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12 März 2020

Unerwartete Entdeckung: Blaualgen stellen Öl her

Studie der Universität Bonn klärt Unstimmigkeit in gängiger Lehrmeinung auf

Introducing chemical recycling: Plastic waste becoming a resource

“Every year, Europeans generate 25 million tonnes of plastic waste, but less than 30% is collected for recycling” states the 2018 European Plastics Strategy

Rhabarber statt Chemie: Das Autointerieur wird nachhaltiger

Recycelte und nachwachsende Rohstoffe sind in Autos nichts Neues. Doch im Gegensatz zu früher verstecken Hersteller die Öko-Materialien nicht mehr nur hinter den Konsolen. Das Kalkül ist klar

Wood construction developing through cooperation

Interest of public in wood construction is increasing - wooden buildings have also been found to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of their users

Sekisui Chemical: Gewinnung von Ethanol aus Kunststoffabfällen für die Produktion von Polyolefinen – Kooperation mit Sumitomo

Allianz im Bereich Kunststoffrecycling will Kunststoffabfällen für die Produktion neuer Polyolefine nutzen

Kitchen knives with a rice-based handle

Rice composite has been designed in such a way that all material can be recycled or biodegrades

Montreal group aims to turn industrial CO2 into sustainable aviation fuel

SAF+ consortium aims to capture CO2 from large industrial emitters (with emissions of over 50 metric tons of CO2 per year) and transform it into SAF

Microbial Lipid Biotechnology to Produce Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

Polyunsaturated fatty acids are traditionally extracted from animals and plants but alternatively can be obtained from microbes through microbial lipid biotechnology

Unilever switches Ingman ice cream to fully renewable packaging material from Stora Enso

Unilever Finland is introducing Ingman ice cream in a newly designed 1 litre carton made of Stora Enso’s fully renewable and recyclable packaging board in early March

11 März 2020

TOP Can the European Union’s kerosene demand be met by the amount of biomass produced in the EU?

The aviation summit is one day prior to the 8th edition of the established “Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers”, 24-25 March, 2020, Cologne, Germany. In order to make participation possible despite travel limitations, both conferences are also offered as a webinar.

Nouryon and INEOS Nitriles break ground on new facilities in Germany

INEOS will operate and maintain the new facilities as well as provide key raw materials

Brewing greener chemicals from fermented waste

BBI JU's PERCAL project is developing novel solutions for transforming the organic part of municipal solid waste into intermediate chemicals

Plastic from Wood

X-ray analysis points the way to lignin-based components made to measure

Plastik aus Holz

Röntgenuntersuchung weist Weg zu maßgeschneiderten Bauteilen auf Lignin-Basis

CBD study in Europe shows potential for sector on the continent

First-of-its-kind report from EIHA on European CBD is an essential guide to the market and it intends to highlight and address the economic potential of CBD

Evegreen bietet eine Alternative zu Pflanzengefäßen aus Plastik

Slowenisches Startup Evegreen produziert Pflanzengefäße und Grablichter aus Biokunststoff

Hemp as an Energy Crop: Drying Considerations

Hemp straw bone dry energy density (higher heating value) is testing at 7,912 Btu per pound (wood species average 8,000 Btu) for an end-of-growing-season harvest

PepsiCo tests recyclable rings made from molded pulp

Molded pulp rings and secondary paperboard packaging will be tested in Sacramento, California on the company's 7.5-ounce six-packs of Pepsi and Sierra Mist

USDA Announces Intent to Make Grants Available Under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program

The Department plans to publish application deadlines and other program information in the Federal Register this spring

Designing Synthetic Microbial Consortia for Biofuel Production

This study discusses recent examples of biofuel production using microbial consortia and suggests steps toward realistic implementation

10 März 2020

BASF showcases solutions for the entire packaging life cycle at interpack 2020

Increasing resource efficiency and the use of alternative feedstocks in production

BASF stellt bei interpack 2020 Lösungen für den gesamten Lebenszyklus von Verpackungen vor

Mehr Ressourceneffizienz und stärkerer Einsatz alternativer Rohstoffe in der Produktion

New online platform connects crop and food producers to biorefineries

Waste as feedstock for two biorefineries: one in Spain and one in Italy providing new biobased compounds for the chemicals, food-packaging and agricultural sectors

Verpackungen aus Algen: Vom Strand-Spaziergang zum eigenen Unternehmen

Das spanische Start-up Futuralga entwickelt Verpackungen aus Algen, die sonst am Strand verrotten

Scientists develop enzyme produced from agricultural waste for use as laundry detergent

By using an enzyme produced from a by-product of mustard seeds, they hope to develop a low-cost naturally derived version of lipase, which is used for the production of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and biodiesel

Müll – das war früher

Die Grünen legen ein Konzept für eine "ressourcenleichte, giftfreie und klimaneutrale Kreislaufwirtschaft" vor

