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Inocucor Technologies and McGill University to collaborate on bio-stimulants for large-scale agriculture

In Canada, Inocucor Technologies and McGill University have signed a research and licensing agreement to co-produce a new class of sustainable bio-stimulant products for large-scale agriculture that have the potential to increase crop yields by at least 10 to 15 percent. Inocucor’s patented technology based on the emerging science of microbial consortia–or groups–of yeast and […]

October 29, 2014 More

USDA proposes inclusion of new, innovative products in the BioPreferred Program

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced proposed new actions to include new forest products in the BioPreferred program. The proposal also includes other traditional biobased products and other mature market products, which have been produced in innovative ways. USDA seeks public comment for 60 days on the proposed rules published in the Federal […]

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Cambrian Innovation Wins Three Prestigious Contracts for Breakthrough Biotechnologies

In Massachusetts, Cambrian Innovation announced that has won three prestigious contracts to further develop biotechnologies to improve water treatment, testing and remediation. The contracts, one from the U.S. Department of Defense and the other two from the National Institutes of Health. The NIH and DoD awarded Cambrian $450,000 for three Phase I contracts. The DOD […]

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BioNitrogen announces operational update for Florida plants

In Florida, BioNitogen Holdings issue an update provided an update for its two initial plant sites in Florida. The Taylor County site recently underwent a series of environmental and site surveys and passed without any issues. The engineering design packages for the initial cost estimates have been completed, and BioNitrogen continues to to progress towards a […]

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Chromatin, Inc. Receives Governor’s Export Award

In Illinois, Chromatin announced it has received a 2014 State of Illinois Governor’s Export Award for Agricultural Business Exporter. The Governor’s Export Awards are the State of Illinois’ highest recognition of export achievement. This year Chromatin, along with Archer Daniels Midland Co., were recognized for outstanding export achievement in the field of agricultural products, services, and […]

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Rodeo Capital III announces qualifying transaction regarding Solegear BioPlastics

In Canada, Rodeo Capital III Corp. announced that it has entered into an arm’s length non-binding letter agreement with Solegear Bioplastics Inc., which contemplates that Rodeo will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Solegear in exchange for the issuance of Rodeo common shares. While issues such as the exact number of […]

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Ecosciences, Inc. launches website for core business subsidiary, Eco-Logical Concepts

In New York, Ecosciences announced the launch of its first core business subsidiary’s, Eco-logical Concepts Inc., website at www.ecologconcepts.com. Management commented, “Our goal for this website is to become a valuable resource for current and future customers of our products. We will actively upgrade the site and add more features and information as our business progresses.” Ecosciences, […]

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BlueOcean NutraSciences and Long Lane Canada sign technology marketing agreement and issues shares

In Canada, BlueOcean NutraSciences announced that it has executed a technology marketing agreement with Long Lane Canada Ltd. to introduce BlueOcean’s Vegetarian AlgaOmega oil to the Indian market. The Agreement gives Long Lane the exclusive rights to market BlueOcean’s algae production platform for the production of AlgaOmega oil in India with large strategic Indian nutraceutical […]

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SolarUS collaborates with DuPont Tate & Lyle to develop a solar thermal high-performance heat transfer fluid

In Delaware, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products has collaborated with SolarUS to launch a new biobased heat transfer fluid that will utilize Susterra 1,3-propanediol. The new fluid, So-Blu, will offer solar thermal system owners freeze, corrosion and extreme heat protection resulting in increased system and equipment efficiency and lifespan.  

October 22, 2014 More

BASF reports on mass balance Ultramid product

In Germany, BASF reports its first polyamide based on mass balance approach is in serial production. Kunststoffwerk AG Buchs is the first BASF customer to process and use the engineering plastic Ultramid B3EG6 MB for serial production of its Longlife brand of meter rules. The polyamide used is one of the first BASF products to be produced and […]

October 22, 2014 More

New plant to help Owens Corning meet demand for bio-based products

In Florida, Owens Corning announced it is building a new advanced technology facility in Gastonia, North Carolina, that will help meet demand for bio-based products. The new, state-of-the-art equipment will add manufacturing flexibility to produce different widths of the company’s new Sustaina non-woven glass fiber fabric. This will enable more customers to use the product […]

October 22, 2014 More

Cooper Tire Begins Testing Tires Made with Guayule Component

In Ohio, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule related materials. The tires are being evaluated by Cooper’s technical team using rigorous wheel, road and track tests, which are ongoing, but to date suggest tire performance that is at least equal to tires made […]

October 22, 2014 More

Teknor Apex wins first ‘Bioproduct Innovation of the Year’ award

In Ohio, Ohio State University’s OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center has presented the first Bioproduct Innovation of the Year Award to Teknor Apex Company for development of Terraloy HDT high-impact, heat-resistant, and compostable polylactic acid compounds. The award was announced in Columbus at the Bioproducts World Showcase & Conference, a new event hosted by OBIC and […]

October 22, 2014 More

Dow achieves final milestone for commercialization of Enlist Weed Control System

In Michigan, Dow announced it has achieved the last step in the regulatory process before commercialization, the registration from the EPA for its Enlist Duo herbicide for use with its GMO Enlist corn and soybeans. Enlist Duo herbicide is a proprietary blend of new 2,4-D choline and glyphosate. By combining two modes of action, Enlist […]

October 22, 2014 More

Sirona Biochem announces research collaboration with Aegilops Applications

In Canada, Sirona Biochem announced a collaboration with Aegilops Applications. Aegilops specializes in the protection of plant seeds. The objective of the research collaboration is to develop a novel compound to improve germination and growth in plants, thereby enhancing crop production. Sirona Biochem’s subsidiary TFChem has, in its portfolio, a compound that Aegilops will evaluate […]

October 22, 2014 More