Everything that can be made out of oil – can be made out of trees !

Norwegian Borregaard has created what they call the world’s most advanced biorefinery. From timber recovered products to be used in the manufacture of a large number of production items and fuel.  Google Translate

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The Coca-Cola Company, established in 1892, is one of the world’s largest companies. It may not environmentally friendly to immediately associate with the beverage giant. Nevertheless, the company has apparently understood the necessity of rethinking in terms of both

Over 20 percent plant-based, with 50 percent recycled plastic. Coca Cola “Plant Bottle” (plant bottle) is an example of what is called bio-economy – the production of goods is more environmentally friendly than today.
Over 20 percent plant-based, with 50 percent recycled plastic. Coca Cola “Plant Bottle” (plant bottle) is an example of what is called bio-economy – the production of goods is more environmentally friendly than today.
PHOTO: COCA-COLA
industrial production and the environment. Their so-called “plant bottle”, or plant bottle is quickly pulled forward as an example when experts will talk about the bioeconomy.
Coca-Cola’s plant bottle was introduced in Norway in October 2012 Pint bottles now consists of up to 22.5 percent plant-based material from sugar cane and molasses, a by-product of sugar production. It also includes bottles of up to 50 percent recycled plastic.

Bearing in 40 years
A wooden stick is more than wooden tables and firewood. In bioeconomy world can be used for everything from cosmetics to medicines.

“Everything that can be made from oil can be made of wood” stated in the subject line of an e-mail Aftenposten received from the Norwegian Research Council. Research and Innovation Norway arranges Wednesday conference “The bio-economic spring is here.”
– If the future is to be sustainable, we must utilize renewable raw materials better and smarter. The assumption is that businesses and investors embrace, writes Research Council.

And to think now many politicians, scientists and business leaders in all the world’s major markets – the USA, China and the EU. As we mentioned in the introduction bioeconomy as the next industrial adventure, there is only one side of the challenge. Bioeconomy is about to establish environmentally friendly production and environmentally friendly products.

bioeconomy
Is about a shift from fossil hydrocarbons (oil) to renewable carbohydrates (biomass, ie plants, food, etc..).
Does sustainable production and conversion of biomass to including food, medicines, cosmetics, chemicals, plastic bottles, lubricants or fuel. It connects primary production from agriculture, forestry and fisheries with advanced industrial production.
Exploiting biological resources in the production of food products and energy in a sustainable cycle.
A research field that integrates economic insights with insights into the ecology.
Both environmental policymakers and consumers expect that innovative thinking. And it begins increasingly to step up not only Coca-Cola, but for business in general. OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicts that the bioeconomy will be a pillar of Europe’s economy within 40 years.
Bioeconomy is defined by the EU as sustainable production and processing of biomass for food, health and fiber products, industrial products and energy.

– Norway is in a unique position with large amounts of biological resources both at sea and in agriculture, including forestry. Aquaculture is a good example of a new industry in the bioeconomy, writes Professor Ruth Haug at the Norwegian Life Sciences institution (NMBU).

Great Expectations
There is no small expectations for the future bioeconomy. It will take over as production-related driving force in a world in the not too distant future have exhausted the resources of petroleum products such as oil and gas, which in 2030 has a population of well over eight billion people. Department of International Environment and Development Studies at NMBU has formulated the following challenges:

Bioeconomy must secure production so that at any given time is enough food in the world.
Bioeconomy must work so that everyone has access to food.
Bioeconomy must maintain production without having to draw on the resource base (soil, biodiversity).
Bioeconomics must be dynamic and adaptable so that it supplies the required also in the future with changes in demands and greenhouse.
The EU is investing heavily
The EU has initiated a project they call Horizon 2020 is the largest research and innovation program the EU has ever launched, with a budget of almost 650 billion over a seven-year period until 2020 objectives for the project are in many respects coincide with points prepared by NMBU.

IT’S ALMOST BEEN A COMPETITION TO BE GOOD IN bioeconomy, AND IT IS VERY POSITIVE

Norway has lived well on rich oil deposits for decades, and Norwegian authorities have not been at the forefront of pushing forward the development of new technology for so-called sustainable production. Nevertheless, several Norwegian companies started thinking sustainable production.

Pilot plant for algae production
In summer the Storting allocated six million euros to a pilot plant for the production of algae using CO2 and heat from Mongstad. The algae are intended for use in fish feed to get a new source of omega-3. Construction of the 300-square-foot test facility at Mongstad is scheduled to be completed early next year. Then start five years of research before it can possibly establish a commercial plant for the production of marine algae. University of Bergen will be the owner of algae pilot, while CO2Bio, an innovation network of stakeholders from industry and research, will be responsible for operations.

Three to much else
Then there was the “Everything that can be made from oil can be made of wood”, then. When Research uses the term, it is partly in terms of Borregaard’s biorefinery. Borregaard has noted the EU’s goal of replacing a significant portion of chemicals based on oil products made from renewable resources by 2020 Borregaard answer is what they refer to as the world’s most advanced biorefinery. Using timber as raw material, produced biochemicals, biomaterials and biofuels to replace petroleum-based products. Products can be used in the production of foods, tablets, cosmetics, paints, textiles, building materials and more.

– It’s almost become a competition to be good in the bioeconomy, and it is very positive. There are many heads working on bio-economy, and it enables us to find solutions to the challenges we face in the future, said lead researcher Carrie Whitaker in the research institute Nofima before the Research Council conference Wednesday.

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Published: 21.sep. 2014 8:55 p.m.

 

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