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6 Oktober 2020

This fungus-based coffin doesn’t preserve your corpse. It decomposes it

Delft University of Technology researcher has come up with what is surely one of the most original startup ideas of 2020

Dieser Sarg lebt

Bestattungen sind eine Umweltbelastung. Der Living Cocoon soll das ändern

Sustainable Plastics Inspired by Nature

Plant-based plastics offer a sustainable alternative to traditional petrochemical plastics. Scientists and engineers are making the shift easier by fine-tuning the structure and function of these biomaterials while also developing better processing techniques

Mars habitats could be built from a super-strong bio-material made of bug shells

Javier Fernandez and their team want to give Martian habitats the toughness of arthropod exoskeletons

Not Your Average Refinery

Review led by PNNL researchers offers a vision of sustainable energy production through electrochemical reduction

Multifunctional microbe simplifies processing of plant-derived fuels, chemicals

ORNL researchers got an organism to co-utilize multiple compounds in a single bioreactor, gaining a better understanding of how these different pathways interact

5 Oktober 2020

TOP Call for abstracts: 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, Cologne (Germany)

Lenzing, Levaco Chemicals and Kelheim Fibres will support the conference as gold sponsors. Further sponsors are welcome.

TOP Call for Abstracts: “9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals” and “2nd European Summit on Co2-based Aviation Fuels”

Submission deadline: 27 November 2020

Evonik, Siemens commission artificial photosynthesis pilot plant at Marl

Rheticus demonstrates how the Power-to-X idea can be successfully put into practice

Reeboks erster pflanzlicher Laufschuh ist da

Der Forever Floatride Grow wurde aus pflanzenbasierten Materialien entwickelt und ist ab Oktober im E-Shop von Reebok erhältlich

FINEX™ Reaches New Milestones; Launches Officially at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

As part of its efforts to promote textile fibre recycling in China, Sateri is in dialogue with the China Association of Circular Economy (CACE)

Kelheim Fibres nominated for Sustainability Heroes Award

The award is presented by DQS (German Association for Sustainability) and DGQ (German Association for Quality) to pioneers in sustainability

Kelheim Fibres für Sustainability Heroes Award nominiert

Der Preis von der DQS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltigkeit) und der DGQ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität) ergeht an Vorreiter im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit

Sugarcane waste upcycled into plastic-free packaging

‘Dispose SupraPulp the same way you would your salad’

Neste and Shell sign an agreement to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel

Cooperation brings together Neste’s expertise in the production and supply of renewable diesel and SAF with Shell Aviation’s world-class credentials in supplying and managing fuel around the world

Neste: Sweden becomes a frontrunner in sustainable aviation

Neste will have the capacity to produce some 1.5 million tons of sustainable aviation fuel annually by 2023

Germany to ban plastic straws by mid-2021

The new law passed by Germany’s lower house of parliament will halt the sale of certain single-use plastics by July 2021

2 Oktober 2020

Future transitions for the Bioeconomy towards Sustainable Development and a Climate-Neutral Economy

Knowledge Synthesis Final Report

Better catalysts for a sustainable bioeconomy

Zeolites have the potential to make a bioeconomy based on renewable resources possible

Bessere Katalysatoren für eine nachhaltige Bioökonomie

Zeolithe haben das Potenzial, eine Bioökonomie auf Basis nachwachsender Rohstoffe möglich zu machen

NatureWorks announces additional lactide monomer purification technology to expand the availability of Ingeo biopolymer from Blair facility

The manufacturing upgrades increase NatureWorks' responsiveness to rapidly evolving market dynamics and high demand for Ingeo™️ (PLA) biomaterials

LIGNOLOC® now with technical approval

The collated nail made of wood from RAIMUND BECK GmbH received the National technical approval / general construction technique permit

Bauzulassung für LIGNOLOC® Holznägel

Der magazinierte Nagel aus Holz der RAIMUND BECK GmbH erhielt die Allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassung / Allgemeine Bauartgenehmigung

Avantium grants Kebony rights to use its patented technologies on humins for wood modification

With these license rights, Kebony has the potential to successfully commercialise wood modified with a mix of humins and furfuryl alcohol

Celtic Renewables Biorefinery Sparks Boost For Scotland’s Green Economic Recovery

Scotland’s ambition to develop a low carbon green bioeconomy is closer to becoming a reality

Commission under fire for including ‘carbon sinks’ into EU climate goals

The updated 2030 target aims to put the EU in line with its commitments under the Paris Agreement

