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Renewably sourced chemicals (vegetable-derived, synthesized by microorganisms…) are increasingly finding use in development of building blocks, additives and polymers. Some solutions like natural fillers & fibers have been around long but some technological advances are being investigated to improve final product performance.

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Jan 15, 2020 | Industry News

Researchers Engineer Microbes to Produce Green Chemicals and Plastics

Imperial College London scientists have copied the way organisms produce toxic chemicals without harming themselves, paving the way for greener chemical and fuel production. This new technique could...

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Jan 13, 2020 | Industry News

Avantium Signs Letter of Intent to Build FDCA Flagship Plant in the Netherlands

Avantium has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to locate its new flagship plant at Chemie Park Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The 5-kiloton facility will produce plant-based FDCA...

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Jan 2, 2020 | Industry News

New Improved Plant-based Catalyst for Synthesizing Plastics Raw Materials

Scientists have discovered a new function in a plant enzyme that could have implications for the design of new chemical catalysts. The enzyme catalyzes, or initiates, one of the cornerstone chemical...

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Jan 1, 2020 | Industry News

University of Toronto Alumna Raises USD 4.3 Mn for Bioplastics Start-up Ecopackers

EcoPackers Inc., a social enterprise co-founded by University of Toronto alumna Nuha Siddiqui, has raised $4.3 million in pre-seed and seed financing for its biodegradable bioplastics business...

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Dec 31, 2019 | Industry News

New Biodegradable Soy-based Wrap for Food Packaging

A researcher has invented a biodegradable food wrap made of cellulose and extracted from the waste generated by soybean product manufacturers. F&N, a soy-based drinks producer provides the residue...

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Dec 24, 2019 | Industry News

Avantium Receives Euro 25 Mn Funding for FDCA Plant

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), an EU body, reconfirmed to award the PEFerence consortium, coordinated by Avantium Renewable Polymers, with a €25 million “PEFerence” Horizon...

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Dec 17, 2019 | Industry News

Stora Enso Invests in Pilot Plant to Produce Bio-based Plastic Packaging Material

Stora Enso has announced that it is investing EUR 9 million to build a pilot facility for enabling the production of bio-based plastics as barrier in transparent packaging. The pilot plant will...

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Dec 11, 2019 | Industry News

New Method to Make PHAs with Enhanced Mechanical and Physical Properties

Colorado State University researcher has developed a novel, chemical synthetic pathway for making conventional and new PHAs with enhanced, tunable, mechanical and physical properties...

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Dec 10, 2019 | Industry News

AIMPLAS Joins WaysTUP! Project to Produce Bioplastics from Waste

AIMPLAS has announced that it is participating in the WaysTUP! project, funded by Horizon 2020. The project aims to turn urban biowaste into resources such as food additives, condiments, insect...

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Dec 4, 2019 | Industry News

Researchers Convert Forestry Biomass into High-value Chemicals

A research team, jointly led by Professor Ji Wook Jang, Professor Yong Hwan Kim, and Professor Sang Hoon Joo in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST has unveiled a novel biomass...

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