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TOP Employment effects of the European bioplastics industry

First survey on job creation along the value chain

19 September 2014

The world’s first biocompatible and non-toxic technology for antibacterial plastic into mass production

Italian facility to produce Sani-ABS and Saniconcentrate™ based on Eastman’s copolymer Tritan™

Immer mehr Landwirte setzen auf Soja

Anbaufläche in Bayern seit 2010 um rund 80 Prozent auf 4.300 Hektar gestiegen

CO2 Solutions announces issuance of U.S. patent

Process for CO2 capture using Carbonates and Biocatalysts

Synthetic spider silk lab awarded $1.9M in energy funding

Biology Professor Randy Lewis explores use of spider silk for more fuel-efficient vehicles

BASF, Cargill und Novozymes erreichen bei biobasierter Acrylsäure einen weiteren wichtigen Meilenstein

Erfolgreiche Umwandlung von 3‑Hydroxypropionsäure (3-HP) in Acrylsäure und Superabsorbierende Polymere gelungen

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes achieved another milestone in bio-based acrylic acid

Successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers

Key trends driving bioplastics for packaging

Among the trends driving the market for bioplastic packaging materials, the competitive cost and availability of fossil fuels will have the largest impact and their commercial production and use

Celtic Renewables wins top motor industry sustainability award

Celtic Renewables has been recognised by the motor industry, winning a top honour at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP)’s annual Low Carbon Champions awards

Global Change: Bäume wachsen immer schneller

Studie untersucht Trends im Waldwachstum von 1870 bis heute

18 September 2014

SGB makes breakthrough with new hybrid Jatropha, closes $11M Series C financing

Best performing hybrid to date eclipsed an equivalent of 300 gallons of oil per acre

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax used to create sustainable flax fairing for motorbikes

C-Tech, SHD Composites promoting sustainability in motorsport

To clean air and beyond: catching greenhouse gases with advanced membranes

Findings at Kyoto University may one day contribute to lower greenhouse gas emissions and cleaner skies

USDA boosts corn, soybean harvest to new records

Farmers are expected to harvest nearly 14.4 billion bushels of corn, up from last year's 13.9 billion bushel record

Biokraftstoffbericht der Bundesregierung bestätigt rückläufigen Biodieselabsatz

UFOP fordert Beibehaltung der Berichterstattungspflicht

17 September 2014

GRAFE: Bio-Compound Paperlike

Innovative material makes it possible to produce foils with the same tearing properties lengthwise and crosswise

GRAFE: Bio-Compound Paperlike

Neuartiges Material zur Herstellung von Folien mit gleichen Reißeigenschaften in Längs- und Querrichtung

Composites Evolution materials used in lightweight sports canoe

Lake Constance's “Felicity” freestyle canoe to be made from Biotex Flax

BASF’s product portfolio evaluated for sustainability

Externally validated process 'Sustainable Solution Steering' to evaluate after targeted market criteria

Produktportfolio der BASF unter Nachhaltigkeitsaspekten bewertet

Extern validiertes Verfahren „Sustainable Solution Steering“ untersucht nach gezielten Marktkriterien

Plastics in 3D printing markets: A ten-year opportunity forecast

3D printing to generate US$ 1.4 billion in plastics sales by 2019

FNR-InfoBlatt Nachwachsende Rohstoffe im Einkauf

Newsletter der FNR zum nachhaltigen öffentlichen Einkauf von Produkten aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen

Purdue-based startup manufactures high-value fragrance chemicals, improves biofuel production

A Purdue University innovator is commercializing technology that creates high-value, renewable chemicals used in the flavor and fragrance industry from wood lignin and that could make biofuel production more efficient

Premium German energy bars wrapped in metallised compostable packaging film

A German brand, Jäger und Sammler, has chosen Innovia Films’ compostable flexible material, NatureFlex™ as the packaging for its range of premium energy bars

Revival of softwood fiber-based forest industry in the Nordic countries with investments of 3 billion dollars in pulp, bio energy and bio-materials

Forest companies in Northern Europe have announced plans to investment three billion dollars in 2014 in attempt to move beyond mostly producing newsprint and commodity packaging grades

16 September 2014

TOP Increasing resource efficiency by cascading use of biomass

News article on potentials of cascading use of several bio-based raw materials

Minister Remmel: Wir werden die Bioenergiepolitik neu ausrichten

Umweltministerium legt dritte Potenzialstudie zu Erneuerbaren Energien vor. Rest- und Abfallstoffe wie Gülle, Bioabfall und Altholz sollen verstärkt zum Einsatz kommen.

