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24 April 2019

Facts must trump fear: EuropaBio responds to EU Parliament vote on food chain risk assessment

Response to the revision of the General Food Law adopted by the European Parliament, which aims at improving the transparency and sustainability of EU food risk assessment

Lost Sheep Coffee founder Stuart Wilson launches world’s first fully compostable Nespresso-compatible capsule

First Nespresso-compatible airtight compostable capsule made from lignin - a woody waste product from the paper industry which can rot to nothing in few weeks

Glas aus Holz

Dringt Licht auch bald durch Holz? Forscher arbeiten daran, Baustoffe aus dem Naturmaterial transparent zu machen

These ‘eco-cigarettes’ pollute your body — but not the earth

There’s no “butts” about it: These cigarettes are still bad for your body, but they’re A-OK for the planet

Shell to leave AFPM on climate change stance

Company has been increasingly pro-active in intending to cut its carbon emissions as it moves towards the goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 12th

Coffee without the coffee bean, bioplastic burial pods, fruit and algae clothing, soy straws, and more

How much nature is lost due to higher yields?

UFZ study reveals link between increasing yields and biodiversity

Wieviel Natur verlieren wir durch höhere Erträge?

UFZ-Studie zeigt Zusammenhang zwischen Ertragsteigerungen und Artenvielfalt

23 April 2019

Eco-Products introduces sugarcane compostable Vanguard serviceware

Made from sugarcane, microwave friendly, and effective in both hot and cold applications, the Vanguard line is also water and grease resistant

„BioBall“ will Projekte für biobasierte Stoffkreisläufe voranbringen

Provadis Hochschule initiiert nachhaltiges Innovationskonzept – Bundesregierung fördert Innovationsraum im Rhein-Main-Gebiet mit bis zu 20 Millionen Euro

Kartell presents World’s first Furniture made from revolutionary Bio-on Biomaterial at Salone del Mobile 2019

"Fully sustainable" edition of modular unit presented at Salone del Mobile already available to buy

Die Cannabis-Anbauer in Deutschland stehen fest – vorerst

Zwei kanadische Firmen und ein deutsches Start-up bekommen den Zuschlag für den medizinischem Cannabisanbau. Noch ist die Entscheidung nicht endgültig

Raymond and Reliance Industries launch eco-friendly range of fabrics

The Ecovera range will soon hit 1,500 stores across 700 cities. It is made from R|Elan GreenGold, the greenest fibre in the world

Canola-based plastic may hit market soon

If bioplastics could garner a 10 percent share of the worldwide market for plastics, it would become a $110 billion industry

KaiCell Fibers has significant economic influence in the province of Kainuu and for Finland

Mill site pre-agreement signed

18 April 2019

DRI researchers successfully remove harmful hormones from Las Vegas wastewater using green algae

Researchers want to explore whether this species might be a good candidate for use in an algal pond or constructed wetland to help remove wastewater contaminants

Degradable plastics

Professor Stefan Mecking, Chair of Chemical Materials Science at the University of Konstanz, receives an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council to study degradable plastics

Ab­bau­bare Kunst­stoff­e

Konstanzer Chemiker Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecking erhält Advanced Grant des Europäischen Forschungsrates zur Entwicklung abbaubarer Kunststoffe

Creating sustainable bioplastics from electricity-eating microbes

Microbially derived bioplastics could play a role in space, where astronauts could use 3-D printer technology to manufacture their own tools

Anbau nachwachsender Rohstoffe in Deutschland: Rapsanbau für Biodiesel geht zurück

Insgesamt wuchsen Energie- und Industriepflanzen 2018 auf gut 2,4 Mio. Hektar – FNR-Jahresbericht 2017/18 erschienen

Bacterial factories could manufacture high-performance proteins for space missions

Genetically engineered bacteria could be the key to mass-produced spider silk

Chilean Startup Makes Plastic from Walnuts

New company Valnux creates bioplastic chopping boards and fruit bowls from wasted walnut shells

The Competitive Edge: AVA Biochem AG

5-HMF is a building block for many chemicals such as FDCA/FDME which will be used for PEF and other bioplasics

17 April 2019

Making Bioplastics With Organic Marine Resources Through Sustainable Fermentation Processes

Researchers can find abundant supplies of organic materials suitable for fermentation by bacteria and mixing with other ingredients to create sustainable items

Govt approves Tk 100m to produce biodegradable bags from jute

Under the project of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC), environment-friendly bags and packages will be produced

Im Bündnis mit Holz: Fasern und Beton

Forscher entwickeln neue Materialkombinationen

How to convert wheat straw waste into green chemicals

An EU initiative has produced renewable bio-isobutene for use in various applications ranging from cosmetics to fuels

