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15 August 2019

An examination of biocomposites in the market

What are biocomposites?

14 August 2019

Stora Enso evaluates expansion in Wood Products

The capital expenditure is estimated to be approximately EUR 90 million

Coffee-loving Aussies finding ways to innovate with coffee grounds

Once a beer-swilling land of jolly swagmen, Australia has embraced the southern European coffee culture like few other nations

Start-up grows palm oil alternative for skin care in a lab

Boston-based technology start-up, C16 Bioscience, has developed a lab-grown alternative to palm oil

TOP Renewable jet fuel from air

The aviation industry is an emitter of CO2 and air travel continues to increase. Unlike cars, airplanes cannot switch to electric or hydrogen propulsion in the short-term

Now available: Trilon® M Max based on renewable resources

Taking sustainability of chelating agents to the next level

Trilon® M Max jetzt auch auf Basis nachwachsender Rohstoffe erhältlich

Nachhaltigkeit von biologisch abbaubaren Komplexbildnern weiter gesteigert

13 August 2019

‘Keep your hands off’ bamboo coffee cups, German consumer group warns

Makers of bamboo cups claim their products are reusable and ecologically friendly. German consumer group Stiftung Warentest tested 12 brands of bamboo-based containers and argues that it's best to avoid them

Bambus-Becher sondern Melamin und Formaldehyd ab

Ein Test stellt Mehrwegtassen aus Bambus ein schlechtes Zeugnis aus: Aus manchen lösen sich bedenkliche Stoffe in den Kaffee. Doch es geht offenbar auch anders

More and More People Are Swapping Out Plastic Straws for Coconut Leaves Thanks to Café’s Facebook Post

A café in the Philippines is inspiring thousands of people around the world to replace their plastic straws with a more eco-friendly alternative

Cebuano to showcase bioplastic made out of mango peelings and seaweed

This bioplastic is robust and flexible and can mimic the mechanical strength of the conventional plastic

Lidl in Northern Ireland are selling sustainable underwear made from SEAWEED

This is the next step in sustainable fashion - sustainable undies!

Neste appoints Thorsten Lange Executive Vice President, Renewable Aviation, and Member of the Neste Executive Committee

He will join Neste on February 2020, at the latest, and will report to President and CEO Peter Vanacker

Methanol aus Hüttengas: Carbon2Chem®-Pilotanlage

Methanol-Pilotanlage in Betrieb genommen

12 August 2019

nova Session “Technology of the Future: Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU)” – Renewable Carbon for kerosene, naphtha, chemicals and polymers

With guest speakers from Nordic Blue Crude, IASA and RWTH Aachen University

ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat to Advance Breakthrough Atmospheric Carbon Capture Technology

Technology removes carbon dioxide from industrial sources and the atmosphere

Bio-based solvent helping develop uk’s first industrial-scale car battery recycling project

According to the IEA, the global electric car fleet exceeded 5.1 million in 2018 and is estimated to reach at least 130 million by 2030

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2019

Bioplastics for a circular economy in first place

EUBP’s policy recommendations to use sound LCAs as a basis for policy formulation

European Bioplastics (EUBP) has put together a paper outlining challenges in using LCA methodology to evaluate innovative technologies

The EU needs rules on chemicals in coffee cups, straws and other paper food packaging, consumer test shows

76 samples of printed paper or board food packaging, such as coffee cups, paper straws, printed napkins and grocery products were tested

9 August 2019

3F BIO secures €17m backing from European Commission for first integrated bio-based protein biorefinery

Flagship grant awarded for first-of-its-kind zero-waste biorefinery to produce proteins for food from low-cost sustainable feedstocks

Neste hosts foundation stone ceremony for Singapore expansion

Neste’s target is to start up the new production line in Singapore during the first half of 2022

Scientists take step toward more efficient fuel refinement processes

The process is indirect due to how selective alkanes are when reacting to the hydroxyl catalysts

Ikea stoppt Verkauf von Bambusbechern – EU prüft Gesundheitsrisiko

Lange galten sie als besonders nachhaltig, inzwischen mehren sich Zweifel an der Ökobilanz von Bambusgeschirr

Verbot wegen Mikroplastik?

