Biobased Chemical

December 07, 2018

BIO adds 21 companies to Industrial & Environmental Section

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently announced 21 companies have joined the Industrial & Environmental Section over the past year, including Gevo, Velocys, Virent, and Agrisoma Biosciences. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

UK government publishes bioeconomy strategy for 2018-2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. BEIS has published a national bioeconomy strategy for 2018 to 2030. The U.K. REA spoke out in support of the strategy, noting it endorses the use of biobased resources as fundamental to U.K. goals for decarbonization and economic growth. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

DOE contest to crowdsource solutions for biobased 3D printing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is seeking new concepts in biobased materials for additive manufacturing as part of its Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, which is an effort to crowdsource solutions for next generation manufacturing. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

Total Corbion PLA starts-up 75,000-ton-per-year bioplastics plant

BY Total Corbion PLA Found In:ChemicalsTotal Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, announced the start-up of its 75,000-ton-per-year poly lactic acid (PLA) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The plant has successfully produced Luminy PLA resins. READ MORE

November 30, 2018

Report: Pro-innovation policies, biotech advances are linked

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA study released Nov. 19 highlights strategies, policies and best practices that have been successful in creating an environment in which biotechnology innovation can flourish around the world, according to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. READ MORE

November 29, 2018

USDA rule to help speed development of infrastructure projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is taking action to allow agency administrators additional flexibility to obligate federal funds associated with certain infrastructure projects, including those associated with several of its rural development programs. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

Researchers develop, test system for making biobased chemicals

BY Iowa State University Found In:ChemicalsIowa State University researchers will test a new way of producing biobased chemicals that’s backed by 10 years of working in laboratories, partnering with industries and launching startups. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Canadian government funds project to produce biobased nylon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsThe Canadian government has announced funding to support the development of biomass-based alternative material that could replace traditional nylon used in automobile manufacturing and other industries. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

USDA: 2 national labs win BioPreferred Program procurement awards

BY USDA Found In:ChemicalsThe USDA recently announced that two U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories have received USDA’s Excellence in BioPreferred Procurement Awards for Fiscal Year 2018 for testing and adopting biobased products within their operations. READ MORE