Tag: Avantium

From waste CO2 to everyday products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Liquid Light technology

From waste CO2 to everyday products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Liquid Light technology

January 10, 2017 |

We reported this week that Avantium has acquired Liquid Light’s assets and will take the technology forward. Liquid Light developed electrocatalytic technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally abundant carbon dioxide.  The company’s technoloigy propelled it to a #1 ranking in the Hot 40 (emerging companies) a few years back. Liquid Light’s first process […]

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Let’s Get it On: Avantium acquires Liquid Light 

Let’s Get it On: Avantium acquires Liquid Light 

January 10, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium has acquired the assets of Liquid Light Inc, developer of a process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally-abundant carbon dioxide (CO2). The acquisition combines the technologies of both Liquid Light and Avantium to develop a world leading electro-catalysis platform and to commercialize new process technologies using CO2 as feedstock […]

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Toyobo, Avantium partner on PEF polymerization and PEF films

Toyobo, Avantium partner on PEF polymerization and PEF films

September 16, 2016 |

In the Netherdlands, news arrived that Avantium and Toyobo formed a partnership to produce PEF-based thin films, a 100% biobased plastic based on Avantium’s proprietary YXY technology for the production of FDCA. These PEF films are about 10 micrometer in thickness and can be applied for food packaging, in electronics applications such as displays or solar […]

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Avantium raises €20M in a financing round led by PMV 

Avantium raises €20M in a financing round led by PMV 

April 19, 2016 |

At the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego, Avantium revealed the closing of a new financing round of €20 million led by PMV, an independent investment company for Flanders, with investments also by FPIM, a Belgian Federal Holding and Investment Company, and Avantium’s existing shareholders. The funds will be used to commercialize the […]

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BASF and Avantium announce talks towards JV for PEF and FDCA

BASF and Avantium announce talks towards JV for PEF and FDCA

March 15, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, BASF and Avantium announced that they have signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations to establish a joint venture (JV) for the production and marketing of a new polymer, polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), and its main chemical building block furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) using renewable resources. The JV will use the YXY […]

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The renewable plastic bottle goes commercial: BASF and Avantium to establish JV for biobased plastics, chemicals

The renewable plastic bottle goes commercial: BASF and Avantium to establish JV for biobased plastics, chemicals

March 15, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, BASF and Avantium have signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations to establish a joint venture for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), as well as marketing of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), based on this new chemical building block. FDCA is produced from renewable resources. The JV will use […]

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Going to scale: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Avantium

Going to scale: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Avantium

March 15, 2016 |

BASF and Avantium have now signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations to establish a joint venture for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), as well as marketing of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), based on this new chemical building block. FDCA is produced from renewable resources. Here below is the most recent […]

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Avantium reserves capacity in its first FDCA production plant for Mitsui; a new thin film PEF for packaging emerges

Avantium reserves capacity in its first FDCA production plant for Mitsui; a new thin film PEF for packaging emerges

December 10, 2015 |

In Japan, Avantium signed an agreement with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to commercialize 100% biobased chemicals FDCA and PEF in Asia. As part of this agreement, Mitsui has been granted a right to purchase a sizable volume of FDCA from the first commercial FDCA plant to be constructed by Avantium. Avantium and Mitsui have entered […]

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The YXY Kings: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Avantium

The YXY Kings: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Avantium

December 10, 2015 |

Avantium is a technology company specialized in the area of advanced catalytic research. From 2005 onwards, Avantium has developed a proprietary technology to produce Furanics building blocks from plant based sugars, under the name YXY. These Furanics building blocks are the basis of a next-generation plant-based plastics and chemicals.

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100% renewable: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Coca-Cola Plant Bottle

100% renewable: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Coca-Cola Plant Bottle

September 14, 2015 |

Since introducing PlantBottle packaging – the first-ever fully recyclable PET plastic bottle made partially from plants – Coca-Cola has distributed more than 25 billion of the bottles to thirsty consumers in 37 countries. The breakthrough technology also has helped catalyze a movement to redirect the entire polyester fiber and plastic resin industry toward a renewable […]

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