1 Oktober 2020

TOP The future of the chemical and plastics industry: Renewable Carbon

nova-Institute publishes a comprehensive background paper on renewable carbon: definition, strategy, measures and potential

Wide range of biodegradable injection moulding compounds

The shares of renewable content range from 50 to almost 100% and as a result, petroleum-based raw materials are largely dispensed

Jugend forscht 2021: „Lass Zukunft da.“

Motto ermutigt Kinder und Jugendliche, Verantwortung zu übernehmen und Konzepte für die Zukunft zu gestalten

BASF invests into Pyrum as part of its ChemCyclingTM project

Pyrolysis oil from waste tires as additional raw material source next to oil from mixed plastic waste

BASF investiert in Pyrum im Rahmen des ChemCyclingTM-Projekts

Pyrolyseöl aus Altreifen als zusätzliche Rohstoffquelle neben Öl aus gemischten Kunststoffabfällen

Mogu Acoustic // Finalist @Plastic Prize 2020

New life to used plastic and waste, exploring their endless possibilities of transformation

Bäume essen: Welche Sorte Holz schmeckt am besten?

Wein, Holzofenpizza, bestimmte Käsesorten: Viele Lebensmittel werden mithilfe von Holz besser. Holz ist aber auch pur essbar. Artur Cisar-Erlach hat es probiert. Hier erzählt er, welches besonders lecker ist

Business Trends: The impact of a carbon tax on the European chemical industry

Over the past several years, greenhouses gas (GHG) emissions have become a pressing global issue

Green Chemistry – Sustainable p-xylene production

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have developed a green and sustainable approach for selective p-xylene synthesis

Grüne Chemie – Nachhaltige p-Xylol-Produktion

Das Team "Bioraffinerie und nachhaltige Chemie" hat einen grünen und nachhaltigen Ansatz für die selektive pXL-Synthese entwickelt

EU climate plan could see bloc’s carbon price double this decade

The Commission laid out an analysis of how its 27 member countries could slash emissions by at least 55% by 2030, against 1990 levels

30 September 2020

Chemicals in bioplastics not safer than those in conventional plastics

Laboratory study analyzes the toxicity of bioplastics and plant-based materials

„Bioplastik“ ist keine unbedenkliche Alternative zu herkömmlichen Kunststoffen

Laborstudie zur Toxizität von Produkten aus Biomaterialien

Laundry bags for sanitary prevention: how Lactips’ efficient solution fights COVID-19

Water soluble bags or soluble liners allow to release the laundry without manipulating it, can be an efficient solution to minimize risks in laundry operations

Neues Recyclingverfahren für gebrauchte Windeln

Babywindeln produzieren Berge von Müll. Acib-Forscher haben einen neuartigen biotechnologischen Recyclingprozess auf Basis von Enzymen entwickelt.

The 6 Most Exciting Packaging Startups Helping Solve The Plastic Waste Crisis

Several companies are now pioneering innovative solutions to traditional packaging with clever and planet-friendly solutions

LanzaTech eyes two more spin-off companies

Company is planning to use its core technology to create two other businesses

New biological platform converts corn fiber into ethanol

Novozymes launches the Fiberex® platform – taking a holistic approach to converting fiber and helping biofuel producers quickly diversify into low-carbon markets for higher value

Competitive Edge: ChainCraft’s technology converts organic waste into medium chain fatty acids

We have found the optimal conditions for our process to yield an attractive mixture of fatty acids

29 September 2020

Webinar on boosting bio-based products to the market through standardization

Discuss the next steps bio-based industries must take to boost their products in the future in terms of standardization

Borealis launches the Bornewables™ portfolio of circular, premium polyolefins

EverMinds™ in action: circular polyolefins produced with renewable feedstock derived entirely from waste and residue streams

Indisches Startup recyclet Blumenabfälle zu veganem Leder

Globaler Markt für vegane Lederalternativen könnte bis zum Jahr 2025 ein Volumen von 89,6 Milliarden US-Dollar erreichen

Unilever’s Persil switches to bio-based formula to fill its recycled plastic bottles

Persil’s eco re-launch is the first innovation in the UK as part of Unilever’s ‘Clean Future’ commitment and in its intent to embed the circular economy principles

thyssenkrupp to build second bioplastics plant in China

New plant with an annual production capacity of 30,000 tons of PLA set to go into operation in China in 2021