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25 Oktober 2017

Solar-powered steam devices purify water through wood

University of Maryland researchers found a solution to the rising global challenge of water scarcity

BASF declares force majeure for ecoflex and ecovio

Plant has been shut down, company is working intensively to repair the technical defect

TOP Energiewende nur mit E-Fuels möglich – Prognos-Studie

Künftige Bundesregierung sollte daher die Bedeutung neuer flüssiger Energieträger für die Zukunft der Energieversorgung anerkennen und ihre Markteinführung unterstützen

Over Half a Trillion Soybeans Later, Ford Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Bio-based Foam

This decade, Ford’s researchers have tinkered with a variety of bio-based products to use within its automobiles and trucks

Bioplastics: use and misuse

The prefix “bio” for plastics doesn’t mean that they are all easily degradable. Confusion over words often means people don’t recycle their waste properly

Biodegradable electronics

The goal of the project is the development of essential components for biodegradable electronic parts that can be employed for example in an implant

Biodegradierbare Elektronik

Ein neuartiges Anwendungsfeld für diese innovativen elektronischen Bauteile sind beispielsweise aktive medizinische Implantate

24 Oktober 2017

Nicola Everitt: ‘People have shrimp waste they need to do something with, so why not make reusable bags’

University of Nottingham researcher is looking how to make biodegradable ‘green’ shopping bags from shellfish food waste

Startschuss für den Bau einer innovativen Mikroalgenproduktionsanlage

BDI - BioEnergy International  investiert rund € 16 Mio. in den Bau einer Industrieanlage zur Produktion von Algenbiomasse

Green light for construction of innovative micro algae production plant

BDI - BioEnergy International AG invests roughly € 16 Mio. in the construction of an industrial plant for production of algae biomass

Biokunststoffe könnten auch in Traktoren die Richtung angeben

Erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit zwischen Industrie und Forschung im Verbundprojekt „Verarbeitung von Biokunststoffen“

The launch of Pilots4U heralds a boost for the bioeconomy in Europe

Purposes of the project is to map open access pilot and demonstration infrastructures across Europe

Melbourne bioplastics manufacturer expands Malaysian resin market

SECOS new resin plant will be called Cardia Bioplastics and will operate under Malaysian business Stellar Films

Making woody biomass truly sustainable

Sustainable biomass, including forest biomass, accounts for as much as 45% of all renewables consumed in the EU

Paper-Based Supercapacitor Uses Metal Nanoparticles to Boost Energy Density

Researchers have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices

Can Microalgae Remove Pharmaceutical Contaminants from Water?

This review comprehensively describes the current research on the possible roles and applications of microalgae for removing PCs from aqueous media

23 Oktober 2017

Statoil, Shell and Total entered CO2 storage partnership to meet the global climate target

Project is part of the Norwegian authorities’ efforts to develop full-scale carbon capture and storage in Norway

Er baut Boote mit Naturfasern

„Bremer Umweltpreis“ für Bremer Boots-und Schiffbaumeister

State of the Advanced Bioeconomy 2017

Conference on Next-Gen Technologies and Markets opened in San Francisco

Airbus exec.: EU ‘bonus’ for aviation biofuels may be too little

Thierry Nowaczyk from Airbus in an interview with EURACTIV.com

Airbus-Manager: EU-Bonus für Biokraftstoff in der Luftfahrt wohl nicht ausreichend

Thierry Nowaczyk von Airbus im Interview mit EURACTIV.com

Innovative microalgae specialist TerraVia acquired by Corbion

TerraVia brings a microalgae-based platform which will enable to expand into the field of producing specialty lipids and proteins, structured fats and tailored oils

Corbion acquires TerraVia for $20m

The acquisition is expected to bring high value creation potential

Cool microscope technology revolutionises biochemistry

We may soon have detailed images of life’s complex machineries in atomic resolution

Coole Mikroskop-Technologie revolutioniert Biochemie

Möglicherweise haben wir bald detaillierte Bilder der komplexen Maschinen des Lebens in atomarer Auflösung

20 Oktober 2017

Nano3Bio: promising results for chitosan

Among others, Nano3Bio developed new perspectives for cancer treatments and repair of damaged human tissues

