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)
Novamont and Versalis-ENI (Italy) opened their innovative green chemistry “Matrica” complex in Sardinia just a year ago. A new “third generation biorefinery” started production in Porto Torres – Sardinia (Italy) just a year ago. Continue reading Turning thistles into Plastics – The Matrica Complex
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)
Grand View Research expects the bioplastic packaging market to grow significantly over the next six years. In a report just issued on Bioplastic Packaging (Report Code: GVR1007), Grand View Research, the California based market research and consulting firm, delivers its prospective views for the period 2014-2020: Continue reading Bioplastics Packaging expected to have important growth in next 6 years
With the conversion of the Porto Torres petrochemical plant in Sardinia into the Matrìca biorefinery (a 50:50 joint venture between Novamont and Versalis), Novamont has demonstrated how we can develop a bio-economic model based on low-impact local agricultural products and the redevelopment of uncompetitive and deindustrialised production sites. Continue reading Novamont’s bioeconomic model based on regional regeneration
The World Economic Forum (WEF) recognizes Genomatica as technology pioneer for biobased chemical production processes at large
Genomatica headquartered in San Diego (USA) announced it has been named a 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneer. Genomatica was chosen from hundreds of applicants Continue reading Genomatica recognised as pioneer by World Economic Forum
I reproduce below an excellent article from BioFuels Digest written by Jim Lane on the state of the development of bio-based nylon intermediates and specifically progress made in this field by US based bio-tech company Genomatica. The style is exhilarating and I wish you an enjoyable reading. The editor. Continue reading Is biobased the new highway to the old nylon?
ENI Versalis (I) & Novamont inaugurate first plant of their joint venture Matrìca to produce plant based chemicals. Continue reading ENI Versalis & Novamont Inaugurate first joint venture plant
Focus on China’s biodegradable plastic capacity: it reportedly grew at a Compound Average Growth Rate of 21% from 2009 to 2013 as per ResearchInChina. Continue reading China’s Biodegradable Plastic Capacity
North America is the biggest market for biopolymers and consumes 1/3 of the total global demand states RnR Market Research report issued in April 2014. Continue reading North America is biggest Biopolymers market