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SC Johnson to Acquire Method and Ecover

I just saw this news about SC Johnson agreeing to purchase Method and Ecover for an undisclosed amount. This is an interesting news since Method and Ecover (I believe) are the two largest manufacturers of several bio-based cleaning and home care products. Belgium-based Ecover bought US-based Method in 2012.   SC Johnson Signs Agreement to … Continue reading »

NatureWorks launches Performance Chemicals Division

While NatureWorks has already been working on this new business model of launching lactides-based performance chemicals a year back, the company finally made it official with a new division and product line called Vercet™, which aims to supply lactides, polyols, binder resins and chemical intermediates to companies that manufacture innovative coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers … Continue reading »

BioAmber launches pharma-grade succinic acid

Remember the effects of dripping water into stones? That’s probably what’s happening with bio-succinic acid as it slowly chips away potential markets despite the slowdown in blockbuster applications such as PBS and 1,4 BDO. BioAmber announced today the launch of its BIO-SA™ pharmaceutical grade material that provides a USP/NF and FCC Grade of bio-succinic acid … Continue reading »

Sodium glucarate now listed under REACH

Rivertop Renewables’ sodium glucarate has achieved registration under the European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, which opens the door for the commercial deployment of products derived from sodium glucarate in markets across Europe, including Waterline® CI and Headwaters® corrosion inhibitor and Rivertop’s Riose® detergent builder. According to Rivertop … 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 »

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 »

Farnesene ingredients to be produced in China

I really commend Amyris’s impressive PR machine as I keep getting constant updates from the company every month. This one is interesting as the company announced today an agreement with Phyto Tech Corp (doing business as Blue California) where its affiliates will provide access to its fermentation manufacturing in China and provide the necessary capital … Continue reading »

Got QMilch? An interview from Bio-Based World News

This is the first time I’ve heard of this Germany-based start-up company called QMilch and Bio-Based World News was kind enough to share their interview (by Emily Dowd) with the blog. The company is using waste milk to create textile fibers. QMilch CEO and Founder, Anke Domaske will be speaking at Bio-Based Live conference, which … Continue reading »

PepsiCo, Danimer in PHA collaboration

After a long media hiatus on biopolymer announcements, it seems PepsiCo is ready to come out and once again take the biopolymer challenge.  The company generated a lot of good/bad/funny publicity in 2009 when its subsidiary, Frito Lay, launched its new Sun Chips compostable packaged bag, which turned out to cause louder noise than the original … Continue reading »

ADM enters glucaric acid production

Johnson Matthey and Rennovia announced today that they have signed a license agreement with Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) to provide catalyst and process technology for catalytic production of bio-based glucaric acid. The licensed process, jointly developed between Johnson Matthey and Rennovia, combines the efficiency and selectivity of heterogeneous catalytic process technology with the use of … Continue reading »

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