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On our way to the bio-economy: High-performance biocatalyst discovered

Future applications primarily in the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients, but also in the synthesis of fine chemicals expected

22-May-2020

In the bioeconomy, biotechnological processes are replacing processes that rely on fossil resources. Microorganisms and enzymes are being used in targeted fashion as biocatalysts for industrial production. Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have now discovered an enzyme that offers great ...

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Biotech breakthrough turns waste biomass into high value chemicals

28-Nov-2019

A move towards a more sustainable bio-based economy has been given a new boost by researchers who have been able to simplify a process to transform waste materials into high value chemicals. A collaboration between the UK and Brazil has shown that waste sugar cane and wheat straw from ...

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EXIST Grant support for "Tetra-Tag" start-up

New tetrazines with improved characteristics

13-Jul-2018

Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Union (EU) are funding the start-up venture "Tetra-Tag" with an EXIST Business Start-up Grant. Two chemists, Dr. Fabian Ehret and Dr. Vasileios Filippou, and the economist Patrick ...

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Electro-organic synthesis that allows sustainable and green production of fine chemicals developed

10-Oct-2017

In the cooperative EPSYLON research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, scientists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Evonik Performance Materials GmbH have succeeded in developing a state-of-the-art and innovative electro-organic synthesis. ...

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Tapping the unused potential of photosynthesis

09-Sep-2016

Scientists from the University of Southampton have reengineered the fundamental process of photosynthesis to power useful chemical reactions that could be used to produce biofuels, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals. Photosynthesis is the pivotal biological reaction on the planet, providing the ...

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Researchers use cyanobacteria for the production of chemicals

Sustainable chemical processes

01-Apr-2016

In order to manufacture chemical products in the industry, a high energy input is required, which consumes mainly our fossil resources. At RUB, two scientists are researching into a resource-efficient and, consequently, sustainable approach. Prof Dr Robert Kourist from the junior research group ...

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Functional fine chemicals for new electronics and electrics: More scope

07-Apr-2014

The IDTechEx report Functional Materials for Future Electronics: Metals, Inorganic & Organic Compounds, Graphene, CNT looks at the new electronics and electrics from the point of view of suppliers of fine chemicals and associated high added value processes. The electrically functional fine ...

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The chemical industry heads into 2014 on solid footing

17-Jan-2014

After spending three years struggling to recover from the 2007-2009 recession, the global chemistry industry can finally look forward to a rosier year ahead. The cover story of Chemical & Engineering News details what to watch for in 2014 across different sectors and geographic regions. The ...

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Production capacities for bio-based polymers in Europe

Status quo and trends towards 2020

26-Jul-2013

Europe's current position in producing bio-based polymers is limited to a few polymers. However, new developments and investments are foreseen: the first European industrial-scale PLA plant by 2014, the introduction of future PET production facilities by 2015, recent developments in the ...

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ECHA recommends 10 SVHCs for authorisation

21-Jan-2013

This is the fourth ECHA recommendation of substances for authorisation from the Candidate List. The 10 new substances have been prioritised based on their hazard properties, volumes used, and use related potential for exposure to humans. In its recommendation, the Agency took into account the ...

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