Indian students develop algae-based paper

In India, a team of students have won a regional science exhibition by developing paper based on algae pulp. The students, from Maharaja Sawai Bhawani...

Lenzing reduces position in viscose fibers

In Austria, The Lenzing Group has cut its stake in EQUI-Fibres Beteiligungsgesellschaf mbH, Kelheim, a producer of viscose fibers, from 45% to 20%. Lenzing...

Queensland eyed for biorefinery

In Australia, Leaf Resources is evaluating Queensland for constructing a biorefinery. “Queensland has a lot of advantages in terms of establishing a bio refinery,” Leaf...

Institutions in India, Puerto Rico partner in seaweed and phytoremediation

In India and Puerto Rico, two institutions have partnered to jointly research seaweed, medicinal plants, and phytoremediation in the Northeast region of India. Manipur’s...

BioAmber, CJ CheilJedang plan succinic acid joint venture in China

In Montreal, BioAmber has signed a letter of intent with South Korea’s CJ CheilJedang Corporation to form a biobased succinic acid production joint venture...

Organic Plus SP controls zoospores

In Canada, Bionetix International reports positive field testing results for a fungicidal biostimulant based on humic and fulvic acids, rhamnolipids, marine plants, and micronutrients. Organic...

Anellotech extends catalyst life of renewable aromatics process

In New York, Anellotech has extended the catalyst lifetime of its Bio-TCat process for converting biomass into aromatics and fuels. The new technology, dubbed...

Evonik ditches Chr. Hansen probiotics distribution deal

In Germany, Evonik says it has terminated its probiotics distribution agreement with Chr. Hansen in the Asian market, effective December 31, 2016, so that...

Asia Pacific will lead market growth for biotech flavors

In Asia Pacific, the global market for flavors produced via biotechnology is expected to nearly triple by 2024, due to a promising pipeline of...

China XD Plastics plans $316-million bioplastics plant

In China, China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. is reportedly investing $316 million to build 300,000 tons/year of bioplastics capacity. According to Plastics News, China XD...

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