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23 Juli 2018

Microcrystalline cellulose: versatile and effective

Recently developed material with many applications is obtained as a pulp from fibrous plant material

Biocomposite demand driven by global construction boom, says new report

Market features a vast set of untapped growth opportunities in new applications across industries such as construction and automotive

Neste aiming to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

Company is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining

Neste will Abfallkunststoffe als Rohstoff für Kraftstoffe und Kunststoffe verwenden

Konzern will die Produktion von biobasierten Kunststoffen im Jahr 2018 auf kommerzielles Volumen hochfahren

Beyond Drop-Ins: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Performance-Advantaged Biobased Chemicals

BETO gathered stakeholder input on the research and development (R&D) necessary for novel biobased compounds and functional replacements

Econic Technologies appoints new Head of Process Development

Chemical engineer David Walker will take on responsibility for Econic’s process development programmes and Customer Demonstration Facility

Australian Senate committee urges single-use plastic ban

An Australian Senate report has recommended phasing out all single-use plastics by 2023

Berlin joins opposition to EU Commission’s proposed cuts for CAP

French minister Stéphane Travert and his German counterpart Julia Klöckner signed a joint declaration for the future CAP

Berlin und Paris sprechen sich gegen GAP-Kürzungen aus

Der französische Minister Stéphane Travert und seine deutsche Amtskollegin Julia Klöckner präsentierten eine gemeinsame Erklärung für die künftige GAP

20 Juli 2018

The EU’s renewable energy ambitions: Bioenergy from forests is not always carbon neutral – and may even increase the EU’s carbon emissions

Replacing coal with forest biomass in power stations is not a simple fix – forest biomass with long carbon payback periods could increase atmospheric CO2 levels, putting Paris Agreement targets at risk

ARLANXEO introduces new Keltan Eco based TPVs cradle-to-cradle applications

New thermoplastic vulcanisates combine Keltan Eco (EPDM) with green fillers, plasticizers and thermoplastics

Schweizer Firma startet mit Natur-Hightech für Tesla und Co. durch

Wer sagt denn, dass Hightech aus Plastik und Metall sein muss? Das Start-Up Bcomp in Freiburg setzt auf Flachs – und schafft's damit sogar ins Weltall

An FAQ on 45Q: What federal carbon storage tax credit means for Midwest

Great Plains Institute’s Brad Crabtree recently spoke to the Energy News Network about how 45Q could be a catalyst for reducing carbon emissions in the Midwest

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of July 11th

Biofuels Digest is going to highlight rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances weekly in future

Surfactants, 100% renewable and biobased: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Croda’s Eco Range

Greg Smith gave this illuminating overview of Eco Range’s promise and progress at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC

The partners of the BIOPEN project carried out 5 perspective studies: the global market for bioproducts should reach $714.6 billion by 2021

Raw materials include lignocellulosic biomass, micro and macro algae, and waste

19 Juli 2018

ArcelorMittal and LanzaTech break ground on €150million project to revolutionise blast furnace carbon emissions capture

Pioneering new installation which will convert carbon-containing gas from its blast furnaces into bioethanol

Plastikfreie Einwegteller im Test

Das deutsche Magazin „Ökotest“ hat 20 Teller und Becher aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen getestet - Teller aus Laub fielen durch

How to Win the Public Policy Debate, and the Annual Government Agency Funding Battles for the Bioeconomy

Evans Craig from Lee Enterprises provides tips on how every person can become an effective advocate for the bioeconomy at the local, state, and federal public policy levels

Convenient and Compostable: New RKW Waste Bags Hit German Retail Stores

RKW Launches Starseal Tie Handle, Biodegradable Waste Bags

Nutzerfreundlich und nachhaltig: Neue RKW-Müllbeutel kommen in deutschen Einzelhandel

RKW bringt biologisch abbaubare Müllbeutel mit Tragegriff und Sternboden auf den Markt

Use of CO2-based polyols offers more than just environmental benefits

Econic Technologies' most recent innovation allowing amounts of waste CO2 to be incorporated into a polyol

Algae for the Advanced Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana

Martin Sabarsky gave this illuminating update on the company’s prospects and progress at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC

Schärfere EU-Regeln für Weichmacher in Kunstoffen

Die EU-Kommission schränkt den Einsatz von Kunststoff-Weichmachern in Spielzeug, Sportgeräten und anderen Alltagsgegenständen weiter ein

18 Juli 2018

Aqua- and Mariculture for Future Food and Biomass Production

The ocean has much more to offer than traditional fish farming and, as of today, we use only a fraction of its potential

