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19 Oktober 2018

3D printed bioplastic: the future of construction?

To date, most 3D printed buildings have been built from concrete. Could bioplastics be a more sustainable option?

Jacobs Confirms Anellotech’s Bio-TCat™ Process Leads to Significant Carbon Emission Reductions Compared to Petro-based Aromatics

Jacobs verified that renewably-sourced Bio-TCat products enable significant GHG reductions when compared to identical chemicals currently made from crude oil

Scaling up biobased BTX: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

Anellotech CEO David Sudolsky gave this illuminating overview of the technology’s progress and promise as part of The Early Stage webinar series

18 Oktober 2018

Dupont completes expansion Sorona production capacity

Investment is reflective of the growing demand for Sorona polymer throughout the carpet and apparel markets

Biotech companies find a sweet spot in food ingredients market

Future development in sweeteners will focus almost entirely on finding new natural sweeteners

Global vegetable oil production set to reach new peak

According to USDA forecast, 2018/19 world vegetable oil production will probably rise more than 3 per cent from the previous year

Self-healing material can build itself from carbon in the air

Taking a page from green plants, new polymer “grows” through a chemical reaction with carbon dioxide

Selbstheilendes “Wundermaterial” frisst CO2

Klimagas wird zielgerichtet genutzt, damit der innovative Stoff wächst und auch erstarkt

UPM’s good news bear brings completed EIA on Kotka Biorefinery and more

With fuels produced from forestry waste, the company could provide 30% of Finland’s diesel demand

Welcome to the tenth RoadToBio newsletter

This issue to sight results of the analysis of business cases for the nine bio-based chemicals which could represent an opportunity for European chemicals industry

Finnish pilot develops a new solution for sustainable forestry

​New unique mobile application puts forest Big Data to more efficient use

Biorefinery Monitoring: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Bioeconomy Materials Flows & Assessment

A group led by the Danish Institute of Market Analysis gave this overview of a bioeconomy monitoring system, as part of a IEA Bioenergy Task 43 workshop

17 Oktober 2018

UK Parliament to dramatically reduce plastic use through new compostable products

In-vessel composting method will use a combination of heat and microbes to turn the waste into compost fit for any garden

Global Bioenergies reaches 87% of yield target in Isobutene process

Yield and productivity have reached a threshold meeting the expectations for profitable exploitation of the process at commercial scale

Henkel announces ambitious targets for sustainable packaging

Expanded strategic framework promoting a circular economy

Henkel setzt sich ambitionierte Ziele für nachhaltige Verpackungen

Erweiterte Verpackungs­strategie fördert Kreislauf­wirtschaft

Virgin Australia Leads Effort to Use Gevo Renewable Jet Fuel at the Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia

Great opportunity to develop a thriving sustainable fuels industry, which will help to reduce emissions and drive investment and jobs growth in Australia

Parkdale Mills and Intrinsic Textiles Team Up To Reduce Synthetic Microfiber Pollution and Textile Waste

CiCLO textile technology allows polyester and other synthetic materials to biodegrade like natural materials

LignoLoc: the first collated nails made of wood

Nails can be recycled or reclaimed with the wood itself and no separating process is necessary

Canadian Marijuana Legalization Day – Can Pot Save Synthetic Biology From the Next Biotechnology Crater?

This represents a huge opportunity compared to where Synthetic Biology has been operating, i.e. commodity chemicals for industrial applications

Redesigning poplar trees to take the drought … and the salt and the heat

Improving poplar biomass production under stress conditions

16 Oktober 2018

Cortec® Releases Biobased Alternative to Banned Paint Strippers

Green chemistry paint strippers designed to remove coatings, inks, and resins from metals, concrete, and wood surfaces

New renewable building blocks for step growth polymers

The GREEN-CHEM network at Ghent University developed new building blocks for a vast variety of step growth polymers

Nachwachsende Rohstoffe: „Es gibt viele Monomere, die über neuartige Strukturelemente verfügen“

Branche setzt traditionell schon sehr viele biobasierte Rohstoffe wie Cellulose, Stärke und Pflanzenöle ein - unsicher bleiben Verfügbarkeit sowie Lieferanten

Frances Arnold wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry: Gevo, Provivi co-founder honored for directed evolution technology

This year’s Nobel Laureates in Chemistry have been inspired by the power of evolution and used the same principles to develop proteins that solve mankind’s chemical problems

Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic

New report comparing I’m green™ with fossil-based equivalents

Co-op UK and Novamont partner on replacement plastic shopping bags with compostable alternatives

