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26 September 2018

Few countries are pricing carbon high enough to meet climate targets

Governments need to raise carbon prices much faster if they are to meet their commitments on cutting emissions and slowing the pace of climate change under the Paris Agreement, according to a new OECD report

OECD fordert schneller höhere CO2-Preise für Klimaschutz

Paris (dpa) - Der Ausstoß des klimaschädlichen Treibhausgases Kohlendioxid (CO2) wird für Verursacher laut einem Expertenbericht nur langsam teurer

25 September 2018

Innovations: did I miss something?

A tremendous amount of research is going on around the world, resulting in many new developments. But a development doesn’t always become an innovation

5 Minutes With… Sandy Marshall, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

How agriculture can better connect with the bio-economy, advice on starting a business and what makes Canada so strong in this area

Mikroben in CO2-Verwerter verwandeln

Urtümliche Bakterien könnten Kohlendioxid in den begehrten chemischen Grundbaustein 3-Hydroxypropansäure verwandeln. Erste Hürden auf diesem Weg haben Frankfurter Mikrobiologen in einem europäischen Forschungsprojekt genommen

Bio-Based Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Market Fueled by Rising Environmental Concern

Global Bio-Based PET Market Information: By Raw Material Source, Application And Region - Forecast Till 2023

Looking deeper into Clariant cellulosic technology: Part 2 of 2, a visit to Craiova, Romania and first commercial groundbreaking

Clariant launches flagship sunliquid plant in Romania as the EU bids to decarbonize transport

POET Biorefining – Marion opens 80 million-gallon expansion

Project highlights biofuel opportunities for growth, employment and new crop demand in the Midwest

Nachhaltigkeit beginnt nicht erst bei den Abgasen

Anlässlich der IAA fordern GNF und Südwind mehr Nachhaltigkeit beim Anbau von Naturkautschuk

24 September 2018

Quo vadis PHAs? Vor allem die Kunststoffpolitik wird über ihre Zukunft entscheiden

Kongressbericht zum „1st PHA platform World Congress“, 04.-05. September in Köln, Deutschland (Autor: Michael Carus, Geschäftsführer nova-Institut GmbH)

German rapeseed oil export shrinks

The main reason is seen in surplus supply of rapeseed oil based on the slowdown in demand from the biofuels industry

Genome editing: Call for new EU legislation

Germany and EU should help to shape bio-innovations

Deutscher Gründerpreis für Kraftstoffe aus Mini-Reaktoren

Ausgründung Ineratec des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie in Berlin als bestes Start-up Deutschlands ausgezeichnet

Europe’s policy to treat wood as low-carbon fuel poised to harm global forests

Against the advice of 800 scientists, REDII now treats wood as a low-carbon fuel

BRAIN AG kündigt strategische Forschungszusammenarbeit mit der BluCon Biotech GmbH an

Die Zusammenarbeit ist auf mehrere Monate angelegt, mit der Option auf eine Ausweitung und Verlängerung nach Erreichen der vereinbarten Meilensteine

Metsä Group starts cooperation with 4H in Finland to strengthen young people’s relationship with forests

Metsä Group is the main partner within forestry in 4H’s Business Lab in Helsinki

21 September 2018

Plastic straw ban? Cigarette butts are the single greatest source of ocean trash

Cigarette butts have long been the single most collected item on the world’s beaches, with a total of more than 60 million collected over 32 years

Zigarettenkippen verunreinigen den Ozean mehr als Plastiktrinkhalme

Bei den jährlichen Aufräumarbeiten blieben Zigarettenkippen in Kalifornien, in den USA und international die Nummer eins

Enerkem produces a new clean, renewable alternative solution to diesel fuel for the transportation sector

Enerkems innovation group has tested and validated the production of fuel-grade bio-DME made from unrecoverable carbon-rich municipal solid waste

New method more than doubles sugar production from plants

EPFL chemists have developed a method that can significantly increase the yield of sugars from plants, improving the production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials

Verda Waste announces plans to build a plant that recycles coffee waste

Verda Waste – a South African recycling company is building a plant that will process coffee waste into biofuels

Ein Schutzschild für empfindliche Enzyme in Biobrennstoffzellen

Der Mechanismus schützt sensible Enzyme vor Sauerstoff - Seine Energie bezieht er aus Zucker und der kann gleichzeitig zusammen mit Wasserstoff noch eine ganze Brennstoffzelle antreiben

