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