Global Bioenergies completes demo unit

In Germany, Global Bioenergies has completed construction of a demonstration facility for direct fermentation of gaseous hydrocarbons. The 100 tons/year facility, located at Fraunhofer CBP’s...

Solabia buys French algae firm, targets cosmetic ingredients

In France, Solabia Group has acquired Algues & Mer, an algae-based ingredients located on Ouessant Island. Since its founding in 1994, Algues & Mer has...

Deinove and Processium partner to bring carotenoids to market faster

In France, Deinove has tapped process design firm Processium to help the company scale its carotenoid production process. Deinove, which uses Deinococcus bacteria to produce...

BioAmber courting both U.S. and Canada for second biobased succinic acid plant

In Ontario, BioAmber is working to secure an incentive package for its second commercial-scale biobased succinic acid facility. The new plant, which would be...

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop launches natural fragrance line, lambasts “toxic” chemicals

In New York, actress-turned-lifestyle-guru Gwyneth Paltrow is adding a natural fragrance line to her Goop brand that she says will offer “the modern woman...

Sephora partnership to help Amyris double consumer beauty sales

In California, Amyris says its Biossance consumer beauty brand soon be available at Sephora stores and Sephora online. The February 2017 launch will be...

Unibio reaches commercial-scale in Denmark

In Denmark, Unibio has completed its first commercial-scale plant for producing single-cell protein animal feed from natural gas. The process, dubbed U-Loop, creates favorable growth...

Unibio eyes capacity jump after hitting protein milestone

In Denmark, Unibio will begin large-scale production of single-cell protein animal feed from natural gas by year-end after completing a technology upgrade to its...

Evil Weevils – Can Biochemicals Fight Them?

Bionema says yes, they can! As we hear about antibiotic resistance, we also hear about pesticide resistance. The more we use, the more they...

VWR opens new biochemicals manufacturing site in Ohio, replacing five others

VWR celebrated the official plant opening and a facility tour for city officials and attendees at its new manufacturing site in Solon, Ohio. The...

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