20132 news

2 November 2017

‘Energy dash for biomass’ risks wasting potential of EU’s bioeconomy

The EU is setting new accounting rules for carbon emissions or removals from land and forestry with its new land use, land use change and forestry regulation

VIDEOS Galore

Here are some interesting new videos from NatureWorks, Eastman and Cellulac

30 Oktober 2017

Ribbon-cutting for first-of-its-kind chemical manufacturer in Delaware

New Croda plant to produce key chemical bonding agent from 100 percent renewable resources

New report highlights 27million tonnes of ‘bio’ material that could add value to Scotland’s economy

New data from Zero Waste Scotland aims to drive investment in line with the country’s circular economy ambitions by highlighting the scale of opportunity in the bioeconomy sector

Manuka Honig: Heilwirkung, Anwendung und Hintergründe

In den letzten Jahren erlangte der Honig eine immer größere Beliebtheit, da er eine breit gefächerte und starke Wirkung bei vielen gesundheitlichen Problemen besitzt

Force Majeure für kompostierbare Biokunststoffe der BASF

Technischer Defekt in der ecoflex-Anlage am Standort Ludwigshafen - Anlage abgestellt

Leaf Resources enters biodegradable packaging market leveraging Glycell strategy

Innovative biodegradable coating product for the packaging market is based on lignin and also utilizes glycerol

Novel and Bio-based Chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Elevance

Here’s a recent slide deck from Elevance on Novel and Bio-based Chemicals Enabled by Natural Oil Metathesis

Ginkgo BioWorks, Impossible Foods, Calysta, Bolt Threads, Zymergen take top slots in The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016-17

It is the first time for Ginkgo at the top of the list, and the first time each of the others reached the top five

UA to Head New Center Focusing on Biofuels and Bioproducts

The goals of the Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions Center will be to address the nation's needs for biofuels and bioproducts and more

27 Oktober 2017

Cellulose nanofibrils pave the way for biobased 3D printing

Combining the use of cellulose to the fast technological development of 3D printing offers great environmental advantages

New studies confirm: biodegradable plastics boost organic recycling and improve mechanical recycling

Corepla report found that compostable plastics only made up 0.85% of the plastic input

Neue Studien bestätigen: Biologisch abbaubare Kunststoffe verbessern Recycling

Corepla Report stellte fest, dass kompostierbare Kunststoffe lediglich 0,85% des Kunststoffeinsatzes ausmachen

Marktführer TECNARO und MOCK kooperieren für Umwelt und Gesundheit

Getreidemühle für Zuhause aus Biokunststoff Arboblend ermöglicht schnellere und kostengünstige Produktion

Covestro: Europeans join forces on CO2 – Chemical industry will use waste gas from steel factories to make plastics

Research project launched with 14 partners from seven countries - EU supports development of a particularly sustainable process

Covestro: Europäischer Schulterschluss zur CO2-Nutzung – Chemie will Abgase aus Stahlwerken für Kunststoffe verwenden

Forschungsprojekt mit 14 Partnern aus sieben Ländern gestartet - EU fördert Entwicklung von besonders nachhaltigem Verfahren

New high-value products from sugar beet pulp: Betafib® microcellulose fibres, arabinose and galacturonic acid

Successful pilot testing and creating new value chains – PULP2VALUE project enters its second stage

Flow Bioreactors as Complementary Tools for Biocatalytic Process Intensification

This review describes the state of the art on the design and use of biocatalysis in flow reactors

26 Oktober 2017

BIO Applauds Senate Introduction of Renewable Chemicals Tax Credit

New legislation, if enacted, will create a targeted, short-term tax credit for production of qualifying renewable chemicals from biomass or investment in production facilities

Wasserstoff als Benzin-Alternative: Wenn nur die Stromkosten nicht wären

Künstliche Kraftstoffe auf Wasserstoff-Basis sollen emissionsfrei sein - und die Zukunft des Verbrennungsmotors. Doch die Idee vom klimafreundlichen Sprit hat einen entscheidenden Haken

Solegear Bioplastics to Change Company Name to good natured Products Inc.

