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8 Juni 2020

Covestro und Neste bündeln Kräfte: Erneuerbare Rohstoffe für die Kunststoffproduktion

Polycarbonate sollen künftig durch Nestes Rohstoffe ersetzt werden, die mit erneuerbaren Kohlenwasserstoffen hergestellt worden sind

EuropaBio: Joint statement on the EU Climate Law

Free Download! Achieving climate neutrality requires clear incentives for developing climate-friendly and sustainable practices, products and technologies

Holzverwendung jetzt und künftig: Zwei neue Projekte am Start

CarboRegio untersucht Klimabeitrag regionaler Holzprodukte - LauBiOek liefert Szenarien zur Laubholznutzung in der Bioökonomie

Valmet and Metsä Fibre have signed a preliminary agreement for key technology and automation delivery to the planned Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland

New bioproduct mill will have an annual pulp production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes and in addition to produce various other bioproducts

Hydrogen is Hot in Australia! ARENA’s Funding for Hydrogen Continues

The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Hydrogen Deployment

Scientists finally crack nature’s most common chemical bond

The hydrocarbon bonds have fully yielded, opening the door to the synthesis of a large range of novel organic molecules, including drugs based on natural compounds

Commission re-opens controversial advanced biofuel list in transport

The European Commission has launched a stakeholder consultation to expand the list of the so-called advanced or second-generation biofuels of the RED

5 Juni 2020

Methane pyrolysis turns a grey resource into a green one

Researchers have been experimenting with several methods to scale up methane pyrolysis for some thirty years already. But industry shows virtually no interest

BASF and Red Avenue New Materials Group collaborate to produce certified compostable co-polyester (PBAT) in China

New, 60,000 metric tons PBAT plant to be planned in Shanghai

BASF und Red Avenue New Materials Group kooperieren bei Produktion von zertifiziert kompostierbarem Copolyester (PBAT) in China

Neue PBAT-Produktionsanlage mit einer Kapazität von 60.000 Tonnen geplant

Plastic Recycling: Total and PureCycle Technologies Form a Strategic Partnership

Total to purchase part of the output of PureCycle Technologies’ future facility in the United States and to assess the interest of developing a new plant together in Europe

Total: Kooperation mit PureCycle Technologies

Total will künftig recyceltes Polypropylen von PureCycle Technologies aus Ohio verarbeiten, beide Unternehmen erwägen den Bau einer Recyclinganlage in Europa

Lactips raises 13 million euros to drive development

Company now has got the financial resources needed to drive the development of its innovative and responsible biosourced, biodegradable and water-soluble bioplastic

Country’s Tallest Wooden Building Rising in Cleveland

Ambitious project proceeds despite coronavirus crisis

Neste’s palm oil and PFAD traceability dashboards have been updated – updates twice a year

The site provides a map service from which users can find the locations of Neste’s suppliers and review data on suppliers’ certification status, among other things

Plant Microbiome Engineering: Expected Benefits for Improved Crop Growth and Resilience

This review highlights why and how microbiome services could be incorporated into traditional agricultural practices

4 Juni 2020

TOP nova Session: EU Circular Economy and Plastic Policy

13 October 2020, ONLINE

The right turn – Covestro wants to accelerate change to a circular economy

Realize new company vision with concrete steps - Focus on alternative raw materials and renewable energy - Numerous research projects to promote recycling

Dow: Gemeinsame Vermarktung von Bio-Stretchfolien mit schwedischer Doxa Plast

Biobasierte Stretchfolien sollen der steigenden Nachfrage der Markenhersteller nach klimaneutralen, erneuerbaren, aber leistungsstarken Kunststoffen begegnen  

The packaging research center ITENE, recognized by TÜV Austria for Home compostability testing

In 2015 ITENE became the first Spanish laboratory certified to carry out industrial compostability testing by TÜV AUSTRIA and DIN CERTCO

Colorado-based startup Living Ink thinks we shouldn’t settle for ink that harms our environment, so it made a ‘greener’ alternative out of a material that might shock you

Young Start-up company develops a renewable bio-based carbon-negative pigment

USDA expands rule on biorefinery loan program

New rule allows applications to develop renewable chemical and biobased products without having to produce some amount of advanced biofuel

New Lords of Circular Carbon: ArcelorMittal, EU complete financing of Steelanol project

New plant is expected to produce up to 80 million liters of recycled-carbon ethanol a year and will create up to 500 construction jobs over the next two years

Breaking down stubborn cellulose in time lapse

The fundamental insights thus obtained could support sustainable concepts of cellulose utilization to make a breakthrough in industrial biotechnology

Abbau widerspenstiger Cellulose im Zeitraffer

Das Wissen könnte nachhaltigen Konzepten in der industriellen Biotechnologie zum Durchbruch verhelfen

USIPA Applauds EU’s Recognition of Biomass as Integral to Energy Transition

Over the past decade, sustainable biomass has made significant contributions towards current 2020 emissions targets and biodiversity goals

3 Juni 2020

TOP Update on the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI)

Michael Carus, CEO of nova-Institute, summarises the focus of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI):

TOP 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, Cologne, Germany –Call for abstracts and innovation is open!

