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17 Dezember 2019

Agri-waste may find its way into better automotive materials

European scientists from Spain, Italy, Sweden and Belgium have used lemon, pomegranate, broccoli and almond shell waste to create composites

Fraunhofer IAP: Biobasierte Carbonfasern

Am Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung können dank eines neuen Ofens Präkursoren aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen entwickelt werden

Fortress producing bamboo-plastic composite decks

Replacing basic wood fillers with bamboo improves moisture resistance and structural properties, such as durability and longevity, company says

Analogy between PHA materials and Vanillin

GO!PHA white paper #5

Neste to supply KLM additional sustainable aviation fuel for flights out of Schiphol

The sustainable fuel is produced by Neste from used cooking oil and will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80 % compared to fossil kerosene

The European Medical Cannabis Association – the Brussels-based industry body – calls for harmonised EU regulatory framework to create equal access for patients

The EUMCA, the newly formed Brussels-based industry body, represents the interests of ethical companies working in the supply and manufacturer of medicinal cannabis

16 Dezember 2019

Stora Enso invests in pilot plant for bio-based plastic packaging material

Design and engineering of the pilot facility have started, and construction will begin in the second half of 2020

Stora Enso investiert in Pilotanlage für biobasiertes Kunststoff-Verpackungsmaterial

Planung und das Engineering der Pilotanlage haben begonnen, der Baubeginn erfolgt in der zweiten Jahreshälfte 2020

Sanner: Neue biobasierte Brausetablettenverpackung – Neuer kinder­sicher­er und seniorenfreundlicher Tablettenbehälter

Verwendete Biopolymere bestehen aus verschiedenen nachwachsenden Rohstoffen wie Mais, Zuckerrohr oder Zellulose, die in „grünes“ Ethanol umgewandelt werden

Global Bio-Polyamide Market: What it got next?

Find out with the latest research available at ‘The Market Reports’

Neue Proteine für eine bessere Zukunft

Neues ZIM-Kooperationsnetzwerk „Advanced Proteins“ („AdvaPro“) soll mit etwa 150.000€ für zunächst ein Jahr gefördert werden

Drax sets world-first ambition to become carbon negative by 2030

Critical to beating the climate crisis, enabling a just transition, protecting jobs and creating new opportunities for clean growth, says CEO Will Gardiner

Lenzing unveils latest Refibra breakthrough technology

First production of Tencel Lyocell fibers using post-consumer cotton waste

Alex Michine, CEO of MetGen, is the Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEO 2019

Alex Michine succeeds to Ken Richards (Leaf Resources), Tony Duncan (Circa Group) and Jürgen Eck, respectively most innovative CEO 2016, 2017 and 2018

Chancen der Bioökonomie erkennen – Innovationen aus Holz nutzen

Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär Feiler betont Beitrag der Holzverwendung für Klimaschutz und Ressourceneffizienz

13 Dezember 2019

TOP Renewable Carbon Strategy on Chemicals and Polymers

The equivalent to decarbonisation in the energy sector is a transition to renewable carbon in the chemical and plastics industries

New Anellotech technology tackles plastics pollution by recycling plastic waste into chemicals

New company's Plas-TCat™ process technology aiming to convert a wide range of plastic waste directly into chemicals

Bio-on gets new management

Mr. Riccardo Casoni, who previously held management positions in other companies, has been appointed as the new general manager and sole director of Bio-on

Edeka kooperiert mit Apeel Sciences: Eine zweite Haut für Avocados

Mit Unterstützung von Bill Gates entwickelte der Gründer des Start-ups Apeel Sciences eine pflanzlich basierte Beschichtung zur Haltbarmachung von Gemüse

Global biodiesel production is increasing

UFOP Chart of the week (50 2019)

“Lebendiger” Algen-Kronleuchter produziert so viel Sauerstoff wie 100 Hektar Wald

Erfinder Julian Melchiorri und sein Unternehmen "Arborea" erhielt außerdem die Emerging Talent Medaille beim London Design Festival

The Coming of Age of European Synthetic Biology

Within a few years, there has been a change from purely healthcare-focused applications to solving problems in industry and consumer products

Paper project using pineapple seen cutting plastics use

DTI’s Design Center of the Philippines calls the initiative the Pinyapel Project, using waste material from the pineapple-growing progress to make specialty paper

Sustainable material for carbon dioxide capture

​A new bio-based foam, infused with CO2-adsorbing ‘zeolites’ has been shown to have very promising properties for capturing carbon dioxide

Air New Zealand trials edible coffee cups as it explores innovative waste reduction measures

