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This year’s Biotech Week 2019 sets new record

2019-09-26T19:24:15+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Already in its 7th edition, the annual European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953. With over 140 events taking place all over Europe during 23 and 29 September, this year’s event set a new record. National Association Members, together with [...]

Nova-Institute published open letter to JRC on comparability of bio-based and petrochemical polymers

2019-09-26T19:23:24+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , |

There are published standards for life cycle assessments (LCA) that provide guidance on how to compare different polymers fairly with regard to their environmental impacts. However, the rules still leave sufficient room for manoeuvre to specify the methods by which such comparisons are to be carried out. The fact that there is still a [...]

News in brief: July 2019

2019-07-29T12:36:34+01:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and fifteen industries unite to to set out their joint Vision for Europe’s bioeconomy future – a circular bio-society This Vision  "The circular-bio society in 2050" will establish a sustainable and competitive bio-based industry in the EU enabling a circular bio-society by 2050. In this circular bio-society, informed citizens choose a sustainable way of life, supporting an [...]

14th European Bioplastics Conference: Last chance to participate in the Call for Papers

2019-07-29T12:36:22+01:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The planning of the 14th European Bioplastics Conference is in full swing. The Call for Papers to become a speaker has generated a huge amount of interest and many organisations have already submitted their proposals. For those interested in contributing to the conference programme, there is still a chance to participate. The deadline to [...]

PolyBioSkin: Latest research milestones on bio-based diapers, beauty masks and wound dressings

2019-07-29T12:34:58+01:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The project PolyBioSkin, which was set out in 2017, aims to develop and validate pilot processes for producing prototypes of three globally significant, high performance, skin-contact products: diapers, beauty masks and wound dressings. These prototypes have to be predominantly bio-based and also biodegradable according to EN 13432. Two years on, the project is well [...]

News in brief: June 2019

2019-06-27T14:01:37+01:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"The BioCannDo experience: Let's talk about bio-based products" BioCannDo presents 10 recommendations for consumer communications The project BioCannDo has launched the brochure “The BioCannDo experience: Let’s talk about bio-based products”. This publication includes 10 recommendations on communications about bio-based products. The publication is aimed at other projects, initiatives and multipliers who communicate [...]

Succesfull kick-off meeting of the BIOnTOP project

2019-06-27T15:48:01+01:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 18 – 19 June, the BIOnTOP kick-off meeting took place at the premises of project coordinator AIMPLAS in Valencia, Spain. The four-year project aims at delivering bio-based recyclable-by-design cost competitive packaging solutions that can be mechanically recycled, industrially or home compostable, or suitable for anaerobic digestion. Leading experts from 21 organisations based in [...]

Study aims to understand the biodegradation of individual polymers and their blends in managed and unmanaged environments

2019-06-27T14:11:54+01:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(c) American Chemical Society Biodegradable polymers are often promoted as an environmental solution to plastic pollution. However, their degradation in managed and unmanaged environments is not always well understood. The authors of the study “Biodegradable plastic blends create new possibilities for end-of-life management of plastics but they are not a panacea for [...]

The new RoadToBio Roadmap shows how to increase the share of bio-based row materials to 25% in the EU chemical industry by 2030

2019-05-31T14:49:01+01:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

RoadToBio started in May 2017 to develop a roadmap outlining a path for achieving a 25 % share of bio-based products in the EU organic chemical industry in 2030 (as compared to 10 % share in 2016). The roadmap is intended to provide an evidence-based foundation for the EU chemical industry upon which future [...]

nova-Institute explores ways to achieve a renewable carbon chemical industry in the European Union

2019-05-31T14:48:16+01:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European chemical industry faces enormous challenges to meet the climate goals set by the European Commission in the framework of the Paris Agreement. This agreement aims at keeping a global temperature rise below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C. In this context, the position paper [...]