International Sugar Journal

MycoWorks, synthesising “leather” from mycelium secures US$17 million funding [Full subscriber]

The start-up MycoWorks, creator of Reishi™, the sustainable, fine mycelium “leather,” recently announced US$17 million in Series A financing raised during 2019 to deliver commercially viable non-plastic, non-animal materials to the market.

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Hitachi Zosen helps develop commercial-scale production trans-polyisoprene from Eucommia ulmoides seed peels [Full subscriber]

Researchers at the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JSTA) have been successful in producing a valuable polymer from Eucommia ulmoides, a deciduous tree. Polyisoprene is an important substance for the […]

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WACKER launches polymeric binders produced from biobased acetic acid [Full subscriber]

The Munich-based chemical group WACKER is expanding its new product line of polymeric binders produced from biobased acetic acid.

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Birla Carbon, GranBio introduce biobased additives that improve tyres rolling resistance and vehicles fuel economy [Full subscriber]

A new nanocellulose dispersion composite (NDC) rubber masterbatch technology from Birla Carbon and GranBio Technologies is said to offer the tire industry a breakthrough in materials development.

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Thailand – ABT expands the capacity of its biobased epichlorohydrin plant [Full subscriber]

The biotech start-up Advanced Biochemical (Thailand, (ABT)) recently announced that is boosting the amount of biobased epichlorohydrin (ECH) it produces at its facility in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, to 120,000 tonnes/year – an increase of 20,000 tonnes.

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EU funds waste-to-sugars-to-biobased products project [Full subscriber]

An 11-strong European consortium has secured funding for a project to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of generating waste sugars derived from household waste and producing a range of high-performance biobased materials and products.

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E. coli engineered to fully exploit cellulosic sugars to produce muconic acid [Full subscriber]

researchers at Kobe University, Japan have developed .a new strategy called Parallel Metabolic Pathway Engineering (PMPE), allowing them to fully exploit both sugars for target chemical production and microbe propagation. They used this approach to alter E. coli bacteria in order to successfully boost the production of the nylon precursor muconic acid.

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Researchers create superglue out of cellulose and water [Full subscriber]

Researchers from the universities of Aalto, Tokyo, Sichuan and British Columbia have developed a biobased superglue.

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High-performance polyamide produced from residues of pulp and paper industry [Registered]

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Society and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a new polyamide family which can be produced from a byproduct of cellulose production.

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Deinove and Sharon Laboratories partner to develop a new range of biobased ingredients for the personal care sector [Full subscriber]

The biotech start-up Deinove has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sharon Laboratories to develop and market a range of biobased ingredients for the personal care sector.

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