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26 März 2020

SuperFOIL doesn’t leave ‘mushroom’ for improvement with recycled plastic insulation

We have worked closely with Texfelt to create a unique insulation product for mushroom polytunnels

25 März 2020

EUBP raises concerns over biased EASAC report on bio-based and biodegradable plastics

Statements implicitly lead to some very questionable recommendations to EU institutions and citizens

YC graduate Genecis Bioindustries turns food waste into compostable plastics

Company is working on technologies to solve another major problem: climate change

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft erstellt Wasserstoff-Roadmap für Deutschland

Nationale Strategie Wasserstoff (NSW) der Bundesregierung will die wesentlichen Eckpunkte für die Entwicklung einer Wasserstoffwirtschaft ausarbeiten

Clover Sonoma Advances Social and Environmental Impact with B Corporation Recertification and New Fully Renewable Milk Carton

Company's new packaging will be available on shelves this summer in its organic half gallon and quart milk cartons

Umwelt: Statt Einwegverpackungen aus Plastik setzt das Studentenwerk Würzburg auf biologisch abbaubare Materialien

Sieht aus wie Plastik - ist es aber nicht!

DOE offers $25 million for plastics recycling R&D

BETO issued a joint funding opportunity announcement on March titled “BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment.”

Building a lemon bioeconomy with green technology

Italy wants to open the route to a broader and richer economy for lemons, well beyond its conventional markets

Sekab and Vertoro to build large-scale demonstration plant to produce a new platform for sustainable fuels, chemicals, and materials

Production is expected to start in about a year and deliver biofuel to the shipping sector as a first off take for this lignin ethanol oil product

Spinnenseide zur Heilung von Knochen und Knorpel

Orthopäden des Universitätsklinikums Bonn erforschen neuartige Biomaterialien für die Geweberekonstruktion

24 März 2020

nova experts introduced: Andreas Kesenheimer

New head of the IT department.

TOP Sateri Achieves Breakthrough in Commercial Production of Viscose Using Recycled Textile Waste

Forging Ahead with Circular Bioeconomy

Capricorn Partners invests in plant-based protein company Prolupin

Coming years will bring the company's unique Lupine Protein Isolate (LPI) as well as the vegan Made with LUVE brand centre stage for consumers

Start-up-Corner Umweltfreundliche Verpackungen

Firma StartUs stellt junge Firmen vor, die nachhaltige und kompostierbare Verpackungen produzieren

Beetle Larvae Can Survive on Polystyrene Alone

Also known as superworms, the scavengers are able to digest the plastic, opening up the possibility of harnessing their abilities to help tackle our pollution crisis

Thermoplastische Hybridverbunde mit Holzfasern

Im Technikum der TH Rosenheim können Hackschnitzel zu Holzfasern aufgeschlossen werden - ein großes Potenzial für thermoplastische Hybridverbunde

PTG earmarks B5bn for pumps, expansion

Thai Company to invest $15.5M in PPP Green Complex JV - Goal is No. 2 in Thai market after outlay

Sustainable use of CO2 using a modified bacterium

New paths to the bio-economic use of CO2

Nachhaltige Nutzung von CO2 mittels eines modifizierten Bakteriums

Neue Wege zur bioökonomischen Nutzung von CO2

Heat and Light Create Never-Before-Seen Biocompatible Microparticles

Innovative manufacturing technique can create new types of microparticles for applications such as drug delivery, diagnostics and tissue engineering

23 März 2020

BioSinn – products for which biodegradation makes sense

2nd expert workshop as online event, 11 May 2020, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Wie kann der Transformationsprozess zu einer Bioökonomie gestaltet werden?

Projekt »Transformation-Bio« zeigt auf, dass es den einen Weg hin zur Bioökonomie nicht gibt, sondern sich dieser aus zahlreichen Transformationsmustern und Synergien bildet

Scientists call for action for the EU Common Agricultural Policy to address sustainability challenges

An open statement signed by over 3,600 scientists across Europe and beyond

Appell an EU: Über 3600 europäische Wissenschaftler*innen fordern Abkehr von Umwelt und Ressourcen zerstörender Gemeinsamen EU-Agrarpolitik

Offener Brief fordert "drastische" Verbesserungen und "zukunftsfähige" Agrarmodelle

World’s smelliest fruit could charge your mobile phone

Turn tropical fruits into super-capacitors

Die stinkendste Frucht der Welt könnte Ihr Handy aufladen

Tropische Früchte in Superkondensatoren verwandelt

Michael Carus: “We need a future-oriented renewable carbon strategy”

