During the World Bio-market Conference in Amsterdam, corridors and networking sessions were buzzing with the big announcement by BASF and Avantium Continue reading FDCA boosted by BASF and Avantium – The JV Project
The conference started with the introduction speech of European Bioplastics’s chairman, François de Bie, who thanked the participants for their loyalty to the event and gave the floor to the first keynote speaker. Here are the most important takeaways of the first day, Nov.5. Continue reading European Bioplastics Conference – Day 1 (Nov 5)
When, where and how did you hear the word ‘bioplastic’ for the first time?
I heard the word ‘bioplastic’ twenty years ago for the first time. The word was used in the context of project funding and tenders. The main concern at that time was to find new applications for the biomass overproduction. The word was used in terms of biodegradability. Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Michael Carus (Nova-Institute)
For years, major global agribusiness companies have been partnering with chemical companies strategically engaged into changing their business models to sustainable plant based chemistry. Continue reading Avantium partners with Tereos
The Biobased Packaging conference (BioPAC), which took place mid-May in Amsterdam, was both informative and disappointing. It was informative because it illustrated many diverse ideas and potential roles of bioplastics in commodity packaging end-use applications. Continue reading What’s the future of bioplastics as commodity packaging?
2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), also known as dehydromucic acid, is an oxidized furan derivative. This organic compound was first obtained by Fittig and Heinzelmann in 1876. Continue reading The Great Future of Furanic Chemistry
Virent Inc. (USA) will expand production in Madison of a plant-based chemical that can be used to make renewable plastic bottles, through an additional investment by The Coca-Cola Co. Continue reading Virent expanding plant-based bottle program with Coca-Cola
A big step forward for PEF and Avantium towards the replacement of petroleum based polyethylene terephtalate (PET): USD 50 Mn investments bring Avantium closer to completion of Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) commercial scale plant. Continue reading PEF and Avantium towards replacement of PET
Gevo is selling para-xylene (PX) derived from its renewable iso-butanol to Toray (Japan) , one of the world’s leading producers of fibers, plastics, films, and chemicals.
Consumer demand, government legislation and technology advances will propel sustainable packaging to a $244 billion market by 2018, according to a new report issued by Smithers Para. Continue reading The sustainable packaging market: drivers and perspectives