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WUR and Vredestein Develop Tire Made of Rubber from Dandelions

September 29th, 2017

Vredestein showed a prototype of its Fortezza Flower Power at the Eurobike exhibition in Friedrichshafen. This innovative road tire is made of rubber extracted from the roots of dandelions. The...

UPM Raflatac Unveils Plant-based PE Film for Multi-purpose Labeling Applications

September 28th, 2017

UPM Raflatac is extending its range of film face materials for the European market with a new plant-based material that provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety...

Vantage Opens New Facility Expanding Jojoba Oil Extraction Capabilities

September 27th, 2017

Vantage has announced the opening of a new jojoba seed crushing facility located near its jojoba farm in Argentina. The construction of this facility further expands the company’s jojoba oil...

Eastman & Origin Materials Form JV for FDCA Technology

September 26th, 2017

Eastman Chemical Company and Origin Materials (formerly known as Micromidas) have entered into a non-exclusive license agreement for Eastman to license its proprietary 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid...

NATRUE Reveals Ways to Identify Certified Real Natural & Organic Products

September 25th, 2017

NATRUE has introduced new communication tools designed to help consumers defend themselves from the ever-growing phenomenon during SANA 2017. The new video in Italian explains in a simple and...

RECUBIO to Use Medium-barrier Biodegradable PLA-based Packages for Food Sector

September 22nd, 2017

The project RECUBIO, led by Plásticos Romero, has allowed to obtain medium-barrier biodegradable PLA-based packages for the food sector from complex structures. Romero, in collaboration with...

New Model to Identify Bioprivileged Molecules from Biomass

September 21st, 2017

ISU has proposed a new model for creating, applying and commercializing chemicals made from corn stalks, wood chips and other sources of biomass.

UD Researcher Develops One-step Process to Extract Sugar from Biomass

September 20th, 2017

UD research team has invented an efficient process for extracting the sugars from wood chips, corn cobs and other organic waste from forests and farms.

Bio-on to Construct PHAs Biopolymers Facility

September 19th, 2017

Bio-on has announced the start of the construction of a new plant that will produce special PHAs biopolymers, 100% natural and biodegradable, for advanced and fast-growing niche markets,...

Corbion Submits Highest Bid for Sale of Microalgae Specialist TerraVia

September 18th, 2017

Corbion has announced that TerraVia Holdings determined that Corbion had submitted the highest and best bid for substantially all of the assets of TerraVia. Completion is subject to customary...

Starch-based Bioplastics to Reach USD 561 Mn by 2023

September 15th, 2017

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, the global starch-based bioplastics market was valued at USD 424 million in 2016, and is projected to reach USD 561 million by 2023,...

Eastman to Showcase TRĒVA Engineering Bioplastic at Bio-Based Live

Eastman • September 14th, 2017

Eastman will showcase Eastman TRĒVA at Bio-Based Live. TRĒVA, a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics designed to help companies overcome the trade-off between sustainability and performance,...

New Method to Convert Industrial Waste into Medical-grade Plastic

September 13th, 2017

Murdoch researchers have found a way to convert industrial waste into biodegradable plastic. After sourcing an initial bacterial culture from a local wastewater treatment plant, the team created a...

Covestro Gets Recognition for its Bio-based Process to Produce Aniline

September 12th, 2017

The magazine Technology Review has ranked Covestro as one of the 50 most innovative companies of 2017. A highly sustainable production process earned the materials manufacturer a place in the...

Gecko Gets EU Approval for its Bio-inspired Surgical Sealant

September 11th, 2017

Gecko Biomedical ("Gecko") has announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its SETALUM™ Sealant allowing the company to market its technology in Europe.

Bio-on & Kering Eyewear to Develop Innovative Bio-based Products for Eye Care

September 11th, 2017

Bio-on has announced a partnership with Kering Eyewear to develop new materials based on Minerv PHAs, the revolutionary bioplastic which is 100% natural and biodegradable.

ICSC Unveils Natural Shaving Oil & Butter for Personal Care

September 8th, 2017

ICSC has introduced unique shaving oil and butter which are blends of different cold pressed, golden vegetable oils, stabilized with herbal extracts, through its groundbreaking technology called...

DOW Appoints ChemSpec to Distribute its Cellulose Derivatives in USA

September 7th, 2017

ChemSpec has entered in a distribution agreement with The DOW Chemical Company (DOW). ChemSpec is now DOW’s distribution partner for WALSRODER™ Nitrocellulose and WALSRODER™...

AkzoNobel and Itaconix to Develop Bio-based Chelates for Detergents

September 6th, 2017

AkzoNobel and Itaconix have signed an application agreement to evaluate and develop innovative bio-based chelates for use in the consumer and industrial detergents and cleaners markets.

Covestro to Develop Bio-based Resins for Stable Timber Construction

September 5th, 2017

To reduce its dependency on fossil raw materials, Covestro is looking to manufacture a growing number of products and their associated precursors from renewable raw materials. Working with four...

DuPont and ADM Win Fifth-annual Innovation in Bioplastics Award

September 4th, 2017

DuPont and ADM have been announced as joint winners of the 2017 Innovation in Bioplastics Award. The Bioplastics Council – a division of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) –...

Silab Provides Additional Efficacy Data for Natural Depigmenting Active

September 1st, 2017

Silab has provided the additional efficacy data of WHITONYL®, a natural depigmenting active ingredient, which attenuates pigment spots and gives back to the skin its uniformity and lightness,...

Researchers Combine PAN & Lignin for Automobile-grade Carbon Fiber Production

August 31st, 2017

Researchers develop lignin-based carbon fiber for automotive industry. Using plants and trees to make products such as paper or ethanol leaves behind a residue called lignin, a component of plant...

Researchers to Develop Corn Starch Derived Biodegradable Plastic Fiber

August 30th, 2017

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been looking for a way to develop a bioplastic derived from corn starch.

Berry Seed Husks Act as Natural Preservatives for Cosmetics: VTT Research

VTT • August 29th, 2017

VTT has developed a method of recovering active substances from seed husks. The husks of berry seeds have properties worth using in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful microbes.

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