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28 Mai 2018

Global wood-based panel market growth slow

According to IndexBox, the shifting of potential market opportunities from developed countries to developing ones has been one of the main global trends in the wood based panel market

Gibt’s das Sackerl auch in Bio? TÜV AUSTRIA liefert die Antwort

Mit der belgischen Marke OK compost ist die Zertifizierung von biologisch abbaubaren Produkten Teil der österreichischen TÜV AUSTRIA Group, die in über 20 Ländern vertreten ist

Suedzucker to step up exports to boost revenues after sugar price slump

Suedzucker, Europe’s largest sugar refiner, said it is suffering from the steep fall in sugar prices in recent months and plans to step up exports to try and compensate

Amyris Sustainable Lubricants Joint Venture Company, Novvi, and Chevron Enter Agreement To Develop and Bring To Market New Renewable Base Oil Technologies

We are very pleased that Chevron and Novvi have expanded our relationship to include base oil development and commercialization

25 Mai 2018

Stora Enso launches biocomposites as a renewable replacement for plastics

Innovative DuraSense enables the use of renewable fibres, such as wood, to substitute for a large portion of fossil-based plastic

Surftech’s algae, bamboo and biobased paddleboard a winner

Company's board won Outside Online’s “Gear of the Year” award and is listed as #1 of the “Best Stand-Up Paddleboards of 2018

Step aside Superman, steel is no competition for this new material

Steel could one day be replaced with specially arranged cellulose fibers

Paper & Biorefinery 2018 – Die Papierindustrie wird zur Leitbranche der Bioökonomie

Disruptive Veränderung birgt große Herausforderungen, bietet aber enorme Chancen

Focus on Renewable Chemicals Expands for Braskem

After 'green PE', Braskem's next major use of a renewable chemical is 'green' MEG - a key component of PET resins

NCGA sees great potential in bio-based chemicals from corn

Nathan Danielson telling about technology and company demands for “sustainable” products including bio-based chemicals, made from corn

Green Chemistry PhD wins Excellence Award

Jesús Esteban Serrano takes 2018 EFCE Chemical Reaction Engineering award

Mülheimer Nachwuchsforscher erhält Preis für „grüne Chemie“

Grüne Verfahren zur Herstellung von Glycerincarbonat und Solketal

Jourova to press for EU-US data sharing deal next week

New legal measures in both the US and the EU give authorities more power to obtain data that is stored in another country if they need it to investigate crimes

24 Mai 2018

Itaconix and AkzoNobel move from the technical evaluation phase to defining a joint marketing effort for Itaconix bio-based chelates

Commercial details remain to be finalised, but both parties target to complete final agreements before the end of 2018

Graanul integriert Bioraffinerie in erstes Pelletwerk

Neue Bioraffinerie soll aus 50.000 Tonnen lokalem Laubholz sauberen Zellulosezucker und hochreines Lignin herstellen

Flo Presents Gea, a New Generation of Coffee Capsules Developed with NatureWorks

The new capsule is the first in the world that combines compostability, oxygen barrier, and an improved taste and aroma experience for the consumer

New report says bioplastics will outpace the economy as a whole

New products and manufacturing technologies are projected to make bioplastics more competitive and dynamic

NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Bioplastics & PCR Engineered Compounds

New formulations target more demanding applications in automotive, electronics and more

5 Minutes Wth… Gerald Michael, global business manager at Synvina

The company site in Antwerp, Belgium, has a capacity of 50,000 metric tonnes of PEF bio-plastic

DSM wins patent infringement case against Lallemand related to low-glycerol yeast technology applicable in ethanol production

DSM’s yeast technology for starch conversion provides consistent increased ethanol yields and significantly reduces glycerol production

Riding bacterium to the bank

Sandia researchers tailor E. coli to convert plants into renewable chemicals

23 Mai 2018

Going against the grain: AB InBev adopt circular economy thinking to create new by-products

"These plant-based circular economy nutrients are much more sustainable than traditional sources like animals..."

Biobasierte Verbundwerkstoffe vor Feuer schützen

Flammschutzausrüstung eröffnet natur- und holzfaserverstärkten Kunststoffen neue Einsatzbereiche

Merino and natural fibres could help clothing companies battle scourge of microplastics

New Zealand Merino Company's investing in research and development to see how natural fibres like merino can help avoid microplastics in the oceans

Method for synthesizing a novel polyester with alternating arrangement

Results of a Japanese research make it possible to synthesize syndiotactic polyesters in which L- and D-type monomers are arranged alternately

DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2018

Up to 100% bio-based, natural fibre reinforced plastics (NFRP) with low moisture absorption can be developed for application in structural components

The bio-based economy can feed the world and help defeat climate change – UN agency

Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director was speaking at the 2018 Global Bioeconomy Summit last month in Berlin, Germany

