Tag: biobased

InSciTe welcomes new project proposals

InSciTe welcomes new project proposals

July 28, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, InSciTe is now open for new biobased and biomedical project proposals, for both new ideas as well as building on existing projects. Submission deadline is August 15th 2019 and the decision on the outcome will be September 11th 2019. Proposed projects should start no later than 1-1-2020 and run for a period […]

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AFYREN further strengthens leadership teams

AFYREN further strengthens leadership teams

May 5, 2019 |

In France, AFYREN, which produces high-value bio-based building blocks with fermentation technologies, is further strengthening its leadership teams through three strategic appointments. After securing €60m of financing to create its industrial subsidiary AFYREN NEOXY (joint-venture with the SPI industrial projects fund operated by Bpifrance), AFYREN has appointed Jean Saint-Donat, Maxime Cordonnier and Fabrice Orecchioni. AFYREN […]

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Biobased Maine’s Executive Director moves to Department of Economic and Community Development

Biobased Maine’s Executive Director moves to Department of Economic and Community Development

April 28, 2019 |

In Maine, Biobased Maine, a membership organization whose mission is to achieve a sustainable biobased manufacturing industry in the state of Maine, said their Executive Director, Charlotte Mace, has been appointed to direct the Office of Business Development for the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development. She will move on from her role with […]

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New pilot plant set up at the InSciTe biobased facility

New pilot plant set up at the InSciTe biobased facility

April 7, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, the Chemelot Institute for Science & Technology (InSciTe) will complete setting up a new pilot plant in the spring of 2019. This facility will be used to convert biological residual flows and waste into high-quality products. For InSciTe this represents the next step in the valorisation of promising sustainable innovations. The first […]

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Both biobased and biodegradable plastics needed for a circular economy says FKuR

Both biobased and biodegradable plastics needed for a circular economy says FKuR

March 17, 2019 |

In Germany, FKuR released a statement saying both biobased plastics and biodegradable plastics product groups have a great potential to meet the demands of the current EU directives in addressing the ecological issues of plastic. FKuR emphasizes the excellent suitability of biobased thermoplastics for conventional material recycling, while it sees biodegradable plastics as an efficient […]

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AFYREN and Bpifrance create new organic acids biomolecule production company

AFYREN and Bpifrance create new organic acids biomolecule production company

March 17, 2019 |

In France, AFYREN, a producer of bio-based building blocks with natural fermentation technologies, and Bpifrance, through its SPI industrial projects fund, finalized the agreements for the creation of their joint subsidiary AFYREN NEOXY. This company, backed by nearly 50 million euros of capital, will house the first industrial unit based on the biomolecule production technology […]

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Cathay Industrial Biotech invests $500M to expand biobased materials production

Cathay Industrial Biotech invests $500M to expand biobased materials production

December 15, 2018 |

In China, Cathay Industrial Biotech takes a decisive step to expand its output of bio-based pentamethylene diamine and long-chain diacids with a $500 million investment. This will double Cathay’s production capacity of the respective products at the Wusu site and meet the expanding market demand. Cathay will apply its latest proprietary technologies. Cathay has successfully […]

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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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