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13 November 2020

Studie: Mit Recycling den Klimaschutz vorantreiben

Im Jahr 2019 vermied die ALBA Group durch die Kreislaufführung von 6 Millionen Tonnen Wertstoffen mehr als 4,2 Millionen Tonnen klimaschädliche Treibhausgase

Finding Value in the Margins to Build a Bioeconomy

Monetizing environmental services of biofuel feedstocks could incentivize farmers to take advantage of marginal agricultural lands while also benefiting the landscape

Possibilities and limitations of biotechnological plastic degradation and recycling

Researchers group found six principles to get plastics into circulation - progressions in microbial recycling you may just find with PET

Szenarien für mikrobielles Plastikrecycling

Forschende haben sechs Prinzipien formuliert, um Kunststoffe wieder in den Kreislauf zu bringen - denn Fortschritte beim mikrobiellen Recycling gibt es derzeit nur beim PET

Bioplastics in the new plastics economy

Malaysia’s Roadmap Towards Zero Single-Use Plastics 2018-2030 to initiate actions that can drive the nation on a more sustainable trajectory

Our students present ‘waste car’ Luca: a car made largely from recycled waste

Sporty-looking electric car has been made with a base of flax and recycled plastic, a large part of which was even fished out of the ocean

12 November 2020

Flash graphene rocks strategy for plastic waste

Rice University lab detours potential environmental hazard into useful material

Effiziente Nutzung von Kunststoffabfällen

Labor der Rice University leitet potenzielle Umweltgefahr in nützliches Material um

Coca-Cola Unveils a Prototype for Paper Bottles

Beverage giant Coca-Cola recently unveiled a prototype for its first-ever paper bottle, the first step in the company’s goal to create a bottle that can be recycled like any other type of paper product

Medical Face Masks Made with Natural Fibres

Baruffi Composites have created the prototype for a reusable medical mask

Biologisch abbaubar, kompostierbar, biobasiert: Das ist der Unterschied

Abgesehen davon, dass Hersteller oft nicht alle verwendeten Stoffe angeben, ist laut UBA noch nicht ausreichend erforscht, wie Biokunststoffe auf die Umwelt einwirken

Circa’S new e-commerce store brings green chemicals directly to researchers

LGO-based products and some of its derivatives are now available to be directly purchased

Der neue grüne Deal – Folge 05: Runde Sache

Kern des europäischen Green Deals ist die Kreislaufwirtschaft. Sie beginnt bei einem vorausschauenden Produkt- und Verpackungsdesign. Und braucht verlässliche Regeln für Hersteller, Händler und Kunden

Finding the Right Balance within the Bioeconomy

BioMonitor partners have published a series of scientific papers that investigate the different trends and scenarios that have and will take place once the bioeconomy is in sync with the Sustainable Development Goals

World-first sustainable alternative to carbon-fibre revealed for motorsport crash structures

Two firms showing successfully that natural fibres can play an important role for structural- and safety critical parts in vehicle construction

11 November 2020

Google commits to using recycled materials in all new products by 2022

All of the company's new Pixel and Nest products were designed with some sort of recycled material this year

Alice Potts makes bioplastic face shields from food waste

Designer Alice Potts combined food waste with flowers from London parks to create a series of bioplastic face shields for the NGV Triennial

Sulzer completes PLA plant for B&F PLA

New facility uses glucose from locally sourced corn to produce lactic acid and PLA of different grades, allowing B&F PLA to support the growing bioplastic market

Austernpilze zum Schutz vor Corona

Forschungsgruppe der FH Bielefeld entwickelt Stoffmaske aus Pilzmyzel auf Baumwolle, die eine Vermehrung von Krankheitserregern verhindern soll

Neue Lebensmittel-Verpackungen aus Pilzen und Algen

Gern bio-basiert, aber neben Politik und Verbrauchern muss auch die Industrie ihren Teil leisten

Controlled release of fertiliser using biopolymer chips

RUB-Engineers have devised a method for more targeted application of fertiliser to agricultural soils

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $27 Million in Plastics Recycling Research and Development

All new projects will help improve existing recycling processes that break plastics into chemical building blocks, which can then be used to make new products

10 November 2020

3D printing on the path to Circular Economy

New products made from recycled plastics and alternative raw materials

Der 3D-Druck auf dem Weg zur Kreislaufwirtschaft

Neue Produkte aus rezyklierten Kunststoffen und alternativen Rohstoffen

OMV and Mubadala Complete Borealis Transaction

OMV now holds a 75% interest in Borealis and Mubadala retains a 25% interest in the company

LyondellBasell sets ambitious plastics sustainability target

2020 Sustainability Report showcases the Company’s strategy and ambitions for the next decade, focussing on three areas, including plastic waste and climate change

Landwende im Anthropozän: Von der Konkurrenz zur Integration

Neue Analyse des WBGU zeigt auf, dass Klimaschutz nur dann gelingen kann, wenn sich unser Umgang mit Land grundlegend ändert

