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20 März 2020

Neuer Aktionsplan für die Kreislaufwirtschaft: Keine Kreislaufwirtschaft ohne Bioökonomie

Die EUBP würde einen differenzierteren Ansatz der Kommission favorisieren und kritisiert die künstliche Trennung von Kreislaufwirtschaft und biobasierter Wirtschaft  

Bio löst sich nicht in Luft auf

Unwissen innerhalb unserer Bevölkerung über biobasierte Kunststoffe kann gefährliche Auswirkungen haben

Biobased aromatics: Europe leads the way

Developing sector holds its promise that it will be able to produce aromatic compounds cheaper than the oil industry and more sustainable as well

Projektstart – Kaffeesatz als Rohstoffquelle

Fraunhofer UMSICHT will zusammen mit Partnern mögliche Verwertungsansätze für industriell anfallenden Kaffeesatz prüfen

Methanol as Fuel, Chemical Feedstock and Liquid Hydrogen Carrier

The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Methanol as Fuel and Feedstock

Neste to acquire Mahoney Environmental to strengthen its growth strategy and position in renewable raw material sourcing

The transaction supports Neste in its effort to achieve a global waste and residue raw material platform to meet world’s growing demand for renewable products

January U.S. Ethanol Net Exports and DDGS Shipments Surge

January’s export pace is equivalent to an annualized export volume of 1.8 billion gallons

German biodiesel exports hit record level

Chart of the week (10/ 2020)

Deutsche Biodieselausfuhren auf Rekordniveau

Grafik der Woche (KW 10/ 2020)

19 März 2020

Enhanced role envisaged for the bio-based industries under the EU’s new Circular Economy Action Plan

Proposed EU Strategy for Textiles also presents opportunities for Europe’s flourishing bio-based textiles sector

DSM announces partnership with SABIC and UPM Biofuels to create bio-based Dyneema®

Collaboration sees Dyneema® transition to bio-based feedstock without compromising process efficiency or product performance

Innovation: Neuer Hanf-Biokunststoff revolutioniert Modebranche

Das italienische Unternehmen 'The Eyes Republic' fertigt Designerbrillen und Accessoires aus der Zellulose des Alpenhanfs

Update on Starbucks Journey to Find a More Sustainable Cup

In March of 2019, Starbucks announced a commitment to conduct market tests with the cup technologies in select stores in five cities

Abbaubare Wuchshüllen für Waldbäume

Verbundvorhaben entwickelt Wuchshüllen aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen und Konzepte zum Rückbau von Plastikwuchshüllen im Wald

Preem selects HydroFlex™ for renewable fuels plant with potential to save 2.5 million tons CO2

New plant is scheduled to be put on-stream in 2024 and will produce renewable fuels from tall oil, tallow, and other renewable feedstocks

European Commission takes aim at ‘greenwashing’ in new circular economy action plan

The EU’s circular economy action plan goes a long way in setting out an agenda on sustainable products

A new JRC report illustrates the work in building a database of EU facilities producing bioproducts

The EU bio-based industry is quickly evolving but clear data on the development of this emerging sector are still missing

Early ballots are in, Praj, LanzaTech leading in “Best Places to Work in the Bioeconomy” voting

The final results will be announced at 630pm ET on March 26th, 2020 at ABLC 2020

18 März 2020

b.fab receives funding from BMBF for CO2 utilization in biopolymers

The project “TRANSFORMATE” has set the goal to convert CO2 emissions from industrial parks into valuable biopolymers

b.fab erhält Förderung vom BMBF zur CO2-Fixierung in Biopolymeren

Im Projekt „TRANSFORMATE“ sollen CO2-haltige Abgasströme von Industrieparks in werthaltige Biokunststoffe umgewandelt werden

Carbios is a signatory to the European Plastics Pact, a public-private initiative to promote the circular economy of plastics

A coalition to increase the management efficiency of the lifecycle of plastic materials and support the development of innovative technologies

Mehr als nur Strom: Mit den richtigen Rahmenbedingungen können Biogasanlagen eine Menge für die Gesellschaft leisten

THG-Einsparung, Nährstoffmanagement, Gewässer- und Artenschutz - Aktuelle Studie quantifiziert Zusatzleistungen und benennt Potenziale

Kelheim Fibres achieves low risk in first CanopyStyle Audit

Company’s current supply chain is confirmed as low risk of sourcing wood from Ancient and Endangered Forests

Kelheim Fibres erreicht „Low Risk“ im ersten CanopyStyle-Audit

Derzeitige Lieferkette des Unternehmens wird als „low risk“ im Hinblick auf die Verwendung von Holz aus alten und bedrohten Wäldern beurteilt

