Conference

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VIDEOS Galore: NatureWorks, Eastman, Cellulac

I think I mentioned in the past that I love posting videos on the blog (since I don’t have to write as much!). Here are some interesting videos that recently came my way. Grab a popcorn and enjoy! Bill Coggio, Applications & Technology Development Manager – NatureWorks, presented on the performance properties Vercet lactides offer … 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 »

Nike launches Flyleather sneakers

I’ve mentioned Modern Meadow’s biofabricated leather and the sustainability benefits of this technology in my last post. However, Nike also recently launched its new Flyleather material, which has been incorporated in its Tennis Classic footwear style now available online and as well as in several limited edition footwear styles. Nike’s Flyleather material is made with … Continue reading »

Covestro develops bio-based aniline

I’ve written a more comprehensive analysis of Covestro’s development of bio-based aniline at Tecnon OrbiChem’s September Biomaterials issue. According to Covestro, about 5m tons/year of petro-based aniline is produced worldwide and the company is a leading producer with a capacity of about 1m tons/year, for use largely as a precursor for rigid polyurethane foam.  Covestro … Continue reading »

17 Reasons to Attend #BIOWC17

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of a seminal EPA study, Bioengineering for Pollution Prevention, which examined industrial biotechnology’s potential for sustainable production of biofuels, renewable chemicals and materials. BIO’s new analysis on a white paper launched ahead of the  BIO World Congress examines the ways the biotech industry has achieved the potential over the past … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Arkema celebrates 70 years of Rilsan PA11

Hello blog readers. It is unbelievable that the second half of the year is almost upon us and 2017 actually marks the 10-year anniversary of the Green Chemicals Blog (late September 2017 to be exact). It has certainly been through some ups and downs riding in the wave of the renewable chemicals market and my … Continue reading »

Anellotech starts Bio-BTX pilot production tests

Bio-aromatics technology developer, Anellotech, along with its engineering partner, IFPEN/Axens, announced late last month that it has completed a successful continuous performance test of the TCat-8 pilot plant as part of unit commissioning in Silsbee, Texas. The test involved continuous injection of MinFree(tm) woody biomass feedstock and production of BTX and other chemical by-products. The … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Croda prepares for bio-EO surfactants production

I’m so bummed that I was unable to attend the World Surfactants conference, which was recently held in New Jersey, but hopefully I’ll be able to get some presentation materials to peruse through. In the meantime, here’s a nice video from Croda released last month as it celebrated its $170 million ECO Project, which included … Continue reading »

Global Bioenergies inaugurates bio-isobutene demo plant

Global Bioenergies, a publicly-listed renewable chemical company at Euronext stock exchange, inaugurated this month its new bio-isobutene demonstration plant in Leuna (Germany). As far as I know, Global Bioenergies is the only company currently producing sugar-based isobutene, a chemical building block that can be converted into fuel, plastics, organic glass, elastomers, etc. Gevo was once … Continue reading »

Spreading BIO news at APIC 2017

Hello from Sapporo, Japan, as I cover and gave a presentation (along with my Tecnon OrbiChem colleagues) at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) being held this week. Covering bio-related matters for most of my career, I am still navigating the petrochemical industry and most of the time, it is difficult to get meetings and … Continue reading »

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