bioplastic MAGAZINE [03/16] Vol. 11

PHA - a polymer family with challenges and opportunities.

Published in bioplastic MAGAZINE [03/16] Vol. 11

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Mexican researchers as inspiration for P4SB

Mexican researchers obtained a particularly high biodedegradation on a polyether polyurethane foam with 65% of dry weight losses. To get this result, they incubated the foam with a fungal strain of C. tenuissimum for 21 days.

What an inspiration for P4SB!

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The Premier Trade show for all biobased Industries; 15.02-16.02.2017; Cologne, Germany

Exhibiting at BiobasedWorld is your chance to showcase your expertise in bioeconomy to an international audience.
We turn the spotlight on a multi-billion-dollar business with biobased products that are part of our daily lives as well as the supply chain that leads up to them. Look forward to the premier trade show that takes the bioeconomy from "Let's talk about it" to "let's do it".

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Bioplastic is not as succesfull as it should be

Although this German article states that bioplastic is not that succesfull as it should be, we are still convinced to contribute with P4SB to a better world. Can we change the authors opinion'? Let´s see what can be achieve during the next years!

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Read Another Publication about P4SB

Another publication about P4SB, in which the author explains our efforts to reach upcycling of plastic instead of downcycling.

Source: RECYCLING magazin Sonderheft Kunststoffrecycling 2016

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Another Great Presentation

Sebastian Köbbing held the presentation in Münster. Talking about our project during their topicday "generation plastic"
Thanks for spreading our project towards students!


Have not see our TV report yet? Have a look:

Bio-plastics from waste cooking oil

Vikas Ecotech Ltd, manufacturer of specialty polymers, compounds and additives, has signed an MoU with Czech Republic based Nafigate Corporation for technology to convert waste cooking oil in to biopolymer PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate). As per the agreement, Nafigate will transfer Hydal technology, which is a process to convert waste cooking oil into PHA biopolymer by means of fermentation and subsequent PHA polymer isolation, to Vikas Ecotech.


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Call for Papers!

Be part of the next special issue of Microbial Biotechnology with the titel: 'From complex waste to valuable plastic'

Submission deadline is the 30th of November 2016

This Special issue aims to present the most innovative advances in the field of waste bioconversion through mini-reviews, research articles, research notes, and opinion pieces.

More information:

ISBP 2016

15th International Symposium on Biopolymers; 26. September – 29. September; 28045 Madrid (Spain)

CSIC cordially invites you to attend the 2016 International Symposium on Biopolymers (ISBP2016), to be held in Madrid (Spain) from 26- 29, September. Please save these days in your agenda. ISBP is a successful congress series on biopolymers that has been held every two years since the initial meeting in Toronto 1988. ISBP will take place in the Hotel Rafael Atocha, Méndez Álvaro, 30, located in the center of Madrid, at walking distance of the main train station Atocha and directly connected to the airport.

For more information, click here: www.isbp2016/

Also, the official website:

P4SB 4th General Assembly

28th – 29th of March 2017 in Leipzig

On the 28th to the 29th of March 2017 P4SB will have its 4th General Assembly.
We are already excited!

Click here for the Event: www.P4SB4thGeneralAssembly