2016

Free Tickets for Hannover Messe 25th to 29th of April 2016

Our Advisory Board member The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation) cordially invites us to the Hannover Messe taking place from 25 to 29 April 2016. In case someone is interested to go there, please get in contact with us for a free ticket

Official Website: https://www.dbu.de/hannovermesse

 

New press release about P4SB!

The RWTH Aachen University published a new press release about P4SB. Great to see that our communication strategy is working!

Full article: http://www.rwth-aachen.de/P4SB/Pressrelease

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The gateway to a greener industry

The gateway to a greener industry - how to invest in clean technologies?

Learn more about Key Enabling Technologies (e.g., biotechnology)

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/