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Bioplastics at Fakuma: Corbion Purac to present biobased PLA solutions

In the Netherlands, Corbion Purac announced that at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, it will be showcasing a number of partner applications to demonstrate the broad range of characteristics and properties that can be achieved with PLA bioplastics, and the versatility under which PLA can be processed. Applications on display will be made […]

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Neiker-Tecnalia explores the potential of autochthonous bacteria for use as biofertilizers

In Spain, Basque Research announced that Neiker-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, is working to select autochthonous bacteria with a biofertilizing potential as a result of the stimulating effect they have on the take-up of nutrients by plants, phytohormone production and phytopathogen control. The final goal in selecting autochthonous bacteria with a […]

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Marrone Bio Announces Changes to Business Operations

In California, Marrone Bio announced that it has streamlined its business operations. These changes are focused on reducing operating expenses and conserving cash, primarily through headcount reductions of approximately 23% and improved efficiency in all departments. This action further builds upon the Company’s previously announced pipeline prioritization plan, which focuses the business on products that […]

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Z Trim reports 21.7% increase in Q3 sales

In Illinois, Z Trim Holdings, an agritech company providing value-added ingredients to a variety of industries, today announced a 21.7% increase in 3rd quarter sales over the same period in 2013; placing it among the best quarters in Z Trim history. The company reported that a wide variety of customers and applications contributed to these […]

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PureCircle wins respected sustainability award

In Illinois, PureCircle reports it has won the Sustainability Commercialized Award from Ethical Corporation, a global publication dedicated to corporate social responsibility. The accolade recognizes many of PureCircle’s sustainability actions including supporting 25,000 farmers across three continents through sustainable agricultural policies and procedures with a team of more than 200 PureCircle Agronomists. It provided free seedlings, […]

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DSM’s new total Pasta Filata solution offers more opportunities to extend shelf life

In the Netherlands, DSM has introduced a new range of cultures, Delvo Cheese CP-200, specifically developed for the production of Pasta Filata. Together with the recently launched coagulant Maxiren XDS, Delvo Cheese CP-200 is the optimum solution for Pasta Filata producers looking to extend the shelf life of their cheese. This offers more sustainable and […]

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Stevia’s bitter aftertaste removed using new all natural process

In Colorado, MycoTechnology announced it has developed an all-natural process to remove the bitter metallic aftertaste from the plant-based sweetener stevia. The new process, MycoZyme, uses a mushroom-based enzymatic method to yield a pleasant-tasting, zero calorie sweetener. Unlike past stevia-based products, this sweetener has 250 to 300 times the sweetness of sugar with no metallic aftertaste. The […]

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Agaia expands distribution agreement for Evolve cleaning products to Turkey

In Florida, Agaia announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Turkey with Saudi-based Al Daa’ma Corporation, expanding on an earlier partnership between the two companies to distribute Evolve to B2B and B2G markets in Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Agaia is rapidly expanding its global footprint for Evolve with distribution agreements and manufacturing facilities […]

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Celexion granted three U.S. patents for renewable chemical manufacturing

In Massachusetts, Celexion, a bioengineering company, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted three U.S. patents to the company. The patents relate to metabolic engineering and the production of renewable chemicals enabling the construction of genome-sized DNA constructs as well as the production of valuable petrochemicals from biological sources. U.S. Patent #8,722,385 […]

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USDA report outlines opportunities in the emerging bioeconomy

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a report entitled Why Biobased?. The report was created as a precursor for a more comprehensive economic study to be released in the coming months by the USDA BioPreferred program on the economic impacts of the biobased products industry. […]

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Dyadic International reports licensing payment for commercial-scale production of c1-based cellulase enzymes

In Florida, Dyadic International announced the receipt of a $500,000 licensing payment from Abengoa Bioenergy for commercial scale production of Abengoa’s proprietary cellulase enzymes, used for converting biomass into ethanol, developed under Abengoa’s license agreement with Dyadic. “We are very excited that our pioneering C1 technology platform is playing a pivotal role in the commercialization […]

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Above-the-Market private placement raises $6.375 million for RiceBran Technologies

In Arizona, RiceBran Technologies announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional investors for the private placement of common stock and warrants to purchase common stock. Upon the closing of this transaction, RBT will receive gross proceeds of approximately $6.375 million from the issuance and sale of approximately 1.182 million units at a […]

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Kemin and DSM expand partnership to include natural zeaxanthin

In the Netherlands, DSM and Kemin announced the launch of OPTISHARP Natural brand of zeaxanthin. Kemin, and DSM, creator of OPTISHARP Zeaxanthin, are expanding their longtime lutein partnership to deliver high-quality, naturally-sourced zeaxanthin. OPTISHARP Natural, made from Kemin Industries’ ZeaONE brand of zeaxanthin, offers important benefits for eye health, cognition and skin health. Under the […]

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New Novozymes enzyme solutions help detergent manufacturers tackle regionally relevant stains

In Denmark, Novozymes launched Medley, plug-and-play enzyme solutions for liquid detergents that can help detergent manufacturers to simplify production, improve washing performance and stand out from the competition. The resulting products secure whiter, brighter, and longer-lasting clothes for discerning detergent consumers. “Depending on where our customers are located, the stains they most wish to tackle […]

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Arcadia Biosciences and ArborGen to develop drought-tolerant and nitrogen-efficient eucalyptus trees

In California, Arcadia Biosciences and ArborGen announced an agreement to incorporate Arcadia’s water use efficiency (WUE) and nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) technologies in eucalyptus trees. The license agreement will allow ArborGen, a global supplier of seedling products and elite genetics to the forest industry, to develop eucalyptus trees that produce higher yields per unit of […]

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