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17 April 2014

UK announces rules for small-scale biodiesel producers

Total quantity of raw materials and waste to be accepted under these rules must not exceed 2,000 tonnes per year

Mapping information sources for European farmers

EU-backed project PRO AKIS to help policy makers in finding ways to reach farmers with new information and advisory services

World Watch: Biofuel Production Declines

New Worldwatch Institute analysis examines the trends in global biofuel production

Sustainable biofuels done right offer innumerable benefits to society says UN IPCC report

Estimated ILUC emissions are “highly uncertain, unobservable, unverifiable, and dependent on assumed policy, economic contexts, and inputs used in the modeling”

Recommendation for the Use of Certification Systems by INRO

Success of INRO Activity Depends on Extension According to European Level

16 April 2014

Biome Bioplastics shortlisted in BusinessGreen Awards

Biodegradable coffee pod offering one of first sustainable packaging in the single-serve market

Biotechnologietage 2014: Branchentreff mit Besucherrekord

Thematische Akzente bei mariner Biotechnologie und Medizintechnik

Echtzeit NIR Analytik optimiert das Herstellungsverfahren von biobasierten Polymeren zur Lebensmittelverpackung

Analytica: Fraunhofer ICT präsentiert die vielseitigen Varianten des neuen Analyseverfahrens

Plastics Europe: Polymere im Spagat

"Bioabbaubare Kunststoffe lösen nicht das Vermüllungsproblem."

Bio-based chemicals: Rivertop Renewables has raised $26 million from Cargill and others investors

Rivertop to accelerate commercialization of novel, sustainable chemicals for consumer products and industrial applications

EU giving up on biofuel limits?

Biofuel subsidies will continue under new state-aid guidelines

Evonik presents new product family VISIOMER Terra

VISIOMER® Terra – methacrylate monomers based on renewable resources  

15 April 2014

Kommission Nachhaltiges Bauen am Umweltbundesamt gegründet

Interdisziplinäres Gremium berät UBA in fachlichen Fragen des nachhaltigen Bauens, wie beispielsweise zum Einsatz von umweltverträglichen Bauprodukten und ressourcenschonender Bauweisen

CRAiLAR Technologies Adds Hemp Fiber To Global Product Offering

Current customer base will be offered CRAiLAR® Hemp fiber for immediate availability

TOP Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2014″

Qmilk, fischerwerke, Hemp Eco Systems together with ZinCo achieve the "Top 4" this season

QMilk takes home “Bio-based Material of the Year” Innovation Award

Company won first place in this year by an “overwhelming majority”

2014 glycerine supply to drop on lower FAME production

Several factors to drive FAME industry considering the importance of supplies for the glycerine sector

Universität Stuttgart: Von Pflanzenviren zu Biomaterialien

Geminiviren - aus der Not eine Tugend machen

P&G Sets New Sustainability Goal: No Deforestation in Its Palm Supply Chain

Company Commits to Work with Local Farmers to Improve Practices

Canada’s Leading Advocate for Renewable Fuels Unveils New Action Plan

CRFA Launches New Vision and Action plan for Canada's Renewable Fuels Industry and Ermerging Bioeconomy

14 April 2014

From Cologne the European bioindustry calls for a policy that encourages more biochemicals

Michael Carus: "RED hinders the development of material use and therefore that of the whole bio-based economy."

Syngenta in cellulosic fuel collaboration to increase ethanol plant productivity

ACE-Enogen® technology to enable ethanol plants in further progress to reduce natural gas usage, thereby improving carbon footprint

Erfolgreiche Tagung „Weichlaubholz – Ungenutztes Rohholzpotential“ des 3N e.V. am 27.03.2014 in Göttingen

Weichlaubholz eröffnet mit seinen unterschiedlichen Eigenschaften Chancen für spezifische technologische Anwendungen und neue Möglichkeiten für innovative Produktentwicklungen

Trees go high-tech: process turns cellulose into energy storage devices

OSU chemists found cellulose can be heated in a furnace in the presence of ammonia, and turned into the building blocks for supercapacitors

Weltweiter Agrarhandel kann Wasserstress mindern

PIK-Studie verweist Produktion wasserintensiver Güter dorthin, wo Wasser reichlich vorhanden ist

Maisacker statt artenreicher Wiese: Zustand landwirtschaftlicher Räume untersucht

