Tag: TerraVerdae BioWorks

Microbeads. Reviled, yes. Useful, yes. What’s the alternative?

Microbeads. Reviled, yes. Useful, yes. What’s the alternative?

August 24, 2016 |

In the UK, MPs from the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee say they will pursue a ban on microplastics used in everyday household products from toothpaste to shower gels and cosmetics. “Trillions of tiny pieces of plastic are accumulating in the world’s oceans, lakes and estuaries,” said the committee’s chairwoman, Mary Creagh, adding that they harm […]

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Bioproducts from waste streams: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to TerraVerdae BioWorks

Bioproducts from waste streams: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to TerraVerdae BioWorks

November 24, 2015 |

TerraVerdae BioWorks’ novel bioprocess converts waste-derived methanol and/or methane into bioplastics and industrial metabolites. Bioconversion through this route allows “waste” to be used as an alternative starting material to petroleum. These biomaterials are then processed and tuned to specific performance requirements for next-generation advanced bioproducts. We are focused on applications in the industrial materials, specialty consumer, […]

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TerraVerdae Bioworks, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions hit milestone in scale-up of bioplastic technology 

TerraVerdae Bioworks, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions hit milestone in scale-up of bioplastic technology 

July 30, 2015 |

In Alberta, TerraVerdae BioWorks has reached scale-up of its proprietary technology to a commercial scale, the company said, after completing the scale-up optimization of its process to produce biodegradable PHA bioplastics from waste-derived methanol. TerraVerdae uses “green” methanol from, forestry, municipal, agricultural or industrial waste sources, instead of petroleum or sugar-based sources to produce polyhydroxyalkanoate […]

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Alberta awards $4M to Ceapro, Radient, TerraVerdae for bio-based technologies

Alberta awards $4M to Ceapro, Radient, TerraVerdae for bio-based technologies

March 2, 2012 |

In Canada, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions has awarded $4 million in grants to Ceapro, Radient Technologies and TerraVerdae BioWorks over the next three years to assist commercialization efforts for projects totalling more than $15 million. Ceapro will be working on scaling up a technology that creates oat-based ingredients for cosmetics and personal-care products.  Radient is […]

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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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