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8 Januar 2018

Project focus: Maximising the commercial potential of super-strong microfibrillated cellulose

Ambitious flagship project to introduce plant-based cellulose “ten-times as strong as steel” into widespread use

New biofuel facility

The demo facility will be located in Tofte, Norway, and project planning will commence in the winter

Seaweed food packaging could eliminate the need for plastic

Fish and chip packaging made of seaweed and a documentary about council clean-ups are among projects by UNSW design students

22 Dezember 2017

Bio-based News wishes you happy holidays!

Bio-based News starts its winter break – we will be back 8 January 2018

Award winning ceremony of the first DNFI Award to ITA and Fraunhofer-Institute LBF

Prize for project "Reduction of moisture absorption of natural fibres and production of untwisted yarns in structural components"

Verleihung des ersten DNFI Awards an das ITA und das Fraunhofer Institut LBF

Preis für Projekt „Reduzierung der Feuchtigkeitsaufnahme von Naturfasern und Herstellung von ungedrehten Garnen für Strukturbauteile“

Weltgipfel 2018: Visionen der Bioökonomie gesucht

Studierende aus der ganzen Welt sind aufgerufen, für einen Kunstwettbewerb ihre Visionen für die Bioökonomie zu entwerfen

Earth Institute: The Truth About Bioplastics

Bioplastics are often touted as being eco-friendly, but do they live up to the hype?

Bio-based industries in Europe: building on a double-digit growth

Stakeholder Forum in Brussels gave a platform to discuss what has been achieved so far

Heizen mit Pyrolyseöl aus Restbiomasse hat Potenzial

Deutlich geringere Treibhausgasemissionen und Ascherecycling sind möglich

Neste’s growth program for Renewable Products takes a step forward

The decision initiates technical design of the new production line, with the aim of a final investment decision by the end of 2018

BIC Launches New Report to Help Bioeconomy Projects Access Finance

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has released a new overview of financial instruments available to support European bioeconomy development

21 Dezember 2017

Braskem’s I’m greenTM PE and ProAmpac’s Trinity Packaging Division Bring Carbon Reduction Packaging to Montgomery County DEP and Maryland Environmental Service

Braskem's sugarcane based bioplastic to be used to package over 500,000 bags of Leafgro®, a soil conditioner for sale in lawn and garden retail locations along the U.S. East Coast

Kindergeschirr ganz ohne giftige Stoffe und 100% biologisch abbaubar: das ist eKoala

Junges Unternehmen entwickelt nachhaltige und sichere Biokunststoff-Produkte speziell für Kinder

Wie wird der Baum zum T-Shirt?

Holz besitzt vielfältige Eigenschaften. Neuen Ideen für Produkte und Einsatzbereiche sind offenbar keine Grenzen gesetzt. Das zeigt ein junges Unternehmen aus Wuppertal

NREL Develops Novel Method to Produce Renewable Acrylonitrile

Research paves the way for cost-competitive, sustainable acrylonitrile and carbon fibers from renewable biomass

Performance-enhanced biomaterials: the Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Reverdia

Company recently produced this illuminating overview of their technology, prospects and progress

Protein environment makes catalyst efficient

Biocatalysts are large protein molecules – The actual reaction takes place only at a small centrepiece, but the rest also plays a role

Proteinumfeld macht Katalysator effizient

Biokatalysatoren sind große Proteinmoleküle – Die eigentliche Reaktion findet dabei nur an einem kleinen Herzstück statt, aber auch der Rest spielt eine Rolle

Commission welcomes agreement on key legislation to tackle climate change

A robust climate policy framework is a key element of the EU's Energy Union and a successful transition to a modern and clean economy

20 Dezember 2017

Artificial silk: the next biotechnological frontier, about to be crossed

Since 2015, AMSilk produce customer- and project-driven fibres with established proven parameter

Ausgründung aus TU Dresden: Dresdner planen Autos aus Holz

Dresdner Nachwuchsingenieure wollen Autos, Fahrräder, Kinderwagen, Rollstühle und andere Vehikel aus Hightech-Holz in Serie bauen. Das mag kühn klingen, hat aber einen soliden Kern – einen sehr stabilen sogar

Bauen aus Holz und Leichtbeton: Nachhaltige Sturm- und Drangzeit

Hochhäuser aus Holz gibt es bereits. Bauingenieur Volker Schmid von der TU Berlin drückt nun ihre Kosten

Bodegas Torres: Green sky thinking

Spanish wine producer company has so far invested €12 million in green initiatives since 2008