The new compostable bioplastic shopping bags are suitable for waste collection and domestic composting

Norway will make airlines use more environmentally friendly fuel from 2020

As part of Norway’s push to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the minority center-right government said the aviation fuel industry must mix 0.5 percent advanced biofuel into jet fuel from 2020 onwards

Highly Organised Process: How Protein Complexes Form in the Cell

Heidelberg researchers gain fundamental new insights into synthesis of biologically active complexes

Hochgradig organisierter Prozess: Wie Proteinkomplexe in der Zelle entstehen

Heidelberger Forscher gewinnen grundlegende neue Erkenntnisse zur Synthese biologisch aktiver Komplexe

15 Oktober 2018

DRT names Quimidroga France as its new distributor

As from 15 October, Quimidroga France EURL, a major European distributor has been appointed as DRT’s new distributor in the French market

Bio-on reports results first six months 2018

Group's operating generated strong increase thanks to new licenses granted in relation to recent technologies

Fraunhofer ICT: Biopolymere für technische Bauteile

Maßgeschneiderte Biopolymersysteme erlauben Einsatzfähigkeit im Automobil- und Bausektor sowie der Textilbranche

Sappi launches Verve – sustainable dissolving wood pulp for a thriving world

Sappi Verve to represent company's commitment to the entire value chain from brand owners through to the cellulosic fibre producers

Nuatan is the bioplastic that could answer the plastic pollution crisis

Novel material has the possibility to “replace all the packaging we know,” because it is so safe that even fish can eat it

Recharging soils with carbon could make farms more productive

Additional biochar process could save 619,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions

Biodegradable Packaging Material Market Remains Highly Fragmented

With Tier 3 Players Accounting for Over 60% Revenue Share – Finds Fact.MR

Species-Rich Forests Store Twice as much Carbon as Monocultures

An international research team with the involvement of the University of Zurich has evaluated data from forests grown specifically for this purpose in China with a total of over 150,000 trees

Artenreiche Wälder speichern doppelt so viel Kohlenstoff wie Monokulturen

Ein internationales Forscherteam mit Beteiligung der Universität Zürich hat Daten von eigens angelegten Wäldern in China mit über 150'000 Bäumen ausgewertet

12 Oktober 2018

New wood-based materials to prevent the spread of microorganisms in hospitals

Finnish JV to combat antimicrobial resistance in hospital environments with the help of natural wood-based bioactive substances

Erneuerbare Energien: Anteil am globalen Verbrauch steigt schneller

2017 stieg der Verbrauch Erneuerbarer Energien weltweit um 5 Prozent an – deutlich schneller als der Gesamtverbrauch

Homegrown zero waste co.

Bella Bamboo uses biodegradable, compostable bamboo as a replacement for single-use plastics and styrofoam containers

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Opens a New Warehouse and Distribution Center

New facility to servicing global customers who require various packaging sizes and bolster service around the world to consumers looking for bio-based solutions

Danimer Announced Plans for Fermentation Plant to Produce its Proprietary PHA Bioplastic

A major milestone for Danimer Scientific as this facility aims to start operations in the fourth quarter of 2019

EU starch industry looks to protein & plastic potential following isoglucose ‘disappointment’

Global sugar prices have weighed heavily on European prices which are below the cheapest starches

BIC signs MOU with Italian green chemistry cluster

BIC and the Sustainable Processes and Resources for Innovation and National Growth (SPRING) have signed a memorandum of understanding

11 Oktober 2018

With Novamont’s technology no need for microplastics in new cosmetic line

Novamont technology, when used in cosmetics allow readily biodegradable ingredients can be produced with performance comparable to traditional microplastics

BOKU-Expertin: “Empfehle ein Verbot aller Einweg-Plastiksackerl”

Wie in mehreren Ländern bereits umgesetzt, fordern Fritz und Seiringer eine generelle EN 13432-Pflicht und damit rückstandsfreie biologische Abbaubarkeit aller Einweg-Sackerl

Chemie ohne Erdöl?

Rohstoff-Experten Michael Carus, (nova-Institut), und Jörg Rothermel, (VCI), diskutierten im CHEManager über die Rohstoffwende in der Chemie

Expanded Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Definitions for the Bioeconomy

This article to present an expanded set of TRL definitions, combining elements of DOE-BETO’s definitions (2015 and earlier) with elements of the startup-to-VC “Investment Readiness Level” framework proposed by Steve Blank