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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

Solarvest BioEnergy closes first tranche of non-brokered private placement

In Canada, Solarvest BioEnergy announced it has has closed the first tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement of 2,000,000 Units priced at $0.25 for total gross proceeds of $500,000. Each Unit consists of one common share and one warrant. Each warrant is exercisable for one common share at $0.35 for a period of […]

October 22, 2014 More

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 […]

October 15, 2014 More

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 […]

October 15, 2014 More