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6 Dezember 2019

Stora Enso and HS Manufacturing Group enter collaboration to develop sustainable barriers for formed fiber products

PureFiberTM technology from Stora Enso with the HSMG PROTĒAN™ technology barrier coating to design next-generation barrier properties for plastic-free products

HeidelbergCement researching full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Canada

Study to target the feasibility to capture the majority of the CO2 from the flue gas of the Edmonton, Alberta, cement plant

HeidelbergCement erforscht vollständige Abscheidung und Speicherung von CO2 in Kanada

Studie will die Möglichkeit prüfen, den größten Teil der CO2-Emissionen aus der Abluft des Zementwerks in Edmonton, Alberta, abzuscheiden

The Greenest Diet: Bacteria Switch to Eating Carbon Dioxide

Such bacteria may, in the future, contribute to new, carbon-efficient technologies

E Coli Bakterien: In Laboratorien entwickelte Stämme nutzen Kohlendioxid anstelle von organischen Verbindungen

Israelischen Forschern ist es gelungen, erstmals Bakterienstämme zu entwickeln, die CO2 zur Energiegewinnung nutzen

NZ’s first commercial bio plastics facility in Central North Island a step closer

$380,000 funding to NZ Bio Forestry for ground-breaking research on whether Radiata Pine could be used in developing a bio-degradable alternative to single-use plastics

The Corbion case: a multi-stakeholder initiative driving sustainability in the cane sugar sector in Thailand

Company implemented the Bonsucro Chain of Custody standard at its manufacturing site in Rayong, Thailand

EU should adopt German standards on medical cannabis, campaigners say

According to newly-born European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA) should Germany’s regulatory approach to medical cannabis be replicated across Europe

CO2 Innovation in the Limelight

Team from Covestro and RWTH Aachen among the best / New method reduces oil consumption in plastics production / CO2-based products more recyclable

CO2-Innovation im Rampenlicht

Team von Covestro und RWTH Aachen im Kreis der Besten / Neues Verfahren spart Erdöl in Kunststoffproduktion ein / CO2-basierte Produkte besser wiederverwertbar

5 Dezember 2019

TOP CO2 als Rohstoff für einen emissionsarmen Flugverkehr nutzen – das ist die Zukunft

Auf dem “1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels”, am 23. März 2020 in Köln, geht es um nachhaltige Strategien und Lösungen für einen klimafreundlichen Luftverkehr.

TOP Using CO2 as a raw material for aviation fuels is the cool new thing on the way to low-emission air transport

1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels, 23 March 2020, Cologne (Germany) on Sustainable Strategies & Solutions for Cleaner Air Transport

Green Dot named one of three finalists for the Samsung Extreme Tech Challenge in San Francisco

On May 4th, 2020, Green Dot and 30 regional finalists from around the globe will compete at the finals round bootcamp in Paris

Danimer Scientific Opens First Nodax PHA Commercial Plant

The Nodax PHA biopolymer will be used to manufacture drinking straws, food packaging, cups, bottles, shopping bags, plates, trash bags, labels and more

French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) published positive opinion on bioplastic bags

ADEME’s life cycle analysis show an advantage of bioplastic bags over the bags made of paper, as compostable plastic bags show a very similar environmental performance as the paper bags

Nachhaltigkeit ist kein Zustand, sondern ein Weg der stetigen Verbesserung

Dr. Harald Käb im Interview mit Natascha Solis vom Moin Blog

Molecular catalyst converts carbon dioxide to methanol

A molecular catalyst dispersed on carbon nanotubes has been found to catalyse the electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol — a useful bulk chemical

BASF: Biobasiertes Masterbatch zur Einfärbung erneuerbarer Biokunststoffe

Mit lediglich vier Produkten lassen sich laut Hersteller alle ökologischen Alternativen zu herkömmlichen Kunststoffen umweltfreundlich einfärben

DISCOVRing Algal Strains for Sustainable Biofuels

Consortium finds strain that has potential to contribute to productivity targets for open ponds

Power and gas ‘coupling’ seen as key to EU’s zero-carbon quest

The EU’s aspiration to reach climate neutrality by 2050 means “increased ambition” to cut emissions in the short term

Air Protein Introduces The World’s First Air-Based Food

Air Protein is establishing a new industry of sustainable food that solves growing global food demands without the need for arable land

4 Dezember 2019

TOP Great response to announcement of first conference on Cellulose Fibres

Market leaders as sponsors and partners, 50 submitted abstracts and on everyone's lips. Market response is outstanding. Managing Director Michael Carus: “We have found a gap in the market and are looking forward to bringing together players along the entire cellulose fibres value chain – from dissolving pulp to textiles”.