Aquakultur und „Marine Culture” für die zukünftige Lebensmittel- und Biomasseproduktion

Der Ozean hat jenseits traditioneller Fischzucht sehr viel mehr zu bieten. Bis heute nutzen wir nur einen Bruchteil des Potentials

Almost final programme: Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)

1-2 October 2018, Maritim Hotel Cologne, Germany – Early Bird Discount of 30%

Developments at Anellotech Plant Bring 100% Bio-based Plastic Bottle Closer to Reality

Breakthroughs at Anellotech’s TCat-8® pilot plant advance work on 100% bio-based plastic bottle prototypes, affirming the company’s commitment to innovative production of cost-competitive renewable chemicals

Anellotech: Pilotanlage für Bio-PX angelaufen – Flasche aus 100 Prozent nachwachsenden Rohstoffen rückt näher

Der Durchbruch an Anellotech’s TCat-8® Pilotanlage erlaubt nun die innovative Produktion von 100% bio-basierten Plastikflaschen-Prototypen

BASF Color Solutions: Zertifiziert bioabbaubare Farbmasterbatche

Palette von 15 biobasierten und kompostierbaren Standardfarben wurde zuletzt auf der Biopolymer 2018 in Halle vorgestellt

VTT developed a fully bio-based material to replace fossil-based plastics in thermally formable product

Innovative cellulose based material opens options for furniture applications

Taming the Tasmanian Devil of Polymers: lignin, the orneriest, roughest, toughest, most un-cooperative and abundant natural polymer ever

Lignin, the second most abundant natural polymer in the world, has developed into a sustainable and very satisfactory alternative to fossil fuels

EU project seeks to improve sustainability aviation industry

ECO-COMPASS project has identified potential bio-sourced and recycled materials that can be developed into eco-friendly composites for aircraft

Greening European agriculture: Can the new CAP be really green?

The European Commission came under fire about its proposals for the post-2020 CAP when it comes to the environment

GLOBAL BIOENERGIES and AUDI renew their partnership in renewable gasoline

Global Bioenergies and Audi announced today the signing of a new agreement focused on the implementation of residue usage, preparation of a path to commercialization and engine testing of new blends

17 Juli 2018

EU and Industry Counting on Sustainable Chemistry

CO2 is replacing petroleum as a source for carbon in a joint effort to make the chemical industry more sustainable

Coming soon to a lab near you? Genetically modified cannabis

Scientists might be able to draw from new sources of cannabis compounds for research

Neues Bio-Material macht Kunststoff Konkurrenz

Forscher verbinden Pilz-Myzel und Hanffasern erfolgreich miteinander

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories celebrates the opening of Prodigy Textiles Co. Ltd., facility in Quang Nam, Vietnam

New facility will have the capacity, utilities, and security to support the planned capacity growth in Vietnam

BETO Publishes New Workshop Summary Report on Performance-Advantaged Biobased Chemicals

Bioenergy Technologies Office gathered stakeholder input on the research and development (R&D) necessary for novel biobased compounds and functional replacements

Carbon removal from atmosphere unavoidable for 1.5 degree target

Several new MCC studies find significant differences in the potentials and risks of negative emissions technologies

Soil ‘completely underestimated’ in EU climate strategy

While climate change takes a toll on agriculture and land use contributes to warming the planet, soils still find little attention from policymakers in their climate strategies

16 Juli 2018

It’s not a mistake, French tyre giant looks to wood products to replace oil

Michelin is driving the wooden wedge as it also works towards a future where 3D printing of rubber will allow cars to run on a single set of tyres for a lifetime

Europe’s bioplastics industry needs a level playing field

Many of the world’s leading companies are turning to bioplastics

Start-up turns sugarcane into eco-straws

Biodegradable straws of various sizes made from sugarcane

VTT developed a fully bio-based material to replace fossil-based plastics in thermally formable product

Being thermoformable, the material is well suited for various manufacturing processes and products

Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws Globally by 2020

Plastic straws to be replaced with new recyclable strawless lid and alternative-material straw options  

Erneuerbarer Kraftstoff aus der Kläranlage

Pilotanlage bei Barcelona produziert synthetisches Erdgas aus erneuerbarer Elektrizität und Kohlendioxid – Herzstück der Apparatur kommt von INERATEC, einem Spin-off des KIT

Kunststoffe mit biologischen Eigenschaften

Neue Fraunhofer-Projektgruppe erhält 2,5 Millionen Euro, um Polymeren Leben einzuhauchen

13 Juli 2018

Biorefineries will have only minimal effects on wood products and feedstocks markets

Biomass markets should be able to handle the increased demand