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1 März 2018

Butanol from forest waste: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to advanced fermentation of AVAP sugars

American Process CEO Theodora Retsina gave this illuminating overview of the project’s promise and progress at the DOE Peer Review Meetings

Does GMO corn increase crop yields?

21 years of data confirm it does — and provides substantial health benefits

Renewable chemicals commercialization to step up in 2018

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28 Februar 2018

Succinic acid: New bio-based building block with a huge market and environmental potential?

nova-Institute has published a new report on markets and trends for succinic acid as building block for the bio-based economy

Bernsteinsäure – Eine neue bio-basierte Basischemikalie mit enormem Markt- und Umweltpotenzial?

Die nova-Institut GmbH veröffentlicht neuen Report zum Thema Märkte und Trends für Bernsteinsäure als Basischemikalie in der bio-basierten Ökonomie

Diverse genetic error modes constrain large-scale bio-based production

Only a few bioprocesses are functional in the large fermentation volumes that industry requires. A team of Danish researchers may have found the key

Econic Technologies raises £7m for pioneering technology to help fight climate change

Catalyst technology company, Econic Technologies, founded in 2011, has completed another successful funding round

Mehr als 1.200 Meetings beim 2nd European Chemistry Partnering

Junges Veranstaltungsformat will seinen Focus auf Innovationen entlang der chemischen Wertschöpfung richten

5 Minutes With… Christophe Schilling, CEO of Genomatica

Company’s 'programme biology' is backed by an intellectual property portfolio that includes around 700 patents and applications

The new bioenergy research center: building on ten years of success

US biofuels centre to develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and products currently derived from petroleum

Former Ineos Bio site purchased for conversion into eco-district

The projection of renewable fuels and electricity from biogas may be part of the planned eco-district in the future

Lignin Challenge 1.0

Alberta Innovates invites proposals for funding under Lignin Challenge 1.0, a sub-program of Alberta Bio Future

27 Februar 2018

Materials – Supertough bioplastic

ORNL researchers designed a new polymer adding tiny amounts of silicon-based materials to usual PLA

Tetra Pak delivers more than half a billion fully renewable packages

World’s first fully renewable package featured in new display at the Museum of Brands

Birch-based concept car runs on sustainable biofuel

The Biofore Concept Car replaces nearly all traditionally-plastic parts with parts made of biomaterials

China is the acid-test for a technology that could save the world from catastrophic climate change

Beijing’s ability to take a heavy-handed approach to the problem is likely to be a huge advantage

U.S. pellet exports boom as Europe mixes wood with coal to reduce carbon footprint

Enviva’s wood pellet production plant in Ahoskie, N.C., is booming because of the European Union’s aggressive renewable and low-carbon policies

An interview with Tony Duncan, CEO Circa Group, the Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEO 2017

In this long interview with Il Bioeconomista, Tony Duncan talks about this recognition, what is innovation, the bioeconomy and the next steps of his company

EU urged to do more to protect forests

Forest nations are calling on the EU to strengthen the control of supply chains for products causing deforestation such as palm oil or cocoa

26 Februar 2018

Diversity of the Bioeconomy

Market leaders meet at the 11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 15-16 May 2018 in Cologne (Germany)

Die ganze Vielfalt der Bioökonomie

Marktführer kommen am 15. und 16. Mai 2018 anlässlich der 11. International Conference on Bio-based Materials in Köln zusammen

Can build timber skyscraper taller than 150 metres

Norwegian timber tower 'Mjøstårnet' will be an important contribution to make the international building industry more environmentally friendly

ALDI unterstützt nachhaltigen Baumwoll-Anbau

Zusammen mit Lieferanten und Partnern vor Ort arbeitet das Unternehmen daran, nachhaltige Anbaumethoden zu fördern und eine umwelt- und sozialverträgliche Herstellung zu unterstützen

In living colour: Brightly-coloured bacteria could be used to ‘grow’ paints and coatings

Researchers found by genetically mutating bacteria and within changing the geometry in the colonies, they changed the colour

Brainstorming the Bioeconomy’s Future and Welcoming 56 New Members at BIC’s General Assembly

At the event, representatives of the BBI JU Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs) also presented their projects to industry members

The compelling case for capturing carbon emissions and burying them underground

QUARTZ interview with Julio Friedman about why CCS is crucial to reach global climate goals

NREL Scientists Model Methane-Eating Bacteria

Nature is full of surprises – not to mention solutions

Naturstoffe aus dem Termitenhügel

Eine Arbeitsgruppe aus Jena untersucht, welche Moleküle bei pilzzüchtenden Termiten vorkommen

23 Februar 2018

Energy Department Invests $44M in Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies Projects

Federal funding for cost-shared research and development through Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies.

