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5 Februar 2021

Circular economy can cut CO2 emissions by 39%: study

Only 8.6% of the world’s economy can be considered circular, down from 9.1% two years earlier

4 Februar 2021

TOP Stora Enso from Sweden wins the innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021” with new cellulose foam for packaging

They are followed by Kelheim Fibres from Germany with high-quality hygiene products made of cellulose and Metsä Spring from Finland with an innovative cellulose fibre production process

A Swiss Hypercar mixing stunning performance and sustainable technology

Bcomp's natural fibre composites will be used for the external bodywork of the Morand Hypercar as well as throughout the interior

Verpackungsgesetz: Ökologische Ausgestaltung für den Klimaschutz

Deutscher Bundesverband der Säge- und Holzindustrie (DeSH) sieht in Holzverpackungen große Potenziale für die Reduktion von Plastikmüll und  Abfallvermeidung

Trinseo Receives Mass Balance Certification for its Styrene

Certificate Allows Validation of Sustainable Materials

Ineos Styrolution: Demo-Anlage für ABS aus Rezyklaten in Planung

Anlage entsteht im Rahmen des EU-finanzierten Projekts "ABSolutely Circular" und soll eine weitere Demo-Anlage ergänzen

Houston company could provide answer to Elon Musk’s $100 million question

Karimi's technology can turn carbon dioxide into 30 different molecules, creating substances useful for Musk’s home and his envisioned developments on Mars

Carbon Capture Utilisation Storage: Revesting The Future Of Energy

CCUS technology can be retrofitted to existing energy and power plants, that is, existing infrastructure can accommodate CCUS technology. These industries will otherwise emit 600 billion tonnes of Carbon-dioxide across the next 50 years, as per International Energy Agency (IEA)

UPM Raflatac scales up its linerless business

UPM Raflatac is strengthening its position in the fast-growing linerless labelstock market by scaling up its production capacity and building a new production line in Poland

UPM Raflatac erweitert seine Produktion von trägerlosen Materialien

UPM Raflatac stärkt seine Position auf dem schnell wachsenden Markt für trägerloses Etikettenmaterial durch die Ausweitung seiner Produktionskapazität

DuPont Launches SYNERXIA® Gemstone Collection of New High-Performance Yeasts for U.S. Ethanol Market

SYNERXIA® SAPPHIRE and SYNERXIA® RUBY, best-in-class yeasts, deliver combination of both yield and robustness to ethanol producers

3 Februar 2021

TOP Expanded Deadline for the Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021”

The award will be granted at the 9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals, 23–24 March 2021, online event

Microbial Cell Factories Webinar Series – Biological Principles to Commercial Products

11th March, 25th March & 8th April, 17:00-19:00 CET

New project aims to develop a sustainable, bioplastic bait bag alternative

Sea Trust Wales, together with Macduff Shellfish and the BioComposites Centre seek to find a sustainable alternative to plastic bait bags that are used by shellfish fishermen and in seafood processing factories

Braskem lagert seine Biokunststoffe nun in Rotterdam

Weltgrößter Hersteller von Drop-in-Biopolymeren hat sein Lager von Antwerpen nach Rotterdam verlegt und stärkt den Rotterdam Polymer Hub in seiner Position als logistischer Knotenpunkt für Biokunststoffe in Europa

Ingevity polymer aids bioplastics breakdown

The US firm said its Capa polycaprolactone (PCL) thermoplastics technology helps bioplastics  break down into carbon dioxide and water within 40 days

Weniger Kunststoff im Biomüll, weniger Mikroplastik in der Umwelt

Verbändeanhörung zur Novelle der Bioabfallverordnung gestartet

Innovation Outlook: Renewable Methanol

Joint IRENA-MI report "Innovation Outlook: Renewable Methanol" provides first comprehensive review of bio-methanol and e-methanol

Turning food waste back into food

Fermenting used food can improve crop growth

Sunfire acquires Swiss alkaline electrolysis company IHT

With the expansion of the product portfolio, Sunfire continues to strengthen its position as a leading electrolysis player in the green hydrogen revolution

Sunfire übernimmt Schweizer Alkali-Elektrolyse-Unternehmen IHT

Mit erweitertem Produktportfolio stärkt Sunfire seine weltweit führende Marktposition als Elektrolyseanbieter für grünen Wasserstoff

Abbaubare Polymere auf Zuckerbasis als Speicher für nützliche Frachtmoleküle

Möglichkeiten für chemisches Kunststoffrecycling

2 Februar 2021

Together for clean rivers: Audi Environmental Foundation, BABOR and everwave launch cleanup initiative

Campaign with employee projects, information events and waste collection activities will start in spring

Gemeinsam für saubere Flüsse: Audi Stiftung für Umwelt, BABOR und everwave starten Cleanup Initiative

