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15 Oktober 2018

Recharging soils with carbon could make farms more productive

Additional biochar process could save 619,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions

Biodegradable Packaging Material Market Remains Highly Fragmented

With Tier 3 Players Accounting for Over 60% Revenue Share – Finds Fact.MR

Species-Rich Forests Store Twice as much Carbon as Monocultures

An international research team with the involvement of the University of Zurich has evaluated data from forests grown specifically for this purpose in China with a total of over 150,000 trees

Artenreiche Wälder speichern doppelt so viel Kohlenstoff wie Monokulturen

Ein internationales Forscherteam mit Beteiligung der Universität Zürich hat Daten von eigens angelegten Wäldern in China mit über 150'000 Bäumen ausgewertet

12 Oktober 2018

New wood-based materials to prevent the spread of microorganisms in hospitals

Finnish JV to combat antimicrobial resistance in hospital environments with the help of natural wood-based bioactive substances

Erneuerbare Energien: Anteil am globalen Verbrauch steigt schneller

2017 stieg der Verbrauch Erneuerbarer Energien weltweit um 5 Prozent an – deutlich schneller als der Gesamtverbrauch

Homegrown zero waste co.

Bella Bamboo uses biodegradable, compostable bamboo as a replacement for single-use plastics and styrofoam containers

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Opens a New Warehouse and Distribution Center

New facility to servicing global customers who require various packaging sizes and bolster service around the world to consumers looking for bio-based solutions

Danimer Announced Plans for Fermentation Plant to Produce its Proprietary PHA Bioplastic

A major milestone for Danimer Scientific as this facility aims to start operations in the fourth quarter of 2019

EU starch industry looks to protein & plastic potential following isoglucose ‘disappointment’

Global sugar prices have weighed heavily on European prices which are below the cheapest starches

BIC signs MOU with Italian green chemistry cluster

BIC and the Sustainable Processes and Resources for Innovation and National Growth (SPRING) have signed a memorandum of understanding

11 Oktober 2018

With Novamont’s technology no need for microplastics in new cosmetic line

Novamont technology, when used in cosmetics allow readily biodegradable ingredients can be produced with performance comparable to traditional microplastics

BOKU-Expertin: “Empfehle ein Verbot aller Einweg-Plastiksackerl”

Wie in mehreren Ländern bereits umgesetzt, fordern Fritz und Seiringer eine generelle EN 13432-Pflicht und damit rückstandsfreie biologische Abbaubarkeit aller Einweg-Sackerl

Chemie ohne Erdöl?

Rohstoff-Experten Michael Carus, (nova-Institut), und Jörg Rothermel, (VCI), diskutierten im CHEManager über die Rohstoffwende in der Chemie

Expanded Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Definitions for the Bioeconomy

This article to present an expanded set of TRL definitions, combining elements of DOE-BETO’s definitions (2015 and earlier) with elements of the startup-to-VC “Investment Readiness Level” framework proposed by Steve Blank

‘Spacesuits’ protect microbes destined to live in space

Berkeley chemists developed the protective suits to extend bacteria’s lifespan with light-absorbing semiconductors to capture carbon dioxide and convert it into chemicals

PNNL and LanzaTech team to make new jet fuel

Virgin Atlantic to fly first commercial flight on recycled waste gas

Pioneering biologists create a new crop through genome editing

From wild plant to crop: CRISPR-Cas9 revolutionizes breeding / New tomato contains more valuable antioxidants

Biologen schaffen erstmals neue Kulturpflanze durch Genom-Editierung

Von der Wild- zur Nutzpflanze: CRISPR-Cas9 revolutioniert die Züchtung / Neue Tomate enthält mehr wertvolle Antioxidantien

10 Oktober 2018

Versalis: acquisition of “bio-run” companies of the Mossi & Ghisolfi Group

New business units will allow the development of an integrated technological platform of chemicals from biomass

Klares Bekenntnis der deutschen Bevölkerung zu Erneuerbaren Energien

Hohe und stabile Zustimmung für Erneuerbare Energien zeigt, dass den Befragten Klimaschutz und Energiewende wichtige Anliegen sind

U of L partnership with Flexahopper, WD, leads to new Green Polymer and Technology Centre

Federal investment of $1-million supports biodegradable plastic research

Photanol to build demonstration plant to make chemicals from CO2 and sunlight at AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals’ Delfzijl site

Collaboration with innovative companies driving growth by developing more sustainable chemical platforms

Out of the vault & available soon to fans – The new LEGO® Creator Expert Vestas® Wind Turbine

The first-time consumers can purchase a LEGO set featuring new ‘Plants from Plants’ elements – made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane

Als Neufauflage erhältlich und bald verfügbar für Fans – die neue LEGO® Creator Expert Vestas® Windkraftanlage

Das erste Mal, dass Verbraucher ein LEGO-Set erwerben können, das neue „Pflanzen aus Pflanzen“-Elemente enthält – hergestellt aus pflanzenbasiertem Plastik, das aus Zuckerrohr gewonnen wird

Showdown over biogas on margins of car CO2 vote

Europe's gas industry wants biogas-fuelled cars to count towards meeting CO2 reduction goals

Eni AMA deal: Biofuel collection from used cooking oil begins at the Eni headquarters in Rome

Eni and AMA signed an agreement today to launch collection points for waste cooking oil produced in the homes of its employees which will then be converted into high quality biofuels

9 Oktober 2018

Alternative proteins on everyone’s lips

The winners of the first "Future Protein Award": an insect bar, Proteins made from CO2 and Hemp protein – a guide to the future for modern consumers

Alternative Proteine in aller Munde

Die Gewinner des ersten „Future Protein Award“: Ein Insektenriegel, Proteine aus CO2 und Hanfprotein – Wegweiser in die Zukunft für den Konsumenten von heute

First BioMonitor Stakeholder Workshop

23 October 2018, 9-12:30h, Brussels

2. BEPASO-Stakeholder Workshop

26. November 2018, 10:00 – 16:00 Uhr, Maternushaus Köln

Stakeholder Workshop on improved Standards and Certificates for Bio-based Industries

23 October 2018, 13.30 – 15.30, Brussels

Methanation with CO2 captured from air: Climeworks launches DAC-3 plant in Italy

New plant will filter up to 150 tons of CO2 directly from ambient air

Methanisierung mit CO2 aus der Umgebungsluft: Climeworks nimmt DAC-3 Anlage in Italien in Betrieb

Neue Anlage dient zur Filterung von jährlich bis zu 150 Tonnen CO2 direkt aus der Umgebungsluft

The world’s first commercial flight on fuel made from waste carbon gases

Now, will policy get the framework right for global deployment?

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of October 5th

New algae/fungi biofuels system, breakthru on sugar yields, biodegradable clothes, Beyond Burger’s monster GHG benefit, Indigo Ag’s $250M, robotic precision harvest

Mit vereinter Kraft für die Bioökonomie

Bundesministerinnen Julia Klöckner und Anja Karliczek stärken die Bioökonomie-Politik der Bundesregierung

8 Oktober 2018

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018

They harnessed the power of evolution

Chemie-Nobelpreis für gelenkte Evolution

Produktion von Enzymen und Antikörpern mithilfe der Natur

Solvay responds to market demand with 100% biosourced Kalix

Highly demanded material delivers exceptional strength, stiffness and better chemical resistance compared to traditional polycarbonates.

Gesamtstrategie zur Bioökonomie kommt 2019

Das Bundesforschungsministerium und das Bundeslandwirtschaftsministerium wollen im kommenden Jahr eine gemeinsame Bioökonomie-Strategie vorlegen

Jennifer Holmgren: the gentle woman who is making a carbon smart future possible

LanzaTech together with Virgin Atlantic o make aviation history this October by using new low carbon jet fuel, made by recycling waste carbon gases

Position des Fraunhofer UMSICHT zum Recycling von Biokunststoffen

Fraunhofer UMSICHT widmet sich der Frage: Sind Biokunststoffe kreislauffähig?

Eco-Friendly Nanoparticles for Artificial Photosynthesis

Researchers have developed a nanoparticle type for novel use in artificial photosynthesis by adding zinc sulfide on the surface of indium-based quantum dots

Umweltfreundliche Nanopartikel für die künstliche Photosynthese

UZH-Forschende haben neuartige Nanopartikel für die künstliche Photosynthese entwickelt

Development, deployment of integrated biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in Italy

Isabella de Bari and Maria Teresa Petrone gave this illuminating overview of the progress and promise of thermal gasification of biomass in Germany at an IEA Bioenergy Task 42 meeting

5 Oktober 2018

Silvergate, Floreon collaborate on new, versatile biocompound

JV using polylactic acid and a combination of additives to create an innovative material with environmental benefit of being renewable and compostable

Abfall-Erdgas wird zum Chemierohstoff

150 Mrd. Kubikmeter ließen sich laut Forschern der Texas Tech University effektiv nutzen

Positives Zwischenfazit nach gut einem Jahr Charta für Holz 2.0

Statusbericht 2018 erschienen

Nordic countries lead from the front with new bioeconomy action plan

The Nordic Bioeconomy Programme is the latest in a series of groundbreaking documents on developing a sustainable bioeconomy published by the Nordic Council of Ministers