Tag: Coca-Cola

Will the Lemonade Stand Era end in renewable fuels, sooner, later, ever?

Will the Lemonade Stand Era end in renewable fuels, sooner, later, ever?

October 25, 2017 |

A few weeks ago on the Digest’s tiny home island of Key Biscayne, we saw something along our one main boulevard not seen in quite some time: a lemonade stand operated by a trio of young kids. They weren’t selling much. Some time between this first enterprise and their next, these kids’ll learn about getting […]

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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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The Race for the 100% Biobased Plastic Bottle

The Race for the 100% Biobased Plastic Bottle

February 1, 2016 |

In Switzerland, AVA Biochem revealed that it is expanding its product portfolio to include platform chemical FDCA (2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid)— and that’s a pathway to a molecule called PEF that’s a potential bio-based replacement for PET used to make clear plastic bottles for soft drinks. So, it’s big news in a field that’s getting crowded with promising […]

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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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Coca-Cola, Liquid Light sign tech development pact to make key Plant Bottle component from waste CO2 

Coca-Cola, Liquid Light sign tech development pact to make key Plant Bottle component from waste CO2 

July 20, 2015 |

In New Jersey, Liquid Light and Coca Cola have signed a technology development agreement to accelerate the development of mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) from carbon dioxide. Liquid Light‘s technology enables more efficient use of plant material to make MEG, one of the major components used to make The Coca-Cola Company’s plant-based PET plastic bottle, representing up […]

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Virent, Coca-Cola hit key production milestone with the 100% biobased Plant Bottle 

Virent, Coca-Cola hit key production milestone with the 100% biobased Plant Bottle 

June 4, 2015 |

Production goes from pilot to demonstration scale as Coca-Cola “makes it happy,” showcasing its newest Plant Bottles at Expo Milan. News has arrived from Europe that Coca-Cola is displaying 100% bio-based content Plant Bottles produced using paraxylene produced at Virent’s Madison, Wisconsin demonstration plant — the first demonstration scale production of a PET plastic bottle […]

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Coke invests further in scaling Virent’s paraxylene production for PlantBottle

Coke invests further in scaling Virent’s paraxylene production for PlantBottle

September 9, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, Virent’s partnership with Coca Cola is to be extended with an additional investment of an undisclosed amount for Viret to scale up production of the paraxylene chemical which Coca Cola is using in their PlantBottles. The investment will fund purchase and installation of new equipment that is needed to chemically produce and purify […]

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Avantium raises $50M from Coca-Cola, Danone, Swire and more: renewable PEF plastic bottles take the spotlight

Avantium raises $50M from Coca-Cola, Danone, Swire and more: renewable PEF plastic bottles take the spotlight

June 5, 2014 |

Thought that the competition for the 100% all-renewable plastic bottle was a race for commercial paraxylene at scale? Well, hold on a darn minute. Avantium and its PEF molecule aims to steal the inside track to replacing all that fossil-based polyester. In the Netherlands,  Avantium (ranked #15 in the Digest’s 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals) […]

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Sweet 16: the hottest slides on biofuels’ key technologies, regions, policies, from ABLC

Sweet 16: the hottest slides on biofuels’ key technologies, regions, policies, from ABLC

April 24, 2014 |

Experts from Coca-Cola, Avantium, Virent, American Process, DSM, ICM, Imperium, Liquid Light, Maverick Synfuels, Beta Renewables, Algenol, Cool Plant, Clariant — as well as top management at the USDA and US Department of Energy were among the highlight presenters on the second day at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference in Washington, DC. ABLC this […]

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ABLC buzzes about finance, government actions, chemicals, carbon, and technology advances

ABLC buzzes about finance, government actions, chemicals, carbon, and technology advances

April 23, 2014 |

As ABLC completes its second day, companies, agencies, financiers step forward to detail advances toward scale, new programs. In Washington, more than 35 companies came under the microscope as delegates at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference which continues through Wednesday with more than 100 speakers on the agenda, moved from policy considerations to a […]

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