Sugar cane field

Brazilian-Dutch call for sustainable biomass production

Consortia of research institutes and other organisations in the Netherlands and Brazil can now apply for…

Editorial office / The Hague

DSM Biotechnology Center

EFIB 2021 Kick-off webinar at Biotech Campus Delft

The EFIB 2021 kick-off webinar “How to accelerate biotech innovation for a sustainable future” will take…

Editorial office / Delft

Plant cells

Ginkgo Bioworks closes mega SPAC deal

US biotech company Ginkgo Bioworks has raised $2.5 billion in a mega SPAC deal aimed at…

Editorial office / Boston

Rethinking Materials

Rethinking Materials: scaling bio-based and circular solutions

The Rethinking Materials summit on May 19-20 will uncover new opportunities for partnerships and investment in…

Editorial office

Copper mine open pit Atalaya Rio Tinto. Spain.

Energy transition causes skyrocketing demand for critical minerals

The Paris climate agreement will lead to a skyrocketing demand for critical metals for the production…

Editorial office / Paris

Pulling ropes

Circular economy ambitions contradictory

The European and Dutch ambitions of realising a fully circular economy by 2050 are in danger…

Editorial office / Groningen

Smoking chimney

Opportunities for major emission reductions in the chemical industry

The chemical industry is a major consumer of carbon and its demand will increase in the…

Editorial office / HĂĽrth

'PEF/FDCA flagship plant Avantium operational in 2023'

Nouryon announces intention to spin-out Nobian

Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, announced today its intention to spin-out its base chemicals business,…

Editorial office / Delfzijl

Auctions hinder growth of renewable energy

China leads in renewable energy capacity at 895 GW

The world’s total installed renewable energy amounted to almost 2,800 Gigawatts in 2020. According to data…

Editorial office / Beijing

Particle board with lignin based binder

Stora Enso launches biobased binder for building materials

This week Stora Enso launches NeoLigno®, an a completely biobased binder system on the basis of…

Editorial office / Kotka

Adv.agro chemie linked in
NextBTL plant Neste Rotterdam

Neste invests €190 million in Rotterdam production of sustainable aviation fuel

Neste will modify its existing renewables production capacity in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to enable production of…

Editorial office / Rotterdam

Hempflax combiner harvester

2020 Top Year for Hempflax

HempFlax, Europe's largest independent hemp grower and processor, has had a banner year. The annual results…

Editorial office / Oude Pekela


Cures for cancer and Parkinson’s will probably come from the ocean

The world's oceans contain a great diversity of life forms that are still little known, but…

Editorial office / Lisbon

Fossil power plant and solar farm

IEA expects CO2 emissions to rise sharply in 2021

Global energy-related CO2 emissions are heading for their second largest annual increase ever, the IEA expects.…

Editorial office / Paris

European Parliament

European Parliament approved Horizon Europe

On 26 April, the European Parliament voted definitively in favour of Horizon Europe, the €95.5 billion…

Editorial office / Brussels

Future chemistry

Cefic launches Future Chemistry Network

Cefic has taken the initiative to launch a multi-stakeholder platform for supporters of sustainable chemistry to…

Editorial office / Brussels

Green chemistry

European chemical industry wants to boost the bioeconomy

“Sustainable bioeconomy activities are a pre-requisite to remain below the 1.5°C limit of global temperature rise,…

Editorial office / Brussels


BioSAPS develops biobased and biodegradable superabsorbing polymers

In the last decades, rapid progress was made in the field of superabsorbent polymers/hydrogels (SAP) because…

Editorial office / Antwerp

PU foam insulation

LIBERTY wants to make PU greener with lignin

The Belgian innovation agency Catalisti is looking for industrial and scientific partners for the LIBERTY consortium,…

Editorial office / Antwerp

De-icing aircraft wings

Cosun and Avantium join forces in biobased glycol production

Cosun Beet Company and Avantium join forces to produce plant-based glycols (plantMEG™ and plantMPG™) from beet…

Editorial office / Dinteloord