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4 Juni 2020

Breaking down stubborn cellulose in time lapse

The fundamental insights thus obtained could support sustainable concepts of cellulose utilization to make a breakthrough in industrial biotechnology

Abbau widerspenstiger Cellulose im Zeitraffer

Das Wissen könnte nachhaltigen Konzepten in der industriellen Biotechnologie zum Durchbruch verhelfen

USIPA Applauds EU’s Recognition of Biomass as Integral to Energy Transition

Over the past decade, sustainable biomass has made significant contributions towards current 2020 emissions targets and biodiversity goals

3 Juni 2020

TOP Update on the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI)

Michael Carus, CEO of nova-Institute, summarises the focus of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI):

TOP 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, Cologne, Germany –Call for abstracts and innovation is open!

2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, the fastest growing fibre group in textiles, the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy and the solution for avoiding microplastics

In the Name of Innovation: Industry controls billions in EU research funding, de-prioritises the public interest

Two extensive reports on research public-private partnerships in the EU by the NGOs Global Health Advocates and Corporate Europe Observatory

BIC rejects the unfounded and erroneous claims made against the BBI JU by the Corporate Europe Observatory and Global Health Advocates

The bio-based industries are a crucial partner to the EU in realising the Green Deal and green recovery

TechnikRadar 2020: Was die Deutschen über die Bioökonomie denken

Biokunststoff und Biosprit aus Reststoffen stoßen bei den Deutschen auf Zuspruch, Laborfleisch und grüne Gentechnik werden abgelehnt

Wärtsilä and Vantaa Energy Ltd. to cooperate on a carbon neutral synthetic biogas production project in Finland

Power-to-Gas facility would produce carbon-neutral synthetic biogas using carbon dioxide emissions and electricity generated at the waste-to-energy plant

Covestro: Wandel zur Kreislaufwirtschaft soll beschleunigt werden

Neben alternativen Rohstoffen wie Altmaterialien, CO2 und Biomasse ist auch erneuerbare Energie nötig, um eine ressourceneffizienten Kreislaufwirtschaft zu erreichen

Scrap to Wrap, a new app? NOVA, Enerkem set sights on garbage-to-ethylene, and how, and why

Joint development agreement to explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste into ethylene

On our way to the bio-economy: Bayreuth researchers discover high-performance biocatalyst

Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have now discovered an enzyme that offers great advantages as a biocatalyst

Auf dem Weg zur Bioökonomie: Bayreuther Forscher entdecken leistungsstarken Biokatalysator

Forscher der Universität Bayreuth haben jetzt ein Enzym entdeckt, das als Biokatalysator große Vorteile bietet

NELC Planning Committee approves waste-to-jet-fuel plant

Altalto Immingham plant gets local council go ahead

2 Juni 2020

UPM Raflatac expands Forest Film product range with the industry’s first wood-based polyethylene label film

Companys want to continue driving the industry forward by innovating products that reduce the use of nonrenewable virgin raw materials

Chemical recycling makes useful product from waste bioplastic

A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based “bioplastics” has been developed by a team of scientists at the Universities of Bath and Birmingham

Chemisches Recycling macht aus Biokunststoffabfällen ein nützliches Produkt

Wissenschaftler der Universitäten Bath und Birmingham entwickeln schnelleren und effektiveren Weg, um pflanzenbasierte Biokunststoffe zu recyceln

Towards Closed-Loop Manufacturing – Sateri Enters China’s Lyocell Fibre Market

New 20,000 ton Lyocell line commences production in Shandong

Forstwirte in der Krise – Holz verbrennen in Kohlekraftwerken?

Große Mengen an Schadholz belasten den Markt, viele Waldbesitzer resignieren - Staat soll Käferholz aufkaufen und verheizen, um Unternehmen zu retten

EU Biodiversity Strategy must be based on incentives, not obligations

Biodiversity is a laudable and desirable ambition, but the means to achieve it lie best in a pull, not a push-based approach. Incentives will always trump sanctions

EU-funded YPACK’s bio-paper discoveries reveal “bright future” for food waste prevention

For the past three years, the YPACK partners have been developing a bio-based plastic alternative from upcycled cheese whey and cellulose from almond shells

P&G, BioBridges call for Bio-based solutions

Under a collaboration with the EU-funded Biobridges project, Procter and Gamble (P&G) is launching a call for innovative circular and bio-based solutions

Einblicke in den Dialogprozess zur Charta für Holz 2.0

Verfolgt wird ein Ziel: Holz aus nachhaltiger Forstwirtschaft zugunsten von Klimaschutz, Wertschöpfung und Ressourceneffi­zienz verstärkt zu verwenden

29 Mai 2020

Belgium: EU supports ArcelorMittal with EUR 75m EIB loan to scale up breakthrough technology to reduce carbon emissions

Two ground-breaking projects at ArcelorMittal plant in Ghent, Belgium, to considerably reduce carbon emissions by converting waste and by-products into valuable new products

