Monthly Archives: January 2016

27 Jan, 2016

European Commission recommends mandatory source segregated collection of biowaste

By | January 27th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

A report covering the European Commission's DG Environment's assessment of separate collection schemes in the 28 capitals of the EU, has recommended, among other measures, obligatory source segregated collection of biowaste. The study was led by the Copenhagen Resource Institute and German consultancy BiPRO and assessed the legislation and practice of separate collection systems for waste across the [...]

25 Jan, 2016

MOD launches £750k fund for synthetic biology for novel materials

By | January 25th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

Innovate UK has posted details of a £750,000 funding opportunity for synthetic biology approaches to produce novel materials to address defence challenges.

21 Jan, 2016

France confirms new laws on plastic bags and plastic tableware

By | January 21st, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

Source translated from Germany Trade & Invest (13 Jan 2016) As part of the recently adopted law on energy transition and green growth, the French government will be implementing new environmental policies, including a ban on single-use plastic bags. The initial plan was to ban single-use checkout bags from French supermarkets by [...]

20 Jan, 2016

Facility advancing 100 per cent bio-based PET

By | January 20th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

American biochemical producer Anellotech has finished construction on a fully-integrated development and testing facility to produce 100 per cent bio-based plastic drinks bottles for beverage company Suntory Holdings Ltd. The TCat-8 facility, designed by the sustainable technology company Anellotech and its partner IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), is a result of the partnership with [...]

20 Jan, 2016

Oceans to contain more waste plastic than fish by 2050

By | January 20th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

There will be more plastic by weight in the ocean than fish by 2050, a new report from the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has warned today. According to the report, The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics, between $80 and $120 billion of plastic packaging enters the [...]

20 Jan, 2016

New plastics economy could revolutionise industry

By | January 20th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

Applying circular economy principles to global plastic packaging flows could ‘transform’ the plastics economy and ‘drastically reduce negative externalities’ such as leakage into oceans, according to a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). The 118-page report, ‘The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics’, uses analytical support from [...]

6 Jan, 2016

French biotech company Global Bioenergies widens cooperation with Audi

By | January 6th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

Global Bioenergies, French biotech company that is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation, and Audi announce the signature of a new collaboration agreement to further broaden the feedstock flexibility of Global Bioenergies’ Isobutene process. The two companies recently announced the delivery by Global Bioenergies to Audi of a [...]

6 Jan, 2016

Government seeking ideas from industry on the UK’s digital strategy

By | January 6th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

Stakeholders in relevant sectors, especially manufacturing, have been invited to submit ideas to help inform the government's approach to promote and support the adoption of digital capability within the UK.

5 Jan, 2016

BIS commissions research on UK bioeconomy

By | January 5th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

The government is commissioning research into the value and opportunities of the UK bioeconomy.