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16 Mai 2017

How Plants Form Their Sugar Transport Routes

Results of Heidelberg researchers open up new areas of research

Awards, Rewards in bio and sustainability

Awards announcements of May

Pushing Bacterial Biohybrids to Applications

Exploring current in vitro studies of bacterial biohybrids, the first attempts at in vivo biohybrid research, and problems to be addressed for the future

15 Mai 2017

Top Value Added Chemicals: The Biobased Economy 12 Years Later

The following update features four biobased chemicals with recent innovations on the market:  Itaconic Acid, Glucaric Acid, 3-Hydroxybutryolactone, and 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural

Gesunde Süße aus saurem Abfall

Mithilfe spezieller Designer-Mikroorganismen kann man nun in einem einzigen Verfahrensschritt auf umweltfreundliche Weise aus Hemizellulose den Süßstoff Xylitol herstellen

Discovery could transform industries

Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics

CO2 – vom Klimakiller zum chemischen Rohstoff

Die im Rahmen von P2X erforschte Hochtemperatur-Co-Elektrolyse gilt als "Königsweg zur Herstellung von ‚grünem’ Synthesegas"

Device pulls water from dry air, powered only by the sun

The system Wang and her students designed consisted of more than two pounds of dust-sized MOF crystals compressed between a solar absorber and a condenser plate

Orangenschalen zum Anziehen

Aus einem nachwachsenden und leicht verfügbaren Abfallprodukt ein hochwertiges Endprodukt wie Polyester zu erzeugen, ist das Ziel eines neuen Syntheseverfahrens, das derzeit an der TU Wien entwickelt wird

12 Mai 2017

Researchers find more efficient way to make oil from dead trees

A University of Washington team has made new headway on a solution to remove beetle-killed trees from the forest and use them to make renewable transportation fuels or high-value chemicals

Bambus – ein superstarker und schnell nachwachsender Werkstoff ist potenzieller Bestandteil künftiger Ford-Fahrzeuge

Inzwischen kommen zahlreiche Bio-Materialien in Ford-Fahrzeugen zum Einsatz

Unstash that Trash: Material(s) progress in making fuels, chemicals from Municipal solid waste

Enerkem’s product removes carbon emissions from the atmosphere, rather than adding to them

BioCannDo information portal online

EU project BioCannDo wants to alert consumers to the bio-economy and its products

BioCannDo Informationsportal online

BioCannDon nutzt neues Infoportal um über interessante Produkte und allgemeine Fragen zur Bioökonomie zu berichten

Protein: Interieur-Objekte aus saurer Milch

Caseinkunststoff erfährt ein Revival in der Designszene

11 Mai 2017

Antioxidants and plastics could be made from byproducts of wheat milling

Researchers at KTH  have developed a process to extract valuable biomolecules from this offal that could be used as antioxidants, prebiotics and even food packaging material

Getreide als Rohstoff: Verpackungsfolien aus Kleie als Alternative zu herkömmlichen Kunststoffen

Forscher an der Königlichen Technischen Hochschule in Stockholm haben einen Weg gefunden, die benötigten Wertstoffe aus der Kleie zu extrahieren

S2BIOM – key findings

Tools are available to the public without cost

S2BIOM – zentrale Ergebnisse

Das Projekt S2Biom hat mehre anspruchsvolle Online-Werkzeuge („Tools“) entwickelt um Forscher sowie Entscheidungsträger aus Politik und Industrie zu unterstützen

RIL partners with Germany’s Resysta to bring innovative wood alternative in India

Will help save forests; offer durable, waterproof and recyclable raw material

Resysta International GmbH unterzeichnet Lizenzvertrag mit Reliance Industries Ltd.

