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Kibo acquires waste-to-energy project in the UK

Kibo acquires waste-to-energy project in the UK

September 22, 2022 |

In the U.K., renewable energy firm Kibo has signed a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire a 100% interest in a waste-to-energy project. Southport, an Anaerobic Digestor (AD) and power plant at Mersey Side in the UK, comprises an 80,000 ton waste-reception center, with AD technology that is set to produce 5.5 million m3 of […]

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Dow partners with BSB Nanotechnology to expand bio-based ingredients in the personal care market

Dow partners with BSB Nanotechnology to expand bio-based ingredients in the personal care market

September 22, 2022 |

In Michigan, Dow announced a new agreement with BSB Nanotechnology, a producer of premium rice husk-based specialty silica.  Rice husk, a renewable resource produced as a waste product of rice milling, is used for diverse applications in the personal care market. The newly added ingredient – sold under the Dow trademark EcoSmooth Rice Husk Cosmetic […]

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Breitling and SWISS ink partnership to promote SAF

Breitling and SWISS ink partnership to promote SAF

September 22, 2022 |

In Switzerland, SWISS International Air Lines and watchmaker Breitling have entered into a partnership in which Breitling will purchase sustainable aviation fuel for all its business-related flights operated by SWISS. With the purchase of the respective amount of SAF, Breitling said it will reduce its flight-related CO2 emissions by 80%. Breitling also said it will […]

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Far Eastern New Century’s TOPGREEN Bio3 won the Sustainability & Innovation Award from ITMF Awards 2022 

Far Eastern New Century’s TOPGREEN Bio3 won the Sustainability & Innovation Award from ITMF Awards 2022 

September 22, 2022 |

In Taiwan, Far Eastern New Century Corporation (FENC) said it FENC TOPGREEN Bio3 product has won the “Sustainability & Innovation Award” from ITMF Awards 2022, which recognize sustainable and innovative achievements in the textile industry. The company said that FENC TOPGREEN Bio3 is the world’s first fabric made with recycle waste gas PET. The product […]

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Circa launches Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute in the UK 

Circa launches Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute in the UK 

September 22, 2022 |

In Norway, biochemical firm Circa Group said it has launched the Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute at the University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) in the UK, with the aim of advancing and promoting the development and commercialization of renewable chemistry. The Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute is a new industrial innovation hub, with […]

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LyondellBasell, Granger Frères SAS and Novacel partner to develop protective films using bio-based polymers

LyondellBasell, Granger Frères SAS and Novacel partner to develop protective films using bio-based polymers

September 22, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, polymer manufacturer LyondellBasell, converter Granger Frères SAS and Novacel, a specialist in surface solutions, have worked together to develop protective films using polyethylene (PE) polymers made from renewable resources. The partners said the new product is being commercialized under the name “OXYGEN vegetal” and can be used on all types of surfaces, […]

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BASF partners with RiKarbon on emollients derived from bio-waste

BASF partners with RiKarbon on emollients derived from bio-waste

September 22, 2022 |

In Germany, BASF said it has signed a partnership contract with RiKarbon Inc., a U.S.-based technology start-up, to exclusively license and commercialize proprietary technology from RiKarbon.  BASF noted that RiKarbon’s patented technology allows the up-cycling of bio-waste into bio-based, biodegradable emollients for the global personal care market. BASF also said it intends to bring the […]

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The Australian Research Council Center of Excellence in Synthetic Biology inks deal with Twist Bioscience 

The Australian Research Council Center of Excellence in Synthetic Biology inks deal with Twist Bioscience 

September 22, 2022 |

In Australia, Twist Bioscience and the Australian Research Council (ARC) Center of Excellence in Synthetic Biology (CoESB) announced a partnership that will enable CoESB members and partners to order a wide range of Twist products that facilitate research and development. Emily Leproust, CEO and co-founder of Twist Bioscience, said: “The partnership will provide researchers access […]

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Delhi government to spray bio-decomposer solution over paddy fields to reduce polution

Delhi government to spray bio-decomposer solution over paddy fields to reduce polution

September 22, 2022 |

In India, The Hindu reported that the government of Delhi will spray a bio-decomposer free of cost over 5,000 acres of paddy fields in the city this year, with the main aim of controlling stubble burning and reducing air pollution during winter. Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced the setting up of 21 teams to carry […]

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Orthex Group cooperates with INEOS Styrolution and BASF to add sustainable raw materials  

Orthex Group cooperates with INEOS Styrolution and BASF to add sustainable raw materials  

September 15, 2022 |

In Finland, Orthex, a producer of household products said it has selected a range of INEOS Styrolution’s sustainable Luran ECO raw materials for its range of SmartStore Compact storage products.  Luran ECO is a styrene acrylonitrile copolymer (SAN) resulting from a cooperation between INEOS Styrolution and BASF. It is built on BASF’s production of styrene […]

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