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20 April 2020

Nexeo Plastics and BioLogiQ Sign Distribution Agreement for North America

Materials to be distributed contain NuPlastiQ, a thermoplastic starch made from potatoes or similar feedstocks

17 April 2020

NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge Competitor Pitches in to Help COVID-19 Efforts

Air Co. is making hand sanitizer with a technology that coverts carbon dioxide into ethanol and donates the supplies to local hospitals, doctors’ offices, and police stations

The amazing genes of the fly agaric

Researchers find the foundations of toxin production in Amanita muscaria, confirming a 50-year old theory

Die besonderen Gene des Fliegenpilzes

Forscher finden die Grundlagen der Giftproduktion im Amanita muscaria und bestätigen damit eine 50 Jahre alte Vermutung

Canada’s biofuels, cleantech industries call for a clean economic recovery

Advanced Biofuels Canada released a Clean Fuel Strategy brief and presented the summary recommendations

Impulspapier: Nachhaltigkeit im Innovationssystem

Das Hightech-Forum Impuls-Papier bittet um Kommentare zur Bioökonomie - Deutschland steht in der Verantwortung, die Welt für kommende Generationen lebenswert zu erhalten

Nouryon introduces natural polymer for sustainable sunscreen formulations

Bio-based and biodegradable SolAmaze is the latest in a series of natural products introduced by Nouryon for the personal care market

Upgrading Biomass with Selective Surface-Modified Catalysts

Scientists have designed a catalyst composed of very low concentrations of platinum  on the surface of titanium dioxide

Clariant starts monthly production of 2 million liters of disinfectant in Gendorf to support vital institutions during COVID-19 outbreak

State of Bavaria aims to provide a total of 10 million liters over the next three months to regional hospitals and other vital institutions

COVID-19: Zwei Millionen Liter Desinfektionsmittel für Bayern

Ziel des Freistaats Bayern: zehn Millionen Liter für regionale Krankenhäuser und andere zentrale Einrichtungen in den nächsten drei Monaten

16 April 2020

TOP Call for innovations – innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year 2020”

Deadline for Submission: 30 April 2020

Lignin Research Yields Additional Answers into Bacteria’s Role

Newly published research builds upon previous observations at NREL on the ability of 14 strains of bacteria to break down lignin oligomers and take advantage of those components

Die Lignin-Forschung liefert zusätzliche Antworten auf die Rolle der Bakterien

Neu veröffentlichte Forschung nimmt frühere Beobachtungen am NREL auf und berichtet über die Fähigkeit von 14 Bakterienstämmen, Lignin-Oligomere abzubauen und diese Komponenten zu nutzen

Scientists successfully produce PLA/protein electrospun mats for future biomedical applications

Electrospun mats can be used for filtering, cell culturing, drug delivery, as sorbents and catalytic matrices, in protective clothing, antibacterial wound dressing and tissue engineering

Im Fokus: Biobasierte Leichtbau-Sandwich-Strukturen für Rotorblätter

ESF-Nachwuchsforschergruppe „ecoWing“ der TU Chemnitz arbeitet an einer Prozesskette zur automatisierten Verarbeitung nachwachsender Leichtbau-Materialien

Lux Research predicts electrification of chemical manufacturing platforms

Electrolysis technologies will enable renewable electricity as an alternative to fossil feedstock, as opportunity for the chemical sector to decarbonise its supply chain

Olive pits: From waste to resource

A new project launched by Spanish plastics technology center AIMPLAS is now looking at the feasibility of using olive pits to make a new bioplastic

VTT to assess bio- and waste-based oils suitable for power plants and ships

The aim is to determine the most ecologically and economically sustainable way to replace fossil fuels

15 April 2020

How the chemical industry can meet the climate goals

ETH researchers analysed various possibilities for reducing the net CO2 emissions of the chemical industry to zero. Their conclusion? The chemical industry can in fact have a carbon-​neutral future

Wie die chemische Industrie die Klimaziele erreichen kann

ETH-​Forschende analysierten verschiedene Möglichkeiten, die Netto-​CO2-​Emissionen der chemischen Industrie auf null zu reduzieren. Die Wissenschaftler kommen zum Schluss: Eine CO2-​neutrale chemische Industrie ist möglich

Olive stones to develop a new sustainable plastic material for oil packaging items

AIMPLAS and OLIPE have implemented the GO-OLIVA project to find a high value-added application for olive-waste

Super clear, super thin, super durable: Zymergen bends it like Beckham, electronics-wise

New great company's product is incredibly more thin, coupled with opacity and cost parity

Die gesamte Paprikapflanze nutzen

Im Verbundprojekt TaReCa sollen Technologien entwickelt werden, um neben der Frucht auch Blätter und Stängel der Pflanze sinnvoll zu verwerten

INSIGHT: Europe glycerine spot prices post triple-digit rises on fears of further biodiesel output cuts

