Nova-Institute announces winner of Innovation Prize for Biomaterial of the Year 2013

May 9, 2013 |

In Germany, nova-Institute GmbH announced that the Innovation Prize for Biomaterial of the Year 2013 awarded to PHA producer Newlight Technologies (USA) at the Cologne International Conference 2013 on Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-based Plastics & Composites. The award was for Newlight’s Airflex™ (AirCarbon™) resins.

CEO Mark Herrema presented a new kind of high-yield technology chain to produce thermoplastic PHAs from greenhouse gases, such as CO2 and methane. Newlight is using the carbon capture and polymerization technology it has developed and patented to match the performance of a wide range of oil-based plastics.

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