Tag: bio-based

Cosmetics Would Now Get 100% Bio-Based Containers

Cosmetics Would Now Get 100% Bio-Based Containers

October 6, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, the new 100% bio-based cosmetic containers were presented during the 2nd Bio-based Business Event at the Emmtec Industry & Businesspark in Emmen on the 22nd of September, 2016. The containers that were produced from BioPET100 was a product of a partnership between Dutch SME’s and universities in the country The aromatic building […]

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Global Bioenergies teams up with Swedish partners for bio-based gasoline project

Global Bioenergies teams up with Swedish partners for bio-based gasoline project

September 27, 2016 |

In Sweden, GLOBAL BIOENERGIES, PREEM, SEKAB and SVEASKOG announced joined forces to develop a high-performance fuel entirely based on forest resources. The consortium has signed a collaboration agreement to carry out a conceptual scope study for a first plant in Sweden. This work will be carried out as part of the “Bio-Based Gasoline Project” with support […]

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Bio-based materials and chemicals could see $1 billion in investments in 2014

Bio-based materials and chemicals could see $1 billion in investments in 2014

October 23, 2014 |

In Massachusetts, bio-based materials and chemicals industry is poised to attract nearly $1 billion in investment this year, led notably by later-stage funding rounds, according to Lux Research. The estimated $974 million investment represents a 28 percent increase from 2013, suggesting companies that endured the waves of economic disruption have gained maturity and regained investors’ […]

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The Bio-Based Revolution

The Bio-Based Revolution

June 12, 2012 |

10,000 ways to replace a barrel of imported oil? BioBased Digest launches today, to help sort out the news and products in this fast-growing sector. Also introducing BioBase, which will launch in conjunction with Advanced Biofuels Markets this October in San Francisco. When the USDA announced recently that there are 3,700 bio-based products now approved […]

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Japan researchers produce bio-based artificial bones

Japan researchers produce bio-based artificial bones

June 11, 2012 |

In Japan, Tokyo Tech’s Toshiyuki Ikoma and Junzo Tanaka have developed technology for producing artificial bones from fish scales and apatite. The new process forms new bone tissue with a much higher density and are thereby very strong and when implanted into bone defects transform into bone tissue much faster than those using porcine dermis […]

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Bio-based bandages may take the sting out of removing them

Bio-based bandages may take the sting out of removing them

May 11, 2012 |

In Pennsylvania, Penn State food scientists report that a process that spins starch into fine strands could take the sting out of removing bandages, as well as produce less expensive and more environmentally-friendly toilet paper, napkins and other products. Lingyan Kong, graduate student, used a solvent to dissolve the starch into a fluid that can […]

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“Grow it Here, Make it Here”: first look at landmark bio-based products bill

“Grow it Here, Make it Here”: first look at landmark bio-based products bill

March 5, 2012 |

In Washington, Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan is expected to present her “Grow it Here, Make it Here” bill today to support the development of bio-based renewable chemicals. The Digest offers a first-look exclusive at the proposed bill, here. The Stabenow Act would amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to promote […]

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The Bio-Based economy: A Renewed and Renewable Vision for 2012

The Bio-Based economy: A Renewed and Renewable Vision for 2012

January 6, 2012 |

Goodbye to Dad’s old ethanol plant – Hello to the Bioeconomy and the new biorefinery, says BIO’s Brent Erickson, as 2012 gets underway. By Brent Erickson Executive Vice-President, BIO, Industrial and Environmental Section Ethanol plants are nice, but let’s face it: they represent simple technology that is just the tip of what could be a […]

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BioSolar wins key UL approval for bio-based solar PV materials

BioSolar wins key UL approval for bio-based solar PV materials

October 28, 2011 |

In California, BioSolar, developer of a technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar modules, today reported that the company received the long awaited provisional Relative Thermal Index recognition from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for its BioBacksheet. RTI is the temperature below which a material will not be […]

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Owens Corning's EcoTouch Insulation certified as bio-based product

Owens Corning's EcoTouch Insulation certified as bio-based product

October 11, 2011 |

In Ohio, Owens Corning announced that its EcoTouch Insulation is the first fiberglass insulation to be certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a biobased product. The certification is part of a new USDA Biobased labeling initiative to identify products with ingredients made from renewable plant materials.

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