Air New Zealand has begun trialling edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground as it explores new and innovative ways to meet its sustainability challenges

12 Dezember 2019

Innovate from nature with POLYSORB® – The high purity isosorbide

Roquette offers the polymer markets innovative and sustainable monomers to create solutions for safer and more sustainable polymers

Double Shot of Sustainability: Ford and McDonald’s Collaborate to Convert Coffee Bean Skin into Car Parts

McDonald’s is expected to direct a significant portion of its coffee chaff in North America to Ford to be incorporated into vehicle parts

Autoteile aus Kaffeebohnen: Ford und McDonald’s beschließen Nachhaltigkeits-Kooperation

Bestandteile von gerösteten Kaffeebohnen sollen in Fahrzeugteilen wie etwa Scheinwerfergehäusen eine neue Verwendung finden

European Bioplastics elects new Board with François de Bie as new Chairman

Notable industry representatives aim to continous supporting the association up to a circular economy

European Bioplastics: Neuer Vorstand mit François de Bie als wiedergewähltem Vorsitzenden

Namhafte Industrievertreter wollen die kontinuierliche Unterstützung des Verbandes zur Erreichung einer Kreislaufwirtschaft gewährleisten

VTT developed an optical fibre made of cellulose

Cellulose-based fibre opens up new opportunities for sensor applications, but it will not compete with glass-based optical fibres in telecommunications applications

America’s largest timber building is complete, and it may be the future of construction

What’s old is new again—especially in the building industry

An electron highway headed for methanol

Making methanol just got a lot easier, now that chemists at Yale have opened up a new electron highway

Scientists devise catalyst that uses light to turn carbon dioxide to fuel

Researchers find new way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable fuel source.

11 Dezember 2019

Packaging made from banana plants an a-peeling alternative

Researchers at UNSW Sydney have discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into packaging material that is not only biodegradable, but also recyclable

Avantium secures financing milestone with €25 million EU funding for FDCA flagship plant

The PEFerence partners aim to replace a significant share of fossil-based polyesters with 100% plant-based PEF

Zukunft der Bioökonomie: Zwischen Chance und Irrweg

In Zukunft sollen bei der Produktion von Alltagsgegenständen mehr biobasierte Materialien wie Pflanzen, Tiere oder Mikroorganismen zum Einsatz kommen

Clariant and Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT) sign a strategic partnership to revolutionize the cosmetics industry

With its innovative technologies PAT discovers and sustainably produces rare highly active molecules from plant roots

Clariant und Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT) unterzeichnen eine strategische Partnerschaft zur Revolutionierung der Kosmetikbranche

Mit seinen innovativen Technologien entdeckt und produziert PAT nachhaltig seltene, hochaktive Moleküle aus Pflanzenwurzeln

Sunshine Not Moonshine – Happy Hour with Carbon Dioxide

Young New York start-up Air Co. created eco-friendly vodka made from CO2 and H2O - an interesting new approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Why Canada is incentivizing Mass Timber development

Wood construction has grown increasingly competitive on a cost basis in recent years, offering potential savings in a number of areas

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 4th

Compostable coffee capsules, banana waste bioplastic, cocoa husk chocolate wrappers, cactus leather, and more

An exclusive interview with Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech: “We need to take more risks and move more quickly”

In this exclusive interview, Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, talks to Il Bioeconomista about the climate crisis and the ‘carbonsmart’ revolution

10 Dezember 2019

Our Bioeconomy Christmas List

Here's what we're hoping for under the tree this year

New market data 2019: Bioplastics industry shows dynamic growth

Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 2.1 million tonnes in 2019 to 2.4 million tonnes in 2024

Ob Baustoff oder Biokraftstoff – Bayern muss die Natur stärker nutzen

Bayerischer Bauernverband fordert Initiative für biobasierte Rohstoffe

Untangling the secrets of worm and spider silks

Scientists have discovered that silk can withstand space-cold temperatures. Their findings could help develop new materials for low-temperature and high-impact applications

Entwirrung der Geheimnisse um Raupen- und Spinnenseiden

Forscherteam konnte nachweisen, dass Seidenfasern aufgrund ihrer Nanofibrillen ein besseres Kälteverhalten aufweisen als andere Biopolymere

Kotkamills participates in 4evergreen alliance to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular economy

Common goal is to deliver a holistic approach to optimise the sustainability and circularity of the fibre-based packaging’s life cycle

How Policy Can Boost the Market Roll-Out of Renewable Fuels

Innovation project ADVANCEFUEL aims to reaching the target of 3.5% for advanced renewable fuels mentioned in the REDII