Erdbeerduft aus Biogas: Moderne Anlagen sollen Strom, Wärme & Chemikalien liefern

Themen-Serie Bioökonomie: Universität Hohenheim forscht an Biogasanlagen, die bioökonomisch wertvolle Chemikalien liefern. Ein Werkstattbericht

First automotive refinish coating with bio-based hardener

Sonnenwagen Aachen tests biobased coating-layer from Covestro at the World Solar Challenge

Procter & Gamble launches new Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle made from 100% recycled plastic and ocean plastic

The Fairy Ocean Plastic Bottles, created in partnership with TerraCycle, will be available to buy in 2018 to raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution

Biobasierte elastische Falttasse für unterwegs

Hexpol TPE und Wildo Schweden gehen umweltfreundliches Outdoor Catering an

Surrounded by potential: new science in converting biomass

Scientists at Ames Laboratory are experimenting with chemical reactions that decompose lignin models at low temperatures and pressures

Biodegradable microsensors for food monitoring

A new generation of microsensors could provide the vital link between food products and the Internet of Things

Der Bio-Mikrosensor für Apfel und Fisch

Eine neue Generation von Mikrosensoren soll das Internet der Dinge in den Bereich von Lebensmitteln erweitern

A sticky matter: Sugar molasses dent EU’s ambitions on advanced biofuels

This could be an opportunity for increasing exports but may also lead to overproduction and a crash in the price of sugar

19 Oktober 2017

New Durable Hydrophilic Ingeo Nonwovens Technology for Absorbent Hygiene Products Offers Fluid Management Superior to Polypropylene

New, durable hydrophilic formulation to promote skin health through improved fluid management and increased breathability

Strom mit Elastomerfolien erzeugen

Hauchdünne Silikonfolien verwandeln Wasserströmung in Strom

Popzyk and Klein win 2017 DNFI Award

Award Ceremony will be on 6 December during the BCC Conference in Cologne, Germany

Wie sieht die Zukunft der Kohlenstoffwirtschaft aus?

Neues Themenheft von Fraunhofer UMSICHT diskutiert Aspekte einer Transformation des heutigen kohlenstoffbasierten Wirtschaftssystems

Genetically engineered microorganisms can produce fluorinated PHA – among other things

University of California researchers manipulate the biosynthetic machinery in cells to getting new organofluorine target molecules

Biofuel Production with the Sun, the Sea and Thermochemical Reactions

New approaches to the science and technology of CO2-to-fuels may alter the energetics, the economics, and the business case to the point where bio-based CO2 conversion could be poised for a radical leap forward

Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuels

One of many improvements necessary for sustainable production of algal biofuel is the development of better algae

A second life for recovered wood

The aim of the EU-funded CaReWood project is to reuse this secondary raw material several times over – for example in house-building or to make furniture

Altholz – neues Leben als Sekundärrohstoff

Ziel des EU-Projekts CaReWood ist es, den Rohstoff mehrfach wiederzuverwerten – etwa für den Hausbau oder um Möbel daraus herzustellen

An interview with Marco Astorri, CEO of Bio-on

“It is necessary to make a step forward to more circular processes”

18 Oktober 2017

API sets new milestone in biodegradability of coffee capsules

Company introduced a broadened portfolio of APINAT® Bioplastics for single-serve coffee capsules

Mossi Ghisolfi is considering selling its business in the biofuels sector

Biorefinery of Mossi Ghisolfi is the first plant in the world to be designed and built to produce bioethanol from agricultural residues and energy crops at commercial scale

Bio-Flammschutz für Kunststoffe: Fraunhofer LBF erschließt neue Verwendungsmöglichkeiten für Lignin

Als Kunststoffadditiv besitzt Lignin die Fähigkeit, die Entflammbarkeit von Kunststoffen zu reduzieren

A company just inked the first ever deal to supply US-grown hemp fiber to an apparel company

This fiber supply contract marks a historic milestone in the U.S. Hemp Industry, and particularly for American-made hemp textiles

Power-to-Gas: Electrochaea erhält Innovationspreis

Rückenwind aus der Bayerischen Staatskanzlei

Could CO2 be the new fuel feedstock?

Reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is one of the defining issues of our times, but the most prominent method — carbon capture and storage (CCS) — has made little progress over the last decade…