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Coca Cola to Discuss Method of Assessing Bio-carbon from Renewable Resources at BioPlastek

June 22nd, 2011

Details of this new quantitative method for determining the percentage of bio-carbon from renewable resources will be presented by Dr. Sheng Yang, Director of Analytical Science, Research...

Elevance and Hutchinson Combine Rubber Formulation Expertise

Elevance • June 22nd, 2011

The collaboration will combine the innovation, rubber formulation expertise and manufacturing capabilities of Hutchinson with Elevance's metathesis technology and products to make rubber production...

Malaysia Recognizes as World's Largest Certified Sustainable Palm Oil Producer

RSPO • June 22nd, 2011

Setting the record as the world's largest producer of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) accounting for over 50% of total CSPO production to date, Malaysia is certainly deserving of recognition...

US EPA Recognizes Sherwin-Williams for its Paint Formulation Utilizing Soybean Oil, R-PET

Sherwin Williams • June 21st, 2011

The award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) on behalf of the White House, recognizes Sherwin-Williams innovative new paint formulation, utilizing soybean oil and recycled plastic...

Agrol® Polyols Certified to meet USDA BioPreferred™ Program Standards for Bio-based Content

Biobased Technologies • June 20th, 2011

Agrol® and Agrol Diamond® have been approved to use the U.S. Department of Agriculture certified biobased product label. The label indicates that the products have been independently...

Amyris & Wilmar Collaborate to Develop Surfactants Derived from Biofene™

Amyris • Wilmar • June 20th, 2011

Amyris, Inc. plans to establish collaboration with Wilmar International Limited. The collaboration will focus on the development and worldwide commercialization of a family of surfactants derived...

Biobased and Transparent Pouch Packaging for Flower Bulbs

Innovia Films • Hapece Flexible Packaging • June 17th, 2011

Innovia Films, a producer of Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) and cellulose (Cellophane™) films, worked closely with Hapece Flexible Packaging to develop NatureFlex™ NVS, a...

Gevo & Redfield Energy Enter into Joint Venture to Retrofit Plant for Isobutanol

Gevo • Redfield Energy • June 17th, 2011

Gevo, Inc., has entered into a joint venture transaction ("JV") with Redfield Energy, LLC of Redfield, SD ("Redfield"), to retrofit Redfield's existing ethanol plant into an isobutanol plant with...

Gattefossé Encourages Sustainable Cultivation Practices for Palm Oil Production

Gattefossé • June 16th, 2011

Gattefossé's palm and palm kernel oil needs covered sustainability for all its cosmetic ingredients.Since its creation in 1880, Gattefossé has always integrated sustainability in its...

Researchers Investigate Biopolymers using Viscotek Gel Permeation Chromatography

Malvern Instruments • University of Georgia • June 16th, 2011

University of Georgia reserachers are using Malvern Instruments' Viscotek TDAmax, a gel permeation chromatography (also referred to as size exclusion chromatography or SEC) system that includes...

Battelle Licenses Emery for Renewable Polyols used as Intermediates to Make Adhesives

Battelle • Emery Oleochemicals • June 15th, 2011

Battelle has written a new chapter in its successful book of creating and commercializing environmentally friendly products derived from soybeans. It has licensed polyols used as intermediates in...

Polimeri Europa & Novamont Collaborate to Build Facilities for Producing Bio-plastics in Italy

Polimeri • Novamont • June 15th, 2011

The new Joint Italian Venture has as its mission the designing, building and managing of chemical plants using vegetable oil feedstock for the production of biochemicals (bio-plastics,...

Bioplastic Packaging for Yoghurt Sustains Product Quality for Long

Danone • Natureworks • June 14th, 2011

Paris-based Danone has selected Naturework’s Ingeo™ bioplastic for the packaging of its Activia yogurt for the German market. Activia, a digestion improving product, was earlier...

JSR Commercializes PLA-based Bioplastic "BIOLLOY" for Packaging Applications

JSR • June 14th, 2011

JSR Corporation has announced that significant improvements in key properties and characteristics have been achieved for its polylactic acid-based bioplastic, "BIOLLOY". The material is showing...

M&Q Utilizes DSM's Arnitel® to Create ECO Plus Bio-based Pan Liners for Food Applications

M&Q • DSM • June 13th, 2011

DSM's Arnitel® Eco, derived from renewable resources, is creating higher value with lower environmental impact in the M&Q Packaging Corporation PanSaver ECO® high-temperature ovenable pan...

RTP Commercializes Glass Fiber-reinforced PLA Bioplastic Compounds for Growing Markets

RTP • June 13th, 2011

RTP Company has commercialized the industry's first line of glass fiber-reinforced polylactic acid (PLA) compounds that overcome many limitations of unmodified PLA by delivering greater strength,...

Eni & Novamont Collaborate to Build Facility at Green Center for Producing Bioplastics

June 9th, 2011

The creation of the Green Center in partnership with Novamont marks a step towards fulfilling a dual objective. Firstly, that of becoming a leader in green chemistry, i.e. chemistry using renewable...

Elevance Acquires Delta BioFuels to Expand its Bio-refinery Facility

Elevance • Delta BioFuels • June 8th, 2011

Gov. Haley Barbour and executives from Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc., creator of high-performance renewable specialty chemicals for use in personal care products, detergents, plastics and...

Virent Introduces Plant-based PET Bottles for Renewable Packaging

Virent • June 8th, 2011

Virent has announced that it has successfully made Paraxylene (PX) from 100% renewable plant sugars. The PX molecule, when combined with existing PET technology, allows manufacturers to offer...

CIPO Appreciates Soleager's International Patent Applications on Polysole® Bioplastic

Solegear • June 7th, 2011

Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received positive written opinions regarding two of its international patent applications related to its Polysole® bioplastic. These patent applications form...

Gevo Retrofits Ethanol Facility to Produce Biobased Isobutanol in Luverne, Minnesota

Gevo • June 7th, 2011

Gevo, Inc., announced that it has begun the retrofit of its ethanol facility in Luverne, Minnesota, to produce biobased isobutanol. This milestone brings the company one step closer to...

Soleager Gets Positive Opinions from CIPO for its Patent Applications on Polysole® Bioplastic

Solegear • CIPO • June 6th, 2011

Solegear Bioplastics, has announced that it has received positive written opinions regarding two of its international patent applications related to its Polysole® bioplastic. These patent...

More than 300 Industry Leaders to Share Innovations at Biopolymers Symposium 2011

June 3rd, 2011

More than 40 of the leading organizations influencing the bioplastics industry will be presenting at the 6th annual Biopolymers Symposium 2011, scheduled for September 26-28, 2011 at The Brown...

Roquette to Produce POLYSORB® ID 37, Used to Produce Soft PVC, on a Larger Scale

Roquette • June 3rd, 2011

POLYSORB® ID 37 has been successfully registered following the requirements of the REACH regulation, thus entitling Roquette to produce more than 1.000 tons. POLYSORB® ID 37 is a...

UF Scientists Develop Biodegradable & Recyclable Bioplastic from Renewable Resources

University of Florida • June 2nd, 2011

Plastic may compete with paper in the grocery line, but it doesn't have to compete with the world's food supply, according to University of Florida researchers. They've developed a way to produce...

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