Tag: Georgia

Danimer acquires Novomer for $152 million

Danimer acquires Novomer for $152 million

August 2, 2021 |

In Georgia, polyhydroxyalkanoates bioplastics company Danimer Scientific has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Novomer, Inc., a New York-based producer of polymers and chemicals, including PHA poly(3-hydroxypropionate). The transaction is valued at $152 million. Both boards have approved the deal.  Danimer says Novomer’s p(3HP) is “highly complementary” to Danimer’s products and can be incorporated as […]

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Delta Air Lines has accrued required RINs for Monroe Energy but slams RIN market

Delta Air Lines has accrued required RINs for Monroe Energy but slams RIN market

July 15, 2021 |

In Georgia, Platts reports that Delta Air Lines said in a quarterly earnings call that the company refuses to spend cash willy nilly on a RIN marketplace that it sees as non-transparent. He confirmed that the company has accrued the RINs required for the Monroe Energy refinery in Trainer, Pennsylvania despite media reports to the […]

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Brightmark to build world’s largest advanced plastics recycling and renewal facility

Brightmark to build world’s largest advanced plastics recycling and renewal facility

June 8, 2021 |

In Georgia, Brightmark will build the world’s largest advanced plastics recycling and renewal facility in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia.  The total investment is expected to be more than $680 million in a new plant intended to fully utilize the 5.3 million square-foot site, which will employ a state-of-the-art and proprietary plastics renewal process that sustainably recycles […]

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Delta Air Lines and Takeda Pharmaceutical enter into SAF agreement

Delta Air Lines and Takeda Pharmaceutical enter into SAF agreement

April 26, 2021 |

In Georgia, Delta Air Lines and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited have entered into a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) agreement that will address carbon emissions from the company’s business travel with Delta. Through this agreement, Takeda joins the growing roster of corporate customers entering into SAF agreements facilitated by Delta, representing the shared commitment between both […]

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Danimer plans $700-million bioplastic plant

Danimer plans $700-million bioplastic plant

April 5, 2021 |

In Georgia, bioplastic maker Danimer Scientific has announced a $700-million investment in polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) production capacity at Bainbridge.  The announcement closely follows Danimer signing a partnership with Mars-Wrigley to develop home-compostable plastic packaging for the latter’s iconic SKITTLES candy brand.  “Georgia companies like Danimer continue to lead the way toward a green manufacturing future, and […]

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Bioplastics maker Danimer begins trading on NYSE

Bioplastics maker Danimer begins trading on NYSE

January 4, 2021 |

In Georgia, bioplastics maker Danimer Scientific has officially gone public through its previously announced merger with Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Live Oak Acquisition Corp. Under the terms of the deal, Live Oak changed its name to Danimer Scientific, Inc. and began trading under the ticker “DNMR” on the New York Stock Exchange on December […]

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Celebrate National Drinking Straw Day with a free bioplastic alternative

Celebrate National Drinking Straw Day with a free bioplastic alternative

December 28, 2020 |

In Georgia, single-use dinnerware maker WinCup says it will give away biodegradable drinking straws on January 3, otherwise known as National Drinking Straw Day.  Dubbed phade, WinCup’s straws are made from Danimer Scientific’s Nodax polyhydroxyalkanoate. As long as supplies last, WinCup will send free straws to people who like them on Instagram or friend them […]

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USDA certifies SYNLawn products as biobased

USDA certifies SYNLawn products as biobased

October 22, 2020 |

In Georgia, SYNLawn has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The product, SYNAugustine 547 Bio-Based System, is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content. The following SYNLawn products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label: • SYNRenew with 47% biobased content. […]

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Bioplastic maker Danimer Scientific to go public

Bioplastic maker Danimer Scientific to go public

October 5, 2020 |

In Georgia, bioplastic maker Danimer Scientific has announced a merger agreement with Live Oak Acquisition Corp. that will result in Danimer becoming a public company. Danimer Scientific produces polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a 100% biodegradable and renewable plastic that uses canola oil as feedstock. The company currently produces its PHA—trade named Nodax—at  an industrial-scale facility in Winchester, […]

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Georgia Institute of Technology researchers upgrading lignin bio-oil to hydrocarbons

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers upgrading lignin bio-oil to hydrocarbons

September 24, 2020 |

In Georgia, a new low-temperature, multi-phase process for upgrading lignin bio-oil to hydrocarbons could help expand use of the lignin, which is now largely a waste product left over from the production of cellulose and bioethanol from trees and other woody plants. Using a dual catalyst system of superacid and platinum particles, researchers at the […]

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