International Sugar Journal

Unilever and Genomatica partner to develop biotech alternatives to palm oil [Full subscriber]

The consumer goods giant Unilever is partnering with the biotech firm Genomatica on a US$120 million venture to commercialise and scale alternatives to replace palm oil as feedstock in the production of everyday cleaning and personal care products via a fermentation platform.   

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Malaysia – Commercial scale biobased dodecanedioic acid plant to be built [Registered]

The Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation) recently announced that the country will be home to the world’s first biobased chemical manufacturing plant by 2019.

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