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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 that Zeachem will probably use lignocellulosic feedstock, in particular, hybrid poplar which has been in the production of ethanol of ethyl acetate. While there is no clarity as to what exact products are planned in the joint agreement, a spokesman for Zeachem has stated that the deal involves “multiple chemicals and applications” which will probably help “P&G realize their sustainability goal of 100% sustainably sourced renewable or recycled materials for…

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