Stora Enso launched a wood building kit to meet the demand for sustainable construction solutions


Stora Enso launched Sylva™ by Stora Enso to meet the demand for sustainable and innovative construction solutions,. Sylva is a massive wood building kit comprising pre-manufactured, custom-made applications delivered just-in-time to the building site. The solution enables faster construction, reduced costs, more efficient use of raw material and fewer emissions than concrete or steel. 

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Urban waste as opportunity for the bioplastic sector: Novamont and the Circular Biocarbon flagship project

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Novamont’s Headquarter in Novara (Italy)

Turning organic urban waste streams into value–added products. This is the title of a workshop organized by Iclei Europe in the framework of Circular Week 2022, the international campaign that promotes the idea of circular economy, supports sustainable business models and establishes cooperation between interested stakeholders in Europe. 

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Metsä Group’s pine sawmill inaugurated in Rauma


The new Rauma pine sawmill of Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, was inaugurated last Monday, 10 October 2022, by Prime Minister Sanna Marin with Ilkka Hämälä, Metsä Group’s President and CEO, and Jussi Linnaranta, Chair of the Board of Directors of Metsäliitto Cooperative.

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An interview with Kelly Smith, VP R&D DMC Biotech

“The crises, while tragic, created an opportunity to rethink security of supply in terms of where things are manufactured, and DMC is positioned to lead the change. It has taken time to get to this point. Nobody really saw the benefit of shortening supply chains until we had these recent crises. And all of a sudden, everyone is talking about logistics.” Kelly Smith, VP R&D at DMC Biotech talks with Il Bioeconomista.

Interview by Mario Bonaccorso

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LanzaTech signed a funding partnership with Brookfield Renewable

Babette Pettersen, VP Europe at LanzaTech at IFIB 2022’s round table on SAF

LanzaTech, an innovative Carbon Capture and Transformation (“CCT”) company that transforms waste carbon into materials such as sustainable fuels, fabrics, packaging, and other products that people use in their daily lives, signed a funding partnership with Brookfield Renewable, and its institutional partners, to co-develop and build new commercial-scale production plants that will employ LanzaTech’s CCT technology, which transforms captured carbon into valuable raw material commodities.

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EU Commission presents the findings of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy Progress Report

John Bell in Helsinki

The high-level conference ‘The Bioeconomy – Enabling the European Green Deal in Challenging Times’ is taking place today in the Charlemagne building in Brussels. The EU Commission is presenting the findings of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy Progress Report, adopted in June 2022, and is highlighting the role of bioeconomy policy to enhance policy coherence and system thinking.

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Bioeconomy stakeholders are gathering in Bari at IFIB to shape our sustainable future


Bari is the world capital of the bioeconomy. The International Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy (IFIB) is taking place in Apulia this year at the Bari Chamber of Commerce. And it is completely physical.

With more than 170 delegates in attendance from approximately 20 different countries from all around the world, the conference truly succeeds one more time in its ambitions aim to be one of the leading bioeconomy event at global level.

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New study analyses how forests and wood use can help meet climate goals

Marc Palahi at the European Bioeconomy Investment Summit in Helsinki (2017)

Forests and forestry play a key role in policy targets to achieve climate neutrality. In a comprehensive new European Forest Institute study, a multidisciplinary team of 12 authors from 7 countries have analysed how much forests and wood use can contribute to climate change mitigation, and how that contribution can be maximised.

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Swiss sports brand On presented Cloudprime: the first shoe made from carbon emissions


Swiss sports brand On presented the first shoe made from carbon emissions, called Cloudprime. This is a significant moment in On’s journey to move away from petroleum-based resources by creating a new foam material called CleanCloud™, made using carbon emissions as a raw material. On is the first company in the footwear industry to explore carbon emissions as a primary raw material for a shoe’s midsole, specifically EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) foam, that could also be used in other shoe parts and products in the future. 

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In the US Biden launched a new Initiative to accelerate biotechnology innovation and grow bioeconomy


President Biden signed an Executive Order to launch a US National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative that “will ensure we can make in the United States all that we invent in the United States. This Initiative will create jobs at home, build stronger supply chains, and lower prices for American families”. Yesterday, the White House hosted a Summit on the National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative during which cabinet agencies announced a wide range of new investments and resources that will allow the United States to harness the full potential of biotechnology and biomanufacturing and advance the President’s Executive Order. 

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