DuPont, ADM cut the ribbon on FDME pilot plant

In Illinois, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland have opened their joint pilot plant for producing furan dicarboxylic methyl ester. Made from fructose, FDME...

Corbion to build new PLA plant, exit FDCA

In the Netherlands, food ingredients and biobased products major Corbion disclosed its 2020-2025 strategy, which includes increasing investments in natural food preservation and lactic...

Dry cleaning gets cleaner with biobased solvents

In Tampa, German textile care company Kreussler is introducing a biobased solvent for dry cleaning dubbed SOLVON K4 at Clean Show 2017. The solvent is...

India to get its first biobased epichlorohydrin plant

In India, TechnipFMC has signed a technology license for its biobased epichlorohydrin process. The 50,000 metric tons per year plant, the first to use the...

Vietnamese students create cassava flour-based bioplastic

In Vietnam, two students have developed a plastic bag replacement from cassava flour. Nguyen Cam Binh Minh and Nguyen Cam Kieu Khanh, students at...

Eat your peas, then make a bioplastic flowerpot

In Italy, vegetable residue from legumes like peas, beans, and lentils are being transformed into bioplastics by LEGUVAL, a European Union-funded consortium of plastics...

MIT Spin-Out Reports Metabolic Engineering Breakthrough

In Cambridge, MIT spin-out Manus Bio is using multivariate modular metabolic engineering to design microbial pathways that produce larger volumes of commercially interesting compounds. MMME...

Taiwanese startup develops sugar-based straws

In Taiwan, a startup has developed a straw alternative based on sugarcane waste. 100% Plants, founded by Huang Chien-chung, uses simple chemical methods to turn...

Amyris targets 2018 for sweetener launch

In California, biobased farnesene producer Amyris has announced it expects to launch industrial production of a new sweetener in 2018. The low-calorie sweetener, dubbed No...

American Process, India’s Birla Carbon to Explore Nanocellulose-Carbon Fiber Synergies for Green Tires

In Mumbai, Aditya Birla Group subsidiary Birla Carbon has signed a joint development agreement with American Process to explore the synergistic use of nanocellulose...

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Faux-fur fit for a king: ECOPEL urges Charles to ditch ermine coronation robes

In London, plant-based fur maker ECOPEL is urging King Charles to forgo animal-fur trim in his coronation robe in favor of a cruelty-free alternative....

Oatly offers Thanksgiving emotional support hotline for vegans

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