Tag: surfactant

Advanced BioCatalytics gets EPA Safer Choice Approval for “fermactants”

Advanced BioCatalytics gets EPA Safer Choice Approval for “fermactants”

August 2, 2020 |

In California, Advanced BioCatalytics’s Glucospike, one of their “Fermactants” products made entirely from microbiology-based surface-active agents (based on fermentation of microorganisms), has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice Program. This technology is an alternative to using petrochemicals based on non-sustainable fossil fuels, or plant-based chemistry, which has contributed to de-forestation and has […]

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C5 is the new C6

C5 is the new C6

December 15, 2015 |

Goodbye glucose, hello xylose. The X-Factor in the advanced bioeconomy might just be a sugar that starts with an X. You’ve long noticed that water gathers in beads — on a leaf in the morning, for example, or dripping from a faucet. That’s surface tension, which is to say that the water is more attracted […]

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The birth of an affordable, sustainable, more-powerful gunk-getter

The birth of an affordable, sustainable, more-powerful gunk-getter

March 24, 2014 |

Step aside, you crud-caked brushes and surfaces. Here comes the improbably green and affordable Steposol to add power to the “clean” in Cleantech. And illuminate a path towards commercialization for those with technologies that will follow. In Illinois, Stepan is debuting the “surfactant as a solvent” Steposol MET-10U — one of the first commercial products to […]

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