Towell Engineering and GF Biochemicals partner to produce and exploit levulinic acid [Full subscriber]
Towell Engineering Group and GF Biochemicals recently announced the formation of a joint venture (JV) for the production and marketing of biochemicals using GF Biochemicals proprietary technology.
AVA Biochem has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with the Michelin Group in the production of biobased 5-HMF and its conversion into various materials and chemical applications.
Finnish AT-Tuote a division of chemical giant Neste, has launched the world’s first industrial lubricant with nearly 100% bio-based content. Some 95% of the content of AT Renewable Penetrating Lubricant comes from renewable sources, in particular, Neste MY Renewable Isoalkane™ which is derived entirely from waste and residue oils and fats. Designed to enable dry lubrication and easy release, AT’s product combines renewable solvent and bio-based oil with a ceramic component.
The US Patent and Trademark Office formally issued on 14th January a new patent to the biotech start-up Itaconix for the composition of detergents containing its novel bio-based polymers.
ADM and P2 Science partner to develop ingredients for personal care and flavours & fragrances [Full subscriber]
The agribusiness giant ADM and the renewable chemistry company P2 Science recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that intends to build on both companies’ expertise in the field of chemistry and renewable materials derived from plants. Specifically, the companies will work together in the development of commercial opportunities for plant-based monomers, polymers and ingredients for personal care and flavours & fragrances.
Researchers at the Imperial College London have copied the way organisms produce toxic chemicals without harming themselves, paving the way for greener chemical and fuel production.
The biotech start-up Amyris recently reported that it has successfully shipped the first batch of the synthetically produced cannabinoid to its partner Lavvan. Amyris is also well on its way to the shipment of a second cannabinoid in the first half of 2020.
The family-owned spirits company Bacardi recently launched biobased, reusable and recyclable glasses made out of rice husks in India and will be used at the brand’s experiential properties and events.
Netherlands – Pectins from beet pulp found effective for use in leather production [Full subscriber]
The Dutch specialty chemicals manufacturer Smit & Zoon found that pectins from sugar beet pulp are excellent tanning agents in the production of leather.