There is almost no material being seen in the crude glycerine market at the beginning of April

PEF Joint Venture to Renewable Polymers and All In Between: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

Dive into the details

14 April 2020

Coffee grounds show promise as wood substitute in producing cellulose nanofibers

Another possible use for coffee grounds: Biodegradable plastics

Luminy PLA resins help fight Corona virus

Total Corbion PLA is joining the fight by donating Luminy PLA resins for the production of 3D printed medical devices and protective equipment

Holzverwendung nützt dem Klima

Nachhaltige Waldbewirtschaftung und Holznutzung reduzieren nachweislich die Treibhausgas-Emission

Sateri’s Fujian Mill Complies with EU-BAT Standard, Rest of the Mills to Complete Assessments and Comply by 2023

EU-BAT is specifically developed for adoption by industries in Europe. Sateri is going beyond regulatory requirements to be an early adopter

Bio-Recycling: Bakterie zerlegt Plastikmüll

Ein Stamm einer extremophilen Gruppe von Mikroben kann toxische organische Verbindungen als einzige Quelle für Kohlenstoff, Stickstoff und Energie aufnehmen  

Agriculture and bioeconomy: EIB approves €700 million of financing under the Investment Plan for Europe amid coronavirus pandemic

Financing is guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and will help make the sector more resilient in light of Covid-19

Vom Pflanzenrest zum Biotreibstoff

Verfahren wird bereits eingesetzt

9 April 2020

Icma San Giorgio designs, builds and instals compounding plant for bioplastics

New plant was designed and delivered as a "turn-key" project, from the loading systems of the different components to the packing of the final product

Innovativer Verbundwerkstoff: Papier

Forschern der Dualen Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe ist es gelungen, die Eigenschaften von Papier so zu verändern, dass ein stabiles und strapazierfähiges Faserverbundmaterial entsteht

BioSC Workshop „Closing Cycles in the Plastics Bioeconomy”

The development of polymers from plastic waste using biotechnological and chemical methods offers the opportunity to replace fossil resources and close the carbon cycle for polymer production

Not just biofuels: Algae’s next wave

A growing number of materials scientists and manufacturers are turning from land to sea in search of more sustainable biomass feedstocks

Researchers hope new seed-based miscanthus hybrid can be used as feedstock for biochemicals

New hybrids of the biomass crop miscanthus will enable growers to meet the UK’s future energy and greenchemistry production needs

An exclusive interview with Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech. “We have to stop waiting for leaders to make decisions for us. We need to act.”

Exclusive interview with Il Bioeconomista and Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech

Possible lives for food waste from restaurants

Research into the field of the bioeconomy and the search for waste valorization strategies is the field of research for the BIOSAHE

Green Maritime Methanol consortium starts engine test programme

Within the Green Maritime Methanol project a new milestone has been achieved, the successful start of the engine test programme on 100% methanol

8 April 2020

MATER-BI, the New Grade for Extrusion Coating Now Available

In comparison with previous versions, the new grade offers an appreciable improvement in process stability, coating thicknesses and processing speed

Novamont: MATER-BI, die neue Klasse für die Extrusionsbeschichtung ist jetzt verfügbar

Im Vergleich zu früheren Versionen eine deutliche Verbesserung der Prozessstabilität, der Beschichtungsdicken und der Verarbeitungsgeschwindigkeit

New technique discovered to recycle balsa wood contained in wind turbine rotor blades

Currently around 10% of building insulation materials are made from renewable resources – there’s room for improvement here

Die Chemie muss stimmen

Power-to-Gas wird in der kommenden Dekade eine wichtige Rolle spielen. Die politischen Rahmenbedingungen und der Stand der Technik im Überblick

Neste expects global renewable diesel demand to surge over next decade

Neste is expanding its renewable products production capacity in Singapore by 1.3 million mt by mid-2022

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products

Researchers have been working on a hybrid system combining bacteria and nanowires that can capture the energy of sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water

7 April 2020

German scientists identify microbe that could help degrade polyurethane-based plastics

A strain of an extremophile group of bacteria is capable of ingesting toxic organic compounds as its sole source of carbon, nitrogen and energy

Vielseitige Verbundwerkstoffe aus Kaffeesatz

Kaffeesatz ist ein kostbarer Rohstoff, der zu neuen biobasierten Verbundwerkstoffen verarbeitet werden kann. In dem Ideenwettbewerb-Projekt BioKaVe wurde dafür ein Aufbereitungsverfahren entwickelt

Synthetic palm oil being brewed like beer gets Bill Gates’ investment

C16 Biosciences has just received a 20 million dollar 'series A' investment round from Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund

Wasserstofftechnologie eröffnet neue Chancen für Energieversorger

Aktuell rechnen rund 60 Prozent der Versorgungsunternehmen mittel- und langfristig mit hohen bis sehr hohen Margen