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Biopolymers for smartphones, Romanian hoof fungus furniture, Clariant’s biobased surfactants, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 11th

Biopolymers for smartphones, Romanian hoof fungus furniture, Clariant’s biobased surfactants, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 11th

February 10, 2022 |

We know smartphones and electronics are huge resource sucks that utilize rare minerals, fossil fuels, and precious resources, so cheers to a China-based smartphone maker that is now using a biobased polycarbonate copolymer produced by Saudi Arabia’s SABIC. And in Japan, Kaneka is investing $130 million to triple production capacity for its biopolymer brand Green […]

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Clariant unveils 100% bio-based surfactants and PEGs

Clariant unveils 100% bio-based surfactants and PEGs

February 8, 2022 |

In Germany, Clariant unveiled its new Vita 100% bio-based surfactants and polyethylene glycols (PEGs) to help directly address climate change by helping remove fossil carbon from the value chain. The introduction of 100% bio-based surfactants and PEGs significantly expands Clariant’s Vita designated ingredients. Vita products are based on renewable feedstocks and have at least 98% […]

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Clariant launches biobased surfactants and PEGs

Clariant launches biobased surfactants and PEGs

February 7, 2022 |

In Switzerland, chemical company Clariant has launched a range of 100% biobased surfactants and polyethylene glycols. Dubbed Vita, the ingredients were developed for formulators looking to boost natural content of detergents, hair and body shampoos, paints, industrial lubricants, and crop formulations.  “From the packaging to the many ingredients, a typical consumer product in coatings, personal […]

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Clariant Romania project is mechanically complete and ready for start-up

Clariant Romania project is mechanically complete and ready for start-up

January 23, 2022 |

In Romania, Clariant’s first full-scale commercial sunliquid plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues is mechanically completed and ready for start-up. The flagship plant will process approx. 250,000 tons of straw to produce 50,000 tons of cellulosic ethanol annually, contributing to lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. After completing the […]

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Clariant buys BASF’s US attapulgite business for $60M cash

Clariant buys BASF’s US attapulgite business for $60M cash

December 28, 2021 |

In Germany, Clariant has signed definitive agreements to acquire BASF’s U.S. Attapulgite business assets for $60 million in cash, including the signing of a long-term supply agreement for attapulgite-based products to BASF. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in summer 2022. BASF’s Attapulgite business is one of the […]

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Clariant, Technip Energies new tech reduces steam methane reforming’s CO2 footprint

Clariant, Technip Energies new tech reduces steam methane reforming’s CO2 footprint

November 14, 2021 |

In Minnesota, Clariant and Technip Energies launched EARTH: Pioneering technology to reduce the CO2 footprint of steam methane reforming. The drop-in solution offers producers a cost-efficient way to save energy or to increase capacity with a decreased CO2 footprint and first commercial use has shown drastic reductions in CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, and pressure drop […]

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Major chemical companies to establish low carbon development platform

Major chemical companies to establish low carbon development platform

November 4, 2021 |

In Germany, Clariant has reached an agreement with the World Economic Forum and major chemical companies to establish a breakthrough development platform by 2023. A Project Development Company will be designed as a new stand-alone entity operating on a pre-competitive basis and supporting partners in setting set-up joint projects aiming to share early-stage development risks […]

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Big Cellulosic: Inside the Clariant cellulosic ethanol at Podari, Romania

Big Cellulosic: Inside the Clariant cellulosic ethanol at Podari, Romania

October 20, 2021 |

Special to The Digest Fueled by a need for more efficient and sustainable solutions, industries across the globe are changing the materials they use. This demand has created an opportunity for renewable raw materials to emerge as an innovative solution to sustainable energy and production needs. Sustainability is one of Clariant’s strategic pillars, including a […]

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Clariant completes construction of 1st commercial Sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant

Clariant completes construction of 1st commercial Sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant

October 17, 2021 |

Here comes the sun…the sunliquid that is. From Switzerland-based Clariant comes news that construction is complete first commercial Sunliquid plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. Where? In Podari, Romania where the EUR 140 million facility (about $162 million USD) will be operational in the fourth quarter processing approx. 250,000 tons of […]

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Clariant still plans to commission Romanian 2G ethanol plant by year’s end

Clariant still plans to commission Romanian 2G ethanol plant by year’s end

September 27, 2021 |

In Romania, after four years of construction, Romania Insider reports that Clariant plans to complete its EUR140 million cellulosic ethanol facility this year, not only completing construction but also commissioning start up. Around 80,000 metric tons of straw will be collected during this current harvest season from 20 different partners to supply the facility’s startup. […]

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