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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Evonik to build commercial-scale biobased rhamnolipids plant in Slovakia [Full subscriber]

The specialty chemicals producer Evonik is investing a three-digit million-euro sum in constructing a plant in Slovakia to produce biobased and fully biodegradable rhamnolipids.

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Unilever partners with Arzeda to improve/develop enzymes for cleaning and laundry applications [Full subscriber]

Consumer goods giant Unilever and Arzeda, the industry-leading Protein Design Company™, have entered a strategic partnership to apply the latest advances in digital biology to discovering and designing new enzymes for household cleaning applications.

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