20 September 2018

Almost invisible – but effective:

Kelheim Fibres to present transparent viscose speciality fibre at Dornbirn

Kaum zu sehen, aber wirkungsvoll:

Kelheim Fibres stellt transparente Viskose-Spezialfaser in Dornbirn vor

The Environment’s New Clothes: Biodegradable Textiles Grown from Live Organisms

To combat the ill effects of “fast fashion,” designers look for more sustainable methods

Hemp manufacturing facility planned for Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood

North Coast Natural Solutions will open the project in three phases,

Why Apple’s New iPhone XR Could Be A Turning Point For Eco-Friendly Cellphones

Creating devices using recycled materials is a start, but building durable technology is another way companies can help out the planet

Powerful tools from VTT to solve challenges in bio- and circular economy

The SES toolbox is expected to enable development of numerous novel microbial production processes for valorization of various waste materials to higher value compounds

19 September 2018

Innovation power of start-ups, research institutes and SMEs in the future of food and biomass production

56 speakers and exhibitors will show the future of food and biomass production

Innovationskraft von Start-ups, Forschungsinstituten und KMU in der Zukunft der Lebensmittel- und Biomasseproduktion

56 Referenten und Aussteller zeigen die Zukunft der Lebensmittel- und Biomasseproduktion

Construction complete at Unibio/Protelux commercial scale methane to protein plant

The parties are currently testing the plant and expect to commission it by late 2018

Kreisläufe für Kohlenstoff

Positionspapiere vom nova-Institut und der Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. (VCI)

BioBTX commences operation of pilot plant for production of sustainable platform chemicals

BioBTX is developing a technology to convert non-food biomass and end-of-life feedstock materials into cornerstone aromatic chemicals

Biobutanol Production from Crystalline Cellulose through Consolidated Bioprocessing

This review comprehensively details current achievements attempting to confer butanol-generating ability

Trees and climate change: Faster growth, lighter wood

Wood density of European trees decreasing continuously since 1870

Bäume im Klimawandel: Schneller groß mit leichterem Holz

Die Holzdichte von europäischen Bäumen nimmt seit 1870 kontinuierlich ab

18 September 2018

Quo vadis PHAs? Plastics politics, in particular, will decide their future

Congress report on the “1st PHA platform World Congress”, 04-05 September in Cologne, Germany. Author: Michael Carus, CEO nova-Institute

Opening 1st Plasticroad Bike Path In The World

30 meters of plastic bike path contain recycled plastic equivalent to more than 218.000 plastic cups or 500.000 plastic bottle caps

New Biobased Adsorbent Which Captures PFAS From Wastewater

Actively looking for strategic partners

Turning waste into bioplastics, Mexico strikes green gold

The race is on to find more environmentally friendly alternatives as plastic clutters up the world's oceans

AMSilk Announces Partnership with Airbus to Develop the Next Generation of Composite Fibers for Lightweight, High-Performance Planes

AMSilk and Airbus are aiming to launch a prototype composite material in 2019

ACE releases White Paper on the low carbon benefits of corn ethanol during 31st annual conference

EPA has yet to update its original corn ethanol GHG assessments from over a decade ago

Position paper: “Recycling Bioplastics”

Can Bioplastics Be Recycled?

Positionspapier »Recycling von Biokunststoffen«

Lassen sich Biokunststoffe recyclen?

17 September 2018

The world’s tallest timber tower structurally tops out in Norway

85.4 meters tall 18-story structure

Turning coffee waste into coffee cups

A Macquarie PhD student believes he’s come up with a way to turn coffee waste into biodegradable plastic coffee cups

Government to produce biodegradable plastic bags with cassava

Ghanas strategy to built a competitive economy for sustainable growth

Back to school: go sustainable and renewable

Sustainable products to use at school and at home

First World BioEconomy Forum gets a positive start – future EU budget doubles to Euro 10 billion

Speakers from several governments throughout the EU, technology suppliers, major pulp, paper and textile producers and end users

Hochschule Koblenz als Ausgangspunkt: Neues Startup SCC Industries produziert nachhaltige grüne Holzkohle

Das neue StartUp SCC Industries will mittels einer neuen Technologie grüne Holzkohle herstellen, um der massive Rodung der Wälder Afrikas entgegenzuwirken.