Leichte Bauteile in schweren Zeiten

Smudo und Four Motors am 23. Mai 2020 im Livestream

Wasserstoff-Fabrik auf hoher See

Um überschüssigen Strom sinnvoll zu nutzen, sollen in der Nähe von Offshore-Windparks sogenannte Elektrolyseure installiert werden. Der dort produzierte Wasserstoff wird in bestehende Erdgaspipelines eingespeist

Fuelling the industry with a clean gas

Industrial gas companies need to identify a suitable CO2 emission source to give it a second life by p­urifying it to food or industrial grade for commercial use

Corona-Schutzschilde für die Massenproduktion

Campus Schwarzwald und Universität Stuttgart initiieren Allianz für Entwicklung eines zertifizierten Gesichtsschildes

BD Zones and BDO Zones: Weaponizing Biomass to support a Bio-Fueled Economic Recovery

BD and BDO Zones are shovel-ready, actionable initiatives that unlock billions of dollars of institutional investment into communities with a surplus of biomass, and where employment and bioeconomy development can be closely linked

DSM boosts maternal and infant nutrition portfolio with new plant-based high potency DHA oil

Produced from Schizochytrium algae, life’sDHA SF55-O200DS offers a sustainable plant-based alternative to fish oil

28 Mai 2020

TOP Six candidates are nominated for the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year 2020”

This year, nova-Institute will host the established “17th EIHA Hemp Conference”, 16–17 June 2020, ONLINE. More than 400 participants are expected. The winners of the innovation award will, also ONLINE, be elected by the conference participants.

EuropaBio highlights synergies between biotechnology and Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategy ambitions

EuropaBio's reaction on the publication of the Farm to Form and Biodiversity Strategies of the European Commission

BMBF-Förderung: Forscher lassen Bakterien hochwertige Pflanzenprodukte herstellen

Die Grundsubstanz Ferulasäure lässt sich jetzt biotechnologisch mithilfe von Mikroorganismen gewinnen

EU court advises against hemp-derived oil imports ban

The legal case concerns the marketing in France of Kanavape, an e-cigarette using CBD oil imported from the Czech Republic

Biokunststoffe boomen im Sog des European Green Deal

Auch Kunststoffverpackungen sollen bis 2030 recycelt respektive wiederverwertbar sein

Millions in Australian government funding for renewable methane, hydrogen, solar hydropower projects

Today’s Digest will report everything you need to know about the 3 new ARENA projects

The role of biotechnology in sustainable cleaning products

The evolution of biotechnologies for professional cleaning is booming. Many products using bio-surfactants while providing outstanding cleaning performance

Air Products and Topsoe sign global alliance agreement for collaboration on large-scale ammonia, methanol, and/or dimethyl ether projects around the world

Topsoe’s technology will be incorporated into Air Products’ recently announced world-scale coal-to-methanol production facility in Bengalon, Indonesia

The genome of jojoba: The only plant to store wax in its seeds

An international team of scientists investigated the transcriptome, proteome and lipidome of jojoba seeds

Das Genom des Jojobastrauches (Simmondsia chinensis) – eines einzigartigen Wachsspeichers

Ein internationales Team von Wissenschaftlern hat seine Kräfte gebündelt, um Transkriptom, Proteom und Lipidom von Jojobasamen umfassend zu untersuchen

27 Mai 2020

TOP Early summer promotion: 30% discount on all market and trend studies on the bio-based economy

The latest market report “Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks” has been updated to include the immediate effects of the corona crisis.

TOP Frühsommer-Aktion: 30% Rabatt auf alle Markt- und Trendstudien zur Bio-basierten Ökonomie

Der neueste Markt-Report "Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks" wurde aktualisiert, um die unmittelbaren Auswirkungen der Corona-Krise mit einzubeziehen.

Pluton Biosciences, Evolugate Enter License Agreement to Advance Bacterial Strains for Commercial Biopesticide Development

Under the exclusive agreement, Evolugate will identify the most effective combination of Pluton’s parent strains to use its proprietary Evolugator™ evolution technology

Kraftstoffe der Zukunft: Was werden wir tanken?

Position des Fraunhofer UMSICHT zu Kraftstoffen, Rohstoffen und Klimaschutz

NovoCarbo turns plant waste into biochar

Different properties making biochar suitable for different uses, including as a soil conditioner, in biogas plants or as bedding for stables and cowsheds

NovoCarbo verarbeitet Pflanzenabfälle zu Pflanzenkohle

Pflanzenkohlen mit unterschiedlichen Eigenschaften können als Bodenverbesserer, Stalleinstreu oder in Biogasanlagen eingesetzt werden

HempFlax launches building supplies division to capitalise on increasing demand for organic materials

Europe's biggest hemp grower moves into building and insulation products to meet the rising consumer demand for sustainable building materials

French government sets green conditions for Air France bailout

Air France has to halve its overall carbon-dioxide emissions per passenger-kilometre by 2030, to renew its fleet with more efficient aircraft, and to commit to sourcing 2% of its fuel requirements from sustainable sources by 2025

Fueling the Sustainable Bioeconomy – updates from RSB’s project with Boeing

The project demonstrates the aviation industry’s impact and the leading role it can play in tackling the threat of climate change

Surplus rice at FCI to make your drive greener

It is for the first time surplus rice has been notified to be used for ethanol production