Tag: biopolymers

Controlled release of fertilizer thanks to biopolymer chips

Controlled release of fertilizer thanks to biopolymer chips

October 18, 2020 |

In Germany, researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum are looking at the benefits of biopolymers for the targeted introduction of fertilizers into agricultural soils and to develop a method to encapsulate fertilizer and continuously introduce it into the soil. The capsule material forms a barrier to the environment and is intended to prevent a sudden release of […]

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Novamont expands production of compostable biopolymers to 40,000 tons

Novamont expands production of compostable biopolymers to 40,000 tons

October 17, 2019 |

In Italy, following on from Terni, the Novamont group’s historic site where the production capacity of MATER-BI® compostable bioplastics is 110,000 metric tons a year, in Patrica, in the province of Frosinone, Novamont has now started producing its compostable biopolymers in the Mater-Biopolymer plant. This will enable production capacity to be increased by 40,000 tons, […]

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Boulder Clean integrates Braskem’s ethanol-based bioplastic into packaging

Boulder Clean integrates Braskem’s ethanol-based bioplastic into packaging

June 2, 2019 |

In Colorado, Boulder Clean, producer of plant-based cleaning products, and Braskem, producer of thermoplastics polyolefins and biopolymers, announced the integration of Braskem’s plant-based bioplastic into Boulder Clean’s newest sustainably focused laundry detergent packaging. With availability beginning in June of 2019, Boulder Clean’s 230oz. laundry detergent container will integrate Braskem’s plant-based I’m green Polyethylene bioplastic into […]

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MKU signs MoU with U.S.-based institutions for biofuel research

MKU signs MoU with U.S.-based institutions for biofuel research

January 7, 2018 |

In India, Madurai Kamaraj University signed a memorandum of understanding with U.S.-based Extreme ProTech to collaborate on research together in the fields of extremozymes, biopolymers and biofuel production based on micro-organisms. MKU also signed another MoU with South Dakota School of Mines and Technology which involves a staff exchange, student and faculty visits between the […]

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