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24 November 2017

Modern Pulp Mill Using Agricultural Fibers, Not Trees, Starts Construction in US

Columbia Pulp mill to use wheat straw and alfalfa residues, harvest left overs to manufacture pulp for paper production

UN conference closes with renewed urgency for greater ambition to tackle climate change

Participants focused on how to maintain momentum two years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change

A Comparison of Techniques to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Genome Editing

Here, we review and critically compare standard techniques with those more recently developed in terms of reliability, time, cost, and ease of use

23 November 2017

Disposable bio-based aprons for Skåne’s healthcare sector

Swedish region decided to carry out an innovation-oriented public procurement for the purchase of aprons mostly made from renewable (bio-based) material

New vegetable oil sources for the European oleochemical industry

Intermediate research results of the COSMOS EU research project were discussed at EFIB stakeholder workshop

Ceresana: Neuer Report zum Weltmarkt für Tenside

Dritter Marktreport mit wichtigen Kennzahlen zu Verbrauch, Import und Export - sowohl für Hauptgruppen, als auch für einzelne Produkttypen

GM sugar beet given all-clear for EU renewal

GMO Panel concludes that there is no evidence in the context of this renewal application that would change the conclusions of the original risk assessment on sugar beet H7-1

Power-to-X im Überblick: Energie, wandle Dich!

Wie vielseitig Energie sein kann, zeigt sich nicht nur anhand der unterschiedlichen Möglichkeiten, sie zu gewinnen

The EU Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel launched the European Bioeconomy Manifesto

The EU Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel launched the European Bioeconomy Manifesto to set out how the continent plans to grow this mult-trillion euro industry

“Growing the Irish Forest Bioeconomy” report launched by Minister Doyle

This is part of the on-going process to develop a Government Policy Statement on the Irish Bioeconomy

22 November 2017

Michelin’s Vision Concept Tire of the Future Selected Among TIME Magazine’s ‘25 Best Inventions of 2017’

Michelin unveils airless, biodegradable, 3D printed concept tire

Many bio-based strategies, national bio-economy strategies look old-fashioned

Current company bio-based strategies move towards a circular economy, and go beyond just low carbon and clean energy sustainability

Perstorp launches world’s first portfolio of renewable polyols

One more step towards Finite Material Neutral by 2030

Bei Ford begann die Nachhaltigkeit mit Soja im Sitz

Seit 2011 wird Soja in allen Fahrzeugen verwendet, die von Ford in Nordamerika produziert werden

U of T chemistry team advances to ‘close the carbon cycle’

Solar fuel breakthroughs showcased in new art exhibit in Vienna

Sweetwater Energy introduces Ligning-Based activated Carbon to Market

Biomass conversion technology produces the first-ever native lignin that can be easily carbonized

Cefic joins the Stakeholder Bioeconomy Manifesto to advance EU bioeconomy agenda

Bioeconomy is the production of renewable biological resources and the conversion of these resources into food, feed, bio-based products, services, and energy

21 November 2017

Titan Hemp Forms New Company in Partnership with Green Growers Technology Alliance

Titan BioPlastics will focus on developing plant-based materials for a wide range of applications and manufacturing

Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand: CO2-Nutzung geht weiter

BMWi hat Förderung des Kooperationsnetzwerks "UseCO2" für zwei weitere Jahre verlängert

Superklebstoff aus Darmbakterien

Um einen Bio-Klebstoff zu finden, der Knochenbrüche heilen könnte, programmieren Forscher Bakterien aus Muscheln um – eine Ausgründung ist geplant

Germany saves 7.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by using biofuels, new report suggests

EU Commission wants to push the only larger-scale alternative to fossil fuel out of the market

Commission expert group on bio-based products calls for alignment of bioeconomy strategy with the EU policy framework

New report contains 9 guiding principles and 8 policy recommendations for jobs and growth through bio-based products

China’s bio-industry output to reach US$1.5tn by 2022

The industry is considered the 'third wave' of global biotechnology development

New routes to renewables: Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into wealth

The team’s findings could help transform the economics of making fuels and other products from domestically grown renewable sources

A Green Take on Carbon Dioxide

Sam A. Rushing, Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd. – Special to The Digest

20 November 2017

Advancing the bioeconomy: stakeholder workshop

Workshop, to reach out to other players interested in the bioeconomy to share with them the objectives of their Bioeconomy Manifesto

Wood goes high-tech

How precious chemical compounds can be extracted from wood, how its usability as a building material can be improved, and how forest management can be optimsed

