Tag: biobased

“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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Report says global biobased PET market may hit $13.1 billion by 2023

Report says global biobased PET market may hit $13.1 billion by 2023

January 10, 2017 |

In Delaware, GM Insights says global biobased PET market size may generate $13.1 billion by 2023. Increasing importance of sustainable packaging, especially in China and India, may positively influence bio based polyethylene market size growth. Coca-Cola, H.J. Heinz, Nike, Procter & Gamble and Ford Motor have collaborated Plant PET Technology Collaborative (PTC) for 100% bio […]

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US Biobased Industry hits $393B in revenue, 4.22M jobs

US Biobased Industry hits $393B in revenue, 4.22M jobs

October 4, 2016 |

In Washington, the USDA reports that the total contribution of the biobased products industry to the U.S. economy in 2014 was $393 billion in value added and 4.223 million jobs. Every 1,000 jobs in the biobased industry supported 1,760 additional jobs in other parts of the economy. The 1.528 million jobs directly supported by the […]

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Report says global biobased PET market size may reach $13.1 billion by 2023

Report says global biobased PET market size may reach $13.1 billion by 2023

September 20, 2016 |

In Delaware, a new report from Global Market Insights Bio based Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Market size was 496.0 kilo tons in 2015, as per the latest research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Growing concerns towards GHG emissions coupled with bioplastics emergence as an alternative in packaging and automotive industry may stimulate global bio based PET […]

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Petroleum Today, Bio Tomorrow, BIOFOREVER 

Petroleum Today, Bio Tomorrow, BIOFOREVER 

September 1, 2016 |

In Belgium, the BIOFOREVER  consortium of 14 European companies emerged from stealth with the news that they have started their demonstration project for the conversion of woody biomass to value adding chemical building blocks. BIOFOREVER intends to demonstrate the feasibility of various new value chains from lignocellulosic feedstocks to chemical building blocks like butanol, ethanol, […]

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Biobased manufacturers to display at United Soybean Board’s Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue in DC

Biobased manufacturers to display at United Soybean Board’s Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue in DC

July 10, 2016 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and “an array of biobased stakeholders” will be on hand for display of biobased products at the United Soybean Board’s Biobased Stakeholder’s Dialogue, held at USDA headquarters. The Dialogue features speakers from across the federal government who are sharing their success stories using products from USDA’s BioPreferred Program. According […]

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