13886 news

23 July 2014

TOP Invitation – Bio-business Workshop on CO2-based chemicals

BIO-TIC partners seek input from key stakeholders from the European industry

UNT researchers create new, stronger plant-based carbon fiber

New uses for plant materials like C-lignin marking great step toward replacing common petroleum- and coal-based products

Report Shows Biotech Crop Varieties Continue to be Preferred by U.S. Farmers

Adoption of GE soybeans, corn and cotton is at 90 percent or higher

Can CO2 be a green chemical? Yes, when derived from biofuels and other sources

Thinking of carbon dioxide as a green chemical? What about the effects on the environment and economy?

Florida Institute funds US Bioplastics

Working with environmentally conscious partners for a clean industry

22 July 2014

TOP Mikroplastik in der Umwelt: Kongress zeigt Lösungen auf!

Die Vorträge der Veranstaltung sind ab sofort zum Download verfügbar

Velox: Vertriebsvereinbarung mit Composites Evolution

Biotex Produkte für faserverstärkte Kunststoffverbundanwendungen im Automobil-, Bau-, Meeres-, Sport-und Konsumgüterbereich

Ocean microbes display a hidden talent: releasing countless tiny lipid-filled sacs

MIT finding could one day lead to new approaches for manufacturing biofuels

„Welthunger auf bestehenden Ackerflächen stillen, Schäden für Fauna und Flora verringern“

DBU fordert Nachhaltigkeitsstandards für Landwirtschaft – Keine Lösung ohne technischen Fortschritt

Biobased companies take a closer look at sustainability

BIO highlighted for its sustainable-supply-chain initiative to effort creations of environmentally friendlier consumers products

Edeniq and Global Bio-chem to develop and commercialize corn stover to industrial sugars conversion technology

Unique collaboration will combine leading technologies into a low-cost, commercial platform for converting corn stover to sugars for chemicals and fuels

The economic benefits of sustainable forestry in the Mediterranean region

EU-funded project MENFRI: Mediterranean region needs more research, education and innovation in order to sustainably generate products and services that contribute to local economies

Genetically engineered spider silk fiber is now a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories announces U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has registered the company's Monster Silk® trademark

21 July 2014

TOP Das nova-Institut wächst – nutzen Sie Ihre Chance!

Das nova-Institut sucht zwei Experten (m/w): einen für industrielle Biotechnologie und einen für Life Cycle Assessment

TOP nova-Institute is growing - take advantage of your opportunity!

nova-Institute is searching for two experts: one for Industrial Biotechnology and one for Life Cycle Assessment

Waschmittel aus Sand: Wissenschaftler der Uni Kassel entwickeln neuartiges umweltfreundliches Tensid

Silanol-basiertes Tensid reduziert Oberflächenspannung von Wasser in vergleichbarem Maße wie andere bekannte Tenside

Bacteria: A day in the life

MIT study finds ocean bacteria follow predictable patterns of daily activity

API Unveils Renewably-sourced Raw Materials-based APIGO BIO TPO Compounds

API SpA launches APIGO BIO, a family of olefin (TPO) based compounds containing raw materials from renewable sources

PlantBottle Technology in the spotlight on Capitol Hill

Scott Vitters hearing “Grow it here, make it here: Creating Jobs through Bio-based Manufacturing."

FKuR: Kompostierbare Menüschalen für Italiens Schulen

Kooperative mit Plastisud entwickelt AORNCOMPOST Menüschale aus Bio-Flex® F 6611 für die Heißabfüllung

Are ants the answer to CO2 sequestration?

A 25-year-long study published in GEOLOGY on 14 July provides the first quantitative measurement of in situ calcium-magnesium silicate mineral dissolution by ants, termites, tree roots, and bare ground

Evonik invests in Biosynthetic Technologies

Biosynthetic Technologies markets innovative, biodegradable, high-performance lubricants

Evonik investiert in Biosynthetic Technologies

Biosynthetic Technologies vermarktet innovative, biologisch abbaubare Hochleistungsschmierstoffe

18 July 2014

Elevance and Genting enter new biorefinery collaboration

Elevance exclusively responsible for sale of all specialty chemicals produced at biorefinery

CO2 Solutions and Neumann Systems Group achieve breakthrough Carbon Capture results

Pilot project now to take place this year

VDB – Nach Kabinettsentscheidung: Biokraftstoffindustrie rechnet mit Absatzeinbruch

Neue Regelung erklärt Treibhausgaseinsparung eines Biokraftstoffs zum preisbestimmenden Merkmal

EcoPesticides signs licensing agreement with STC.UNM for Microbial Pesticide Technology

New Mexico-based company developing pesticides that use naturally occurring microorganisms to control a variety of insect pests

BMEL veröffentlicht neuen Förderschwerpunkt „Nachhaltige Waldwirtschaft“

FNR wirbt Forschungsprojekte ein, die Nachhaltigkeit und nachfrageorientierte Waldbewirtschaftung verbinden

Solar fuels: How close, how real?

