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22 September 2020

Galatea Biotech is launching a revolutionary crowdfunding in the bioplastics sector

Bicocca University of Crowdfunding to develop a new material of natural and biodegradable origin based on PLA

Building materials like insect exoskeletons

The Carl Zeiss Foundation supports a project to research chitin as a basis for smart materials

Carl-Zeiss-Förderung: Baumaterialien wie Insektenpanzer

Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung fördert Projekt zur Erforschung von Chitin als Grundlage für intelligente Werkstoffe

Preventing infection, facilitating healing: Bayreuth researchers develop new biomaterials from spider silk

Nanostructured materials prevent colonization by bacteria and fungi, but at the same time proactively assist in the regeneration of human tissue

Infektionen verhindern, Heilungsprozesse fördern: Bayreuther Forscher entwickeln neue Biomaterialien aus Spinnenseide

Nanostrukturierte Materialien verhindern die Ansiedlung von Bakterien und Pilzen, aber unterstützen gleichzeitig proaktiv die Regeneration von menschlichem Gewebe

Producing leather-like materials from fungi

Biofabrication includes upcycling of low-cost agricultural and forestry by-products

Veganes Leder aus Pilzen

Biologische Herstellung unter Nutzung landwirtschaftlicher Abfallprodukte

In situ Biogas Upgrading by CO2-to-CH4 Bioconversion

This opinion article reviews the state of the art of this technology and identifies some obstacles and opportunities of biological in-situ upgrading technologies

21 September 2020

LyondellBasell Successfully Starts Up New Pilot Molecular Recycling Facility

Company completes next step towards an industrial scale conversion of plastic waste into feedstock

LyondellBasell: Pilotanlage für molekulares Recycling in Betrieb genommen

Unternehmen nimmt nächste Etappe zur industriellen Verwertung von Kunststoff-Abfällen in einen neuen Rohstoff

German Packaging Award in the category “Sustainability” for development from the Fraunhofer ISC

Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab developed sustainable multifunctional barrier coatings for easily recyclable, biobased or compostable packaging

Deutscher Verpackungspreis in der Kategorie “Nachhaltigkeit” für Entwicklung aus dem Fraunhofer ISC

Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab entwickelte multifunktionelle Barrierelacke für leicht recycelbare, biobasierte bzw. kompostierbare Verpackungen

Haldor Topsoe sets out to become the global leader in technologies to reduce carbon emissions

Guided by its new vision, company will lead the transition of more areas to the benefit of customers, the climate, and the world

Sachsenröder stellt einen extrem belastbaren Kunststoff mithilfe der Natur her

Für den Hersteller ein Wermutstropfen: Sein Naturfasermaterial hält ewig...

Omya presents extended portfolio of high-performance and bio-based barrier coatings for food packaging

Omya set recyclability of the coated paper and board material as a top priority for its barrier coatings

In ‘landmark decision’, Pakistan approves industrial use of cannabis and hemp

Minister for science and technology Fawad Chaudhry said the move will help Pakistan enter the billion-dollar Cannabidiol (CBD) market

Absolut Rolls Out 2,000 Paper Bottle Prototypes

The Absolut Company (TAC) says they are rolling out 2,000 paper bottle prototypes as part of the Paper Bottle Company initiative

This 100% biodegradable packaging material is made from brewers’ spent grain!

Being a 100% biodegradable, Trebodur is a perfect choice for creating products that are used and thrown at large events or even in PR packages

18 September 2020

BlackCycle: A major European project for recycling end-of-life tyres into new tyres

Michelin to enable a massive circular economy of tyres by designing world-first recycling processes for end-of-life tyres

BlackCycle: Michelin und Partner starten europäisches Projekt zum Recycling von Altreifen

Michelin setzt sich für konsequente Kreislaufwirtschaft und die Wiederverwertung von Altreifen bei der Reifenproduktion ein

Cascades with carbon dioxide: Making substances out of CO2

Spanish researchers have developed a conceptually new process to produce carbonates from CO2 and basic, easily accessible building blocks

The Start-Up Carbiolice reveals its purpose and launches its revolutionary solution that makes the plastic disappear into the compostin less than 200 days!

Company has developed a solution to make polylactic acid plastic fully compostable, even in domestic conditions

Biologisch abbaubares Verbundmaterial: Fortschritt aus Mitteleuropa

EU-Projekt 'Biocompack' will auch den östlichen Teil Europas an die Bioökonomie anschließen

A new method for making a key component of plastics

Bacteria create ethylene in a tech-friendly way

Competitive Edge: Velocys

Company is developing a proprietary technology which enables the production of sustainable transport fuels from a variety of waste materials

A Shift Towards Biotechnology: Social Opinion in the EU

This short article analyses, compares, and describes the knowledge, doubts, and concerns of Europeans about biotechnology and genetic engineering over the past 20 years

Future design: What ‘living’ clothes can do to absorb carbon emissions

Fashion is one of the world's most polluting industries

17 September 2020

TOP You are an innovator in CO2 utilisation or you have developed pioneer technologies to capture or convert CO2 into fuels or chemicals? Join us and apply for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021”

nova-Institute and YNCORIS, together with the co-organiser CO2 Value Europe will award a prize to innovative products and technologies in the field of Carbon Capture and Carbon Utilisation (Power-to-X) at the “9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals”.

