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18 Juli 2018

Aquakultur und „Marine Culture” für die zukünftige Lebensmittel- und Biomasseproduktion

Der Ozean hat jenseits traditioneller Fischzucht sehr viel mehr zu bieten. Bis heute nutzen wir nur einen Bruchteil des Potentials

Almost final programme: Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)

1-2 October 2018, Maritim Hotel Cologne, Germany – Early Bird Discount of 30%

Developments at Anellotech Plant Bring 100% Bio-based Plastic Bottle Closer to Reality

Breakthroughs at Anellotech’s TCat-8® pilot plant advance work on 100% bio-based plastic bottle prototypes, affirming the company’s commitment to innovative production of cost-competitive renewable chemicals

Anellotech: Pilotanlage für Bio-PX angelaufen – Flasche aus 100 Prozent nachwachsenden Rohstoffen rückt näher

Der Durchbruch an Anellotech’s TCat-8® Pilotanlage erlaubt nun die innovative Produktion von 100% bio-basierten Plastikflaschen-Prototypen

BASF Color Solutions: Zertifiziert bioabbaubare Farbmasterbatche

Palette von 15 biobasierten und kompostierbaren Standardfarben wurde zuletzt auf der Biopolymer 2018 in Halle vorgestellt

VTT developed a fully bio-based material to replace fossil-based plastics in thermally formable product

Innovative cellulose based material opens options for furniture applications

Taming the Tasmanian Devil of Polymers: lignin, the orneriest, roughest, toughest, most un-cooperative and abundant natural polymer ever

Lignin, the second most abundant natural polymer in the world, has developed into a sustainable and very satisfactory alternative to fossil fuels

EU project seeks to improve sustainability aviation industry

ECO-COMPASS project has identified potential bio-sourced and recycled materials that can be developed into eco-friendly composites for aircraft

Greening European agriculture: Can the new CAP be really green?

The European Commission came under fire about its proposals for the post-2020 CAP when it comes to the environment

GLOBAL BIOENERGIES and AUDI renew their partnership in renewable gasoline

Global Bioenergies and Audi announced today the signing of a new agreement focused on the implementation of residue usage, preparation of a path to commercialization and engine testing of new blends

17 Juli 2018

EU and Industry Counting on Sustainable Chemistry

CO2 is replacing petroleum as a source for carbon in a joint effort to make the chemical industry more sustainable

Coming soon to a lab near you? Genetically modified cannabis

Scientists might be able to draw from new sources of cannabis compounds for research

Neues Bio-Material macht Kunststoff Konkurrenz

Forscher verbinden Pilz-Myzel und Hanffasern erfolgreich miteinander

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories celebrates the opening of Prodigy Textiles Co. Ltd., facility in Quang Nam, Vietnam

New facility will have the capacity, utilities, and security to support the planned capacity growth in Vietnam

BETO Publishes New Workshop Summary Report on Performance-Advantaged Biobased Chemicals

Bioenergy Technologies Office gathered stakeholder input on the research and development (R&D) necessary for novel biobased compounds and functional replacements

Carbon removal from atmosphere unavoidable for 1.5 degree target

Several new MCC studies find significant differences in the potentials and risks of negative emissions technologies

Soil ‘completely underestimated’ in EU climate strategy

While climate change takes a toll on agriculture and land use contributes to warming the planet, soils still find little attention from policymakers in their climate strategies

16 Juli 2018

It’s not a mistake, French tyre giant looks to wood products to replace oil

Michelin is driving the wooden wedge as it also works towards a future where 3D printing of rubber will allow cars to run on a single set of tyres for a lifetime

Europe’s bioplastics industry needs a level playing field

Many of the world’s leading companies are turning to bioplastics

Start-up turns sugarcane into eco-straws

Biodegradable straws of various sizes made from sugarcane

VTT developed a fully bio-based material to replace fossil-based plastics in thermally formable product

Being thermoformable, the material is well suited for various manufacturing processes and products

Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws Globally by 2020

Plastic straws to be replaced with new recyclable strawless lid and alternative-material straw options  

Erneuerbarer Kraftstoff aus der Kläranlage

Pilotanlage bei Barcelona produziert synthetisches Erdgas aus erneuerbarer Elektrizität und Kohlendioxid – Herzstück der Apparatur kommt von INERATEC, einem Spin-off des KIT