EU schürt Kunstrasen-Panik bei Vereinen

8 August 2019

An exclusive interview with Colleen May, President of Cargill’s Bioindustrial Group

In this exclusive interview, Colleen May, tells us what is the bioeconomy from her company’s point of view and what are Cargill’s next steps in the green chemistry

Here Comes the Sun – Sunliquid Tech: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant

Clariant offered this illuminating overview of their sunliquid technology  at ABLC 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Nicht Plastik, Zigarettenkippen sind der häufigste Abfall

Jährlich gelangen 4,5 Billionen Kippen in die Umwelt und schädigen, neben allen anderen negativen Folgen des Rauchens, Mikroorganismen, Tiere und Pflanzen

Solar energy becomes biofuel without solar cells

Researchers at Uppsala University have successfully produced microorganisms that can efficiently produce the alcohol butanol using carbon dioxide and solar energy

A catalyst for sustainable methanol

The technology makes it possible to recycle CO2 and produce methanol from it

Katalysator für nachhaltiges Methanol

Die Technologie ermöglicht, CO2 zu rezyklieren und daraus Methanol herzustellen

7 August 2019

Neste appoints Mercedes Alonso as Executive Vice President, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, and member of the Neste Executive Committee

Mercedes Alonso will transfer to Neste from LyondellBasell

Sayings and images from 12 years traveling on the bioeconomy road

The Digest turns 12  

Wie die Natur Wasserstoff produzierende Enzyme baut

Das Herzstück des biologischen Katalysators wird erst im letzten Schritt eingeschleust – Der Vorgang ist komplex

Norfolk farmer diversifies income and boosts soil health with Miscanthus

Norfolk farmer, Adam Brewer, is planning for the future by diversifying his income and looking after his soils with Miscanthus

Zementindustrie als Rohstofflieferant für reFuels – Flughafen Stuttgart möglicher Abnehmer

Verkehrsministerium und Zementindustrie vereinbaren Machbarkeitsstudien zur Herstellung synthetischer Kraftstoffe

6 August 2019

UK launches fund to help create plastic packaging from plants

The UK government has announced plans to invest £60 million to help fight the battle against single-use plastics and develop new forms of packaging

UK calls for evidence on standards for bio-based and biodegradable plastics

UK businesses are expected to jointly invest up to £149 million, alongside a £60 million government investment, to help fight the global battle against single-use plastics

Lavazza unveils compostable coffee pods

Eco Caps, which will cost about £4 for 16, will go on sale in November

U.S. policy uncertainty forces closure of 2nd biodiesel plant this month: Now, REG’s New Boston plant feels the axe

The tax credit issue

Sustainable nappies for eco-friendly generations

Biodegradable nappies and sanitary pads could reduce the burden that fossil-based plastic litter puts on nature

Statt Plastikfolie: Verkaufsstart für essbaren Überzug für Lebensmittel in Europa

In der EU kommen Obst und Gemüse mit einem essbaren Überzug auf den Markt. Absolut unbedenklich, lautet das Urteil der Behörden

5 August 2019

France bans palm oil from biofuels

UFOP: German government should also rule out palm oil now

Frankreich verbannt Palmöl aus Biokraftstoffen

Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) fordert die Bundesregierung auf nach französischem Vorbild Palmöl baldmöglichst auszuschließen

Could genomics turn pulp’s ‘black liquor’ into consumer goods

UBC research designed to turn ‘black liquor’—a by-product of pulp and paper manufacture—into consumer goods has received funding from Genome BC and the BC Pulp and Paper Bio-Alliance

Researcher uses canola to create biodegradable cling wrap

A University of Alberta researcher has found a new use for a canola byproduct, providing potential for diverse markets beyond China

CU Has Developed A Tiny Muncher That Eats Carbon And Spits Out Bioplastic

The technology is in its very early stages

„Allgemeines Wellnesspapier“

Wie soll die wirtschaftliche Nutzung von Rohstoffen aus lebenden Organismen geregelt werden? Der erste Entwurf der Bundesregierung bleibt vage

2 August 2019

Sawdust Might Be One Answer to the World’s Plastic Problem

Beverage giants Pepsi, Danone and Nestle plan to sell water in recyclable plastic bottles made from lumber scraps

Using fungi, UAA team develops biodegradable insulation for shipping Alaska seafood

In a University of Alaska Anchorage laboratory, researchers have been growing lightweight and fuzzy panels from mushroom tissue that they say could be used as insulation for shipping frozen fish