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5 Februar 2020

DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2020

Nominations for the 2020 DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award are now being accepted - Anyone with interest in natural fibres is welcome to join DNFI

Mattel’s biobased building blocks, world’s 1st fuel-cell powered train, self-healing “Frankenstein” concrete, potato starch produce packaging, and more

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 30th

EMSUR presents its latest innovation, the Compostable Barrier Bag

EMSUR’s new sustainable alternative is specially designed for the coffee market, although it is transferable to other categories

Circular economy: bio-plastics have an issue

The Commission plans to develop a regulatory framework for biodegradable and bio-based plastics

4 Februar 2020

TOP UPM invests in next generation biochemicals to drive a switch from fossil raw materials to sustainable solutions

EUR 550 million in an industrial scale biorefinery to convert solid wood into next generation biochemicals

TOP UPM investiert in Biochemikalienproduktion der Zukunft am Standort Leuna

550 Millionen Euro sollen in eine industrielle Bioraffinerie fließen, wo Biochemikalien auf Holzbasis produziert werden  

Wood Construction could turn urban skylines into carbon sinks

Substituting mass timber for concrete and steel locks up 20 gigatons of carbon over 3 decades

HollyFrontier opts for Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ solution to reduce cost of compliance with renewable fuels blending requirements

HydroFlex™ is the preferred choice for refiners leading the industry transition into producing renewable fuels

Nestlé schafft Markt für recycelte Kunststoffe in Lebensmittelqualität und lanciert Fonds für Verpackungsinnovation

Unternehmen will in Start-ups investieren, die in den Innovationsbereichen 'Neuartige Verpackungen, Nachfüllsysteme und Recyclinglösungen' aktiv sind

An alternative solution for climate neutrality?

Low-carbon fuels made from anything from wood pellets to garbage could hold the key to reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector. Jonathan Benton reports on a European Parliament event looking at the potential benefits

At Davos, innovative products point to a sustainable future

A short overview about the bio-based developments at the World Economic Forum 2020

Genomatica Hits Industry-First Milestone in Nylon Sustainability

Clean manufacturing leader produces the world’s first ton of renewable nylon intermediate

Stella McCartney entwirft ökologische Jeans

Die Designerin entwirft jetzt ökologische Jeans - Die Hosen sind biologisch abbaubar

3 Februar 2020

TOP Aviation fuels made from CO2 – Register now to be part of the coolest new thing on the way to low-emission air transport

1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels, 23 March 2020, Cologne (Germany) on Sustainable Strategies & Solutions for Cleaner Air Transport

Arkema Exhibits its Range of High-Performance Sustainable Solutions for the Sports Market at ISPO 2020

Top sports performance articles benefit from castor-oil based Pebax

Scientists create monstrous ‘living concrete’ that regenerates itself

Researchers at the University of Colorado have discovered how to concoct a remarkably durable material that captures and reproduces carbon using crystallized minerals deposited via photosynthetic cyanobacteria

Neue Polyamid-Familie aus einem Nebenprodukt der Zelluloseproduktion

Forscherteam hat eine völlig neue Polyamid-Familie entwickelt, die sich aus einem Nebenprodukt der Zelluloseproduktion herstellen lässt

How Ecopel is Making Faux Fur Sustainable

The fashion industry is finally giving animal fur the cold shoulder - and in the age of sustainability, the separation seems to be final this time

Spanischer Ölkonzern Repsol will klimaneutral werden

Die Firma verspricht, das Pariser Abkommen ernst nehmen zu wollen. Sie setzt zum Beispiel auf erneuerbare Energien für Raffinerien und CO2-Abscheidung

21 Reasons Why Powerizer Complete Is A Detergent & Cleaner That Keeps Giving

Plant and Mineral-Based Cleaner Certified Across Dish, Laundry, Carpet and Multi-purpose Cleaners

Chemikalien aus Biomasse: Wie können alternative Kohlenstoffquellen am effizientesten angezapft werden?

Projekt EvaChem will Syntheseprozesse erneuerbar machen

High-Throughput Screening Technology in Industrial Biotechnology

We discuss the most significant factors that can improve  High-throughput screening (HTS) efficiency

Mattel’s MEGA™ bringt neue biobasierte Kunststoffblöcke auf den Markt

Das neue MEGA Sortiment für biobasierte Kunststoffe wird drei Bausätze für Vorschulkinder umfassen

31 Januar 2020

Conagra Brands Announces Sustainable Packaging Goal

Company aims to reduce overall use of plastic and make 100% of current plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025

Wissenschaftsjahr 2020 Bioökonomie: Wandel der Gesellschaft ist dringend notwendig

Spannende Veranstaltungen für die interessierte Öffentlichkeit und zahlreiche Fachtagungen zum Leitthema der Uni Hohenheim - monatliche Themenschwerpunkte

