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15 März 2017

Global Standards Organization ASTM International Unveils New Cannabis Committee

The global standards organization formed the committee to focus on “creating technical standards and guidance materials for cannabis and its products and processes.”

Holz Hybrid – Funktionalisierung eines Traditionsmaterials nach dem Vorbild der Natur

Forscher der ETH Zürich wollen erhöhten Brandschutz durch das Einbringen anorganischer Substanzen erreichen

Aviation biofuels: Won’t get fooled again

Only the wealthiest 5% of the world's population has ever flown but the poorest will pay the highest price for climate change

Avantium to raise at least 90 million euros in IPO

Company already has commitments in place from investors for two-thirds of the amount

Germany’s environment minister says ‘excessive’ use of land for bioenergy crops was a ‘mistake’

Hendricks plans to provide more funding to farmers who use their lands for nature conservation services

#BIO2017: A Peek at Pavilions | European Commission

The buzz words in Brussels right now are breakthrough, inclusion, and flexibility, as the European Commission touts big innovations underway throughout Europe

14 März 2017

Cooperation network “BioPlastik” – long-term investment in clever product solutions

After three years of funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the cooperation network is now consolidated by contributions from the partners only

Kooperationsnetzwerk “BioPlastik” investiert langfristig in clevere Produktlösungen

Nach drei Jahren Förderung durch das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie wird das Kooperationsnetzwerk durch Beiträge der Partner verstetigt

DSM and Evonik establish joint venture for omega-3 fatty acids from natural marine algae for animal nutrition

Commercial-scale facility for algal oil for salmon aquaculture and pet food to be built in the United States

Evonik und DSM gründen Joint Venture für Omega-3-Fettsäuren aus natürlichen Meeresalgen für die Lachszucht

Erste Anlage im kommerziellen Maßstab entsteht in den USA

It’s time for bioplastics to be plastics

A plastic package by any other name (PLA, for example) is still plastic, contends sustainability expert Adam Gendell

A tribute to the 8 women who have distinguished themselves in the bioeconomy in 2016

Here are the stars of the world bioeconomy - with their huge competences and their infinite passion!

Greenwood to Congress: BIO-Based Economy Is The Future … Will America Lead it?

Biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products diversify demand for crops and crop residues

13 März 2017

5 Things To Know About Sugar Beets

You might be surprised by the benefits that a biotech crop like sugar beets offers

American Process Inc. and Birla Carbon Announce Joint Development Agreement for Combining Nanocellulose and Carbon Black in Tires

Low rolling resistance tread material is a key technology development focus area of Birla Carbon’s Sustainability strategy

Nanocellulose for tires: something new in performance and sustainability

Synergies between carbon black and nanocellulose offer an exciting opportunity to meet the performance and environmental demands in a global society

Kommunen fördern Naturfaser-Dämmstoffe

FNR-Übersicht informiert über Zuschüsse diverser Städte

New materials could turn water into the fuel of the future

A new materials discovery approach puts solar fuels on the fast track to commercial viability

New Bellona report explores opportunities and risks of seaweed biofuels in aviation

Use of seaweed biofuel can unlock great potentials, as well as similar and different challenges to land-based biofuels that reduce difficult emissions

10 März 2017

LanzaTech leads 2017’s 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

It's the second year at the top for LanzaTech, which also ranked #1 two years ago

Turning food waste into tires

Tomorrow’s tires could come from the farm as much as the factory

IK kritisch gegenüber oxo-abbaubaren Kunststoffen

Publikation "FAQs zu oxo-abbaubaren Kunststoffen" will aufklären

Copper mining with bioactive substances derived from bacteria

New Chilean-German research project

Kupferbergbau mit bioaktiven Stoffen aus Bakterien

Neue chilenisch-deutsche Forschungskooperation

New Method Allows Identification of Suitable Marginal Lands for Sustainable Biomass Production

Spanish researchers exploring giant weed as tolerant to salinity of soils

A bio-based packaging revolution: Danone and Nestlé Waters form the NaturalALL Bottle Alliance

Together, the three partners aim to develop and launch at commercial scale a PET plastic bottle made from bio-based material

9 März 2017

TOP The policy framework of bio-based plastics markets

The newly published report looks at how different parts of the world handle the development of the bio-based plastics sector politically

