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15 Oktober 2020

Cargill and Virent collaborate to study Virent’s BioForming® technology to produce biobased fuels and chemicals

Corn dextrose as a feedstock to Virent’s innovative technology for the production of “drop-in” low-carbon biofuels and biochemicals

Poland Spring Joins Forces with the University of Maine to Explore Bio-Based Materials for Packaging

This collaboration supports the development of technologies to identify and assess viable alternative materials that will reduce the environmental impact of packaging

BASF: Nachhaltig produzierte Fleischwaren in nachhaltiger Hülle – Gutfried Bio-Hähnchen-Fleischwurst in innovativer Verpackung

Vier Unternehmen stellen innovative Kunststoffverpackung vor: Rund zwei Drittel der für die Verpackung verwendeten Rohstoffe stammen aus Kunststoffabfällen

Conagra adds new products to plant-based fiber packaging products

Company is using plant-based fibers instead of plastic, avoiding the use of more than 3.5 million pounds of plastic packaging

Axens, IFPEN and JEPLAN join their forces to demonstrate and commercialize an innovative process for the recycling of all types of waste PET

The 3 partners will work closely with the actors of PET packaging and textile industries to validate the quality of the recycled PET

Shell, BP, Total: Das Ende des Ölzeitalters naht

Die Ölindustrie steht vor einer historischen Zäsur. Shell-Vorstand Huibert Vigeveno erklärt, wie sich sein Konzern darauf einstellen will

Showa Denko begins processing waste plastics at Kawasaki plant under new license

Showa Denko announced that it has obtained a license to process industrial waste, and started to accept crushed & molded used plastics.

Alco Bio Fuel, Messer Benelux and IJsfabriek Strombeek once again investing millions of euros in recycling CO2 in North Sea Port

In the spring of 2022, this second line will be operational, bringing the annual capture of green CO2 to 160,000 tons

Ecological power storage battery made of vanillin

It is ground-breaking in the field of sustainable energy storage technology

Ökologischer Stromspeicher aus Vanillin

Bahnbrechender Erfolg im Bereich nachhaltiger Energiespeicher-Technologien

Researchers: Lignin could replace biomass processing solvent

Biomass has great potential for many applications, including alternative fuels, chemicals, and materials

14 Oktober 2020

Racing cars with body parts made from renewable raw materials

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR will tackle this year’s Nürburgring 24-hour race featuring a complete body kit made of natural-fibre composite materials for the first time

Rennwagen mit Karosseriekomponenten aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen

Der Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR geht im Rahmen des diesjährigen 24-Stunden-Rennens auf dem Nürburgring erstmals mit einem vollständigen Karosseriekit aus Biofaser-Verbundwerkstoffen an den Start

Plastic waste as a valuable resource – SÜDPACK invests in joint project with RECENSO

Collaboration aims to convert production-related reusable materials into high-quality pyrolysis oil on an industrial scale.

Kunststoffabfälle als wertvolle Ressource – SÜDPACK investiert in gemeinsames Projekt mit RECENSO

Kooperation verfolgt das Ziel, produktionsbedingte Wertstoffe in industriellem Maßstab  in hochwertiges Pyrolyse-Öl umzuwandeln

Braskem advances in research into chemical recycling of plastics

The new phase involves the signing of a cooperation with the Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores (FCC S.A.), SENAI CETIQT and COPPE/UFRJ with total investment of R$2.7 million

Borealis: Polyolefine aus Abfall- und Reststoffströmen

EverMinds-Strategie in Fahrt: erneuerbare Polyolefine können als nachwachsende Rohstoffe komplett aus Abfällen und Restströmen gewonnen werden  

NewAge® Industries Announces New Plan to Recycle Silicone Tubing Waste

Adds Another Green Project to Its Sustainability Portfolio

Medical cannabis weeded out from short-term EU policy agenda

The European Commission has not planned to launch a legislative initiative on medicinal cannabis, an EU source informed

Loop Industries and SUEZ announce strategic partnership to build first infinite Loop facility producing 100% recycled and infinitely recyclable plastic in Europe

Partnership to meet the needs of global brands looking for 100% recycled content for packaging, which can be infinitely recycled

Ecofriendly plastic alternative: Scraps to synthetics

New innovative material can be produced on an industrial scale in a new process developed by the Fraunhofer Institute IPK and its partners

Umweltfreundliche Plastikalternative: Kunststoff aus Abfall

Neues Produktionsverfahren des Fraunhofer-Instituts IPK und seiner Partner ermöglicht die industrietaugliche Herstellung eines innovativen Materials

Joint action for bio-based industries: EIB, European Commission and ECBF Management GmbH launch circular bioeconomy fund with a target size of €250 million

The ECBF reached its first closing with €82 million to provide financing to innovative growth-stage companies and projects

Can Lubricants be Green?

