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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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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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