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11 Mai 2018

Ireland increases crop-based biofuel transport share, provides ‘business certainty’

The “biofuel obligation rate” was initially set at 4% and has gradually increased to the current rate of 8% (by volume)

9 Mai 2018

SWEETWOODS Consortium brings together 9 European bio-innovation oriented stakeholders

The project receives major EU funding to establish a first-of-a-kind wood fractionation Flagship plant to create new industrial value-chains using sustainable hardwood as a resource

Minerv Supertoys bioplastic for toys to be showcased at “BioPlastics: Biobased Re-Invention of Plastics” in New York

"Consumers must be aware because some companies, even the biggest ones, are producing bioplastic that is not truly sustainable."

Schallabsorbierende Akustiklösungen mit Reet

Naturbelassene Materialien finden Einzug in den Ladenbau

Edinburgh inventor creates biodegradable water bottle to fight plastic problem

Crowd-funding looking for backers to help get this vision off the ground

Renewable fiber maker wins chance to present at GC3 showcase

Tandem Repeat will present its protein-based biopolymer technology for making tough, stretchable thermoplastic fibers

A Microbial Breakthrough Could Make This Mess The Future Of Fuel

Thanks to advancements in biofuel, we finally may find a way to keep our hunger for oil-based energy alive while ensuring we keep the environment safe

USDA Biobased Economy Report Indicates Potential for Rural Prosperity with Renewable Chemicals

The report measures substantial economic growth, job creation, and household income for the agricultural sector from biofuel and bioenergy production

8 Mai 2018

ITA on the Hannover Messe at the booth of the BMWi in hall 2 C28

Using natural fibres represents an ecological alternative to resource-intensive reinforcing materials such as glass fibres

ITA auf der Hannover Messe auf dem BMWi-Stand in Halle 2 C28

Naturfasern stellen eine ökologische Alternative zu ressourcenintensiven Verstärkungsfasern wie z.B. Glasfasern dar

To Meet Emission Reductions Objectives in Transport, Sustainable Renewable Fuels are an Important Part of the Solution

Methanol Institute appeals to the negotiating parties to recognise the importance of all sustainable renewable fuels in reducing emissions in transportation

Weducer: Coffee-to-go Becher aus Kaffeesatz

Unternehmen Kaffeeform wurde für seinen "Becher aus Kaffeesatz" für den Red Dot Award "Best of the Best 2018" ausgezeichnet

Waldumbau für China?

Sägeindustrie beklagt steigenden Export von Buchen und Eichen

Start-ups recognised for adoption of green chemistry

Announcement of 10 innovative start-up companies at GC3’s 3rd Annual Networking Event

Air Liquide doubles its biomethane production capacity

Over the course of the last four years, the Group has decided around 100 million euros in investments in biomethane production

Microbial Production of l-Serine from Renewable Feedstocks

This review details the current status of microbial production of l-serine from renewable feedstocks

7 Mai 2018

DuPont Industrial Biosciences & Archer Daniels Midland Company Open Groundbreaking Biobased Pilot Facility in Illinois

Companies Launch World’s First Manufacturing Facility Producing Furan Dicarboxylic Methyl Ester, the Next Step in Commercializing New Biobased Materials, Including Next-Generation Packaging Solutions

Full stereocomplex PLA technology now commercially available from Total Corbion PLA

Breakthrough in PLA temperature resistance unlocks a range of new application possibilities and provides biobased replacements

Secos launches new Malaysian plant

Starting already by June, the new plant will produce up to 12,000 metric tons of bioplastics a year

Secos Group: Australischer Kunststoffhersteller plant neues Werk für Biokunststoffe in Malaysia

Bereits ab Juni ist die Produktion von jährlich bis zu 12.000 Tonnen Biokunststoffen geplant

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work – a chemist explains

Scientists recently discovered a strain of bacteria that can literally eat plastic and could help create more environmentally friendly recycling

Schutz von Ressourcen und Gewässern: EU erwägt Verbot von Plastikgeschirr

Die EU-Kommission will vorschlagen, Geschirr aus Kunststoff zu untersagen. Das deutsche Umweltministerium findet das gut

Vegatronic 6000 Sanitary Design: USDA-compliant bag maker

Ilapak offers bagging equipment that can run new compostable film

Administrator Pruitt Promotes Environmental Stewardship with Forestry Leaders and Students in Georgia

