Fraunhofer

Fraunhofer CBP supplies lignin for biobased materials

Using ultrapure lignin from the lignocellulosic biorefinery at the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP in Leuna, researchers at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg...
vegetable oils

Developing Polyurethanes based on vegetable oils

A recent paper published in the European Journal of Chemistry looks at how polyurethanes could be made from renewable resources. Conventionally, polyurethanes are formed during...
Neste plans to use waste plastic as a raw material for fossil refining

Neste plans to use waste plastic as a raw material for fossil refining

Neste, one of the world’s leading producers of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material...
New type of battery to store wind and solar electricity on a larger scale

New type of battery to store wind and solar electricity on a larger scale

Stanford University researchers have developed a new combination of materials which might aid in developing a rechargeable battery, capable of storing the large amounts...

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists of University of Portsmouth, UK, have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles. The breakthrough could help solve the...

Stora Enso launches bio-based lignin as renewable alternative for oil-based phenolic materials

The launch of LineoTM by Stora Enso is another important step on the way to replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. Lineo is available to...

Hydrogen gas from enzyme production

Researchers at Freie Universität Berlin and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany, have uncovered a crucial reaction principle of hydrogen-producing enzymes. Teams led by Dr....

Acrylonitrile production from precursors sourced from sugar

Acrylonitrile (ACN), a precursor to diverse plastics and fibres is currently derived from propylene. An international team of researchers report the development of a...

Researchers develop binder for lignin-based paints

Fossil resources are limited in supply and the production of many products depends on these resources. Also, there is great demand for raw materials...

Photosynthesis-like mechanism can solve the rising demand for ethylene

World ethylene demand is expected to increase by 220 million metric tons per year by 2020. To solve this issue, a team of scientists...

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