Microbes fully metabolize biodegradable plastics

16 August 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 16 August 2018 - Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass. The researchers used the biodegradable [...]

Member portrait: Sukano

25 June 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Daniel Ganz, global R&D leader for bioplastics, Sukano In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Daniel Ganz, global R&D leader for bioplastics at Sukano, shares some information on one of the world leaders in masterbatches, compounds, and special resins, headquartered [...]

Biowaste collection and biodegradable plastics discussed at the Bio-waste Conference in Kassel, Germany

26 April 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

From 2023 onwards, separate collection of bio-waste will be mandatory across Europe in order to increase the overall amounts of separately collected waste and to help meet the ambitious recycling targets set out in the new EU waste rules. Yet, the separate waste collection systems (including for bio-waste) still vary widely among the 28 [...]

Five-year EU flagship project to establish an innovative supply chain for FDCA and PEF

25 October 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Test bottles made from PET © Synvina PEFerence, a €25 million EU project, was officially launched at the end of September 2017. The partners will be cooperating for the next five years to establish an innovative value chain for FDCA (2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid) and PEF (Polyethylene furanoate), including the intended construction of a 50,000 tons [...]