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FKuR Develops New Bio-Flex Blends for Packaging & Compostable Films

FKuR • March 2nd, 2017

FKuR has developed new Bio-Flex blends for the production of low gauge films which will biodegrade completely in garden compost at low, variable temperatures. All home compostable Bio-Flex...

Gattefossé Unveils Cosmetic Active Derived from Organic Horse Chestnut Flowers

March 1st, 2017

Gattefossé has introduced first cosmetic active obtained using the NaDES technology, Gatuline® Link n Lift which specifically targets the eye contour area. Gatuline® Link n Lift is...

Johnson Matthey & Rennovia Sign License Agreement with ADM for Bio-based Glucaric Acid

February 28th, 2017

Johnson Matthey and Rennovia Inc. has announced that they have signed a license agreement with Archer Daniels Midland Company to provide catalyst and process technology for catalytic production of...

Global Bio-based PET Market to Reach USD 6.73 Billion by 2025: Grand View Research

February 27th, 2017

The global bio-based Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) market is expected to reach USD 6.73 billion by 2025, according to a new report conducted by Grand View Research, Inc.

Bio-BDE Technology for Tires Awarded at Tire Tech Expo – Versalis & Genomatica

February 23rd, 2017

The bio-butadiene (bio-BDE) technology developed by Versalis (Eni) in partnership with Genomatica has been named winner of the Environmental Achievement of the Year within the “Tire...

Inclined Consumption Trends Drive India Palm Oil Market: Grand View Research

February 22nd, 2017

India palm oil market size is anticipated to reach USD 13.1 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Refined derivatives are widely being utilized in food owing to...

AMSilk’s Cosmetic Actives Silkbeads & Silkgel Get Vegan Society Trademark

February 21st, 2017

AMSilk GmbH has successfully registered its two cosmetic ingredients, Silkbeads (microparticles) and Silkgel (hydrogel), with the internationally recognized Vegan Society.

Forest-based Biomaterials for Advanced Manufacturing Applications – ORNL/UMaine Partners

February 20th, 2017

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) has joined with officials from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Maine at Orono (UMaine) to announce...

Jungbunzlauer at in-cosmetics Global: to Showcase COSMOS & ECOCERT Approved Natural Products

February 17th, 2017

Jungbunzlauer will be showcasing its COSMOS and ECOCERT approved skin care and hair care products suitable for use in vegan and natural personal care at in-cosmetics Global 2017. The company...

Green Biologics & Jungbunzlauer to Focus on Bio-Based Plasticizers

Green Biologics • February 16th, 2017

Green Biologics, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Jungbunzlauer...

New Process for Biomass-derived Chemicals Production for Tires, Finds U of M

February 15th, 2017

The researchers of University of Minnesota have invented a new technology to produce tires from trees and grasses in a process that could shift the tire production industry toward using renewable...

VTT Develops CatLignin, a Reactive Lignin for Wood Adhesives

VTT • February 14th, 2017

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed technology known as "CatLignin" to produce reactive lignin from pulp industry side streams to be used as a replacement for toxic phenol...

ITCF and Partners Launch Project for Lignin-based Carbon Fibers Production

February 13th, 2017

A European research project has been launched for the development of lignin-based carbon fibers for use in composite fiber materials. ITCF Denkendorf is participating in the project, along with...

Toray & Mitsui Sugar Form JV for Biochemicals Production from Bagasse

Mitsui Chemicals • February 13th, 2017

Toray Industries has decided to establish a joint venture company with Mitsui Sugar for seeking business opportunities for manufacturing system of cellulosic sugar, a raw material used for...

Mountain Rose Herbs Receives Platinum Zero Waste Facility Certification

February 10th, 2017

Mountain Rose Herbs is the first business in Oregon to earn a Zero Waste Facility Certification from Green Business Certification. Mountain Rose Herbs was awarded the highest available...

Newag SA Tests First Railcar Using Covestro’s Bio-based Coating Hardener

February 10th, 2017

Polish railway vehicle manufacturer Newag SA broke new ground in resource-efficient coatings when it coated two diesel locomotives with a paint based on renewable resources. Lankwitzer Lackfabrik...

NatureWorks & Ellen MacArthur Partner to Develop New Plastics Economy Using Fossil Feedstocks

February 9th, 2017

NatureWorks has formalized its engagement with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative by finalizing a three-year partnership agreement.

Vegetable Oils Replace Paraffin as Raw Material for Candles: Wageningen

Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research • February 8th, 2017

Researchers from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research are currently working on an alternative to paraffin wax, a product made from crude oil which has been the main raw material for candles for...

Evonik Adds More Actives to its RSPO-certified Cosmetic Ingredients Range

Evonik • February 7th, 2017

Evonik has again substantially expanded its range of cosmetic ingredients certified in accordance with the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO - MB). Customers in the cosmetics...

GREENTECH at in-cosmetics Global: to Launch Bioactive for Long-lasting Protection

GREENTECH • February 6th, 2017

GREENTECH will launch at in-cosmetics London in April, an active that effectively fights against biological damages caused by pollution and provides long-lasting protection for the skin.

Expanscience Acquires Deshidratados Tropicales Securing Sustainable Actives Supply

February 3rd, 2017

Expanscience has acquired the Peruvian firm Deshidratados Tropicales. With this acquisition, Expanscience provides for a more secure and more traceable supply of avocado and maca, two plant raw...

AVALON - New Project to Replace Carcinogenic Formaldehyde with Bio-based, Non-toxic 5-HMF

February 2nd, 2017

AVALON Industries has planned to launch a research project to replace formaldehyde in phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins with bio-based, non-toxic platform chemical 5-HMF (5-Hydroxymethylfurfural).

EUBP Welcomes EU Strategy on Plastics to Decarbonize Industry

February 2nd, 2017

European Bioplastics (EUBP) has welcomed the EU Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy published recently by the European Commission.

AkzoNobel & Itaconix - Agreement on Development of Bio-based Polymer Technology

AkzoNobel • January 31st, 2017

AkzoNobel has signed a framework joint development agreement with specialty chemicals company Itaconix to explore opportunities for the production of bio-based polymers. AkzoNobel will pursue the...

Green Biologics Gets Two Awards - Recognition for Sustainable & Clean Technology

Green Biologics • January 30th, 2017

Green Biologics has announced that it has been named to the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100 and recognized in the 2016 Global Clean Energy Awards as the Best Renewable Specialty Chemical...

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