Nova Pangaea partners with Pakistan’s JS Group to licence biofuel technology

Deal includes a licence for the use of NPT’s REFNOVA end-to-end fractionation process to turn sugar cane bagasse into valuable sugars and chemicals

Making straws that don’t suck for the environment

Straws made from cellulose, the major component of trees and plants, don't lose their shape or collapse in on themselves when in use

Water splitting observed on the nanometer scale

New investigation method provides fundamental insights into electrocatalytic water splitting under operating conditions

Wasserspaltung im Nanobereich beobachtet

Neue Untersuchungsmethode ermöglicht grundlegende Einblicke in die elektrokatalytische Wasserspaltung unter Realbedingungen

Grüne Wasserstoffproduktion in Biogasanlagen

Ziel der Forscher ist es, diesen »grünen« Wasserstoff in industriellem Maßstab in Biogasanlagen zu erzeugen

17 März 2020

TOP Aviation fuels, CO2-based fuels and chemicals, PtX and CCU need conferences and meeting places for exchange – especially in times of the corona virus.

Unfortunately, nova won’t be able to hold the major conferences in Cologne next week due to general event bans in Germany: 1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels (in cooperation with IASA), 23 March 2020 and the 8th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers, 24 – 25 March 2020

Borealis producing certified renewable polypropylene at own facilities in Belgium

Company takes its commitment commonly with Neste and Henkel to the next level for advancing the circular economy, once again furthers its EverMinds™ ambitions

Borealis: PP-Produktion aus erneuerbaren Rohstoffen aufgenommen

Unternehmen will sein Engagement für die Kreislaufwirtschaft gemeinsam mit Neste und Henkel auf die nächste Stufe bringen und seine Ziele im Rahmen von "EverMinds" fördern

Clariant Masterbatches earn ‘OK’ certification for home and industrial composting

Certification means that the masterbatch ingredients, including the polymer carrier, will not compromise the biodegradability of the plastic products and packaging

Video: Winterhanf wirtschaftlich verwerten: Von der Zwischenfrucht zum Textil

Als Zwischenfrucht angebaut lässt sich Winterhanf ökonomisch sinnvoll verwerten. Die Fasern sind feiner als die von Sommerhanf. Der Anbau breitet sich bereits aus

Carbon dioxide as a raw material for the chemical industry – seeking a climate-friendly and economically viable industrial concept

BECCU project will compare a variety of processes to capture carbon dioxide from biomass use in energy production and hydrogen to be produced

Tagungsbroschüre zum 30. Bernburger Winterseminar Arznei- und Gewürzpflanzen erschienen – Von Salbei, Kümmel, Grünhafer & Co…

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Amyris Discovers Major Breakthrough in CBD Delivery

In order for CBD to be effective in topical applications, skin penetration is a key factor

Amyris’s sugarcane-based squalane improves CBD efficacy by 10-40x

This announcement will certainly attract CBD cream and lotion manufacturers and CBD skincare users, but exactly how big is this market?

ABT plant ups production capacity biobased ECH to 120 kT/pa

Biobased chemical company Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has announced a capacity increase at its plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand

Hydrogen energy at the root of life

Hydrogen as fuel and carbon dioxide as a building block for the origin of life

Wasserstoff-Energie stand am Anfang des Lebens

Wasserstoff als Treibstoff und Kohlendioxid als Baustein für die Entstehung des Lebens

16 März 2020

TOP PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoates) are a class of Natural Polymers that have not been chemically modified

GO!PHA response to the Eunomia study on the plastics definition under the Directive (EU) on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

Corbion Strategy Update: Advance 2025

Company has developed increasingly from an ingredients business into a solutions business

Umweltfreundlicher Biodiesel aus Palmöl?

Universität Göttingen untersucht Auswirkungen von Palmöl-Biodiesel auf Treibhausgase

Eco-friendly biodiesel from palm oil?

Research led by University of Göttingen questions whether palm-oil biodiesel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Alternative Wickelfolien für den Transport

Forschungsprojekt an der Montanuniversität Leoben will Verpackungs- und Transportkunststoffe mithilfe von bio-basiertem Plastik reduzieren

BBIA responds to Tesco’s packaging strategy

According to a recent study published by University College London, 84% of consumers prefer to purchase products in compostable packaging


Interesting groups of biocomposites to be exhibited during MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2020

MIND THE GAP: Letter from Europe

We have a climate emergency, not a war emergency

New greener process for producing cheaper biofuel

INRS researchers make biodiesel from sewage sludge and glycerol