Time ripe for synthetic biology, industrial biotechnology

Research and development in industrial biotechnology contributes to the growing European bioeconomy which according to the European Commission is worth around 614 billion euros and provides approximately 17.5 million jobs. The leading industrial biotech event that represents this sector is the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) which opens in Vienna next […]

A Word on Bioeconomy from Susanne Zibek of Fraunhofer IGB

In the “in demand” series, Fraunhofer IGB introduces the people behind the exhibits in the “Bioeconomy” and we are sharing an interview of one of our key scientists from the SUSBIND project. We are conducting our eleventh interview with Dr.-Ing. Susanne Zibek from the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart. She […]

Early-stage life cycle assessment in SUSBIND

The SUSBIND project aims to develop a new bio-based adhesive system for particleboard and medium density fibreboard (MDF) that achieves two main environmental goals: a 5% lower carbon footprint; lower human health impacts compared to the benchmark. In a previous blog, CE Delft explained how progress towards these environmental goals is monitored and how life […]

SUSBIND in the Surface Coatings International Journal

Our project SUSBIND got featured in the Surface Coatings International (SCI)– Journal of the Oil and Colour Chemists’ Association. We are sharing the original version here with you: “SUSBIND: Carbohydrate conversion to highly reactive intermediate chemicals for adhesives”