2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, the fastest growing fibre group in textiles, the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy and the solution for avoiding microplastics

In the Name of Innovation: Industry controls billions in EU research funding, de-prioritises the public interest

Two extensive reports on research public-private partnerships in the EU by the NGOs Global Health Advocates and Corporate Europe Observatory

BIC rejects the unfounded and erroneous claims made against the BBI JU by the Corporate Europe Observatory and Global Health Advocates

The bio-based industries are a crucial partner to the EU in realising the Green Deal and green recovery

TechnikRadar 2020: Was die Deutschen über die Bioökonomie denken

Biokunststoff und Biosprit aus Reststoffen stoßen bei den Deutschen auf Zuspruch, Laborfleisch und grüne Gentechnik werden abgelehnt

Wärtsilä and Vantaa Energy Ltd. to cooperate on a carbon neutral synthetic biogas production project in Finland

Power-to-Gas facility would produce carbon-neutral synthetic biogas using carbon dioxide emissions and electricity generated at the waste-to-energy plant

Covestro: Wandel zur Kreislaufwirtschaft soll beschleunigt werden

Neben alternativen Rohstoffen wie Altmaterialien, CO2 und Biomasse ist auch erneuerbare Energie nötig, um eine ressourceneffizienten Kreislaufwirtschaft zu erreichen

Scrap to Wrap, a new app? NOVA, Enerkem set sights on garbage-to-ethylene, and how, and why

Joint development agreement to explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste into ethylene

On our way to the bio-economy: Bayreuth researchers discover high-performance biocatalyst

Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have now discovered an enzyme that offers great advantages as a biocatalyst

Auf dem Weg zur Bioökonomie: Bayreuther Forscher entdecken leistungsstarken Biokatalysator

Forscher der Universität Bayreuth haben jetzt ein Enzym entdeckt, das als Biokatalysator große Vorteile bietet

NELC Planning Committee approves waste-to-jet-fuel plant

Altalto Immingham plant gets local council go ahead

2 Juni 2020

UPM Raflatac expands Forest Film product range with the industry’s first wood-based polyethylene label film

Companys want to continue driving the industry forward by innovating products that reduce the use of nonrenewable virgin raw materials

Chemical recycling makes useful product from waste bioplastic

A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based “bioplastics” has been developed by a team of scientists at the Universities of Bath and Birmingham

Chemisches Recycling macht aus Biokunststoffabfällen ein nützliches Produkt

Wissenschaftler der Universitäten Bath und Birmingham entwickeln schnelleren und effektiveren Weg, um pflanzenbasierte Biokunststoffe zu recyceln

Towards Closed-Loop Manufacturing – Sateri Enters China’s Lyocell Fibre Market

New 20,000 ton Lyocell line commences production in Shandong

Forstwirte in der Krise – Holz verbrennen in Kohlekraftwerken?

Große Mengen an Schadholz belasten den Markt, viele Waldbesitzer resignieren - Staat soll Käferholz aufkaufen und verheizen, um Unternehmen zu retten

EU Biodiversity Strategy must be based on incentives, not obligations

Biodiversity is a laudable and desirable ambition, but the means to achieve it lie best in a pull, not a push-based approach. Incentives will always trump sanctions

EU-funded YPACK’s bio-paper discoveries reveal “bright future” for food waste prevention

For the past three years, the YPACK partners have been developing a bio-based plastic alternative from upcycled cheese whey and cellulose from almond shells

P&G, BioBridges call for Bio-based solutions

Under a collaboration with the EU-funded Biobridges project, Procter and Gamble (P&G) is launching a call for innovative circular and bio-based solutions

Einblicke in den Dialogprozess zur Charta für Holz 2.0

Verfolgt wird ein Ziel: Holz aus nachhaltiger Forstwirtschaft zugunsten von Klimaschutz, Wertschöpfung und Ressourceneffi­zienz verstärkt zu verwenden

29 Mai 2020

Belgium: EU supports ArcelorMittal with EUR 75m EIB loan to scale up breakthrough technology to reduce carbon emissions

Two ground-breaking projects at ArcelorMittal plant in Ghent, Belgium, to considerably reduce carbon emissions by converting waste and by-products into valuable new products

Leichte Bauteile in schweren Zeiten

Smudo und Four Motors am 23. Mai 2020 im Livestream

Wasserstoff-Fabrik auf hoher See

Um überschüssigen Strom sinnvoll zu nutzen, sollen in der Nähe von Offshore-Windparks sogenannte Elektrolyseure installiert werden. Der dort produzierte Wasserstoff wird in bestehende Erdgaspipelines eingespeist

Fuelling the industry with a clean gas

Industrial gas companies need to identify a suitable CO2 emission source to give it a second life by p­urifying it to food or industrial grade for commercial use