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3 Dezember 2018

Perstorp announces sale of its BioProducts business

The sale includes the production site in Fredrikstad, Norway, while the production site in Stenungsund, Sweden, will remain under Perstorp’s ownership

A ‘Geneva Convention’ on how we use the biosphere?

In this month’s Newsletter, NC partner Martin Doktar discusses the broader framework within which a globally effective BioFuture ought to be pursued

30 November 2018

TOP Carbon dioxide for the production of sports floorings: Fit with CO2

Premiere for new product at hockey field in Germany - Innovative process from Covestro preserves resources - Next step in the use of CO2 for plastics

TOP Kohlendioxid zur Herstellung von Sportböden: Fit mit CO2

Premiere für neues Produkt auf Hockeyplatz in Krefeld - Innovatives Verfahren von Covestro schont Ressourcen - Nächster Schritt in der Nutzung von CO2 für Kunststoffe

The new plastic free solution which replaces the PVA is on the shelves

You are looking for a new alternative for dishwasher tabs or powder unidoses ? Lactips has it!

Die neue plastikfreie Lösung, die das PVAC in den Verkaufsregalen ersetzt

Sie suchen nach einer neuen Alternative für Geschirrspültabs oder Geschirrspülpulver in Einzeldosen? Lactips hat sie!

Researcher profile: The concrete mixer

How a civil engineer together with his African friends developed a bio-concrete based on manioc shells and other agricultural residues

Waste CO2 to be turned into ingredients for fuel, plastics and even food

Scientists provide a new source of raw materials for use in fuel, cement and food production

Video of the week: People at the forefront of the Nordic bio-economy

The Nordic prime ministers want the Nordic Region to be the most integrated region in the world

The Global Biorefinery Products Market is expected to reach $1,110.9 Billion by 2026

The Global Biorefinery Products Market is accounted for $498.02 Billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $1,110.9 Billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 9.3% during the forecast period

Innovations in Biotechnology to Save the Climate

The abundance of plastic that sits on the Earth contributes significantly to the world’s climate challenges

29 November 2018

Dr Kim Brooksbank – Biomass and the Bioeconomy

Annually, Australia produces millions of tonnes of waste organic matter that could be processed to produce bioenergy and high value bio-products

Neu auf dem Messeduo: Schale aus Papierfaser mit Deckel aus recyceltem PET oder aus Biokunststoff PLA

Atmungsaktives, hygroskopisches Material und Konstruktion bremsen die Keimbildung und verlängern so die Haltbarkeit

KIT researchers explore cost-effective use of woody biomass as raw material

Scientists at KIT are examining, among other things, how on the basis of lignocellulose fractions new types of biosurfactants can be produced

OM-Klebetechnik setzt auf Biokunststoff

Material der umweltfreundlichen Produkte zerfällt in sechs Monaten

How to Convert Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide into Plastics and Other Products

Rutgers scientists develop green chemistry based on a natural process

28 November 2018

New catalyst in water splitting could improve hydrogen generation

Scientists synthesise a highly active organic material to obtain hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight

Ein neuer Katalysator für die Wasserspaltung zur Verbesserung der Wasserstofferzeugung

Wissenschaftler synthetisieren ein hochaktives organisches Material, um mithilfe von Sonnenlicht Wasserstoffbrennstoff aus Wasser zu gewinnen

Ist Bioplastik die Lösung gegen Umweltverschmutzung und Klimawandel?

Bioplastik, angeblich sicher und biologisch abbaubar, klingt wie ein Umweltretter. Bei näherer Betrachtung aber trügt der grüne Schein. Können Folien und Verpackungen aus Algen oder altem Frittierfett überhaupt helfen?

Microorganisms Help Production

Innovative Biotechnology Simplifies the Use of Biomass as an Alternative to Oil – NEULAND Innovation Magazine Presents Projects

Mikroorganismen als Produktionshelfer

Innovative Biotechnologie vereinfacht Nutzung von Biomasse als Alternative zu Erdöl –  Innovationsmagazin NEULAND stellt Projekte vor

A bioplastic solution to food waste

Plasticor bioplastic, developed by students of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, changes color if it is no longer fit for consumption

Ideen aus der Bioökonomie: Die “Pille” für Biogasanlagen

Übersäuerte Biogasanlagen kommen schnell ins Stottern – oder fallen ganz aus. Im Ideenwettbewerb "Neue Produkte für die Bioökonomie" haben Forschende eine "Pille" entwickelt, die die Anlagen wieder in Gang bringt

27 November 2018

Attis Industries Launches Video Series to Demonstrate Bio-Based Technologies and Discuss Targeted End Use Product

In the coming months, additional videos will be posted on the Attis Innovations website

Bioplastics Award 2018: Bekanntgabe der Finalisten

Der Preis wird am 4. Dezember 2018 anlässlich der 13. European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin verliehen

“European Bioeconomy University”: Six Universities Form International Alliance with Focus on Bioeconomy