Name change reinforces strategic plan to become leading plant-based products and packaging company in North America

This Startup Turns Climate Pollution Into Fish Feed

NovoNutrients wants to replace fish food with something more sustainable: microbes grown with carbon dioxide

Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks join forces for sustainable agriculture, forming new company with USD 100 million Series A

The novel company will focus on transformational beneficial microbes for plants to provide growers with next generation solutions to their biggest challenges

Gemeinsam für eine nachhaltige Landwirtschaft: Bayer und Ginkgo Bioworks gründen ein neues Unternehmen mit einer Serie-A-Finanzierungsrunde von 100 Millionen US-Dollar

Das neue Unternehmen konzentriert sich auf transformative nützliche Mikroben für Pflanzen, um Landwirten völlig neue Lösungen für ihre größten Herausforderungen zu bieten

Fakuma materials firms will offer resins, compounds, bioplastics and more

Plastic materials makers are peddling their wares in abundance at Fakuma 2017

Renewable Energy Directive: Keep molasses for food and feed

Have you ever wondered what’s behind the special taste of speculoos?

25 Oktober 2017

Five-year EU flagship project to establish an innovative supply chain for FDCA and PEF

PEFerence, a €25 million EU project was officially launched Wednesday, September 20th 2017

Solar-powered steam devices purify water through wood

University of Maryland researchers found a solution to the rising global challenge of water scarcity

BASF declares force majeure for ecoflex and ecovio

Plant has been shut down, company is working intensively to repair the technical defect

TOP Energiewende nur mit E-Fuels möglich – Prognos-Studie

Künftige Bundesregierung sollte daher die Bedeutung neuer flüssiger Energieträger für die Zukunft der Energieversorgung anerkennen und ihre Markteinführung unterstützen

Over Half a Trillion Soybeans Later, Ford Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Bio-based Foam

This decade, Ford’s researchers have tinkered with a variety of bio-based products to use within its automobiles and trucks

Bioplastics: use and misuse

The prefix “bio” for plastics doesn’t mean that they are all easily degradable. Confusion over words often means people don’t recycle their waste properly

Biodegradable electronics

The goal of the project is the development of essential components for biodegradable electronic parts that can be employed for example in an implant

Biodegradierbare Elektronik

Ein neuartiges Anwendungsfeld für diese innovativen elektronischen Bauteile sind beispielsweise aktive medizinische Implantate

24 Oktober 2017

Nicola Everitt: ‘People have shrimp waste they need to do something with, so why not make reusable bags’

University of Nottingham researcher is looking how to make biodegradable ‘green’ shopping bags from shellfish food waste

Startschuss für den Bau einer innovativen Mikroalgenproduktionsanlage

BDI - BioEnergy International  investiert rund € 16 Mio. in den Bau einer Industrieanlage zur Produktion von Algenbiomasse

Green light for construction of innovative micro algae production plant

BDI - BioEnergy International AG invests roughly € 16 Mio. in the construction of an industrial plant for production of algae biomass

Biokunststoffe könnten auch in Traktoren die Richtung angeben

Erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit zwischen Industrie und Forschung im Verbundprojekt „Verarbeitung von Biokunststoffen“

The launch of Pilots4U heralds a boost for the bioeconomy in Europe

Purposes of the project is to map open access pilot and demonstration infrastructures across Europe

Melbourne bioplastics manufacturer expands Malaysian resin market

SECOS new resin plant will be called Cardia Bioplastics and will operate under Malaysian business Stellar Films

Making woody biomass truly sustainable

Sustainable biomass, including forest biomass, accounts for as much as 45% of all renewables consumed in the EU

Paper-Based Supercapacitor Uses Metal Nanoparticles to Boost Energy Density

Researchers have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices

Can Microalgae Remove Pharmaceutical Contaminants from Water?

This review comprehensively describes the current research on the possible roles and applications of microalgae for removing PCs from aqueous media

23 Oktober 2017

Statoil, Shell and Total entered CO2 storage partnership to meet the global climate target

Project is part of the Norwegian authorities’ efforts to develop full-scale carbon capture and storage in Norway

Er baut Boote mit Naturfasern

„Bremer Umweltpreis“ für Bremer Boots-und Schiffbaumeister

State of the Advanced Bioeconomy 2017

Conference on Next-Gen Technologies and Markets opened in San Francisco

Airbus exec.: EU ‘bonus’ for aviation biofuels may be too little

Thierry Nowaczyk from Airbus in an interview with EURACTIV.com

Airbus-Manager: EU-Bonus für Biokraftstoff in der Luftfahrt wohl nicht ausreichend

Thierry Nowaczyk von Airbus im Interview mit EURACTIV.com

Innovative microalgae specialist TerraVia acquired by Corbion

TerraVia brings a microalgae-based platform which will enable to expand into the field of producing specialty lipids and proteins, structured fats and tailored oils

Corbion acquires TerraVia for $20m

The acquisition is expected to bring high value creation potential