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21 April 2021

For which plastic products is biodegradation a viable end-of-life option?

The BioSinn project found products and applications for which biodegradation at the end-of-life is a real option. 25 fact sheets answer technical and regulatory questions for each application. The market volume of these applications was also estimated: in Germany it is about 140,000 tonnes, in the European Union about 1 million tonnes per year!

Bei welchen Kunststoffprodukten ist der biologische Abbau eine sinnvolle End-of-Life-Option?

Das Projekt BioSinn fand Produkte und Anwendungen, für die biologischer Abbau am Lebensende eine echte Option darstellt. 25 Steckbriefe beantworten für jede Anwendung technische und regulatorische Fragen. Auch das Marktvolumen dieser Anwendungen wurde geschätzt: Es sind in Deutschland etwa 140.000 Tonnen, in der Europäischen Union etwa 1 Million Tonnen pro Jahr!

DMC & SCG Execute Agreement for DMC’s Amino Acid Product Line in ASEAN

"We are excited by the opportunity to bring these biobased, sustainable solutions to the region and to contribute to a more sustainable society"

Separating beer waste into proteins for foods, and fiber for biofuels

Scientists report a new way to extract the protein and fiber from brewer’s spent grain and use it to create new types of protein sources, biofuels and more

Shell Invests in LanzaJet

Shell’s investment further enables LanzaJet’s global growth and aligns with Shell’s strategy to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050

Alfa Laval becomes partner in unique Power-to-X consortium to produce renewable clean fuels

Green methanol is a commercially ready, liquid fuel predicted to play a key role in achieving carbon neutral shipping

20 April 2021

AFYREN updates environmental assessment of its biobased organic acids: Carbon footprint is 81% lower than petro-based equivalents

Roadmap for further measurement is established

Biodegradable plastic made from fisheries waste

Even when soaked in plain water, the plastic still quickly began showing signs of microbial growth which should lead to degradation

New roadmap sets out how to reduce CO2 emissions using Industrial Biotechnology

The new report identifies five industry sectors, with short to medium term potential for carbon reduction using industrial biotechnology

Campaigns questioning the use of woody biomass for energy are missing key facts

The media campaigns also often ignore the many steps that have already been taken towards sustainable forest management, particularly in Europe and North America

19 April 2021

iMulch: Nine criteria for characterising micro- and macroplastics in soils

Researchers of the iMulch project succeeded in establishing the first three test criteria for determining microplastics in the ecological system soil

iMulch: Neun Kriterien zur Charakterisierung von Mikro- und Makroplastik in Böden

Forschern des iMulch-Projekts ist es gelungen, die ersten drei Prüfkriterien zur Bestimmung von Mikroplastik im Ökosystem Boden zu etablieren

How can bio-based plastics affect marine organisms?

Investigate the effects of ingested material

Kinder Morgan Seeks to Expand CO2 Business in Clean Energy Push

Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan Inc. plans to expand its carbon-capture business, joining the ranks of major oil and gas companies capitalizing on clean energy investing

EWABA highlights fears over SAF blending mandate

EWABA has expressed its concerns regarding the expected diversion of waste lipid feedstocks from the road and maritime sector to aviation

Wafer-thin nanopaper changes from firm to soft at the touch of a button

Bioinspired cellulose nanofibrils can be controlled by electricity / Strength and stiffness can be modulated via an electrical switch

Hauchdünnes Nanopapier wechselt auf Knopfdruck von fest zu weich

Bioinspirierte Zellulose-Nanofibrillen lassen sich durch Strom steuern / Festigkeit und Steifheit kann über elektrischen Schalter moduliert werden

16 April 2021

Positive feedback for Project AIR for sustainable methanol production from EU Innovation Fund

World’s largest Carbon Capture and Utilization Unit on Perstorp’s site in Stenungsund, Sweden

Turning Wood Into Plastic

Completely degrading after three months, the bioplastic can be broken back down into the slurry by mechanical stirring

The Extraordinary Re-Making of Ordinary Things: Part 1 Reinventing Ethanol as Ethyl Acetate

Ethyl acetate, it’s that sweet-smelling ester found in nail polish and glue

ReNew ELP Announce Commencement of World’s First Site with Wood as EPC

Plans to build the world’s first commercial-scale plastic recycling plant in Teesside using innovative hydrothermal upgrading technology have taken a step forward

15 April 2021

Trinseo and BASF jointly announce Business Collaboration on Circular Feedstock

Partnership based on shared values supporting circularity with styrenic plastics

Trinseo und BASF kündigen Zusammenarbeit an

Gemeinsames Ziel: Kreislaufwirtschaft bei Styrolkunststoffen fördern

Clean Planet Energy unveil two new Ultra-Clean Marine Fuels, made from non-recyclable plastic waste

