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New Recyclable & Bio-based Foam

A team of students from the Center for Sustainable Polymers, Minnesota University, is the grand prize winner in the $10,000 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA). The award, made possible by a collaboration between the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and the Dow Chemical Company, recognizes and rewards students and universities for...
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Waste-based bioeconomy: From Newspapers to Bioethanol.

Mexican students of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) Coyoacan Campus, in Mexico City created bioethanol using newspaper. To obtain this bioethanol, the process is via the acid digestion of newspaper, for it to later be fermented and finally distilled. The group of students used various types of paper, but eventually discovered that newspaper was the most effective option. ...
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Discovery of the enzyme capable of mass produce biofuels.

Microalgae are a promising next-generation source of feedstocks for biofuel production with the potential to serve as a practical alternative to petroleum-based transportation fuels. Depending on the microalgal species, the oils produced vary from triacylglycerols to hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbon-based fuels are preferred over other biofuels, as they are highly compatible with existing petroleum...
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Proof-of-principle that Syngas platform can be integrated to produce commodity chemicals

Synthesis gas (Syngas), a mixture of CO, H 2 , and CO 2 , is a promising renewable feedstock for bio-based production of organic chemicals. Production of medium-chain fatty acids can be performed via chain elongation, utilizing acetate and ethanol as main substrates. Acetate and ethanol are main products of syngas fermentation by acetogens. Therefore, syngas can be indirectly used as a...
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Non-smoking Tobacco can be The Supper Renewable Feedstock for the Green Chemistry Industry

The market for tobacco has dropped down in the last decades due to reduction of smokers. This fact made that the number of farmers growing tobacco in USA, where this crop is indigenous, has shrank. This trend can now change because the emergence of new tobacco variety that opens a new market for tobacco growers. Tyton Biofuels developed a new variety of tobacco not suitable for...
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Bioeconomy is a significant driving force in EU: it turns over 2 trillions € and provides 18 millions jobs.

The first macro-economic study commissioned by the Bio-based Industry Consortium using Eurostat data of 2013 shows: The turnover of the total bioeconomy is 2.1 trillion EUR. About  50%  of this is accounted for by  the food and beverages sector , almost a quarter of the turnover is created by the primary sectors (agriculture and forestry), while the other quarter is...
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Results of Public Consultation about EU Policy for the emerging Bioeconomy

BioSTEP  is an EU-funded project that aims to promote a participative governance of the European bioeconomy through engagemnt of stakeholders and citizens.   BioSTEP carried out a stakeholder consutation to provide insights on existing (policy) challenges related to the bioeconomy and potential (policy) measures to adress them. This consultation includes views of 180...
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A novel cell factory for cost-effective production of ethanol from dairy waste

Biotechnology for Biofuels published a new bio-process that optimises the production of ethanol from dairy industry waste. This process has minimized the bio-process to one single step by re-engineering   Lactococcus lactis strain. In using a cell factory system strategy the researchers reduced the cost of the production of ethanol from whey permeate making this new bio-process...
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A stepping-stone for Circular Economy & Bioremediation of Plastic Pollution

Poly(ethylene terephthalate) – PET -  is used extensively worldwide in plastic products: Because it’s difficult to degrade it is the major contaminant in many ecosystems. One approach to solve this problem is the synthesis of degradable products from renewable resource. However, this approach provides solutions for the feature. A recent publication in Science by Japanese researchers...
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Europe’s leading bioeconomy clusters are now working together as 3BI

The leading bioeconomy clusters in the UK, Netherlands, France, and Germany have joined forces as the 3BI intercluster. Their goal is to support European companies to access important new markets based on renewable raw materials successfully. 3BI is a strategic European partnership that builds on the complementary strengths of four regional innovation clusters: BioVale ...
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Communicating the Bioeconomy

The three UK Bioscience Leadership Councils - Industrial Biotechnology (IBLF), Agri-Tech (ATLF), and Synthetic Biology (SBLC) - have prepared a series of infographics on ‘ Communicating the bioeconomy ' . Please  click here or on the image to download the infographics. Further information on these infographics is available on request via ...
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Is your business located in the Yorkshire region? Find out how you could benefit from the bioeconomy at a Biovale workshop

The Skills Team at the Biorenewables Development Centre in York are orgainsing a series of one-day workshops to help regional businesses gain a better awareness of bioeconomy and improve understanding of the associated business benefits. The bioeconomy covers the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed, bio-based...
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How can we support the development of the bioeconomy to help mitigate or adapt to climate change?

