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Avantium begins producing biobased polyester at a pilot plant [Registered]

Avantium has begun producing biobased polyester at a pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands. The polyester plant is the first part of the pilot plant that Avantium is building at […]

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Lignol develops engineering design package for commercial biorefinery [Registered]

Lignol Energy Corporation announced on 18 April ’11 that it has completed an engineering design package for a commercial-scale biorefinery that would produce up to 80 million litres of cellulosic […]

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Amyris to expand production of farnesene (Biofene™) at Paraíso Bioenergia sugar plant in Brazil [Registered]

Amyris, Inc. announced on 22 March that it has entered into a manufacturing agreement with sugar and ethanol producer Paraíso Bioenergia S.A., in São Paulo State, Brazil. Under the agreement, […]

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NatureWorks awarded first certified biobased product label for plastics by USDA [Registered]

The Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced on 1st April that NatureWorks is one of the first 11 companies approved to use USDA’s new product label on its certified bio-based […]

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USDA unveils 60 products with new bio-based label [Registered]

Five dozen products, including hand soaps and engine oils, will soon be sold in US with a new “BioPreferred” label to show they contain significant portion of biobased ingredients, the […]

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OPX Biotechnologies and Dow Chemical partner to produce bioacrylic acid [Registered]

Dow Chemical and OPX Biotechnologies (OPXBIO) announced in early April that they have signed a joint development agreement, to develop an industrial-scale process to produce bio-based acrylic from corn and […]

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Kenya: Kibos Sugar invests in bagasse-based paper plant [Registered]

Kibos Sugar and Allied Industries Limited are to jointly invest KSh1.1 billion (U$13.1 million) in the building of a plant that will produce paper from cane bagasse. The plant will […]

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PepsiCo develops its own biobased PET bottle [Registered]

PepsiCo announced in mid March ’11 that it has developed the world’s first biobased PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottle. PepsiCo’s “green” bottle is 100 percent recyclable. It is currently made […]

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DuPont’s biobased products business likely to generate $250 Million annually by 2015 [Registered]

At the Jeffries 11th Annual Clean Technology Conference, DuPont’s Applied BioSciences President Craig F. Binetti told delegates that revenues from its biofuels and biomaterials business is likely to exceed $250 […]

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UK and Norway sign biotech agreement to exploit opportunities in the bioeconomy sector [Registered]

The UK and Norway have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see a partnership in the areas of industrial biotechnology and bio-refining, maximising the exploitation of research and development […]

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