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23 Mai 2018

Merino and natural fibres could help clothing companies battle scourge of microplastics

New Zealand Merino Company's investing in research and development to see how natural fibres like merino can help avoid microplastics in the oceans

Method for synthesizing a novel polyester with alternating arrangement

Results of a Japanese research make it possible to synthesize syndiotactic polyesters in which L- and D-type monomers are arranged alternately

DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2018

Up to 100% bio-based, natural fibre reinforced plastics (NFRP) with low moisture absorption can be developed for application in structural components

The bio-based economy can feed the world and help defeat climate change – UN agency

Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director was speaking at the 2018 Global Bioeconomy Summit last month in Berlin, Germany

Overview of Silk Fibroin Use in Wound Dressings

This review describes recent advances in the development of SF-based wound dressings for skin regeneration

Global Bioenergies and an industrial consortium including Sekab, Neste Engineering Solutions, Repsol and SkyNRG receive major EU funding to demonstrate the production of isobutene-derived gasoline and jetfuel from wood

The aim is to convert currently poorly valorised softwood residues into second generation renewable isobutene for subsequent conversion into gasoline and jetfuel

Global Bioenergies und ein Industriekonsortium, mit Sekab, Neste Engineering Solutions, Repsol und SkyNRG, erhalten umfangreiche EU-Fördermittel, um die Herstellung von Isobuten-basiertem Benzin und von Kerosin aus Holz zu demonstrieren

Das Ziel besteht darin, geringwertige Weichholzreste in erneuerbares Isobuten der zweiten Generation für die anschließende Weiterverarbeitung zu Benzin und Kerosin umzuwandeln

22 Mai 2018

TOP Strong growth in bio-based building blocks and moderate growth in bio-based polymers

New comprehensive market and trend report “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities and Trends 2017-2022” published by German nova-Institute

TOP Starkes Wachstum bei bio-basierten Building-Blocks, moderates Wachstum bei bio-basierten Polymeren

Das nova-Institut veröffentlicht den umfassenden Markt- und Trendreport „Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities and Trends 2017-2022“

Flax-based laminate substitutes nicely for plywood on Saarinen-design Tulip Chair

Meet Ekoa, a flax-based “wood” that might soon be in your chairs and skateboard–and won’t contribute to deforestation

Bioeconomy 101: Making rubber tyres from dandelions

Advances in biotechnology are allowing us to manufacture fabrics, plastics, fuels and chemicals from bio-based resources using renewable resources

Anbau nachwachsender Rohstoffe in Deutschland: Fläche bleibt auch 2017 stabil

Landwirte erwirtschaften auf knapp 2,7 Mio. Hektar Einkommen mit Energie- und Industriepflanzen

World Bio Markets: make it real, give it life

With over 400 delegates the conference was certainly lively and offered many networking opportunities

Bioplastics Get Tougher and Greener

Durable and engineering-grade versions are appearing in cars and consumer electronics, as well as appliances and toys

Mixed forests: ecologically and economically superior

Meta-analysis provides facts on mixed-species forest stand productivity for science and practice

Mischwälder: ökologisch und ökonomisch überlegen

Metaanalyse liefert Fakten über Mischwald-Produktivität für Wissenschaft und Waldbau

Collaboration Agreement and Strategic Investment in Eranova SAS

The Group will initially subscribe €500,122 for an 8% shareholding in Eranova when fully funded to start its pre-industrial development

The Building Blocks of a Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

Avantium CCO Zanna McPherson gave this illuminating overview of the company’s prospects and progress at ABLC 2018 in Washington

18 Mai 2018

TOP The reintroduction of industrial hemp is in full swing worldwide

Global meeting place of the hemp industry in Cologne in June at the "15th International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association". The participants will vote for the first time the “Hemp Product of Year”

TOP Die Wiedereinführung der Nutzpflanze Hanf läuft weltweit auf Hochtouren

Weltweiter Treffpunkt der Hanfindustrie im Juni in Köln zur „15th International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association“. Teilnehmer wählen zum ersten Mal das „Hanfprodukt des Jahres“

How to cover the future protein demand? Insects, solar proteins and artificial meat will be crucial

Numerous universities and innovative companies are looking for new ways to close the future protein gap for food and feed on a sustainable basis

Wie kann der zukünftige Proteinbedarf gedeckt werden? Insekten, Solarproteine und künstliches Fleisch werden entscheidend sein

Zahlreiche Universitäten und innovative Unternehmen suche neue Wege, um die zukünftige Proteinlücke für Lebens- und Futtermittel nachhaltig zu schließen

Arla Foods is the first to choose SIG’s innovative SIGNATURE PACK

Company to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability as it strives to increase the market share of its organic dairy products

SIGNATURE PACK von SIG feiert Marktpremiere mit Arla Foods

Mit seiner Wahl unterstreicht Arla sein Engagement für Nachhaltigkeit und verfolgt das Ziel, den Marktanteil seiner Bio-Milchprodukte zu steigern