TOP Call for Abstracts – 13th Bio-based Materials Conference, 12 – 13 May 2020, Cologne, Germany ready for submission

Innovative companies to find markets for their new bio-based products and upcoming technological breakthroughs for a sustainable future

Waste, plants, CO2 – the resources of the future

Raw Materials Summit 2019 points way out of the throwaway society / Start-up company wins “Resource Innovator” prize

Abfall, Pflanzen, CO2 – die Ressourcen der Zukunft

Rohstoffgipfel 2019 weist Wege aus der Wegwerfgesellschaft / Startup-Unternehmen zum „Ressource Innovator 2019“ gekürt

Army project may lead to new class of high-performance materials

Researchers from three universities to reengineer ribosome as a biological catalyst to make novel chemical polymers

Erstes Holzhochhaus Österreichs wegweisend in der Energieeffizienz

In den Bereichen Wärmedämmung, Ressourcenschonung, Energieeffizienz und Schallschutz gleichermaßen leistungsstark, wurde der Bau mit Gold ausgezeichnet

Verdict’s in for Vertimass: Yep, it’s commercially viable

The innovative catalytic technology of one of the Digest's 'next 50 companies to disrupt the world' allows any feedstock for the conversion of biomass into fuels

BioFoN: Zukunftsnetzwerk biobasierte Polymere startet Online-Plattform

Interessierte Unternehmen, Forschungsinstitute, Universitäten und Hochschulen sind aufgerufen, am gemeinsamen Erfolg mitzuwirken

VEnvirotech Transforms Organic Waste into Bioplastics

Biotech Start-up using bacteria for biodegradable bioplastic production

New study looks to biological enzymes as source of hydrogen fuel

This new development may help clear the path for the hydrogen fuel industry to move into a larger role in the global push toward more environmentally friendly energy sources

Marc Palahí talks to Il Bioeconomista. An interview with the director of EFI

Marc Palahí, director of EFI, in this exclusive interview with Il Bioeconomista - after his business trip to China

3 Dezember 2019

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BioMonitor seek experts’ knowledge on data collection methodologies used to measure the bioeconomy

As part of the long run data collection strategy, BioMonitor will address the integration of new bio-based products into the official Eurostat statistics

BioSinn – geeignete Anwendungen für biobasierte, biologisch abbaubare Kunststoffe

BioSinn konzentriert sich speziell auf Anwendungen, in denen Sammlung oder Recycling in der Praxis nicht oder kaum möglich ist

Energy from biomass is sustainable, as a nest egg

Biomass is not sustainable all by itself. Policy, effort and monitoring are required in order to control the balance between growth and use of biomass

100% biodegradable pasta straws to help the planet

The British brand Stroodlels offers biodegradable bucatini-like pasta as a substitute for so many fancied straws

Dänemark: Erste kommerzielle Bioraffinerie für Pflanzenprotein soll in Betrieb gehen

In Dänemark wird bald die erste kommerzielle Bioraffinerie zur Gewinnung von Pflanzenprotein die Arbeit aufnehmen

Power-to-Gas in Deutschland – Produktion und Planung

Interaktive Übersichtskarte enthält neben der geografischen Verteilung der Projekte auch Angaben zu Betreibern, genutzten Prozessen und Technologien

SoCalGas and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Announce U.S. Department of Energy Funding of Carbon Capture Project

Companies collaboration aims to advance the development of a process called Integrated CO2 Capture and Conversion to Methanol (ICCCM)

Biotech breakthrough turns waste biomass into high value chemicals

The new breakthrough demonstrates that high-value chemicals can be produced directly from waste biomass in a single ‘one-pot’ process

Leftover grain from breweries could be converted into fuel for homes

Using just 1kg of the grain, Dr Ahmed Osman has been able to create enough activated carbon to spread across 100 football pitches

2 Dezember 2019

Resolve-project develops bio-based alternatives for hazardous solvents

New solvent molecules proved to have better performance than their fossil counterparts

World First in CCS Reaches 3Mt Milestone

Capture plant has also performed with successive improved reliability and a steady increase to the daily CO2 capture rate

Kanada: Erstmals überspringt eine CCS-Anlage die Marke von 3 Millionen Tonnen bei der CO2-Speicherung

Beleg für Realisierbarkeit der CCS-Technologie erbracht

Metsä Board joins 4evergreen – a new alliance promoting fibre-based packaging in circular economy

4evergreen was created as a forum to engage and connect industry members from across the fibre-based packaging value chain

Bundesumweltministerin Schulze startet Dialogprozess zum Thema PtX und kündigt weitere Aktivitäten an

Schulze: "PtX wird wichtige Technologie für Klimaschutz und Wirtschaftsstandort Deutschland"

Cooperation among Govts on biodiesel mandates can sustain CPO price rise

Governments could coordinate allocation increases under the biodiesel mandates, says palm oil expert Dr James Fry

Lärmschutzwände aus Holz mit der besten CO2-Bilanz

Lärmschutzwände aus Holz haben eine deutlich bessere CO2- und Energiebilanz als Lärmschutzwände aus Beton. Das belegt eine neue Studie aus der Schweiz