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4 Mai 2018

Tender: Executive office of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)

New office to taking up its work on 1 October 2018 and, after a transition period, taking over the full management of EIHA

Turning Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) from duty into opportunity

Targets of the EIA procedure is to engage local people to a project and receive general acceptance

Wachstumskurs mit Wermutstropfen: Umsatz deutscher Biotech-Unternehmen erstmals über vier Milliarden Euro

Biotechnologie-Unternehmen investierten 2017 soviel wie nie

Solution to plastic pollution on the horizon

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottle

Bierhefe als Problemlöser

Phosphor umweltverträglich aus Klärschlamm zurückgewinnen – DBU fördert mit 473.000 Euro

Cotton buds and plastic straws could be banned in England next year

Consultation to start later this year as Theresa May continues drive against single-use plastic waste

Wood Formation Model To Fuel Progress in Bioenergy, Paper, New Applications

The model will speed the process of engineering trees for specific needs in timber, biofuel, pulp, paper and green chemistry applications

3 Mai 2018

Tomatoes from space shuttle, desert and polar regions

Controlled environments enable agriculture under extreme conditions – latest developments at REFAB conference in Cologne

Tomaten aus dem Space Shuttle, der Wüste und dem ewigen Eis

Kontrollierte Umgebungen erlauben Landwirtschaft unter extremsten Bedingungen – neueste Entwicklungen auf REFAB-Konferenz in Köln

The marine stakeholders demand more blue in the bioeconomy strategy

Company representatives and policy makers met at the European Parliament on March 21 to discuss what is needed for a successful European blue bioeconomy

Algae as a viable alternative to food, animal feed and care products

IDEA project to optimise the algae value chain to become a viable, economically relevant industry

Grünen-Chef fordert EU-weite Plastiksteuer

Skudelny: Steuern und Verbote sind nicht die Lösung des Plastikmüll-Problems, sondern besseres Recycling

Isobutanol: Now on the Radar for USA

Newly opened EPA comment period to allow the US consumers to choose oxygenates, as ethanol’s hygroscopic nature hosted a lot of problems

Financing EU agriculture after 2020: What future for the CAP?

This event has reached full capacity and registration is closed

Spider silk key to new bone-fixing composite

The new composite certainly needed to be strong and stiff, yet not so much so that it would inhibit dense bone growth

Mastering Complexity: Towards Bottom-up Construction of Multifunctional Eukaryotic Synthetic Cells

Advances in DNA nanotechnology gave rise to a diverse range of fully synthetic functional modules

2 Mai 2018

UPM Biofuels gains the world’s first RSB low indirect land use change (ILUC) risk certification for its feedstocks

RSB is one of the world's most trusted, valued and peer-reviewed standards for biomaterials, one of the European Commission's approved voluntary schemes

Cuomo pitches bill to ban plastic grocery bags

After blocking city's bag fee, governor will try to one-up de Blasio

Towards Zero Plastics to the Oceans

Leading plastics producers in Europe and around the world are working together to find solutions to protect the environment

Biowaste collection and biodegradable plastics discussed at the Bio-waste Conference in Kassel, Germany

Event hosted a meeting of representatives from the national composting associations of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy

Kenias strenges Verbot von Plastiktaschen – Einigen fehlt die Tüte

Seit Sommer 2017 hat Kenia das weltweit strikteste Anti-Plastiktüten-Gesetz – sogar Haftstrafen sind möglich. Gerade Arme leiden oft darunter

Circular bio-economy supports growth and mitigates climate change impact

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time

Greenpeace: Risk management tools cannot solve ‘unsustainable’ CAP system

Public policies should not embrace risk management tools that cement the current ecological and economically unsustainable agri-food system

30 April 2018

Earth Day: Biotechnology to Save the Planet

Biotechnology can help us especially when applied to agriculture and environmental and industrial practices as lessening man’s environmental footprint

The tricky task of marketing biomass-balanced plastics

A new approach to reducing fossil-fuel inputs is a tough sell

Fraunhofer IMWS entwickelt biobasierte Faser-Kunststoff-Verbunde für Leichtbau-Anwendungen

Ergebnisse dieses Forschungsprojekts sind vom 23. bis 27. April im »Schaufenster Bioökonomie« auf der Hannover Messe zu sehen

NatureWorks Names Richard Altice New President and CEO

Well experienced engineer to advance market development and the adoption of NatureWorks' performance materials