When properly manufactured and used, most lubricants can be considered environmentally considerate

13 Oktober 2020

Bacteria fed on a customized diet produce biodegradable polymers for alternative packaging in the cosmetics industry

Researchers cooperative do develop biobased and biodegradable alternatives to plastics for the cosmetics sector - with the attempt to establish a wholly green value chain

Dank richtiger Bakterienfütterung: Biologisch abbaubare Kunststoffalternativen für die Kosmetikbranche

Forscherkooperative will biobasierte und biologisch abbaubare Plastikalternativen für die Kosmetikbranche erzeugen – und das in einer komplett grünen Wertstoffkette

Neste MY Renewable Diesel available at more than 100 sales points in the Netherlands

Customers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%** compared to fossil diesel over the fuel’s lifecycle

Upcycling: Einwegflasche wird zum Vogelfutterspender

Johannesberger Start-up entwickelt einen nachhaltigen Kunststoffadapter aus Naturfaserverbundwerkstoff und schafft für Plastikmüll ein neues Leben

World’s first blue ammonia shipment opens new route to a sustainable future

40 tons of high-grade blue ammonia already dispatched for use in zero-carbon power generation, a successful demonstration of the supply network from Saudi Arabia to Japan

Enzym-Kombination gegen PET-Flut: Bakterien fressen Plastik schneller

Neue Entdeckung von Forschern der Universität Portsmouth könnte ein großer Schlag gegen den Plastikmüll werden

Repsol reaches agreement to incorporate recycled-content polyolefins

Collaboration includes using mechanical recycling methods to produce recycled-content polymers that can be used in non-food contact flexible packaging applications

Trinseo Collaborates with COEXPAN to Validate Polystyrene Recycling Technologies

Technologies for Use in the Dairy Industry for Form Fill Seal (FFS) Market at INNOTECH

Amyris Delivering Sustainable Alternative To Shark Squalene Adjuvant – Enabling Vaccines For All With No Sharks Killed

Amyris expects commercialization and production of its alternative squalene for adjuvants in the fourth quarter

English professor in Bengaluru innovates straw from coconut leaf, exports to 25 countries

The professor decided to replace the common plastic straw with an organic alternative

Naturalmat offers organic bed products made from latex and coconut husk

Tremlett and Tindall launched Naturalmat with the aim of using only raw materials that were natural, sustainable and, where possible, certified organic

12 Oktober 2020

Lenzing is founding partner of the Renewable Carbon Initiative

The newly launched Renewable Carbon Initiative strives to herald the end of the fossil age for all organic chemicals and materials by 2050. Within the RCI Lenzing will especially focus on further greening up the textile and nonwoven businesses

Lenzing ist Gründungspartner der Renewable Carbon Initiative

Die neu gegründete Renewable Carbon Initiative strebt das Ende des fossilen Zeitalters für alle organischen Chemikalien und Materialien bis 2050 an. Im Rahmen dieser Initiative wird sich Lenzing insbesondere auf die weitere Ökologisierung der Textil- und Vliesstoffbranchen konzentrieren

UN SDGs – how to measure the bio-based sector’s contribution?

New guidance developed by the IEEP think tank now equips companies with the right tools to measure this contribution quantitively

Schaufenster Bioökonomie: Bio-Kunststoffe machen Verpackungen nachhaltiger

EU-Forschungsprojekt mit Beteiligung der Uni Hohenheim unterstützt Markteinführung innovativer Verpackungen, die Lebensmittel- und Verpackungsabfälle reduzieren

ITOCHU, Borealis and Borouge announce collaboration to enable uptake of renewable polypropylene in the Japanese market

The renewable PP is made from sustainable feedstock which is composed of various wastes and residues

Weg frei für mehr Natur-Dämmstoffe beim Bauen

Zellulose, Seegras, Flachs und Co. halten Bauvorschriften stand

Holland’s HempFlax joins CanXchange commodities trading platform

Transaction involved the sale of a quantity of CBD nutraceuticals made by HempFlax, which also makes hemp-based plastics, construction materials and animal care products

These carbon-negative, ocean-degradable straws and forks are made from greenhouse gases

Newlight has developed a material—made by microbes—that uses methane to make everything from utensils to purses to glasses

W-Cycle replaces plastic packaging with food waste

Sugarcane waste-based durable packaging is plastic-free and fully compostable

Synthetic Methylotrophy in Yeasts: Towards a Circular Bioeconomy

Microbial methylotrophy is a powerful and versatile pillar of a future circular bioeconomy

Growing momentum behind carbon capture can make it a new clean energy success story

Governments and companies have the chance today to turn CCUS into a clean energy success story that will bring environmental and economic benefits worldwide

9 Oktober 2020

New enzyme cocktail digests plastic waste six times faster

The discovery, by a team co-led by Prof John McGeehan, is another leap towards beating plastic waste

Brettsperrholz-Elemente aus Buche maßhaltig wie Nadelholz

Neues Verbundprojekt zum Einsatz von Laubholz im konstruktiven Bereich gestartet

Scientists Offer Companies a Novel Chemistry for Greener Polyurethane

Groundbreaking Formulation Enables Renewable, Nontoxic Polyurethane — a Potential Drop-In Solution for Companies’ Products

Agilyx successfully listed on Merkur Market, part of Oslo Stock Exchange

Advanced Chemical Recycling Technology is Making Plastics More Circular