Tag: biobased

$112M awarded to DTU Biosustain for biochem and cell work

$112M awarded to DTU Biosustain for biochem and cell work

June 28, 2020 |

In Denmark, the country’s largest foundation, The Novo Nordisk Foundation, awarded a grant of about $112 million (EUR 100 million) to DTU Biosustain, to continue its research activities and focusing on three main areas: sustainable chemicals, bio-based products and microbial foods and feed ingredients. The new funding period runs from 1 January 2021 to 31 […]

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Deinove issues 3rd tranche of nearly $1.7M of notes convertible into new shares

Deinove issues 3rd tranche of nearly $1.7M of notes convertible into new shares

June 21, 2020 |

In France, Deinove, a biotech company that uses a disruptive approach to develop innovative antibiotics and bio-based active ingredients for cosmetics, issued a 3rd tranche of notes convertible into new shares as part of the agreement reached on July 9, 2019 with the European Select Growth Opportunities Fund. The objectives of this issue for DEINOVE […]

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USDA publishes final ruel expanding production of renewable chemicals and biobased products

USDA publishes final ruel expanding production of renewable chemicals and biobased products

May 20, 2020 |

In Washington, U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it has published a final rule to expand the production of renewable chemicals and biobased manufactured products. The rule, for the first time, allows applicants for Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (9003 Program) loans to submit applications to develop renewable chemical and biobased […]

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Governor Janet Mills Signs Renewable Products Tax Credit into Law

Governor Janet Mills Signs Renewable Products Tax Credit into Law

March 22, 2020 |

In Maine, Governor Janet Mills signed into law last week a tax credit that will create hundreds of jobs making climate-friendly products from renewable resources, or “biobased” products, in Maine. Supporters were grateful for Maine lawmakers’ leadership in passing this important legislation amid the state’s critical response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re excited to see […]

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InSciTe welcomes new project proposals

InSciTe welcomes new project proposals

July 28, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, InSciTe is now open for new biobased and biomedical project proposals, for both new ideas as well as building on existing projects. Submission deadline is August 15th 2019 and the decision on the outcome will be September 11th 2019. Proposed projects should start no later than 1-1-2020 and run for a period […]

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AFYREN further strengthens leadership teams

AFYREN further strengthens leadership teams

May 5, 2019 |

In France, AFYREN, which produces high-value bio-based building blocks with fermentation technologies, is further strengthening its leadership teams through three strategic appointments. After securing €60m of financing to create its industrial subsidiary AFYREN NEOXY (joint-venture with the SPI industrial projects fund operated by Bpifrance), AFYREN has appointed Jean Saint-Donat, Maxime Cordonnier and Fabrice Orecchioni. AFYREN […]

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Biobased Maine’s Executive Director moves to Department of Economic and Community Development

Biobased Maine’s Executive Director moves to Department of Economic and Community Development

April 28, 2019 |

In Maine, Biobased Maine, a membership organization whose mission is to achieve a sustainable biobased manufacturing industry in the state of Maine, said their Executive Director, Charlotte Mace, has been appointed to direct the Office of Business Development for the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development. She will move on from her role with […]

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New pilot plant set up at the InSciTe biobased facility

New pilot plant set up at the InSciTe biobased facility

April 7, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, the Chemelot Institute for Science & Technology (InSciTe) will complete setting up a new pilot plant in the spring of 2019. This facility will be used to convert biological residual flows and waste into high-quality products. For InSciTe this represents the next step in the valorisation of promising sustainable innovations. The first […]

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Both biobased and biodegradable plastics needed for a circular economy says FKuR

Both biobased and biodegradable plastics needed for a circular economy says FKuR

March 17, 2019 |

In Germany, FKuR released a statement saying both biobased plastics and biodegradable plastics product groups have a great potential to meet the demands of the current EU directives in addressing the ecological issues of plastic. FKuR emphasizes the excellent suitability of biobased thermoplastics for conventional material recycling, while it sees biodegradable plastics as an efficient […]

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AFYREN and Bpifrance create new organic acids biomolecule production company

AFYREN and Bpifrance create new organic acids biomolecule production company

March 17, 2019 |

In France, AFYREN, a producer of bio-based building blocks with natural fermentation technologies, and Bpifrance, through its SPI industrial projects fund, finalized the agreements for the creation of their joint subsidiary AFYREN NEOXY. This company, backed by nearly 50 million euros of capital, will house the first industrial unit based on the biomolecule production technology […]

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