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29 März 2018

GCA 2018 Winner: Making bio-textiles from food crop harvest waste

Five winning innovations from 5 different countries shared a 1 million euro grant from the H&M Foundation

New LOEWE-cluster to conduct research into aromas and flavorings from vines and fruit

The Federal State of Hessen to invest around 4.4 million Euros by 2021

Neuer LOEWE-Schwerpunkt forscht zu Aromastoffen aus Reben und Obst

Land Hessen investiert bis 2021 rund 4,4 Millionen Euro

28 März 2018

CO2 use is slowly picking up speed

First semi-commercial facilities, technical advances, but political support still unclear

CO2-Nutzung nimmt langsam Fahrt auf

Erste semi-kommerzielle Anlagen, technische Fortschritte, aber politische Unterstützung noch offen

BIOFOREVER: Detailed evaluation of GreenPremium prices for bio-based products along the value chain

Almost 70% of industry experts report GreenPremium prices for bio-based products

BIOFOREVER: Detaillierte Bewertung der GreenPremium-Preise für biobasierte Produkte entlang der Wertschöpfungskette

Fast 70 % der Branchenexperten berichten von GreenPremium-Preisen für biobasierte Produkte

RED II Round-up

A highlight reel of the latest and greatest

Waste Free Oceans partners with Henkel to fight marine plastic litter

Partners aim to remove enough plastic from rivers, lakes, seas and oceans to produce 100 tonnes of usable recycled material each year

Konkurrenz für glasfaserverstärkte Verbundwerkstoffe

Mit dem Projekt futureTEX will die INVENT GmbH konventionelle Faserverbundwerkstoffe wieder aufgreifen und entwickeln

Global Biocomposites Market 2022

Market Share, Price, Growth Rate, Production, Import, Export, Manufacturers

Futamura’s NatureFlexTM films on the plastic free aisle with Bio4Pack and De Halm

Innovative De Halm pack is laminated to Tipa film for excellent sealability

AMSilk präsentiert funktionale, vegane Seiden-Biopolymere als kosmetischen Inhaltsstoff auf der „in-cosmetics Global 2018“ in Amsterdam

Nachhaltige Silkgel- und Silkbeads-Produktlinie wird als innovative Kreation vorgestellt

AMSilk Exhibits Functional Silk Cosmetic Materials at in-cosmetics Global 2018

Naturally vegan and sustainable Silkgel (hydrogel) and Silkbeads to be displayed as innovative cosmetic products

27 März 2018

ISOCALM: Thermal insulation boards made of elephant grass

Schorndorf-based company let grow and process in Africa - global distribution is organised through headquarters in Germany

ISOCALM: Wärmedämmplatten aus Elefantengras

Schorndorfer Firma lässt in Afrika anbauen und verarbeiten, weltweiter Vertrieb läuft über Deutschland

Expertengruppe „Biobasierte Produkte“

FNR und Uni Würzburg suchen interessierte Hersteller und Beschaffer

“How trees coexist” – new findings from biodiversity research published in Nature Communications

Tree individuals growing in a species-rich neighbourhood produce more wood than those surrounded by neighbours of the same species

Bäume wachsen in artenreicher Nachbarschaft deutlich besser als in Nachbarschaft zur gleichen Art

Neue wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse aus der Biodiversitätsforschung veröffentlicht in Nature Communications

Project Focus: Converting dairy by-products into high value bio-based chemicals

Bill Morrissey, Glanbia Ireland, head of AgriChemWhey project, spoke to Bio-Based World News about the BBI JU partnership

Starbucks and Closed Loop Partners to develop recyclable, compostable cup solution

Starbucks is committing $10M in partnership to establish a groundbreaking consortium to launch the NextGen Cup Challenge

Sugar glut pushes Brazil mills into ethanol, white sugar, washouts

We have to cut the supply of sugar to help reduce the global surplus

26 März 2018

ESA partners with renewable fiber company Bcomp to test natural fibers for use in space

Goal of collaboration program is to reduce the environmental impact of space exploration by producing less space debris and removing that which is in orbit

Stora Enso Wins Bio-Based Product of the Year for Lineo by Stora Enso

Made from versatile wood-based raw material lignin, Lineo can be used in a range of applications instead of fossil-based materials

Total Corbion PLA: PLA-Pilotanlage in Rayong gestartet

Unternehmen will mit Hilfe seiner Komplexerweiterung zum maßgeblichen PLA-Produzenten avancieren

Cracking new ways to fight plastic waste

How are companies responding to the pressure of consumers demand to greener alternatives?

