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BASF’s biodegradable plastics operations expanded at its Ecoflex plant [Registered]

BASF produces biodegradable plastic which it markets as Ecoflex®. Expansion of the existing plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany will increase production capacity for Ecoflex from 14,000 to 74,000 metric tons per […]

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Ten UK-based industrial biotech companies secures funding for feasibility studies [Registered]

Studies looking at how industrial biotechnology can be competitively applied to the production of high value chemicals and polymers are set to benefit from government investment totalling £1 million. The […]

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Biobased products sector in the EU elevated through BIOCHEM project [Registered]

The EU is diligently moving forward with plans to bolster industrial biotechnology innovation in Europe, and the BIOCHEM project has risen to the challenge to meet this goal. Supported under […]

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High value chemical from algae destined for the pharmaceutical market [Registered]

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the PTT Chemical Public Company Ltd. (PTT) in Thailand have signed a research and development collaboration agreement for commercial development of BGU’s proprietary […]

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European perspective and practice on biobased products promotion [Registered]

The USDA BioPreferred program has the double benefit of providing a positive listing of biobased products primarily for US Federal agencies procurement, but also provides a strong visibility for companies […]

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Labelling of biobased products launched by USDA [Registered]

In the US, the biobased products sector support from the government has not been as extensive as is the case with the biofuels sector. For few years now, federal agencies […]

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Nutritive fibre from cane opens up new revenue stream [Registered]

An Australian compay, KFSU, based in the cane growing state Queensland is about to fully exploit the commercial value of bagasse as nutritive fibre. For the past five years the […]

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Self repairing bio-based polymers being researched [Registered]

Research into the production of biobased polymers capable of repairing themselves as they degrade and crack is currently underway and being undertaken by Michael Kessler, an Iowa State University associate […]

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Agrivida and Syngenta Ventures will collaborate to produced biofuels and biochemicals from cellulosic feedstocks [Registered]

Agrivida, Inc. announced a collaboration with Syngenta Ventures on 13 Dec ’10 to develop advanced crop technology that will provide low-cost sugars for a variety of industrial applications including biofuels […]

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Biodegradable plastics from corn starch and sugar [Registered]

Using corn starch and sugar as feedstocks, a Tel Aviv University researcher and his team are researching into producing biodegradable plastics that are even tougher than those made from petrochemicals. […]

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