Biome Bioplastics, a leading UK developer of natural plastics based in Southampton, aims to help slash coffee cup waste with its world-first plastics for takeaway beverage cups, made from plant-based sources. “Never before – the company claims – have such

Total Corbion PLA, global technology leader and producer of PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics and lactide monomers, announced that PLA resins from Bonsucro certified sugarcane are available for commercial order. The company, which is a Joint Venture between French Total

AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business has finalized the first application agreement for bio-based polymers to result from its collaboration with UK specialty polymers company Itaconix. Announced earlier this year, the joint development agreement involves AkzoNobel’s Performance Additives unit developing applications for

Bergen Airport becomes the second Norwegian gateway to begin the sale of biofuels to its airline customers. “Those involved in Norwegian aviation are sharing the responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Biofuel, together with new more energy-efficient aircraft, is helping

Everything is ready in Brussels to host the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy. Taking place on 9-11 October at SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, EFIB 2017 – organised by EuropaBio and Smithers Rapra – will take advantage of the

The green chemistry sector has a new big player. Clariant and Huntsman Corporation combined in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction. The merged company will be named HuntsmanClariant, a leading global specialty chemical company with sales of approximately

DuPont Industrial Biosciences and silage storage specialists Bock UK entered into a strategic partnership where Bock will demonstrate DuPont’s biogas enzyme technology at commercial scale in the U.K. market. The enzyme technology, OPTIMASH® AD-100, has been shown to help biogas producers

Evonik advances innovation in lubricants. The German chemical company’s Resource Efficiency Segment has unveiled its new Friction & Motion Competence Center in Darmstadt, Germany. Fully equipped and operational, the Competence Center acts as a technology platform focusing on the development