Tag: Novamont

Plastics proliferation transitioning to bioplastics boost

Plastics proliferation transitioning to bioplastics boost

August 5, 2018 |

IHS Markit published a plastics report saying that the market value for biodegradable polymers exceeds $1 billion and will rise sharply by 2023 thanks to increased plastic regulations and bans in Western Europe. But it’s not just Europe that we are seeing bans on plastic. Multinational companies like Kraft, Starbucks, McDonalds, Marriott, Disney and more […]

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Genomatica bio-BDO process reaches 10K tons as Novamont says “A-OK” on new plant

Genomatica bio-BDO process reaches 10K tons as Novamont says “A-OK” on new plant

June 28, 2017 |

In Italy, Novamont confirmed that its Bottrighe plant meets performance parameters including overall process performance and production volume to date for bio-based 1,4-butanediol (BDO). The plant is designed to use Genomatica’s licensed process technology to produce BDO from renewable feedstocks. Following startup in late 2016 the plant operations have been notably smooth. Genomatica also confirmed […]

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The new Bio-BDO era: Novamont opens first commercial-scale facility for bio-based BDO

The new Bio-BDO era: Novamont opens first commercial-scale facility for bio-based BDO

September 29, 2016 |

From Italy word has arrived that Novamont have opened the world’s first commercial-scale facility for the bio-based production of bio-based 1,4-butanediol, in Bottrighe (Adria), North East Italy. Having licensed Genomatica’s technology, the Novamont Mater-Biotech plant will produce 30,000 tons of BDO per year from renewable sugars. First off, let’s note that the capacity is 70% […]

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Novamont announces 4th generation Mater-Bi

Novamont announces 4th generation Mater-Bi

June 24, 2013 |

In Italy, Novamont has unveiled the first product made from 4th generation Mater-Bi, the family of biodegradable and compostable bioplastics. The new generation of materials, combines two already consolidated technologies of complexed starches and polyesters from oils and the new technologies, can be used for a wide range of applications, including flexible and rigid films, […]

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Novamont, Genomatica form bio-based butanediol JV for Europe

Novamont, Genomatica form bio-based butanediol JV for Europe

January 30, 2012 |

In Italy and California, Novamont and Genomatica have signed a definitive agreement establishing a JV for the first industrial plant in Europe producing butanediol.  Under the agreement, Novamont is converting an existing facility in Adria, Italy to use Genomatica’s BDO process. Novamont is financing the plant conversion and will operate the plant, which is expected […]

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Polimeri Europa, Novamont to invest $700M in bio-based product complex in Italy

Polimeri Europa, Novamont to invest $700M in bio-based product complex in Italy

June 23, 2011 |

In Italy, Polimeri Europa and Novamont announced a new 50-50 joint venture, Matrìca, which will design, build and manage a  bio-based chemical complex in Porto Torres, at a cost of $700 million.  The complex will consist of seven new plants using oil feedstock for the production of bio-plastics, bio-lubricants and bio-additives for elastomers, and a […]

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