European Parliament recognizes the contribution of bioplastics to the EU circular economy.

The plenary’s vote on amendments of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive encourages Member States to support the use of bio-based materials for the production of packaging and to improve market conditions for such materials and products.

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Rennovia enters pilot stage of its bio-based 1.6- hexanediol (HDO) platform, accelerating the race to bio-nylon  

Rennovia, CA (USA) has successfully commissioned and is operating its pilot plant operations for its sugars to 1,6-hexanediol  process. 1,6-HDO is a platform intermediate to several commodity chemicals with over $20 billion global market value, including hexamethylenediamine (HMD), adipic acid (AA), and caprolactam. Continue reading Rennovia enters pilot stage of its bio-based 1.6- hexanediol (HDO) platform, accelerating the race to bio-nylon  

Toyota adopts Denso’s bioplastics for its navigation system          

DENSO Corporation (Japan) has been conducting research and development on  plant-derived plastic materials, which are based on plant molecular structures, in order to reduce impacts on the environment. It has recently disclosed that it is using bio-polycarbonate (PC) made from starch and urethane resin extracted from castor oil in some of its products. Continue reading Toyota adopts Denso’s bioplastics for its navigation system          

Avantium completes IPO and heads for first commercial plant to produce FDCA  

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In the Netherlands, Avantium completed its highly-anticipated initial public offering, raising $109.5M (€103M) via the sale of 9,401,793 shares at $11.70 (€11) per share, giving the company a market capitalization of $294M (€277M). Trading will begin on March 15th 2017 on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels under the symbol AVTX. Continue reading Avantium completes IPO and heads for first commercial plant to produce FDCA