Tag: biobased

Covestro covers it all – From $1.7B investment in MDI and first thermoplastic polyurethane based on CO2 technology to biobased aniline…

Covestro covers it all – From $1.7B investment in MDI and first thermoplastic polyurethane based on CO2 technology to biobased aniline…

October 13, 2018 |

Covestro, which you may know as the former Bayer MaterialsScience (part of Bayer Group’s chemicals and plastics unit) prior to 2015, is leading several innovations in the biobased sector with a flurry of announcements over the past week that is sure to impact the bioeconomy. Not only are they financially successful, achieving the best financial […]

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Anellotech process cuts GHGs by 70% for biobased BTX

Anellotech process cuts GHGs by 70% for biobased BTX

October 11, 2018 |

In New York, Anellotech’s Bio-TCatTM process, which produces bio-based aromatics from pine wood, has a CO2 emission reduction potential of 70% or more when compared to petroleum-derived equivalents. Jacobs’ analysis confirms that Bio-TCatTM is ideal for chemical producers and brand owners looking to meet sustainability goals for producing renewable polymers for consumer products or biofuels […]

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From food waste to biobased

From food waste to biobased

August 11, 2018 |

“Eat everything on your plate.” “You can’t leave the table until that plate is clean.” “You know, there are starving kids that would love to have that food on your plate.” Maybe you grew up hearing that many times. Maybe you snuck some of those yucky veggies to your dog. Maybe you even remember the […]

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The 10 green chemicals driving a disruptive new biobased industry

The 10 green chemicals driving a disruptive new biobased industry

July 9, 2018 |

A Petro Brexit (a/k/a, British companies exiting petroleum for the sustainable bioeconomy) : New report highlights how to ensure Britain becomes a world leader in bio-based chemicals In the UK, a recent report identifies 10 specific bio-based chemicals, in order to boost industrial growth, jobs, trade and investment in the UK. The report comes from  LBNet, […]

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Stora Enso launches Lineo to provide biobased alternatives for fossil-based materials

Stora Enso launches Lineo to provide biobased alternatives for fossil-based materials

February 20, 2018 |

In Finland, the launch of Lineo by Stora Enso is an important step in the way towards replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. Lineo is available to companies seeking more sustainable, biobased alternatives. Lignin is a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials which are used in resins for plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), laminated veneer lumber […]

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“Bio-based Materials of the Year 2017” Announced

“Bio-based Materials of the Year 2017” Announced

May 21, 2017 |

In Germany, The Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2017” was awarded to packaging materials based on agriculturalBIO-LUTIONS (DE), new generation paper bags from Paptic (FI) and the first biotech raspberry fragrance from Phytowelt (DE). The competition focused on new developments in the bio-based economy, which have had (or will have) a market launch […]

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Biobased Plastics: What’s New, Who’s Top Cat? The Digests 2017 Multi-Slide Guide

Biobased Plastics: What’s New, Who’s Top Cat? The Digests 2017 Multi-Slide Guide

April 13, 2017 |

Recently, Nexant principal Ron Cascone joined us for a March Madness webinar on the horizons for Biobased Plastics. Here below are his illuminating slides presented on the day.

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SYNLawn producing biobased PE synthetic turf

SYNLawn producing biobased PE synthetic turf

February 28, 2017 |

In Georgia, SYNLawn is paving the way for the future by introducing a new biobased and environmentally renewable polyethylene (PE) product made from Brazilian sugar cane that is sustainably grown under some of the strictest environmental, social, and industrial practices in the world. SYNRenew® synthetic turf combines soy-based polyurethane BioCel™ and EnviroLoc™ backing technology with […]

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The Biobased Economy: Measuring Growth and Impacts

The Biobased Economy: Measuring Growth and Impacts

February 28, 2017 |

By Brent Erickson, executive vice president, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Special to The Digest BIO continues to be the champion of federal and state policies that help build the biobased economy. Biobased production encompasses a value chain from agriculture, through industrial biotechnology, to the manufacture of consumer goods. Biobased manufacturing generates measurable economic benefits, including new […]

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University of Minnesota researchers develop bio-based tires

University of Minnesota researchers develop bio-based tires

February 15, 2017 |

In Minnesota, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has invented a new technology to produce automobile tires from trees and grasses in a process that could shift the tire production industry toward using renewable resources found right in our backyards. The car tires produced from biomass that includes trees and grasses […]

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