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22 Februar 2019

Biotech startup turns palm waste into high-value chemicals

Japan's GEI sees a market in making plantations more profitable and sustainable

21 Februar 2019

NatureWorks Announces 100 Percent Third-Party Certified Sustainable Feedstock by 2020

Agricultural feedstocks for Ingeo biopolymer will be certified as environmentally and socially sustainable by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification System

Avocado Pits Are The Material of the Moment for Sustainable Single-Use Cutlery and Straws

Mexico-based company Biofase constructs its single-use cutlery and straws out of bioplastics made from discarded avocado pits

How a unique set of building blocks have created a vibrant and growing bio-economy in Canada

Country has competitive bio-products industry clusters and is the first one in the G20 to offer a tariff-free zone for industrial manufacturers

Keine Kunststoffbeschichtungen mehr bei Agrarfrost

Faltschachteln von Kartoffelpuffern und Fritters sollen ab sofort eine Barriere auf Stärkebasis anstelle einer aus PE erhalten

TOP The future of bio-based chemicals in the EU Bioeconomy

New JRC study details the potential of bio-based chemicals in EU markets, and estimates their annual growth rate

The potato solution: how the Guardian switched to biodegradable packaging

The Guardian became the first national newspaper to use compostable packaging. The team behind explain how it came about – and how readers have responded

AFYREN secures over 60 million euros of financing to move into its industrial development phase

AFYREN has confirmed the production of bio-based organic acids on a pre-industrial scale for use with multiple applications

Greener alternative to PET, olive pit bioplastic, Dupont and NIPI new insulation, biobased Mardi Gras beads and more

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of February 15th

20 Februar 2019

TOP Hitchhiker’s Guide to Carbon Capture and Utilisation

nova-Institute’s newest paper provides deep insights into all aspects of the use of CO2

TOP Leitfaden für die Welt der CO2-Nutzung

nova-Paper bereitet das CCU-Konzept verständlich auf und zeigt, dass selbst die Nutzung fossiler CO2-Emissionen für CCU klare Umweltvorteile bringt

Amyris Announces $255 Million Cannabinoid Development, Licensing and Commercialization Agreement − Represents Largest Collaboration Agreement to Date for Amyris

Leadership and Track Record in Scaling Sustainable Fermentation-Based Commercial Products Leads to One of Largest Agreements to Date in Cannabinoid Market

This bud’s for you: Amyris’s $255M cannabinoids project is dope

Company to receive substantial ongoing royalty payments which are expected to be significant given the size of the global cannabinoid market

Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air

Researchers found that an improved leaf, which would use carbon dioxide from the air, would be at least 10 times more efficient than natural leaves

Arla to bring 40 million wood-based packages into supermarkets

Launching more environmentally-friendly packaging in the food industry is a shared goal of Arla, Elopak and UPM

Power-to-Gas: Sektorkopplung auf dem flachen Land

Mit dem Projekt Hybridge wollen Amprion und Open Grid Europe die Sektorenkopplung auf Systemebene in Deutschland starten

New oven for heating polymer fibers

Grieve Corporation: Leading Manufacturer of Industrial Ovens & Furnaces

Green Dot Bioplastics Secures $6.5 Million to Expand Material Portfolio and Increase Production Capacity

Green Dot Bioplastics has closed a $6.5 million Series A Preferred Round led by Fulcrum Global Capital

Carbon-capture ‘feasibility’ splits MEPs in 2050 planning

The Commission plan offers up several scenarios for 2050, from which member states will have to choose

19 Februar 2019

AIMPLAS maintains its leading position in plastic materials testing by obtaining TÜV AUSTRIA certification

Technology centre at the forefront of accredited tests for plastic materials in Europe

Carbonfasern aus Kohlendioxid

Wissenschaftler wandeln Treibhausgas mithilfe von Algen in Kohlenstofffasern um

Biopolymer films market value to surpass $6.7 billion by 2025

In 2017, packaging continues to account for the lion’s share of biopolymer film consumption, mainly multilayer films for food and beverages

Erste deutsche Cannabis-Ernte wohl 2020

Eigentlich sollte schon in diesem Jahr das erste medizinische Hanf aus Deutschland geerntet werden. Doch Unternehmen streiten sich darum, wer anbauen darf

Circa Group’s Commercial Demonstration Plant Comes Online and Produces First Batch of 99% pure Cyrene®

Joint venture between Circa and company Norske Skog is starting to produce a steady stream of the non-toxic solvent

BP, Drax and IP Group back C-Capture with £3.5m funding

It will use the cash to further develop its technology, which removes carbon emissions from power stations and cement, steel and aluminium facilities

Could This Biotechnology Innovation Help Combat Climate Change?

