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28 Februar 2020

Neste and IKEA Finland to reduce the carbon footprint of home deliveries ‒ IKEA is aiming towards emission-free deliveries by 2025

The adoption of Neste MY Renewable Diesel is part of IKEA’s sustainability strategy  includes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of home deliveries

27 Februar 2020

TOP Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks – The exit of key players, restructuring of production capacities worldwide, a shrinking pool of new start-up companies but also burgeoning discovery and increasing production of new building blocks

UK-based chemical industry consultancy Tecnon OrbiChem and the nova-Institute release their latest “Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks” www.bio-based.eu/reports

Groundbreaking biotech project funded: Archaea are the new superorganisms

New consortium, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany, will decipher the potential of methanogenic archaea to produce marketable products

Wegweisendes BMBF-Biotech-Projekt: Archaeen sind die neuen Super-Organismen

BMBF-Konsortium soll im neuen Projekt 'MethanoPEP' das Potenzial methanogener Archaeen entschlüsseln und in marktfähige Produkte überführen

Engineered yeast can remove heavy metals from wastewater

Easy storage and rapid growth could see yeast compete with bacterial and chemical remediation

A new generation of vinyl resins: Vynova launches portfolio of bio-attributed PVC

Vynova has launched a range of bio-attributed PVC resins that will enable customers in all application sectors to innovate their PVC products and support their sustainability goals

Wiping unsustainable worries away: Mondi sets its sights on fully biodegradable nonwovens for wipes with new CAC line

Mondi Ascania in Germany is building a new CAC line to make a 100% cellulose nonwoven for wipes, which is fully biodegradable

Mak-Pak: Nachhaltige Verpackungslösung aus Makroalgen

Ziel dieses Projekts ist es, eine aus Algen produzierte Verpackung für den Außer-Haus-Verzehr herzustellen, die kompostierbar und sogar essbar ist

VIDEO: Biodegradable shoe Super Bowl Ad

The company is hoping to release its 100% biodegradable shoe collection in late 2020

TWB START-UP DAY promotes bioeconomy, biotechnology through ‘green growth’

An international reference event in the field of industrial biotechnologies to showcase innovative tools derived from biological resources

“Wood” you like to recycle concrete?

This research may help drastically reduce construction costs, as well as slash carbon emissions

26 Februar 2020

‘Reverse fuel cell’ built by U of T researchers converts waste carbon into valuable products

Researchers adapted technology from fuel cells to do the reverse: harness electricity to make valuable chemicals from waste carbon dioxide

Kat generiert Kunststoff aus Klimagas CO2

Kanadische Forscher der University of Toronto beschleunigen Produktion auf das Zehnfache

Cheap Nanoparticles Pave the Way for Carbon-Neutral Fuel

A new way to produce nanoparticles—which convert carbon dioxide emissions into fuel—may help a niche green-energy technology go mainstream

LANXESS macht Autoreifen veganer

Mit dem veganen Additiv ermöglicht LANXESS Kautschukverarbeitern, ihre CO2-Bilanz zu verbessern

Netherlands All for Sustainable Palm Oil, Against EU Biofuel Ban

Sustainable palm oil production is the only way to overcome this dispute

Compostable plastics disintegrate fast enough in the current Dutch Biowaste disposal system

No compostable plastics were found in the final compost

Secretary Perdue Announces New Innovation Initiative for USDA

The Agriculture Innovation Agenda is a Solution for Farmers, Consumers, and the Environment

25 Februar 2020

TOP The “Top 6” candidates are nominated for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2020”!

Vodka made from CO2. Biotechnological CO2 conversion to produce chemicals, polymers and methane. Synthetic fuels produced with CO2 captured from air and CO2-based consumer products. Everything and more is possible right now!

GreenMantra Forges New Plastics Markets via Chemical Recycling

GreenMantra is leveraging chemical recycling to make products other than recycled bottles, clothing, carpets and other mainstream commodities

Polestar setzt verstärkt auf Nachhaltigkeit – auch im Innenraum

Innovative Technologien von Bcomp lassen Naturfasern in leichte und sichere Innenverkleidungen verwandeln

This could be our best tool to make renewable energy cheaper

Northeastern researchers developed new sustainable materials from abundant natural resources - within the chemical structure of microfibers that make up wood

Meet the Israeli innovation that can put an end to plastic packaging

Rather than producing single-use trays from plastic and aluminum, W-Cycle’s patented ‘SupraPulp’ packaging is based on sugarcane pulp, known as bagasse

Freudenberg unveiled first ever 100% biodegradable padding at ISPO

comfortemp Lyocell padding meets the high demands placed on clothing for sports and outdoor use

Dairy is First in South Africa to Use Bio-Based Closure

New package for Woodland Dairy’s extended shelf-life milk is made from 80% renewable materials, closure partly is made from bio-based material, making it 100% recyclable

