Posts including "biomass":

Policy News: June 2022

2022-06-30T16:40:25+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why the EU’s Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act correctly lists bio-based plastics as “green investments” The Climate Delegated Act supplementing the Taxonomy Regulation clearly supports “plastics derived wholly or partially from renewable feedstock” as “substantially contributing to climate change mitigation”. In order to meet the European Union’s climate and energy targets for 2030 and reach [...]

Recent Progress on the Promotion and Standardization of Bioplastics in Japan

2022-06-09T14:55:20+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yorimasa Suwa, Adviser for International Standardization, Japan BioPlastics Association (JBPA) Read in the following a guest article by Yorimasa Suwa, Adviser for International Standardization, Japan BioPlastics Association (JBPA). The views in this lecture are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and policy of the organizations. Over the past [...]

News in brief: April 2022

2022-04-29T12:01:56+02:0029 April 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sea-farmed supercrop: how seaweed could transform the way we live From high-protein food to plastics and fuel, Swedish scientists are attempting to tap the marine plant’s huge potential. As we shift to a bio-based rather than fossil-fuel-based economy, seaweed could provide a lot of the compounds we need. For example, Ulrica Edlund, Steinhagen’s collaborator [...]

News from the members: March 2022

2022-03-31T16:11:38+02:0031 March 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bio-Fed signs distribution agreement with KBK in Japan Cologne-based materials producer Bio-Fed and Tokyo-headquartered Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha, Ltd. (KBK), have signed an agreement naming KBK as Bio-Fed’s distribution partner for the Japanese market. Bio-Fed, a branch of Akro-Plastic GmbH and a member of the Feddersen Group, produces and distributes biodegradable and/or bio-based plastic compounds [...]

News in brief: March 2022

2022-03-31T16:11:02+02:0031 March 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tesco tackles food and plastic waste with plant-based protection for fresh produce  Tesco is trialing a plant-based food protection branded Apeel to extend the shelf life of fruit and vegetables. This protective extra “peel” slows down the water loss and oxidation that causes produce to spoil. The trial will see approximately 80 UK Tesco [...]

Know your value chain: identifying the amount of bio-based content in your subcontractor’s products 

2021-12-16T14:10:54+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Oona Korhonen, Project Manager at Measurlabs, specialized in biomass Read below a guest article by Oona Korhonen from Measurlabs.  How well do you know the amount of bio-based content in the raw materials you use? Have you measured it yourself?  There are two big reasons to do so. Firstly, as fossil-based materials [...]

News in brief: October 2021

2021-10-29T14:10:40+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , |

Italy’s plastic tax postponed again under new budget plans Italy’s planned plastic tax, which was get off the ground in 2020 and aims at promoting a reduction of single-use plastics, has faced a series of delays. The Italian Government refers to economic factors connected to the pandemic to justify the delay. The tax on [...]

Biodegradable or not biodegradable, that is the question

2021-06-28T11:32:02+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) coming into effect on 3 July 2021 will not only ban several plastic applications, such as cutlery, plates or drinking straws from the market. It will also prohibit all products made from so-called oxo-degradable plastics. The Directive [...]

EU research project BIOnTop explores protein coatings to enhance barrier properties of bio-based films

2021-03-31T15:17:28+02:0031 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

BIOnTop’s research teams are pursuing various strategies to optimise biopolymers with a specific focus on protein-based coatings. European Bioplastics supports the BIOnTop project as consortium partner.  Most sensitive foods are packaged in multi-layer composite films to ensure sufficient flavour, water vapor, and oxygen barriers to maintain products’ quality and increase its shelf life. However, most of these composite [...]

“Certified compostable organic waste bags improve quality of organic waste” experts confirm, contradicting recent misleading media reports on organic waste collection

2021-04-29T17:24:52+02:0029 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Contrary to popular belief, certified, industrial compostable organic waste bags neither bear harm for soil or human health, nor do they contribute to the problem of microplastics, as experts underline. On the contrary, they convey chances for a higher quality and quantity of collected organic waste. Read in the following a guest commentary by the Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V. (Association for Compostable Products / “Verbund”).  For many years now, the [...]