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22 Januar 2021

Production of Bio-alkanes from Biomass and CO2

A newly discovered photo-decarboxylase offers an innovative route for bio-alkane production from carboxylic acids

This biodegradable single-use dental flosser actually takes carbon OUT of the atmosphere

Carbyn seeks to mitigate the climate crisis by creating a carbon-negative bioplastic that stores more carbon than it releases throughout its lifecycle

21 Januar 2021

Covestro receives ISCC Plus certification for its Antwerp and Uerdingen sites

Backward-oriented supply chain fulfills high sustainability standard

Covestro erhält ISCC-Plus-Zertifizierung für seine Standorte Antwerpen und Uerdingen

Rückwärtsgerichtete Lieferkette erfüllt hohen Nachhaltigkeitsstandard

Hologenix, creators of Celliant, and Kelheim Fibres launch Celliant Viscose

Celliant Viscose is a finalist in Best Products by ISPO and will be showcased in the Fibers & Insulations Category for ISPO Textrends

Saufen mit gutem Gewissen? Tequila-Abfall kann Polyester-Kleidung ersetzen

Mexikanische Studentin hat aus Agavenresten ein vielseitig anwendbares Textilmaterial entwickelt

Cool packaging: Scientists at TU Dresden develop sustainable insulating material for shipping temperature-sensitive products

As part of a research and development project, the fundamentals were for an alternative to environmentally harmful Styrofoam and plastic packaging

Coole Verpackungen: Wissenschaftler der TU Dresden entwickeln nachhaltiges Isolationsmate­rial zum Versand von kühlpflichtigen Produkten

Im Rahmen eines Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojektes konnte eine Alternative zu umweltschädlichen Styropor- und Kunststoffverpackungen geschaffen werden

Could Carbon Dioxide Be Turned Into Jet Fuel?

A team at Oxford University has reverse engineered fuel from the greenhouse gas — but so far just in the lab

These companies are seeking to turn carbon into value

A new frontier of companies, backed by growing interest in the broader carbontech movement, are looking to sequester carbon into goods for everyday usage

Metsä Spring and Valmet begin construction of the 3D fibre product pilot plant

Construction of the pilot plant began today and the plant is scheduled to start operations in late 2021

Neue Bau­steine für die Syn­these

Ein Professor am Institut für Organische Chemie, fand neue Wege, mit milden Reaktionsbedingungen die Synthese von sehr instabilen Produkten zu ermöglichen

20 Januar 2021

TOP Huge market potential for CBD and other cannabinoids – how best to produce them?

Cannabis removed from the UN prohibition schedule and CBD not considered as a narcotic drug – Two major decisions to drive further research to explore the full potential of one of the major and longest established medicinal plants

Jabil Bolsters Sustainable Packaging Capabilities with Acquisition of Ecologic Brands™

Company strengthens competitive suite of sustainable packaging offerings with the integration of Ecologic’s commercially viable paper bottle and paper-based packaging capabilities

Modellprojekt der Bioökonomiestrategie Bayern startet 2021 in Straubing

Kreislaufwirtschaft mit kompostierbaren Obst- und Gemüsebeuteln

DSM and TU Delft establish artificial intelligence laboratory to drive bioscience innovation

This laboratory will be the first of its kind in Europe to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to full-scale biomanufacturing

Auftrag für Bau einer Biokunststoffanlage in China für Sulzer Chemtech

Hier sollen große Mengen an hochwertigem Laktid aus pflanzlicher Biomasse hergestellt werden

Technology Profile: Dimethyl Ether Production from Natural Gas and Carbon Dioxide

DME is the simplest aliphatic ether, and this organic compound has been used in the production of the methylating agent dimethyl sulfate, beside other applications

The battle over biodegradable plastics

A British company promotes its vision for plastics that break down into harmless substances

AI for the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Artificial Intelligence

UC Berkeley’s Dr. James Bentley Brown shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC

Enzymzwilling mit biotechnologischem Potenzial

Eine bislang kaum erforschte Hydrogenase der Grünalge Chlamydomonas reinhardtii hat die RUB-Arbeitsgruppe Photobiotechnologie nun genauer charakterisiert

19 Januar 2021

TOP Cellulose fibres are virtually miracle materials – Almost endless possibilities and high market growth due to great demand!

2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2-3 February (online event) – Cellulose fibres have a wide range of applications that are increasingly expanding. The markets are driven by technological developments and political framework conditions, especially bans and restrictions on plastics and increasing sustainability requirements.

