Tag: Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola paper bottle, Pampers biodiapers, Twist Bioscience’s DNA art launching to space, bioplastic PPE, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 5th

Coca-Cola paper bottle, Pampers biodiapers, Twist Bioscience’s DNA art launching to space, bioplastic PPE, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 5th

November 4, 2020 |

Big news from big companies this week with mega-brand Coca-Cola revealing an initial prototype for a paper bottle it hopes can be recycled with household paper recycling streams, Pampers diaper-brand’s new Pampers Pure line features a plant-based liner enriched with 100% renewable shea butter, Twist Bioscience converts art into DNA for launch into space, and […]

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Coca-Cola unveils paper bottle prototype

Coca-Cola unveils paper bottle prototype

November 2, 2020 |

In Atlanta, mega-brand Coca-Cola has revealed an initial prototype for a paper bottle it hopes can be recycled with household paper recycling streams. Developed in partnership with Paboco (PAper BOttle COmpany), the prototype does contain a closure and liner made from recycled plastic, but the pop manufacturer aims to eventually develop packaging without a liner. […]

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Will the Lemonade Stand Era end in renewable fuels, sooner, later, ever?

Will the Lemonade Stand Era end in renewable fuels, sooner, later, ever?

October 25, 2017 |

A few weeks ago on the Digest’s tiny home island of Key Biscayne, we saw something along our one main boulevard not seen in quite some time: a lemonade stand operated by a trio of young kids. They weren’t selling much. Some time between this first enterprise and their next, these kids’ll learn about getting […]

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Let’s Get it On: Avantium acquires Liquid Light 

Let’s Get it On: Avantium acquires Liquid Light 

January 10, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium has acquired the assets of Liquid Light Inc, developer of a process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally-abundant carbon dioxide (CO2). The acquisition combines the technologies of both Liquid Light and Avantium to develop a world leading electro-catalysis platform and to commercialize new process technologies using CO2 as feedstock […]

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The Race for the 100% Biobased Plastic Bottle

The Race for the 100% Biobased Plastic Bottle

February 1, 2016 |

In Switzerland, AVA Biochem revealed that it is expanding its product portfolio to include platform chemical FDCA (2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid)— and that’s a pathway to a molecule called PEF that’s a potential bio-based replacement for PET used to make clear plastic bottles for soft drinks. So, it’s big news in a field that’s getting crowded with promising […]

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100% renewable: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Coca-Cola Plant Bottle

100% renewable: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Coca-Cola Plant Bottle

September 14, 2015 |

Since introducing PlantBottle packaging – the first-ever fully recyclable PET plastic bottle made partially from plants – Coca-Cola has distributed more than 25 billion of the bottles to thirsty consumers in 37 countries. The breakthrough technology also has helped catalyze a movement to redirect the entire polyester fiber and plastic resin industry toward a renewable […]

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Coca-Cola, Liquid Light sign tech development pact to make key Plant Bottle component from waste CO2 

Coca-Cola, Liquid Light sign tech development pact to make key Plant Bottle component from waste CO2 

July 20, 2015 |

In New Jersey, Liquid Light and Coca Cola have signed a technology development agreement to accelerate the development of mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) from carbon dioxide. Liquid Light‘s technology enables more efficient use of plant material to make MEG, one of the major components used to make The Coca-Cola Company’s plant-based PET plastic bottle, representing up […]

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Virent, Coca-Cola hit key production milestone with the 100% biobased Plant Bottle 

Virent, Coca-Cola hit key production milestone with the 100% biobased Plant Bottle 

June 4, 2015 |

Production goes from pilot to demonstration scale as Coca-Cola “makes it happy,” showcasing its newest Plant Bottles at Expo Milan. News has arrived from Europe that Coca-Cola is displaying 100% bio-based content Plant Bottles produced using paraxylene produced at Virent’s Madison, Wisconsin demonstration plant — the first demonstration scale production of a PET plastic bottle […]

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Coke invests further in scaling Virent’s paraxylene production for PlantBottle

Coke invests further in scaling Virent’s paraxylene production for PlantBottle

September 9, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, Virent’s partnership with Coca Cola is to be extended with an additional investment of an undisclosed amount for Viret to scale up production of the paraxylene chemical which Coca Cola is using in their PlantBottles. The investment will fund purchase and installation of new equipment that is needed to chemically produce and purify […]

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Avantium raises $50M from Coca-Cola, Danone, Swire and more: renewable PEF plastic bottles take the spotlight

Avantium raises $50M from Coca-Cola, Danone, Swire and more: renewable PEF plastic bottles take the spotlight

June 5, 2014 |

Thought that the competition for the 100% all-renewable plastic bottle was a race for commercial paraxylene at scale? Well, hold on a darn minute. Avantium and its PEF molecule aims to steal the inside track to replacing all that fossil-based polyester. In the Netherlands,  Avantium (ranked #15 in the Digest’s 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals) […]

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