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12 Juli 2018

Solar Fuels could become competitive in the 2030s

Renewable fuels as a valuable future alternative for current fossil based products

UK Government Grant to Develop World First Waste Carbon to Jet Fuel Project

Successful bid in Future Fuels for Flight and Freight competition

From LanzaTech to Sierra Energy and the latest research, syngas is on fire

What companies and researchers are doing around the world with syngas is simply amazing – a few highlights are covered in this article

Unicef cuts tens of millions of plastic bags from circulation in Africa, report shows

Unicef replaced bags for its health and education kits with bags made of corn husk that are 100% bio-compostable

11 Juli 2018

Bio-Based Industries to support the SDGs under HORIZON EUROPE

New position paper of Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) illustrates the strong link between the SDGs, the bioeconomy and the Bio-Based Industries with concrete examples

Expansion of agricultural land reduces CO2 absorption

Study about the impact of changes in land use on the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere – publication in Environmental Research Letters

Ausdehnung von Ackerflächen reduziert CO2-Aufnahme

Studie zur Auswirkung veränderter Landnutzung auf die Kohlendioxid-Konzentration in der Atmosphäre – Veröffentlichung in Environmental Research Letters

Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

UBC researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy

Jennewein Biotechnologie to build new R&D centre for synthetic organisms and microbiome research in Bonn, Germany

A new R&D centre for microbiome research and designer microorganisms

LignoTech Florida plant officially opened

On 26 June LignoTech Florida’s new lignin plant in Fernandina Beach was officially opened

Toyota wins dismissal of suit over rodent-damaged soy-based wiring

Filed in August 2016, the lawsuit said the insulation is soy-based rather than petroleum-based, which makes it attractive to hungry rodents

10 Juli 2018

Number of Builders Reporting a Shortage of Framing Lumber Surges

Top five items on the 2018 shortage list are made of softwood lumber or steel, both of which have been targeted by the Administration with new import tariffs

Gevo Adopts DSM’s eBOOST™ Yeast for Ethanol

A step forward to improving profitability at Gevo’s Luverne Facility

New Wilmar-NUS joint lab to drive innovation in food-tech and sustainable biochemicals

S$110 million research facility will deepen knowledge of good macronutrients and micronutrients, food products and ingredients, as well as design eco-friendly ‘bio-factories’ to produce industrial biochemicals

Chemists report biorenewable, biodegradable plastic alternative

Colorado State University polymer chemists have taken another step toward a future of high-performance, biorenewable, biodegradable plastics

Waste to Taste: TN Researchers Create Edible Plates From Jackfruit Skins, Seeds!

What if you could eat your plate after you finish your food, just like you do with ice-cream in cones?

Ambitious alliance mobilizes value chain for bio-based polymers

Is a sustainable value chain for plastics even possible?

9 Juli 2018

New world record for direct solar water-splitting efficiency

Tandem solar cell of III-V semiconductors with a catalyst of rhodium nanoparticles and a crystalline titanium dioxide coating

Neuer Weltrekord bei der direkten solaren Wasserspaltung

Tandem-Solarzelle aus III-V-Halbleitern mit Rhodium-Nanopartikeln und kristallinem Titandioxid

From emissions to a valuable feedstock for plastic precursors

The new project BioCOnversion unites multidisciplinary expertise from academia and industry in a cross-border consortium to make CO-containing process gases available for the production of added-value chemicals

From Synthesis of Artificial Cells to Artificial Intelligence, Synthetic Biology Opens New Doors of Opportunities

There are very few fields that are as versatile

Opportunity for industrial experts on zero waste biorefineries

Zelcor summer school: "Zero waste biorefineries: technical advances and sustainability assessment"

Yield10 Researchers Publish Research in Plant Cell Reports Describing the Development of its Camelina Platform as a Model Crop for Novel Yield Trait Discovery

Camelina itself may be of interest as a commercial crop in the future

Scientists create Biodegradable, Paper-based Biobatteries

The proposed design is easy to produce, low-cost, flexible and more efficient than previously proposed paper-based batteries

6 Juli 2018

More sustainability through industrial biotechnology

Project has developed recommendations for the broad deployment of industrial biotechnology and has drawn up future scenarios

Mehr Nachhaltigkeit durch industrielle Biotechnologie

Projekt hat für eine breite Anwendung industrieller Biotechnologie ausgearbeitet und Zukunftsszenarien entworfen

Major beauty players unite for SPICE to collectively shape the future of sustainable packaging

The Sustainable Packaging Initiative for CosmEtics - SPICE - members join together to collectively guide sustainable packaging policies, drive packaging innovation, and to meet consumers’ expectations on understanding the environmental performance of products

How relevant are today’s newly introduced and emerging bioproducts?

