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28 August 2017

New review of processes for extraction & use of valuable compounds from by-products of crops

New strategies for processing added value from these wastes are needed to reduce the environmental burden and provide new income streams

GMI Research: Bioplastics and Biopolymers Market – Global Forecast to 2021

Bio-based and bio-degradable packaging are the major factors boosting the growth prospects of the bioplastics and biopolymers market

Süßstoff Stevia: Der Siegeszug der Zucker-Alternative

Um den Zucker-Ersatz ist ein Milliardengeschäft entstanden. Forscher sehen aber noch Verbesserungspotenzial

Floreon seeks new collaborative partners

Floreon are seeking new collaborative partners from around the globe, to demonstrate and take to market specific applications

25 August 2017

How a bacterium can live on methanol

ETH Zurich researchers identified all the genes required by a bacterium to use methanol by plants as a food source

Wie ein Bakterium von Methanol leben kann

Forscher der ETH Zürich identifizieren Gene eines Bakteriums, das sich von pflanzlichem Methanol ernährt

PLA bioplastics from Bonsucro certified sugarcane now available from Total Corbion PLA

Company will offer a range of PLA resins to be promoted within the existing, commercial Luminy® PLA resin portfolio

Saphium: Bio-Plastik-Startup finanziert Forschung mit Bakterien-Verkauf

Hinter dem steirischen Startup Saphium stehen fünf Jungforscher. Ihre Mikroorganismen sollen Bio-Plastik herstellen

Metsä Group started up its bioproduct mill

Pulp deliveries from the new mill to customers will begin in early September 2017

24 August 2017

Citruspack project, a combination of circular economy and packaging, starts at Aitiip facilities

Aim of the project is to demonstrate that sustainability and efficiency can be applied to agricultural and industrial practices

Mango Materials selected for Phase II STTR NASA award

Membrane bioreactor system to produce a biopolymer from methane gas that is applicable in outer space environments

„Capsula Mundi“ verwandelt deinen Körper nach dem Tod in einen Baum

Baum statt Grabstein: Die Urnen und Särge von Capsula Mundi entspringen einem radikal neuen Konzept von Beerdigung und Gedenken. Sie sind biologisch abbaubar und wo sie begraben werden, soll hinterher ein Wald wachsen

Major study says “Cut cellulosic ethanol out”, RFA says “No Way Jose”

Iowa State University researchers stated, that we increase ethanol production but decrease biodiesel and totally eliminate cellulosic ethanol in future mandates

23 August 2017

Let’s talk sugar: Advanced enzymes increase ethanol yields, plant profits

Trehalase products, developed from proven technology and easily implementable, convert sugar that would otherwise be wasted

Mit Sonnenlicht, Kohlendioxid und organischen Nährstoffen: Nachhaltige Biofarbstoffe und Proteine industriell aus Algenbiomasse gewinnen

Forschungsverbund will in Sachsen-Anhalt die Gewinnung von Farbstoffen und Proteinen aus Mikroalgen im Industriemaßstab erproben

3D printable resin: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to melt-stable engineered lignin thermoplastic

A novel family of commercial-ready, lignin-based 3D-printable composites

Value Days at the Landfill: The Digest 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to unlocking polylactic acid from waste biogas

NatureWorks’s Ken Williams presented this illuminating update at DOE Peer Review on progress to date

22 August 2017

Carbon Conversion: A new additive helps researchers more selectively convert CO2 to multicarbon fuels

The reaction was highly selective for the more desirable fuels that contain multiple carbons—such as ethylene, ethanol, and propanol

Good shoes take you good places – the rise of bio-based footwear

Bio-based, biodegradable and recycled footwear can now help you to reduce your environmental footprint

DuPont accelerating in bioplastics for packaging and more

Company's commitment to innovative biomaterials aims to revolutionize the materials’ landscape

MetGen, Sweetwater unlocking lignin – the roughest, toughest, ornieri’st material that ever bushwhack’d a pioneer in the Valley of Death

For all of your questions about the advanced bioeconomy there’s just the one answer and that is “lignin”

POET Biorefining – Marion breaks ground on 80 million-gallon expansion

Hundreds of farmers, area leaders join POET CEO in commemorating start of construction, new jobs, new grain demand

21 August 2017

Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels

Researchers developed a unique biofilm reactor that recycles gasses and uses less water and lower light than typical reactors

Plant-produced polio vaccines could help eradicate age old disease

Plants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus in what is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease

Fragrant Moss: a Product of Synbio and a Symbol for the Future

Three flavours: patchouli, linalool and geranium

BioAmber announces record revenues for the second quarter 2017 and purchase of Mitsui equity stake in Sarnia Joint Venture

BioAmber entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Mitsui & Co., Ltd.'s entire minority equity position in the Sarnia manufacturing joint venture

18 August 2017

Genomatica introduces next process technology

A new biobased process technology to make a naturally sourced 1,3-butylene glycol

Genomatica goes big with Bio-BG

Why GENO BG is BIG news

Lightweight bioplastic carrier bags a top EU priority

The popular issue of lightweight carrier bags is seeing the first consequence of the EU Plastic Bags Directive

Fate of So-Called Biodegradable Polymers in Seawater and Freshwater

A systematic study comparing degradation of different polymers under same conditions

Nachhaltigkeit: Forscher der Uni Halle entwickeln Milchkapsel, die sich selbst auflöst

Milch ohne Plastik- oder Pappverpackung: Eine Milchkapsel mit einer löslichen Hülle haben Forscher der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) entwickelt

17 August 2017

TOP A smart, faster path to Zero Lifecycle Emission

Advances from the EU in direct carbon capture from air

Strom zu Gas-Anlage der Thüga-Gruppe hat alle Erwartungen übertroffen

Dekarbonisierung verschiedenster Sektoren via SzG möglich

Climate change – silver fir beats Norway spruce and European beech

In future, Norway spruce should generally be used reluctantly, and only be promoted on sites featuring good water supply

Klimawandel – die Tanne sticht Fichte und Buche aus

Die Fichte sollte an allen Wuchsorten künftig zurückhaltend verwendet und nur auf gut wasserversorgten Wuchsorten gefördert werden

The Bioeconomy Investor and the decline in information channels, company awareness and fundamental research

Digest's storyline this week about BioAmber: rising sales, new financing, a dangerous put option retired, and a tanking stock price

16 August 2017

The electrochemical approach: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading Biorefinery Waste to Industrial Chemicals and Hydrogen

Staser’s team prepared these slides for DOE’s 2017 Project Peer Review meeting

Ein Herz aus Spinnenseide

Forscher der Universitäten Bayreuth und Erlangen legen den Grundstein zur künstlichen Produktion von Herzgewebe

Advanced Fermentation Agitation with Methanotrophs and Other Organisms

Gregory Benz, a member of Lee Enterprises Consulting, special to The Digest

Tuning für Naturwerkstoffe

Knackpunkt für die Industrialisierung von Naturstoffen sind Verfügbarkeit und konstante Qualität

Problembewusstsein zu Mikroplastik in der Umwelt

Die Umweltbelastung durch Pestizide wird durch deren Mikroverkapselung deutlich reduziert

15 August 2017

Bioplastics for the railway sector and the orange juice packaging from wastes of the juice industry

MIPLASCOE project aiming on the recovery of citrus wastes by microbial fermentation and the synthesis of bio-polyesters

Den Rohstoff Lignocellulose verwerten

LXP-Group-Geschäftsführerin Katrin Streffer erklärt im Interview, wie das LX-Verfahren im großtechnischen Maßstab ökonomisch umgesetzt werden kann

Croda Acquires Research Enterprise Enza Biotech

Enza Biotech’s patented technology will enhance Croda’s well-established natural and renewable product portfolio

Mehr Arzneipflanzen in Deutschland anbauen – die Nachfrage ist da

Vorträge der 3. Tagung „Arzneipflanzenanbau in Deutschland – mit koordinierter Forschung zum Erfolg“ jetzt als e-Book erschienen

Aemetis Signs Agreement for Advanced Gasification Technology to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol

Under the Master Agreement, Aemetis has predominant exclusive rights to use the InEnTec gasification equipment and technology for cellulosic ethanol production

Nigeria: Nation Can Make Billions From Cassava Export – Expert

Nigeria could earn billions in foreign currency from its 47 million tonnes of cassava tubers produced annually, a university don, Prof. Aloy Ezirim has said

14 August 2017

MATER-BIOTECH organizes an open day at its innovative plant

The event is organized by the Bio-Qed project

Biobased building blocks: an update

Biobased specialties fit the requirements of a developing industry, but require more people with know how to formulate and understand what their end market needs

2017 DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation Given for PLANTIC R

Bio-based Barrier Film PLANTIC R was recognized for its environmental friendliness and recyclability