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14 Februar 2018

UPM studies opportunities for developing its biofuels business by starting an environmental impact assessment in Kotka, Finland

The Kotka Biorefinery would produce approximately 500,000 tonnes of advanced biofuels for transportation

TOP Power-to-Gas mit hohem Wirkungsgrad

Das EU-Projekt HELMETH konnte den Wirkungsgrad der Methangasproduktion aus regenerativem Strom dank thermischer Verkettung chemischer Prozesse auf über 75 Prozent steigern

13 Februar 2018

NEC achieves advanced scratch resistance and maki-e style printing on luxury lacquerware tone bioplastic

Supporting practical use of "Urushi black" tone bioplastics

New algae-based cosmetics developed

Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance Consortium led by GEOMAR achieves the first marine bioproduct success

Neue algen-basierte Kosmetik

GEOMAR-geleitetes Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance Konsortium verzeichnet ersten Erfolg durch Marktstart von Ostsee-Biokosmetik-Produktlinie

Bio-based cleaning products: What can I expect from them?

AllThings.Bio answers the most frequently asked questions about bio-based cleaning products

GoJelly project officially kicks off!

Suitability of the organisms as microplastic filters, fertilizers or fish feed empowering the industry sector to develop blue-green biotechnology products

Ist das wirklich gut für die Umwelt?

Biologisch abbaubar, nachhaltig – klingt alles grün und öko. Aber ist es das? Oder steckt dahinter irreführende Werbung? Hier lesen Sie die wichtigsten Begriffe im Umwelt-Check

Yay or Nay – Will EU really say no more palm-based biodiesel?

The chaos continues about the proposed EU palm oil ban and outlook

12 Februar 2018

Plastiktütenhersteller scheitert vor dem Bundesgerichtshof mit Schadenersatzklage gegen die DUH

Gewonnener Mammutprozess macht Mut, auch weiterhin gegen Lobbys und Kartelle vorzugehen

Meridian Waste Solutions’ Attis Innovations Reports Strong Performance Results for its Bio-Based Composite

Focused on Conversion of Biomass into Low Cost, High Performance Materials

Innovative concrete: we need it badly, it’s there, we don’t use it

There are several promising trials to turn the cement paths towards sustainability - but to bring it to the market is failing at several obstacles

Ö-Klo: recovering valuable materials by composting toilets

"Aurin Recycled Fertiliser" has been officially authorised for use as fertiliser for flowers, ornamental plants and lawns

Ö-Klo: Wertstoffrecycling durch Komposttoiletten

„Aurin-Recyclingdünger“ wurde offiziell zur Düngung von Blumen, Zierpflanzen oder Rasen zugelassen

Less moisture in natural fibers

The biological transformation offers options and opportunities for almost all industries

Weniger Feuchte in Naturfasern

Die Biologische Transformation bietet Chancen und Möglichkeiten für nahezu alle Branchen

9 Februar 2018

The ‘Blue Planet effect’ kick-starts focus on plastic use in UK but Brexit and funding challenges remain

"In years to come, I think people will be shocked at how today we allow so much plastic to be produced needlessly.”

UPM to build the world’s first biorefinery producing wood-based biodiesel

New facility to produce annually approximately 100,000 tonnes of advanced second generation biodiesel for transport

VIDEO: Synthetic biology in the fashion industry

Natsai Audrey Chiez talks at World Bio Markets conference about her decovering of bacteria, which make a striking red-purple pigment

So kann die Distel das Glyphosat ersetzen

Die preisgekrönte Chemikerin Catia Bastioli arbeitet an einer Alternative zum umstrittenen Pflanzengift

2017 marks the first year in which more electricity in Europe was generated from wind, sun, and biomass than from coal

Agora Energiewende and Sandbag present annual evaluation of the European energy transition

2017: Erstmals mehr Strom aus Wind, Sonne und Biomasse als aus Kohle in der Europäischen Union

Agora Energiewende und Sandbag legen Bericht zur EU-Energiewende vor

A step towards independence from fossil resources

Lignin is a real alternative to fossil resources in the manufacture of primers and adhesives

Ein Schritt in die Unabhängigkeit von fossilen Rohstoffen

Lignin ist eine echte Alternative zu fossilen Rohstoffen bei der Herstellung von Grundierungen oder Klebstoffen

3D Printing of Bacteria: The Next Frontier in Biofabrication

Bacterial species are now being mixed with various bioinks to produce functional complex materials using 3D printing

8 Februar 2018

The bio-composite market cannot grow fast enough: report

IDTechEx forecasts the revenue for bast fibres used in composite parts to exceed $140 million by 2027

Advanced Biofuels: Now? Later? Never?