OrganoPor: Bio-Based Boards for A Thermal Insulation Composite System

The Fraunhofer LBF’s project developed a competitive, bio-based hybrid material for PS boards which are also price-competitive

OrganoPor: Biobasierte Platten für Wärmedämmverbundsysteme

Neuartiger Fassadendämmstoff aus Rest- und Abfallstoffen der Land- und Forstwirtschaft hat das Zeug, den Markt zu erobern

21 Februar 2020

Project of the Month: Converting carbon dioxide into a raw material for increased sustainability and a more circular economy

Making polyurethane out of CO2 definitely makes the EU-funded Carbon4PUR project a winner

Projekt des Monats: Umwandlung von Kohlendioxid zu einem Rohstoff für mehr Nachhaltigkeit und eine stärkere Kreislaufwirtschaft

Die Idee, aus CO2 Polyurethan herzustellen, machte das EU-finanzierte Projekt Carbon4PUR zum Gewinner

The Importance of Biodegradable Lubricants

The desire to use biodegradable is increasing - but various biodegradable oils have different rates of biodegradability

Fake biodegradable products flood market after India bans single-use plastics

State government issued yet another order clarifying the banned products include branded and non-branded biodegradable carry bags

Buntes Konfetti – Es geht auch “umweltfreundlich”

Video des Hessischen Rundfunks stellt nachhaltiges Startup aus Kassel vor

Biodegradable packaging developed for organic beauty market

New packaging solves a conundrum for cosmetics firms that currently sell organic, ‘clean’ products


Arpa Industriale products are made of paper and thermosetting resins based on phenol, which they substituted significantly by their innovative lignin technology

Joint venture formed for production of bio-based levulinic acid

Towell Engineering Group and GF Biochemicals to collaborate for the production and marketing of biochemicals using GF Biochemicals proprietary technology

MATER-BI Soil-biodegradable for Mulching Film, Certified for Organic Farming by AIAB

A new milestone for organic farming and soil protection

20 Februar 2020

TOP Despite storm and virus warnings, 210 participants joined “1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibres” in Cologne, Germany

With 210 participants and 15 exhibitors from 26 different countries, the first conference on cellulose fibres was a great success and exceeded all expectations. The focus of the conference was on markets, technologies and sustainability – and especially alternative cellulose feedstocks.

New Nanoparticle Can Turn Carbon Emissions Into Fuel, Sustainably

Californian researchers team has discovered a metal carbide nanoparticle that can convert CO2 into fuel, and it can be produced sustainably at low temperature

Plastic recycling: many technologies available, no winner, says Lux Research

Research report shows four technologies to remain dominant in the near future: mechanical recycling, depolymerisation, pyrolysis, and solvent-based recycling

Zellophan: Eine Alternative zu Plastikverpackungen

Zellglasfolie wird vor allem wegen ihren besonderen Eigenschaften auch heute noch verwendet - obwohl Polyethylen viel günstiger in der Herstellung ist

Consumers confused by distinction between biobased and biodegradable plastics

Global survey shows "consumer attitudes have reached a tipping point, leading them to avoid brands that don’t prioritize sustainability and environmental issues"

Wieso biologisch abbaubares Plastik in der Medizin funktioniert, als Verpackung aber nicht

Materialchemiker Alexander Bismarck von der Uni Wien steht der "biologischen Abbaubarkeit" von Biokunststoffen skeptisch gegenüber

China’s Plan To Beat The U.S. In The Trillion-Dollar Global Bioeconomy

New national report warns that many factors are threatening the U.S.’s lead in the bioeconomy

European Bioeconomy Alliance comments on European Climate Law Roadmap

EUBA agrees with the aim as outlined in the Climate Law Roadmap to ensure that all sectors play their part to reaching the climate goals

From petroleum to wood in the chemical industry: cost-efficient and more sustainable

A shift from petroleum to wood would lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions

Helpful Oxygen Carriers

Researchers discover a new biochemical compound that can break down environmental pollutants

Hilfreiche Sauerstoffüberträger

Forschende entdecken eine neue biochemische Verbindung, die Umweltschadstoffe abbauen kann

19 Februar 2020

U of T researchers turn McDonald’s deep fryer oil into high-end 3D printing resin

While there are commercial uses for waste cooking oil, there’s a lack of ways to recycle it into a high value commodity such as a 3D printing resin

Packaging of Fresh Produce: Novamont’s New MATER-BI Cling Film Is Now Available

MATER-BI bioplastic cling film for the packaging of fresh produce can now be used with most packaging machines

SeaCell: Designerin entwirft Schlafsäcke und Windeln aus Algen

Designerin aus Berlin stellt aus SeyCell-Fasern Schlafsäcke und mehrfach nutzbare Windeln her