Thailand plant to expand capacity for bio-based epichlorohydrin

Capacity increase at ABT’s plant was made possible thanks to improvements in process efficiency and process optimizations in production

Anellotech’s technology converts Lay’s potato chip bag into key chemical required for plastic bottles

An exclusive Digest interview with Anellotech’s CEO, David Sudolsky, with details on the technology behind it, why and how this can help consumer good brand owners

Malawi legalises cannabis for medicine and industrial fibres

Malawi’s parliament passed a bill that makes it legal to cultivate and process cannabis for medicines and hemp fibres, but stops short of decriminalising recreational use

SEKISUI CHEMICAL and Sumitomo Chemical to Cooperate on Circular Economy Initiative Manufacturing Polyolefin using Waste as Raw Material

This alliance combines SEKISUI CHEMICAL’s production technology for transforming waste into ethanol with Sumitomo Chemical’s technological know-how in manufacturing polyolefin

Feasibility Study on Production and Sales of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Made from Plastic and Other Waste Materials

By promoting the development and spread of SAF, all parties will together contribute to the establishment of concrete solutions to societal concerns

9 März 2020

EIHA versus BVL: Cannabidiol (CBD) not necessarily subject to registration as a novel food

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has successfully taken action against publication of the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)

EIHA versus BVL: Cannabidiol (CBD) nicht zwingend als Novel Food zulassungspflichtig

Die European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) ist erfolgreich gegen die Veröffentlichung des Bundesamtes für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit (BVL) vorgegangen

VAMOS project secures EU funding

Project has received almost €7m from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

Introducing ingredient to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries

Nouryon's AkuPure is an ultra-high-purity CMC that improves the electrode coating process, making the battery more efficient and deliver power more effectively

Sustainable green hydrogen requires binding criteria

Recast of the European Union (EU) Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) paves the way

Aus dem Gelben Sack zu Virgin-Kunststoff – Chemisches Recycling als Beitrag zu Circular Economy

Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV) hat gemeinsam mit verschiedenen Projektpartnern ein Verfahren zum rohstofflichen Recycling von Polystyrol entwickelt

Europe’s largest green hydrogen project starts in Groningen

A consortium of Gasunie, Groningen Seaports and Shell Nederland has launched ambitious NortH2 green hydrogen project

Türkei beginnt industrielle Hanfproduktion für Medizin, Textilien, Automobil- und Bauindustrie

Reges Interesse bei Investoren und Unternehmen - Exportumsatz im Wert von 100 Milliarden Dollar in den nächsten zehn Jahren angekündigt

Gevo Secures Funding from Queensland Waste to Biofutures (W2B) Fund

The W2B fund provides targeted funding for pilot, demonstration or commercially scalable biorefinery projects in Queensland

How enzymes build sugar trees

The findings could accelerate the development of new, protein-​based medications

Wie Enzyme Zuckerbäume bauen

Die Erkenntnisse könnten die Entwicklung neuer proteinbasierter Medikamente beschleunigen

6 März 2020

Bio-based solutions for a future-fit Europe – How can the bio-based sector contribute to EU Green Deal and to a zero-waste-europe?

"Bio-based solutions for a future-fit Europe" conference gathered different stakeholders of the biobased sector to discuss and coordinate the future of the sector

Anbau nachwachsender Rohstoffe bleibt 2019 weitgehend konstant

Weniger Raps für Biodiesel – FNR-Jahresbericht 2018/219 erschienen

Anellotech’s Technology Converts Lay’s Potato Chip Bag into Key Chemical Required for New Plastic Bottles

Converting multilayer food packaging and other non-PET waste plastics into chemicals could help brand owners meet their recycled PET content targets

NortH2: Unternehmen planen größte umweltfreundliche Wasserstofffabrik Europas

In Eemshaven unweit der deutschen Grenze wollen die Niederlande Europas größte grüne windkraftgestützte Wasserstofffabrik errichten. Profitieren soll auch das Ruhrgebiet

Vow ASA enters plastic to fuel deal with test plant in the oil refining and petrochemical industry

New plant is planned to be operational during 2020, when it will become a first showcase of ETIA’s Biogreen pyrolysis unit potential for plastic to fuel

Lanxess: Veganes Additiv spart CO2 bei Reifenherstellung

Das auf nachwachsenden Rohstoffen basierte Aktiplast PP-veg eignet sich insbesondere für Polymermischungen auf Basis von Naturkautschuk

New metabolic engineering strategy for effective sugar utilization by microbes successfully improves bioproduction of polymer raw materials

Japanese scientists find new metabolic engineering technique to improve biochemical production

Novel Method Improves Production of Chemicals from Biomass

The scientists devised a metabolic strategy in which the E. coli bacteria are altered such that they would use glucose for the production of target chemicals