Gemeinsam haben BIO-LUTIONS und ZELFO Technology den Brandenburger Innovationspreis 2021 gewonnen der mit 3.333,-€ dotiert ist. Dieses Preisgeld investieren die beiden Unternehmen direkt zurück in die Gemeinde Schwedt/Oder und unterstützen das Gauß Gymnasium sowie den Verein „Jugend trifft Technik e.V.“ mit jeweils 1.666,50€.

Innovatives Denken führt zu innovativen Ideen, die wiederum zu tiefgreifenden Innovationen in unser aller Alltag werden können. Um diesen Funken schon früh zu unterstützen haben sich die Schwedter Unternehmen BIO-LUTIONS und ZELFO Technology dazu entschieden das großzügige Preisgeld des Brandenburger Innovationspreises 2021 zu spenden.

Ausgezeichnet wurden BIO-LUTIONS und ZELFO Technology für ihre innovative Naturfasertechnologie die Agrarreste mechanisch verarbeiten und zu selbstbindendem Fasermaterial umwandelt. Mit diesen natürlichen fibcro® Fasern können nun unter anderem nachhaltige Verpackungen und Einweggeschirr hergestellt werden. Diese nachhaltigen Produkte bieten eine optimale Alternative zu gängigen Produkten aus Kunststoff. Der erste deutsche Produktionsstandort Schwedt/Oder in Brandenburg schafft eine erstaunlich kurze und direkte Lieferkette für den lokalen und europäischen Markt.

Am Montag den 16.05.2022 war es endlich soweit. Die Spenden an beide Bildungseinrichtungen wurden durch Sarah Phillips, Finance Director von ZELFO Technology und Eduardo Gordillo, Gründer und CEO von BIO-LUTIONS vor der neu errichteten BIO-LUTIONS Produktionshalle überreicht. Vom Gauß Gymnasium durften wir die Schulleiterin Frau Carla Buchholz mit zwei Schülerinnen der Oberstufe bei uns begrüßen, sowie den Leiter des Vereins „Jugend trifft Technik e.V.“ Herrn Sven Ketel und eine forschungsbegeisterte Nutzerin des Technikstützpunktes.

Von den Spendengeldern wird das Gauß Gymnasium neue Anschauungsmodelle der weiblichen Anatomie für den Biologieunterricht anschaffen, die dringend benötigt werden. Beim Technikstützpunkt ermöglicht die Spende die Anschaffung eines neuen 3D-Druckers mit Farbaufsatz, der es möglich macht mit fünf Farben gleichzeitig zu drucken.

„Wir freuen uns sehr mit diesem Geld die jungen Köpfe der Region Schwedt/Oder unterstützen zu können und sind dankbar Teil dieser wunderbaren Gemeinschaft zu sein“, betonte Herr Gordillo am Montag. “Es ist in der Tat eine Freude, unser Glück auf so positive Weise zu teilen”, ergänzte Sarah Phillips.

 

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PRESS RELEASE

23. March 2022, Hamburg:

BIO-LUTIONS, a German CleanTech Startup pioneering the world of natural fiber manufacturing, is working with Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals to produce sustainable disposable alternatives to single-use plastic.

 

BIO-LUTIONS a Hamburg-based CleanTech company, mechanically converts agricultural residues into unique, self-binding, durable fibcro® natural fibers. This patented method eliminates the need for binding agents or chemical cellulose isolation, as the fiber itself is used. From these fibers,

BIO-LUTIONS creates a variety of sustainable single-use disposable products and packaging. Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, is partnering with BIO-LUTIONS, to develop more sustainable disposable products to replace various single-use plastic products in food packaging applications.

BIO-LUTIONS is using Solenis’ portfolio of barrier coatings for fiber-based products, which includes a range of products that repel water and water vapor, hot and cold liquids and oils and greases. These barrier coatings are available as either water-based polymer emulsions or solid biowaxes and are produced using the highest level of renewable raw material content currently feasible. Most importantly, fiber-based products coated with these barrier coatings typically are repulpable, recyclable, compostable and biodegradable, thereby offering packaging producers a way to improve their sustainability credentials with brand owners, retailers and consumers.

“The demand for sustainable packaging has increased dramatically in recent years as consumers have become more mindful of the effects their buying choices have on the environment,” said Richard Brooks, Global Packaging Director, Food Packaging at Solenis. “Being a technology partner with such a new and innovative company like BIO-LUTIONS will allow a close working relationship where we can exchange ideas that hopefully lead to faster innovation and the creation of more sustainable disposable products for the food and beverage paper packaging market.”

“The extensive experience and know-how of Solenis is a great addition to our technical expertise in agricultural fiber-based product manufacturing. Our joint development of new barrier formulations for these products will create even more sustainable solutions for the market,” said Eduardo Gordillo, Founder and CEO of BIO-LUTIONS International AG. “The goal of our collaboration is to create innovative formulas for optimal symbiosis between the barriers and our fibcro® fibers, to meet the increased demand for sustainable solutions in the food and beverage industry. We are excited to work with the industry leader, Solenis, and to start addressing the complex challenges of the market together.”

 

 

About BIO-LUTIONS

BIO-LUTIONS is a Hamburg-based Clean Tech company that mechanically converts agricultural residues into unique, self-binding, durable fibcro® natural fibers. This patented method eliminates the need for binding agents or chemical cellulose isolation. The unique production process gives previously unused agricultural residues a second life as raw materials. These fibcro® natural fibers can now be used to produce sustainable packaging and disposable tableware, among other things. These sustainable products offer an optimal alternative to common products made of paper and plastic. The concept of decentralized production is a fundamental aspect of the BIO-LUTIONS philosophy because sustainable materials must also be sustainably sourced. The German Clean Tech start-up was founded in 2017 and is currently expanding in Asia and Europe. The first factory was opened in Bangalore, India, and is now being followed by the approximately 1800m2 production facility in Schwedt, Germany.

