Category: Producer News

Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre to receive £2.7m funding boost

In the United Kingdom, the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre has raised a total of £2.7m to establish two bioprocessing centres that will contribute towards IBioIC’s aim to generate at least £1bn GVA for the Scottish economy by 2025. The total funding package includes £1.8m from the Scottish Funding Council, with an additional £0.9m being invested […]

August 27, 2014 More

Honeywell’s UOP launches highly efficient biological wastewater treatment system

In Illinois, UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced its commercial launch of an integrated bioreactor system to efficiently remove organic and inorganic contaminants from a wide range of industrial wastewater streams. Honeywell’s UOP XCeed bioreactor system, based on Honeywell’s immobilized cell bioreactor technology, helps industrial, manufacturing, and groundwater remediation facilities meet contaminant removal specifications for […]

August 27, 2014 More

Phyllom BioProducts and Vestaron announce collaboration to develop bio insect controls

In California and Michigan, Phyllom BioProducts and Vestaron have entered into a collaboration to develop novel, effective yet low impact biological insect controls by a research and development collaboration. Phyllom’s natural protein is derived from a microbe naturally found in soils and on plants around the world called Bacillus thuringiensis using a patented strain called […]

August 27, 2014 More

EcoSynthetix responds to announcement from Futuremark Alsip Mill

In Canada, EcoSynthetix responded to the announcement by FutureMark Paper that it intends to idle its FutureMark Alsip paper mill indefinitely starting in September. This mill represented sales of approximately $2.5 million for EcoSynthetix on a trailing twelve month basis, or 12% of sales. EcoSynthetix has approximately $800,000 of credit exposure with FutureMark Alsip currently […]

August 27, 2014 More

Metabolix, Inc. closes $25 million private placement

In Massachusetts, Metabolix announced that it closed its previously announced private placement of $25 million of its securities. Participants in the private placement include Jack W. Schuler, Oracle Investment Management, Inc., Birchview Capital, certain members of the its BOD and executive management team and other investors. Proceeds from this transaction will be used to continue executing […]

August 27, 2014 More

Clariant to offer certified sustainable palm-based materials

In Switzerland, Clariant announced Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Mass Balance supply chain certification for its plant in Gendorf, Germany, in order to meet the increasing demand for sustainable certified palm-based ingredients from customers in the personal care and home care sectors. Gendorf is the first of Clariant’s plants to be RSPO certified and progresses […]

August 27, 2014 More

Minimizing methane with “Clean Cow”

In the Netherlands, DSM has responsded to growing concerns regarding methane generated by cattle, DSM launched a long-term innovation project to develop an ingredient that will encourage the microflora in the rumen to produce less methane without impacting on either animal welfare or performance. Project “Clean Cow” as it’s become known has enlisted an international […]

August 27, 2014 More

Novozymes and Monsanto showcase new ag innovations expected to increase sustainability on the farm

In Denmark, Novozymes and Monsanto leaders reported on how the BioAg Alliance is working. This year, the companies conducted research across 170,000 field trial plots in 70 locations throughout the U.S, and the companies expect to more than double the number of research field plots next season. “The early results from 2013 showed a lot of […]

August 27, 2014 More

Momentive Specialty Chemicals selects Latin America site for new forest product facility

In Ohio, Momentive Specialty Chemicals announced it has has selected the city of Curitiba in Parana, Brazil, as the location for its next forest products manufacturing facility. The operations will include an administrative headquarters building and the necessary infrastructure improvements to support a world scale formaldehyde production plant of 150,000 tonnes per year. Construction of the […]

August 20, 2014 More

Novozymes’ Household Care industry in Latin America keeps on growing

In Denmark, Novozymes noted that its half-year results revealed that sales in Latin America were up by 18% in LCY when compared with the first half of 2013. Strong demand for laundry detergent enzymes was the primary contributor to growth in this region. While Latin Amereica makes up 10% of Novozymes’ overall business, and despite […]

August 20, 2014 More