The blog for IBEST: Institution of Biorefinery Engineers, Scientists and Technologists
|Posted by The IBEST on 31 July, 2016 at 17:50||comments (0)|
UK Malaysia workshop highlights available now:
|Posted by The IBEST on 21 July, 2016 at 15:10||comments (0)|
World leader in 5-HMF production, AVA-CO2 has successfully developed its patented, water-based 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) process even further. A newly developed interface allows for the use of different solvents which are tailored to the oxidation processes for producing 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) on an industrial scale. This development enables a more flexible implementation of industrial 5-HMF and FDCA production, paving the way for using polyethylene furanoate (PEF) in compe...Read Full Post »
Polylactic acid-based polymers is an excellent foundation for the development of materials and solutions for regenerative medicine
|Posted by The IBEST on 16 July, 2016 at 6:05||comments (0)|
Medical implant technology is an attractive and growing market, says Evonik. The company is conducting research on new composite materials - potential replacements for the metal that is currently used in implants - for the fixation of fractured bones.
Implants play a key role in supporting bones until they heal. Today’s metallic devices typically remain in the body for the rest of the patient’s life or require additional surgery for removal. Devices made with Ev...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The IBEST on 16 July, 2016 at 4:00||comments (0)|
LignoTech Florida LLC is going to set up the first biorefinery utilising lignin, a co-product of the sulphite cellulose manufacturing process. The new operation will process the lignin into value-added products that provide environmentally friendly alternatives to fossil fuel-based products used globally in construction, agriculture and other industrial applications.
See what products can be produced from lignin:
The new compan...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The IBEST on 9 July, 2016 at 4:50||comments (0)|
|Posted by The IBEST on 7 July, 2016 at 4:05||comments (0)|
RESEARCH by a University of Huddersfield scientist could aid the development of new strains of wheat that yield higher quantities of extra-nutritious flour.
Professor Grant Campbell is a leading expert in cereal process engineering and is based in the University's School of Applied Sciences. The milling of wheat and the complexities of its kernel are central to his work. Now his latest co-authored article analyses the di...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The IBEST on 5 July, 2016 at 4:25||comments (0)|
BiobasedWorld, 15-16 February 2017 in Cologne, Germany is the opportunity to showcase your expertise in bioeconomy. It's the debut of this premier trade show for the bioeconomy and your opportunity to stay ahead of your competition. The bioeconomy doesn't follow traditional value chains and it's the business of pioneers. Give yourself a push and be one of them.
The closing date for exhibition space at BiobasedWorld is drawing closer: September 15. Reserve your space now to secure a prim...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The IBEST on 5 July, 2016 at 4:20||comments (0)|
An international consortium led by Leiden University-CML, collaborating with partners such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and major industries, recently won an EU Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (MC ITN) on the circular economy.
The network has 15 PhD positions available, at 7 institutes in 5 EU countries, in the following fields:
1. Business modelling,
2. Supply Chain Management,
3. Consumption/behavioural sciences,
4. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The IBEST on 29 June, 2016 at 2:10||comments (1)|
Molecular electronics is a fascinating rapidly growing field. An international team has discovered an elegant way to decouple organic nanosheets grown on metal surfaces. After iodine intercalation, a network of organic molecules behaved almost as it was free-standing. The strong influence of the metal on the network was reduced. This opens up new ways to transfer organic nanostructures from metal surfaces onto more suitable substrates for molecular electronics.
Specific o...Read Full Post »