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Evonik and Siemens to use green electricity to produce chemicals from CO2

Evonik and Siemens to use green electricity to produce chemicals from CO2

January 22, 2018 |

In Germany, Evonik and Siemens are planning to use electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals. The two companies are working on electrolysis and fermentation processes in a joint research project called Rheticus. The project was launched Jan. 18 and is due to run for two years. The […]

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Evonik announces 4% price increase for biodiesel catalyst

Evonik announces 4% price increase for biodiesel catalyst

October 30, 2017 |

In Germany, Evonik Performance Materials GmbH announced a global price increase for its Potassium Methylate solution alkoxide, a key catalyst for biodiesel productioneffective from November 1, 2017. All existing contracts will be honored. Prices will be increased as follows: Potassium Methylate 32% Solution in Methanol (KM32) up to 4% The increase is unavoidable and necessary to offset […]

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Evonik in the Advanced Bioeconomy

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Evonik in the Advanced Bioeconomy

September 6, 2016 |

This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy. In this slide deck, we looked at Evonik and its direct investments, partnerships and alliances with companies both heralded and unknown.  

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Evonik boosts production capacity at sodium methylate plant to support biodiesel industry

Evonik boosts production capacity at sodium methylate plant to support biodiesel industry

August 3, 2016 |

In Alabama, Evonik Corp. has recently completed a significant capacity expansion at its sodium methylate plant in Mobile, Alabama. The company has increased capacity from 60,000 to 72,000 metric tons per year through operational excellence, as well as infrastructure investments. Although sodium methylate is used in various applications including pharmaceuticals, polymers and agrochemicals synthesis, it […]

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Evonik commissions new Biolys® factory in Brazil

Evonik commissions new Biolys® factory in Brazil

July 20, 2016 |

In Brazil, Evonik has commissioned a new plant for the biotechnological production of Biolys® in the Brazilian town of Castro in the state of Paraná. It will have annual production capacity of around 80,000 metric tons. Biolys® is an efficient source of the amino acid L-lysine and is used as a feed additive in modern […]

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Evonik gives JeNaCell a big push in nanocellulose

Evonik gives JeNaCell a big push in nanocellulose

March 2, 2016 |

From Germany comes the news that JeNaCell will launch its new nanocellulose-based therapeutic product later this month. The products aim at medical cosmetology, laser treatments, and skin sensitivities or to supplement aesthetic procedures such as exfoliation. As documented by current studies, they have a long-lasting moisturizing, cooling, and soothing effect on the skin and support […]

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Evonik and LanzaTech sign 3-year development deal for biobased plastics

Evonik and LanzaTech sign 3-year development deal for biobased plastics

December 9, 2013 |

Synthetic biology to enable the production of bioprocessed precursors for specialty plastics made of synthesis gas. In Germany, Evonik Industries and LanzaTech have signed a three year research cooperation agreement which will see Evonik combining its existing biotechnology platforms with LanzaTech’s synthetic biology and gas fermentation expertise for the development of a route to bioprocessedn […]

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Evonik appoints FKuR as distribution partner for its VESTAMID Terra product line

Evonik appoints FKuR as distribution partner for its VESTAMID Terra product line

December 3, 2013 |

In Germany, FKuR Kunststoff and Evonik Industries announced their distribution agreement for VESTAMID. Effective immediately, FKuR will market, sell and distribute Evonik’s full line of biobased polyamide VESTAMID Terra products worldwide. These polymers are partially or entirely based on renewable feedstock. The raw materials are the castor bean and its oil derivatives, which are synthesized […]

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Evonik launches renewable polyglyceryl based emulsifier TEGO Care PBS 6

Evonik launches renewable polyglyceryl based emulsifier TEGO Care PBS 6

September 24, 2013 |

In Germany, Evonik has developed a new eco-friendly emulsifier for formulation of modern sun care products, TEGO CARE PBS 6, a novel, unique and eco-friendly polyglyceryl based emulsifier. The emulsifier is fully based on renewable sources, and is NATRUE as well as ECOCERT approved natural. TEGO is sustainable, and is capable of the emulsification stability […]

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Evonik is operating a pilot plant for bio-based ω-amino lauric acid

Evonik is operating a pilot plant for bio-based ω-amino lauric acid

August 6, 2013 |

In Germany, Evonoik reports it began operating a pilot plant for ω-amino lauric acid in Slovenska Lupca, Slovakia, starting in early 2013. The biobased ω-amino-lauric acid is an alternative to petroleum-based laurin lactam, replacing the monomer LL in the manufacture of sustainable high-performance plastics and yields an identical compound polyamide 12. Development of the process […]

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