Travelers flying with SAS can now voluntarily choose to buy biofuel

Travelers flying with SAS can now voluntarily choose to buy biofuel and so help reduce climate-affecting CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent. “The new non-profit service aims to pioneer a large-scale and competitive market for biofuel within aviation, in line with SAS’ sustainability strategy”, stated the Scandinavian airlines company.

Continue reading

Nouryon joined forces with water treatment company Van Remmen UV Technology

Nouryon joined forces with water treatment company Van Remmen UV Technology on a novel method to address the growing concern of pharmaceutical micropollutants in waste water. The process, which combines the Advanox™ ultraviolet (UV) treatment process from Van Remmen UV Technology and Nouryon’s MicrOx™ hydrogen peroxide, is expected to remove more than 90% of pharmaceutical residues.

Continue reading

Versalis confirms the resumption of the former Mossi Ghisolfi’s biorefinery in Crescentino

The Biorefinery in Crescentino, Italy

Versalis, the chemical division of the Italian oil company Eni, confirms that it is in the process of implementing an action plan that will lead to a resumption of operations at the former biorefinery of Mossi Ghisolfi Group in Crescentino, which were acquired in November 2018. New 35 hires are expected by the end of the year.

Continue reading

Ursula von der Leyen presented the new team of the European Commission. Here the list of Commissioners for the bioeconomy

Berlaymont, European Commission’s Headquarter in Brussels

Following are nominees for the next European Commission. Job assignments were announced yesterday by the incoming president, Ursula von der Leyen of Germany.

Il Bioeconomista’s list focuses on commissioners more involved in the Bioeconomy.

Continue reading

The Russian Bioeconomy takes a step forward with TAIF JSC Group and Bio-on

Marco Astorri, Ceo Bio-on

The TAIF JSC Group, a player in the traditional petrochemical sector, started the operational phase of the 10,000-tonnes per year PHA project to be implemented in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, based on the license agreement with Bio-on SpA , IP company active in the field of high quality bioplastics.

Continue reading

Amyris launched Pipette, a Clean Baby Care Brand Delivering a Critical Need for a Growing Market

John Melo, President and Ceo of Amyris

Amyris Inc., the US company which develops and produces sustainable ingredients for the Flavors & Fragrances, Health & Wellness and Clean Beauty markets, launched Pipette, a new brand reinventing clean personal care for babies and moms using the fewest possible ingredients from the purest sources.

Continue reading

Clariant: sunliquid technology can successfully convert miscanthus biomass into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol

Mercedes-Benz fleet at Clariant´s sunliquid® demonstration plant for production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues.;

Clariant conducted tests on approximately 30 tons of miscanthus provided by INA, Croatia’s leading oil and gas company. The miscanthus biomass was harvested and baled at the INA demonstration site in Croatia in February this year and shipped for processing to Clariant’s pre-commercial sunliquid plant in Straubing, Germany for conversion into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol.

Continue reading

Neste expands in California

Source: http://www.neste.com

Fleet drivers in Northern and Central California can now fuel up at multiple commercial fueling sites with high-performance, low-carbon Neste MY Renewable Diesel™, thanks to the recent opening of three new locations. The new cardlock stations join the first location in San Leandro, California, which opened in March 2019.

Continue reading

Nouryon expands production of several innovative technologies for the oil and gas market

AkzoNobel Center in the Netherlands

Nouryon will double capacity at its surfactants plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, to support the growth of several existing products as well as new sustainable technologies for markets including oil and gas, lubricants and fuels, and asphalt. The €12-million expansion and upgrade project includes the installation of a new reactor and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2021.

Continue reading

Braskem signed a collaboration agreement with Toulouse White Biotechnology

Henri Colens, Braskem Europe at IFIB 2016

Braskem, the world’s leading biopolymer producer, signed a collaboration agreement with the prestigious European research center Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) for the development of renewable solutions. Specializing in scientific projects, the center will be an important partner for advancing new research and development routes based on natural resources, which will contribute to progress in sustainable, innovative solutions and economically viable for manufacturers and society as a whole.

Continue reading