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26 Januar 2018

Alkol BioTech to supply cane feedstock to BRD

The first crop it is developing is EUnergyCane, a sugarcane variety

Biodegradable bags? Yes, thanks

Many Italians complain about the cents to buy the biodegradable bags but say nothing about toxic clouds that devastate the territory from North to South

25 Januar 2018

Novamont: At Marca 2018, launched the biodegradable and compostable Cuki Gelo bag made of Mater-Bi

Novamont and Cuki organised a conference where the new Cuki line for food preparation and storage "Committed to the environment" was presented

PULaCell: inspiring wood construction with biobased polyurethane

Research institutes and industrial companies are developing biobased, cellulose fibre-reinforced polyurethane profiles that will make future wood-based materials stronger

PULaCell: Den Holzbau beflügeln mit biobasiertem Polyurethan

Forschungsinstitute und Industriebetriebe entwickeln im Rahmen des Projektes biobasierte, mit Cellulosefasern verstärkte Kunststofflamellen für stabilere Holzwerkstoffe

Genetic engineering serves sustainability

It is high time for a reappraisal of genetic engineering from the viewpoint of sustainability, the main concern of some NGOs – so that we can also separate the important issues from the unimportant ones

Enerkem and Sinobioway Group sign a C$125M agreement to accelerate Enerkem’s global expansion and create a joint venture to build over 100 biofuel facilities in China

Joint venture will spearhead the development of a clean economy, reducing air pollution by producing renewable fuels from non-recyclable garbage

Bioplastik von der Mosel: Diese Salatschalen können auf den Kompost

Eine finnische Firma mit Sitz in Alf an der Mosel will dem schädlichen Plastikmüll mit Bio-Kunststoff ein Ende setzen. Doch Verbraucher- und Umweltschützer warnen vor zu großer Euphorie

Smaller shortfall in EU supply and demand balance for rapeseed in 2017/18

With production growing more strongly than consumption, imports are expected to decline

Rapsölkraftstoff preisgünstiger als Agrardiesel

Als Ursache führt die Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) den anhaltenden Preisdruck an den internationalen Pflanzenölmärkten an

24 Januar 2018

TOP Evonik and Siemens to generate high-value specialty chemicals from carbon dioxide and eco-electricity

Test plant will produce “green” chemistry and serve as an energy store for eco-electricit

TOP Evonik und Siemens erzeugen aus Kohlendioxid und Ökostrom wertvolle Spezialchemikalien

Versuchsanlage soll „grüne“ Chemie produzieren und als Energiespeicher für Ökostrom dienen

Expert View: Bio-based, not just a ‘buzz word’ for the European pulp and paper industry, it goes to the roots of who we are

European pulp and paper industry is one of the few mainstream industries who work with a raw material which is renewable, recyclable and fossil free

Genetically engineered spider silk

American company Kraig Biocraft Laboratories claim their genetically engineered spider silk to have superior properties

Biome’s CEO Paul Mines: ‘UK bioeconomy is part of the solution to eliminating plastic waste’

With Brexit looming, the UK has been setting its own course on plastic and plastic waste, calls for increased focus on more sustainable plastics

Palmöl-Streit mit Südostasien: Europa droht ein Handelskrieg

Das EU-Parlament will umstrittene Palmöl-Importe eindämmen. Doch der Schritt, der die Umwelt schützen soll, sorgt in Malaysia und Indonesien für Empörung. Kleinbauern fürchten um ihre Existenz

BIO Applauds Support for Innovation in Trump Administration Task Force Report

A CNN report highlights the report’s recommendation to improve the quality, nutritional value, and safety of American crops as well as addressing trade concerns

Bio-based PC gets a front view on Mazda CX-5

Now the companies’ bio-based polycarbonate resin called Durabio — made from plant-derived isosorbide — is being used to mold large exterior components

23 Januar 2018

More Than Just a Dream. Climate-Destroying CO2 as a Feedstock for Fuels, Chemicals and Plastics

Current Research and Industrial Implementation Highlights

Mehr als ein Traum: Klimakiller CO2 als Rohstoff für Kraftstoffe, Chemie und Kunststoffe

Highlights aus aktueller Forschung und industrieller Umsetzung

Nature Has More Than One Way to Make Methane say USU Biochemists

US-Universities collaboration researchers report a bacterial, iron-only nitrogenase pathway for methane formation

EERE Success Story: Archer Daniels Midland Partners with PNNL to Become a Leading Producer of Biobased Propylene Glycol

Manufacturing plant in Decatur, Illinois, employs 140 people and can produce 100,000 metric tons of PG from renewable sources per year

