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New Method to Convert Algal Residue in Industrial Chemicals

April 28th, 2017

Researchers at Tokyo Tech found that algal residue, the leftover material after extracting oil from algae for biofuel, can be used to produce key industrial chemicals. Microalgae have received much...

BASF Unveils Bio-based Copolyamide for Soft Packaging

BASF • April 27th, 2017

BASF has recently launched a partly bio-based copolyamide ideally suited for soft packaging with completely new properties. The new grade offers greater transparency and increased softness.

Researchers Develop Process for Butadiene Production Using Biomass

University of Delaware • April 25th, 2017

The scientific team from the University of Delaware, the University of Minnesota and the University of Massachusetts – has invented a process to make butadiene from renewable sources like...

ACS Researchers Modify Corn Starch-derived Bioplastic for Electronics

American Chemical Society • April 21st, 2017

Researchers have modified a degradable bioplastic derived from corn starch for use in more eco-friendly electronic components. Researchers found that nanoparticles with PLA resulted in a...

Amyris’s Bio-based LFR Additive for Use in Sumitomo’s Car Tires

Amyris • April 20th, 2017

Amyris has announced that Sumitomo Rubber Industries has adopted liquid farnesene rubber (LFR) as a performance enhancing additive for use in the production of its latest Dunlop-branded Winter Maxx.

FKuR Expands its Range of Bio-based Injection Molding Grades

FKuR • April 19th, 2017

FKuR has extended its product range of cellulose acetate based injection molding grades. In addition to the current standard grade, C9550, this portfolio now also includes the new grades...

Green and Bio-polyols Market to Reach 4.71 Billion USD by 2021: M&M

April 18th, 2017

The global green and bio polyols market was valued at USD 2.63 Billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 4.71 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 9.5% from 2016 to 2021.

Emery Oleochemicals Launches 100% Renewably-Derived Antifogging Agent

Emery Oleochemicals • April 17th, 2017

Emery Oleochemicals LLC has laucnhed LOXIOL® A 4 SPEZIAL, a 100% renewably-derived antifogging agent. Acting as an antifogging agent, LOXIOL® A 4 SPEZIAL can be incorporated into the...

FKuR Develops Bioplastics for Fruit and Vegetable Packaging

April 14th, 2017

FKuR has recently developed Bio-Flex blends for the production of low gauge films which will biodegrade completely in garden compost at low, variable temperatures. Vinçotte, based in...

AIMPLAS Inaugurates New R&D Building for Bioplastics & Nanomaterials Expansion

April 13th, 2017

AIMPLAS has inaugurated its new R&D building where new bioplastics, nanomaterials and materials with advanced properties will be developed. The new building includes compounding pilot plants

Lipotec Introduces Botanical Extract for Firm Skin & Naturally-sourced Physical Exfoliants

April 12th, 2017

Lipotec has launched a new botanical extract for a glamorous décolleté which gives a firming effect to the skin and ACTISCRUB™ physical exfoliants, a wide variety of...

ICSC Introduces Multifunctional Neem Oil for Personal Care

April 11th, 2017

ICSC has introduced Neem Oil with multifunctional properties for skin care and hair care. The neem tree is traditionally known as the “village pharmacy” and its pesticidal and medicinal...

Meridian Waste Solutions & Advanced Lignin Form JV to Produce Lignin-based Plastics

April 10th, 2017

Meridian Waste Solutions has announced the signing of a non-binding term sheet with Advanced Lignin Biocomposites LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, a joint venture would be formed between...

Reverdia’s Biosuccinium® S Grade Gets ECOCERT Certification

Reverdia • April 7th, 2017

Reverdia’s new Biosuccinium® S grade has been registered under the ECOCERT Natural and Organic Cosmetics Standard, meaning it has been approved as 100% natural origin.

SEPPIC Launches SUBLIGANA™ - Natural Active for Flawless-looking Skin

Seppic • April 6th, 2017

SEPPIC has launched SUBLIGANA™, an active ingredient for anti-imperfection, anti-spot & flawless-looking complexion concepts related to oxidative stress, designed by Serdex a subsidiary...

Elementis Specialties’ BENTONE® GEL Products Get RSPO Certification

April 5th, 2017

Elementis Specialties has announced that its BENTONE® GEL products that contain palm oil derivatives, have been certified in accordance with the standard of the RSPO and are produced according...

Kraton Unveils SYLVALITE ™ 9000 Tackifier to Formulate Bio-based HMA

KRATON Polymers • April 4th, 2017

Kraton Corporation, a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, has announced the next...

AkzoNobel & Partners Launch Online Tool to Track Use of Bio-based Raw Materials

AkzoNobel • April 3rd, 2017

A new online tool which can track the use of bio-based raw materials in products has been launched as a pilot by project partners AkzoNobel, Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) (ABT) and EY. It will be...

Covestro at ECS 2017: to Launch Bio-based Hardener for Wood Coatings

March 31st, 2017

A collaboration between RiFRA MiIano, Sirca and Covestro has shown to improve the sustainability of furniture. Covestro’s new biobased hardner, which will be launched at ECS, was used by...

DEINOVE Partners with GREENTECH for Commercialization of Cosmetic Actives

DEINOVE • March 30th, 2017

DEINOVE has announced the start of collaboration with GREENTECH, one of the major players in the production and distribution of biotechnologically obtained ingredients. The objective is to develop...

Danone & Nestlé Waters Join Hands with Origin Materials for NaturALL Bottle Alliance

Danone • March 29th, 2017

Danone and Nestlé Waters have joined forces with Origin Materials, California, to form the NaturALL Bottle Alliance. Together, the three partners aim to develop and launch at commercial scale a...

Clariant to Present Sugar-based Additive Innovation, Genamin Gluco 50 at ECS

Clariant • March 29th, 2017

Clariant has announced that it is exhibiting its renewable-based, VOC/SVOC-free and hazard label-free neutralizing agent: Genamin Gluco 50 at ECS. The new sugar-based additive innovation supports...

Futures Fins Introduces Biocomposites-based Fin for SUPs

March 28th, 2017

Futures Fins has introduced a new fin for stand-up paddleboards (SUP) created from biocomposites. The RWC Keel is an environmentally friendly biocomposite-based fin that meets, and in some aspects...

Bio-on Breaks Ground for Production of Bioplastic Microbeads

bio-on • March 27th, 2017

Bio-on has laid the first stone in its new plant that will produce Minerv Bio Cosmetics, the microbeads in PHAs special bioplastic designed for the cosmetics sector and destined to replace the...

AIMPLAS Researchers Find Biopolymers for Flame-retardant Panels for Trucks & Buses

AIMPLAS • March 24th, 2017

AIMPLAS-coordinated project researchers have obtained a new generation of fire resistant panels for trucks and buses manufactured from biopolymers derived from by-products from the cellulose paste...

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