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Tyson Foods buys into Beyond Meat

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NUU launches: the Digital Voice of the Physical World

In Florida, NUU, the Digital Voice of the Physical World launched officially this afternoon as a new digital content portal for the new physical...

TerraTech, weekly radio program on the advanced bioeconomy, set to launch Jan. 11th

In Florida, The Digest announced the launch of TerraTech, a weekly one-hour radio program on new technologies, rising companies and personalities in the advanced...

The new Bio-BDO era: Novamont opens first commercial-scale facility for bio-based BDO

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US Biobased Industry hits $393B in revenue, 4.22M jobs

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BASF, Avantium form landmark biobased chemicals JV

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Lanxess to acquire Chemtura for $2.69B

In Germany, Lanxess will acquire the US-based speciality chemical maker Chemtura, one of the major global providers of high-quality flame retardant and lubricant additives,...

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