International Sugar Journal
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Bio-based alternative for coated paper industry from EcoSynthetix [Registered]

EcoSynthetix has invented a biolatex binder produced from renewable feedstocks as an alternative to petrochemical binders. EcoSphere®, the company’s first biolatex product, is a dry biopolymer nanoparticle agglomerate powder that […]

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Cosan and Amyris to produce renewable base oils for the lubricants market [Registered]

Cosan and Amyris, announced on 13 June that they have formed a new company executed Novvi S.A., through a joint venture deal. The company will be based in Brazil company […]

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Polimeri Europa and Novamont to set up bio-based chemical complex in Sardinia [Registered]

Polimeri Europa (a subsidiary of Eni) and Novamont (biodegradable plastics producer) announced on 13th June the construction of a bio-based chemical complex in Porto Torres (Sardinia, Italy). The joint venture […]

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Genomatica plans to expand into the lucrative biochemicals sector [Registered]

Largely in response to interest in the biobased chemicals sector by Wall Street, Genomatica hopes to capitalize on this by planning to raise up to $150 million, possibly through a […]

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Nuplas seeks investors for biobased PLA for packaging [Registered]

Nuplas intends to develop and supply biobased Second Generation PLA (G2 PLA) using a patent-protected technology that converts lactides to PLA. Lactides are produced from carbohydrates from various crops via […]

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Zeachem partners with Proctor & Gamble to produce biochemicals [Registered]

Zeachem announced on 1st June “a binding multi-year joint development agreement with Procter & Gamble” for the production of biochemicals (and “other products” which were not specified). It is suggested […]

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Biobased products sector needs wide ranging support to compete with petrochemicals sector [Registered]

Biobased products sector has been acknowledged to be the neglected step-child of industrial biotech. Witness the level of subsidies enjoyed by the sector compared with the biofuels sector. Whereas the […]

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Lignin demonstration plant in Canada commences operations [Registered]

Canadian not for profit R&D company FPInnovations in partnership with the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio Economy (CRIBE), Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) and AbitibiBowater has started producing […]

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DSM and Roquette to open commercial scale bio-based succinic acid plant in 2012 [Registered]

The European companies Royal DSM and Roquette Frères announced on 9th May that they will build a commercial scale plant for the production of bio-based platform chemical succinic acid. Financial […]

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Targeted proteomics for metabolic pathway optimization to facilitate biobased chemicals production [Registered]

Efforts to engineer new metabolic pathways into microbes for the production of valuable chemical products, such as biofuels or therapeutic drugs, received a significant boost following a successful demonstration of […]

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