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Symrise Launches SymFinity® 1298, Natural Ingredient for Healthier, Radiant Glow

Symrise • March 16th, 2011

Symrise's SymFinity® 1298 is a natural ingredient that prolongs the youth of skin cells by increasing their resilience to stress and environmental aggressors that cause wrinkles and fine lines....

An Interesting Renewable Source of Polyurethane Foam in the Making: OSU

Ohio State University • March 15th, 2011

Ohio State University researcher and a bioenergy entrepreneur is developing of a renewable source of polyurethane foam. The product (known as a bio-polyol) is made from crude glycerin, a byproduct...

Metabolix's R&D Work on Improved PHA Production in Tobacco Features in Scientific Journal

Metabolix • March 14th, 2011

Metabolix, Inc. has announced the publication of its most recent scientific achievements in the development of advanced genetic engineering approaches to achieve high levels of polyhydroxyalkanoate...

UEBT in Agreement with NATRUE to Promote Ethical Sourcing of Biodiversity

NATRUE • UEBT • March 11th, 2011

The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and The International Natural and Organic Cosmetic Association (NATRUE), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help raise awareness of the...

Poly-Green Technologies to Commercialize Novel Renewable Source for PUR Foam Developed by Ohio Researcher

Poly-Green Technologies • March 10th, 2011

An Ohio State University researcher and a bioenergy entrepreneur has developed a brand-new, renewable source of polyurethane foam that's expected to create up to 30 jobs in Mansfield, Ohio, in the...

Solazyme in Agreement with Sephora & QVC to Launch Anti-aging Skincare Line, Algenist™

Solazyme • Sephora • March 10th, 2011

Solazyme, Inc., one of the leading industrial biotechnology companies producing renewable oil and bioproducts from microalgae, has signed agreements with leading beauty retailer Sephora® and...

TECNARO Develops Arboblend Line of Biobased Thermoplastics Using Telles' Mirel Bioplastics

TECNARO • Telles • March 10th, 2011

Telles (a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Company), and TECNARO GmbH announced that TECNARO is incorporating Mirel™ bioplastic into its Arboblend line of...

PU Foam Insulation System from Flame Seal & BioBased Technologies® Pass Barrier Test with Thinnest Coating in the Industry

Biobased Technologies • Flame Seal • March 8th, 2011

Flame Seal Products, Inc. and BioBased Technologies®, makers of BioBased Insulation®, have created a polyurethane foam insulation system that has passed the new Appendix X, modified NFPA286...

Additives & Coatings Conference on Plastics/BioPlastics Modification on May 16-18, 2011 in Chicago, IL, USA

InnoPlast Solutions • March 4th, 2011

With speakers and exhibitors from over 25 companies representing leaders from across the spectrum of Plastic Modifiers, "Plastics / BioPlastics Modification via Additives, Compounding & Coatings"...

Amyris Receives First Purchase Order for its Renewable Squalane

Amyris • March 3rd, 2011

Amyris, Inc. announced that it has received the first purchase order for Amyris renewable squalane. This order was generated through collaboration with Amyris's partner, Soliance, one of the...

Genomatica & Waste Management Inc. Collaborate to Develop High-value Chemicals from Waste

Genomatica • March 1st, 2011

Waste Management and Genomatica have announced a strategic joint development agreement to research and advance Genomatica's technology and manufacturing processes to enable production of...

LANXESS to Produce Synthetic Rubber from Biobased Raw Materials

Lanxess • March 1st, 2011

LANXESS is strengthening its commitment to produce premium synthetic rubber from biobased raw materials. As part of this commitment, LANXESS has increased its minority shareholding in Gevo, Inc....

Coca-Cola & Heinz Join Hands to Expand use of Bio-PET-based PlantBottle™ Packaging

February 28th, 2011

The Coca-Cola Company and H.J. Heinz Company have announced a strategic partnership that enables Heinz to produce its ketchup bottles using Coca-Cola's breakthrough PlantBottle™ packaging....

Givaudan to Utilize Amyris' Biofene™ to Derive Fragrance Ingredient

Givaudan • Amyris • February 28th, 2011

Givaudan will develop a derivative of Biofene™ to be used as a building block for one of the most important proprietary fragrance ingredients in Givaudan's palette. Biofene is the chemical,...

Addition of 5-10% Masterbatch Strenghtens PLA Resins, Recommends Teknor Apex

Teknor Apex • February 25th, 2011

A clear impact modifier masterbatch for use with polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastics provides substantial increases in impact strength while sustaining the excellent clarity of the base resin, it was...

Amyris Successfully Produces Renewable Biofene™ at Industrial Scale

Amyris • February 25th, 2011

Amyris, Inc. announced that it has completed multiple runs of its fermentation process using Amyris engineered yeast to produce Biofene™, Amyris renewable farnesene, in 100,000 and 200,000...

BIOP Biopolymer Technologies Receives Product Excellence Award for BIOPAR® by Frost & Sullivan

BIOP Biopolymer Technologies • February 25th, 2011

The 2011 Frost & Sullivan European Product Differentiation Excellence Award in the Starch Polymers Market is presented to BIOP Biopolymer Technologies AG (BIOP Biopolymer Technologies) for...

CSM & Indorama Ventures Plan to Set up PLA Manufacturing Facility in Thailand

CSM • indorama • February 25th, 2011

CSM's subsidiary Purac and Indorama Ventures PLC (IVL) are in discussions to set up a Polylactic acid (PLA) manufacturing facility in Thailand, with an initial capacity of 10,000 tons per annum...

Teknor Apex Affirms Masterbatch for Use in PLA Bioplastics Provides Strength & Excellent Clarity

Teknor Apex • February 25th, 2011

Terraloy™ 90000 Series masterbatches are formulated with Biostrength® impact modifier from Arkema, Inc. and carrier polymers consisting of Ingeo® PLA from NatureWorks LLC. Teknor Apex...

Telles to Supply Mirel Bioplastic to Zoë b Organic for New Line of Biodegradable Beach Toys

Telles • February 24th, 2011

Zoë b Organic, a distributor of BPA-free, organic products for babies and kids, has selected and contracted Mirel™ from Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. and Archer Daniels...

Zoë b Organic Introduces a New Line of Biodegradable Beach Toys with Help from Metabolix

Mirel Bioplastics • Metabolix • Zoë B Organics • February 24th, 2011

Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Company, announced that Zoë b Organic, a distributor of BPA-free, organic products for babies and kids, has selected...

Lakeside Plastics to Launch Compostable Bags Made using Metabolix's Mirel™ Bioplastics

Lakeside Plastics • Metabolix • February 22nd, 2011

Lakeside Plastics Ltd. will be launching a compostable bag product line based on Mvera™ B5002, a compostable film product made from a proprietary blend with Mirel™ bioplastics. This...

Telles to Supply Mvera™ B5002 to Lakeside Plastics for its New Line of Compostable Bags

Telles • February 22nd, 2011

Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Company, announced that Lakeside Plastics Ltd., an innovative film converter headquartered in British Columbia, Canada,...

RAMPF Giessharze Launches New Set of Polymers Derived from Bio-polyols

RAMPF • February 17th, 2011

RAMPF Giessharze GmbH & Co. KG based in Grafenberg continues to prepare for the future. RAMPF Giessharze, which specializes in PUR and epoxy resin systems as well as silicone, has set itself...

Elevance Utilizes XiMo's Metathesis Catalysts in the Field of Natural Oils

Elevance • February 16th, 2011

Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. announced that it has completed a licensing agreement with XiMo AG, a company founded by renowned chemists Amir H. Hoveyda and Richard R. Schrock, to use XiMo's...

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