By Terry J. Mazanec, PhD, Lee Enterprises Consulting - Special to The Digest

Treibhausgasemissionen im Rapsanbau realistisch bewerten und vermindern

Lachgasemissionsfaktor zur THG-Bilanzierung beim Raps für deutsche Verhältnisse zu hoch angesetzt

Which tree? Where? Why?

Agroforestry publication helps farmers decide which trees, where, for what purpose

Power-to-X: Energie, wandle Dich!

Power-to-X-Technologien erlauben es, überschüssigen Strom dezentral in Wärme oder Kraftstoff umzuwandeln

The Slowed Corrode: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Bio-oils and Corrosion

The team prepared this illuminating overview on the projects progress and promise for the DOE Project Peer Review meetings

FNR veröffentlicht Jahresbericht 2016/17

Aktivitäten im Forst- und Holzbereich weiter ausgebaut

7 Februar 2018

Phario project set to scale up to pilot production

In 2015, the Phario project reported being able to produce a kilo of PHA a week from sewerage sludge. Now the next step is in sight

Neue Methode könnte den Weg zur Wasserstoffwirtschaft ebnen

WSU-Forscher entwickelten eine sehr einfache, fünfminütige Methode, um große Mengen eines hochwertigen Katalysators zu erzeugen

New water-splitting method could open path to hydrogen economy

WSU researchers developed a very simple, five-minute method to create large amounts of a high-quality catalyst

Could glowing plants replace light bulbs?

MIT researchers engineering plants to replace functions of every day devices

FNR: Reifen aus Löwenzahn

TAKOWIND II: Züchtung, Anbau und Verwertung von Russischem Löwenzahn (Taraxacum koksaghyz)

EU and Gates Foundation pledge €500 million for innovations in agriculture

Joint initiative to drive research and technical and organisational innovations across agricultural and food systems in developing countries

Forest owners boss: ‘Sustainable forest management crucial to maintaining carbon cycle ‘

When we talk about forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation, we need to understand the full picture

Waldbesitzer: Zu viel Regulierung schadet der Forstwirtschaft – und den Klimazielen

Die beste Strategie zur Maximierung des Potenzials muss eine nachhaltige und aktive Forststrategie sein

Mariagiovanna Vetere, NatureWorks: “It’s time to give clear support to biomaterials! The EU Plastic Strategy is a missed opportunity”

Mariagiovanna Vetere, NatureWorks Public Affairs manager for Europe, talks to Il Bioeconomista

6 Februar 2018

Metsä Board launches an innovative eco-barrier paperboard

New barrier treatment packaging especially developed for food service use

Innovative und individuelle Verpackungen für die See- und Luftfracht

Im umweltfreundlichen Paletten-Container von Antalis Verpackungen effizient von A nach B

Neue Studie der Uni Halle: Diese Bakterien verdauen giftige Metalle und bilden dabei Gold

Deutsch-australische Forschergruppe präsentiert wichtige Erkenntnisse über die zweite Hälfte des bio-geochemischen Gold-Zyklus

New study by the University of Halle: These Bacteria produce gold by digesting toxic metals

Joint German-Australian research team provides important insights into the second half of the bio-geochemical gold cycle

Novamont starts a new partnership in Serbia

Serbian Chamber of Commerce’s vocation, is to create a pilot project enabling the introduction of new technologies in the city of Gornji Milanovac

Tennessee Startup Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation to turn Waste into Plastic

New start-up awarded grant to develop new biodegradable plastics from lignin

Polymers and Fuels from Renewable Resources

The award ceremony will take place on 15 March 2018 during the 51th Annual Meeting of German Catalysis Scientists in Weimar

Polymere und Treibstoffe aus erneuerbaren Ressourcen

Die Preisverleihung findet am 15. März 2018 während des Jahrestreffens Deutscher Katalytiker in Weimar statt

LanzaTech, Novozymes, Amyris, DSM, Enerkem, POET, BASF, Genomatica and Braskem Hot 50 voting lead as voting nears final week

This week’s summary includes photo and other bonus votes which are just now beginning to come in