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ASU Develops 100 Percent Biodegradable Plastics from Bacteria

January 11th, 2018

ASU Assistant Professor Taylor Weiss says one way to discard plastics would be to make 100 percent biodegradable bioplastics that would dissolve in the environment in a matter of months.

EU Issues Regulatory Requirements for Use of Peanut Oil and Wheat Proteins in Cosmetics

January 9th, 2018

European Commission has issued a new Regulation (EU) 2017/2228, regarding the safety use of peanut oil, its extracts, its derivatives and hydrolyzed wheat proteins in cosmetics, to amend the Annex...

Biosurfactants Market to Reach USD 5.52 Billion By 2022, Estimates MarketsandMarkets

January 8th, 2018

MarketsandMarkets has released a report according to which biosurfactants market has been estimated at USD 4.20 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 5.52 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.6%...

Fraunhofer Researchers Develop Coating Based on Potato Starch

January 4th, 2018

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA are developing a...

NREL Finds New Method to Produce Acrylonitrile & Carbon Fibers from Renewable Biomass

January 3rd, 2018

A new study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) establishes a novel catalytic method to produce renewable acrylonitrile using 3-hydroxypropionic acid...

Kérastase’s Aura Botanica Provides Natural Cosmetic Formulas with High Efficiency

January 2nd, 2018

Kérastase’s Aura Botanica collection has offered four luxury cosmetic formulas based around natural ingredients. The first range to reach such a high level of naturalness, Aura...

Reverdia’s Specialty Grade Biosuccinium® S Gets Halal & Kosher Certifications

December 28th, 2017

Reverdia has been awarded Halal and Kosher certifications for its Biosuccinium® S grade of bio-succinic acid. The specialty grade, which is registered under the ECOCERT natural and organic...

Bio-on & Kartell Form Strategic Partnership to Boost Development of New Bio-based Technologies

December 27th, 2017

Bio-on has announced a strategic agreement with Kartell. Bio-on researchers confirm the extraordinary versatility of the completely natural and 100% biodegradable technology currently in...

SEPPIC Reveals New Clinical Data for its TALADVANCE Natural Active

December 26th, 2017

SEPPIC has announced new clinical data for Taladvance™ , its complexion perfector active ingredient. TALADVANCE™ is an extract of Centella asiatica with a molecular content very close...

Naturex to Present Nature’s Beauty Secrets with its Actives at Cosmetagora 2018

Naturex • December 22nd, 2017

Naturex has announced to present nature’s beauty secrets at the Cosmetagora 2018. It will showcase Eliorelys™, its Eutectys™ cherry blossom active for skin care applications that delivers effective...

Biorizon to Focus on Commercial Production of Bio-aromatics

Biorizon • December 21st, 2017

Biorizon plans to use the financing to accelerate the development of bio-aromatics. Together with industry, Biorizon is developing technologies for extracting aromatics from vegetal residual and...

Lipoid Kosmetik Introduces Activity-proven Herbasol® Pro Extracts for Personal Care

December 20th, 2017

Lipoid Kosmetik has announced that its newest natural products Kale for skin well-being and Matico for regeneration power meet the latest trend in the cosmetic industry. Phytochemical analysis and...

Givaudan Plans to Acquire Expressions Parfumées to Expand Naturals Capabilities

Givaudan • December 19th, 2017

Givaudan has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Expressions Parfumées. It operates throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Expressions Parfumées offers its...

Natural Cosmetics Masterclass to Talk Over Food Formulation Trends

Organic Monitor • December 18th, 2017

Natural Cosmetics Masterclass has announced that it will discuss the growing use of food ingredients in cosmetic & skin care products in its upcoming event. This tackles the marketing and technical...

Daicel to Market Genomatica Naturally-sourced 1-3-butylene Glycol

December 15th, 2017

Genomatica and Daicel Corporation have announced that Daicel will be responsible for marketing Genomatica’s new, naturally sourced, award winning 1,3-butylene glycol, in the Asia-Pacific region.

UCalgary Student Converts Human Waste into Bioplastic Items for Deep-space Missions

December 14th, 2017

UCalgary student project converts human waste into useful bioplastic items for deep-space missions. There is an accepted, NASA-sanctioned recipe for simulated human waste, and it includes...

Genomatica Reveals Advances & Concerns for Sustainability & Renewable Chemicals

December 13th, 2017

Genomatica has announced publication of the results of a major survey of sustainability issues in the mainstream chemical industry. The survey was conducted together with ICIS, the world’s...

European Biocomposite Production Reaches 410,000 Tons in 2017: nova-Institute

December 12th, 2017

The biocomposite production in Europe is estimated by nova experts to amount to 410,000 tons in 2017. The overall annual growth rate of the European biocomposite production is about 3% which is...

Wageningen Researchers Reveal Promising Bio-based Alternatives to Polar Aprotic Solvents

December 11th, 2017

A report from Wageningen has revealed a number of promising bio-based alternatives to the controversial polar aprotic solvents NMP, DMAc and DMF.

Bio-on & AkzoNobel to Continue R&D on Bio-based Polymers for Anti-fouling Coatings

December 8th, 2017

Bio-on and AkzoNobel have agreed to continue its relationship beyond the close of its Synergistic Fouling Control Technologies-SEAFRONT Project. The aim of the collaboration is to continue to...

Four Parties to Invest Euro 10 Million for Production of Bio-aromatics

December 7th, 2017

The province of Noord-Brabant, TNO, ECN and the Flemish VITO are jointly investing €10 million in the development of bio-aromatics: sustainable raw materials for the chemical industry....

Kaneka’s Bioplastic Receives Vinçotte Certification for Marine Biodegradability

Kaneka • December 6th, 2017

Kaneka Corporation was granted the “OK Biodegradable MARINE” certificate in September this year, certifying that a newly developed polyester-based biodegradable plastic (Product name: Kaneka...

Global Bioplastics Market to Increase by 20% in Next Five Years

December 5th, 2017

The global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by 20% over the next five years. The transition to a low-carbon and circular economy, stronger policy support for the bioeconomy, and an...

Global Bioenergies Provides First Batch of Sustainable Cosmetic Ingredients to L’Oréal

Global Bioenergies • December 4th, 2017

Global Bioenergies has announced delivery of a first batch of sustainable cosmetic ingredients to L’Oréal. It was produced as part of the ISOPROD project. Using proven technologies, Global...

Clariant Introduces Nature-inspired Active Ingredients for Personal Care

December 1st, 2017

Clariant has introduced for the first time in India, its nature inspired new Active Ingredients to provide dedicated, customized support for the highly-specialized needs of the Personal Care...

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