SHV Energy joined the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme

SHV Energy joined the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme (KCBP). In so doing, SHV Energy will reduce its headquarters’ CO2 emissions by 50%. Additionally, the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has extended its participation in KCBP for a further two-year period. TU Delft first joined the programme on 1 July 2017.

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Avantium inaugurated its plant-based MEG demonstration factory in Chemie Park Delfzijl

Delfzijl

Avantium last Thursday inaugurated its plant-based MEG (mono-ethylene glycol) demonstration factory in Chemie Park Delfzijl, the Netherlands, bringing industry yet another solution to reduce the reliance on fossil resources. The opening ceremonies was hosted by Nienke Homan, regional minister of the province of Groningen, the Netherlands and Avantium CEO Tom van Aken. Avantium additionally announced the naming of this innovative technology to produce plant-based MEG: Ray Technology – A Bright Step to The Future.

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Borealis and Neste joined forces to accelerate circularity and bioeconomy in plastics

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative polyolefin solutions headquartered in Vienna, and Teste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, entered into strategic co-operation for the production of renewable polypropylene (PP). The co-operation will enable Borealis to start using Neste’s 100% renewable propane produced with Neste’s proprietary NEXBTL™ technology as renewable feedstock at its facilities in Kallo and Beringen, Belgium, starting end of 2019.

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Ecomondo opened yesterday in Rimini, Italy. The Green New Deal is in the Italian budget law

From new models of circular economy development to technological solutions for managing and protecting resources. Ecomondo opened its doors yesterday at Rimini Expo Centre to generate Italian Exhibition Group´s vast international platform aimed at favouring the growth of an innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem, the only one able to lead to building a more sustainable future.
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Big corn, big oil both blast President Trump biofuel plan at EPA hearing

According to Thomson Reuters, “corn farmers, ethanol producers, refinery representatives, energy traders and state and local officials from the Midwest all blasted away at the Trump administration’s proposed biofuels plan for next year during a public hearing on Wednesday hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).”

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Ineos Olefins & Polymers Europe goes green

Ineos Olefins & Polymers Europe announced a range of Bio-Attributed Olefins and Polyolefins, based on renewable bio-based raw materials that do not compete with food production.  Products will be supplied from the Ineos Koeln site, Germany, later this year. The company stated that bio-attribution measures the extent to which fossil fuel-derived feedstocks have been substituted by renewable or bio-feedstocks.

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An interview with Mladen Istuk, director of the biorefinery project development at INA

Mladen Istuk

“INA as a social and environmental responsible middle European company has recognized value of bioeconomy in fighting climate change, and through its development activities is constantly seeking for advanced technologies, which can be used to align with global trends, as well as to enable creation of new opportunities for the company”. To say it – in this exclusive interview with Il Bioeconomista – is Mladen Istuk, director of the biorefinery project development department at INA, the Croatian oil company.

In this exclusive interview with us, he talks about what INA is doing in the circular bioeconomy and its involvement in the BBI JU Demo Project GRACE. And also about the Croatian bioeconmy

Interview by Mario Bonaccorso

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Clariant unveiled new additives promoting reduction in the consumption of fossil resources

Hariolf Kottmann, Ceo of Clariant

Clariant unveiled new high-performance additives promoting reduction in the consumption of fossil resources, to support the creation of value chain cycles which utilize viable and sustainable renewable sources and combat climate change.

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SABIC launched a polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstock

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, launched a polycarbonate (PC) based on certified renewable feedstock – a first in the industry, providing SABIC and its direct and ultimate customers with a solution that has the potential to reduce both CO2 emissions and the use of fossil feedstock during production.

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Novamont and Saes Group joined forces in the food biopackaging

Catia Bastioli, CEO Novamont, at the Grand Opening of Mater Biotech, 30 September 2016

Novamont and Saes Group joined forces to develop solutions to meet the growing demand for materials with lower environmental impact and very high functional performance.

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