Tag: biobased

CropEnergies acquires 50% of Dutch biobased chemicals start-up Syclus

CropEnergies acquires 50% of Dutch biobased chemicals start-up Syclus

September 20, 2022 |

In Germany, CropEnergies AG has acquired a 50% stake in the Dutch start-up for biobased chemicals Syclus BV, Maastricht. for EUR1.8 million. The goal is to build an industrial scale plant for the production of renewable ethylene from renewable ethanol. Ethylene is a basic chemical usually made from fossil oil and gas and is widely […]

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Clean Fuels Alliance America highlights biobased diesel’s job growth to President Biden and others

Clean Fuels Alliance America highlights biobased diesel’s job growth to President Biden and others

July 14, 2022 |

In Washington, Clean Fuels Alliance America wrote to President Joe Biden and other administration officials to highlight the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry’s contribution to job growth in the clean energy sector. The letter asks the administration to support tax policy that encourages continued investments, capacity expansion, and additional job creation.  “The clean fuels industry […]

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Circa’s biobased levoglucosenone derivative used in new manufacturing method

Circa’s biobased levoglucosenone derivative used in new manufacturing method

June 13, 2022 |

In Norway, Circa Group AS announced that its levoglucosenone derivative, made from waste, non-food biomass, has been used as an intermediate in an award-winning manufacture process for an investigational drug for leukaemia. The 2022 Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry and Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry recognised MSD for their work in developing […]

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Algae-based batteries, biodegradable COVID-19 tests, BMW’s biobased coatings, Heinz biobottles, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 19th

Algae-based batteries, biodegradable COVID-19 tests, BMW’s biobased coatings, Heinz biobottles, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 19th

May 18, 2022 |

Can you imagine running a computer chip on algae – yes, algae – for more than six months? Apparently, that’s now possible thanks to biochemists at the University of Cambridge who created the biobased battery alternative to power small electronics during their “pandemic project”. And speaking of the pandemic, goodness knows we’ve taken more COVID-19 […]

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Microbial cellulose as leather alternative, flax fiber bridge, cacao pod waste for whiskey packaging, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 12th

Microbial cellulose as leather alternative, flax fiber bridge, cacao pod waste for whiskey packaging, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 12th

May 11, 2022 |

Biomaterials company Nanollose is now working with California-based leather alternative company von Holzhausen on microbial cellulose as potential leather alternatives. A Dutch city opened up a pedestrian bridge made of flax fiber, biobased resin and polyurethane foam. In Scotland, famed whiskey distiller Macallan launched a new whiskey that uses cacao pod waste for its packaging. […]

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DAB.bio’s turbocharged fermenter reduces biomanufacturing costs by 50%

DAB.bio’s turbocharged fermenter reduces biomanufacturing costs by 50%

May 8, 2022 |

We love fermentation. From Amyris’ new fermentation capacity in Brazil, to BIO-CAT Microbials’ investment of $35 million in a fermentation facility, fermentation may be an ‘old’ technology dating back to 7,000 BC or earlier for beverages, but it just keeps getting better and better with age like a fine wine. So the latest news from […]

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Biobased Mattel toys, lion burgers & tiger tacos, biobased textiles at the Academy Awards, DOE & Bridgestone guayule rubber, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 7th

Biobased Mattel toys, lion burgers & tiger tacos, biobased textiles at the Academy Awards, DOE & Bridgestone guayule rubber, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 7th

April 6, 2022 |

The bioeconomy is up and roaring with lion burgers and tiger tacos, but don’t worry, no animals are actually killed for the exotic meat. It’s Primeval Foods lab-grown, cultivated exotic meats that people would otherwise not get to consume. And if that’s not fun enough for you, check out Mattel’s new biobased, carbon neutral toys […]

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Avantium reaches Financial Close for its FDCA Flagship Plant

Avantium reaches Financial Close for its FDCA Flagship Plant

April 3, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium N.V., a renewable chemistry tech company, said it reached Financial Close for the construction of its FDCA Flagship Plant in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The world’s first commercial FDCA factory is set to produce 5 kilotonnes of FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) per annum, the key building block for the 100% fossil-free, recyclable polymer […]

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Exclusive Digest Q&A with Avantium’s CEO about World’s 1st FDCA Flagship Plant

Exclusive Digest Q&A with Avantium’s CEO about World’s 1st FDCA Flagship Plant

March 13, 2022 |

The stars were aligning for the world’s 1st FDCA Flagship Plant construction when Avantium’s shareholders granted the requested approvals for all items on the agenda related to it earlier this year with an expected operational date of 2024, enabling the commercial launch of PEF from 2024 onwards. So what’s the status now? What’s the inside […]

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Gigacorn microbial cement, hemp rebar, date waste for filtration membranes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 4th

Gigacorn microbial cement, hemp rebar, date waste for filtration membranes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 4th

March 3, 2022 |

Rebuilding in a more sustainable way is top of mind for this week’s Top 8 Innovations. From a composite reinforcing material made of hemp stalk and bioplastic to create a rebar as strong as steel for construction to a ‘gigacorn’ cement alternative using microbes and without emitting carbon dioxide, rebuilding is getting greener and more […]

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