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6 September 2017

A circular economy needs bio-based, renewable materials

An interview with Erik Lindroth, Environment Director Nordics, Tetra Pak

Schimmelpilz macht als Produzent für Biokunststoff bald Karriere

Forscher des Acib wollen Aspergillus Niger als Aconitsäure-Produzenten erforschen

Faurecia turns to hemp to reduce reliance on plastic parts

Company is experimenting with producing injection-molded auto parts that reduce its reliance on plastics

5 September 2017

Kenya imposes world’s strictest ban on single-use plastic bags

Kenya seeking to eradicate scourge of plastic waste with stringent measures

EU funding for Metsä Fibre’s long-term development projects

Long-term development projects aim to prove the commercial viability of new technologies to produce lignin-based products and pulp-based textile fibres, bark as a replacement for coal

Schmidt: “Der Wald der Zukunft muss anpassungsfähig sein”

Neueröffnung des European Forest Institute (EFI) am UN-Campus in Bonn

New bio-based monomers: tuneable polyester properties using branched diols from biomass

Diol monomers, previously little known to polymer chemistry, have been combined with FDCA and TA derivatives to produce a range of novel polyesters

How Sicilian oranges are being made into clothes

New technique is currently being tested at the University of Catania and results are encouraging

4 September 2017

Spinning plant waste into carbon fiber for cars, planes

Washington State researchers report transforming lignin into carbon fiber to produce a lower-cost material strong enough to build car or aircraft parts

DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2017

Finalists Chosen – Worldwide Voting Underway

Biobasiertes Harz für stabile Holzbaustoffe

Hoher Flammschutz dank neuer Matrix

EU gefährdet Versorgung mit Pharmaglycerin

Bei Wahlkampfauftritt hat Bundesgesundheitsminister Gröhe jetzt seine Unterstützung zugesagt

BASF and bse Engineering sign development agreement to transform CO2 and excess current into methanol

BASF will provide bse Engineering with custom made catalysts adapted to this new process

BASF und bse Engineering unterzeichnen Entwicklungsvereinbarung für die Umwandlung von CO2 und überschüssigem Strom zu Methanol

BASF wird bse Engineering mit für den neuen Prozess maßgeschneiderten Katalysatoren versorgen

1 September 2017

Going green with plant-based resins

Researchers developed a new plant-based resin that could make airplanes “greener”

innogy präsentiert Alternative zum Öl

Ausflugsschiff MS innogy als erstes Klima-Projekt mit Methanol-Antrieb erfolgreich gestartet

Viscose Speciality Fibres from Kelheim – an answer to a global problem?

New concept to prevent plastic particles pollution by substituting conventional wet wipes made with synthetic fibres, by wet wipes made with Kelheim’s short cut fibre Viloft® and cellulose

Solarenergie: Bald Artenschutz für Kohlekraftwerke?

Solarboom auf dem Weltmarkt noch stärker als erwartet. Druck auf Preise lässt wegen der hohen Nachfrage nach

Plattform-Chemikalien aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen

17 Millionen Euro Förderung durch Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

31 August 2017

SuperBIO: only 10 applications for new value chains left

Hurry up to take advantage of SuperBIO’s funded innovation services

Get the Scoop on the Latest Innovations That Are Helping To Expand the Bioeconomy with BETO’s New Tech Blog

Stay up to date with the latest news and perspectives on the growing U.S. bioeconomy

Synthetische Kraftstoffe: Treibhausgas wird Rohstoff

Der Traum von einem klimaneutralen Verbrennungsmotor lässt sich mithilfe von synthetischen Kraftstoffen - sogenannten eFuels - bald in die Realität umsetzen

DuPont’s Next Big Idea Could Be Huge for Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola's PlantBottle packaging contains 30% renewable materials. DuPont sees an opportunity to make it 100%

So könnte die europäische Chemieindustrie bis 2050 klimaneutral werden

Die Chemiebranche klimaneutral zu machen und gleichzeitig ihre Wettbewerbsfähigkeit innerhalb einer vollständigen Kreislaufwirtschaft in Europa zu erhalten, ist eine wesentliche Herausforderung

Researchers Use Lignin to Create Carbon Fiber for Cars and Planes

Their work will be showcased at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

