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24 September 2019

The von der Leyen Commission: for a Union that strives for more

In the next 5 years all of the European institutions have to work together closely to allay fears and create opportunities

Kommission von der Leyen: Eine Union, die mehr erreichen will

In den nächsten fünf Jahren müssen alle europäischen Institutionen eng zusammenarbeiten, um neue Möglichkeiten zu eröffnen

Breeders release new flaxseed cultivar with higher yield

Yield, and therefore profits, are important for the few farmers who grow flaxseeds in the United States

23 September 2019

Combination of wood fibres and spider silk could rival plastic

VTT researchers have succeeded in a truly new bio-based material by gluing together wood cellulose fibres and the silk protein found in spider web threads

PHA straws will hit the market later this year

USA-based WinCup is the first manufacturer in the U.S. to successfully produce commercially sellable straws from Danimer Scientific's Nodax PHA

Total-Corbion enters India, to fight single-use plastic

Under agreement with regional company Konspec, they will launch completely biodegradable and compostable options according to the specific needs of customers

Höhere Erträge in der Landwirtschaft durch Sensorik und Fernerkundung

Das Fraunhofer IGD hilft bei der Verwaltung anfallender Datenmengen. Davon profitieren nicht nur die Betriebe, sondern auch Behörden und Versicherungen

Higher agricultural yields through ground sensors and remote sensing technology

Fraunhofer IGD is helping manage the accumulated volumes of data. This helps not only the farms but also the authorities and insurance companies

Wasserstoffbasierte Speicherkette geschlossen

Neues Blockheizkraftwerk ermöglicht Betrieb mit reinem Wasserstoff ohne fossile Brennstoffanteile

World-first project to turn biogas from sewage into hydrogen and graphite

ARENA has approved up to $9.41 million in funding to Hazer Group Limited (Hazer) for the construction and operation of a groundbreaking hydrogen production facility

This Fashion Month, Learn About the Benefits of GMO Cotton

It’s a good time to learn about the benefits of one of the lesser talked about GMOs: cotton

Neue Compounds erweitern Einsatzbereich biobasierter Thermoplaste

Aktuelle Ergänzungen sind zwei glasfaserverstärkte Typen der Produktreihen Bio-Flex® und Terralene®,  sowie drei Terraprene® TPE-Typen

20 September 2019

The demand for biomaterials is clearly increasing

Part 16 of the VDMA-interview series on Circular Economy: Interview with Arne Festerling, Sales Manager at ENTEX Rust & Mischke GmbH

Die Nachfrage nach Biomaterialien nimmt deutlich zu

Teil 16 der VDMA-Interviewserie zur Circular Economy: Im Gespräch mit Arne Festerling, Vertriebsleiter der ENTEX Rust & Mischke GmbH

Materials and chemicals the first commodities to be commercialized by carbon reuse economy

The Carbon Reuse Economy - Transforming CO2 from a pollutant into a resource

Lego bald erdölfrei?

Der dänische Spielzeughersteller will „klimaneutral“ werden. Doch umwelfreundlicher Plastikersatz ist gar nicht so einfach zu finden

Red, blue or pink: Time to think about bioink- Is the pen mightier than the sword? If it’s the right kind of ink

While bioink may have started thousands of years ago with fire residue and soot on a cave wall, it will be fascinating to see where the future goes with bioinks around the world

Carbon Capture and Storage technology could solve EU decarbonisation issues

European climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete discussed last week the EU’s plans to reduce CO2 emissions and the role carbon-capture and storage technology (CCS) can play  

Grüner Wasserstoff ist weltweit auf dem Vormarsch

Auf der Weltenergiekonferenz diskutieren die Staaten über Power-to-X. Dass die Energiewende ohne die Technologie nicht zu bewältigen ist, stellt fast niemand mehr in Frage

Rice reactor turns greenhouse gas into pure liquid fuel

Lab’s ‘green’ invention reduces carbon dioxide into valuable fuels

Sirmax Buys Bioplastics Manufacturer

Acquisition Is Part of Aggressive Growth Strategy

Sirmax kauft Biokunststoffhersteller

Akquisition ist Teil eines aggressiven Wachstumskurses

19 September 2019

Bamboo lights a fire under Australian construction industry

Queensland University PhD student Mateo Gutierrez to explore the potential of bamboo as an environmentally friendly local building material

Mit Jojoba-Anbau gegen Wüstenbildung

Atmosphärenwissenschaftler an der Universität Hohenheim begrünt im Computermodell die Wüste und untersucht damit die Änderung des lokalen Klimas

Netherlands mulls end to used cooking oil double-counting

Some investigations recently launched in the UK and the Netherlands into companies showed that they have allegedly been selling unsustainable biodiesel containing palm oil