Lenzing Gruppe mit bestem Geschäftsjahr der Unternehmensgeschichte

Gruppe will höhere Anstrengungen in die Nachhaltigkeit der Textil- und Vliesstoff-Branche legen

Lenzing Group achieves best full-year results in its history

Group want to put a stronger emphasis on their ambition to make the textile and nonwoven market more sustainable

Brews, bangers and biofuels – Ireland’s bioeconomy looking up

Celtic Renewables puts whisky in the car and not just in the jar

Modified Biomaterials Self-Assemble on Temperature Cues

Precisely ordered biomaterials could be used for drug delivery, tissue engineering and wound-healing

23 März 2018

Bioeconomy Potential of Portugal, Romania and Poland Profiled in New BIC Country Reports

All three countries are in the process of setting up national bioeconomy strategies

Cambridge Consultants: A taste of the future

National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) will be in charge of defining the compulsory annual greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

Bioökonomierat fordert Bundesregierung zum Handeln auf

Neues Positionspapier drängt auf Entwicklung einer Agenda für Innovationen aus der Bioökonomie

Electrolux builds the world’s first bioplastic concept fridge

Currently no timeframe set for when the product will be officially launched on the market

Brewing hoppy beer without the hops

UC Berkeley scientists have found a way to avoid expensive, variable and water-intensive hops by endowing yeast with the ability to create a hoppy flavor

Ohne Hopfen: Wie gut schmeckt Gen-Bier?

Kein Bier ohne Hopfen, sagt das deutsche Reinheitsgebot. Doch Forscher haben den wichtigen Aromastoff gentechnisch ersetzt - und prahlen mit dem extra-herben Geschmack

Brazil regulates its national biofuel policy law

National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) will be in charge of defining the compulsory annual greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

USDA labs convert almond waste to beer, plastic and fuel

The country’s growing almond habit means that there are lots of shells and hulls to put to good use

22 März 2018

TOP Future Technologies for Food and Biomass Production

“Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)”, 1 – 2 October 2018, Cologne (Germany) will for the first time bring together forward-thinking experts to have a look at the future of food and biomass production

TOP Zukunftstechnologien für die Nahrungsmittel- und Biomasseproduktion

„Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)“ vom 1. bis 2. Oktober 2018 in Köln bringt erstmals wegweisende Experten zusammen, um einen Blick in die Zukunft zu werfen

Big Bioeconomy Challenges – Part 3

In this series of articles we will discuss some of the global challenges that the bioeconomy provides solutions for

Innovation: Computertastatur aus Baumwolle

Computertastaturen bestehen neben der Elektronik aus nicht recyclebaren Kunststoffen. Die Bremerin Lena Kölsch hat deshalb an einer nachhaltigen Alternative geforscht

Bioeconomy: Textbook from University of Hohenheim Gives Guidelines for Education

Open Source or Hardcover: “Bioeconomy – Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable, Biobased Economy” from students and professors at the University of Hohenheim

Bioökonomie: Lehrbuch der Uni Hohenheim gibt Richtlinien für die Ausbildung

Open Source oder Hardcover: „Bioeconomy – Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable, Biobased Economy“ der Universität Hohenheim von Studierenden und Professoren

New Molecule Can Kill Five Types of Deadly Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Research collaboration developed a synthetic makromolecule with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity

Neste delivers first batch of 100% renewable propane to European market

SHV Energy to market and sell the product to its customers across Europe as BioLPG

UPM Biofuels enters the bioplastics market with new partners

Choosing the right packaging solution can make a big difference

Better solvents = better biomass conversion for biofuels and bioproducts

Better use of solvents could improve the economics of biorefineries

21 März 2018

Bio-on launches a new use for its 100% natural and biodegradable PHAs bioplastic

Company has developed an innovative technology for the controlled release of Urea fertilisers

Bioeconomy execs bullish on 2018, 74% of companies expect revenue growth, 62 percent expect jobs increase, 48% seeking finance

Findings were among the highlights of the 2018 Bioenergy Business Outlook Survey