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29 September 2020

thyssenkrupp baut zweite Biokunststoff-Anlage in China

Neue Anlage zur Produktion von jährlich 30.000 Tonnen PLA soll 2021 in China in Betrieb gehen

Nominations for the 2020 DNFI Award Received

The DNFI award recognizes innovation in the development of products and processes using natural fibres and research involving natural fibres

State of the Union: Commission raises climate ambition and proposes 55% cut in emissions by 2030

The new target is based on a comprehensive Impact Assessment of the social, economic and environmental impacts

Lage der Union: Kommission fordert mehr Klimaschutz und schlägt Emissionssenkung bis 2030 um 55% vor

Die neue Zielvorgabe beruht auf einer umfassenden Folgenabschätzung der sozialen, wirtschaftlichen und ökologischen Auswirkungen

Trump administration eyes at least $300 million aid to refiners denied biofuel waivers: sources

The aid would help compensate refiners that have been caught short by the ruling

28 September 2020

Vegan leather for sustainable fashion

Recent publication in Nature Sustainability on vegan leather investigates ‘fungus-derived renewable leather substitutes’ versus animal and synthetic leathers

Das perfekte Geschenk: Aus diesen Holzstiften wachsen Pflanzen!

Sprout Stiftesets für Kinder bestehen aus 100 Prozent biologisch abbaubarem Material, sind Cradle-to-cradle zertifiziert und lassen Kräuter, Blumen oder Gemüse wachsen

It Is Time to Remove Hemp from List of Controlled Substances Globally

The global hemp industry developed a framework of recommendations for governments with the goal of one set of regulations for hemp production and trade around the world

LEGO to invest $400m over next three years in its sustainability and social responsibility drive

The planned investments include both costs associated with the development of new sustainable materials and the investments in manufacturing equipment

Laubholz kann Nadelholz beim Bauen noch nicht ersetzen

FNR veröffentlicht Studie zu Marktpotenzialen von Laubholzprodukten

Advanced Biofuel Facility Gets Green Light in India

Distributed Approach Enables Local Production of Ethanol from Agricultural Residues

Join Ford Motor Company and Goodyear Tires to discuss achieving sustainability and performance with soybeans

Share this webinar to learn how U.S. Soybeans will help you meet your sustainability and commercialisation goals

How to harness the power of biosolids to make hydrogen

The innovation focuses on the advanced upcycling of biosolids and biogas, by-products of the wastewater treatment process

Enhancing Biopolymer Hydrogel Functionality through Interpenetrating Networks

The objective of this review is to establish clear trends on the enhanced functionality achieved by incorporating secondary networks into traditional, biopolymer-based hydrogels

25 September 2020

Biology is an important science discipline to better understand the world we live in!

By publishing a catchy and informative music video, the MeMBrane project aims to improve the public perception of biology as a scientific discipline and wants to motivate students to choose biology as their course of studies!

nova-Experts introduced: Francesco Longhini

Life cycle assessment in the field of argriculture, biotechnology and bio-based science.

New bioplastic blend offers on demand biodegradation under water

NSWC-scientists developed a 3D printable material made of a marine-biodegradable base polymer which is easy to build from and would break down over time

Neste plans to restructure its refinery operations in Finland and starts co-operation negotiations

Company will transform the Porvoo refinery operations to co-processing renewable and circular raw materials, while limiting the Naantali site on terminal and harbor operations

Textiles giants open new front in cellulosic recycling

Man-made cellulosic fibres are of increasing importance and has doubled in the last 30 years as forecast for continued growth over the coming years

Medizinalcannabis soll in Deutschland heimisch werden

Zu neuartigen Therapiemöglichkeiten und Anwendungen von Medizinalhanf wird in Deutschland zwar geforscht, Arzneimittel deutscher Unternehmen gibt es aber derzeit noch keine

Medicinal cannabis to be grown in Germany

Although research is being carried out into new therapies and applications of medicinal cannabis in Germany, no German companies have yet produced any medicinal drugs

Elkem to build biocarbon pilot plant in Canada

Based on conclusions from the pilot, company will evaluate the basis for a full-scale plant

Das neue Sauber: Love Nature für Freude an nachhaltigem Waschen und Reinigen

Pflanzlich basiert, 100% tierlieb und nachfüllbar

Israeli student develops composite mix for everyday objects

Young researcher proving hemp’s benefits as an alternative sustainable material applicable to interior design and architecture

Biogenic CO2 Coalition Files Formal Petition for Rulemaking with EPA

Includes Legal Justification to Change Status of Carbon Emissions from Ag Feedstocks

Vom Haushaltsmüll zum trendigen Designprodukt

Die Entwicklung außergewöhnlicher Designprodukte aus recyclingfähigem Kunststoff zeichnet die Firma PLAST-IQ  aus Nußbach aus

