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26 März 2019

New Levi’s® Wellthread™ x Outerknown Features Groundbreaking Cottonized Hemp

First time that the company been able to offer consumers a cottonized hemp product that feels just better than cotton

Seaweed-Based Packaging for Food is Now Available for Purchase!

Indonesian company EvoWare uses seaweed to produce edible and nutritious food wrappers

Öffentliche Hand könnte biobasierter reinigen

Studie zeigt: Großes Potenzial bei Reinigungsmitteln aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen einerseits, Hürden in der Vergabepraxis andererseits

Made in Latin America — four innovations for sustainable living that could change the world

Young innovators in Latin America are coming up with bold, groundbreaking ideas

Advantage Capital Invests $6.5 Million in Danimer Scientific, Supporting Company’s Growth in Rural Georgia

Investment will enable the company to increase production capacity which will require many new employees

An interview with Christophe Rupp-Dahlem: “Roquette is taking a holistic approach of bioeconomy”

In this exclusive interview Christophe Rupp-Dahlem tells us what are Roquette’s main achievements in the bioeconomy and what the next steps

US Federal Agencies Release Framework for Advancing the Bioeconomy

The Bioeconomy Initiative: Implementation Framework outlines an approach for implementing the Initiative

25 März 2019

Ideas for the use of CO2 honored with prizes: Concrete from carbon dioxide

Companies from Canada, Norway and Germany awarded - Covestro sponsors innovation award from research institute

Neue Ideen zur Nutzung von CO2 ausgezeichnet: Beton aus Kohlendioxid

Unternehmen aus Kanada, Norwegen und Deutschland prämiert - Covestro sponsert Innovationspreis von Forschungsinstitut

Bio4self bio-based autocomposite wins JEC Innovation Award

International consortium partners developed a self-reinforced composite of polyactide

Biocarbon fibres made of lignin

Experts from the German Institutes of Textile and Fibre Research in Denkendorf (DITF) are working on the development of cost-effective carbon fibre made of lignin

Bio-Carbonfasern aus Lignin

Forscher der Deutschen Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF) entwickeln kostengünstige Kohlenstofffasern aus Lignin

New study assesses the environmental impact of innovative bio-based products

Seven cradle-to-grave Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) case studies were carried out covering three major commercialised bio-based polymers

Internationaler Tag der Wälder rückt Bildung in den Blickpunkt

Waldklimafonds begleitet Bürgerforschung zur „Dame des Waldes“

Methane to Chemicals: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to iMicrobes

Noah Helman, CSO and Co-Founder of iMicrobes gave this illuminating overview of methane as a feedstock, the breakthrough in active MMO in E.coli

Schonender Umgang mit Ressource Holz

Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär eröffnet Sägewerkskongress 2019

22 März 2019

AFYREN and the SPI industrial projects fund, operated by Bpifrance, announce the creation of an industrial company, AFYREN NEOXY

Companies unveil new organic acids biomolecule JV to help press ahead with bio-based plant

Wild gewachsener Bio-Kaffee kommt in die Kapsel

Der Service-Bund präsentiert eine neue Kaffee-Sorte, die unter anderem in einer biologisch abbaubaren Kapsel erhältlich ist

DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2019

Anyone with an interest in natural fibres is welcome to join DNFI by registering on the web site

Turning algae into fuel

University of Utah engineers develop fast method to convert algae to biocrude

Durchbruch bei Biodiesel aus Algen erzielt

US-Wissenschaftler der University of Utah haben nun wirtschaftliches Verfahren entwickelt

CCU, Carbon Capture and Utilization, even better than biomass as a feedstock

One of the most important objectives proposed by many CCU experts would be mandatory quota for CCU kerosene

Inventors of bullet-proof wood create fire-proof wood

University of Maryland researchers show that their process to create bullet-proof wood through densification also confers fire-resistant properties

Converting biomass by applying mechanical force

Nanoscientists discovering a new reaction mechanism to cleave cellulose efficiently and environmentally friendly

Mit mechanischer Kraft Biomasse umwandeln

Nanowissenschaftler decken neuen Mechanismus auf, um Cellulose wirksam und umweltschonend zu spalten

21 März 2019

TOP Winners of innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2019” by Covestro and nova-Institute chosen

First-time innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2019” goes to Carbicrete (Canada) for cement-free carbon-negative concrete. The second winner is Nordic Blue Crude (Norway), with synthetic kerosene, petrol and diesel, and the third winner is b.fab (Germany) with an innovative biotechnology based on synthetic biology

