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10 Dezember 2018

Don’t quibble with a gribble: why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood

Discovery brings researchers a step closer to identifying cheaper and more sustainable tools for converting wood into low carbon fuel

Think Biobased Challenge

For a transition to a Biobased Economy we need brilliant minds to develop innovative teaching materials that can be used to draw attention

Home sweet (hemp) home

Biobased materials are seeing ever more use in the construction sector, which needs to become more sustainable

Plastiksackerlverbot passiert den Ministerrat: Verbot ab 2020 geplant

Österreich: Am Mittwoch hat das von der Bundesregierung angekündigte Totalverbot von Plastiksackerln ab 2020 den Ministerrat passiert

Global Bioenergies receives letters of intent for purchases covering the capacity of its first plant project, IBN-One, a joint venture with Cristal Union

The letters of intent come from the cosmetics, specialty fuels, road fuels and air transport industries

Great strides for carbon capture using earth-abundant elements as photocatalytic system

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have designed a CO2 reduction method based only on commonly occurring elements

7 Dezember 2018

Aakar Innovations win the 13th Global Bioplastics Award

Indish company enables women to produce and distribute affordable, high-quality, 100% compostable sanitary napkins

TOP Total Corbion PLA starts-up its 75,000 tons per year bioplastics plant

Rayong plant will produce a broad range of Luminy® PLA resins from renewable, non-GMO sugarcane sourced locally in Thailand

TOP Total Corbion PLA: PLA-Komplex in Rayong gestartet

Neue Betriebsstätte will ein umfangreiches Sortiment der Luminy® PLA Harze aus regionalem, nachwachsenden GMO-freien Zuckerrohr herstellen

Startschuss für die “Bio-Agenda”

BMBF und BMWi starten mit einem Expertengespräch die Erarbeitung der "Bio-Agenda"

Limerick running buddies pull the last straw with biodegradable products

Irish company Ecostraws supply biodegradable drinking straws and cutlery

Biodiesel by-product helps fuel come clean

A compound made from the glycerol by-product of biodiesel production could promote cleaner burning in vehicle engines

What Will it Take?: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Policies for the Biofuture Take-off

Dr. Paolo Frankl, Head Renewable Energy Division of the IEA, gave this illuminating presentation at the Biofuture Global Cooperation Forum, part of ABLC Global 2018 in San Francisco

Top 4 Techs: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Carbon Capture, Gas-to-Liquids, Bio-Based Ethylene Glycol, Biomass to Commodity Chemical Application

EPIC Modular Process prepared this illuminating overview of what it sees as the top four types of process technologies developing and deploying now.

6 Dezember 2018

Comments on WHO’s Critical Reviews of CBD and Extracts and Tinctures of cannabis, and EIHA recommendations to WHO on low-THC preparations from industrial hemp

EIHA formally objects to the reasoning of the Experts

New report global bio-based polyethylene terephthalate market

The global bio-PET market is expected to grow at the CAGR of 20.8% from 2018 to 2026

Fungi convert waste material into food, fuel and feed

Researchers at the University of Borås are developing methods for growing fungi on material that would otherwise have become waste

Forscher entwickeln Raffinerie für Biokunststoffe

Bioraffinerie der Universität Hohenheim will Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) aus Chinaschilf gewinnen

Welcome to the 12th newsletter of the RoadToBio project

In this newsletter, we will talk about deliverable D2.4 “Ways to overcome regulatory and acceptance hurdles”, as one piece in the puzzle on our way

Carbon2Chem-Experten beraten über CO2-Nutzung in der Industrie

"2. Konferenz zur nachhaltigen chemischen Konversion in der Industrie" brachte ein großes Konsortium aus Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft zusammen

Algae Testbed Experiment Yields Data Useful for Future Projects

Researchers established identical raceway-style ponds in five outdoor locations to cultivate and harvest three strains of algae during the four seasons

More sustainable: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to intensification response & landscape design in bioenergy production

How can marginal land be best utilized? John Field of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory gave this illuminating presentation at ABLC Global 2018 in San Francisco

The 10 Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEOs in 2018 – Now choose the number 1

Il Bioeconomista has asked a panel of world bioeconomy experts to tell us the Chief Executive Officers that have stood out as the most innovative during the last year

5 Dezember 2018

nova-Institute announces new market study on bioplastics with latest data for 2018

Winter special value pack: Get our current report with data for 2017 and receive the upcoming 2018 report for free

nova-Institut kündigt neue Marktstudie zu Biokunststoffen mit den aktuellsten Daten für 2018 an

Winteraktion: Kombipaket mit Daten für 2017 und 2018 bis zum 31. Dezember zum halben Preis

