Arkema expands fluoropolymer production capacity in U.S.

In Kentucky, Arkema will increase fluoropolymer (Kynar PVDF) capacity at its Calvert City plant by some 20%. This investment, scheduled to start mid-2018, further...

Cotton industry makes efforts to improve sustainability with new appointment

In North Carolina, Cotton Incorporated, the research and promotion company for U.S. cotton producers and importers, is working towards improving sustainability in the industry’s...

Putting it to good use – Study looks for ways to valorize agricultural and...

In Europe, a European Agrimax study found that the EU produces 700 million tons of bio-waste each year and is looking for ways to...

Gallic acid steals oxygen making it useful for bio-based food packaging film

In Germany, researchers produced a multilayer bio-based packaging film using gallic acid and sodium carbonate that acts like an oxygen scavenger using a three-step...

Seaweed molecule found to help heal brain damage

In Australia, seaweed isn’t just healthy to eat - it can now heal damaged brain tissue using a new technique using a “hydrogel scaffold”...

New cheaper bio-ink to help human organ and tissue production

In Canada, researchers at the University of British Columbia developed a new bio-ink that can fabricate human organs and tissue at a lower cost...

AkzoNobel and Itaconix to develop bio-based chelates for detergent and cleaners markets

In the Netherlands, AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business and Itaconix signed an application agreement to evaluate and develop innovative bio-based chelates for use in the...

Fruit and nut bars get new compostable bio-based wrapper

In Ireland, film supplier, TIPA, developed a new compostable film wrapper for Shanvalley Innovative Food Company of Ireland’s fruit and nut bars. TIPA did...

Pesky green crabs in Newfoundland could prove useful for water treatment

In Canada, Dr. Don-Roger Parkinson is looking for additional investors and collaborators for a research project to use the chitin molecules from Newfoundland’s pesky...

Pilot project begins on strawberry plants to assess biological pesticides impact

In California, Marrone Bio Innovations, a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets,...

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