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Tecnon OrbiChem coverage of Bioplastics/SusPolyUrethane conferences

Tecnon OrbiChem experts have attended the two recent biopolymers conferences last month, SusPolyUrethane and the Bioplastics Business Breakfast at K2016. Below are summary of their coverage, which you can find full access at orbichem.com. Greener polyurethanes – what’s next? The growing interest in sustainable raw materials and recyclables was evident amongst the attendees of the recent … Continue reading »

New BIO Report: Renewable Chemical Commercialization

Industry trade organization, BIO, has released a new report featuring snapshots of the renewable chemical industry, with profiles of companies that are commercializing new bio-based chemicals/materials including production capacity. The report is intended to illustrate the potential of this industry, which according to McKinsey & Co. in the report, is estimated to make up 11% … Continue reading »

Methanotrophs technology on the rise

Somebody asked me who are the companies developing the use of methanotrophs (bugs that can convert methane to fuels/chemicals). It has been interesting to see more and more companies on this space and last year September at the INFOCAST bio-based summit in San Diego, Calysta announced the formation of Methanotroph.org, a research community and a … Continue reading »

Amyris launches Pathways Program

Yes, it has been awhile since I last blogged but no apologies here as I had a good time off visiting my hometown in the Philippines the past two weeks (despite working on my newsletter while there as well). It’s now back to the grinders for me and here’s an interesting news from Amyris about its … Continue reading »

2015: Renewable Chemicals Review

Hello. It’s me. 😉 Sorry for the long blog hiatus but I am currently in the second leg of my three continent-travel this month. I just came back today from London; flying to San Diego tomorrow, and Philippines the next Monday. Wish me luck! So let’s get on to this review. 2015 is a turning point for many renewable chemicals … Continue reading »

Twitter Live: INFOCAST Sustainable Chemicals Summit

Held in San Diego, California, the INFOCAST Sustainable Chemicals & Plastics Adoption & Applications Summit brought together consumer brand, OEM, retail decision makers, venture capitalists, financiers, corporate strategics, chemical majors, specialty, bio-based and sustainable chemical companies to provide a detailed overview of the challenges they face in ramping up the adoption of sustainable chemicals and … Continue reading »

Updates on Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass

The July Bio-materials newsletter and other deadlines that I have for Tecnon OrbiChem is done, so now I can get back to blogging. I do hope readers were able to see some of the compiled tweets that I posted from the recently-held BIO World Congress in Montreal. This Monday, I will be tweeting a bit on Jefferies’ Industrial … Continue reading »

Twitter Live: BIO World Congress Day 3

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is considered the world’s largest international industrial biotech event with this year’s more than 1,200 attendees representing 725 companies from 50 different countries. Here are some snippets tweeted from the event.

Twitter Live: BIO World Congress Day 2

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is considered the world’s largest international industrial biotech event with this year’s more than 1,200 attendees representing 725 companies from 50 different countries. Here are some snippets tweeted from the event.

BIO announcements galore

Attending BIO World Congress is, as usual, a whirlwind of meetings and presentations galore. There were several big announcements that came out yesterday and here are some of them. For more news at BIO, follow #BIOWC15 on twitter. Cargill and Genomatica Partnership –  the companies announced their collaboration to accelerate production of renewable chemicals for … Continue reading »

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