BIOFIBRE NEWS

Kelheim Fibres‘ new speciality fibre Danufil® QR finalist for IDEA 2019 Achievement Awards

After a fire at Kelheim Fibres’ production plant in October 2018, the Bavarian viscose fibre specialists are gradually rebuilding their production capacity from currently 40% to full capacity by the middle of 2020.
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Wie aus Gras Plastikflaschen werden

Plastik vom Acker: Die eigene Bioraffinerie vor der Haustür könnte am Bauernhof der Zukunft Realität werden. Diesem Ziel ist Prof. Dr. Andrea Kruse von der Universität Hohenheim in Stuttgart nun einen großen Schritt nähergekommen. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Team hat sie auf der Versuchsstation „Unterer Lindenhof“ ein Bioraffinerie-Technikum errichtet, das erstmals in einem kontinuierlichen Prozess aus Chinaschilf ein Ausgangsprodukt für Biokunststoffe herstellen wird.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

UPM supports Plant-for-the-Planet

UPM supports the academy program of Plant-for-the-Planet, a charitable foundation that wants to contribute to climate protection. The foundation plants trees and organises children academies to promote sustainable thinking and environmental awareness.
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Forest stakeholders call for a stronger EU Forest Strategy

Last December, the Commission published a progress report on the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy, discussed by the European Parliament in January. This report comes at a time when forests and the forest-based sector are recognised as essential players in responding to major societal and environmental challenges.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90% compared to fossil fuels.
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CREATING TOMORROW’S FUEL FROM UNEXPECTED SOURCES

Since 2009, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) have been working together to turn algae into low-emission transportation fuel. The collaboration has fostered significant breakthroughs, including most recently the deployment of algae strains at SGI’s California Advanced Algal Facility (CAAF).
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