Polymer fiber-coating makes natural-fiber-reinforced plastics more resilient

In collaboration with the University of Guelph, researchers at the Fraunhofer WKI have created novel NFRP by using technical thermoplastics combined with coated natural fibers

Durch polymere Faserbeschichtung werden naturfaserverstärkte Kunststoffe belastbarer

Forschende am Fraunhofer WKI haben mit der University of Guelph technische Thermoplaste mit beschichteten Naturfasern zu neuartigen NFK entwickelt

New biocomposite spike secures robot mower perimeter wires securely and sustainably

Swedish company has developed the first completely biodegradable solution for fastening down the perimeter wires that keep robot mowers within bounds

Novartis’s Andrew Topen appointed as new chairman of EuropaBio

Topen highlighted his chairmanship of EuropaBio, as it holds a unique position to promote biotechnology innovations to set the course towards Europe’s economic recovery

Henkel pioneers digital watermark technology with new Vernel product range

“HolyGrail 2.0” pilot project to foster high-quality packaging recycling

Henkel ist Vorreiter der digitalen Wasserzeichen-Technologie mit neuer Vernel-Produktreihe

„HolyGrail 2.0“-Pilotprojekt zur Förderung von hochwertigem Verpackungsrecycling

UBQ Materials confirms plans to build conversion plant in the Netherlands

World’s first bio-based material made of unsorted organic, paper and plastic is qualified as ‘The most climate positive thermoplastic material on the planet.”

HEINEKEN UK eliminates plastic from millions of cans as it rolls out innovative sustainable packaging across thousands of UK retailers, despite COVID-19 challenges

New innovative cardboard topper replacing plastic rings on Heineken®, Foster’s and Kronenbourg 1664 launches in UK retailers this summer, eliminating plastic from supermarket shelves

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding to Test World’s First Marine-based CO2 Capture System

"CC-Ocean" Project in Partnership with "K" Line and ClassNK Part of Japan Government Initiative to Support Development of Marine Resource Technologies

Plants without the plant? A look at cannabinoids made with yeasts instead of plants

We’ve covered beef without the cow, pork without the pig, but what about plants without the plant?

16 September 2020

Wool-like material can remember and change shape

Material could be used in smart textiles, medical devices and more

Neues Stoffstrombild für Deutschland: Mehr Rezyklate und Kreislaufführung bei Kunststoffen

Ergebnis für 2019 zeigt, dass Recyclingkunststoffe häufiger zum Einsatz kamen als zuvor und als Rohstoff für neue Kunststoffprodukte immer wichtiger werden

DIN CERTCO am Puls der Zeit: DINplus Bioabfall-Beutel

Um kürzere Rottezeiten zu erhalten, hat DIN CERTCO eine Kennzeichnung entwickelt, die ein Maximum von 6 Wochen bei vollständiger Kompostierung zusichert

DIN CERTCO cutting the edge: DINplus Biowaste Bags

In order to get shorter rotting times, DIN CERTCO has developed a certification system that requires a maximum rotting time of 6 weeks for the complete composting

Synthetisches Benzin: Wenig effizient, aber sinnvoll

Aus Strom Benzin zu machen, ist ziemlich energieaufwendig. Doch die Chance des synthetischen Kraftstoffs ist paradoxerweise der Klimaschutz

EU microplastics ban set to make a growing problem worse

The typical cast of powerful industrial polluters has secured a loophole that excludes nano, the most dangerous form of microplastic

BASF: Neues, chemisches Recyclingverfahren für gebrauchte Matratzen

Erste Mengen des recycelten Materials sollen im Laufe des Jahres für erste Pilotprojekte gemeinsam mit Projektpartnern Einsatz finden

A Norwegian Startup Is Turning Dry Deserts Into Fertile Cropland

Desert Control team using their specially designed Liquid Nanoclay spray which mixes water and clay to help bind sand particles. The spray has had a dramatic effect

Legislature narrowly rejects nation’s toughest restrictions on plastics

A measure requiring manufacturers to reduce single-use plastics in landfills fails to win over Republicans and moderate Democrats

Using light-harvesting polymers to speed up photosynthesis in algae

In this new effort, the researchers looked into the possibility of speeding up the photosynthesis process in algae for making biofuels

15 September 2020

Hemp associations from all over the world join forces and speak out: industrial hemp is an agricultural product, not a drug

Recent preliminary conclusion made by the European Commission, by which extracts from industrial hemp varieties of Cannabis sativa L. are being considered as narcotics, prompts the need to collectively demand scientifically-based and transparent policies

Stora Enso: Pilotanlage für biobasierten Schaumstoff in Planung

Biofaserschaumstoffe sind recycel- und biologisch abbaubar und sind zunächst zur Anwendung als Schutzverpackungen und Polsterungen vorgesehen