Total Corbion PLA: Offizielle Eröffnung des PLA-Werks in Rayong

Neu errichtetes Werk mit avisierten 75.000 Jahrestonnen will breite Palette von Luminy® Harzen aus nachhaltigem, gentechfreien Zuckerrohr in Thailand produzieren

Climate change, forest management and bio-plastics take center stage at the World Bioeconomy Forum held in Ruka, Finland

The 2020 event has already been set for September 23-25 and will once again be held in Ruka

Plastics, fuels and chemical feedstocks from CO2? They’re working on it

SUNCAT researchers discover a way to improve a key step in these conversions, and explore what it would take to turn the climate-changing gas into valuable products on an industrial scale

European cooperation on carbon capture and storage

Equinor, in cooperation with its partners Shell and Total, is studying the possibilities for developing a CO storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS)

Highest Yield, Lowest Cost: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to 2nd Gen Mixotrophy for Biochemicals

Check out The Digest’s slides on how this project is working on developing and demonstrating a fermentation process to produce acetone from a cellulosic feedstock

18 September 2019

Sugarcane research and investment being driven further through Rural R&D for Profit

Sugarcane and cotton waste turned into fuels, plastics, feed

Biome Bioplastics primes for further growth by announcing increased revenues, additional funding and a new Managing Director

Company reported a 50% increase in revenues for the first half of 2019 following increased sales of existing products, as well as the launch of new bioplastic materials

INSECTA mit Besucherrekord

Die Soldatenfliege im Mittelpunkt: Auf der ausgebuchten INSECTA in Potsdam diskutierten Fachleute, wie sich Insekten wirtschaftlich nutzen lassen

Russian TAIF Group bioplastic project enters implementation phase

New 10.000 PHA tons per year production plant to be built at Alabuga

Could the Circular Bioeconomy Help Save the Amazon?

On the international level, closer cooperation is necessary to ensure that the transition to a circular bioeconomy in the forest sector delivers real environmental benefits

Wie aussichtsreich sind biobasierte Verpackungen?

Laut einer Studie des nova-Instituts hat sich die Produktion von biobasierten Polymeren in den letzten Jahren deutlich professionalisiert und differenziert

Gevo Announces Breakthrough Development of Low-Carbon No Particulate Renewable Diesel

Converting Isobutanol or Fusel Oils to Renewable Diesel

Biotech to Biochem: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Versalis’ Chemistry from Renewables

The Licensing Green Chemistry Manager from Versalis, gave this illuminating overview of their recent acquisitions of M&G bio activities at ABLC 2019 in Washington, D.C

17 September 2019

Heart plaster helps repair heart after surgery

Researchers develop biodegradable medical plaster to help coronary disease patients

Porsche geht mit biobasierten Werkstoffen in Kleinserie

Mit Pflanzenfasern verstärkter Kunststoff wird künftig für den Leichtbau in Porsche-Serienfahrzeugen eingesetzt. Fraunhofer-Forscher haben den Werkstoff entwickelt

Expert view: Going around in circles with compostables

Almost one year after the UK Parliament switched to new compostable packaging, a Footprint investigation found, that none of it had actually been composted

PtX braucht Nachhaltigkeitsregeln: zusätzlicher erneuerbarer Strom zentral für Klimaschutz

Impulspapier des Öko-Instituts zeigt Bedarf für Nachhaltigkeitsmonitoring auf

PHA: A biopolymer whose time has finally come

Amid the growing plastic waste crisis, producers of polyhydroxyalkanoate think the world is ready for their biodegradable polymers

Sun Chemical SunPak FSP inks set new standard in eco-friendly food packaging

The new SunPak® FSP, which is based on renewable bio-based materials, has been independently tested to prove the high level of its environmental sustainability

Biochar: If You Make It, Will They Come?

Markets for biochar, most commonly produced as a gasification or pyrolysis byproduct, are expanding

„Green Chemistry“ aus heimischen Rohstoffen

In dem interdisziplinären Verbundprojekt sollen Lösungen entwickelt werden, die zur Verbesserung der Nachhaltigkeit in der chemischen Industrie beitragen

16 September 2019

Total Corbion PLA celebrates the opening of its 75,000 tons per year bioplastics plant

New 75,000 tons per year facility produces a broad range of Luminy® PLA resins from renewable, non-GMO sugarcane sourced locally in Thailand

TIPA closes $25M growth financing round

A leader in compostable packaging solutions offering a sustainable alternative to conventional plastic is expanding sales and operations globally

LWB-Biofibre: Bio-Streugranulat schützt Betonplatten

Naturfasergranulat unter dem Produktnamen BPB Eco Spacer VP ermöglicht den Abbau durch Verrottung zu CO2, Wasser und Biomasse

Feel the Peel: Circular Juice Bar by Carlo Ratti Associati

Visitors can experience the 3D printing process, which is integrated into the system: a concentric layering of the filament builds their cup right in front of them