TOP Politische Rahmenbedingungen für die Märkte bio-basierter Kunststoffe

Der neu veröffentlichte Report betrachtet, wie die Entwicklung des bio-basierten Kunststoffsektors in den unterschiedlichen Teilen der Welt politisch beeinflusst wird

Biocatalytic Phosphorylations of Metabolites: Past, Present, and Future

Phosphorus is a key element for life

Sachverständigenrat Bioökonomie Bayern veröffentlicht Beitragsserie zu Themen der Bioökonomie in Bayern

Papiere sollen zur Debatte darüber beitragen, wie die Entwicklung der Bioökonomie in Bayern Chancen für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung eröffnen kann

Renewable chemistry company P2 Science attracts BASF as new investor

P2’s technology, called ozonolysis, provides improved value, efficiency, and safety

Research focuses on lignin as an alternative to fossil resources

Fraunhofer researchers are using innovative sustainable processes for the extraction and fractionation of lignin

Lignin: der alternative Rohstoff im Visier der Forschung

Fraunhofer Forscher wollen mit neuen nachhaltigen Aufschluss- und Fraktionierungsverfahren für Lignin die Ausbeute von aromatischen Plattformchemikalien optimieren

Elephant Paper – Papier aus Elefantendung

Unternehmen Maximus verwendet von Elefanten ausgeschiedenes Gras als Primärfaser für die Papierherstellung

Biokits with Do-It-Yourself genetic engineering could involve a criminal act

German declaration brings evident legal uncertainties surrounding the use of DIY-bio in the home

8 März 2017

Sofinnova Partners Raises €106 Million in a First Closing of Its Industrial Biotech Fund

The fund, dedicated to renewable chemistry, follows a series of 9 investments in the sector since 2009

Sofinnova Partners erzielt 106 Mio. Euro beim ersten Zeichnungsschluss für seinen Industrial Biotech-Fond

Dieser auf den Bereich nachhaltige Chemie ausgerichtete Fond bildet die Fortsetzung einer Serie von 9 Investitionen in den Sektor seit 2009

Total Corbion PLA formally starts up operations

The two partners form a Joint Venture in bioplastics

High-performance Bioplastics in Valencia

More than 170 experts presented their developments and discussed the challenges and trends on biodegradable plastics

Bios Urn: Nach dem Tod als Baum erblühen

Eine schöne Idee, nach dem Leben als Baum zu erblühen. Mit der Bios Urn kann man genau das. Die Urne erhält Samen, die nach der Beisetzung zum Baum werden.

Published today! Issue #5 of Bio-Based World Quarterly

“Consumers have a lot of power in making brands change behaviour.”

Danone and Nestlé Waters Launch NaturALL Bottle Alliance with California Startup to Develop 100% Bio-Based Bottles

R&D Partnership to Accelerate Food and Beverage Industry Breakthrough - First New Bottles to Reach Store Shelves in 2020

7 März 2017

Biologicals and BMPS: A Modern Digester’s Blueprint for Success

Ensuring a digester has the right bacteria to work in conjecture with methanogens can lead to higher-than-anticipated yields and a more profitable operation

Bio-on and Sadam Group: Project launches for sustainable low-cost production of levulinic acid, for the green chemical industry

Co-products from the sugar industry will be used as raw materials

Thermochrome Bio-Pigmente aus Potsdam-Golm

Fraunhofer IAP forscht an der Entwicklung biobasierter thermochromer Kunststoffe

Green chemistry from the mussel foot

The byssus threads of the common mussel are produced by a combination of self-assembly processes and biologically active steps

Grüne Chemie aus dem Muschelfuß

Die Byssusfäden der Miesmuschel entstehen in einer Kombination von selbstorganisierter und biologisch regulierter Bioproduktion

Synthetic Biology in the Driving Seat of the Bioeconomy

Discussion about the importance of this industry to the bioeconomy and two of its key factors

The Biobased Economy: Measuring Growth and Impacts

BIO's new paper: Congress should create a clear path forward for Farm Bill energy programs with mandatory funding

6 März 2017

Separating Gases with Graphene

Single-layer graphene has defined pore sizes in the nanometer range and has been suggested as a material for gas separation