Tag: PHA

The Sexy 7: The bio markets and apps in PET, PX, PEF, PLA, PHA, PBS, and PE

The Sexy 7: The bio markets and apps in PET, PX, PEF, PLA, PHA, PBS, and PE

June 6, 2017 |

200,200 downloads for the DOE’s classic report on value-added chemicals — but some hot molecules are missing! “Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass” a 2004 survey, completed by staff led by Gene Petersen and Todd Werpy, at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and NREL, is the Dark Side of the Moon of biobased, a perennial classic […]

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Switchcraft: Metabolix bioconverts itself into Yield10, focuses on crop yields

Switchcraft: Metabolix bioconverts itself into Yield10, focuses on crop yields

January 8, 2017 |

In Massachusetts we have had more signs of the pivoting underway in the advanced bioeconomy with the news that Metabolix is changing its name to Yield10 Bioscience and will focus on developing disruptive technologies for step-change improvements to crop yield to enhance global food security. The company is hard at work re-thinking how it talks […]

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Metabolix signs MOU with CJ to produce PHAs at Fort Dodge, Iowa facility

Metabolix signs MOU with CJ to produce PHAs at Fort Dodge, Iowa facility

April 4, 2016 |

In Massachusetts, Metabolix has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to produce specialty PHAs with CJ CheilJedang Corporation at a 10 kiloton PHA production unit at CJ’s Fort Dodge, Iowa facility. Under the agreement, Metabolix will buy the speciality PHAs, including its recently launched amorphous PHA, which can be used as a multifunctional additive, and […]

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Bio-on secures agreement for first PHA plant in Brazil

Bio-on secures agreement for first PHA plant in Brazil

September 15, 2015 |

In the UK, Bio-on and Moore Capital signed a license agreement to build the first Brazil-based facility to produce PHAs bioplastic from sugar cane co-products. The two companies, operating in sustainable biochemistry and in the development of eco-sustainable industrial solutions, will work together to build a production site with a 10,000 tons/year output, in the […]

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UK awards grant to TerraVerdae BioWorks

UK awards grant to TerraVerdae BioWorks

[ 0 ] May 10, 2011 |

In the UK, TerraVerdae BioWorks was awarded a strategic grant under the UK Technology Strategy Board competition for Manufacturing High Value Chemicals through Industrial Biotechnology. This award will support TerraVerdae’s efforts to scale-up the company’s industrial bioprocess for production of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) based biodegradable plastics. The project is supported through TerraVerdae’s collaboration with The Centre […]

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