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Covestro Develops New Process for Plant-based Aniline

May 30th, 2017

Covestro has scored a research breakthrough for the use of plant-based raw materials in plastics production: aniline, an important basic chemical, can now be derived from biomass. The materials...

EPBP Gives Interim Approval to Synvina’s Bio-based PEF for Recyclability

BASF • May 29th, 2017

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina C.V., Amsterdam, in the European bottle recycling market.

Bonderalia Develops Multifunctional Emulsifier Based on Biosuccinium® S and Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil

Reverdia • May 26th, 2017

Bonderalia Italia has announced the launch of ECOBOND PKW, a natural and multifunctional emulsifier derived from Reverdia’s Biosuccinium® S. This new emulsifier also contains organic...

Novacap Acquires ID bio, a Producer of Natural Ingredients for Cosmetics

May 25th, 2017

Novacap, a worldwide player in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, has announced that it has acquired ID bio, a producer of natural ingredients for cosmetics, along with H2B, a manufacturer...

Scientists Discover Method for Carbon Fiber Production Using Plant Waste

May 24th, 2017

Scientists have discovered method to produce carbon fiber from waste. Waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars. Tons of lignin,...

Hexion’s Expanded R & D Facility to Develop Bio-Based Resins for Wood Panels

May 23rd, 2017

Hexion has announced an expansion of its technology center at its forest products complex in Edmonton, Alberta. The expanded research and development facility will focus on developing next...

Lina: World’s First Biocomposite-based Car

May 22nd, 2017

Lina is the world's first car made from bio composites. TU/Ecomotive uses a combination of biobased composites and bioplastics to create lightweight structural parts.

New Project to Utilize Bio-on’s Bioplastics for Food Packaging

May 19th, 2017

The bioplastic developed by Bio-on will be at the centre of a new European project that, thanks to a budget of almost 4 million Euro, aims to create new sustainable and biodegradable food packaging...

Cargill Acquires BioBased Technologies’ Vegetable-based Polyol Product Range

May 18th, 2017

Cargill has bolstered its biobased polyol product offerings by purchasing Rogers Arkansas-based BioBased Technologies’ ® vegetable-based polyol product line, Agrol, ® and other assets.

Researchers Develop Bio-based Concrete with Aim to Develop a Habitat for Mars

May 17th, 2017

Working with NASA, civil engineers at Stanford University have developed a form of concrete that humans could produce on Mars or the moon – and that might have important benefits here on Earth.

Eastman at CHINAPLAS 2017: Unveils Cellulose-based Bioplastics

Eastman • May 16th, 2017

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

Bio-plasticizers Market to Reach USD 1,709 Mn by 2022: Allied Market Research

May 15th, 2017

Bio-plasticizers Market was valued at USD 1,364 million in 2015, and is projected to reach USD 1,709 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2016 to 2022. The epoxides type held more than...

BASF at CHINAPLAS 2017: to Present Courier Bags Made of Bio-based Polymer

BASF • May 12th, 2017

At CHINAPLAS 2017, a new courier packaging bag made of the biodegradable polymer ecovio® will demonstrate how BASF is helping China to reduce the white pollution threat.

Grape Seed Extract to Extend Life of Resin Fillings: UIC Dentistry

May 11th, 2017

Researchers at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry have found that a natural compound found in grape seed extract could be used to strengthen dentin.

EU Funding for Production of Isobutene Derivatives from Straw

Global Bioenergies • May 10th, 2017

Global Bioenergies has announced the signature of a grant agreement aiming at demonstrating a new value chain combining its Isobutene process with technologies developed by Clariant and INEOS, two...

Green Biologics Grabs BDC’s Commercialization Achievement Award

May 9th, 2017

The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored Green Biologics, Inc. with the organization’s Spring 2017 Commercialization Achievement Award at its spring meeting. Green Biologics is...

American Process & Partners to Develop Nanocellulose Reinforced Plastics

May 8th, 2017

American Process Inc. (API) (Atlanta, GA), Will & Co B.V. (Badhoevedorp, the Netherlands), and P.R.G. B.V. (Gemert, the Netherlands) recently signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop,...

Avantium Develops Plant-based Bioplastic to Reduce CO2 Emission

Avantium • May 5th, 2017

Avantium has developed an environmentally-friendly alternative: a plant-based bioplastic called PEF, is completely recyclable and cuts associated CO2 emissions by up to 70%. PEF, for instance, has...

Croda Invests USD 170 Mn to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Bio-based Surfactants

May 4th, 2017

Harmonizing with Earth Day, Croda International has celebrated a milestone for its new ECO Project; a $170 million investment in renewable manufacturing that will reduce reliance on fossil fuels...

Total Corbion PLA at Interpack 2017: To Display Bioplastics for Packaging

Corbion • May 3rd, 2017

Total Corbion PLA will be exhibiting at the Interpack trade fair from 4 – 10th May in Dusseldorf within the Bioplastics area. On display will be a number of partner applications in packaging...

PSI Unveils Ultra-thin Bio-based Sealant Web for Flexible Packaging

May 2nd, 2017

PSI has introduced EarthFirst® UL, an ultra-thin, bio-based sealant web used for flexible packaging applications. This game-changing material lowers the cost of sealant films used in flexible...

Solvay Focused on Sustainable Chemistry with Biobased Range at Plant Based Summit

May 1st, 2017

At the Plant Based Summit, Solvay has intended to build a sustainable chemistry model with its bio-based range to address global environmental challenges and has thus made sustainable chemistry a...

New Method to Convert Algal Residue in Industrial Chemicals

April 28th, 2017

Researchers at Tokyo Tech found that algal residue, the leftover material after extracting oil from algae for biofuel, can be used to produce key industrial chemicals. Microalgae have received much...

BASF Unveils Bio-based Copolyamide for Soft Packaging

BASF • April 27th, 2017

BASF has recently launched a partly bio-based copolyamide ideally suited for soft packaging with completely new properties. The new grade offers greater transparency and increased softness.

Researchers Develop Process for Butadiene Production Using Biomass

University of Delaware • April 25th, 2017

The scientific team from the University of Delaware, the University of Minnesota and the University of Massachusetts – has invented a process to make butadiene from renewable sources like...

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