Rethinking Land in the Anthropocene: from Separation to Integration

New WBGU-report shows, that climate-change mitigation can only succeed if there is a fundamental change in the way we manage land

Kelheim Fibres erreicht Spitzenplatz im Canopy Hot Button Report

Unternehmen hat signifikant in die „Next Generation Fibre Solutions“ investiert - mit dem Ziel, hier bis 2025 die Marktreife zu ereichen

Kelheim Fibres scores a leading position in Canopy’s 2020 Hot Button Report

Company is proud to have invested significantly in “Next Generation Fibre Solutions,” and hopes to reach commercial scale by 2025

Pampers Pure Now Features Plant-Based Liner Enriched with Shea Butter, Giving Parents What They Prefer For Their Little Ones

Inspired by parents, Pampers Pure diapers have been upgraded to include shea butter designed to help protect and care for baby’s skin

Biobasierte Schmierstoffe in der nachhaltigen öffentlichen Beschaffung

Wenn biobasierte Schmierstoffe durch einen Unfall oder systembedingt in die Umwelt gelangen, bauen diese sich in überschaubaren Zeiträumen ab

9 November 2020

Aliplast and NextChem team up for plastics recycling

The synergy between skills and resources of these two big players will result in the only plant of its kind in Europe

Aliplast und NextChem unterzeichnen Vereinbarung zum Kunststoffrecycling

Strategische Vereinbarung zur Realisierung einer Anlage in Italien, wo die MyReplast(TM)-Technologie zum Einsatz kommen soll

These diamonds are made of CO2 sucked from the air

Forget conflict-free: Your next diamond can be carbon negative

Neue Studie: Grüner Wasserstoff aus Deutschland beflügelt Klimaschutz und Volkswirtschaft

Kosten für den Transport per Schiff sind drei Mal so hoch wie beim Transport per Pipeline und rechnen sich erst ab 4.000 km Entfernung

EuropaBio announces Dr Claire Skentelbery as new Director General of the association

Claire holds a PhD in biochemistry and has worked in the development of scientific networks and associations for over 15 years

Sateri Launches Sustainability Vision for 2030; Pledges to Be World’s Leading Net-Positive Fibre Producer

Four key pillars have been anchored in response to environmental and social challenges faced by the cellulosic fibre industry

New VTT-based startup company eniferBio producing protein from biorefinery by-products received more than one million euros in funding

eniferBio has developed a new and sustainable production process for a high-quality fish feed ingredient and recently received funding for its solution

BASF makes further progress toward reaching its 2020 Palm Commitment of sourcing 100 percent certified sustainable palm (kernel) oil

The Palm Progress Report features the company’s palm commitment as well as palm sourcing policy and its approach to include smallholder farmers

BASF macht weitere Fortschritte bei der Erreichung ihrer 2020 Palm-Selbstverpflichtung, 100 Prozent zertifiziert nachhaltiges Palm- und Palmkernöl zu beziehen

Der Palm Progress Report stellt das Palm-Engagement des Unternehmens sowie seine Beschaffungspolitik für Palm und seinen Ansatz zur Einbeziehung von Kleinbauern vor

6 November 2020

TOP New market and technology report: Chemical Recycling – Status, Trends, and Challenges – Technologies, Sustainability, Policy and Key Players

nova’s new market and technology report „Chemical Recycling - Status, Trends, and Challenges” is addressed to the chemical and plastic industry, brands, technology scouts, investors, and policy makers. On 190 pages the report provides information around chemical recycling including 21 figures and 10 tables.

Lifoam Industries granted multiple patents for manufacturing biobased foam packaging

New, bio-based, proprietary technology performs similarly both thermally and mechanically to traditional EPS, but is composed entirely of renewable materials

“Wir haben nach den ersten Katastrophen schnell daraus gelernt”

Rund um das Bochumer Startup Briloro sind in den vergangenen Jahren viele weitere Optik-Projekte entstanden - darunter Nature Specs, eine komplett nachhaltige Brille

Biorefineries and bio-based products – would you like to get to know more about it?

Recently, some major investments in new and existing biorefineries were announced and some are now moving towards implementation

Das japanische Start-up mui Lab will mit smartem Holz Ruhe in unser Leben bringen

Interview: Kickstarter-Kampagne wirbt damit, mittels hölzerner Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstelle Familien näher zusammenrücken zu lassen

Australian recycler can turn old tyres into hydrogen

GDT approach provides an economic recycling solution by turning them into valuable and highly saleable materials

Danimer Scientific and PSI to Create Bio-Based, Home Compostable Film Packaging

New packaging films will reliably degrade without leaving behind harmful microplastics

A chemist from RUDN University suggested increasing the efficiency of biofuel production 4 to 10 times using silica-supported heteropolyacids

The production of biofuel from non edible feedstocks is one of the main goals for a more sustainable future

An interview with Marc Palahí, Director EFI: “The bioeconomy is an important concept currently missing in the Green Deal”

In this exclusive interview, he talks about pandemic and Green New Deal, forests and the role of cities and regions in the development of the EU bioeconomy