Through the institute’s Ideal Plant initiative, researchers hope to develop plants that can store more carbon dioxide in their roots

‘It’s complicated’: EU offers political backing but no funding for CCS

The European Commission is now “in the final stages” of preparing the ETS innovation fund

18 Februar 2019

Arkema showcases its range of performance materials for sports equipment at ISPO Munich 2019

New grades in the Pebax® Rnew® bio-based range, derived from sustainable castor oil, to be highlighted

Andaltec and Biobullet launch a joint project to develop bullets made of biodegradable metal-additised plastic

Innovative sustainable ammunition decomposes in the ground, is safer and completely fit for use in regular weapons

Sneakerlabel Veja: Neuer Lederersatz aus Maisabfällen

Mit einer Verbindung aus Maisabfällen gewachster Baumwollcanvas ergibt C.W.L. - das perfekte Lederimitat

Carbon dioxide now being captured in first of its kind BECCS pilot

The first BECCS pilot project of its kind in the world at Drax Power Station – the UK’s biggest renewable power generator, has started capturing carbon dioxide

Britische Verbrennungsanlage holt erstmals CO2 aus der Luft

Ohne negative Emissionen werden die Klimaziele sonst nicht zu schaffen sein

Flax fiber skis, biobased turf for 2020 Olympics, Gevo’s isoprene, Veja vegan leather, castor oil jacket membrane and more

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of February 8th

Neste describes 2018 as ‘outstanding’ for renewables

Renewable diesel delivered to end-users increased from 25% to 30% of total volumes

Breaking down bioplastics myths, realities

Ask any 10 people what bioplastics are, and the odds are that nine will get it wrong

Consumer Values Drive Demand for the Bioeconomy Specialty Chemicals

The article concludes that identifying upfront the ultimate consumer target market segment and aligning the B2B brand to consumer demand is critical for commercial success

15 Februar 2019

First production of isobutene from wheat straw at demo scale

Aim of the project is a new value chain combining Global Bioenergies bio-Isobutene process with technologies developed by Clariant and INEOS

STORE&GO-Anlage macht erneuerbare Energie speicherbar

Feierliche Eröffnung der Forschungsanlage für gesamteuropäisches Forschungsprojekt

Igloo’s Patent Pending Recool Cooler Takes Home Gear Junkie’s “Best in Show Award”

"Recool" is comprised of 100% biodegradable materials and is made in the USA from molded pulp

Jugend forscht: Originelles von Schülern aus der VG Flammersfeld

Neunjähriger beeindruckte Jury mit selbst entwickeltem biologisch abbaubaren Porzellan, das kompostiert werden kann

MEGA MEG – Braskem and Haldor Topsoe’s monoethylene glycol from sugar is in operation

Cooperation agreement between Braskem and Haldor Topsoe focusing a new technology for converting sugar into MEG at a single industrial unit

Start-up macht Geniales aus weggeworfenen Avocado-Kernen

Warum macht man eine natürliche Avocado zu Plastik, das im schlimmsten Fall im Meer landet? Ein Start-up aus Mexiko hat gute Gründe dafür

Starch from Lotus Stem, Whey & Isabgol: Researchers Develop Biodegradable Film

There has been an increase in the research to develop biodegradable packaging materials using natural agro-based polymers

Exploitation permit for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Equinor has been awarded an exploitation permit for CO2-storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Bioplastics: Promising but pricey

Polyhydroxyalkanoates are a family of bio-based plastics that would seem to have everything going for them

14 Februar 2019

Braskem and Haldor Topsoe startup demo unit for developing renewable MEG

Pilot plant's operation marks a decisive step in confirming the technical and economic feasibility of producing renewable MEG on an industrial scale

UD researchers synthesize renewable oils for use in lubricants

Findings report a strategy to create renewable lubricant base oils efficiently from non-food biomass

Benjamin Stern: Wie wir endlich von der Flasche loskommen

19-jähriger Amerikaner entwickelt Verpackungen, die sich noch in der Dusche auflösen

DuPont and NIPI™, Makers of Thindown®, Partner To Create A Revolutionary Next Generation of Down Fabric

Innovative material brands are collaborating for a single, seamless sheet of Sorona® and Thindown® fabric – offering superior warmth and breathable insulation

Anstecker ohne Mikroplastik: Mit dem Wiener biobutton biologisch abbaubar die Meinung sagen

Startup biobutton setzt bei seinen neuen Ansteckern aus Holzfasern auf Nachhaltigkeit