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26 Juni 2017

Sarnia to play role in developing sustainable, renewable plastic

Partnership aims to develop and launch a PET plastic bottle made from 100 per cent sustainable and renewable bio-based material

Unbreakable material made of biopolymers

Evonik and the Taiwanese company Sungo team up to create a drinking bottle made from more than 50 percent renewable raw materials, such as palm kernel and coconut oil

Sunfire produces sustainable crude oil alternative

Power-to-liquid plant in Dresden for first time was operated continuously for more than 1,500 hours

Blue Crude: Sunfire produziert nachhaltigen Erdölersatz

Power-to-Liquids Anlage lief erstmalig im Dauerbetrieb über mehr als 1.500 Stunden

Catia Bastioli calls for action: “A circular approach to bioeconomy”

The circular bioeconomy revolution more than economic is social and cultural, and is based on local communities

The bio route to BTX: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

Once research is completed Anellotech will license its Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis process to industrial users around the world

23 Juni 2017

BioAmber Launches a Pharmaceutical Grade for its Bio-succinic Acid

By achieving this new benchmark, all global customers can be assured BioAmber's facility adheres to the rigorous quality control standards set by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Algen als neue Ressource – Outdoorschuhe aus algenbasiertem EVA-Schaumstoff

Vivobarefoot bietet unter dem Namen Ultra 3 einen wasserfesten Outdoorschuh an, der der bis zu 40% aus Algen besteht

Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide

New BPA-free plastic could potentially replace current polycarbonates in items such as baby bottles and food containers

FDCA (2,5-furandicarboxylic acid) biorefineries

In recent years, FDCA has received significant attention due to its wide application as a substitute of petrochemical-derived terephthalic acid in the synthesis of useful polymers

HEXPOL TPE helps Grund go Green

Grund company using Dryflex Green thermoplastic elastomers in their new generation bed slat holders

HEXPOL TPE hilft Firma Grund “grün” zu werden

Dryflex Green TPEs für eine neue Generation von Lattenrostkappen

Brazil approves world’s first commercial GM sugarcane: developer CTC

It will take at least three years for the first shipments of sugar produced from GM crops to reach export markets, Chief Executive Officer Gustavo Leite told Reuters

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Invests in bio-based feedstock company Origin Materials

The company has successfully demonstrated the technology in its Sacramento pilot plant

Arkema celebrates 70th anniversary of bio-based Arkema celebrates the 70th birthday of its flagship Rilsan® polyamide 11 brandnylon

“A proven legacy. An exciting future.” is the theme for Arkema’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the invention of its flagship Rilsan® polyamide

22 Juni 2017

Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapour

Australian researcher newly developed a compound that acts like silica gel, also acts as a semi-conductor and catalyses the splitting of water atoms

Biokunststoffe: Die durchsichtige Revolution

Kunststoffe, die aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen hergestellt werden und biologisch abbaubar sind, wecken große Erwartungen. Zu Recht?

Performance Polyamides 2017: Long-chain bio-polyamides among RadiciGroup products showcased

At the second edition of the prestigious conference, the Group presents its long-chain polyamides (LCPAs) for technical applications

RadiciGroup auf der Performance Polyamides 2017: Langkettige Polyamide, auch auf Basis nachwachsender Rohstoffe

Auf der zweiten Auflage der renommierten Konferenz präsentiert die Gruppe langkettige Polyamide für technische Anwendungen

Eco-friendly bioplastics in the bag for Japanese retailers

Environmentally conscious consumers have responded positively to the initiative from Businesses and authorities

interpack 2017 presented many new bioplastic packaging solutions

More than 30 bioplastics companies presented their products and innovative bio-based materials

VIDEO: Arkema celebrates 70 years of Rilsan PA11

The 70th year celebration kicked off on 10 June at its production facility and research center in Serquigny

Metall-Phönix aus der Müll-Asche

Aschen und Schlacken aus Müllverbrennungsanlagen (MVA) stellen in Österreich den größten Sekundärressourcenstrom dar

21 Juni 2017

Mehr Ressourceneffizienz durch Kaskadennutzung von Biomasse – von der Theorie zur Praxis

Endbericht jetzt frei verfügbar

Bio-based solvent EU project launched

Three-year project looking for alternatives to substances categorized as very high concern

