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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 »

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 »

More retailers implement chemical management initiatives

Pharmacy retailer chain CVS Health announced the removal of parabens, phthalates formaldehyde donors across nearly 600 beauty and personal care products from its store brand CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty, and Blade product lines. The Promise Organic line of store brand products also does not contain any of these ingredients. CVS Pharmacy will stop … 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 »

EPA issues rules on methane capture from landfills

Something to think about for companies developing technologies that uses methane for feedstock in chemical/polymers production. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its new final rule on steps to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills by capturing and controlling landfill gas emissions at levels that are one-third … Continue reading »

Senate introduced Renewable Chems Tax Incentive Law

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced that Senators Stabenow (D-MI), Coons (D-DE) and Franken (D-MN) has introduced S. 2271, the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2015, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide credits for the production of renewable chemicals and investments in renewable chemical production facilities. S. 2271 would … 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 »

French law to strengthen bioplastics market

It was a great BIO World Congress conference last week with so much information and great meetings, that I have to now put most of my notes for the July Tecnon OrbiChem Bio-Materials newsletter. Look out for my blog posts on twitter compilations from the conference (when I get a break writing the newsletter) but … Continue reading »

Report: The business of safer chemistry sees upward growth

Here is an interesting recent report from the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) about “Making the Business & Economic Case for Safer Chemistry.” The report evaluates the potential business and economic value of “safer chemistry” – which can include reducing the use and generation of hazardous substances, … Continue reading »

Europe explores creation of Bio-based products standards

It will be a very busy next three weeks as I finish the March Tecnon OrbiChem Bio-Materials newsletter, attend NPE Plastics Tradeshow in Florida, celebrate my birthday in between travels, and then attend the Plant-Based Summit in France. Wish me luck! Blog posts might be scarce so I’ll put this one out now about Europe … Continue reading »

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