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11 Oktober 2018

‘Spacesuits’ protect microbes destined to live in space

Berkeley chemists developed the protective suits to extend bacteria’s lifespan with light-absorbing semiconductors to capture carbon dioxide and convert it into chemicals

PNNL and LanzaTech team to make new jet fuel

Virgin Atlantic to fly first commercial flight on recycled waste gas

Pioneering biologists create a new crop through genome editing

From wild plant to crop: CRISPR-Cas9 revolutionizes breeding / New tomato contains more valuable antioxidants

Biologen schaffen erstmals neue Kulturpflanze durch Genom-Editierung

Von der Wild- zur Nutzpflanze: CRISPR-Cas9 revolutioniert die Züchtung / Neue Tomate enthält mehr wertvolle Antioxidantien

10 Oktober 2018

Versalis: acquisition of “bio-run” companies of the Mossi & Ghisolfi Group

New business units will allow the development of an integrated technological platform of chemicals from biomass

Klares Bekenntnis der deutschen Bevölkerung zu Erneuerbaren Energien

Hohe und stabile Zustimmung für Erneuerbare Energien zeigt, dass den Befragten Klimaschutz und Energiewende wichtige Anliegen sind

U of L partnership with Flexahopper, WD, leads to new Green Polymer and Technology Centre

Federal investment of $1-million supports biodegradable plastic research

Photanol to build demonstration plant to make chemicals from CO2 and sunlight at AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals’ Delfzijl site

Collaboration with innovative companies driving growth by developing more sustainable chemical platforms

Out of the vault & available soon to fans – The new LEGO® Creator Expert Vestas® Wind Turbine

The first-time consumers can purchase a LEGO set featuring new ‘Plants from Plants’ elements – made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane

Als Neufauflage erhältlich und bald verfügbar für Fans – die neue LEGO® Creator Expert Vestas® Windkraftanlage

Das erste Mal, dass Verbraucher ein LEGO-Set erwerben können, das neue „Pflanzen aus Pflanzen“-Elemente enthält – hergestellt aus pflanzenbasiertem Plastik, das aus Zuckerrohr gewonnen wird

Showdown over biogas on margins of car CO2 vote

Europe's gas industry wants biogas-fuelled cars to count towards meeting CO2 reduction goals

Eni AMA deal: Biofuel collection from used cooking oil begins at the Eni headquarters in Rome

Eni and AMA signed an agreement today to launch collection points for waste cooking oil produced in the homes of its employees which will then be converted into high quality biofuels

9 Oktober 2018

Alternative proteins on everyone’s lips

The winners of the first "Future Protein Award": an insect bar, Proteins made from CO2 and Hemp protein – a guide to the future for modern consumers

Alternative Proteine in aller Munde

Die Gewinner des ersten „Future Protein Award“: Ein Insektenriegel, Proteine aus CO2 und Hanfprotein – Wegweiser in die Zukunft für den Konsumenten von heute

First BioMonitor Stakeholder Workshop

23 October 2018, 9-12:30h, Brussels

2. BEPASO-Stakeholder Workshop

26. November 2018, 10:00 – 16:00 Uhr, Maternushaus Köln

Stakeholder Workshop on improved Standards and Certificates for Bio-based Industries

23 October 2018, 13.30 – 15.30, Brussels

Methanation with CO2 captured from air: Climeworks launches DAC-3 plant in Italy

New plant will filter up to 150 tons of CO2 directly from ambient air

Methanisierung mit CO2 aus der Umgebungsluft: Climeworks nimmt DAC-3 Anlage in Italien in Betrieb

Neue Anlage dient zur Filterung von jährlich bis zu 150 Tonnen CO2 direkt aus der Umgebungsluft

The world’s first commercial flight on fuel made from waste carbon gases

Now, will policy get the framework right for global deployment?

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of October 5th

New algae/fungi biofuels system, breakthru on sugar yields, biodegradable clothes, Beyond Burger’s monster GHG benefit, Indigo Ag’s $250M, robotic precision harvest

Mit vereinter Kraft für die Bioökonomie

Bundesministerinnen Julia Klöckner und Anja Karliczek stärken die Bioökonomie-Politik der Bundesregierung

8 Oktober 2018

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018

They harnessed the power of evolution

Chemie-Nobelpreis für gelenkte Evolution

Produktion von Enzymen und Antikörpern mithilfe der Natur

Solvay responds to market demand with 100% biosourced Kalix

Highly demanded material delivers exceptional strength, stiffness and better chemical resistance compared to traditional polycarbonates.