Wood awarded contract to expand world’s largest dissolving pulp mill

JV with Sappi Limited to improve the environmental footprint of the Saiccor Mill in South Africa and expand its capacity

Method assembles cellulose nanofibres into a material stronger than spider silk

KTH researchers describe a new method that mimics nature’s ability to arrange cellulose nanofibres into almost perfect macroscale arrangements

Stärkstes Biomaterial der Welt schlägt Stahl und Spinnenseide

Neue Produktionsmethode überträgt herausragende Eigenschaften von Nanomaterialien in die Alltagswelt

Chempolis Seals Deal for Indian Biorefinery

Together with Finnish energy company Fortum, and Indian NRL, joint venture to construct a bamboo biorefinery in Assam

Wood you like a drink? Japan team invents ‘wood alcohol’

Raw material? Japanese researchers say they have invented a way to produce alcoholic drinks from cherry trees and other types of wood

Avantium partners with R&F Chemical to accelerate Flowrence Technology in Korea

The two companies have entered into an agency agreement to explore opportunities in this fast-growing sector

17 Mai 2018

TOP Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018” goes to Arctic Biomaterials from Finland for degradable glass fibre reinforced PLA

The “International Conference on Bio-based Materials” is with more than 200 participants one of the biggest conferences in Europe

TOP Der Innovationspreis „Bio-based Material of the Year 2018“ geht an Arctic Biomaterials aus Finnland für mit abbaubaren Glasfasern verstärktes PLA

Die „International Conference on Bio-based Materials“ ist mit mehr als 200 Teilnehmern eine der größten Konferenzen zu bio-basierten Materialien in Europa

Future cities could be lit by algae

Bioluminescent algae are a sustainable light source

Can This Invasive Exotic Pest Make Better Materials for Industry and Medicine?

A NIST team has measured the best wood-to-pest ratio for the design of new composites

Effizientere künstliche Photosynthese: Recyclebares System wandelt Sonnenenergie in Wasserstoff um

Sonnige Nachrichten aus Frankreich: Forscher haben einen Weg gefunden, um preiswertere, weniger toxische und recycelbare Lichtsensoren zur Wasserstoffherstellung zu nutzen

NatureWorks Showcases at NPE 2018 Naturally Advanced Biomaterials that Drive Product and Manufacturing Innovations Across Dozens of Industries

A first-of-its-kind refrigerator liner will be on display, showing how biomaterial barrier properties can increase the energy efficiency of refrigerators by 7-15 percent annually over the life of the appliance

Not so fantastic single-use plastic to get an eco-friendly makeover

EU companies want to give food packaging a green makeover

Succinctly succinic: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Reverdia and bio-succinic acid

Reverdia CEO Marcel Lubben recently gave this illuminating overview of the company’s technology, prospects and progress at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC

Novel Approach for Photosynthetic Production of Carbon Neutral Biofuel from Green Algae

A research group from the University of Turku has discovered an efficient way for transforming solar energy into the chemical energy of biohydrogen

16 Mai 2018

Bio-Based Chemicals Market Research Report – Forecast to 2023

Industrial chemicals segment is likely to dominate the market due to extensive demand from various end uses like engineered polymers, composites, additives, and others

Mushroom houses on Mars

NASA Ames researcher teams with architect to study fungi-based building materials

Student’s shrimp bioplastic a big splash in USA

Australian 15-year old Angelina Aurora is winner of the Innovator to Market award

Compostable bag from agricultural waste

Young German researcher developed a first attempt of compostable bags from agricultural waste such as straw, rhubarb and asparagus peelings

Leichtbau-Sandwichplatten mit Popcorn-Kern ohne Formaldehydemissionen für Möbel, Dämmstoffe oder Autobau

Gleiche Eigenschaften wie Spanplatten, aber nur halb so schwer

BIO Showcases 100 Companies in New Renewable Chemical Platforms Report

Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, BIO; head, Industrial & Environmental Section – Special to The Digest

Neste’s Interim Report for January-March 2018

Excellent start for the year with all-time high quarterly profit

15 Mai 2018

Sweetwater and Graanul Announce First Commercial Biorefinery

Collaboration aiming to build a commercial-scale integrated biorefinery that will produce clean cellulosic sugars and highly pure lignin from local hardwood

NPE2018: The Plastics Show Kicks Off Record-Breaking Show in Orlando

The largest NPE ever officially kicked off on May 07, 2018

good natured signs significant commercial agreement with leading US packaging provider

Agreement covers plant-based packaging solutions for both food and general merchandise markets

Kaidi erhält Genehmigungen für Bioraffinerie in Kemi

Genehmigungen mit Auflagen schaffen endlich die Voraussetzung für den Bau der von Kaidi Finland geplanten Bioraffinerie