BASF (Germany) and Avantium (NL) have formed a joint venture for the production and marketing of furan-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA), which is produced from renewable resources, as well as the marketing of polyethylene-furanoate (PEF) based on the new chemical building block FDCA. Continue reading BASF and Avantium form Synvina, a biobased chemicals JV
Reverdia (the JV between Roquette, France and Royal DSM, Holland) and Dezhou Xinhuarun Technology (China) have signed an agreement to jointly develop and promote Biosuccinium™-based microcellular polyurethane (PU) foams. These new microcellular foams will be used in soles for footwear and further applications. Continue reading Xinhuarun and Reverdia partner to develop microcellular bio-based PU foam for shoe soles
Here’s a reproduction of Karen Laird’s article from the website of the Kunststoff, the biggest global show on plastics, and bio-plastics, taking place every third year in Düsseldorf (Germany). Enjoy! Continue reading K 2016 Breakfast -What has changed?
Renmatix announced it recently benefited from a $14 million investment led by Bill Gates and Total, which will reportedly help drive towards the first wave of Renmatix licensees building Plantrose®-enabled biorefineries in diverse global markets such as Canada, India, Malaysia, the US, etc. Continue reading RENMATIX receives push by Total and Bill Gates
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization released a landmark report entitled “Advancing the Bio-based Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and beyond” Continue reading $770B renewable chemicals and materials by 2020
NESTE and IKEA join forces to industrialize and lead the trend of renewable bio-based materials for home furnishing plastic products.
Continue reading NESTE & IKEA take leadership in bio-based home furniture
S2G Biochemicals (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) announced last month that it has successfully initiated commercial production of bio-based Monopropylene Glycols
Continue reading S2G Biochemicals starts commercialization of bio-based glycols
The French public investment program PIA provides €9 million funding to Global Bioenergies and IBN-One for a bio-isobutene plant project involving Cristal Union as partner supplier and L’Oréal as partner customer.
Continue reading French launch first bio-isobutene plant with l’Oreal
DEINOVE received an award for its DEINOPLAST Program at the Worldwide Innovation Challenge organized by the French Public Investment Bank (BPI). DEINOVE located in Montpellier France is an industrial biotech company which develops innovative processes for the production of biofuels and bio-based chemicals, using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains.
Continue reading Deinove receives award at Worldwide Innovation Challenge
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan) announced the successful development of Do Green™ sunglasses which use plant-derived frames and plant-derived bio-based ophthalmic lens materials. Continue reading Mitsui Chemicals’s Do Green Sunglasses made from plant-derived materials