Kampagne mit Mitarbeiteraktionen, Info-Veranstaltungen und Müllsammel-Aktivitäten beginnt im Frühjahr

World first: Bio-asphalt road in Vlissingen put into use

The fact that the Netherlands is leading the way in making road construction more sustainable is partly due to the unique collaboration of partners

Renewables versus nuclear – a choice already made

Overview about the electricity production costs of the most important technologies, solar and wind power

Elon Musk will 100 Millionen Dollar an denjenigen zahlen, der die beste Technologie zur CO2-Reduzierung erfindet

Gemeinsam mit anderen Milliardären hatte er versprochen, die Hälfte seines Vermögens zu verschenken

These new McDonald’s trays are made from food waste

At franchises throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, you’ll now get your food served on an innovative new material

You Donut Need A Single-Use Plastic Straw: The Biodegradable Phade Is Available At Dunkin’ And Other Locations

The phade is dubbed as a “breakthrough marine biodegradable drinking straw” made with a substrate derived from canola oil, aka PHA - and compostable

Amyris Acquiring Terasana Brand To Offer Clean Cannabinoid Consumer Products

With Terasana, Amyris is focused on offering leading skincare applications formulated with unique natural cannabinoids

First roll out of Absolut’s paper bottle launches in the UK

Pernod Ricard’s flagship vodka brand, Absolut, will be rolling out its prototype “paper” bottle from today (25 January), initially in both the UK and Sweden

1 Februar 2021

nova experts introduced: Ferdinand Kähler (M.Sc.)

Mechanical engineering, life cycle assessment, sustainability

Probing the European bioeconomy’s development through its drivers and indicators

Partners from the BioMonitor project published its latest paper in the Sustainability journal on the drivers and indicators that will measure the development of the bioeconomy

Major European project supporting hydrogen technologies about to launch

Call for expressions of interest issued for IPCEI on hydrogen

Europäisches Großprojekt zur Förderung von Wasserstofftechnologien geht in die Startblöcke

Interessenbekundungsverfahren für ein IPCEI Wasserstoff ist gestartet

Plastics for a green future: Bio-based semi-finished SMC products

Two companies worked together to develop a weight-reduced semi-finished product based on renewable raw materials of organic origin

Eco Wrap®: World’s First Compostable Industrial Strength Machine Grade Stretch Film, Patent Pending!

Breakthrough for the industrial packaging and warehousing industries to prepare pallets of goods for storage, inventory, or shipment

Neue biologisch abbaubare Polyurethan-Schaumstoffe aus Weizenstroh entwickelt

Forscher der Universität Córdoba konnten aus dem landwirtschaftlichen Überschussmaterial neue Anwendungen entwickeln

This Amazon-backed startup makes net-zero fuel for planes, ships, and trucks

Infinium uses captured CO2 to create synthetic gas to power engines

US DOE Releases Plastics Innovation Challenge Draft Roadmap

The Plastics Innovation Challenge is a comprehensive program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient plastics recycling technologies, which started in Nov 2019

Bilfinger Tebodin supports Clariant in building first-of-a-kind advanced biofuels plant

Construction continues with over 650 workers on site operating in full compliancewith all COVID-19 pandemic precautionary measures

CO2 as Feedstock!: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Carbon to Value Initiative

Carbontech — technologies that capture and convert CO2 into valuable end products

29 Januar 2021

nova Session: “Renewable Polymers: Production and Trends 2020-2025” – Final Programme available!

Renewable Polymers and Building Blocks: Technologies, Global Capacities, Production and Trends 2020-2025

TOP For the first time: Growth rate for bio-based polymers with 8 % CAGR far above overall polymer market growth

Report on the global bio-based polymer market 2020 – A deep and comprehensive insight into this dynamic market

TOP Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as Chemical Feedstock for Polymers – already nearly 1 million tonnes production capacity installed!

Completely revised and extended third version of nova’s technology and trend report “Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as Chemical Feedstock for Polymers – Technologies, Polymers, Developers and Producers” available

New electrode design more efficiently converts CO2 into fuel

Study: University of Illinois researchers team were able to convert CO2 to ethylene at a rate of up to 87 percent

Bio-Fed: Neue PLA-Compounds im Programm

Unternehmen entwickelt und fördert jetzt eine große Kollektion an nachhaltigen PLA-basierten Compounds

Scientists create coatings from nature

UG and AkzoNobel join forces to develop the green chemistry of the future

In einem Kreislauf: Ökopapier, Energie und Dünger aus Silphie

Die Firma Silphie-Paper hat gemeinsam mit Partnern ein dezentrales Konzept entwickelt, mit dem sie Faserstoffe für ein neuartiges Graspapier gewinnt

Corbion to Expand Lactic Acid Capacity in North America

Investment to increase production capacity demonstrates company's commitment to regional customers and to meeting their growing needs