Kunststoffe mit biologischen Eigenschaften

Neue Fraunhofer-Projektgruppe erhält 2,5 Millionen Euro, um Polymeren Leben einzuhauchen

13 Juli 2018

Biorefineries will have only minimal effects on wood products and feedstocks markets

Biomass markets should be able to handle the increased demand

1st PHA-platform World Congress

The 1st PHA-platform World Congress will address the virtues and challenges of the new PHA-platform and will be held at September 4th and 5th in Cologne, Germany

Biodegradable plastic made from ‘tree glue’ could be on shelves within five years

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a way to turn lignin into a strong, moldable plastic

DEINOVE awarded by the bioeconomy community

DEINOVE won the “Most Innovative Technology” award, with PHYT-N-RESIST®, during the annual meeting point for IAR cluster members

A big step on the road to lignin-based aerogels

Material for test purposes can obtain highly porous insulating boards with excellent insulating properties - industrial

Ein großer Schritt auf dem Weg zu ligninbasierten Aerogelen

Hochporöse Dämmplatten mit hervorragenden Isoliereigenschaften – Industrie kann Material zu Testzwecken beziehen

Doing it Naturally

Composites made with bioresins and natural fibers have benefits beyond sustainability

New 45Q tax credit for CCS could stimulate ethanol plants to invest

Shortend Interview with Brad Crabtree, vice president of fossil energy of the Great Plains Institute

12 Juli 2018

The 10 green chemicals driving a disruptive new biobased industry

Comparing this UK list to the 2004 DOE list

Industrial Glucose: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Fluid Quip Process Technologies clean sugar technology

Jeff Robert gave this illuminating overview on Fluid Quip’s Clean Sugars Technology and concentrated CST syrups at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC

Solar Fuels could become competitive in the 2030s

Renewable fuels as a valuable future alternative for current fossil based products

UK Government Grant to Develop World First Waste Carbon to Jet Fuel Project

Successful bid in Future Fuels for Flight and Freight competition

From LanzaTech to Sierra Energy and the latest research, syngas is on fire

What companies and researchers are doing around the world with syngas is simply amazing – a few highlights are covered in this article

Unicef cuts tens of millions of plastic bags from circulation in Africa, report shows

Unicef replaced bags for its health and education kits with bags made of corn husk that are 100% bio-compostable

11 Juli 2018

Bio-Based Industries to support the SDGs under HORIZON EUROPE

New position paper of Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) illustrates the strong link between the SDGs, the bioeconomy and the Bio-Based Industries with concrete examples

Expansion of agricultural land reduces CO2 absorption

Study about the impact of changes in land use on the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere – publication in Environmental Research Letters

Ausdehnung von Ackerflächen reduziert CO2-Aufnahme

Studie zur Auswirkung veränderter Landnutzung auf die Kohlendioxid-Konzentration in der Atmosphäre – Veröffentlichung in Environmental Research Letters

Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

UBC researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy

Jennewein Biotechnologie to build new R&D centre for synthetic organisms and microbiome research in Bonn, Germany

A new R&D centre for microbiome research and designer microorganisms

LignoTech Florida plant officially opened

On 26 June LignoTech Florida’s new lignin plant in Fernandina Beach was officially opened

Toyota wins dismissal of suit over rodent-damaged soy-based wiring

Filed in August 2016, the lawsuit said the insulation is soy-based rather than petroleum-based, which makes it attractive to hungry rodents

10 Juli 2018

Number of Builders Reporting a Shortage of Framing Lumber Surges

Top five items on the 2018 shortage list are made of softwood lumber or steel, both of which have been targeted by the Administration with new import tariffs

Gevo Adopts DSM’s eBOOST™ Yeast for Ethanol

A step forward to improving profitability at Gevo’s Luverne Facility

New Wilmar-NUS joint lab to drive innovation in food-tech and sustainable biochemicals

S$110 million research facility will deepen knowledge of good macronutrients and micronutrients, food products and ingredients, as well as design eco-friendly ‘bio-factories’ to produce industrial biochemicals

Chemists report biorenewable, biodegradable plastic alternative

Colorado State University polymer chemists have taken another step toward a future of high-performance, biorenewable, biodegradable plastics

Waste to Taste: TN Researchers Create Edible Plates From Jackfruit Skins, Seeds!

What if you could eat your plate after you finish your food, just like you do with ice-cream in cones?