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Map of European Biorefineries

Cologne-based nova-Institute conducted a comprehensive survey of all European biorefineries in summer 2017. The project was done on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). For this purpose, a large number of sources were evaluated and an online survey was carried out, during which biorefineries could register themselves. Eventually, 224 biorefineries were identified and mapped … Continue reading »

European biocomposites reached 410 kt in 2017

Here’s a press release from Nova Institute on European Biocomposites. The biocomposite production in Europe is estimated by nova experts to amount to 410,000 tonnes in 2017. Over 30 compound companies produce and trade 80,000 tonnes of granulate with wood and natural fibres in Europe. In addition to the common petrochemical plastics PE, PP, TPE … Continue reading »

Biofuture Platform launched

Ministers and high-level representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Paraguay, Philippines, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Uruguay gathered together on November 16, 2017, in Bonn, Germany, and have decided to join efforts in a new government-led, multi-stakeholder Biofuture Platform designed to promote international coordination on advanced … Continue reading »

Braskem, Topsoe to build a demo bio-MEG plant

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate here in the USA! I still have more ‘catching up’ posts and this one has already been announced back in July during the BIO World Congress but I guess the press statement (delivered by our friends from Sustainability Consult) just made it official. Braskem has signed a partnership with … Continue reading »

Genomatica releases 4th Renewable Chemicals Survey

Genomatica just finished its survey of the mainstream chemical industry, in partnership with ICIS Chemical Business. One of the key themes in the survey, according to the company, is that there is still big optimism for renewables where 71% of the people surveyed believe that renewable chemicals will be in common use within five years. … Continue reading »

Oxodegradable ban initiatives

Dear readers, My apologies for a very long hiatus in blogging. Unfortunately my struggle with health issues still continues and everybody tells me health comes first. However, it is hard to stay away from blogging. Here’s a report that I received late last month regarding oxodegradable plastics. A recently released statement from members of the … Continue reading »

AkzoNobel, Fibria pulp partnership

AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business has completed the expansion of a Chemical Island in Brazil to support a major project for Brazilian forestry company Fibria. The world’s leading producer of eucalyptus pulp from planted forests, Fibria has invested $2.2 billion to more than double pulp capacity at its mill in Três Lagoas to 3.25 million tons … Continue reading »

Emery Oleo bags USDA bio-based Herbicide certification

Emery Oleochemicals announced recently that its EMERION™ Herbicide products, EMERION™ 7000 Concentrate, EMERION™ 7030 Concentrate and EMERION™ 7020 Concentrate, have each been certified by the USDA as being a 100% biobased product; thus earning the right to display a unique label that highlights its percentage of biobased content. In addition, the EMERION™ 7020 and 7030 Concentrate … Continue reading »

BIO News: Renewable Chemicals Act of 2017

Just got this news from BIO… BIO Applauds Senate Introduction of Renewable Chemicals Tax Credit Washington, D.C. (Oct. 19, 2017) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today thanked Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and co-sponsors Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Al Franken (D-MN) for introducing the Renewable Chemicals Act of … Continue reading »

Bio-on, Kering Eyewear partners on PHA materials

Italy-based developer (and soon to be producer) of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) plastics recently announced its partnership with Kering Eyewear, part of the Kering Group, a global luxury group that develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches.  Some of Kering Eyewear’s portfolio of brands include Gucci, Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, … Continue reading »

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