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16 November 2018

Reinventing Surfactants for Sustainability

Croda announced the official launch and certification of its ECO range of bio-based surfactants

Graphene takes a step towards renewable fuel

Swedish researchers developed a world-leading method to produce cubic silicon carbide to capture energy from the sun and create charge carriers

Wildpflanzen für Biogas: Untersuchungen zur Samenausbreitung abgeschlossen

Blühmischung BG70 der Firma Saaten Zeller enthält potenziell kritische Arten

MetGen receives John Sime Award and Plantics becomes PitchFest winner at #EFIB2018

Wealth of innovation on display at annual showcase event demonstrates Europe’s strong response to SDG challenges and potential of the circular bioeconomy

“Bionic Mushrooms” Fuse Nanotech, Bacteria and Fungi

Researchers made an ordinary white button mushroom bionic, supercharging it with 3D-printed clusters of cyanobacteria that generate electricity

‘The next canola': Alberta hemp farmers see bright future in wake of Cannabis Act

Since last August, hemp farmers are permitted to harvest the “whole plant” now and sell it to licensed marijuana producers for the purpose of CBD extraction and sale

Unilever started a strategic partnership with Bio-on to make the personal care sector greener

This collaboration is designed to meet the demands of consumers, who are increasingly concerned about sustainability

BASF produces methanol according to the biomass balance approach

Production with second generation renewable raw materials

BASF produziert Methanol nach Prinzip der Biomassenbilanz

Produktion mit nachwachsenden Rohstoffen der zweiten Generation

15 November 2018

Horizontal standards to deliver a better integration and support to bio-based industry

How can standards support the full deployment of innovation in the bio-based industry?

Bags more to feel good about from Clipper

Tea bags now completely renewably-sourced

Pulped paper replaces plastic as the raw material for this 3D printer

The paper to be pulped can be sourced from household waste and the resulting objects do have a certain rough and ready, unfinished charm to them

Why rewarding renewable fuels under the truck CO2 regulation would be a bad idea

Green groups are concerned about a push by the gas, oil, biofuel and truck industry to include a so-called ‘Carbon Correction Factor’ (CCF) for trucks and buses

Construction using concrete reinforced with renewable materials

WKI research team is replacing carbon or glass-fiber fabrics in textile-reinforced concrete with eco-friendly natural fibers

Bauen mit Textilbeton aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen

WKI Forscherteam ersetzt Carbon- und  Glasfasergewebe im Textilbeton durch umweltfreundliche Naturfasern

Researchers use industrial wood-waste to make FDM/FFF wood filament

Research paper explored the possibility of upcycling furniture waste into wood filament to reduce the environmental impacts of wood waste

Updates to the USDA BioPreferred Program’s Guidelines

The finalized and proposed changes, as well as their expected impacts on Program participants, are discussed on the BioPreferred website

Attis Industries Launches Video Series to Demonstrate Bio-Based Technologies and Discuss Targeted End Use Products

The video discusses the current inefficiencies in biomass processing and how the Company is taking the next steps to double the biofuel output from biomass

Money for agriculture must go to those who cultivate the land, MEPs insist

Member states outline their specific capacities to achieve European goals in strategic plans

MEPs: GAP-Gelder sollten an Bauern gehen, nicht an Großgrundbesitzer

Künftig müssen die Mitgliedstaaten in „Strategieplänen“ ihre spezifischen Möglichkeiten und Ansätze zur Erreichung der europäischen Ziele darlegen

14 November 2018

SECOS appoints COO to strengthen global operations focus

Mr Stacey to bringing valuable commercial and polymer experience from several senior executive roles in the global plastics industry

Science in the future of agriculture: Can innovation double food production – and improve sustainability?