Wie man Weizenstrohabfall in grüne Chemikalien umwandeln kann

Einer EU-Initiative ist es gelungen, erneuerbares Bio-Isobuten zur Verwendung in verschiedenen Anwendungsbereichen von Kosmetika bis hin zu Treibstoffen herzustellen

This tech can make fabric from old clothing, agricultural waste – and even trees

Spinnova’s technology for creating fiber from cellulose is a 2019 World Changing Ideas Award Winner. It could stop the bad environmental effects of cotton production

Vietnamese Man Makes Biodegradable Straws From Wild Grass to Solve World’s Plastic Problem

Grass straws with natural smell can only be purchased in Vietnam at the moment, but perhaps the rest of the world will get to experience them in the near future

How Biotech Can Reduce Emissions Through Soil Microbes

Addressing emissions from agriculture is a challenge

16 April 2019

Berlin aims to become timber construction center – DeSH welcomes decision in the House of Representatives

As part of the Berlin Energy and Climate Protection Program (BEK), wood as a construction material will henceforth be used to a much greater extent

Berlin will Holzbau-Zentrum werden: DeSH begrüßt Beschluss im Abgeordnetenhaus

Im Rahmen des Berliner Energie- und Klimaschutzprogramms (BEK) soll der Baustoff Holz fortan in deutlich stärkerem Umfang eingesetzt werden

GMO ‘overregulation’ hinders tech development, market diversity, and food security, says researcher

Agricultural economist Matin Qaim told FoodNavigator he is optimistic EU law can be adjusted to be more 'science-based’

Technology shown to turn municipal wastewater algae into specialty chemicals for biofuels, bioplastics

Startup receives support from two environmental accelerator programs

Weiterer Schritt für eine erfolgreiche Energiewende

Methanisierungsanlage in Falkenhagen geht in Betrieb und liefert synthetisches Methan

CENER is developing technology for future urban biorefineries, to move towards a circular bioeconomy

CENER is involved in 4 specific initiatives, in order to develop the most adequate management and valorization routes of different urban biowastes

Succinic acid, once a biobased chemical star, is barely being made

The fermentation-derived molecule, conceived in an era of high oil prices, became a victim of the shale revolution

Promising opportunities for circular agro-food industries

Rural areas cover more than 50% of Europe’s surface, and provide food and natural resources to millions of European citizens each day

15 April 2019

This “glass” is made of wood, and you can control how much heat it conducts

Researchers from KTH have developed a window material made of wood that regulates how much heat it lets in – and out

Weltweit erstes großindustrielles Power-to-Gas Projekt im Industriepark Brunsbüttel

Innovationspartnerschaft aus ARGE Netz, MAN Energy Solutions und Vattenfall

Ben & Jerry’s Joins Major Global Brands Phasing Out Petroleum-Based Plastics

Company replacing plastic spoons and straws in its 600+ Scoop Shops worldwide with wooden spoons and paper straws by April 2019 as a first step

Mit Enzymen synthetische Fasern bearbeiten

Enzyme herstellen, mit denen sich synthetische Fasern besser färben lassen und die beim Waschen Knötchen verhindern, – das ist einem Forschungskonsortium nun gelungen

The technology to make bioplastics from softwood is here

At World Bio Markets trade fair in Amsterdam, clean-tech company SEKAB E-Technology will present their patented technology platform Celluapp

Nouryon launches bio-based polymer for ‘weightless’ hair styling

New polymer is a result of Nouryon’s exclusive global supply agreement with Itaconix to market bio-based polymers to customers in the personal care market

Neste’s palm oil and PFAD supply chain data for year 2018 published

The dashboard supplements Neste’s sustainability reporting by providing detailed information about the company’s palm oil usage as well as its palm oil supply chain

12 April 2019

Genetically modified tequila bacterium produces cannabinoids from sugar: Farmako applies for a worldwide patent

In the future, company will be able to produce the full range of different cannabinoids for standardized medicines

Gentechnisch modifiziertes Tequila-Bakterium produziert Cannabiswirkstoffe aus Zucker: Farmako meldet weltweites Patent an

Unternehmen kann zukünftig die gesamte Palette verschiedener Cannabinoide für standardisierte Medikamente herstellen

Inauguration Function of International Conference on Bioplastics (BIOP-2019)

Indian university to launch bioplastics production unit

D&L biodegradable plastics export gets boost from int’l certification

Certification from DIN CERTCO paving the way for Philippine company to boost export and domestic sales of its biodegradable plastic products