Overview of Silk Fibroin Use in Wound Dressings

This review describes recent advances in the development of SF-based wound dressings for skin regeneration

Global Bioenergies and an industrial consortium including Sekab, Neste Engineering Solutions, Repsol and SkyNRG receive major EU funding to demonstrate the production of isobutene-derived gasoline and jetfuel from wood

The aim is to convert currently poorly valorised softwood residues into second generation renewable isobutene for subsequent conversion into gasoline and jetfuel

Global Bioenergies und ein Industriekonsortium, mit Sekab, Neste Engineering Solutions, Repsol und SkyNRG, erhalten umfangreiche EU-Fördermittel, um die Herstellung von Isobuten-basiertem Benzin und von Kerosin aus Holz zu demonstrieren

Das Ziel besteht darin, geringwertige Weichholzreste in erneuerbares Isobuten der zweiten Generation für die anschließende Weiterverarbeitung zu Benzin und Kerosin umzuwandeln

22 Mai 2018

TOP Strong growth in bio-based building blocks and moderate growth in bio-based polymers

New comprehensive market and trend report “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities and Trends 2017-2022” published by German nova-Institute

TOP Starkes Wachstum bei bio-basierten Building-Blocks, moderates Wachstum bei bio-basierten Polymeren

Das nova-Institut veröffentlicht den umfassenden Markt- und Trendreport „Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities and Trends 2017-2022“

Flax-based laminate substitutes nicely for plywood on Saarinen-design Tulip Chair

Meet Ekoa, a flax-based “wood” that might soon be in your chairs and skateboard–and won’t contribute to deforestation

Bioeconomy 101: Making rubber tyres from dandelions

Advances in biotechnology are allowing us to manufacture fabrics, plastics, fuels and chemicals from bio-based resources using renewable resources

Anbau nachwachsender Rohstoffe in Deutschland: Fläche bleibt auch 2017 stabil

Landwirte erwirtschaften auf knapp 2,7 Mio. Hektar Einkommen mit Energie- und Industriepflanzen

World Bio Markets: make it real, give it life

With over 400 delegates the conference was certainly lively and offered many networking opportunities

Bioplastics Get Tougher and Greener

Durable and engineering-grade versions are appearing in cars and consumer electronics, as well as appliances and toys

Mixed forests: ecologically and economically superior

Meta-analysis provides facts on mixed-species forest stand productivity for science and practice

Mischwälder: ökologisch und ökonomisch überlegen

Metaanalyse liefert Fakten über Mischwald-Produktivität für Wissenschaft und Waldbau

Collaboration Agreement and Strategic Investment in Eranova SAS

The Group will initially subscribe €500,122 for an 8% shareholding in Eranova when fully funded to start its pre-industrial development

The Building Blocks of a Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

Avantium CCO Zanna McPherson gave this illuminating overview of the company’s prospects and progress at ABLC 2018 in Washington

18 Mai 2018

TOP The reintroduction of industrial hemp is in full swing worldwide

Global meeting place of the hemp industry in Cologne in June at the "15th International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association". The participants will vote for the first time the “Hemp Product of Year”

TOP Die Wiedereinführung der Nutzpflanze Hanf läuft weltweit auf Hochtouren

Weltweiter Treffpunkt der Hanfindustrie im Juni in Köln zur „15th International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association“. Teilnehmer wählen zum ersten Mal das „Hanfprodukt des Jahres“

How to cover the future protein demand? Insects, solar proteins and artificial meat will be crucial

Numerous universities and innovative companies are looking for new ways to close the future protein gap for food and feed on a sustainable basis

Wie kann der zukünftige Proteinbedarf gedeckt werden? Insekten, Solarproteine und künstliches Fleisch werden entscheidend sein

Zahlreiche Universitäten und innovative Unternehmen suche neue Wege, um die zukünftige Proteinlücke für Lebens- und Futtermittel nachhaltig zu schließen

Arla Foods is the first to choose SIG’s innovative SIGNATURE PACK

Company to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability as it strives to increase the market share of its organic dairy products

SIGNATURE PACK von SIG feiert Marktpremiere mit Arla Foods

Mit seiner Wahl unterstreicht Arla sein Engagement für Nachhaltigkeit und verfolgt das Ziel, den Marktanteil seiner Bio-Milchprodukte zu steigern

Wood awarded contract to expand world’s largest dissolving pulp mill

JV with Sappi Limited to improve the environmental footprint of the Saiccor Mill in South Africa and expand its capacity

Method assembles cellulose nanofibres into a material stronger than spider silk

KTH researchers describe a new method that mimics nature’s ability to arrange cellulose nanofibres into almost perfect macroscale arrangements

Stärkstes Biomaterial der Welt schlägt Stahl und Spinnenseide

Neue Produktionsmethode überträgt herausragende Eigenschaften von Nanomaterialien in die Alltagswelt