Aus Holz wird Hightech

Aus Holz wertvolle chemische Verbindungen gewinnen, seine Eignung als Baumaterial verbessern und die Bewirtschaftung von Wäldern optimieren

BPI Taps DIN CERTCO For Third-Party Compostability Verification

Partnership with World Leader will Solidify North American Certification

BPI gewinnt DIN-CERTCO für die Verifizierung der Kompostierung von Drittanbietern

Der BPI Verwaltungsrat gab heute bekannt, dass die DIN CERTCO GmbH ab dem 1. Dezember 2017 mit der Verwaltung der technischen Überprüfungen im Rahmen des BPI Zertifizierungsprogramms beauftragt wird

How to build better silk

Reconstituted silk can be several times stronger than the natural fiber and made in different forms

Antifouling Agent from Biosynthesized Acrylate Monomers

Zwitterionic Acrylate Monomers from Biosynthetic Pathway

Biowerkstoff auf Zellulose – Basis für mehrere „Produktleben“

Mikropartikel werden zu Fischfutter

17 November 2017

EMS-GRIVORY to Introduce Green Partnership with API at Hong Kong Optical Fair

Companies Meet Growing Customer Demand for Innovative and Sustainable Eyewear Solutions

New BioAmber CEO outlines near-term priorities to enable growth

Company now owns 100 percent of the Sarnia, Ontario, production facility

DuPont, Corbion, and Synvina pilot furan-based polymers made from sugar but must confront PET’s dominance

Companies are piloting new supply chains based on the sugar-derived furan ring

Lab-grown leather and spider silk are the future of your wardrobe

Burgeoning startups are hacking cells to create ‘unnatural’ and ‘smart’ clothing

Gevo announces strategic review, reduces staff at Luverne plant

Company said isobutanol production during the quarter was focused on producing sufficient volumes to provide enough inventory to support market and customers in the future

VTT to develop new enzymes found in India’s wildfire-prone areas for biorefineries

An EU and nationally funded project led by VTT is looking to study whether they are capable of breaking down agricultural waste better than commercial enzymes

Advanced Bioeconomy Horizons: The 5 Top R&D Trends Right Now

Catalytic reaction rates, microcrystalline cellulose, cyanobacteria working in teams, vertical farming, vegan products & markets

16 November 2017

TOP European biocomposite production reached 410,000 tonnes in 2017. Yearly growth rate is 3% – highest growth rate of 30% in new application fields

There is considerable interest in biocomposites from various parts of the industry

TOP Die europäische Biokomposit-Produktion erreichte 2017 410.000 Tonnen. Jährliche Wachstumsrate von 3 % – höchste Wachstumsrate von 30 % in neuen Anwendungsfeldern

Das Interesse an Biokompositen aus verschiedenen Bereichen der Industrie ist groß

Bio-based chemicals one step closer to commercial breakthrough

Braskem and Haldor Topsoe partner to validate the MOSAIK™ sugar-to-biochemicals solution for production of MEG (monoethylene glycol) in a demonstration plant

MEG(a)VENTURE: Braskem, Haldor Topsoe chase down biobased MEG in new commercial deal

New partnership accelerates the development of the MOSAIK solution that forms the basis for a growing portfolio of bio-based chemicals

Online toolbox for bio-based procurement to make buyers’ lives easier

Toolbox is designed to assist public buyers considering alternatives to plastics produced from fossil fuel based materials

Der Online-Werkzeugkoffer, der das Leben von Beschaffern vereinfacht

InnProBio-Projekt verfolgt das Ziel, die öffentliche Beschaffung von biobasierten Produkten und Dienstleitungen zu erleichtern

#WhatBrandsWant Reveals Barriers and Drivers to Brand Investment in Biomaterials

New report investigating the brand-biomaterials relationship, reveal a growing commitment towards renewable materials

Synthetic Biology-enabled Manufacturing: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Visolis

CEO Deepak Dugar gave this illuminating overview of the state of the technology at ABLC Next in San Francisco

Kohlendioxid als Rohstoff nutzen

Kohlendioxid ist weitgehend als klimaschädliches Abgas bekannt – Die immer wiederkehrende Frage ist, ob man dieses Gas auch als Rohstoff nutzen könnte

15 November 2017

Developments on the PHA Bioplastics front continue to advance

Contribution of two EU-companies in form of patented, unique industrial know-how gives Hydal Corporation big potential to succeed in the worldwide market expansion