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New BYLOX HT and BYLOX Plus Concentrated Additives thermally stable up to 275 C

In New York, Genarex reports that with the highest temperature stabilities and lowest color and odor signatures of any concentrated additive, new BLYOX HT and BYLOX Plus have dramatically increased the segments in which it’s now possible to manufacture affordable green products. BYLOX HT carries a processing window of up to 275°C, making it compatible […]

September 24, 2014 More

AkzoNobel and Photanol developing chemical compounds of the future

In the Netherlands, AkzoNobel and Photanol have teamed up to develop a process for harnessing the power of the sun to make chemicals. The two companies will work on creating sustainable technology which mimics the way plants use photosynthesis. The aim is to produce “green” chemical building blocks that will eventually replace raw materials AkzoNobel currently […]

September 24, 2014 More

Replacing plastic and mineral wool insulation with wood fibre

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre is developing wood fibre-based insulation materials and sprayable insulation foams with enhanced product features. The new materials will enable mass production of high-quality insulation products, which will replace products made of non-renewable or poorly recyclable raw materials. Use of wood-based material will lower energy consumption at the production stage, […]

September 24, 2014 More

Synalloy’s Chemical Unit Signs New 3-Year Tolling Agreement

In South Carolina, Synalloy Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, CRI Tolling, has entered into a three-year tolling agreement to produce the bio-based product line Agrol for its new customer, BioBased Technologies. BioBased Technologies works to help companies increase their sustainability by incorporating bio-based polyols into the manufacture of products. Polyols are the building blocks for […]

September 24, 2014 More

USDA allows commercialization of Dow’s Enlist corn and soybean

In Michigan, Dow reports a a significant milestone toward the commercialization of Dow’s Enlist corn and soybean traits in the United States, as the USDA issued its deregulation decisions after concluding one of the most thorough reviews of a biotech trait in history. After the USDA’s action, Dow now awaits EPA registration of Enlist Duo […]

September 24, 2014 More

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories named finalist for two Itma Future Materials Awards 2014

In Michigan, Kraig Biocraft announced it was named as a finalist in two categories for Internationale Textilmaschinen Ausstellung’s Future Materials Awards 2014. “I would like to thank ITMA, the world’s largest international textile machinery exhibition, for recognizing our technology and efforts, and congratulate the other finalists for making the shortlist.  I believe that the recognition […]

September 24, 2014 More

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Duni launches breakthrough biomaterial Green PP

In Sweden, Duni AB has launched their Green PP, an innovative bio-based material that offers all the functional benefits of conventional PP and is fully recyclable. Green PP is created from  plants. Consequently, Green PP enables restaurant and catering managers to ensure quality, minimize the environmental impact of their business, and send an attractive message to […]

September 24, 2014 More

Kultevat obtains license of gene switch technology

In Missouri, Kultevat has signed an exclusive license for technology developed by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to control gene expression in plants, including for applications in production of natural rubber in Taraxicum species. The technology was developed under the direction of Roger Beachy, Ph.D., chief science officer at Kultevat and former president of […]

September 24, 2014 More

Marrone Bio Innovations Receives Patent for Use of Chromobacterium to Control Corn Rootworm Larvae Infestation

In California, Marrone Bio Innovations announced that it has received a patent for the use of Chromobacterium, a naturally occurring bacterium with demonstrated insecticidal and miticidal capabilities. The patent protects the uses of Chromobacterium formulations, compositions and compounds to control corn rootworm larvae infestation. “This patent is an important first step in developing a commercially […]

September 17, 2014 More

CO2 Solutions Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent

In Canada, CO2 Solutions announced it has been granted U.S. Patent No. 8,722,391 entitled Process for CO2 capture using Carbonates and Biocatalysts with Absorption of CO2 and Desorption of Ion-rich Solution. The patent provides broad coverage for enzyme accelerated carbonate-based solvent processes for carbon capture. It believes the patent may have significant value relative to […]

September 17, 2014 More

New active ingredient patent means mixotrophic process validated by Fermentalg

In France, Fermentalg announced that it has been awarded a new active ingredient patent by the French Patent Office to protect its state-of-the-art technology (breeding of microalgae in a predominantly heterotrophic mixotrophic environment). Fermentalg has also proved that the breeding of microalgae species can be optimized by introducing short bursts of light to traditional heterotrophic […]

September 17, 2014 More

ChromaDex and Healthy Directions enter into NIAGEN supply agreement

In California, ChromaDex Crop, a products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced that it has entered into an ingredient supply agreement with Healthy Directions, a direct-to-consumer nutritional supplement retailer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Helen of Troy Limited. ChromaDex will supply NIAGEN, […]

September 17, 2014 More

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes achieve another milestone in bio-based acrylic acid

In Germany, Minnesota, and Denmark, BASF, Cargill and Novozymes announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. The team has demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers. Moreover they have selected the process for further […]

September 17, 2014 More

Genomatica announces significant acceleration to process development 

In California, Genomatica announced the latest results from the use of their proprietary, integrated biotechnology platform. The use of the platform has Genomatica to create microorganisms that achieved a ‘titer’ (concentration of product) of over 50 grams per liter for one of their programs in less than half the time required by an earlier program. […]

September 17, 2014 More

PanAridus obtains 9th patent, ships first bale of guayule rubber

In Ohio, PanAridus its ninth Plant Variety Patent from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sept. 10, the same day it shipped its first bale of tire-grade guayule rubber, according to PanAridus CEO Michael Fraley. “We’re filling orders as fast as we can now, because we’ve satisfied the main concerns the tire industry previously had incorporating […]

September 17, 2014 More