Tag: Solvay

Solvay subsidiary receives RSB certification for Epicerol®

Solvay subsidiary receives RSB certification for Epicerol®

December 1, 2015 |

In Switzerland, Solvay subsidiary Advanced Biochemical Thailand Co., Ltd. (ABT) has received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) for the production of Epicerol®, a bio-based building block for renewable chemicals and resins. The certificate covers the manufacture of bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH), using Solvay’s innovative technology, from vegetable glycerol derived from biodiesel and oleochemical production. […]

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Diamond in the rough: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Cobalt’s technology

Diamond in the rough: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Cobalt’s technology

October 14, 2015 |

Cobalt Technologies was commercializing cellulosic biobutanol, a versatile platform molecule for the renewable chemicals and fuels. The Company’s technology efficiently converts diverse non-food feedstocks – initially, lignocellulosic extracts from woody biomass and sugar cane bagasse – into biobutanol. Cobalt offered complete systems for sugar mill, pulp and paper, and biomass power facility retrofits with a […]

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GranBio, Solvay JV acquires Cobalt Technologies’ assets

GranBio, Solvay JV acquires Cobalt Technologies’ assets

October 14, 2015 |

Price undisclosed. So Cobalt’s array of microbes and know-how finds a new home. What will happen with the technology? What happened with Cobalt? The Digest investigates. We can now affirmatively report that SGBio, a joint venture between the Solvay Group and GranBio, has acquired assets from Cobalt  including the bank of microorganisms and intellectual property […]

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World Solar Challenge 2015 features Belgian entry made with bio-based resins 

World Solar Challenge 2015 features Belgian entry made with bio-based resins 

September 27, 2015 |

In Belgium, Cardolite Corporation, SHD composite Materials Ltd and Solvay are supporting the Punch Powertrain Solar Team from the University of Leuven in building the PunchOne, a Belgian solar car based on bio-based resins. The Punch One, that will run the Solar Challenge in Australia in October, is produced with carbon fiber prepregs impregnated with […]

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GranBio and Rhodia ink pact for biobased n-butanol, in Brazil, from bagasse

GranBio and Rhodia ink pact for biobased n-butanol, in Brazil, from bagasse

August 12, 2013 |

In Brazil, GranBio and Rhodia have signed an agreement to create a partnership to produce bio n-butanol. Bio n-butanol is made from sugar cane straw and bagasse, the same raw material that is used to manufacture second-generation ethanol and which is abundant in Brazil. Under the partnership, the companies plan to build the world’s first […]

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Solvay integrates its PA6.10 production line in Lyon 

Solvay integrates its PA6.10 production line in Lyon 

May 2, 2013 |

In France, Solvay has decided to invest in a PA6.10 production unit on Saint-Fons Belle-Etoile Platform. PA6.10, is a bio based polymer, which has been confirmed that 62.5% of its carbon is from a renewable source. “This investment is part of our continuous efforts to build on our product capabilities and develop a greener chemistry,” […]

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Solvay increases global derivatized guar production

Solvay increases global derivatized guar production

February 14, 2013 |

In Belgium, Solvay announced that it has finalized plans to increase its global derivatized guar production by 40 percent with the completion of recent expansions in the USA and China. Derivatized guar is a polymer produced from a bean grown mainly in India. Its inherent natural properties make it an ideal bio-based solution for applications […]

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Solvay, Avantium partner for green plastics building blocks

Solvay, Avantium partner for green plastics building blocks

July 8, 2011 |

In the Netherlands, Solvay and Avantium announced a partnership to jointly develop a next generation of green high-performance polyamides for engineering plastics. The partnership combines Solvay’s leading position in specialty polymers and Avantium’s YXY technology for producing building blocks for green materials.  ‘ The companies will make a range of compositions containing Avantium’s YXY building […]

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