Dongsung partners with UPM to develop biobased polyurethane – with UPM investing €750 million in commercial scale plant [Full subscriber]
South Korea-based Dongsung Chemical is partnering with Germany’s UPM Biochemical to develop renewable products from biobased raw materials, initially for footwear.
UK – British Sugar plans to build a pilot plant to produce animal feed from Spirulina [Full subscriber]
British Sugar has lodged a planning application to build a pilot plant at its Wissington sugar factory site in West Norfolk to elicit the viability of producing algae-based animal feed ingredients.
Toray produces biobased adipic acid from cellulosic sugars [Full subscriber]
Toray Industries Inc. announced on August 24 that it has developed the world’s first 100% biobased adipic acid, a raw material for nylon 66 (polyamide 66), from cellulosic sugars derived.
Bluestem Biosciences raises US$5 million for producing chemicals via fermentation platform [Registered]
The US-based biotech start-up Bluestem Biosciences has secured US$5 million in seed financing to pursue the production of chemicals via anaerobic fermentation.
Genomatica and Aquafil commence pre-commercial production of biobased nylon-6 [Full subscriber]
US-based biotech company Genomatica and its partner, the Italian nylon maker Aquafil completed the first demonstration of multiton production of biobased nylon 6. The plant is located at an Aquafil facility in Slovenia.
MycoWorks biomaterial produced from mycelium exploited by luxury hatmaker Nick Fouquet [Full subscriber]
The biotech start-up MycoWorks announced on 18th July that the luxury hatmaker Nick Fouquet unveiled the first commercial products made with its Reishi™, a bovine alternative derived from the mycelium of a wood-decaying fungus.
Biosyntia secures €11.5 million funding to produce biobased vitamin B7 at commercial-scale [Registered]
The Danish biotech start-up Biosyntia has secured €11.5 million in funding from a strong syndicate of capital investors to support the production of natural ingredients for use in beauty and nutrition products such as vitamins and antioxidants via a precision fermentation platform.