TOP Innovationspreis von Covestro und nova-Institut für die beste CO2-Nutzung 2019 verliehen

Der erstmalig verliehene Innovationspreis „Best CO2 Utilisation 2019” geht an Carbicrete (Kanada) für zementfreien Beton. Zweiter Preisträger ist Nordic Blue Crude (Norwegen) mit synthetischem Kerosin, Benzin und Diesel aus CO2 und der dritte Gewinner b.fab (Deutschland) mit innovativer Biotechnologie auf Basis synthetischer Biologie

The RepescaPlas project to continue to seek a new life for litter collected from the sea in its second year

About 8,000 items were characterised by typologies, counted and classified according to categories

Paper waste as building block for the circular economy

Cell-U-Value project shows how industry can become more carbon neutral

100%-compostable EcoBottle with thin-layer PHA interior

Could this paper-based bottle be a solution to the world’s plastic bottle crisis?

Elektrokatalyse: Wasserspalter mit Multi Tasking-Talent

Edelmetall-freier Komposit-Katalaysator spielt Doppelrolle

5 Minutes With… Peter Jürgens from REDCert

Interview with Liz Gyekye from Bio Market Insights, to find out more about sustainable biomass, bioliquids and biofuels in Germany and Europe

EU publications: Bio-based products

From idea to market “15 EU success stories” - Study

China’s ‘King of Plastic Straws’ invests $15M in new factory as market shifts

By the end of 2018, PP straw production had plunged to 60 percent, paper jumped to 20 percent and PLA rose to 15 percent

20 März 2019

Lygos Awarded Three Innovation Research Grants to Advance Applications for its Portfolio of Sustainable Specialty Biochemicals

Latest funding from DOE, USDA and NSF further validates company’s commitment to replacing toxic petrochemicals, reclaiming local manufacturing and reviving industrial chemical innovation  

Asian countries: strong roadmaps to bioeconomy

Kick-off meeting for the next Global Bioeconomy Summit was concluded this week in Beijing

Asiatische Länder: ehrgeizige Pläne zur Bioökonomie

Kick-off-Meeting für den nächsten Global Bioeconomy Summit endete in dieser Woche in Peking

Novel engineered high performance sugar beetroot 2D nanoplateletcementitious composites

Nanoplatelets synthesized from sugar beetroot waste can be used to significantly enhance the performance of cementitious composites

Warum Karotten die Betonindustrie retten werden

Lancaster-Ingenieure wollen eine einfache und günstige Methode gefunden haben, um Beton stabiler und umweltverträglicher zu machen

Production begins at Sebacic Oman’s project in Duqm

Operational start of the Sebacic Refinery is paving the way for Duqm to enter the era of heavy industries

A game changing resource for the environment

Rice husks offering almost unbelievable abilities and don't apply only to the construction industry

#BIO2019 Education Programming Taking Shape

The program will explore a diverse array of subjects from business development to the latest scientific discoveries and cutting-edge topics

19 März 2019

TOP Call for EU to stop subsidies for fossil fuels to help bio-based materials sector and the circular economy

“Please stop all subsidies to fossil fuels. In 2016, €56 billion went from EU member states to fossil fuels.”

Sektorkopplung mit minimaler Rechtsänderung voranbringen

Mit einer neuen Experimentierklausel im EnWG sollte der wirtschaftliche Betrieb von Power-to-X-Modellen ermöglicht werden, so das Ergebnis einer Studie

Biosolvents solving challenges– from dry cleaning and cleaning shorelines to biomass and biofuel production

Biosolvents are looked at as an environmental win-win - as well as a win for better performance and safety with lower toxicity issues

Kunststoff-Extrudierer SLS verarbeitet Öko-Granulat zu hochwertigen Bodenprofilen

„Das duftet sogar nach Heu und Gras“

Butagaz and Global Bioenergies announce their first delivery of bio isobutene, a bio-sourced gas, to the Héraclès Winery

France’s biggest organic wine cooperative sharing the commitment to reducing the footprint of energy consumption

Cove launches biodegradable alternative to plastic water bottles

Spring water in Cove biodegradable PHA bottles will be available to Californians from May, 2019

Biological Conversion of Amino Acids to Higher Alcohols

In this review, we describe the pathways and regulatory mechanisms involved in amino acid bioprocessing to produce higher alcohols and the effects of amino acid supplementation as a nitrogen source for higher alcohol production

18 März 2019

The many ways of turning coffee waste into valuable materials and products

Do you know some successful application? We’d be happy to hear from you!