Global Bioenergies und SkyNRG kündigen Kooperation bei der ASTM-Zertifizierung eines auf Isobuten basierenden Umwandlungsprozesses für die Herstellung nachhaltigen Flugbenzins an

Unternehmenskooperation will die Vermarktung des von Global Bioenergies entwickelten Verfahrens zur Weiterverarbeitung von Isobuten zu einer Flugbenzinbeimischung beschleunigen

BIO Applauds Farm Bill Amendments Addressing Ag Biotech

The House Agriculture Committee approved on Wednesday, April 18, amendments to the panel’s Farm Bill addressing some key BIO policy priorities

Forscher beschreiben neues Bakterium

Neues Bakterium aus Öl des Deepwater-Horizon-Unfalls beschrieben

27 April 2018

Ecovia Renewables Announces Major Partnership; Raises $1 Million in Seed Financing

Aim of collaboration is to develop a suite of high-performing, biobased and biodegradable polymers for topical applications

Bioökonomie stärker in globale Politikagenda einbringen

Ergebnisse des Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018

Bioeconomy has to move up the global policy agenda

Results of the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018

Müll im Meer: Plastik verdreckt die Arktis

Forscher haben im Arktiseis Rekordmengen an Mikroplastik entdeckt. Die Belastung ist so hoch, dass Fische bereits ihr Verhalten ändern

Bio-based FireRein signs deal to develop applications for US Military

Collaboration will endeavor to secure a military specification (MIL-SPEC) for Eco-Gel

Cut and dried: The era of the ‘mikan’-flavored towel is upon us

Cellulose nanofibers derived from the skin of the mikan orange to replacing chemical adhesives or being used as resin and rubber reinforcements

Chemicals, a second life for carbon: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

LanzaTech’s Laurel Harmon gave this illuminating overview on LanzaTech’s chemicals progress and promise at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC

Kohlendioxid als Rohstoff

Diese chemische Reaktion könnte es eines Tages erlauben, das klimaschädliche Gas sinnvoll zu nutzen

26 April 2018

Global Bioplastics Market 2018 by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023

New market research report on “Bioplastics Market 2018 Global Analysis By Key Players – Braskem, NatureWorks, Novamont, BASF, Corbion, DuPont”

In the Future, Leather Will Be Made From Mushrooms Not Cows

After their synthetic spider silk, Bolt Threads has introduced its second material, Mylo, which is a synthetic leather whose main ingredient is mycelium

Pilze statt Plastik

Aus Pflanzen hergestelltes Bioplastik ist nicht so umweltfreundlich wie häufig behauptet. Doch Kunststoffersatz, der den Zusatz „Bio“ wirklich verdient, ist machbar

Force Majeure for ecoflex® and ecovio® lifted

Remaining contaminations removed - Inventories still low

Force Majeure für die Produkte ecoflex® und ecovio® aufgehoben

Letzte Verunreinigungen in Anlage entfernt - Lagerbestand noch niedrig

Winners and losers from the proposed ban on palm oil

Prof. Gernot Klepper of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy has analysed the effects of the proposed palm oil ban for biofuels and who would be likely to win or loose

Senator McConnell Introduces The Hemp Farming Act of 2018

The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 Strongly Poised to Pass Federal Legalization of Hemp Cultivation, Regulation and Commerce in 115th Congress

Bio-on launches a brand-new line of cosmetic ingredients for sun protection made from biodegradable bioplastic

Bio-on is proud to present a brand-new line of cosmetic ingredients for sun protection made from its revolutionary, 100% natural and biodegradable bioplastic

Bio-on führt kosmetische Inhaltsstoffe aus biologisch abbaubarem Biokunststoff für den Sonnenschutz ein

Bio-on stellt mit Stolz eine neue Linie kosmetischer Inhaltsstoffe für den Sonnenschutz vor

25 April 2018

TOP Six candidates are nominated for the Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018”

From cashew nut residuals and cellulose fibrils over roof shingle sealer from soy-bean oil up to innovative composite and packaging materials

TOP Sechs Kandidaten für den Innovationspreis “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018″ nominiert

Von Nebenprodukten der Cashewnuss-Produktion und Zellulosefibrillen über eine Dachschindelversiegelung aus Sojaöl bis hin zu innovativen Verbund- und Verpackungsmaterialien

DSM and 3Dmouthguard develop scan-and-print mouthguards

Companies collaboration to develop custom-made and instantly printed 3D mouthguards