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20 Februar 2020

TOP Despite storm and virus warnings, 210 participants joined “1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibres” in Cologne, Germany

With 210 participants and 15 exhibitors from 26 different countries, the first conference on cellulose fibres was a great success and exceeded all expectations. The focus of the conference was on markets, technologies and sustainability – and especially alternative cellulose feedstocks.

New Nanoparticle Can Turn Carbon Emissions Into Fuel, Sustainably

Californian researchers team has discovered a metal carbide nanoparticle that can convert CO2 into fuel, and it can be produced sustainably at low temperature

Plastic recycling: many technologies available, no winner, says Lux Research

Research report shows four technologies to remain dominant in the near future: mechanical recycling, depolymerisation, pyrolysis, and solvent-based recycling

Zellophan: Eine Alternative zu Plastikverpackungen

Zellglasfolie wird vor allem wegen ihren besonderen Eigenschaften auch heute noch verwendet - obwohl Polyethylen viel günstiger in der Herstellung ist

Consumers confused by distinction between biobased and biodegradable plastics

Global survey shows "consumer attitudes have reached a tipping point, leading them to avoid brands that don’t prioritize sustainability and environmental issues"

Wieso biologisch abbaubares Plastik in der Medizin funktioniert, als Verpackung aber nicht

Materialchemiker Alexander Bismarck von der Uni Wien steht der "biologischen Abbaubarkeit" von Biokunststoffen skeptisch gegenüber

China’s Plan To Beat The U.S. In The Trillion-Dollar Global Bioeconomy

New national report warns that many factors are threatening the U.S.’s lead in the bioeconomy

European Bioeconomy Alliance comments on European Climate Law Roadmap

EUBA agrees with the aim as outlined in the Climate Law Roadmap to ensure that all sectors play their part to reaching the climate goals

From petroleum to wood in the chemical industry: cost-efficient and more sustainable

A shift from petroleum to wood would lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions

Helpful Oxygen Carriers

Researchers discover a new biochemical compound that can break down environmental pollutants

Hilfreiche Sauerstoffüberträger

Forschende entdecken eine neue biochemische Verbindung, die Umweltschadstoffe abbauen kann

19 Februar 2020

U of T researchers turn McDonald’s deep fryer oil into high-end 3D printing resin

While there are commercial uses for waste cooking oil, there’s a lack of ways to recycle it into a high value commodity such as a 3D printing resin

Packaging of Fresh Produce: Novamont’s New MATER-BI Cling Film Is Now Available

MATER-BI bioplastic cling film for the packaging of fresh produce can now be used with most packaging machines

SeaCell: Designerin entwirft Schlafsäcke und Windeln aus Algen

Designerin aus Berlin stellt aus SeyCell-Fasern Schlafsäcke und mehrfach nutzbare Windeln her

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: 11 facts about green fuel for business jets

Air BP’s low carbon commercial development manager, answers 11 questions about the topic

Recycling scheitert – Die „Plastokalypse“

Das Recycling der Kunststoffe scheitert bislang notorisch. Was entsorgt wird, kehrt zurück – zu Lande, zu Wasser und in der Luft

Call for Innovations: carbon capture and utilization (CCU) technologies for the Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant

McInnis Cement issues innovation call for carbon capture and utilisation technologies

Army Research May Lead to New Class of Materials

Project funded by the Army at Northwestern University is outlining a set of design rules that could enable the development of advanced protective gear for warfighters

Sustainable Fabrics from Liquid Waste: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Nanollose’s Rayon from Liquid Waste

Nanollose turning liquid organic waste from the beer, wine and food industries into microbial cellulose that is spun into a tree-free rayon fiber or yarn

FORGE announces investment from Shell Ventures and Valent Low-Carbon Technologies

FORGE builds biofuel production plant in Ontario

18 Februar 2020

INEOS and UPM Biofuels announce supply agreement for renewable raw materials to make plastic

INEOS plans to use UPM BioVerno, a sustainable raw material from a renewable residue of wood pulp processing, to produce bio-attributed polyolefins

Tecnaro nabs second prize in newly created Innovation Champions Award

Germany-based manufacturer of bio-compounds has been awarded for its high resilient, innovative biomaterials made from lignin, starch, sugar or cellulose

Hochrangige Auszeichnung für TECNARO – The Biopolymer Company

Unternehmen wurde für seine hoch beanspruchbaren Werkstoffe auf Basis von Lignin, Stärke, Zucker oder Zellulose ausgezeichnet

Eastman Naia™ cellulosic staple fiber debuts at Première Vision

Maker of sustainable fibers broadens product portfolio to enhance versatility

Silphie: Hohe und stabile Erträge über viele Jahre

Bienenfreundliche Energiepflanze besteht im Langzeittest

Bio-Nylon Is The New Green: How One Company Is Fermenting A $10 Billion Market

Genomatica recently reached a milestone that epitomizes a shift from fossil fuels to biology, using a renewable fermentation approach to get nylon building blocks

