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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  

RENMATIX receives push by Total and Bill Gates

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

Producing bio-sourced biodegradable plastic just got cheaper and greener

Biosourced, biodegradable, biocompatible and fit for 3D printing, polylactic acid PLA seems to earn the pole position in the bioplastics market race. Yet, PLA is not yet considered a full alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics such as Polyethylene Terephtalate (PET) or Polystyrene (PS), as it is costly to produce. Continue reading Producing bio-sourced biodegradable plastic just got cheaper and greener

Australian technology for super high oleic safflower oil

GO Resources Pty Ltd (GO) – a new Australian Cleantech company – has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, to commercialize its technology to produce super high oleic safflower oil (SHOSO) for the high-value industrial oil market. Continue reading Australian technology for super high oleic safflower oil