Tag: NatureWorks

4 Minutes with…Marc Verbruggen, CEO, NatureWorks

4 Minutes with…Marc Verbruggen, CEO, NatureWorks

August 25, 2014 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. NatureWorks manufactures Ingeo, a bio-plastic (PLA) made from plants, in a large plant in Nebraska.  We sell Ingeo worldwide in a large variety of applications based on the 3P-value principle: Performance + Price competitive + Preference (carbon reduction or safety/health concerns). Tell us […]

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Calysta produces lactic acid in NatureWorks partnership ahead of schedule

Calysta produces lactic acid in NatureWorks partnership ahead of schedule

June 17, 2014 |

The Digest has heard from California that Calysta has successfully produced lactic acid – a key building block for industrial bioplastics – from methane at lab scale for NatureWorks. NatureWorks is one of the world’s largest makers of bioplastics – used worldwide for industrial and consumer products. Calysta uses natural gas as a feedstock to create […]

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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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NatureWorks: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

NatureWorks: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

April 2, 2014 |

NatureWorks LLC is the first company to offer a family of commercially available, low-carbon-footprint Ingeo lactides and biopolymers derived from 100 percent annually renewable resources with performance and economics that compete with oil-based intermediates, plastics, and fibers, and provide brand owners new cradle-to-cradle options after the use of their products. NatureWorks is jointly owned by […]

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NatureWorks and 3DOM collaborate to bring Ingeo PLA filament to the 3D printing market

NatureWorks and 3DOM collaborate to bring Ingeo PLA filament to the 3D printing market

December 13, 2013 |

In Minnesota and Ireland, NatureWorks and 3Dom Filament Limited, a new technology startup with extensive Ingeo PLA technical experience, are supporting the rapidly growing 3D printing industry by combining the latest NatureWorks’ Ingeo PLA resins with 3Dom’s state-of-the-art filament manufacturing processes. Ireland based 3DOM Filament Limited is an independent company newly formed to supply Ingeo […]

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From the Salad Days of Sugar to the Golden Days of Gas

From the Salad Days of Sugar to the Golden Days of Gas

December 11, 2013 |

Traveling through the seasons with Calysta Energy chairman and CEO Alan Shaw, from the summer of IPOs with Codexis — and now back into springtime, courtesy of a technology that plays cheap natural gas. For eight o’clock in the morning on the last day of a long BIO Pac Rim conference, Alan Shaw was looking […]

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NatureWorks introduces Ingeo M700, a meso-lactide stereoisomer

NatureWorks introduces Ingeo M700, a meso-lactide stereoisomer

October 29, 2013 |

In Minnesota, NatureWorks announced the world scale availability of its new Ingeo M700, a high-purity, polymer-grade lactide rich in meso-lactide. Ingeo M700 has been designed to package and deliver performance and functionality all in one unique molecule. This is different than previous industry approaches, which have attempted to deliver the functionality requested by the market […]

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NatureWorks taps Jacobs for next biobased chemicals plant

NatureWorks taps Jacobs for next biobased chemicals plant

September 29, 2013 |

In Minnesota, NatureWorks announced that Jacobs has been awarded the engineering design contract for the company’s next world-scale Ingeo production plant in Southeast Asia. “Jacobs’ front-end engineering design work will include major equipment design and is the next stage of what is a multi-year project that will move into detailed engineering design, procurement, construction, and […]

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NatureWorks names D&L Industries subsidiaries as Philippines distributors and compounders

NatureWorks names D&L Industries subsidiaries as Philippines distributors and compounders

July 4, 2013 |

In Minnesota, NatureWorks has named D&L Industries subsidiaries, First in Colours, and D&L Polymers and Colours, as NatureWorks distribution and compounding partners, respectively, in the rapidly growing Philippine market. FIC will bring Ingeo to its broad customer base of thermoformers, film extruders, and injection molders. To achieve specific properties, DLPC for its part, will perform […]

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Transform methane into low-cost plastics, chemicals, fuels? Yep, there’s an app for that too.

Transform methane into low-cost plastics, chemicals, fuels? Yep, there’s an app for that too.

June 19, 2013 |

Two of the pioneers of the biobased economy – former Codexis CEO Alan Shaw and NatureWorks — strike a landmark deal based on methane – most affordably sourced from natural gas. Renegades? Revolutionaries? Practical business in commodity-driven industries? The Digest takes you inside the deal — and the technology. In Canada, Calysta Energy and NatureWorks […]

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