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26 Januar 2017

Unilever commits to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

Invites collective action from fast-moving consumer goods industry to be fully circular on plastic packaging

5 minutes with… Anke Domaske, CEO and Founder of QMilch

Interview reveals her journey from a microbiologist to making milk fibres and the challenges she has faced along the way

Pilztextil aus Zunderschwamm

Parasitische Pilze produzieren gesundheitsförderliches Textil

France adopts its national bioeconomy strategy

An interview with Antoine Peeters, IAR

Here are 15 Women Leading in European Biotech

Which women are particularly successful in biotech across the continent?

Boosting Ethanol’s Value via CO2 use: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs

The process can boost acetone production by 60%, all by its onesey, and half the CO2

Wertvolle Inhaltsstoffe aus der Pflanzenwelt

Die diesjährige Hannspeter-Winter-Preisträgerin der TU Wien heißt Dr. Anna Ressmann

25 Januar 2017

A lean green killing machine?

Spanish researchers to use a predatory bacterium to extract bioplastic materials from the inside of other bacteria, without degrading it

Wyss Institute: Patching a gap in wound care

Wyss Institute researchers developed chitosan-based bioplastic for medical devices

Plastic you can drink: A solution for pollution?

Balinesian entrepreneur Kevin Kumala found novel solution using cassava for plastic bags

Nanozellulose aus dem Outback zur Verstärkung von Latex

Australische Forscher gewinnen Nanozellulose aus Spinifex-Gras und nutzen diese als Additiv

Bioplastics: disruptive shift to come

Biobased materials show a stable growth world-wide, according to nova-Institute and European Bioplastics

Toray to Carry out Technological Demonstration of Cellulosic Sugar-manufacturing System Using Membranes, Establish Joint Venture with Mitsui Sugar in Thailand

The demonstration plant of this project will have a capacity to handle 15 tons of bagasse per day and will manufacture about 4.2 tons of cellulosic sugar

Researchers develop environmentally friendly, soy air filter

The research could lead to better air purifiers, particularly in regions of the world that suffer from very poor air quality

24 Januar 2017

The Core of the Bioeconomy: New Developments in Bio-based Building Blocks and Platform Chemicals

International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 10-11 May, Cologne, Germany

Das Herzstück der Bioökonomie: Neue Entwicklungen bei bio-basierten Building-Blocks und Plattformchemikalien

International Conference on Bio-based Materials am 10.-11. Mai in Köln

Lesaffre inaugurate a new drying facility in Alabama and celebrate the launch of Leaf’s new bioengineered yeast for ethanol production

First yeast drying facility in the United States

High time? German MPs legalize medical marijuana for severely ill

Patients should be able to obtain dried cannabis and cannabis extracts of controlled quality in pharmacies

Bundestag lässt Cannabis-Arzneimittel für schwerkranke Patienten zu

Künftig sollen getrocknete Cannabis-Blüten und Cannabis-Extrakte in kontrollierter Qualität auf Rezept in Apotheken erhältlich sein

Industry endorses plan to recycle 70% of plastic packaging globally

New report outlines how a solution could be reached

VCs Invest $5.8 Billion in Bio-based Chemicals, as Focus Shifts to Disruptive Synthetic Biology

This year, synthetic biology startups have raised 53% of all VC funding in bio-based materials and chemicals, says Lux Research

Estonian investors plan to build a €1 billion biorefinery

Largest ever industry investment in Estonia to become the most modern biorefinery in Europe

Tiny plants with huge potential

Jena University scientists investigate potential of duckweed

Entengrütze: Kleine Pflanzen, große Chancen

Wissenschaftler der Universität Jena erforschen das Potenzial von Wasserlinsen

Catalysis in Renewable Chemicals: Noteworthy Developments, 2015 – 2016

The most noteworthy items in catalytic biotechnology are presented

23 Januar 2017

Research identifies potential of CO2 reuse in Flanders

With carbon capture and utilisation (CCU), the carbon cycle is closed and CO2 is no longer a waste stream