30 August 2017

India To Be A Biotech Hot Spot

Indian biotech industry have created a notable bio-economy valued at $35 billion

Mit Faserverpackungen die Welt erobern

Hamburger Start-up Bio-lutions verarbeitet Agrarreste zu biologisch abbaubaren Fasergussformen

Klebstoff aus dem Meer leistet Erste Hilfe

„Nachrichten aus der Chemie“ beschreiben, wie die Meereichel ihren Klebstoff herstellt und welche Eigenschaften er hat

Environmentally responsible sealant films that do the job

Plastic Suppliers: Launch of EarthFirst UL, a bio-based sealant web to lower the cost of sealant films used in flexible packaging

DuPont and ADM win 2017 Innovation in Bioplastics Award

The two companies developed a method to produce furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME)

29 August 2017

TOP Methanol and Bio-economy: Now and the Future

The continued growth of the methanol economies provides significant opportunities for investment in novel production methods

Wie die Kartoffel die (Wohn-)Welt verändern kann

Aus Kartoffeln lässt sich vieles machen – sogar Regenmäntel

Waste in space? No such thing.

American Chemical Society researchers have presented a paper about how to make long space trips feasible

Chitosan, a sleeping giant waiting to be woken

In the last three years, science has gone on and discovered many new applications

UC San Diego researchers create epidermal biofuel cell to power electronics from sweat

The biofuel cells generate 10 times more power per surface area than any existing wearable biofuel cells

28 August 2017

Billionaire builds superyacht to clean up plastic soup

Research Expedition Vessel will be ready to sail by 2020 and to be managed by World Wildlife Fund Norway

New review of processes for extraction & use of valuable compounds from by-products of crops

New strategies for processing added value from these wastes are needed to reduce the environmental burden and provide new income streams

GMI Research: Bioplastics and Biopolymers Market – Global Forecast to 2021

Bio-based and bio-degradable packaging are the major factors boosting the growth prospects of the bioplastics and biopolymers market

Süßstoff Stevia: Der Siegeszug der Zucker-Alternative

Um den Zucker-Ersatz ist ein Milliardengeschäft entstanden. Forscher sehen aber noch Verbesserungspotenzial

Floreon seeks new collaborative partners

Floreon are seeking new collaborative partners from around the globe, to demonstrate and take to market specific applications

25 August 2017

How a bacterium can live on methanol

ETH Zurich researchers identified all the genes required by a bacterium to use methanol by plants as a food source

Wie ein Bakterium von Methanol leben kann

Forscher der ETH Zürich identifizieren Gene eines Bakteriums, das sich von pflanzlichem Methanol ernährt

PLA bioplastics from Bonsucro certified sugarcane now available from Total Corbion PLA

Company will offer a range of PLA resins to be promoted within the existing, commercial Luminy® PLA resin portfolio

Saphium: Bio-Plastik-Startup finanziert Forschung mit Bakterien-Verkauf

Hinter dem steirischen Startup Saphium stehen fünf Jungforscher. Ihre Mikroorganismen sollen Bio-Plastik herstellen

Metsä Group started up its bioproduct mill

Pulp deliveries from the new mill to customers will begin in early September 2017

24 August 2017

Citruspack project, a combination of circular economy and packaging, starts at Aitiip facilities

Aim of the project is to demonstrate that sustainability and efficiency can be applied to agricultural and industrial practices

Mango Materials selected for Phase II STTR NASA award

Membrane bioreactor system to produce a biopolymer from methane gas that is applicable in outer space environments

„Capsula Mundi“ verwandelt deinen Körper nach dem Tod in einen Baum

Baum statt Grabstein: Die Urnen und Särge von Capsula Mundi entspringen einem radikal neuen Konzept von Beerdigung und Gedenken. Sie sind biologisch abbaubar und wo sie begraben werden, soll hinterher ein Wald wachsen

Major study says “Cut cellulosic ethanol out”, RFA says “No Way Jose”

Iowa State University researchers stated, that we increase ethanol production but decrease biodiesel and totally eliminate cellulosic ethanol in future mandates

23 August 2017

Let’s talk sugar: Advanced enzymes increase ethanol yields, plant profits

Trehalase products, developed from proven technology and easily implementable, convert sugar that would otherwise be wasted