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OSGA to Focus on Commercial Production of Sugar for Biochemicals

November 29th, 2016

The OSGA’s long-term objective is to increase sugarbeet acreage, which will enhance the regional agriculture industry by providing greater opportunity for profit through re-establishing a...

Partnership for Sodium Surfactin, a Green Surfactant System: Sabo and Kaneka

Kaneka • November 29th, 2016

Sabo S.p.A. and Kaneka Corporation have announced their partnership for the Green Surfactant System “Sodium Surfactin”. The aim of the partnership is to benefit from the respective...

Environmental Advantages of Horticultural Bioplastics: IOWA Researchers

Iowa State University • November 28th, 2016

New bioplastic materials may enable gardeners to tend their plants more sustainably and could even help plants “self-fertilize” and grow healthier roots, according to research conducted...

Reverdia and Xinfu Partner to Boost Biopolymers Packaging Market

Reverdia • November 25th, 2016

Reverdia has announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Hangzhou Xinfu Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Xinfu). The partnership represents a collaboration to adopt...

VTT Researchers Develop Autumn Leaves Derived Pigments

VTT • November 24th, 2016

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed leaf-processing technologies to extract a range of interesting substances such as pigments, carbohydrates, proteins, anti-bacterial etc. from...

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products to Focus on Bioplastics for PU Applications

Dupont Tate & Lyle Bio Products • November 23rd, 2016

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products will be front and center presenting new data and explaining how bio-based alternative products manufactured from renewable resources can have advanced technical...

Evonik to Expand Biodegradable PLGA Polymer Capacity

Evonik • November 22nd, 2016

Evonik has announced to expand its production facilities in Birmingham (Alabama, USA) and Darmstadt (Germany). This will create additional capacity for the production of biodegradable polymers...

Bio-on & Italeri Start Final Phase Testing of Minerv PHA Bioplastic

bio-on • November 21st, 2016

The final phase testing Minerv PHA Supertoys for making scale models has begun, launched by Bio-on in collaboration with Italeri. The results will be presented in February 2017 in Nuremberg,...

DEINOVE & Processium to Commercialize Carotenoid Production Process

DEINOVE • November 18th, 2016

DEINOVE has announced that it has chosen Processium, an expert in industrial process engineering, to develop carotenoid separation/purification techniques at an industrial scale and to transpose...

Cardolite Offers CNSL-based Phenolic Material

Cardolite • November 18th, 2016

Cardolite has developed Cardanol, which is a renewable phenolic material derived from cashew nutshell liquid & is introduced as the most suitable alternative.

Bacterial Enzyme for Biodegradable Plastics: MIT Chemists

November 17th, 2016

MIT chemists have determined the structure of a bacterial enzyme that can produce biodegradable plastics, an advance that could help chemical engineers tweak the enzyme to make it even more...

Total and Corbion Join Hands for Bioplastics

Corbion • November 16th, 2016

Total and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers.

Corbion Begins Construction of Bioplastics Plant for High-heat Resistant PLA

Corbion • November 15th, 2016

Corbion has started construction of the new PLA bioplastics polymerization plant at the existing Corbion site in Rayong. Upon completion in 2018, it will be able to produce Luminy® portfolio of...

Algae-based Skin Purifier to Protect Against Pollution: SEPPIC at in-cosmetics Asia

Seppic • November 14th, 2016

At in-cosmetics Asia 2016, Seppic launches CONTACTICEL™, a skin-purifying active ingredient from CELEBRITY™, a macro-algae cell culture technology developed by BiotechMarine.

Researchers Harness Potential of Cellulose Nanocrystals to Lighten Heavy Objects

November 11th, 2016

Cellulose Nanocrystals:What if you could take one of the most abundant natural materials on earth and harness its strength to lighten the heaviest of objects, to replace synthetic materials, or use...

PolyOne’s OnColor™ BIO Colorants Receive Certification from Vinçotte

PolyOne • November 10th, 2016

PolyOne has announced that its OnColor™ BIO color concentrates have received OK compost HOME certification from Vinçotte.

Conditioning & Moisturizing Virgin Poppy Seed Oil: Oat Cosmetics at in-cosmetics Asia

Oat Cosmetics • November 9th, 2016

At in-cosmetics Asia 2016, Oat Cosmetics introduces Virgin Poppy Seed Oil, a new ingredient with emollient, softening and conditioning properties. This light and delicate oil is carefully sourced...

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Completes 10 Years of Bio-PDO Manufacture

Dupont Tate & Lyle Bio Products • November 8th, 2016

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products celebrates a decade of offering higher-performing ingredients from a petroleum-free, sustainable and renewable source. This joint venture developed a proprietary...

Benefits of Zemea® Propanediol in Sunscreens - DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products at in-cosmetics Asia

Dupont Tate & Lyle Bio Products • November 4th, 2016

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products will be presenting “Zemea® Propanediol Performance in Sunscreen Applications” at in-cosmetics Asia. The presentation discusses how Zemea®...

Bio-based Products Industry Supports U.S. Economy, Reports USDA

November 3rd, 2016

A new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that in 2014, the biobased products industry contributed $393 billion and 4.2 million jobs to America's recovering economy.

DRT to Acquire Pinova from Symrise for Biobased Resins Development

DRT • November 2nd, 2016

ymrise AG and DRT have signed an agreement regarding Pinova Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of specialty resins and chemical intermediates headquartered in Georgia, USA. DRT will acquire...

Natural Concepts for Sun Care Solutions - Clariant at in-cosmetics Asia

Clariant • November 1st, 2016

Clariant will showcase range of natural and holistic concepts for sun care solutions under the theme "Be Cool" along with BeautyForward® at in-cosmetics Asia. Clariant's "Be Cool" range...

Ashland’s New Biologically Active Solution for Skin Aging

Ashland Inc. • November 1st, 2016

Ashland has introduced a solution to some of the complex issues facing the personal care industry with the company’s Harmoniance™ biofunctional, a natural and multifunctional product with...

Croda Gets Gold Status Third Year in Row by EcoVadis

Croda • October 31st, 2016

Croda has been awarded EcoVadis Gold Status for the third year running. EcoVadis’ assessment methodology, which rates more than 20,000 companies, looks at environmental, labor, fair business...

Corbion Unveils New Whitepaper on Sustainable Sourcing of Bioplastics Feedstock

Corbion • October 28th, 2016

Corbion has released its whitepaper on feedstock sourcing for bioplastics. The paper outlines Corbion's position on feedstock selection, as well as covering issues such as land use, feedstock...

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