Valorisation of Wood Side Streams

nova-Institute supports efforts to improve side stream valorisation practices in the European wood processing industry to foster the material cascade principle

Canada’s Bio-Economy to Develop New National Occupation Standards

New project to improve labour market information available to the industry, enhance skills recognition and improve recruitment

Brightmark Energy Announces Major Investment in Nation’s First Commercial-Scale Plastics-to-Fuel Plant

RES Polyflow, Ohio-based energy technology company innovated the process for converting plastics directly into transportation fuel and other products

SKZ: Dem Lebensmittelverderb aktiv entgegenwirken – Forschungs­pro­jekt „Biofolien als antimikrobielle Elektrete“

Wenn es um die Verpackung von Produkten mit kurzen Lebenszyklen geht, besitzen Biokunststoffe ein enormes Zukunftspotenzial

New guidelines on cascading use fail to meet expectations of EU’s new Bioeconomy Strategy

The guidelines should be aligned with the new EU strategy to make the bioeconomy more circular

What can you make from the world’s strongest thread?

TechMark Arena is a transdisciplinary academy that brings together master’s students from various backgrounds in order to work on a common theme

UPM strengthens the foundations of the bioeconomy with a new biodiversity commitment

The aim of the commitment is to continuously improve the diversity of UPM's own forests in Finland

Report: Pro-innovation policies, biotech advances are linked

The fifth edition of the Building the Bioeconomy report shows the correlation between economies with pro-innovation policy frameworks and those achieving strong biotechnology outputs

4 Dezember 2018

Floreon Outperforms HDPE in Latest Trials

Plant-based Floreon is an advanced bioplastic formulation that is four times tougher than standard PLA, 100% compostable within 90 days and is completely recyclable

Forstwirtschaft im Fokus

Ende November fand an der Universität Hohenheim in Stuttgart der 3. Bioökonomietag des Ministeriums für Ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz Baden-Würtemberg statt

Adding graphene to jute fibres could give natural alternative to man-made materials

Breakthrough could lead to the manufacturing of high-performance and environmentally friendly natural fibre composites that could replace their synthetic counterparts

Corona Launches Plastic-Free Six-Pack Rings

Rings being tested are made from plant-based biodegradable fibers, with a mix of by-product waste and compostable materials

Lenzing AG gewinnt mit Partnern Staatspreis „Smart Packaging“ 2018

Holzbasierter Beutel wurde mit VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH entwickelt und wird von Coop und REWE für Obst und Gemüse eingesetzt

Lenzing AG and Partners Win Austrian State Prize 2018 for Smart Packaging

Wood-based fiber bags were developed together with VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH and are utilized by Coop and REWE for fruits and vegetables

Algae ‘blooms’ in automotive industry

So why is algae living it up lately? It’s all about research and getting further down the path step by step with each discovery

The BAMCO consortium

Eight industry stakeholders, companies and research laboratories are pooling their expertise to develop biosourced composites using bamboo fibres

3 Dezember 2018

TOP For the first time, CO2-based products and technologies will be honoured – Apply now!

nova-Institute and the material manufacturer Covestro will award innovative technologies and products in the Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) area with the “Best CO2 Utilisation 2019”

TOP Erstmalig werden CO2-basierte Produkte und Technologien ausgezeichnet – Bewerben Sie sich jetzt!

Das nova-Institut und der Werkstoffhersteller Covestro werden innovative Technologien und Produkte im Bereich Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) mit der „Best CO2 Utilisation 2019“ auszeichnen

Common language across the value chains of bio-based products – where are the real challenges?

Misunderstandings of terms can halter the growth of the bio-based economy as this unclarity on specifications of products can influence the decisions taken by companies and ultimately consumers to make the switch to these materials

Green and edible cling film and food packaging made from plants

Nottingham research team is working on plastic films derived from konjac flour and starch, cellulose or proteins that are fully edible and harmless if accidentally eaten

Bauen mit Holz und nachwachsenden Rohstoffen: Übersicht zu Referenzgebäuden

Datenbank zeigt beispielhafte Bauten aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen

VTT and the City of Nokia to study the use of bio-based carbon dioxide as a raw material in the ECO3 business park in Finland

The goal is to set-up framework for potential investors as well as for future technology demonstrations

Bio-composites for cars

Using less energy during fibre production, natural fibres are lighter, and biocomposites use less polluting polymers than glass fibre composites

Tabak im Dienst der Gesundheit

Projekt Newcotiana zielt darauf ab, die bereits vorhandene Infrastruktur rund um die Tabakindustrie neu auszurichten und Tabaksorten mit neuen Fähigkeiten zu entwickeln

Tobacco for health

Project 'Newcotiana' aims to re-position the existent tobacco industry infrastructure and develop tobacco varieties with new capabilities