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6 Juli 2018

Synthesis of opium alkaloids using electric current

A selective electrochemical reaction enables the synthesis of thebaine and offers a solution to a long-standing synthetic challenge

Synthese von Opium-Alkaloiden mithilfe von elektrischem Strom

Eine selektive elektrochemische Reaktion erlaubt die Darstellung von Thebain und löst eine altbekannte synthetische Herausforderung

5 Juli 2018

EIHA is looking for a new executive office and an executive director

European Industrial Hemp Association re-issued a tender and job advert

Global Bioenergies successfully moves its C3 process to Demo scale

Bacteria with a core metabolism rewired in order to increase the production yields from sugars

International Paper and WWF Join Forces to Help Create First-Ever Science-Based Targets for Forests and Scale-Up Forest Restoration in Brazil

What are the ecological tipping points for forests that we need to stay well above?

Feeling blue? How this entrepreneur revitalized a natural dye industry

First company in the United States to grow the indigo plant at a scale usable by the commercial denim industry

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories produces first roll of pure Dragon Silk fabric for U.S. Army

On the verge of demonstrating its capability to provide lifesaving performance blended with high flexibility and user comfort

In hunt for clean jet fuel, South Africa swaps tobacco for weeds

The country’s researchers are looking for innovative ways to manufacture green aviation fuel at larger scale

EERE Success Story — From Breakfast to Biocrude: Study Identifies Production Potential across Nation

To shed light on this uncertainty, a team of researchers performed a detailed analysis of these wastes’ potential for biofuel production

Leaf Selected for Accelerator Programme ‘Unreasonable Impact’

Leaf Resources was chosen thanks to its innovative GlycellTM process and biodegradable recyclable packaging product LeafCOAT

4 Juli 2018

Plastic of the Future

Bioplastics may offer one solution to the plastic predicament — and a West Sacramento company is leading the way

Rohstoffmonitoring wood: the results

Cascade use already reality - heat stagnant with wood - sustainable wood potentials especially in the hardwood not exhausted

Rohstoffmonitoring Holz: Die Ergebnisse

Kaskadennutzung bereits Realität – Heizen mit Holz stagniert – Nachhaltige Holzpotenziale insbesondere beim Laubholz noch nicht ausgeschöpft

Corbion CEO Tjerk de Ruiter appointed as new EuropaBio Chairman

Mr. De Ruiter’s mandate as Chairman is not remunerated and runs until 2020.

ZE Basic twin-screw extruder doubles biocompound production capacity at Tecnaro GmbH

Leading producer of special compounds made from alternative raw materials opts for KraussMaffei Berstorff extruder

Zweischneckenextruder ZE Basic verdoppelt Produktionskapazität für Biocompounds der Tecnaro GmbH

Führender Hersteller von Spezialcompounds aus alternativen Rohstoffen setzt auf KraussMaffei Berstorff-Extruder

As More Countries Adopt Crop Biotechnology, Farm Families and the Environment Benefit

Developing countries now account for 53 percent of the global biotech area planted

3 Juli 2018

Saying ‘no’ to palm oil would likely displace, not halt biodiversity loss – IUCN report

Oil palms produce 35% of the world’s vegetable oil on under 10% of the land allocated to oil crops

Palmöl-Boykott wird den Urwald nicht retten

Für Palmölplantagen wird Urwald gerodet, deshalb sind zahlreiche ohnehin bedrohte Arten zusätzlich gefährdet. Das Problem: Sinnvolle Alternativen zu dem Fett gibt es kaum

ADM, DuPont Sign Agreement to Develop, Produce and Market Cellulase Enzymes

Initial product prototypes have proven successful in both laboratory and ethanol plant scale testing

McDonald’s has replaced plastic with biodegradable alternatives

McDonald's now gives customers wooden cutlery (spoons, stirrers, knives and forks) instead of plastic ones. The plastic cups have been replaced by superior quality paper cups

Novel packaging extends shelf-life of chicken

Peels from four different mango varieties were used for the study

Turning Tobacco Stalks Into Cellulose Nanopaper

Chinese scientists have fabricated cellulose nanopaper with improved tensile strength and water resistance from tobacco stalks

Air Liquide inaugurates a new biomethane production unit near Bordeaux, France

The new biomethane production unit enables the production of biogas from organic matter of farm origin and its purification into biomethane

2 Juli 2018

High-tech strategies for small farmers and organic farming

Get an in-depth look into how innovations can both shape the future of organic farming and support smallholders worldwide