Europe’s leading universities in the field of the bioeconomy are looking to further intensify their existing cooperation to develop common problem-solving approaches for society’s most urgent challenges

Bioökonomie-Universität für EU geplant

Auf Initiative der Universität Hohenheim werden führende Universitäten ihre Expertisen bündeln und eine gesamteuropäische Universität für Bioökonomie gründen

New method enables large-scale production of bio-based plastic bottles

Hokkaido and Eindhoven researchers succeeded in suppressing the side reactions in producing FDCA with high yields from concentrated HMF solutions

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Anellotech

Company will license its Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis process to industrial users around the world

Microbial Consortium Design Benefits from Metabolic Modeling

A major challenge is the selection of consortium members such that performance is optimized

26 November 2018

EcoCortec®, Manufacturer of VpCI® Anticorrosion Packaging Opened Second Plant in Croatia

New production hall will boost plant’s manufacturing capabilities

EcoCortec: Kroatischer Biokunststoffproduzent eröffnet neue Produktionshalle in Beli Manastir

Vor allem wurden neue Anlagen zur Extrusion und Konfektionierung von Korrosionsschutzfolien aus biologischen Kunststoffen installiert

Net-zero carbon emissions from harder-to-abate sectors is technically and financially possible by mid-century

New report by the Energy Transitions Commission shows that reaching net-zero carbon emissions from heavy industry and heavy-duty transport can be done through ambitious policy, accelerated innovation, and investment, with minimal cost to the global economy

CO2-Neutralität in Schwerindustrie und Schwertransport technisch und wirtschaftlich bis Mitte des 21. Jahrhunderts möglich

Nach dem aktuellen Bericht der Energy Transitions Commission kann CO2-Neutralität in Schwerindustrie und Schwertransport durch ambitionierte Politik, beschleunigte Innovation und Investitionen bei minimalen Kosten für die Weltwirtschaft erreicht werden

Novamont and Gruppo CAP join forces to promote the circular economy

The first of a series of potential projects are the ecodesign of microplastics for the cosmetics industry and the production of raw materials from wastewater

‘Breakthrough’ harvesting solution, growing market, potential beyond biodiesel – all good signs for castor oil’s future

After all, if we can make shoes and yarn from castor plants, the possibilities seem endless

Lignin–Enzyme Interactions in the Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass

This review addresses lignin and its role in the hydrolysis of hardwood and other lignocellulosic residues

How we can get more out of our forests

A new study is now showing how forestry can be improved so that wooded areas can fulfill as many services as possible

Wie wir unsere Wälder vielseitiger nutzen können

Eine neue Studie zeigt nun, was die Forstwirtschaft verbessern kann, so dass Waldflächen möglichst viele Funktionen erfüllen

23 November 2018

Announcing the finalists for the Bioplastics Award 2018

The prize will be awarded to the winner on December 4th, 2018 during the 13. European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin / Germany

Forscher legen Grundlagen für biobasierte Epoxidharz- und Polyurethan-Klebstoffe

Als prototypische Anwendung entwickeln sie hautfreundliche Kosmetikklebstoffe

NREL: Nitrilation Process Produces Acrylonitrile, Attention, and Awards

Interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers across chemical engineering, biology, and computational modeling led to award-winning research about the nitrilation process

“Windwasserstoff Salzgitter”

Kooperationspartner Salzgitter Flachstahl, Avacon und Linde unterzeichnen Vertrag für wegweisendes Energieprojekt

Joanna Dupont-Inglis: fighting for the EU bioeconomy in Brussels

"Biotech is about learning from nature and living systems, and finding ways to develop new products and processes that provides more benefit or solutions for society"

Duckweed takes off in nutrition space as well as biofuel and bioenergy

Versatile crop, often mistaken for algae, is high in protein and starch and is more digestible than pea, soy, or algae protein

Bonsucro’s first smallholder certification sells sugar to Corbion for PLA

In Thailand, Saraburi Sugar Company has become the first mill to achieve certification against the Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers

22 November 2018

Bio4Products: Report shows potential for new biorefineries in four European locations

Study was conducted within the Bio4Products Horizon 2020 project, which is testing the feasibility of a fast pyrolysis based biorefinery concept

Aufsehenerregendes Energiewende-Projekt: Günstiger Wasserstoff soll grüne Mobilität voranbringen

Unternehmen und Forschungsinstitute erzeugen an einem Kraftwerk am Hochrhein aus Ökostrom Wasserstoff für Brennstoffzellenautos

Wessex Resins now producing high-performance, bio-based ENTROPY RESINS®

Company offering a range of high-performance, bio-based epoxy formulations to help reduce the carbon footprint of companies manufacturing finished composite parts

Umweltpreis für Bio-Verpackung aus dem 3D-Drucker

Aprikosen, Holzmehl oder Schilf anstelle von Kunststoff: Eine Chemnitzer Firma nutzt kompostierbare Rohstoffe für den Bau von Behältnissen