Bundesweit: Flächen- und Qualitätsverluste haben zu drastischen Biotop-Einbußen geführt

Interpack 2014: FKuR extends its portfolio with Bio PET and Bio PA; a wide range of bioplastic products for the packaging industry

VESTAMID® Terra (Bio-PA) as well as GLOBIO to be presented at leading trade fair, for the first time

Interpack 2014: FKuR erweitert Portfolio um Bio-PET und Bio-PA; breite Biokunststoff-Produktpalette für die Verpackungsindustrie

VESTAMID® Terra sowie GLOBIO erstmalig auf der Leitmesse vom 08. bis 14. Mai in Düsseldorf

Clariant chooses renewable raw materials for high-performance pigments

Company keeping with global sustainability efforts to use more renewable raw materials

Clariant setzt auf erneuerbare Rohstoffe für Hochleistungspigmente

Umweltfreundlichere Endprodukte durch vermehrten Einsatz erneuerbarer Rohstoffe

Stanford scientists discover a novel way to make ethanol without corn or other plants

Stanford scientists have created a copper-based catalyst that produces large quantities of ethanol from carbon monoxide gas at room temperature

11 April 2014

Recycling astronaut urine for energy and drinking water

NASA-developed UBE system could be used in any wastewater treatment systems containing urea and/or ammonia

Power-to-Gas: Wind und Sonne in Erdgas speichern

KIT koordiniert neues 3,8-Millionen-Euro-EU-Projekt HELMETH / Wirkungsgradsteigerung der Methangasproduktion aus regenerativem Strom durch thermische Verkettung chemischer Prozesse

Meredian, Inc., Global Leader in Biopolymer Manufacturing Announces Position As the Sole Recipient of FDA Approval for Food Substance

Innovative biopolymer manufacturer totally prepared to move forward with production

Industrielle Biotechnologie für die Medizin

Cluster Gesundheitswirtschaft: "Potenziale der industriellen Biotechnologie in der Hauptstadtregion ausschöpfen"

Food Contact Futures

Food contact paper and board, already one of the largest and most multi-purpose packaging sectors by material type, has a strong future ahead of it. This material type incorporates a range of package types – from simple wraps through to cartons and containers

10 April 2014

Bundeslandwirtschaftsminister Schmidt würdigt EEG: “Biomasse macht die Energiewende machbar”

Ausbau der Bioenergie soll künftig überwiegend auf Rest- und Abfallstoffe konzentriert werden

The Siege of Ligningrad

Jim Lane about latest transformational breakthroughs in new cellulosic biofuels technology

Die Deutschen Biotechnologietage 2014 – Forschung für biobasierte Wirtschaft

Die Besucher erwartet eine Vielzahl an Innovationen sowie Projektergebnissen aus der Bioökonomie

Hemp, Inc. Facilitates Largest Order Yet for Liberated Energy’s Guard Lite(TM) Security Lighting System

Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana Consulting Company's to generate real sales in U.S. industry

LanzaTech to move headquarters; Soperton retrofit ongoing

New location to serve also as company’s research and development center with new investment

Genomatica Wins 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award

Recognized as ‘game-changing company’ in clean energy technology and innovation

9 April 2014

Obama Administration Proposal for 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard Will Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions

New BIO report claiming Renewable Fuel Standard could reverse progress on one of the central goals of the law

Corn Is Magic?

Environmental Working Group with a critical comment among BIO's new study

Klimakiller als Klimaretter

Überschüssiger Strom verwandelt Kohlendioxid in Erdgas

Schleimige Computer: Künstlerisch-wissenschaftliche Studie zu Schleimpilz-Forschung wird in hochrangigem internationalen Journal veröffentlicht

Forscher verwenden lebende Schleimpilz-Organismen als intelligente Bausteine für Computer und Sensoren

Michigan State University: ‘Unzipping’ poplars’ biofuel potential

Research shows a much more energy- and cost-efficient way to convert biomass into fuel

Jacobs University – Die heilende Kraft der Rhododendren

Wissenschaftler erforschen neuartige Substanz der Pflanze als mögliches Antibiotikum

8 April 2014

Schaufenster in die biobasierte Zukunft des Jahres 2030

FNR präsentiert sich mit weiteren Partnern zum Thema Bioökonomie auf der Hannover Messe

TPUs from renewable sources

LARIPUR RS family’s products are processable with common industrial equipments