Modest advancement of bio-based industrial products

U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp After Decades-Long Ban Under Marijuana Prohibition

The non-psychoactive cannabis cousin of marijuana would finally become legal to grow in the United States under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Senate

New ‘promiscuous’ enzyme helps turn plant waste into sustainable products

A potential breakthrough for the recycling of plastic waste

Synthesis of opium alkaloids using electric current

A selective electrochemical reaction enables the synthesis of thebaine and offers a solution to a long-standing synthetic challenge

Synthese von Opium-Alkaloiden mithilfe von elektrischem Strom

Eine selektive elektrochemische Reaktion erlaubt die Darstellung von Thebain und löst eine altbekannte synthetische Herausforderung

5 Juli 2018

EIHA is looking for a new executive office and an executive director

European Industrial Hemp Association re-issued a tender and job advert

Global Bioenergies successfully moves its C3 process to Demo scale

Bacteria with a core metabolism rewired in order to increase the production yields from sugars

International Paper and WWF Join Forces to Help Create First-Ever Science-Based Targets for Forests and Scale-Up Forest Restoration in Brazil

What are the ecological tipping points for forests that we need to stay well above?

Feeling blue? How this entrepreneur revitalized a natural dye industry

First company in the United States to grow the indigo plant at a scale usable by the commercial denim industry

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories produces first roll of pure Dragon Silk fabric for U.S. Army

On the verge of demonstrating its capability to provide lifesaving performance blended with high flexibility and user comfort

In hunt for clean jet fuel, South Africa swaps tobacco for weeds

The country’s researchers are looking for innovative ways to manufacture green aviation fuel at larger scale

EERE Success Story — From Breakfast to Biocrude: Study Identifies Production Potential across Nation

To shed light on this uncertainty, a team of researchers performed a detailed analysis of these wastes’ potential for biofuel production

Leaf Selected for Accelerator Programme ‘Unreasonable Impact’

Leaf Resources was chosen thanks to its innovative GlycellTM process and biodegradable recyclable packaging product LeafCOAT

4 Juli 2018

Plastic of the Future

Bioplastics may offer one solution to the plastic predicament — and a West Sacramento company is leading the way

Rohstoffmonitoring wood: the results

Cascade use already reality - heat stagnant with wood - sustainable wood potentials especially in the hardwood not exhausted

Rohstoffmonitoring Holz: Die Ergebnisse

Kaskadennutzung bereits Realität – Heizen mit Holz stagniert – Nachhaltige Holzpotenziale insbesondere beim Laubholz noch nicht ausgeschöpft

Corbion CEO Tjerk de Ruiter appointed as new EuropaBio Chairman

Mr. De Ruiter’s mandate as Chairman is not remunerated and runs until 2020.

ZE Basic twin-screw extruder doubles biocompound production capacity at Tecnaro GmbH

Leading producer of special compounds made from alternative raw materials opts for KraussMaffei Berstorff extruder

Zweischneckenextruder ZE Basic verdoppelt Produktionskapazität für Biocompounds der Tecnaro GmbH

Führender Hersteller von Spezialcompounds aus alternativen Rohstoffen setzt auf KraussMaffei Berstorff-Extruder

As More Countries Adopt Crop Biotechnology, Farm Families and the Environment Benefit

Developing countries now account for 53 percent of the global biotech area planted

3 Juli 2018

Saying ‘no’ to palm oil would likely displace, not halt biodiversity loss – IUCN report

Oil palms produce 35% of the world’s vegetable oil on under 10% of the land allocated to oil crops

Palmöl-Boykott wird den Urwald nicht retten

Für Palmölplantagen wird Urwald gerodet, deshalb sind zahlreiche ohnehin bedrohte Arten zusätzlich gefährdet. Das Problem: Sinnvolle Alternativen zu dem Fett gibt es kaum

ADM, DuPont Sign Agreement to Develop, Produce and Market Cellulase Enzymes

Initial product prototypes have proven successful in both laboratory and ethanol plant scale testing