High-Tech-Strategien für Kleinbauern und Ökolandbau

Wie Innovationen sowohl die Zukunft der ökologischen Landwirtschaft mitgestalten, als auch Kleinbauern weltweit unterstützen

nova experts introduced: Tatevik Babayan

Policy, Techno-economic evaluation and Sustainability

Vegan Leather: Modern Meadow Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Company's collagen-based materials enable new design and performance possibilities

Avantium: Demo-Anlage zur Produktion von Bio-MEG

PET-Ausgangsstoff MEG soll in der Anlage mit dem von Avantium entwickelten Mekong-Verfahren aus Zucker gewonnen werden

The next big home design trend? Bacteria

Outfit the nursery with living wallpaper, bacteria-made diapers, and an algae composter

ARLANXEO at DKT 2018: Synthetic rubber for top performances in sports

Everything’s about sports for Arlanxeo at DKT. The rubber manufacturer will present its wide range of products relating to soccer, running, diving, etc.

ARLANXEO auf der DKT 2018: Synthetischer Kautschuk für Höchstleistungen im Sport

Bei Arlanxeo dreht sich auf der DKT alles rund um den Sport. Der Kautschuk-Hersteller präsentiert sein breites Portfolio rund um Fußball, Laufen, Tauchen etc.

5 Minutes With… Chris Sayner, vice president of corporate sustainability at Croda

Company keeping focus on moving to non-fossil energy largely through in-house initiatives such as biogas from side streams, landfill gas, wind and solar

New enzyme boost could hasten biofuel production

This could lead to cheaper and more environmentally friendly biofuel production and more efficient plastic recycling

29 Juni 2018

TOP Avantium to open pilot biorefinery; sights already set on commercial scale-up

Province of Groningen awards €1.8 million subsidy for pilot plant in Delfzijl

Nanotera Group Launches Powerful Plant Based Surfactants for the Oil Industry

Biotechnology company has introduced line of chemical-free products for enhanced oil recovery processes

High-Performance: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

Biofuels Digest combined a recent deck from CEO Tom van Aken with an illuminating overview by CCO Zanna McPherson from ABLC 2018

GW Pharma schreibt Geschichte: Cannabis-Medikament erhält grünes Licht

US-Gesundheitsbehörde hat Epidiolex® die Zulassung gegen zwei seltene Formen der Epilepsie erteilt

GW Pharmaceuticals plc and its U.S. Subsidiary Greenwich Biosciences Announce FDA Approval of EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) oral solution – the First Plant-derived Cannabinoid Prescription Medicine

Approval for seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome or Dravet Syndrome, two rare, severe childhood-onset epilepsies

Lecker Strom: Mikroorganismen als Elektronenatmer und Elektronenfresser

Einige Mikroorganismen ernähren sich von Strom oder verwandeln Rohstoffe in Elektrizität. Das wollen sich Forscher zunutze machen

Finland’s Fazer joins eco start-up to further development of wood-based packaging

Collaboration's aim is to make Sulapac material available for all consumers around the world

28 Juni 2018

UNITED CAPS Positioned for Growth in 2018 and Beyond

Extension of R&D facilities, acquisitions, innovative portfolio additions increase value of customer offerings

Domsjö releases Cellulose Ultra, a cleaner cellulose product that can be used in high quality segments

Advantage of Ultra is that it can be used without interference from other products which otherwise is usual

BRAIN AG und CyPlus GmbH entwickeln disruptive Technologien zur biologischen Aufbereitung von Edelmetallerzen

Industrierelevante Edelmetallgewinnung auch nach Scale-Up des biobasierten Verfahrens in den Tonnenmaßstab realisiert

BRAIN AG and CyPlus GmbH develop disruptive technologies for biological processing of precious metal ores

Industrially relevant production of precious metals realized on the metric ton scale, even after scale-up of bio-based method

Avantium begins construction of plant that spells good news for bio-plastics

Demonstration plant to advance the development of a key ingredient for the production of plastics and polyester textiles, derived from renewable sugars

Land ohne Plastik

Im ewigen Eis, im Essen, im Körper: Plastik ist überall. Nun will die EU Verbote. In Ruanda, dem wohl saubersten Land Afrikas, gibt es die seit Jahren. Ein Vorbild?

Closing the Carbon Cycle by Electrochemical Reduction: Upgrading Carbon Dioxide to Engine Fuels

The findings elaborate a new catalytic approach that target the suppression of unwanted C2, rather than just C1, products

27 Juni 2018

Renewable chemicals building the biobased economy

Recent BIO report on the status of the biobased economy shows that progress has reached a tipping point for accelerated growth in the 21st century

Avocados with edible anti-spoilage coating hit US stores

Avocados with Apeel maintain delicious quality and ripeness for much longer, without requiring the use of refrigeration or any preservatives