24 September 2020

TOP World market leaders take climate protection seriously: New initiative to replace fossil with renewable carbon wants to change the foundation of the chemical industry

Companies looking for sustainable chemical and material solutions are welcome to join and profit from the support of the initiative

New Process Boosts Lignin Bio-oil as a Next-Generation Fuel

Georgia Tech researchers found a way to add hydrogen and remove oxygen from lignin bio-oil, making the oil more useful as a fuel and source of chemical feedstocks

Kaskaden mit Kohlenstoffdioxid

Neuartiger katalytischer Ansatz zur Umwandlung von CO2 in wertvolle chemische Zwischenprodukte in Form zyklischer Carbonate

Novel Catalytic Process for Converting CO2 into Valuable Chemicals

Besides being an unwanted greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (CO2) is also an exciting source of raw materials that are useful and can be recycled sustainably

Nestlé Invests USD 30 Million in Closed Loop Leadership Fund

This first investment from the company’s sustainable packaging venture fund will help upgrade U.S. recycling infrastructure and secure access to food-grade recycled plastics

EECi biorefinery project almost 50% complete

EECi’s model biorefineries are developed under cooperation with a partner in Belgium and are expected to be operational by March-May 2021

Biokomposite: Neue Werkstoffe für den Brückenbau

Im Rahmen eines EU-Projekts werden drei Brücken aus Biokompositen gebaut. Natürliche Pflanzenfasern und Biopolymere können nun für tragende Strukturen verwendet werden

The World Bioeconomy Forum

Declaration 2020

Collaboration Between DuPont™ Sorona® and Sateri’s EcoCosy® Results in Innovative Fabrics for Fashion and Athleisure

StretchCosyTM uses a blend of Sorona®, a partially plant-based fibre, and Sateri’s ultra-comfortable and near weightless EcoCosy® fibres

Upcycling pineapple leaves into eco-aerogels

The NUS team had also produced eco-aerogels using other agricultural and food waste such as sugarcane bagasse, coffee grounds and okara

Vertec BioSolvents launches formulation that takes care of bacteria in 3 different ways

Vertec has several very promising applications in the consumer wellness and personal care areas

23 September 2020

Science meets design: strong and flexible composite materials made from lignin

In a collaborative project, researchers and designers have discovered new application possibilities for lignin, hoping to implement them for the industry  

Wissenschaft trifft auf Design: feste und flexible Verbundmaterialien aus Lignin

Kooperationspartner haben geeignete Anwendungen für Lignin identifiziert und hoffen, damit bald petrochemische Rohstoffe in der verarbeitenden Industrie zu ersetzen

The ELIOT project will improve environmental sustainability in aeronautics by using new biocomposite recycling methods

AIMPLAS is coordinating the European project to develop new cost-effective recycling technologies to guarantee the sustainability of aeronautics components

Devan shows high activity of BI-OME against SARS-COV-2 and other viruses after intense washing

BI-OME is an inherently biodegradable, non-metal non-leaching quat silane-based chemistry, BPR (EU, TR) and EPA and Ökotex class 1 registered

Maxwell House Launches New Zero Waste Single-Serve Coffee Pods

Great aid for Canadians to reduce their waste without missing their single-serve-pods

Maxwell House bringt kompostierbare Kaffeekapseln auf den Markt

Hilfe für Kanadier, ihren Abfall zu reduzieren, ohne auf die Bequemlichkeit von Single-Serve-Kapseln oder den runden Geschmack von Maxwell House Kaffee zu verzichten

Mater designs stools made with leftover grain from beer and plastic insulin pens

Spent grain leftovers from Carlsberg's beer production process combined with a granulate of plastic waste were used to create new furniture

Hong Kong startup launches water-soluble ‘Invisible Bag’

Invisible Bag is made of Polyvinyl Alcohol (known as PVA) together with plant-based starch, glycerin and water and dissolves in hot water

Amyris Scales First Fermentation-Based Cannabinoid

Product margins are anticipated to operate above the current industry average realized by existing publicly traded CBD suppliers

A green catalyst for pharmaceutical and industrial chemistry

New catalysts can be reused multiple times without any decrease in efficiency

22 September 2020

European Bioplastics criticises biased interpretation of EEA study on biodegradable and compostable plastics:

Consumers do understand value and proper end-of-life of compostable plastics

SKODA AUTO verpackt Teilelieferungen nach Indien in biologisch abbaubare Folien

GreenLogistics: Mitarbeiter des CKD-Centers im SKODA AUTO Stammwerk Mladá Boleslav nutzen ökologisches Verpackungskonzept für Fahrzeugteile

Importance of bio-based value chains emphasised in EU’s Strategic Foresight report

Creating new bio-based value chains in order to realise "greener, more cost-effective industrial processes" playing a big role towards a more resilient Europe