Singaporean researchers use synthetic biology for cannabinoid production

Unlocking therapeutic potential of cannabinoids one area of focus

What the Marijuana Genome Map Means for the Future of Pot

A breakthrough in genetic research opens the door to more-targeted products and maybe even pharmaceuticals

New research finds that mould can infiltrate and weaken bio-composite materials

Multi-disciplinary team of researchers have been studying the development and application of bio-sourced composites - specifically flax and hemp fibres

Bio-Based Compound Offers a Greener Carbon Fiber Alternative

Stampede1 helps researchers elucidate the chemistry of renewable acrylonitrile production

Biodegradable microplastic alternatives

Fraunhofer IMWS tests environmentally friendly microplastic alternatives in cosmetic products

Biologisch abbaubare Mikroplastik-Alternativen

Fraunhofer IMWS testet umweltfreundliche Mikroplastik-Alternativen in Kosmetikartikeln

22 Januar 2018

EUBP welcomes world’s first Plastics Strategy in Europe

But European Commission misses chance to fully embrace circular benefits of bio-based plastics and biodegradable plastics

EUBP begrüßt weltweit erste Kunststoffstrategie in Europa

Jedoch wird die Chance verpasst, die Vorteile von biobasierten und biologisch abbaubaren Kunststoffen in vollem Umfang anzuerkennen

THANAPLAST project completed, final subsidy payment now received by Carbios

Project reached all the original milestones as set on 30 June 2017, has now received the final grant payment due from BPIFrance

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Form Collaboration to Further Shared Vision of a Circular Economy

The organisations will develop initiatives that recognise the value of the Cradle to Cradle methodology in contributing to the advancement of a circular economy with safe materials

Kunststoffabfälle: eine europäische Strategie zum Schutz unseres Planeten und unserer Bürger und zur Stärkung unserer Industrie

Ansatz will neue Chancen für Innovation, Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und die Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen eröffnen

Plastic Waste: a European strategy to protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries

Approach will bring new opportunities for innovation, competitiveness and job creation

An interview with Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech: “We want to see a Carbon Smart Future take off”

Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, on of the most dynamic and growing bioeconomy companies at world level, talks to Il Bioeconomista

Why the EU’s renewable energy proposal subverts the circular economy

The draft Renewable Energy Directive creates a distortion in the waste market by making it comparatively cheaper to burn waste rather than to prevent it or recycle it

19 Januar 2018

ZÜBLIN Timber: Construction start for Germany’s first timber high-rise

Ten-storey SKAIO high-rise, based on a design by Berlin-based architectural firm Kaden+Lager, to being built in Heilbronn

ZÜBLIN Timber: Deutschlands erstes Hochhaus aus Holz

Zehngeschossiges Hochhaus SKAIO entsteht nach den Plänen der Berliner Architekten Kaden+Lager in Heilbronn

Is energy from woody biomass positive for the climate?

Primary forest sector aim is to produce high value products, such as sawnwood and wood panels, or pulp and paper

On the way to a more sustainable mushroom industry:

Interview with Darragh Gaffney, Monaghan Mushrooms

Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move step closer to reality

Cambridge researchers have developed a two-chamber BPV system utilizing algae to convert light into electricity

Mutierte Algen erzeugen und speichern Solarstrom

Forscher der Universität Cambridge haben ein Bio-PV-System entwickelt, das mit Hilfe von Algen Sonnenenergie in Strom umwandeln und speichern kann

World-leading microbeads ban takes effect

Today the government's ban on microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products comes into effect

Ressourcenschonende und umweltfreundliche Kombination von Chemo- und Biokatalyse

Enzyme als natürliche Biokatalysatoren werden schon länger vielfältig für chemische Synthesen genutzt

18 Januar 2018

Pre-review of CBD by the World Health Organization (WHO) with favorable results – next step in May

The next and final part of the review is expected to take place at WHO’s 40th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) meeting in May 2018  

Artificial spider silk, imitating ‘the toughest material on earth’

Japanese company Spiber staged a five-step innovation cycle in order to produce ever better qualities of artificial spider silk

Using DNA strands to design new polymer materials

Researchers describe a method to create asymmetrical polymer particles that bind together in a spatially defined manner

Affordable, green hydrogen — it is here, near, or nowhere in sight (again)?

20MW water electrolysis unit in Delfzijl, Netherlands, to convert sustainably produced electricity into 3,000 tons of green hydrogen a year

Avantium: PEF pilot phase set to be extended

Synvina intends to extend the pilot phase, which will in turn extend the timeline to start up the Reference Plant

Synthetische Biologie: Grüne Jeans

Um Jeans blau zu färben, braucht es Indigo. Nun sollen gentechnisch veränderte Bakterien den Stoff umweltfreundlicher produzieren