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24 Februar 2021

Milliken joins GO!PHA, aims to drive adoption PHAs in single-use packaging applications

Company will bring to GO!PHA its expertise in polymer chemistry to help improve the processing, performance, aesthetics and other important attributes of PHA

Schäden durch „Plastikfasten“: Bärendienst für die Umwelt

Der BUND ruft vor Ostern zum Verzicht auf plastikverpackte Waren auf. Dabei sind Alternativen wie „grüne“ Pappe sogar noch umweltschädlicher

Helian Polymers cooperates with CheilJedang BIO to bring biodegradable PHA based 3D printing filament to the market

Joint goal of this cooperation is to develop high added value PHA based and customer specific biopolymer solutions

Obst im Schutzmantel

Avocados und Zitrusfrüchte sollen länger haltbar sein, wenn sie mit einer speziellen Schicht überzogen werden. Edeka und Rewe nutzen diese Coating-Technologie

CO2 sucked from the air and turned into jet fuel shows promise

The European Commission will publish its ReFuelEU initiative next month, which aims to boost supply and demand of SAFs – including e-fuels and more commonly used advanced biofuels – across Europe

Ralph Lauren-Backed Materials Company Develops Plant-Based, Plastic-Free Leather

New U.S.-facility will span over 10,000-square-feet and will be utilized to manufacture its plant-based leather product, called Mirum

Sustainable aviation today and tomorrow

The aviation sector has committed itself to carbon neutral growth from 2020 onwards, and to halve emissions by 2050 compared to 2005 levels

E20 plan put on hold due to higher biofuel prices

Permanent energy secretary Kulit Sombatsiri said biofuels have lost their competitiveness in terms of production costs

23 Februar 2021

SWEETWOODS delivers first tons of high purity lignin and wood sugars

One of the goals of the SWEETWOODS project is to establish markets for lignin and sugar-based platform chemicals

Durchsichtiges Holz: Forscher entwickeln alternativen Baustoff für Innenräume

Mit Chemikalien kann das Lignin des Holzes in einem aufwändigen und energieintensiven Prozess aus dünnen Holzschichten gewaschen werden

Vow ASA and Betula Energy AS aim for biocarbon production in Bamble, Norway

Betula Energy, which is the new name of former entity BioGren AS, will establish bioenergy and biocarbon production from forest wood biomass

Bauer Hubert trifft Försterin Waldtraut

Held der FNR-Kinderbücher „Bauer Hubert“ feiert mit neuen Veröffentlichungen sein 15-jähriges Jubiläum

The Business of Biotechnology: Growing for Europe’s tomorrow

EuropaBio report ‘Measuring the Economic Footprint of the Biotechnology Industry in Europe’

Carbon Capture – A Man-made Solution To Solve A Man-made Problem

Many of the companies, who were not that long ago considered progressive, oil majors etc now hold the key to solving the problem man has created

Producing more sustainable hydrogen

In laboratory tests, these “polymer dots” showed promising performance and stability alike

Flowers of St. John’s Wort serve as green catalyst

Conceptually new and sustainable process registered as a German patent

Blüten des Johanniskrautes dienen als grüner Katalysator

Konzeptionell neues und nachhaltiges Verfahren als deutsches Patent angemeldet

22 Februar 2021

Advances in cellulose-based food packaging material move to testing phase of industrial production

New Thermocell plastic material, which is made from renewable components, is to be used in the same way as fossil-based plastic

Die „grünen“ Katalysatoren

Arbeitsgruppe entwickelt neue Materialklasse mit Potenzial für Industrieanwendungen

Vow ASA and ArcelorMittal join forces to build biogas plant in Luxembourg

The biogas will be made using Vow’s patented ‘Biogreen’ pyrolysis technology, which involves heating sustainable biomass at high temperatures

Meilenstein in puncto Recyclingfähigkeit von Kunststoffen

SÜDPACK-LKW verlässt RECENSO Pilotanlage mit dem ersten Öl, welches aus bis dato mechanisch nicht recyclingfähigen Ressourcen gewonnen wurde

A milestone in the recyclability of plastics

SÜDPACK truck left the RECENSO pilot plant with the first recovered crude oil made from chemically recycling reusable materials

Bundesregierung ebnet Weg für Wasserstoffnetze

Das Bundeskabinett beschließt am Mittwoch wesentliche Regelungen zum Aufbau eines Wasserstoffnetzes. Die Gasnetzbetreiber sind enttäuscht

EnginZyme Extends Series A to €11 Million to Advance Cell-Free Chemical Production Platform in Funding Round Led by Sweden’s Industrifonden

EnginZyme’s technology platform leverages engineered, immobilized enzymes to create a best-in-class approach

Colossally Cool Cannabinoids Captivate Creo, Genomatica, Amyris, others

In today’s Digest, the latest news from around the world on cannabinoids, a new market report on cannabinoids, and more