RIL erhält die exklusiven Produktions- und Vermarktungsrechte von RelWoodTM für Indien

10 Mai 2017

Royal DSM to make equity investment in Amyris with the purpose of establishing a long-term relationship

Development cooperation focused on products for the global health and nutrition markets

DSM invests in Amyris

A win-win for both companies

FKuR at Interpack 2017: Focus on resource efficiency and compostability

Updated portfolio of biobased thermoplastic compounds for the production of films, profiles and moldings

FKuR auf der Interpack 2017: Fokus auf Ressourcenschonung und Kompostierbarkeit

Compounds mit höherem Anteil an nachwachsenden Rohstoffen und Produkte mit verbesserten mechanischen Eigenschaften

TOP KiOR – In Hindsight

Dr Kapil S Lokare,Founder/Director of E2IG Solutions Pvt Ltd, took the liberty to connect dots in hindsight with one of the largest ventures in the bio-fuels space i.e., KiOR

Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollution

Scientists say the discovery could lead to a biotechnological approach to the polyethylene waste that chokes oceans and landfills

Kunststoff-fressende Larve entdeckt

Bioabbau von Polyethylen als Forschungsziel

CHINAPLAS 2017: BASF showcases new biodegradable courier bags made of the bio-based polymer ecovio®

BASF has been collaborating with the major downstream partners to explore the frontier of biodegradable courier bags

9 Mai 2017

Braskem presents intelligent packaging solutions at Interpack 2017

The Company showcases innovations and reaffirms its commitment to an intelligent packaging future

Kreislaufwirtschaft mit Biokunststoffen

Entwicklung von spritzgießfähigen Naturfaser-PLA-Compounds

Glycosaminoglycan-based hydrogels for a better treatment of chronic wounds

The hydrogels allow for the reduction of inflammatory reactions in ways that promise new treatment modalities for patients suffering from chronic cutaneous wounds

Glykosaminoglykan-basierte Hydrogele für die verbesserte Behandlung chronischer Wunden

Die Hydrogele ermöglichen die Abschwächung entzündlicher Prozesse, was neue Behandlungsmöglichkeiten für chronische Hautwunden eröffnet

World first bioplastic solution to growing coffee cup waste

Never before have such bioplastic materials for disposable cups and lids been made that are fully compostable and recyclable

Scientific report on facts related to biobased and biodegradable plastics

The report takes stock of scientific knowledge on biobased and biodegradable plastics, and focuses on the plastics used in the packaging industry

New report calls to suspend the use of “oxo-degradable” plastics

The report confirms that oxo-degradable plastics are “not suitable for any form of composting and Anaerobic Digestion process"

8 Mai 2017

TOP Placing Your Bio-based Material on the Market – Standardisation Activities and Labels in Europe

Get the latest info on possibilities for feedstock, bio-based content and end-of-life options

Verbesserter Marktzugang für Ihre bio-basierten Produkte – Standardisierung und Produktkennzeichen in Europa

Die aktuellsten Informationen zu allen Optionen für Rohstoffe, bio-basierte Anteile und Entsorgungswege

Interpack 2017 / BIO-FED Targeting the French Market

The company will be presenting its new biodegradable injection moulding products

Interpack 2017 / BIO-FED setzt auf den französischen Markt

Das Unternehmen wird seine neuen biologisch abbaubaren Spritzgusstypen vorzustellen

Technology Profile: Bio-based Adipic Acid Production from Glucose – Biobased Adipic Acid Production Glucose

Adipic acid is produced on a large scale primarily to supply the nylon 6,6 production chain

Corn spindles asfoamed packaging material

The market volume is approximately 100,000 tons per year in Europe

Zukunft ohne Plastik? Biokunststoffe aus Gemüseabfällen

Blumentöpfe aus neuem Biokunststoffgranulat sind biologisch abbaubar

Lignocelluloseschäume als Leichtverpackungsmittel

Die bisher produzierten Prüfkörper sind vielversprechend

China to work through 250 million ton corn stockpile in five years

COFCO Biochemical will boost its annual corn processing capacity to more than 10 million tonnes by 2020

5 Mai 2017

Palm oil production, development and the environment

Europe’s well-meaning attempts to improve the sustainability of palm oil production may be having the opposite effect, writes Hiroko Shimizu

MEPs vote to ban the use of palm oil in biofuels

MEPs say a ban, which needs approval from the European commission, is needed to avoid renewable targets contributing to deforestation

TAKOWIND II: rubber from Russian dandelion

Up to the end of the project 2019 a big step in the direction of practice maturity should be made

TAKOWIND II: Kautschuk aus Russischem Löwenzahn

Bis zum Projektende 2019 soll ein großer Schritt in Richtung Praxisreife gemacht sein

Researchers Create Eco-Friendly Electronic Components from Corn Starch

Consumers worldwide threw out approximately 42 million metric tons of e-waste