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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...

Ginkgo Bioworks & Prospect Bio - Biosensors Development & Testing

October 27th, 2016

Ginkgo Bioworks has announced a partnership with biosensor developer Prospect Bio whereby the two will collaborate to improve the efficiency of Ginkgo’s process for engineering biological...

Leaf Resources to Advance Development of Bio-chemical Production Facilities in Malaysia

Leaf Resources • October 26th, 2016

Leaf Resources together with Leaf Development, its US-based joint development partner, has announced the achievement of significant milestones related to the development in Malaysia of at least one...

Ohio Soybean Council & Logos Technologies to Advance Biosurfactant Production

Ohio Soybean Council • October 26th, 2016

Logos Technologies announced a partnership with the Ohio Soybean Council to further develop the production process of NatSurFact, an environmentally friendly biosurfactant for personal care,...

Cargill’s PSA Oil Palm Plantation Gets RSPO Certification

Cargill • October 25th, 2016

Cargill’s PT. Poliplant Sejahtera (PSA) oil palm plantation in West Kalimantan was recently awarded the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. PSA’s mill and estate...

Global Gum Rosin Market to Reach USD 2.49 Billion By 2024: GVR

Grand View Research • October 24th, 2016

The global gum rosin market is expected to reach USD 2.49 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing demand of gum rosin owing to growth of synthetic rubber...

Vertellus at K 2016: Presents Bio-based Plasticizers

Vertellus Specialties Inc. • October 21st, 2016

Vertellus is spotlighting at K 2016 its ZeMac® copolymers and Citroflex® bio-based plasticizers. The company offers a robust portfolio of specialized solutions – including a range of...

Florida Institute Finalizes Funding Agreement with BioTork

October 20th, 2016

The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) has announced that it has finalized a funding agreement with BioTork, LLC, a Gainesville-based company with...

BASF and Corbion‘s JV Succinity, to Focus on Growing Market for Biobased Plastics

BASF • October 19th, 2016

Succinity, the Joint Venture between BASF and Corbion that is dedicated to the commercialization of Succinity Biobased Succinic Acid®, is exhibiting at K 2016 in Düsseldorf. The focus of...

Fraunhofer at K 2016: to Present Terpene-based Plastics

Fraunhofer • October 18th, 2016

Fraunhofer researchers have developed a process for the manufacturing of high-quality plastics from terpenes, a waste stream of the cellulose production. They will present their new bioplastic and...

Struktol at K 2016: to Present Wood Plastic Composites

October 17th, 2016

Struktol will highlighting lubricants to reduce required loading levels without any sacrifice of performance. STRUKTOL® TPW 617 and TPW 618, are intended for processors needing improved viscosity.

Green Biologics Declares Product Development Strategy for Bio-based Chemicals

Green Biologics • October 14th, 2016

Green Biologics has announced the branding and product development strategy for its high purity bio-based n-butanol, acetone and associated downstream products. It aims to market all 100 percent.

Corbion at K 2016: To Launch Bioplastic PLA Portfolio for Packaging and more

Corbion • October 13th, 2016

Corbion will be exhibiting at the K plastics industry trade fair in Dusseldorf under the theme' Shaping the future of performance PLA bioplastics'. This 2016 edition of K is the launch platform for...

Rampf Joins “Pro Lignin” Project for Plastics

RAMPF • October 12th, 2016

The “Pro Lignin” project, initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), researched the substitution of fossil raw materials with industrially available...

Anellotech Receives Additional Funding for Bio-TCat Technology

Anellotech • October 11th, 2016

Anellotech has announced a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Form D filing, stating that the Company has received an equity investment of $1.5 million from a new, confidential strategic...

BASF & Avantium Form JV for Bio-based Furandicarboxylic Acid

Avantium • October 10th, 2016

BASF and Avantium have announced the formation of a joint venture (JV) for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), which is produced from renewable resources, as well as the...

Emery Oleochemicals at K 2016: To Showcase Bio-lubricants

Emery Oleochemicals • October 7th, 2016

Emery Oleochemicals will showcase polymer additives solutions at the upcoming K-Fair 2016 in Hall 8B, Booth A58. LOXIOL® G 24 and LOXIOL® G 25 external lubricants, manufactured with up to...

Cargill Unveils Lyveum - New Natural Ultra Oils for Cosmetic Formulations

Cargill • October 6th, 2016

Cargill has introduced a new ingredient category: Ultra Oils which is developed in Brazil by Cargill Industrial Specialties by combining the natural properties of vegetable oils with the...

Xinhuarun & Reverdia Team-up to Develop Biosuccinium™-based PU Foams

Reverdia • October 5th, 2016

Reverdia and Dezhou Xinhuarun Technology (Xinhuarun) have signed an agreement to jointly develop and promote Biosuccinium™-based microcellular polyurethane (PU) foams. These new microcellular...

Novamont Opens Plant for Production of Bio-based Butanediol

Novamont • October 4th, 2016

Novamont has opened Mater-Biotech plant in Bottrighe (Rovigo), for the production of butanediol on an industrial scale directly from sugars and through the use of bacteria.

Clariant Gets Mass Balance Certification by RSPO

Clariant • October 3rd, 2016

Clariant has announced that it has been awarded the Mass Balance (MB) certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The certification applies to all sites manufacturing products...

Givaudan: New Processing Plant Inauguration for Clove Leaf Oil

Givaudan • September 30th, 2016

Givaudan has announced the inauguration of a new processing plant for clove leaf oil in Madagascar. NATEMA (Natural Extracts Madagascar) is a joint venture between Givaudan and Henri Fraise Fils et...

Forest Residuals to Provide Cleaner Feedstock for Bioplastics, Finds U of M

September 30th, 2016

University of Minnesota research suggests forest residuals provide cleaner feedstock for bio-based plastic than fossil fuels or row crops. BioPET made from forest residues was found to produce 21...

Virent Forms Strategic Consortium with Tesoro to Develop Bio-paraxylene

Virent • September 29th, 2016

Virent has established a strategic Consortium with Tesoro, Toray, Johnson Matthey and The Coca-Cola Company focused on completing the development and scale up of Virent’s BioForming®...

Global Bioenergies & Clariant’s Collaboration Announce First Isobutene Production

Global Bioenergies • September 29th, 2016

Global Bioenergies and Clariant announced the first isobutene production from a wheat straw hydrolysate, in the industrial pilot of Pomacle Bazancourt. This success is the result of a collaboration...

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