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New U.S. Patent issued To Dyadic International

In Florida, Dyadic International announced that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 8,871,493 “Transformation system in the field of filamentous fungal hosts” by the USPTO. Dyadic’s President and CEO, Mark Emalfarb, stated, “This patent provides wide-ranging and comprehensive intellectual property protection to our C1 Expression System. The applications and methods claimed in this patent […]

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Archoma reveals nature-inspired clothing colors with full traceability

In Switzerland, Archoma is combining the old and the new in a range of “biosynthetic” dyes for cotton and cellulose-based fabrics – EARTHCOLORS – which are derived from almond shells, saw palmetto, rosemary leaves, and other natural products. EARTHCOLORS make use of agriculture waste products that would otherwise be sent to landfill. They can be […]

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Australia-India research aims for cheaper fuels and chemicals from agricultural waste

In Australia, the Queensland University of Technology and the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai are leading a multi-million dollar research project to reduce the costs of producing bio oils and chemicals from agricultural waste, minimise investment risks and encourage diversification in farming. Professor William Doherty said as well as making the production of renewable […]

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DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products and Okamura collaborate on sustainable furniture

In Delaware, Okamura, in collaboration with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, launched the company’s first office furniture coated with a biobased powder coating made with Susterra l,3-propanediol. Susterra propanediol is a biobased ingredient used in a high-performing powder coating that has a biomass mark from the Japan Organic Recycling Association  

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Stellar Films launches sustainable personal care films made from Cardia Biohybrid technology

In Australia, Stellar Films and Cardia Bioplastics partnered to produce environmentally friendly, high quality and cost competitive Biohybrid films tailored for the global personal care and hygiene products industry. Stellar Films will launch the Biohybrid film range as environmentally friendly product expansion aimed at capturing a share of the three hundred million dollar hygiene product films […]

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DSM opens international research center for innovative materials

In the Netherlands, Royal DSM opened its new center for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen. The completion of DSM’s largest materials center worldwide is part of the €100 million investment in knowledge and innovation in the Netherlands that DSM announced in May 2012. The center employs […]

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University of Birmingham receives grant from Wellcome Trust to support human research on ChromaDex’s NIAGEN

In California, announced it has entered into a material transfer agreement with the University of Birmingham, whereby it will provide quantities of its patented NIAGEN nicotinamide riboside for pre-clinical and human studies. Dr. Gareth Lavery, a researcher with the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, has been awarded a prestigious Senior Fellowship […]

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Monsanto Company and wheat farmers reach settlement agreement

In Missouri, Monsanto Company has entered into a settlement agreement with soft white wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest that resolves a number of lawsuits related to the May 2013 discovery of genetically-modified wheat on a farm in Eastern Oregon and subsequent temporary limits on certain exports of soft white wheat. Under the settlement and […]

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Amyris launches second renewable ingredient for cosmetics industry

In California, Amyris is now selling, via its global distributor network, a second renewable ingredient under its Neossance brand. Neossance Hemisqualane is a pure, plant-derived, light emollient with high spreadability and proven performance characteristics. This ingredient addresses the mid-price emollient market with better performance and competitive pricing compared to existing products in this large and […]

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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort selects Bioblend Renewable Resources as partner for industrial lubricants

In Illinois, BioBlend Renewable Resources has been selected by Oregon-based Bandon Dunes Golf Resort to provice industrial lubricants for the entire resort property. This partnership is the culmination of a one year trial period where Northwest Green Products, Salem, supplied BioBlend industrial lubricants to Bandon Dunes. BioBlend is a manufacturer and marketer of bio-based industrial […]

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Algae Biomass Organization expands carbon utilization campaign

In Washington, the ABO unveiled a new website, www.recyclecarbon.org, as part of its ongoing campaign to persuade the EPA to explicitly recognize Carbon Capture and Utilization technologies as approved emissions reduction strategies under its new power plant regulations. ABO believes such recognition would encourage the development of innovative technologies that can use greenhouse gases to […]

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CRAiLAR Technologies’ Flax Fibers introduces two lines of sustainable, bio-degradeable and compostable cloths

In Canada, CRAiLAR Technologies announced that two new lines of sustainable, bio-degradable and compostable cloths are now available by one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of industrial and commercial paper, packaging, and branded consumer products. Made from CRAiLAR’s revolutionary flax fibers, they are available for purchase from its sales team, branded distribution company […]

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Agrium agrees to take equity stake in CH Biotech R&D

In Canada, Agrium announced that its subsidiary Loveland Products, has signed a definitive agreement to take an equity stake in CH Biotech. Under the terms of the agreement, Agrium will have the right to obtain exclusive, worldwide distribution rights to CH Biotech’s existing plant health technologies as well as access to new product and technology […]

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Alliance Media Group Holdings announces a new name, Alliance BioEnergy + Inc.

In Florida, Alliance Media Group announced that has filed a Pre 14C proxy statement to change the its name to Alliance BioEnergy +, Inc., in order to better reflect the its new direction in advanced bioenergy, biofuel and bioplastic technologies. It is expected that the new name should be effective by early December 2014. AMG […]

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Biosuccinium earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

In the Netherlands, Reverdia has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Biosuccinium bio-succinic acid. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. The label verifies that Biosuccinium bio-succinic acid is 99% biobased. Bio-succinic acid has applications in a […]

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