7 New Changes in USDA Biorefinery Funding Opportunities – Now is the Time to Take Advantage

Applicants are encouraged to consider projects that provide measurable results in helping rural communities build robust and sustainable economies

Biobased Solvents and Molecules from Renewable Feedstocks: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Visolis’s Hybrid Bio-Thermocatalytic Process

Deepak Dugar, President and Founder of Visolis shared this illuminating presentation on their platform molecules and applications

Sustainable biofuels from cultivated biomass need to be a part of the European “Green Deal”

European agriculture urgently needs reliable sales alternatives to stabilise its agricultural revenue

Brief an das EP: Nachhaltige Biokraftstoffe aus Anbaubiomasse müssen Teil des Europäischen „Green Deal“ sein

Der Europäische Ackerbau benötige dringend verlässliche Absatzalternativen zur Stabilisierung landwirtschaftlicher Einkommen

17 Februar 2020

TOP Which measures could boost the European bio-based economy?

The Independent Bio-Based Expert Group presents the results of an expert survey on the impact and implementation of measures and instruments to stimulate the bio-based economy

BASF and Fabbri Group develop certified compostable cling film for fresh-food packaging

Innovation contributes to reducing food waste, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and promotes organic recycling

Versalis will soon have Crescentino plants up and running

Restart of the most innovative plant in the biomass chemistry sector will be up and running by the first half of 2020

Potenzialfelder einer ländlichen Bioökonomie

Auf Basis der Projektergebnisse und einer Vielzahl von Interviews und Veranstaltungen im Projekt wurden praxisnahe Handlungsempfehlungen erarbeitet

Sharon Laboratories capitalizes on Deinove to sustain its development activities

JV aims at entering into an exclusive partnership for the development and marketing of a range of new bio-based solutions, arising from DEINOVE’s platform

Regierungsberater mit Spinnenseide: Jens Klein soll die Bioökonomie voranbringen

Jens Klein ist mit Amsilk in der industriellen Biotechnologie erfolgreich. Das hat jetzt das Interesse von Wirtschaftsminister Peter Altmaier geweckt

New USDA Certified Biobased and Biodegradable Temporary Rust Preventive for Outdoor Protection!

Company is offering a broad range of convenient, portable touchup and rust removal items around any plant

Is levulinic acid making a comeback?

GF Biochemicals new joint venture with Oman-based Towell Engineering Group called NXTLEVVEL Biochem to build a levulinate bio-solvent manufacturing plant

Erythritol: Another C4 Platform Chemical in Biomass Refinery

The potential of erythritol as a platform chemical in biomass refinery is discussed in terms of erythritol production and utilization

Innovative Power-to-Gas-Technologien für die Energiewende

Abschlusskonferenz zum EU-Forschungsprojekt STORE&GO am KIT

14 Februar 2020

Huhtamaki focuses on fibre

Renewable fibre is the main volume raw material for Huhtamaki, with already, nearly 70% of product portfolio consisting of fibre-based products

Auftakt des HY3-Projekts: Deutschland und die Niederlande untersuchen gemeinsam Möglichkeiten zur großtechnischen Herstellung von grünem Wasserstoff

Länderübergreifendes Projekt will Durchführbarkeit von transnationalen Business Cases mit grünem Wasserstoff im Gebiet der Niederlande und NRW untersuchen

MarinaTex: Lucy Hughes entwickelt Biokunststoff aus Fischabfällen

Studentin der Universität Sussex nutzt im Cleantech-Projekt MarinaTex Fischabfälle, um daraus Biokunststoff zu entwickeln

New market study predicts ‘green boom’

Bioplastics can be used in a growing number of application areas - most important sector for sales of bioplastics in 2018 was the packaging industry

Buchvorstellung: Biokunststoffe unter dem Blickwinkel der Nachhaltigkeit und Kommunikation

Status quo, Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen

Global Carbon Capture Technology Leaders, Svante and Climeworks, Agree to Collaborate On Solutions for a Net Zero-Emissions-World

Both companies share the goal of preventing climate-relevant amounts of CO2 from going into our atmosphere or removing them from air

IIT-Bombay develops plastic-like films for packaging industry

The new product is a combination of edible sugar- or fat-based biopolymers approved by the Food Safety Authority of India that can degrade in about a week or a month

Europe must resist attempts to weaken single-use plastics laws

The EU’s recently agreed laws to tackle the most polluting single-use plastics are in danger of being watered down by industry players

“Reverse fuel cell” converts waste carbon to valuable products at record rates

Fuel cells turn chemicals into electricity

13 Februar 2020

Kompuestos presents its sustainable solutions at the Frankfurt European Midcap Event

Company aims to develop advanced technologies and plastic recycling additives, to achieve a higher quality of recycled products