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Fashion- and Eco-conscious Bioplastic iPhone Covers

Bioserie • March 24th, 2011

bioserie, a bioplastic-based consumer goods manufacturer, has introduced a new line of plant-based, stylishly printed and lightweight (12g) iPhone 4 protective covers. Utilizing blend of...

Iggesund Presents a Black Box With Bioplastic Coated Invercote Bio for Pasta Straining

Iggesund • March 24th, 2011

Andrea Brunazzi of Brunazzi & Associati in Turin, Italy has created a black box that is the ultimate in Italian style. His solution is a survival kit for pasta lovers. The complete ready meal is...

Arkema Presented Biorefinery Concept at First Annual Meeting of EuroBioRef Project

Arkema • March 22nd, 2011

EuroBioRef project, whose Arkema is a founder member, organized its first annual meeting recently in Colombes, France, in the premises of Arkema's head office. On this occasion, a press conference...

BM TRADA Analyzes Augmentation in RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil Certification

BM TRADA • RSPO • March 22nd, 2011

BM TRADA Certification Ltd has identified a dramatic surge in demand from clients seeking certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certification Systems. Palm...

Evonik Develops Bio-based VESTAMELT® for Automobiles

Evonik • March 21st, 2011

Evonik has developed an adhesion promoter system that improves the performance of hybrid components and reduces material usage by up to 25 percent. This leads to significant cost advantages as well...

AMSilk’s Spidersilk Biopolymer Production Gets a Boost with More Funds

AMSilk • March 18th, 2011

AMSilk, a privately-held company specializing in the development and production of high performance materials based on spider silk, announced the successful completion of a €5 million Series B...

BioBased Technologies® Appoints LA-based Distributor for Agrol® Polyols

Biobased Technologies • March 18th, 2011

Agrol® distributor Dorsett and Jackson, Inc. will focus on sales in the western United States. Agrol® polyols are 96% bio-based polyols, which can be used in a variety of polyurethane...

Cardia Bioplastics Partners with Plastribution for Distribution of its Bio-based Products in UK

Cardia Bioplastics • Plastribution • March 18th, 2011

Depending on their specific product and sustainability needs, Plastribution customers can now choose from Cardia Biohybrid™ resins or Cardia certified compostable resins. Cardia...

Total in Alliance with IFPEN and Axens Develop Bio-ethylene Using Optimized Technology

Total • March 18th, 2011

Total Petrochemicals, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and its subsidiary Axens announced an alliance with the objective to develop a new optimized technology for the production of bio-ethylene by...

CoValence Launches It's Zyme to Peel, Skin Regenerating Product with Natural Enzymes

Covalence • March 17th, 2011

CoValence® Laboratories introduced new formulation, It's Zyme to Peel to regenerate skin. It's Zyme to Peel is not typical enzyme peel. It's Zyme to Peel is the ideal solution for all skin...

Genomatica and Tate & Lyle Sign Agreement to Produce 1,4-Butanediol

Genomatica • Tate & Lyle • March 17th, 2011

Tate & Lyle will dedicate a demonstration-scale production facility in Decatur, Illinois, for exclusive use by Genomatica for the scale-up of the Bio-BDO process. BDO, an intermediate chemical with...

Renewable Fibers & HFFR Resin Conceptualize the Future of Electric Vehicles

March 17th, 2011

French automotive design company D3 produced 'U-Box', a concept electric vehicle using advanced and eco-conscious Araldite adhesion materials from Huntsman. The future car with...

100% Biobased PET Beverage Container

PepsiCo • March 16th, 2011

Going a step ahead in its environment-friendly approach, PepsiCo has developed a plant-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle, using renewable resources and bio-based raw materials,...

BioAmber & CELEXION Collaborate to Accelerate Development of Biobased Adipic Acid

BioAmber • CELEXION • March 16th, 2011

BioAmber has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with CELEXION LLC for technology related to the production of adipic acid and other chemical intermediates. Through the licensing deal...

H.J. Heinz Company to Participate and Present Keynote at the Bio-Plastek 2011 Forum

H.J.Heinz • March 16th, 2011

H.J. Heinz Company announced that starting this June it will use The Coca-Cola Company's plant-based plastic bottle to package its venerable ketchup in the U.S. and then expand its use worldwide. A...

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...

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