Stora Enso: Neue Produktionslinie für Bio-Verbundwerkstoffe in Schweden

Produktionsaufnahme ist für das erste Quartal 2018 vorgesehen, die Produktionskapazität wird bei rund 15.000 Tonnen pro Jahr liegen

Green Dot Bioplastics introduces new biodegradable plastic for horticultural applications

Green Dot Bioplastics has developed a new biodegradable biocomposite for horticultural applications made from reclaimed biobased feedstocks

Surf and Earth: How prawn shopping bags could save the planet

Engineering research team developed chitosan-based biodegradable plastics

New path to ethylene via ethanol: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Technip’s Hummingbird tech

Technip’s Paul Langston gave this comprehensive overview of the technology and the company

Report says global biobased PET market may hit $13.1 billion by 2023

Bio polyethylene terephthalate weighs lower in comparison to their fossil fuel counterparts

Institut für Energieverfahrenstechnik arbeitet an neuen strombasierten Synthese-Kraftstoffen

Zukünftig soll das Premium-Synthesebenzin OTTO-R 2025 nicht mehr aus fossilen Energieträgern, sondern aus „grünem“ Methanol entstehen

20 Januar 2017

TOP Bio-based economy and climate change

New report on important links, pitfalls and opportunities

USDA announces $2.9 million available for biorefinery research

This research to help integrated biorefineries reduce costs and improve performance

Granula: Farbmasterbatches zur Einfärbung von Biokunststoffen

Neue Technologien für Masterbatches mit biologischen Farben und abbaubaren Additiven für Spritzguss- und Extrusionsanwendungen

Zelfo Technology eröffnet Produktions- und Forschungsstätte für bearbeitete Naturfasern

Unternehmen engagiert sich in der Entwicklung und Herstellung von Faserzusätzen für die Verpackungsindustrie mit direkten Anwendungen im Liner- und Flutingbereich

Zelfo Technology Engineers a Future in Micro-Fibrillated Cellulose (MFC) for Paper and Packaging

Company is developing and producing packaging based fibre additives with applications in the liner and fluting sectors

Firma aus dem Münsterland rüstet Apple Stores aus

Platten aus Raps, Mais, Leinöl und Quarz

From waste CO2 to everyday products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Liquid Light technology

Former CEO Kyle Teamey gave this overview of the technology at ABLC

Biodegradation of Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, and Their Derivatives

The biodegradation of carbon nanomaterials by microbes and enzymes is now of great importance

19 Januar 2017

Stora Enso invests in biocomposite granules in Hylte, Sweden

Production is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2018 with annual capacity at about 15,000 tonnes per year

Bundeswettbewerb HolzbauPlus – anspruchsvolle Projekte ausgezeichnet

Vorbildliche nachhaltige Lösungen beim Bauen und Sanieren mit nachwachsenden Baustoffen ausgezeichnet

Nachwachsende Rohstoffe im Autobau – Jute statt Plastik

Große Konzerne forschen zunehmend an ökologischen Lösungen

Paris bans non-bio plastic bags in supermarkets

Only compostable biosourced bags as well as paper and cotton bags for primary packaging are going to be allowed

KnipBio closes Series B round for its Single Cell Protein:

What’s SCP and why is it becoming the hottest development target around?

China takes aim at corn glut with plastics, livestock feed push

The document offers an insight into the government's thinking and illustrates the depth of concern about the country's large stockpile of ageing corn

LanzaTech Awarded $4M from DOE for Low Carbon Jet & Diesel Demonstration Facility

LanzaTech is currently building its first commercial ethanol facilities using waste gases

18 Januar 2017

Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees

University of Bath researchers developed renewable plastic from a chemical called pinene found in pine needles

Dual-purpose biofuel crops could extend production, increase profits

Recent Illinois study shows that it is cost effective to retrofit ethanol plants where it makes sense

India’s double first in climate battle

World's first £3m industrial plant to capture CO2 emissions and using it to make valuable chemicals