PHA-Modified PLA Thermoform Materials

PHA-Modified PLA Thermoform Materials for Sustainable Packaging Applications

Click here for more information: http://blog.metabolix.com/pha-modified-pla-thermoform-materials-for-sustainable-packaging-applications/

9th International Conference on Bio-based Materials

Dienstag, 5. April 9:30 - 17:30; Maternushaus Köln

Special Topics: ++ Lignin ++ Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) ++ Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2016”

Highlights of the worldwide Bioeconomy: Policy and Markets – Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Biorefineries and Industrial Biotechnology

Click here for the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/9th International Conference

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P4SB interviewed from WDR

Anybody interested in the questions and answers during the (German) interview from WDR?! Well done, coordinator Lars Blank!

Click here: http://www1.wdr.de/wissen/natur/plastik-bakterium-recycling-100.html

Designing a European Innovation Council

A call for ideas: Share your views and help shape policy! See the scenarios for a sustainable bioeconomy.

Oyster reproduction is affected by exposure to polystyrene microplastics

Oyster reproduction is affected by exposure to polystyrene microplastics

Plastics are a contaminant of emerging concern accumulating in marine ecosystems. Plastics tend to break down into small particles, called microplastics, which also enter the marine environment directly as fragments from a variety of sources, including cosmetics, clothing, and industrial processes. Given their ubiquitous nature and small dimensions, the ingestion ...

 

Read the full article here: http://www.pnas.org/content/113/9/2430.full

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The German Newspaper 'TAZ' reports about plastic-eating bacteria

'Plastikfressendes Bakterium entdeckt: Sie lieben Müll'

The German newspaper TAZ is also reporting about the new bacteria Ideonella Sakaiensis that is capable to breakdown plastic (PET). This article includes a comment from Lars Blank, in which he also refers to P4SB and Pseudomonas putida.

 

For information click here: http://www.taz.de/Plastikfressendes-Bakterium-entdeckt/!5285954/

P4SB will be on the radio soon

The German channel WDR Leonardo is going to interview Lars Blank on Monday - we keep you informed as well.

 

http://www1.wdr.de/radio/wdr5/sendungen/leonardo/uebersicht-leonardo100.html

International Training for the Exploitation of EU Project Results

Venue: 11 - 12 May 2016, East Point Business Park Alfie Byrne Road, Dublin 3, Dublin, Ireland

The strategic use and management of Intellectual Property (IP) – in business as well as in international research initiatives – is essential for strengthening the European scientific and technological base, boosting innovation and ensuring growth in the EU. In this context the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, places even more emphasis on systematic IP exploitation strategies as a means to better protect innovation initiatives and to reap commercial and economic benefits from EU-funded research.

 

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