Avantium Looks to Raise €100 million in Amsterdam, Brussels Float

In the Netherlands, bioplastics maker Avantium is planning an initial public offering and listing of all shares on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels. The...

French Skin Care Company Joins EU Algae Project

In France, skin care firm Lessonia has joined a research project aimed at increasing production and use of two European seaweeds: brown alga Saccharina...

Loan for Elevance’s Ill-Fated Biorefinery Project Returned to State

In Mississippi, funds once earmarked for Elevance Renewable Sciences’ now-defunct Natchez biorefinery project have been returned to the state, and county officials say Elevance...

Biobased Tires Move a Step Closer to Reality

In Minnesota, researchers have developed a biobased route to key tire material isoprene. The current route to manufacture isoprene uses petroleum, and efforts to...

Itaconix Expanding Staff to Support Partnerships with AkzoNobel and Croda

In New Hampshire, biobased itaconic acid producer Itaconix is planning to double its staff after inking separate development partnerships with AkzoNobel and Croda. Co-founder and...

MIT Engineers Design Genetic Switch that Improves Bacteria’s Productivity

In Boston, MIT chemical engineers have devised a method of increasing bacterial production of glucaric acid without limiting cell population—a key hurdle to producing...

Race is On to Find Use for Greek Yogurt Waste

In the United States, companies are working to develop innovative uses for the deluge of acid whey waste generated by Greek yoghurt production. Demand for...

Industrial Hemp a “No-Brainer,” Moves Ahead in New Mexico

In Santa Fe, the state judiciary committee has passed the Industrial Hemp Research Act, opening the door for agricultural and manufacturing job creation based...

Kalamazoo Yogurt Cup Maker Announces Expansion

In Michigan, Fabri-Kal, a Kalamazoo-based manufacturer of wheat straw-based yogurt cups and food-service containers, is doubling capacity at its Burley manufacturing site. The company...

Tennessee Start-Up “Stubbornly” Pursues Lignin Innovation

In Tennessee, Prisma Renewable Composites is targeting high-value uses for lignin, a plant material CEO Adam McCall characterizes as an “afterthought” to the rest...

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