A real alternative to crude oil

The synthesis of bio-based high-performance polyamide from biogenic residues

Eine echte Alternative zum Erdöl

Synthese biobasierter Hochleistungs-Polyamide aus biogenen Reststoffen

TU Bergakademie Freiberg and CAC produce climate-friendly gasoline

A second trial at the plant is already planned for 2020, in which a further 15 to 25 m3 of green gasoline will be produced

TU Bergakademie Freiberg und CAC produzieren klimafreundliches Benzin

Für 2020 ist bereits ein zweiter Versuch an der Anlage geplant, bei dem weitere 15 bis 25 m3 grünes Benzin produziert werden sollen

Seaweed technology gets $6MM funding

Demand for billions of Loliware’s 'Straw of the Future' spans 68 countries across six continents

Germany’s new bioeconomy strategy criticised for overlooking agriculture, food production

Its logic sounds impressively simple: The economy should increasingly switch to renewable raw materials, meaning it should become independent of coal, oil and gas

Deutschlands neuer Plan: Ist Bioökonomie die Zukunft?

Die Logik der Initiative klingt bestechend einfach: Die Wirtschaft soll zunehmend auf erneuerbare Rohstoffe umgestellt, also unabhängig von Kohle, Öl und Gas werden

Bioreaktor Kuh – Antikörper aus der Kuh ersetzen Antibiotika

Mithilfe der sogenannten Milchproteinfraktionierung, einer speziellen Membrantechnik, können aus der Milch gezielt geimpfter Kühe Antikörper gewonnen werden

30 Januar 2020

TOP Deep insight into a turbulent and growing market – Expert workshop on the global production of bio-based building blocks and polymers

nova Session “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities, Production and Trends 2019-2024”. A Workshop with leading biopolymer experts from Germany, the Netherlands and the USA. Join in, learn, discuss and share.

1st ECP Job Exchange at the 4th European Chemistry Partnering

The 1st ECP Job Exchange offers a very clear focus on content as well as exclusive access to top-class participants who are committed to this topic

1st ECP Job Exchange beim 4th European Chemistry Partnering

Die 1. ECP-Jobbörse bietet einen ganz klaren inhaltlichen Schwerpunkt sowie einen exklusiven Zugang zu hochkarätigen Teilnehmern

Wood-based lid for quark containers − Valio and Stora Enso test biocomposite in food packaging

Reusable lids will be used to test the wood-based biocomposite in food packaging

Resolute invests $38 million in its Kénogami mill in Quebec

New $27 million project will create eight jobs in the startup phase slated for 2021, and a total of 23 jobs once the plant reaches its full production capacity of 21 metric tons per day

Aus Holz mach Bioplastik mach Holz

Im Gemeinschaftsprojekt „SusPackaging“ der Universität Stuttgart sollen bioverträgliche Verpackungsmaterialien aus nachhaltigen Ausgangsstoffen entwickelt werden

Kompuestos certifies new bioplastic based on potato starch

Company’s Biokomp range of biodegradable resins made from different starches are derived from corn, potato and various types of cereals

Gibt es kreislauffähige Dämmstoffe?

Abfallökobilanzen aller Dämmstoffe zeigen in den meisten Fällen spezifische Vorteile einer stofflichen Verwertung auf und machen damit eine Rückführung der Abfallmassen in den Wirtschaftskreislauf sinnvoll

Plastic is just the tip of the ‘single use’ iceberg

Consumers give biodegradable packaging the thumbs up, but are confused over terminology

Nouryon-led consortium wins EU backing for pioneering green hydrogen project

€11-million-project is a front-runner among several hydrogen initiatives aimed at cutting carbon emissions, and will be a significant milestone to a circular economy

Leave nothing to waste in agriculture: Spain’s race to top circular economy

The agrifood sector is aiming to become a leader in the circular economy

Kreislaufwirtschaft mit spanischer Gülle: Nichts verkommen lassen

Der spanische Agrar- und Nahrungsmittelsektor will im Wettlauf um die Führungsposition in der Kreislaufwirtschaft nicht hinterherhinken

BRAIN Group expands production capacities as demand increases

Paving the way for future growth

BRAIN-Gruppe erweitert Produktionskapazitäten bedarfsorientiert

Kapazitäten für weiteres Wachstum geschaffen

29 Januar 2020

nova Experts introduced: Jutta Millich

Partnering – Dissemination & Communication – Conferences

TOP How to build a more climate-friendly chemical industry

The successful transformation of the chemical industry requires many building blocks and many hands because chemistry is the foundation for many value chains

EXCLUSIVE: Avantium eyes easily recyclable, multi-layer packaging applications for PEF initiative

“We are looking to replace those multi-layer films with a mono-layer of PEF that brings all the functionalities that people are looking for in terms of barriers and physical and mechanical properties,” CEO van Aken said.