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Clariant and Huntsman to Combine in Merger of Equals

Hariolf Kottmann (l.), Peter R. Huntsman (r.). Bild: Clariant/Huntsman

Merger of equals to create a leading global specialty chemical company with approximately $20 billion enterprise value at announcementMore than $3.5 billion value creation through annual cost synergies in excess of $400...  Read more

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Global Bioenergies, Clariant and INEOS receive major EU funding to demonstrate the production of isobutene derivatives from straw

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European financing package amounting to €9.8 million, of which €4.4 million for Global BioenergiesIndustry consortium led by Global Bioenergies and bringing together Clariant, INEOS, IPSB, TechnipFMC and Linz UniversityAim:...  Read more

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Bio-based Materials of the Year 2017” Announced

Award Ceremony Innovation Award „Bio-based Material of the Year 2017“ (LTR Gordana Hofmann-Jovic, Sponsor InfraServ Knapsack; Michael Carus, nova-Institut; Eduardo Gordillo, Bio-Lutions; Tuomas Mustonen, Paptic; Janin Wascinski, Phytowelt; Asta Partanen, nova-Institute. Credit: nova-Institut GmbH

Winners are packaging materials based on agricultural residues from BIO-LUTIONS, new generation paper bags from Paptic® and the first biotech raspberry fragrance from Phytowelt (IBB network member).  Read more

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Placing Your Bio-based Material on the Market

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Trendreport about standardisation activities and labels in europe. IBB members receive a 20 percent discount!  Read more


Call for Abstracts – The Molecular Basis of Life

GBM Conference Molecular Basis of Life

The international fall conference of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) will take place from Sunday, September 24th to Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.  Read more


Easter-News: Eggshell nanoparticles could lead to expanded use of bioplastic in packaging materials

Easter eggs. Bild: CC0 Public Domain, Couleur/

(A short easter story) This research was presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in 2016.  Read more


Biological system with light switch

Schematic representation of the illumination of the sensor domain of a photo-receptor and the molecular propagation of the light signal to the effector (in red on the right-hand edge of the image). Credit: © TU Graz/IBC

For the first time ever, researchers at TU Graz and the Medical University of Graz have managed to functionally characterise the three-dimensional interaction between red-light receptors and enzymatic effectors. The results,...  Read more