Category: Producer News

Zequanox Achieves 100% Mortality for Invasive Mussels in Minnesota Lake

In California, Marrone Bio Innovations announced the successful results of a Zequanox treatment conducted at Christmas Lake in Shorewood, Minn. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program requested Zequanox treatment from MBI after discovering zebra mussels near the public boat launch. The non-chemical product approved for use […]

October 1, 2014 More

Aemetis receives $19 million into escrow from EB-5 Investors

In California, Aemetis announced $19 million in EB-5 program funds have been received into escrow from foreign investors, representing more than 50% of the maximum of $36 million to be raised in the offering. A total of 47 qualified investors at $500,000 per investor have subscribed for $23.5 million in the offering. Aemetis has already […]

October 1, 2014 More

Smart, ecofriendly new battery to solve recycling problems

In Sweden, researchers at Uppsala University’s Ångström Laboratory have developed a whole new battery concept. The battery is based on recovery and renewable biological material with an energy content corresponding to that of current lithium-ion batteries. Components of the battery are made of renewable organic biomaterials from alfalfa and pine resin, along with lithium, and […]

October 1, 2014 More

MBI and Bioindustrial Innovation Canada sign landmark research collaboration agreement

In Michigan, Landsing-based MBI and Ontario-based Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, have signed an innovative binational agreement to collaborate on sharing their bio-based research and agendas. This effort is intended to leverage scarce resources and build on a broader range of knowledge assets in Michigan and southwest Ontario. MBI, a subsidiary of the Michigan State University Foundation, […]

October 1, 2014 More

NatureWorks Teams up with PE INTERNATIONAL to revise Ingeo biopolymer eco-profile

In Minnesota, NatureWorks released he first findings of its updated eco-profile for its naturally advanced family of Ingeo biopolymers. The revised profile, which is based on the latest version of PE INTERNATIONAL’s GaBi LCA software and database, follows the ISO 14040/44 standards and reinforces the fact that the production of Ingeo polymer emits fewer greenhouse […]

October 1, 2014 More

ChromaDex Secures $5.0 Million in Growth Capital Financing from Hercules

In California, ChromaDex, a natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced it closed on a $5.0 million growth capital debt financing from Hercules Technology Growth Capital. The financing will provide ChromaDex with additional working capital to support its rapidly-growing ingredient business, as […]

October 1, 2014 More

EcoSynthetix to introduce EcoSphere Technology for Inkjet Printing

In Canada, EcoSynthetix announced the introduction of a new line of EcoSphere grades that are specifically formulated for inkjet paper coatings. Compatible with dye, pigment and hybrid-based high speed inkjet printing processes, these products offer paper manufacturers, publishers and commercial printers excellent print quality with a simpler, more cost-effective and sustainable product. Traditional inkjet printing […]

October 1, 2014 More

CO2 Solutions Announces Testing Program

In Canada, CO2 Solutions announced the signing of an agreement with the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center. Consequently, CO2 Solutions joins EERC’s program Advancing CO2 Capture Technology: Partnership for CO2 Capture (PCO2C) Phase III as a sponsor. Under the program, CO2 Solutions will test its enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology at EERC’s […]

October 1, 2014 More

New BYLOX HT and BYLOX Plus Concentrated Additives thermally stable up to 275 C

In New York, Genarex reports that with the highest temperature stabilities and lowest color and odor signatures of any concentrated additive, new BLYOX HT and BYLOX Plus have dramatically increased the segments in which it’s now possible to manufacture affordable green products. BYLOX HT carries a processing window of up to 275°C, making it compatible […]

September 24, 2014 More

AkzoNobel and Photanol developing chemical compounds of the future

In the Netherlands, AkzoNobel and Photanol have teamed up to develop a process for harnessing the power of the sun to make chemicals. The two companies will work on creating sustainable technology which mimics the way plants use photosynthesis. The aim is to produce “green” chemical building blocks that will eventually replace raw materials AkzoNobel currently […]

September 24, 2014 More