This policy will provide certainty to rural communities and the forest industry while supporting economic growth

4 Mai 2018

Tender: Executive office of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)

New office to taking up its work on 1 October 2018 and, after a transition period, taking over the full management of EIHA

Turning Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) from duty into opportunity

Targets of the EIA procedure is to engage local people to a project and receive general acceptance

Wachstumskurs mit Wermutstropfen: Umsatz deutscher Biotech-Unternehmen erstmals über vier Milliarden Euro

Biotechnologie-Unternehmen investierten 2017 soviel wie nie

Solution to plastic pollution on the horizon

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottle

Bierhefe als Problemlöser

Phosphor umweltverträglich aus Klärschlamm zurückgewinnen – DBU fördert mit 473.000 Euro

Cotton buds and plastic straws could be banned in England next year

Consultation to start later this year as Theresa May continues drive against single-use plastic waste

Wood Formation Model To Fuel Progress in Bioenergy, Paper, New Applications

The model will speed the process of engineering trees for specific needs in timber, biofuel, pulp, paper and green chemistry applications

3 Mai 2018

Tomatoes from space shuttle, desert and polar regions

Controlled environments enable agriculture under extreme conditions – latest developments at REFAB conference in Cologne

Tomaten aus dem Space Shuttle, der Wüste und dem ewigen Eis

Kontrollierte Umgebungen erlauben Landwirtschaft unter extremsten Bedingungen – neueste Entwicklungen auf REFAB-Konferenz in Köln

The marine stakeholders demand more blue in the bioeconomy strategy

Company representatives and policy makers met at the European Parliament on March 21 to discuss what is needed for a successful European blue bioeconomy

Algae as a viable alternative to food, animal feed and care products

IDEA project to optimise the algae value chain to become a viable, economically relevant industry

Grünen-Chef fordert EU-weite Plastiksteuer

Skudelny: Steuern und Verbote sind nicht die Lösung des Plastikmüll-Problems, sondern besseres Recycling

Isobutanol: Now on the Radar for USA

Newly opened EPA comment period to allow the US consumers to choose oxygenates, as ethanol’s hygroscopic nature hosted a lot of problems

Financing EU agriculture after 2020: What future for the CAP?

This event has reached full capacity and registration is closed

Spider silk key to new bone-fixing composite

The new composite certainly needed to be strong and stiff, yet not so much so that it would inhibit dense bone growth

Mastering Complexity: Towards Bottom-up Construction of Multifunctional Eukaryotic Synthetic Cells

Advances in DNA nanotechnology gave rise to a diverse range of fully synthetic functional modules

2 Mai 2018

UPM Biofuels gains the world’s first RSB low indirect land use change (ILUC) risk certification for its feedstocks

RSB is one of the world's most trusted, valued and peer-reviewed standards for biomaterials, one of the European Commission's approved voluntary schemes

Cuomo pitches bill to ban plastic grocery bags

After blocking city's bag fee, governor will try to one-up de Blasio

Towards Zero Plastics to the Oceans

Leading plastics producers in Europe and around the world are working together to find solutions to protect the environment

Biowaste collection and biodegradable plastics discussed at the Bio-waste Conference in Kassel, Germany

Event hosted a meeting of representatives from the national composting associations of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy

Kenias strenges Verbot von Plastiktaschen – Einigen fehlt die Tüte

Seit Sommer 2017 hat Kenia das weltweit strikteste Anti-Plastiktüten-Gesetz – sogar Haftstrafen sind möglich. Gerade Arme leiden oft darunter

Circular bio-economy supports growth and mitigates climate change impact

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time

Greenpeace: Risk management tools cannot solve ‘unsustainable’ CAP system

Public policies should not embrace risk management tools that cement the current ecological and economically unsustainable agri-food system

30 April 2018

Earth Day: Biotechnology to Save the Planet

Biotechnology can help us especially when applied to agriculture and environmental and industrial practices as lessening man’s environmental footprint

The tricky task of marketing biomass-balanced plastics

A new approach to reducing fossil-fuel inputs is a tough sell

Fraunhofer IMWS entwickelt biobasierte Faser-Kunststoff-Verbunde für Leichtbau-Anwendungen

Ergebnisse dieses Forschungsprojekts sind vom 23. bis 27. April im »Schaufenster Bioökonomie« auf der Hannover Messe zu sehen