Erste kompostierbare Kaffeekapsel aus Papier: „Ein Exit ist bei einer Bewertung von 100 Millionen Euro geplant“

Kaffeekapseln sind beliebt – aber produzieren Unmengen an Müll. Das Startup Velibre will in diesem Jahr die erste kompostierbare Kapsel aus Papier launchen.

Canadian Shoemaker Producing Line of Comfort Insoles Using Natural Fiber

A Canadian orthopedic shoemaker has developed a method for molding natural fibers to create an eco-ethical insole for foot comfort

Strongest fabrics are man-made, backed by nanotechnology

Scientists, spiders and goats are key players in the search for the strongest fabrics

Neuartige Wirkstoff-Container und Modulare Biotransformationen – BioSC startet zwei neue FocusLabs

Forschungsansätze sollen weltweiten Einsatz von Fungiziden und Herbiziden signifikant reduzieren und neuartige Wertschöpfungsnetzwerke für die nachhaltige Produktion von Basischemikalien und Pharmazeutika aufbauen

Bridgestone and Versalis Partnering to Expand Guayule Research Efforts

Co-development focused on developing comprehensive technology package to commercialize guayule

Sunflowers one day, oily stuff the next

Pacific Biodiesel turns sunflower seeds into oil for cooking and massages — in addition to biofuel

22 Februar 2018

TOP European Bioeconomy in Figures 2008 – 2015

2.3 trillion Euro turnover and 18.5 million employees in the European Bioeconomy in 2015 – Continuous increase of 10% since 2008

Questale: EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Natural Fibers Market Report 2018

This report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate for each application

Jet Technologies launches bio-plastics coffee packaging

New packaging is fully biodegradable yet strong enough to protect the quality of the product

SECOS Group benefits from restructuring as global demand for bioplastics accelerates

Packaging industry demand for environmentally friendly bioplastics is increasing

Fraunhofer IMWS testet umweltfreundliche Mikroplastik-Alternativen in Kosmetikartikeln

Die erhaltenen Erkenntnisse dürften sich auch für künftige Entwicklungen in anderen Bereichen der Kosmetikbranche anwenden lassen

Fraunhofer IMWS tests environmentally friendly microplastic alternatives in cosmetic products

Results obtained can also be used in the future for development in other cosmetic areas

Projektstart: Wie gefährlich ist Reifenabrieb?

Reifen verlieren mit der Zeit an Substanz und setzen Kleinstpartikel in Form von Feinstaub oder Mikroplastik frei. Fraunhofer UMSICHT untersucht im Verbundprojekt »TyreWearMapping« deutschlandweit den Einfluss von Reifenabrieb auf die Umwelt

Air Liquide opens a unique CO2 Recovery Plant in Johnstown, ON

Air Liquide invested over $30 million these past two years to build this new facility and enhance its bulk distribution fleet in Ontario and Quebec

Gene improves plant growth and conversion to biofuels

The increase in plant yield and sugar release—demonstrated in both greenhouse and field trials for switchgrass—bodes well for creating biofuels

21 Februar 2018

Enerkem: Partners agree on initial funding to kick off waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam

Project to be first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable plastics and other mixed wastes

Self-healing concrete in full development

Concrete degradation of our infrastructure could have been avoided if we had used self-healing concrete in the first place

Deutsche Verbraucher legen Wert auf nachhaltige Verpackungen

Neue PwC Studie zeigt auf: Drei Viertel der Supermarktkunden achten beim Einkauf darauf, Produkte mit so wenig Verpackung wie möglich zu erwerben

DowDuPont boss: Merger will speed up innovation to face farming challenges ‘quickly’

Green NGOs have warned about agro-chemical company mergers, saying that they will deliver 70% of the sector into the hands of three giant merged companies

Big Algae chases Omega-3 dominance: DSM, Evonik underway on $200M algae project in Nebraska

Veramaris will now enable all partners along the value chain to grow in a responsible way and meet the demand for healthy animal protein

The master BioCirce awarded with the Italiadecide prize for teaching innovation

The program allows the professionals to go in depth in all the aspects related to the production and marketing sides of bio-based products