Boosting knowledge and innovation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas is part of the EU’s priorities enshrined in its rural development programmes

Das moderne Baumhaus

Ferdinand Ludwig lehrt an der TUM die Konzeption neuer, nachhaltiger Bauten und realisiert sie zusammen mit seinem Kooperationspartner Daniel Schönle

UK judge finds the case for oxo-degradable plastic ‘compelling’

A commentary by bioplastics MAGAZINE

Neste and Clariant join forces to develop sustainable industrial solutions

In the first phase of the partnership, companies will start replacing fossil-based ethylene and propylene with monomers derived from renewable feedstock

Indian Association has big plans after announcing $150m investment

Group received last summer a license to grow industrial hemp on a pilot basis in Uttarakand as first licensed hemp grow in the country since 1958

From oil refinery to biorefinery: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the BIO-CCUS project

Concept of converting Oil Refinery to Biorefinery

Producing everyday products with fungi

Fraunhofer research teams are developing fermentation techniques and manufacturing processes to produce them on an industrial scale

Pilze als Produzenten für Alltagsprodukte

Fraunhofer-Forscherteams legen Fementationsprozesse und Herstellungsverfahren für die industrielle Produktion aus

13 November 2018

Carbon Capture, Hydrogen, Fuels for cars and aviation, Chemicals and Polymers as well as Mineralisation and Proteins

7th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers, 20-21 March 2019, Cologne, Germany

Nouryon, Tata Steel, and Port of Amsterdam partner to develop the largest green hydrogen cluster in Europe

As a first step, the parties will study the feasibility of a 100 megawatt water electrolysis facility to produce up to 15,000 tons of hydrogen per year

Bremer Baumwollbörse: Neuer Präsident will die Naturfaser wieder nach vorne bringen

Unternehmer will nun mehr Zusammenhalt auf internationaler Ebene forcieren

Fish and aquatic plants: food and so much more – EUMOFA study

There is more to gain from the aquatic biomass - fish by-products and algae can generate high added value, and boost the blue bioeconomy

Braskem plans initiatives to promote the Circular Economy

The world's leading biopolymer producer is committed to the goal of having all plastic packaging reused, recycled or recovered by 2040

Braskem: Biopolymer-Hersteller mit Initiativen zur Förderung der Kreislaufwirtschaft

Unternehmen verpflichtet sich dem Ziel, bis 2040 sämtliche Plastikverpackungen als Mehrweg, Recycling oder wieder aufbereitet anzubieten

Bioeconomies aim to become a beating heart of local communities, both rural and urban

Biobased industries, which currently account for 8% of the EU’s workforce, could create one million new green jobs by 2030

Breaking bonds

In theory, breaking down lignin into useful aromatic compounds shouldn’t be too difficult

BioAmber assets under the hammer

LCY Biotechnology has bought many of BioAmber’s assets. The Canadian bio polyol company is being liquidated

Avantium and BASF in dispute over Synvina

The companies disagree on the timing for the fulfilment of the criteria to invest in the commercial-scale plant for FDCA

12 November 2018

Final Report: COMPOSITES EUROPE 2018 – the Lightweight Path to Success

Trend towards lightweight construction is currently one of the strongest drivers for the composites industry

Abschlussbericht: COMPOSITES EUROPE 2018 – Mit Leichtigkeit zum Erfolg

Trend zum Leichtbau derzeit einer der stärksten treibenden Kräfte in der Composites-Industrie

Holz am Bau: Nachwachsende Neubauten

Holz liegt im Trend. In Paris, London und Chicago sind Holzhochhäuser in Planung, echte Wolkenkratzer, kühne Entwürfe

Biome Bioplastics launches plastic educational channel

#ThinkBioplastic platform will help inform individuals about the already available solutions to the plastic problem

‘A line in the sand’ – Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic waste at source

Global Commitment aims to create ‘a new normal’ for plastic packaging

Neuer Nutzen für Abfälle aus der Geflügel- und Weinindustrie

Umweltfreundliche Werkstoffe aus Hühnerfedern und Traubentrester werden dank zwei von der Europäischen Union (EU) unterstützten Initiativen möglich

How to give new life to poultry and wine industry waste

Chicken feathers and solid remains of grapes are being used to develop eco-friendly materials, thanks to two EU-backed initiatives

Economic comparative advantage of willow biomass in the Northeast USA

Willow is grown commercially on about 500 hectares in the Northeast, predominantly for biopower but also for some other markets

Stora Enso acquires Swedish cellulose technology company

Stora Enso has increased its ownership up to 100% in the Sweden-based company Cellutech AB

Aus Bambus: Sichere Wasserstoffspeicher für Elektromobilität

Bioökonomie-Forschung der Uni Hohenheim ermöglicht hocheffiziente Speicherung

9 November 2018

An interview with Dirk Carrez, BIC: “In 2050, we will live in a Circular Bio-Society”

Building on the successes of the BBI JU will ensure industry commitment, applicable results, and continued investments