Ginkgo’s insane $275M venture haul says it loud: Digital Biology is here

Public companies in practically every industry are starting to test, or invest in biology-driven tech

EU must not burn the world’s forests for ‘renewable’ energy

A flaw in Europe’s clean energy plan allows fuel from felled trees to qualify as renewable energy when in fact this would accelerate climate change and devastate forests

Converting waste water from dairies to animal feed and aviation fuel

A University of Tübingen biotechnologist seeks to recycle waste with the ultimate aim of creating a sustainable cycle of materials

Aus Abwässern der Joghurtproduktion sollen Viehfutter und Flugzeug-Kraftstoffe entstehen

Biotechnologe der Universität Tübingen arbeitet an der Wiederverwertung von Abfallstoffen ‒ Ziel: ein nachhaltiger Stoffkreislauf

19 Dezember 2017

Neste to boost biofuel production by 1m tonnes with opening of Singapore refinery

Company to increase its capacity for renewable diesel, aviation fuel and raw materials for various biochemical uses

Doughnut economics, or why economists should learn more about technology

"Permanent growth is impossible! In growing permanently, we will transgress social and ecological boundaries", says the new Book of Kate Raworth

Erneuerbare Gase ‐ ein Systemupdate der Energiewende

Einsatz erneuerbarer Gase unabdingbar für die Dekarbonisierung des Feedstocks der Industrie und des Verkehrssektors

Grüne Chemie: Biobasierte PET-Flaschen, Weichmacher und andere Produkte künftig aus Zucker?

Forscher entwickeln neues Verfahren

Reverdia’s Biosuccinium® S Granted Halal and Kosher Certifications

Halal certification has been approved by the Halal Correct Certification Foundation in the Netherlands

‘Greenwashed oil’ set to win from renewable transport targets, biofuel industry claims

The European Commission is asked to be “technologically neutral” when it comes to renewable energy in transport, and not weigh in favour of electricity

Europe must look beyond the Circular Economy Package

The circular economy will need to remain top of the agenda for many years to come if the EU is to see a step change in resource productivity

18 Dezember 2017

BASF: New biomass-balanced Styropor on the market

Conserving resources with EPS food packaging

BASF: Neues biomassenbilanziertes „Styropor“ am Markt

Ressourcen schonen bei der EPS-Lebensmittelverpackung

Monomer Recovery from Biobased Polyurethane

Innovative technique uses renewable and degradable MVL, to create a bio-based PMVL polyol

Preise, Unsicherheiten und mangelnde Kommunikation behindern biobasierte Produkte im öffentlichen Einkauf

Universität Würzburg befragte Beschaffer und Anbieter – Neue Onlineplattform zur biobasierten Beschaffung auf www.VuBN.de gibt Hilfestellung

The UK’s Industrial Strategy has graduated from green to white paper, has the situation changed for the bioeconomy?

After a consultation period, the government have updated the policy proposals, which will form the basis of subsequent policy decisions

5 Minutes With… Craig Windram, CEO of Abengoa North America

Nevada project will eventually produce 10 million gallons of fuel annually for use in the aviation industry

World bioeconomy stakeholders meet in Helsinki to move the bioeconomy from niche to norm

More than 400 participants are in Helsinki to discuss how investment can bring speed and scale to the European Bioeconomy

Celtic Renewables to build whisky residue biofuel plant at Grangemouth

Celtic Renewables has developed this groundbreaking process for biobutanol which is set to revolutionise sustainable transport

15 Dezember 2017

Bio-On and AkzoNobel continue their collaborative relationship

Aim of the collaboration is to continue to investigate the use of biodegradable and bio-based polymers as components in fouling control coatings

Bio-On und AkzoNobel wollen weiterhin zusammenarbeiten

Ziel der Zusammenarbeit ist es, die Verwendung der biologisch abbaubaren, biobasierten Polymere in Bewuchskontrollbeschichtungen weiter zu erforschen

Mitsubishi Chemical Develops New Grade for Large Automotive Exterior Components

Bio-based Engineering Plastic DURABIOTM  adopted for Front Grill of “Mazda CX-5”

Geht es auch ohne Öl?

BMBF will „Technologie-Initiative Bioraffinerien“ mit bis zu 15 Mio. EUR fördern

ArcelorMittal gets nod from World Economic Forum for integrating circular economy principles into its business model

Corporation is finding ways to make transformational changes to the way it does busines

Cascade utilisation is also positive for wood

Exergy Analysis Confirms Advantages of Closed-Loop Recycling of Wood

Kaskadennutzung auch bei Holz positiv

Exergieanalyse bestätigt Vorteile der Kreislaufwirtschaft von Holz