

Bioplastic bags successfully biodegrade in AD facility

The test was entirely successful, with complete degradation of MATER-BI carrier bags within the time normally taken for the process at all four plants

18 Mai 2017

More with Less, Welcome to the Precision Economy

A book by Alle Bruggink and Diederik van der Hoeven, published May 2017.

Could milk protein be the solution to our plastic packaging crisis?

French firm Lactips is a patented producer of biodegradable thermoplastics in an attempt to revolutionise packaging limits

New €15m bioplastics plant in Italy to help the fight against microbeads

Bio-on's Minerv Bio Cosmetics is designed to make microbeads suitable for the cosmetics industry

Flexible, organic and biodegradable: Stanford researchers develop new wave of electronics

A new semiconductor developed by Stanford researchers is as flexible as skin and easily degradable

Organische Halbleiter – Elektronik wird biologisch abbaubar

Forscher an der Stanford University haben ein leicht zersetzbares Halbleiter-Polymer entwickelt, das so biegsam ist wie die menschliche Haut

Why Sustainable Chemicals? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Capricorn Venture Partner’s Sustainable Chemistry Fund

CVP’s Babette Pettersen gave this illuminating presentation at ABLC 2017 in Washington, DC

DICP Researchers Develop Efficient Multifunctional Catalyst for CO2 Hydrogenation to Gasoline

Catalyst exhibited 78% selectivity to C5–C11 as well as low CH4 and CO selectivity under industrial relevant conditions

Excellent chemestry between Novamont and the Giro!

Novamont is supporting the "RIDE GREEN" project aimed at increasing the environmental sustainability of the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia

Gevo discusses future plans for Luverne plant

The company described plans to convert its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery to exclusively produce isobutanol and hydrocarbon products

Erdgasanlagen ohne CO2-Ausstoß

Die TU Wien leitete ein Forschungsprojekt, das nun eine neue Methode der Erdgasverbrennung hervorgebracht hat – ganz ohne CO2-Ausstoß

17 Mai 2017

How is Ford testing nature’s wonder material in their car interiors?

Company worked with suppliers to evaluate the viability of using bamboo in vehicle interiors

45 Prozent mehr Bioplastik in den nächsten fünf Jahren weltweit

Immer mehr Verbraucher verlangen nach Kunststoffen aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen. Biologische Ausgangsmaterialien dafür zu finden, ist ein zentrales Anliegen der Wissenschaft, das vom Bundesforschungsministerium gefördert wird

Biotech/GM Crops Surge to a New Peak of 185.1 Million Hectares in 2016

Global area rebounds from 2015 as farmers continue to adopt biotech crops

Bacterial boost for bio-based fuels

Lab-scale technology recycles wastewater into hydrogen for use in fuel production

Fast, low energy, and continuous biofuel extraction from microalgae

Japanese researchers using pulsed electric fields to extract hydrocarbons from algae

Novozymes sales gain 4% as earnings jump in Q1 announce

The company pointed to “solid progress on our strategic priorities” in the first quarter of 2017

A new technique could help turn Mars or moon rocks into concrete

Researchers find a way to build Mars and moon habitats using local materials that could also lead to more energy-efficient concrete right here at home

Forschungszentrum Jülich: Mit Sonnenlicht zu wertvollen Chemikalien aus CO2

Sonnenlicht plus Treibhausgas ergibt eine grüne Ressource

16 Mai 2017

TOP nova Session “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Markets, Trends and Innovations”, 24 May 2017

Register until Thursday, 18 May, 2017 www.bio-based.eu/sessions

TOP “Bio-based Materials of the Year 2017” Announced

Winners are packaging materials based on agricultural residues from BIO-LUTIONS (DE), new generation paper bags from Paptic® (FI) and the first biotech raspberry fragrance from Phytowelt (DE)

TOP Der Innovationspreis „Bio-based Material of the Year 2017“ ist verliehen

Sieger sind das Verpackungsmaterial aus Reststoffen von BIO-LUTIONS (DE), die neue Papier-Tragetasche von PAPTIC® (FI) und das erste biotechnologisch hergestellte Himbeeraroma von Phytowelt (DE)

Delft University joins KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme

KLM will use the investment by participants in the CBP to bridge the price difference between standard fuel and sustainable biofuel

Gleichberechtigung für Holzbau im Brandschutz

Realistische und wissenschaftlich fundierte Brandschutzbeurteilung für die Anpassung der baurechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen

Earth Day Recap: How Plant Science Can Lead To A More Sustainable Future

Florida farmer Lawson Mozley’s discussion of the technology behind food production, specifically related to GMOs

Elevance Partners with 2M Holdings to Distribute Elevance Clean® Product Lines

The agreement with Elevance expands 2M’s portfolio of environmentally friendly and sustainable products

How Plants Form Their Sugar Transport Routes

Results of Heidelberg researchers open up new areas of research

Awards, Rewards in bio and sustainability

Awards announcements of May

Pushing Bacterial Biohybrids to Applications

Exploring current in vitro studies of bacterial biohybrids, the first attempts at in vivo biohybrid research, and problems to be addressed for the future

15 Mai 2017

Top Value Added Chemicals: The Biobased Economy 12 Years Later

The following update features four biobased chemicals with recent innovations on the market:  Itaconic Acid, Glucaric Acid, 3-Hydroxybutryolactone, and 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural

Gesunde Süße aus saurem Abfall

Mithilfe spezieller Designer-Mikroorganismen kann man nun in einem einzigen Verfahrensschritt auf umweltfreundliche Weise aus Hemizellulose den Süßstoff Xylitol herstellen

Discovery could transform industries

Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics

CO2 – vom Klimakiller zum chemischen Rohstoff

Die im Rahmen von P2X erforschte Hochtemperatur-Co-Elektrolyse gilt als "Königsweg zur Herstellung von ‚grünem’ Synthesegas"

Device pulls water from dry air, powered only by the sun

The system Wang and her students designed consisted of more than two pounds of dust-sized MOF crystals compressed between a solar absorber and a condenser plate

Orangenschalen zum Anziehen

Aus einem nachwachsenden und leicht verfügbaren Abfallprodukt ein hochwertiges Endprodukt wie Polyester zu erzeugen, ist das Ziel eines neuen Syntheseverfahrens, das derzeit an der TU Wien entwickelt wird

12 Mai 2017

Researchers find more efficient way to make oil from dead trees

A University of Washington team has made new headway on a solution to remove beetle-killed trees from the forest and use them to make renewable transportation fuels or high-value chemicals