19 Februar 2021

Bacterium produces pharmaceutical all-purpose weapon

Study by the University of Bonn should significantly facilitate research into the promising substance

Bakterium produziert pharmazeutische Allzweckwaffe

Studie der Universität Bonn dürfte die Erforschung des vielversprechenden Wirkstoffs deutlich erleichtern

The new green paper sector doesn’t need trees

Canopy using new technologies that take advantage of agricultural residues, food waste or old clothing, and turns them into everyday products

Xometry: Biologisch abbaubare Materialien für den 3D-Druck

Biologisch abbaubare Verbundwerkstoffe wie PLA / PHA oder WoodFill aus PLA und Holzfasern sind künftig breit für additive Produktionsverfahren erhältlich

Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance – Disappointed with UN Decision on CBD Regulations

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs did not support the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence recommendations

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste Calls for Submissions for Recycling Technologies

Call for project proposals with innovative solutions in chemical recycling technologies to unlock value for hard-to-recycle plastics

British Airways fuels its future with second sustainable aviation fuel partnership

British Airways will purchase SAF from LanzaJet’s US plant to power a number of the airline’s flights from late 2022

BASF and Siemens Energy to cooperate in the field of Carbon Management

A modernization of the power grid at the Ludwigshafen site using digital and CO2-optimized products from Siemens Energy is being evaluated

BASF und Siemens Energy wollen bei Carbon Management zusammenarbeiten

Eine Modernisierung des elektrischen Netzes am Standort Ludwigshafen unter Einbeziehung des digitalen und CO2-optimierten Produktportfolios wird evaluiert

18 Februar 2021

The circular economy can help save the planet –⁠ if we start innovating now

There is a mismatch between multinationals struggling to keep pace with circular innovation, and entrepreneurs who lack the resources to scale up

Müllberge durch FFP2-Masken: Firma bringt wiederverwendbare Alternative auf den Markt

„VivaMask“ stellt Stoffmasken aus Cellulosefasern her, die wiederverwendbar und biologisch abbaubar sind

Coca-Cola to test market paper bottle prototype in limited trial

First-generation paper bottle prototype consists of a paper shell with a recycled plastic closure and -liner inside

Dow and Henkel bring sustainability to hot melt adhesives

Dow customer Henkel’s Technomelt SUPRA ECO line to achieve another milestone in both companies’ sustainability goals

Grünen Wasserstoff direkt in der Windturbine erzeugen

Eine neue Lösung soll einen Elektrolyseur vollständig in eine Offshore-Windturbine integrieren, um dort direkt grünen Wasserstoff zu erzeugen

VTT, Neste et al in search for e-fuels breakthrough

Altogether, EUR 6 million (about $7.2 million USD) is invested in a collaboration project for the development of the production of fuels in Finland

VTT, Neste and their partners seek breakthrough in Finnish e-fuel technology

The market for electrolysis technology, which is a key to the production of synthetic fuels, is expected to grow more than 20-fold in the coming five years

An interview with Jukka Kantola, CEO NC Partnering

The signs of climate change are there for all to see, for instance more storms and drought

17 Februar 2021

European Parliament adopts resolution on the new Circular Economy Action Plan

MEPs voted 574 in favour, but also called on the commission to include more stringent targets to protect natural resources and reduce consumption

99O™: So werden Textilien biologisch abbaubar und nachhaltig

Spezieller Polyester-Stoff von Sunfeng ist giftstofffrei und perfekt für die Kreislaufwirtschaft auch in der Sport- und Outdoor-Industrie geeignet

Scottish industrial biotechnology community hits combined turnover milestone

Companies approach £750 million and are on course to surpass 2025 target of £900 million

Eastman: Kunststoffrecycling-Anlage in Tennessee in Planung

Investition von fast $250 Millionen geht in neue Raffinerie, wo mithilfe einer innovativen Recyclingtechnologie Spezialwerkstoffe aus Kunststoffabfällen entstehen sollen

INEOS Styrolution and Polystyvert establish joint development agreement aimed at advancing a circular economy for polystyrene

Patented advanced recycling technology offers a unique approach to achieving high quality recycled polystyrene

Elon And Exxon Agree: Carbon Capture Is Set To Explode In 2021

Robust research and development portfolio, supported by government initiatives, will be a key to rapid progress in this arena

Clariant and Harbin Hulan Sino-Dan Jianye Bio-Energy announce license agreement for sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology in China

This agreement marks the second license deal for Clariant’s sunliquid® technology in China and its fifth signed license deal globally

Clariant und Harbin Hulan Sino-Dan Jianye Bio-Energy geben Lizenzvereinbarung für die Zellulose-Ethanol-Technologie sunliquid® in China bekannt

Diese Vereinbarung ist das zweite Lizenzabkommen für Clariants sunliquid®-Technologie in China und die fünfte unterzeichnete Lizenzvereinbarung weltweit