A natural bioplastic from soya protein that is capable of absorbing up to 40 times its own weight. This was obtained by Researchers at the University of Seville, together with experts from the University of Huelva. The new product, which is

Italian biochemical company Novamont has taken a unilateral decision to introduce a 40% minimum threshold for bio-based content in all of its MATER-BI bioplastics, helping reduce CO2 emissions by an annual equivalent of 75,000 city cars from the streets of

The bioeconomy needs new high skilled managers. Starting fall semester, students at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute will be able to study a new program focused on two key global issues: bioenergy and biowastes. The new Associate of Applied

The bioplastic developed by Bio-on, the Italian Intellectual Property Company based in Bologna, will be at the centre of a new European project that, thanks to a budget of almost 4 million Euro, aims to create new sustainable and biodegradable

European Scientists team up with industry partners to turn potato starch into batteries for electric vehicles. Nine partners from across the EU are working to scale up a process for converting renewable plant-based resources into a building block for energy

Denso Corporation is using bio-polycarbonate (PC) made from starch and urethane resin extracted from castor oil in some of its products. The Japanese multinational company headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, has been conducting research and development on plant-derived plastic materials,

Global food and beverage giant PepsiCo, Inc. and biotechnology leader Danimer Scientific joined forces to develop sustainable bio-based packaging. The two companies signed an agreement that includes development of Danimer Scientifics’ biodegradable film resins to meet the sustainable flexible packaging

The bioplastics industry has a new big player. French oil giant Total and Dutch biochemical company Corbion joined forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. The two partners will start