Building Europe’s first of its kind Alcohol-to-Jet production plant

Sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste-based ethanol resources

Gärrückstände aus Biogasanlagen pflanzenbaulich verwerten

FNR veröffentlicht Tagungsband

Novamont acquires BioBag, strengthens global presence

The acquisition will allow Novamont to benefit from BioBag’s highly specialised independent distribution in areas where the buyer is less present

Kelheim Fibres weltweit erster Viskosefaserhersteller mit validierten EMAS-Umweltmanagementsystem

EMAS steht für „Eco Management and Audit Scheme“ und ist ein von der Europäischen Union entwickeltes standardisiertes System der Umweltmanagementzertifizierung

Kelheim Fibres first viscose manufacturer worldwide with environmental management system validated to EMAS

EMAS stands for “Eco Management and Audit Scheme” and is a standardised eco management certification system developed by the European Union

Malaysia to file WTO lawsuit against EU on Jan 15, says minister

Mohd Khairuddin says we will continue to fight against any discriminatory actions which pose a threat to the country’s economy and rakyat’s livelihood

Chemists succeed in synthesis of aminoalcohols by utilizing light

New method for generating the least accessible form of vicinal aminoalcohols / Study published in “Nature Catalysis”

Chemikern gelingt Synthese von Amino-Alkoholen durch Licht

Neue Methode zur Erzeugung der am wenigsten zugänglichen Form von vizinalen Amino-Alkoholen / Studie in "Nature Catalysis" veröffentlicht

Grand Challenges for Industrializing Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)

Next-generation industrial biotechnology is expected to reduce the bioproduction cost and process complexity, leading to successful commercial production of PHAs

18 Januar 2021

Major banks are funding plastics pollution, finds new report

The Bankrolling Plastics report was written by research network portfolio.earth, based on raw data for the loan and finance analysis commissioned from Profundo

Sulzer wins contract for biomaterial processing in China

Company to supply lactide processing technology to Chinese project

Power to Liquid: Das Potenzial an “überschüssigem” Strom

Regelmäßig geht Strom verloren, weil Windräder abgeschaltet werden. Würde er zur Synthese chemischer Brennstoffe genutzt – wie weit käme man damit?

Partnership-based development of integrated process flows in film and pouch production

Development of recyclable stand-up pouch packaging made of bio-based plastics (made from renewable raw materials) and their efficient production

Moderne Lebensmittelverpackungen, aber biobasiert

Entwicklung von integrierten Prozessabläufen der Folien- und Pouch-Herstellung

Scientists make sustainable polymer from sugars in wood

Scientists from Bath's Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies have made a sustainable polymer using the second most abundant sugar in nature, xylose

Restriction eases for DOE Loan Guarantees

The AFCC organization advocates for public policies in the biobased economy to promote the development & production of Alternative Fuels

Consultation – your view on promoting EU algae production

The European Commission has just published an online consultation on its roadmap towards a strong and sustainable EU algae sector

PLA is moving into the mainstream

As polylactic acid becomes an increasingly established material option, demand has soared

15 Januar 2021

A Value Chain Event on Carbohydrate and Specialty Industrial Crops – Opportunities for the agriculture sector

20 January 2021, 14:00 to 17:00 h (CET)

Congress Acts to Boost Carbon Capture and Removal in Year-End Spending Package

Omnibus Spending Bill Passed by Congress Includes Top Priorities for Carbon Capture Coalition

Rezension „Bioökonomie. Weltformel oder Brandbeschleuniger?“

Wie kann eine nachhaltige Bioökonomie aussehen?

Nexe Innovations edges closer to commercial-scale production of biodegradable coffee capsules

Canadian manufacturer has developed and is now seeking to further commercialize its fully compostable coffee capsules

Warum Bio-Kunststoffe derzeit niemand wirklich braucht

Biologisch abbaubare Materialien sind nicht selbstverständlich kompostierbar - das "Bio" im Bio-Kunststoff ist auch nicht geschützt

Scientists Identify Transition Metal for Highly-efficient CO2 Activation

Chinese study highlights the pivotal roles played by the M[η2-(O,O)C] species in CO2 activation

The Beverage Industry Is The Largest User Of The Carbon Dioxide Market

Segments covered: By Product Type – Liquid Carbon Dioxide, Solid Carbon Dioxide, Gaseous Carbon Dioxide; By Application – Food & Beverages, Oil & Gas, Medical, Rubber, Fire Fighting, Others; By Grade Type – Medical Grade, Food Grade, Industrial Grade, And Other Grade

New energy conversion layer for biosolar cells

A research team has produced a semi-artificial electrode that could convert light energy into other forms of energy in biosolar cells

Neue Energieumwandlungsschicht für Biosolarzellen

Ein Forschungsteam hat eine halbkünstliche Elektrode hergestellt, die in Biosolarzellen Lichtenergie in andere Energieformen umwandeln könnte

Von Sonnenlicht zu Wasserstoff

Forscherteam aus Jena und Ulm produziert Wasserstoff mithilfe von Licht