The Climate KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Centre) Biohorizons project would welcome your views on  how best to support the development of the bioeconomy to help mitigate or adapt to climate change. With the bioeconomy holding the key to unlocking new and sustainable resources, more needs to be known about the current landscape of the industry.  The Biohorizons...
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Invitation to join bioeconomy trade delegation to Northern France, 30 Sep to 2 Oct 2014

BioVale ,  an innovation cluster supporting development of the  Yorkshire and the Humber  region’s bio-based economy, invites you to join their trade delegation to Northern France from 30 September to 2 October 2014. Delegates will visit the globally leading bioeconomy cluster  Industries & Agro-Resources (IAR)  to discuss trade links, tour the...
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Survey to identify the skills, attitudes and knowledge required for companies in the biotech and bioeconomy sectors

Adapt, who are working on the BIOINNO project  would like to ask for your cooperation in completing a survey to identify the skills, attitudes and knowledge required for companies in the biotech and bioeconomy sectors. This survey is aimed at  Small and Medium Sized Enterprises  (SMEs) and larger companies that operate in the biotech and bioeconomy sectors, who rely...
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Global Challenges and the Bioeconomy – part of the solution or part of the problem?

2nd Bioeconomy Forum, 30 Sep - 1 Oct 2013, Brussels The 2nd Bioeconomy Forum, organised by CommNet (the research communication network on the Bioeconomy) , provides a great opportunity to share about communication in the Bioeconomy. This event will not only present panels with representatives from industry, agriculture and consumer organisations and workshops on Food Security,...
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Wood residues: Diverse applications across many sectors

Wood residues offer enormous opportunity to add value and contribute to the biobased economy. The main components in wood, lignin and cellulose form the raw materials for a diverse array of chemicals and fuels with a multitude of applications (e.g. packaging; personal care products; biofuels; fine, speciality & bulk chemicals).     Lignin ...
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Public consultation on "Bio-based industries, towards a public-private partnership under Horizon 2020?"

This public consultation is intended to provide opportunities for inputs from all those directly or indirectly connected with the bio-based industry value chain, including representatives of public authorities, farmers and foresters, businesses and associations, academics and technical experts, civil society organisations and individual citizens. This public consultation is intended to...
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Leaders debate whether we can produce food and biofuel from the same land

An article on the NNFCC (National Non-Foods Crop Centre) website summarises the main points from the discussion where experts from agriculture and the biofuels industry came together at the BP Biofuels Sustainable Resilience Series in London to discuss the future of UK wheat and how it can be a sustainable source of both food and fuel.   See the summary on the NNFCC website...
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2012: Make or Break Year for a Leading EU Bioeconomy

Nathalie Moll Secretary General of EuropaBio gives a policy update in the recent edition of Industrial Biotechnology. I've put the article in the documents section here . It gives a good update in light of new plans for CAP and Horizon 2020.   Merlin Goldman Technology Stategy Board
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Unanswered question from 'Transforming Chemistry with Industrial Biotechnology' Webinar

Last month at Innovate 11 Ian Shott (Chair of the IB Leadership Forum) and Yvonne Armitage (IB Sector Expert) gave a presentation on Transforming Chemistry with Industrial Biotechnology. You can see the full webinar by following this link.   There was an unanswered question posed to the panel which was 'How does the panel view the risk that encouraging biobased products...
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Lars Hansen of Novozymes speaks about biobased economy in Europe

  Lars Hansen, President of Novozymes Europe and a Chair at the upcoming EFIB 2011, conference talks about the biobased economy in Europe   Read the full article on the EFIB Forum by following this link
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