Unlocking the potential of biowaste as a resource of the circular European bioeconomy
The CAFIPLA implementation guideline offers a comprehensive resource for stakeholders interested in successfully integrating biowaste recycling strategies for the creation of novel bioeconomic value chains. The guideline provides valuable insights into the CAFIPLA technology and highlights key factors to establish novel routes for biowaste valorisation on a regional level.
Recovery of battery metals - Project-Launch of METALLICO
The main objective of the EU project METALLICO is to recover (critical) battery metals (lithium, cobalt, copper, manganese, nickel) from primary and secondary resources using sustainable methods. The project has a duration of 48 months and consists of a consortium of 23 partners from nine countries.
ECCE&ECAB 2023: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering – Acting Together
The 14th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE) and the 7th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology (ECAB) will be held at the CityCube in Berlin from 17 to 21 September 2023. The motto of this year's event: "Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering – Acting Together".
Hubs4Circularity Community of Practice - New Knowledge Platform will accelerate the scale-up of local industrial-urban ecosystems across Europe
The Hubs4Circularity (H4C) Community of Practice, a recent initiative set up under Horizon Europe, is launching a new Knowledge Platform. Addressed at experts, practitioners and stakeholders from industries and cities from all over Europe, the Knowledge Platform will be the virtual forum for the community.
Since October 2022, scientists, and consultants from the Frankfurt-based institutions DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. and ISOE - Institute for Social-Ecological Research have been analysing the means by which a hydrogen economy can be successfully established in Namibia and the possibilities for exporting it to Germany.
Pilot plant for conversion of biowaste into bioproducts successfully launched in Belgium
The CAFIPLA consortium has been working for more than two years to find a way of converting biowaste into valuable products for the biobased industry. Now, a first batch of biowaste was successfully processed by the CAFIPLA pilot plant, the “LOOP”, in Tenneville, Belgium – a significant milestone for all project partners. In the coming six months the pilot will be used to gather all data required for further expansion to industrial scale.
Fostering impact investment and awarding Sustainable Chemistry innovations
What challenges do impact investors face when evaluating ESGs and investing in start-ups? What role does the financial and regulatory framework play in West African Sustainable Chemistry innovations? Which Sustainable Chemistry pioneers captured the hearts of the audience? And who are the winners of the EUR 25.000 ISC3 Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Waste? These were some of the key questions of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre's (ISC3) Investor Forum 2022 on November 9th and 10th, 2022.
Hubs4Circularity Community of Practice: supporting European industries, regions and cities in becoming circular
The Hubs4Circularity (H4C) Community of Practice, a network of public and private stakeholders from industries, regions, and cities, is being set up under Horizon Europe to facilitate building and scaling up and replicating ecosystems of industrial and industrial-urban symbiosis, and circular economy.
Position Paper: Taking biotech research to the next level
The DECHEMA position paper “Taking biotech research to the next level” that has been introduced in 2018 and is now available in an updated English version. The authors analyze the individual developments brought about by digitalization, miniaturization and automation. They reach up to the establishment of “digital lab twins” that have sped up the development of production strains and processes tremendously.
Carbon dioxide emissions from ammonia production in Europe could be cut by almost a fifth in 2030
A new report titled “Perspective Europe 2030 - Technology options for CO2-emission reduction of hydrogen feedstock in ammonia production” analyzes different options for existing European ammonia production plants to reduce CO2-emissions with a focus on 2030.