Stora Enso liefert Holz für eines der größten Holzbauprojekte in Skandinavien

Arbeiten an Trummens Strand sollen bis zum Jahreswechsel 2018/2019 abgeschlossen sein

Das Potenzial nichtheimischer Baumarten für den forstlichen Anbau in Deutschland sachlich und vorurteilsfrei prüfen

In Nordrhein-Westfalen entstehen Versuchsflächen mit breitem Spektrum von Atlas-Zeder bis Westliche Hemlocktanne – Andreas Schütte von der FNR übergibt Förderbescheide

Vivobarefoot X Bloom – the ultra III made using algae

The world’s first plant-based, high-performance solution to synthetic and petroleum-based flexible foams

New report out on China’s market for biodegradable plastics

Report estimates the domestic market 2016 for bio-plastics had sales of over 130,000 tons, with an additional 160,000 tons exported

Germany takes important step to support bio-based packaging

New packaging law (Verpackungsgesetz) aiming to boost recycling of packaging waste

VTT expands its bio and circular economy pilot centre

The world markets for bioeconomy and circular economy products and technologies are in strong growth

TOP Rockin’ PEFormance: €25M for Synvina-led consortium for biobased materials

The partners will jointly work on establishing an innovative supply chain for FDCA and PEF

20 Juni 2017

Arkema: Rilsan® Clear G850 Rnew® polyamide now approved by the FDA for food contact applications

All Rilsan® Clear Rnew® grades are partially bio-based, making use of natural renewable resources

The International Coalition “Stop Plastic Waste” – A bioeconomy cultural revolution to save the oceans

Italian Minister of the Environment reporting Italy’s example and what has been done to reduce the pollution caused by disposable plastic bags

Students reveal the world’s first bio-based car made from flax

Lina, a four-seat electric vehicle, will be tested on public roads after an inspection by the RDW Netherlands Vehicle Authority

New eco-friendly packages from wastes of the poultry industry

European project KARMA 2020 aims at developing innovative processes to extract the keratin from poultry litter

Bio-Fed adds engineering plastics to portfolio

New M*VERA ECS product line represents a first venture into the development of a bioplastic made up nearly 60 percent renewable resources

Newsflash BioProcess Pilot Facility (June 2017)

BPF considering expansion of the pilot plant with a 8m3 bubble column fermentor

Biotechnological Advances for Restoring Degraded Land for Sustainable Development

This review provides insights into such promising ways to harness biotechnology as ecofriendly methods for remediation and restoration

Anellotech starts Bio-BTX pilot production tests

The objective is to demonstrate steady control and operation of the reactor, stripper and regenerator fluid bed systems with continuous catalyst circulation

19 Juni 2017

nova talk: Where do you see the bioeconomy in the future?

Interview with Mr. Gudbrand Rødsrud, Technology Director Business Development at Borregaard

TOP Finnish demo plant produces renewable fuel from carbon dioxide captured from the air

Aim of the Soletair project is to demonstrate the technical performance of the overall process and produce 200 litres of fuels and other hydrocarbons for research

TOP Fuels from thin air: drop-in liquid fuels from sky CO2, water and solar power

Helsinki region’s Smart & Clean project aims to achieve the most attractive zero-emission mobility in the world

Bioraffinerie: Forschungsprojekt Flippr2 startet in die Prozessintegration

Neues Bioraffinerieprojekt Flippr2 arbeitet an Realisierung einer Rohstoffdrehscheibe der biobasierten Industrie – wichtig für Unternehmen und interessant für den Wissenschaftsstandort

Who are the winners of the European Bio-Based Innovation Awards 2017?

Finnish company Paptic is opening a door for novel wood-based materials

Is there a future for biofuel in Europe?

Environmental NGOs want companies to switch to newer, ‘second-generation’ biofuels, which they say lead to less land use change

Neste deepens its knowhow on the circular economy – waste plastics now in focus

Among the most important new raw materials of the future that Neste is interested are residues from the forestry industry, algae, and waste plastics

Connecting Chains

Konstanz chemists demonstrate how the chain length of fatty acid molecules can be doubled


Konstanzer Chemiker zeigen, wie die Kettenlänge von Kunststoffmolekülen verdoppelt werden kann

16 Juni 2017

TOP Fuels from thin air: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Soletair technology

New power-to-liquid plant now has moved to the campus of LUT and and demonstrates the entire process chain