For more information please visit: www.bio-lutions.com.

 

About Solenis

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, packaging paper and board, tissue and towel, oil and gas, petroleum refining, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, municipal, and pool and spa markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids and functional additives, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, minimize environmental impact and maintain healthy water. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 47 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of over 6,000 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. Solenis is a 2021 US Best Managed Company.

For additional information about Solenis, please visit www.solenis.com or follow us on social media.

 

For more Information please contact:

Celine Brockmann – Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager BIO-LUTIONS

E-Mail: cb@bio-lutions.com

www.bio-lutions.com

 

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24. February 2022, Hamburg:

 

We are thrilled to announce that BIO-LUTIONS is part of this year’s FoodTech500 by Forward Fooding, the world’s first definitive list of the global entrepreneurial talent at the intersection between food, technology, and sustainability.

This year’s FoodTech500 ranking has finally been announced and we at BIO-LUTIONS are extremely happy to share with you that on our first application to the list, we ranked at a fantastic 80th place among some of the world’s most significant players at the intersection between food, technology, and sustainability. With over 2,250+ applicants from over 85 countries, we are so pleased that our innovation within the food system has been selected as one of the 500 companies honored this year.

What sets this list apart from other rankings is that the score and rank is based on more than just your end-product. Instead, all applicants were evaluated based on business size, digital footprint, and sustainability practices in relation to the globally recognized UN Sustainable Development Goals. With a top score of 284 for the highest ranked company, we are extremely proud with our overall score of 223 points and to be ranked 80th globally. This is an enormous achievement for us as a young sustainable startup and we take it as a great motivator to improve our ranking next year and continue our efforts to create positive impact with our planet friendly products.

 

ABOUT BIO-LUTIONS:

BIO-LUTIONS is a Hamburg-based Clean Tech company that mechanically converts agricultural residues into unique, self-binding, durable fibcro® natural fibres. This patented method eliminates the need for binding agents or chemical cellulose extraction. The unique production process gives previously unused agricultural residues a second life as raw materials. These fibcro® natural fibres can now be used to produce sustainable packaging and disposable tableware, among other things. These sustainable products offer an optimal alternative to common products made of paper and plastic. The concept of decentralised production is a fundamental aspect of the BIO-LUTIONS philosophy because sustainable materials must also be sustainably sourced. The Clean Tech start-up was founded in 2017 and is currently expanding in Asia and Europe. The first factory was opened 3 years ago in Bangalore, India, and is now being followed by the approximately 1800m² production facility in Schwedt, Germany.

 

For more Information please contact:

Celine Brockmann – Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager BIO-LUTIONS

E-Mail: cb@bio-lutions.com

www.bio-lutions.com

 

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Utopia, Sibylle Reuter

Wie wär’s, wenn bei der nächsten Grillparty der Tomatensalat in einem Teller aus Tomatenpflanzenresten kommt? Oder die Verpackung der Lieblingssorte Kekse aus den landwirtschaftlichen Abfällen von Weizenstroh gefertigt ist? Das Hamburger Start-up Bio-Lutions will Verpackung nachhaltiger machen.

Bio-Lutions hat ein patentiertes mechanisches Verfahren entwickelt, mit dem es Pflanzenreste reinigt, zusammenpresst und anschließend durch die Zugabe von Wasser zu selbstbindenden Mikro- und Nanofasern zerkleinert.

Ganz ohne Zusatzstoffe und Chemikalien und mit einem sehr geringen Wasserverbrauch entstehen so vielseitig anwendbare, nachhaltige Verpackungen. Bio-Lutions wurde damit jetzt Finalist beim Next Economy Award 2018.

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Next Economy Award,  Düsseldorf

BIO-LUTIONS International AG wurde nominiert in der Kategorie „Resources“

Die Finalisten für den 4. Next Economy Award stehen fest. Aus 178 Bewerbungen wurden die neun nachhaltigsten und innovativsten Unternehmen für die Endauswahl nominiert.

„Unsere Finalisten wollen beides: Einen Beitrag zur Lösung von sozialen und ökologischen Problemen leisten und davon leben“, sagt Initiator Stefan Schulze-Hausmann. „Die ‚nächste Wirtschaft‘ braucht nachhaltige Geschäftsmodelle mit wirtschaftlicher Erfolgsperspektive. Der NEA zeigt die besten Beispiele.“

Die Expertenjury und das Kongresspublikum bestimmen am 7. Dezember 2018 nach Live-Pitches den Preisträger, der ein attraktives Paket aus Kommunikations- und Sachleistungen im Wert von € 25.000,- erhält.

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BIO-LUTIONS Int. AG

Last night BIO-LUTIONS attended the gala night of the Greentech Award 2018. We were honorred to be inivted as a finalist and enjoyed meeting such a large number of inspirational people and companies. Congratulations to all the participants and winners and thank you very much to the organizers of the Greentech Award.

Check out our Finalist Exposé by clicking the link below.

BIO-LUTIONS Int AG

Im August 2017 wurde BIO-LUTIONS mit dem Deutschen Verpackungspreis in Gold und dem Deutschen Verpackungspreis für Nachhaltigkeit ausgezeichnet. Dieser Preis wird einmal im Jahr vom deutschen Verpackungsinstitut e.V. in Berlin vergeben.

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In August 2017 we were honored to receive the German Packaging Award in Gold and the German Packaging Award Sustainability for our innovative packaging solutions. The distinction is given out once a year by the German Packaging Institute in Berlin.