Founder and managing director of the German nova-Institute presented his views on a renewable carbon strategy on chemicals and polymers at the VoltaChem Annual Event in December 2019

New German cannabis association will fully embrace hemp

Newly-formed Cannabis Industry Association (BvCW) is to establish an innovative and sustainable market for cannabis products based on consumer protection and observance of quality standards

From tree to money faster and more efficiently than ever

Futurity to license MetGen’s award-winning METNIN™ technology for lignin valorization

100 Years Later, What Is New in Glycerol Bioproduction?

This review summarizes some problems and perspectives on the production of glycerol by natural or engineered eukaryotic and prokaryotic microorganisms

20 März 2020

TOP Your Chance to Join: nova-Institute’s 3-Day Online Conference on Aviation Fuels and Carbon Capture and Utilisation

50 Speakers Present the Future of Aviation Fuels and Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock online on 23-25 March 2020, 10:00 to 18:00 at least 200 to 300 Online Participants Expected

New Circular Economy Action Plan: no circular economy without bioeconomy

EUBP would prefer a more differentiated approach from the Commission and claim artificial separation of the circular economy and the bio-based economy

Neuer Aktionsplan für die Kreislaufwirtschaft: Keine Kreislaufwirtschaft ohne Bioökonomie

Die EUBP würde einen differenzierteren Ansatz der Kommission favorisieren und kritisiert die künstliche Trennung von Kreislaufwirtschaft und biobasierter Wirtschaft  

Bio löst sich nicht in Luft auf

Unwissen innerhalb unserer Bevölkerung über biobasierte Kunststoffe kann gefährliche Auswirkungen haben

Biobased aromatics: Europe leads the way

Developing sector holds its promise that it will be able to produce aromatic compounds cheaper than the oil industry and more sustainable as well

Projektstart – Kaffeesatz als Rohstoffquelle

Fraunhofer UMSICHT will zusammen mit Partnern mögliche Verwertungsansätze für industriell anfallenden Kaffeesatz prüfen

Methanol as Fuel, Chemical Feedstock and Liquid Hydrogen Carrier

The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Methanol as Fuel and Feedstock

Neste to acquire Mahoney Environmental to strengthen its growth strategy and position in renewable raw material sourcing

The transaction supports Neste in its effort to achieve a global waste and residue raw material platform to meet world’s growing demand for renewable products

January U.S. Ethanol Net Exports and DDGS Shipments Surge

January’s export pace is equivalent to an annualized export volume of 1.8 billion gallons

German biodiesel exports hit record level

Chart of the week (10/ 2020)

Deutsche Biodieselausfuhren auf Rekordniveau

Grafik der Woche (KW 10/ 2020)

19 März 2020

Enhanced role envisaged for the bio-based industries under the EU’s new Circular Economy Action Plan

Proposed EU Strategy for Textiles also presents opportunities for Europe’s flourishing bio-based textiles sector

DSM announces partnership with SABIC and UPM Biofuels to create bio-based Dyneema®

Collaboration sees Dyneema® transition to bio-based feedstock without compromising process efficiency or product performance

Innovation: Neuer Hanf-Biokunststoff revolutioniert Modebranche

Das italienische Unternehmen 'The Eyes Republic' fertigt Designerbrillen und Accessoires aus der Zellulose des Alpenhanfs

Update on Starbucks Journey to Find a More Sustainable Cup

In March of 2019, Starbucks announced a commitment to conduct market tests with the cup technologies in select stores in five cities

Abbaubare Wuchshüllen für Waldbäume

Verbundvorhaben entwickelt Wuchshüllen aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen und Konzepte zum Rückbau von Plastikwuchshüllen im Wald

Preem selects HydroFlex™ for renewable fuels plant with potential to save 2.5 million tons CO2

New plant is scheduled to be put on-stream in 2024 and will produce renewable fuels from tall oil, tallow, and other renewable feedstocks

European Commission takes aim at ‘greenwashing’ in new circular economy action plan

The EU’s circular economy action plan goes a long way in setting out an agenda on sustainable products

A new JRC report illustrates the work in building a database of EU facilities producing bioproducts

The EU bio-based industry is quickly evolving but clear data on the development of this emerging sector are still missing

Early ballots are in, Praj, LanzaTech leading in “Best Places to Work in the Bioeconomy” voting

The final results will be announced at 630pm ET on March 26th, 2020 at ABLC 2020