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OPINION: The Pros and Cons of Green Alternatives in Chemical Manufacturing

Guest Post from Boropharm, Inc. The chemical manufacturing industry touches every aspect of modern life. From apples to Zoloft, there is virtually nothing that doesn’t require chemicals to produce. In the 1990s, amidst growing awareness of the hazardous impacts of the chemical industry, the green chemistry revolution was launched by American chemists Paul T. Anastas … 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 »

OPINION: Trump Presidency: What is the future of US bioeconomy?

After last night’s election results, I actually just wanted to curl up in a ball on a corner (at least for a day). The question now is whether the new Republican-led Congress and Trump’s presidency could change the course of direction towards the build-up of US Bioeconomy that various federal agencies have slowly been building … Continue reading »

What Renewable Chemistry Can Learn from the Karate Kid

What Renewable Chemistry Can Learn From the Karate Kid By Mike Knauf, CEO, Rivertop Renewables The era of renewable chemistry is here: consumers have demanded it, manufacturers have embraced it and Congress is updating regulations to reflect the influx of new chemicals. That said, bio-based chemical companies still must deliver products that compete on price … Continue reading »

From Upstream to Downstream, the importance of the Value Chain

Plant Based Summit shows optimism surrounding the commercialisation of renewable chemicals In the midst of a $50-per-barrel crude oil price environment, companies who participated in the Plant Based Summit held in Lille, France, in April, showed optimism that there will be an increase in the development of green chemistry and in the commercialisation of renewable … Continue reading »

Sustainable practices – a progression and the new ways in which industries can be kinder to the environment

Scientists are increasingly finding new ways to approach certain practices that will be kinder to the environment. With the manufacturing, chemical and science industries coming under intense scrutiny, and receiving negative press, cautiousness abounds when it comes to certain materials and processes damaging the planet. However, innovative practices are becoming increasingly common and advancements are … 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 »

2014: Renewable chemicals review

The green blogger is, unfortunately suffering from the flu, but I have been working on this for the past few days and wanted to post this before the year ends. All in all, it has been a hectic but personally a productive year for the green blogger although this has somewhat impacted the number of … Continue reading »

What are the real costs of biofuels?

Hi folks. Sorry for the sparse blog posts as I’ve been traveling these past few days, one for possible employment position, and today, I am currently at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for tomorrow’s Plant Bio-Industrial Oils Workshop. I will be doing a live blog for this event so this should be exciting as it’s been a while … Continue reading »

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