A Clean Planet ecoPlant® can accept and convert non-recyclable waste-plastics, that would otherwise be heading to incineration, landfill, or worse – into the oceans  

Sustainable criteria for a forest based biorefinery

Practically sustainable means that we take care of at least three constituent parts: environmental, economic and social systems

Bundesregierung verlängert Unterstützung aus dem Waldklimafonds

Bundeslandwirtschaftsministerium und Bundesumweltministerium verlängern Förderrichtlinie für Waldklimafonds – neue Vorhaben sind gesichert

14 April 2021

Mura Technology, Cat-HTR™ Global License Holders, Create Partnership with KBR

The advanced recycling process uses supercritical steam to convert plastics back into the chemicals and oils from which they were made

Skepticism Mounts over Utility of Biodegradable Plastics

Yes, these materials will degrade over time. But how long will it take? And under what environmental conditions?

Australian firm says it will bring HempBLOCK system to USA

An Australian company has secured an exclusive distributorship in the USA for a hempcrete building system it says is cost competitive with traditional construction

An exclusive interview with Nicolas Sordet, founder and CEO Afyren

AFYREN collected more than €70 million funding in 2019, which allows the company to grow from a pilot stage to industrial-scale production

13 April 2021

From ethanol to ethylene, ethylene oxide and ethylene glycols

The Competitive Edge: Petron Scientech, Inc.

EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System extended with new indicators

The nine new indicators that have been added to the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System dashboards cover four of the five EU Bioeconomy Strategy Objectives

“Appropriate management of all organic wastes must be enabled NOW if the world is to meet Paris Agreement targets”, says global biogas trade body in landmark report

Human activity generates 105bn tonnes of organic wastes (food waste, sewage and garden wastes, and farm and agricultural wastes) annually by human activity

Neste Porvoo refinery is getting ready for the major turnaround

Neste secures the safe and undisrupted operations of the Porvoo refinery in Finland with major turnarounds, executed approximately every five years

12 April 2021

BASF presents roadmap to climate neutrality

BASF working on numerous flagship projects

Closing the loop for polyurethane mattresses

Covestro: a pioneer in foam recycling and cycle design

Den Kreislauf für Polyurethan-Matratzen schließen

Covestro: Vorreiter beim Schaumrecycling und der Gestaltung von Kreisläufen

Non-Renewable Carbon User Fee: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to the Disappearing Gas Tax

Like magic, it’s the ‘disappearing’ gasoline tax on just the non-renewable portion of transportation fuel

Termination of Synthetic Ethanol Production & Sales and Contract to Handlethe Distillation of Fermented Ethanol

The business environment surrounding MCC’s synthetic ethanol business remains harsh, in part due to rising repair costs of aging production facilities

Diamond Green Diesel Enters into New Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

The new revolving credit facility matures March 30, 2024 and is non-recourse to the joint venture partners

A circular economy for textiles to design out waste and pollution

The textile sector is marked by low rates of utilisation and low levels of recycling, leading to substantial and ever-expanding pressure on resources

9 April 2021

Multipurpose bioplastic from soy residues: A pilot plant to Finland

A biopolymer plant will be built in Uusikaupunki, Finland, in which bioplastic production will be piloted on an industrial scale

Danimer Scientific Planning $700 Million, 400-Job Expansion in Decatur County

Expansion will nearly quadruple Danimer's Bainbridge, GA workforce with plans to be operational in 2023

A stable copper catalyst for CO2 conversion

A new catalyst for the conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemicals or fuels has been developed by researchers at RUB and the University of Duisburg-Essen

Ein stabiler Kupfer-Katalysator für die CO2-Umwandlung

Das Klimagas CO2 lässt sich in größere Kohlenstoffverbindungen umwandeln, die als Grundchemikalien für die Industrie oder als Kraftstoffe genutzt werden können

Avantium secures new offtake contracts for planned FDCA flagship plant

Final Investment Decision Progress Update

Renewable, Climate Positive and Circular: The Beverage Carton Roadmap to 2030 and Beyond [Promoted content]

Packaging can and should continue to contribute to the EU Green Deal ambitions and in particular to climate neutrality, circularity and biodiversity

Green Looks Good On You: Smile Beverage Werks, P.B.C. Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts

8 April 2021

TOP Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) draws worldwide attention

From international brands to leading chemical and bioeconomy companies to innovative start-ups for CO2 utilisation, companies are collaborating to guide a smart transition from fossil carbon to renewable carbon

MIT engineers make filters from tree branches to purify drinking water

Prototypes tested in India show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option