Could a liquid fuel technology emerge that connects solar PV to the efficiency of electric engines — but, this time with long driving range and near-instant refueling instead of laborious recharging?

EU-Vorhaben “KACELLE” entwickelt neue Technologien zur Bioethanolproduktion aus Stroh

Ethanol auf Basis von Lignocellulose: Anlagenbau zur kommerziellen Produktion in Dänemark gestartet

17 July 2014

The Biopolymers World Continues to Grow

BYLOX bioadditive receives USDA biobased product certification

Composites Evolution and VELOX offer sustainable natural reinforcement solutions

Cooperation adding natural fibres based products to current product portfolio for the composites market

SeaWorld taps Coca-Cola breakthrough ‘Plantbottle’ technology to create first consumer cup

Big entertainment company to offer first refillable plastic cup made from plant-based materials

The oldest trees on earth

Bios Urn give you the possibility to become a tree after death. But how long would you survive as a tree? I mean, have you ever considered how old can a tree be?

Mötley Crue, Poison alert: INVISTA, BASF, and Genomatica team for sustainable spandex

INVISTA has introduced the only commercial offering of a bio-derived spandex available globally and for use in a wide variety of apparel fabrics and garments

16 July 2014

Erste Ausschreibungen bei europäischer Bioökonomie-Initiative

Mit den ersten öffentlichen Ausschreibungen ist am 9. Juli 2014 das erste groß angelegte Public-Private-Partnership zur Bioökonomie in Europa gestartet - Die ersten 150 Mio. Euro des Milliarden-Budgets stehen damit zur Verfügung

First higher-value chemical derived from lignin to hit market in 2021

As lignin supplies rise on the back of growing cellulosic feedstock utilization, commercialization opportunities of up to $242 billion are emerging in 13 select chemicals, says Lux Research

World’s first 3D-printed house is being built in Amsterdam

Construction components with built-in furniture printed from rapeseed oil based bio-plastics

Palmölanbau: Plantagen bedrohen Afrikas Menschenaffen

Die Palmölindustrie in Afrika wächst - ihre Anbauflächen verdrängen Bonobos, Schimpansen und Gorillas. Verbraucher sollten beim Lebensmittelkauf bestimmte Produkte meiden, fordern Tierschützer

Green sky thinking: Can the world grow enough jet fuel?

Future aviation needs sustainable fuels, lightweight composite materials to bring fuel consumption down  

15 July 2014

Biorefineries present ‘historic opportunity’ to regenerate rural Europe

The development of local biorefineries can 'completely reverse' the decline in rural EU communities, writes Rob Vierhout

METEX licenses bio-PDO tech to SK Chemicals

Instead of producing its own glycerine-based PDO (1,3 propanediol), France-based METEX decided to instead exclusively license its technology

Additional funding granted to Biobased Performance Materials R&D in the Netherlands

Results from ongoing projects were presented at the annual symposium

Kemira OYJ reinforces its global leadership position in pulp and paper chemicals by acquiring AkzoNobel’s paper chemical business

Kemira has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire AkzoNobel's global paper chemicals business

AkzoNobel beabsichtigt Verkauf seines Papierchemikalien-Geschäfts an Kemira

Kemira OYJ stärkt globale Führungsposition durch den Erwerb von AkzoNobels Paper Chemicals-Geschäft

Marine bacteria are natural source of chemical fire retardants

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a widely distributed group of marine bacteria that produce compounds nearly identical to toxic man-made fire retardants

Cobalt, Andritz sign exclusive partnership to integrate biobutanol, pre-treatment processes

Exclusive global cooperation and supply agreement for the production of n-butanol

14 July 2014

Dr. Derek Lovley joins LanzaTech’s Science Advisory Board

Microbial electrosynthesis founder to extend Innovative Carbon Capture and Reuse Platform

Sechs Jahre im Dienste der Industriellen Biotechnologie

Ein schlagkräftiges Netzwerk trifft sich zum Jubiläum

Dämmen mit Strohballen wird jetzt noch einfacher

Direktes Verputzen und die Dämmung von Außenwänden sind ab sofort Bestandteil der Allgemeinen Bauaufsichtlichen Zulassung