Gesamtstrategie zur Bioökonomie kommt 2019

Das Bundesforschungsministerium und das Bundeslandwirtschaftsministerium wollen im kommenden Jahr eine gemeinsame Bioökonomie-Strategie vorlegen

Jennifer Holmgren: the gentle woman who is making a carbon smart future possible

LanzaTech together with Virgin Atlantic o make aviation history this October by using new low carbon jet fuel, made by recycling waste carbon gases

Position des Fraunhofer UMSICHT zum Recycling von Biokunststoffen

Fraunhofer UMSICHT widmet sich der Frage: Sind Biokunststoffe kreislauffähig?

Eco-Friendly Nanoparticles for Artificial Photosynthesis

Researchers have developed a nanoparticle type for novel use in artificial photosynthesis by adding zinc sulfide on the surface of indium-based quantum dots

Umweltfreundliche Nanopartikel für die künstliche Photosynthese

UZH-Forschende haben neuartige Nanopartikel für die künstliche Photosynthese entwickelt

Development, deployment of integrated biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in Italy

Isabella de Bari and Maria Teresa Petrone gave this illuminating overview of the progress and promise of thermal gasification of biomass in Germany at an IEA Bioenergy Task 42 meeting

5 Oktober 2018

Silvergate, Floreon collaborate on new, versatile biocompound

JV using polylactic acid and a combination of additives to create an innovative material with environmental benefit of being renewable and compostable

Abfall-Erdgas wird zum Chemierohstoff

150 Mrd. Kubikmeter ließen sich laut Forschern der Texas Tech University effektiv nutzen

Positives Zwischenfazit nach gut einem Jahr Charta für Holz 2.0

Statusbericht 2018 erschienen

Nordic countries lead from the front with new bioeconomy action plan

The Nordic Bioeconomy Programme is the latest in a series of groundbreaking documents on developing a sustainable bioeconomy published by the Nordic Council of Ministers

Lenzing stoppt 275-Millionen-Projekt in USA – Aktie bricht ein

Schwerer Rückschlag für den weltgrößten Cellulosefaserhersteller Lenzing: Das Großprojekt in Alabama musste ein halbes Jahr vor der ursprünglich geplanten Fertigstellung gestoppt werden. Die Aktie verliert mehr als 15 Prozent

Researchers find value in unusual type of plant material

Lignin makes up about a quarter of plant biomass and is the most abundant source of renewable aromatics on Earth

Bioethanol: Einsatz der Getreiderohstoffe hat sich verschoben

Nach Angaben der Bundesmonopolverwaltung wurden im vergangenen Jahr insgesamt 2,145 Mio. t. Getreide zur Bioethanolgewinnung eingesetzt

4 Oktober 2018

Danimer Scientific to acquire Fermentation Facility in Winchester, KY

The company will use the fermentation plant to produce its proprietary Nodax™ polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) material

Can Thailand use its biggest food exports to pioneer tomorrow’s bioeconomy?

Predominantly agricultural country is in a fortunate position thanks to its abundant agricultural resources

Umwandlung von Kohlendioxid

Forscher der University of Delaware entwickeln neuartige Zwei-Stufen-CO2-Konversionstechnologie

Fungi munch on plastic and help clean up the environment

Fungi can speed up the breakdown of plastic waste and are optimal feedstock for biofuels, building materials, and other uses

Flying start for World BioEconomy Forum

Global bioeconomy movers and shakers congregate in northern Finland’s pristine wilderness for an exciting event – likely to be the first of many

Thai shrimp and algae-based inks: the surprisingly tight link that you never heard of

News broke last week that Cyanotech is purchasing Cellana’s six-acre production and research facility known as the Kona Demonstration Facility

Biosolarzelle produziert Wasserstoff

Das halbkünstliche System ist wie ein Legokasten aufgebaut – was vielfältige Anwendungen für die Zukunft eröffnet

2 Oktober 2018

Chemists demonstrate sustainable approach to carbon dioxide capture from air

ORNL's direct-air-capture approach provides the basis for an energy-sustainable negative emissions technology

Danimer Scientific and PepsiCo Win Annual Innovation in Bioplastics Award

PLASTICS Recognizes Danimer Scientific and PepsiCo’s Contribution to Bioplastics during Bioplastics Week

EUCYS 2018 BBI JU prize winner announced!

The project 'Bioplastic film with Penicillium roqueforti for pear preservation' of a Lithuanian researcher has been selected by an international jury

Circular biobased economy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Biobased Delta

Marcel van Berkel gave this illuminating overview of the Biobased Delta’s promise and progress at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC

Danish Company To Use Local Materials To Produce Bottles

Business initiative in Ghana to use coconut husks and pineapple wastes to produce bottles and food packs to substitute the use of plastics