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Amyris to Develop Farnesene Production Plant for Polymers

Amyris • July 4th, 2017

Amyris has announced the next step their plans to develop a leading industrial biotechnology hub in Southeast Asia. Plans call for developing a new production plant with support from local partners...

Green Biologics Gets REACH Certification & to Supply Larger Quantities of Bio-based n-butanol

Green Biologics • July 3rd, 2017

Green Biologics, Inc. has announced that it has received REACH certification. Green Biologics is now able to supply Europe with larger bulk quantities of its bio-based n-butanol. The company has...

Novomer Commercializes Bio-based Chemicals Business with Boston Relocation

Novomer • June 30th, 2017

Novomer, Inc. has announced the relocation of its headquarters to One Bowdoin Square in Boston recently. The new office is designed to meet the expanded demands of the company’s growing bio-based...

ICSC Improves Neem Oil & Butter Products for Skin Care

June 29th, 2017

ICSC has outdone its Neem Butter and Neem Oil product line, removing the unpleasant strong odor of the products for skin care applications.

HEXPOL’s Biobased TPEs Provide Design Freedom in Bed Slat Holders

June 28th, 2017

Grund GmbH & Co. KG expands their traditional product offering by using Dryflex Green thermoplastic elastomers from HEXPOL TPE in their new generation bed slat holders.

Cyrene, a Bio-based Solvent Wins International Award for Innovation

June 27th, 2017

A bio-based solvent developed in the Green Chemistry labs at the University of York has been awarded a prestigious international award for innovation. Cyrene is a renewably sourced, safe...

Arkema Celebrates 70th Anniversary of its Biobased Polyamide

June 27th, 2017

Arkema celebrates 70th anniversary of the invention of its flagship Rilsan® polyamide 11 series of high performance polymers. Produced from castor oil, Rilsan® PA11 resin is a...

BIC Invests in Origin Materials, a Bio-based Feedstock Company

June 23rd, 2017

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has made a COMM SCI investment in Origin Materials through BIC’s Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA) investment fund, as part of an investment round...

VTT Expands Operations at its Bioruukki Pilot Center for Strong Bioeconomy

VTT • June 22nd, 2017

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will expand the operation of the Bioruukki pilot center located in Espoo, from thermochemistry to novel ways of biomass utilization, recycling of textile...

Reverdia at PSE Europe 2017: To Showcase Bio-based Polyurethanes for Automotive Industry

June 21st, 2017

Reverdia will join leading polyurethanes (PU) manufacturers to display a range of biomaterials at PSE Europe 2017. Biosuccinium, a 100% bio-based succinic acid, enables polyester polyol-based...

Anellotech Completes Successful Performance Test of TCat-8 Pilot Plant

Anellotech • June 20th, 2017

Anellotech has announced that Anellotech and IFPEN/Axens engineers completed a successful continuous performance test of the TCat-8 pilot plant as part of unit commissioning in Silsbee, Texas.

Bath Scientists Develop Biodegradable Plastic from Sugar & Carbon Dioxide

June 19th, 2017

In a recent research, Bath scientists have shown that some biodegradable plastic can be made using sugar and carbon dioxide. This new type of polycarbonate is transparent, bio-compatible and can be...

Laboratoires Expanscience Launches PASSIOLINE®, a Skin Care Product Derived from Virgin Maracuja Oil

June 16th, 2017

Laboratoires Expanscience has launched PASSIOLINE®, a concentrate of precious molecules from Virgin Maracuja oil, to repair, regenerate and soothe weakened & damaged skin.

Novel Bio-polyamides for High Technical Applications by RadiciGroup

June 15th, 2017

At Performance Polyamides 2017, RadiciGroup specialists focused on long-chain bio-polyamides for automotive sector, which not only meet the market’s high technical performance needs.

Natura Cosméticos Plans to Acquire L’Oréal’s Brand, "The Body Shop"

June 14th, 2017

Following an extensive review of the strategic options for The Body Shop to ensure its best future development, L’Oréal has received a firm offer from Natura Cosméticos SA to...

Eastman’s Cellulosic Expertise Leads to High-performing Engineering Bioplastic

June 13th, 2017

Eastman Chemical Company has introduced Eastman TRĒVA™, a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics that help global brands concurrently meet their sustainability and performance needs in...

PEFerence Project Receives EU Funds for Bio-based FDCA Production

June 12th, 2017

The European Joint Undertaking on Bio-Based Industries (BBI) granted 25 million Euro to “PEFerence”, a consortium of eleven companies. The grant supports the establishment of an...

University of Bath Researchers Develop Biodegradable Cellulose Microbeads

June 9th, 2017

Scientists and engineers from the University of Bath have developed biodegradable cellulose microbeads from a sustainable source that could potentially replace harmful plastic ones that contribute...

Six Henkel Sites Get RSPO Certification for Promoting Sustainability in Palm Oil Industry

June 8th, 2017

Six Henkel production sites in Europe have received certificates for operating in line with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certification Standard in 2017. This...

NatureWorks Licenses Plaxica’s Technology to Produce D-lactic Acid

June 7th, 2017

NatureWorks has announced that it has signed a contract to license Plaxica's Optipure® chemical processing technology for the production of D-lactic acid. The license provides NatureWorks with...

Bio-on’s New Bioplastic Technology to Eliminate Sea Pollution Within 3 Weeks

June 6th, 2017

New Minerv Biorecovery technology, patented worldwide by Bio-on and based on the revolutionary 100% biodegradable bioplastic, opens up unprecedented scenarios for environmental recovery and...

Researchers Develop Technology to Produce Biomass-based Chemicals

June 5th, 2017

Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies...

METabolic EXplorer Announces its Development Project for Natural Cosmetics

June 2nd, 2017

METabolic EXplorer presents its new development project and discloses its new ambitions. Become the benchmark producer of GMO-free PDO (1,3 propanediol) for cosmetics applications and to fulfil...

Empa Researchers Develop 3D Printer Inks from Woods

June 1st, 2017

Empa researchers have succeeded in developing an environmentally friendly ink for 3D printing based on cellulose nanocrystals. This technology can be used to fabricate microstructures with...

New Project to Develop Biodegradable Packages from Wastes of Poultry Industry

May 31st, 2017

The European poultry industry throws away more than three million tons of feathers from poultry slaughterhouses each year. It is an important keratin source that ends in landfills or is...

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