One Nights stand: biodegradable Tent

Resourceful step in the right direction when it comes to cleaning up music festivals

Coconut car parts

Applications for coconut composites include both indoor and outdoor trims, car ceilings, dashboards and floorboards

5 futuristic food wrappers that you don’t have to throw away

New biodegradable, cellulose food packaging cuts down waste

Vega Biofuels’ pilot torrefaction plant to use new patent-pending process to lower costs of biomass feedstock

New process developed by JV partner, Agri-Tech Producers, LLC

Liquid Light raises $15 million Series B financing

Accelerates process scale-up and application validation

Here is the new team of the European Commission for the bioeconomy

Following are nominees for the next European Commission

Bio im Verbund

Naturfaserverstärkte Werkstoffe ante portas

15 September 2014

Genomatica’s platform accelerates process development; 50g/L in only 10 months

More than twice as fast to achieve key milestones

Existing power plants will spew 300 billion more tons of carbon dioxide during use

UCI, Princeton study shows global commitment to decades of climate-warming pollution

RFA lauds Quad County Corn Processors at the grand opening of new cellulosic bolt-on facility

QCCP to produce 2 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol each year from corn kernel fiber

UBA organises resources conferences

European and national platform for discussion to promote networking and the initiation of stakeholder alliances to be held from 10-12 November in Berlin

UBA organisiert Ressourcen-Konferenzen

Nationale und europäische Diskussionsplattform zur Vernetzung und Initiierung von Akteurs-Allianzen am 10.-12. November in Berlin

‘White revolution’ to ‘white pollution’ – agricultural plastic film mulch in China

Chinese government urgently needs to elevate plastic film standards

Braskem joins Amyris and Michelin to accelerate the industrialization and commercialization of renewable isoprene

Partnership aims to develop and produce renewable isoprene for production of tire and other rubber applications

BASF starts up butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp

Taking advantage of opportunities on the external market: BASF’s production capacity of 155,000 metric tons per year ensures internal supply of butadiene in Europe

BASF nimmt Anlage zur Butadien-Extraktion in Antwerpen in Betrieb

Chancen im externen Markt nutzen: Produktionskapazität von 155.000 Tonnen im Jahr sichert die Eigenversorgung mit Butadien in Europa

12 September 2014

Mikroplastik – das neue Biotop?

Roland Essel vom nova-Institut zum Thema 'Zivilisationsmüll und die Folgen'

FKuR and Helian Polymers cooperate on the development of tailor made PLA compounds for 3D printing

FKuR at Composites Europe, Düsseldorf, 7th – 9th October 2014: A highlight at this year’s exhibition will be bioplastics reinforced with natural fibers designed especially for 3D printing

FKuR und Helian Polymers kooperieren: Entwicklung maßgeschneiderter PLA-Compounds für den 3D-Druck

FKuR auf der Composites Europe, Düsseldorf, 7. - 9. Oktober 2014: Highlight des Messeauftritts sind naturfaserverstärkte Biokunststoffe für den 3D-Druck

NFR BioEnergy to start $312 million sugar refinery project across South Louisiana

Company plans to build statewide more than 10 biorefineries

The 3 partners launched its eco-friendly innovation “Bioplastics for Yoghurt Packaging”

PTTGC, NatureWorks, Dairy Home to use Ingeo bioplastics-based cup for yoghurt packaging

Chemical producers’ sustainability strategies on the rise

New survey by Genomatica and ICIS to show big players as the leaders in sustainable technology

Cardia Bioplastics wins $350,000 waste management products supply contract in Nanjing, China

Continues momentum of growth for Cardia’s China business with focus on organic waste management products

Global wood pellet demand to reach 50 million tonnes by 2024

RISI released global pellet demand outlook study