Titan Hemp and Green Growers Tech Alliance launched the JV Titan Bioplastics

Titan Hemp, a leading provider of hemp commodities and extracts based in Seattle (USA), has formed a joint venture with Green Growers Technology Alliance (GGTA) to create a new company, Titan BioPlastics, a manufacturing and development entity focused on creating plant-based composites and products for a wide variety of manufacturing applications, including packaging, nanotechnology, bio-polymers, construction, and bioplastics.

Continue reading

An interview with Marco Astorri, CEO of Bio-on. “It is necessary to make a step forward to more circular processes”

Marco Astorri
“Bio-on’smission’ is to contribute to the protection of ecosystems and natural resources management in an integrated approach, environmentally, economically, socially, technically sustainable”. Marco Astorri, founder and CEO of Bio-on, one of the most dynamic and innovative biotech companies in Europe, talks to Il Bioeconomista. In this long and exclusive interview, the CEO of Bio-on talks about the bioeconomy, the bioplastics and the next steps of the company headquartered in Bologna. “It is necessary – he states – to make a step forward to more circular processes where wastes and co-products of already existing production systems could become raw materials of innovative industrial processes, obtaining added values, reducing emissions and requiring as less oil as possible.”

Interview by Mario Bonaccorso

Continue reading

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada invests in Sacramento-based Origin Materials

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has made a COMM SCI (Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation) investment, whose amount wasn’t disclosed, in Origin Materials through BIC’s Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA) investment fund, as part of an investment round that will see Origin construct its first commercial scale demonstration facility in Sarnia (Ontario) by late 2018.

Continue reading

The bioplastic produced by Synvina is recyclable in the European bottle recycling market

Avantium and Basf set up the JV Synvina

The bioplastics industry moves another step forward: the European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) – a voluntary initiative of industry organizations representing waste collectors, plastic recyclers, PET material producers and brand owners – has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina, the Joint Venture between Avantium and Basf, in the European bottle recycling market.

Continue reading

Total Corbion PLA launched its operations to produce and market Poly Lactic Acid polymers

total-corbionTotal Corbion PLA yesterday officially launched its operations to produce and market Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) polymers. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources. As announced by parent companies Total and Corbion last November, the new company is a 50/50 joint venture based in the Netherlands.

Continue reading

Bioplastics: Perstorp calls for action

Linda Zellner
Linda Zellner

Perstorp, a world leading specialty chemicals group headquartered in Sweden, has initiated a campaign called “Time to act” where they are launching “The Challenge”, a quiz with the aim to spread knowledge. For each person joining, Perstorp will make a donation to preserve our planet. The initiative is in line with Perstorp’s focus on sustainability and its aim to offer sustainable solutions. The motto is: No-one can do everything but everyone can do something!

Continue reading

Bio-on acquired an industrial plant to produce its own special biopolymers

Marco Astorri, Ceo Bio-on
Marco Astorri, Ceo Bio-on

Bio-on, the Italian industrial biotech company, will begin producing its own special biopolymers at a new 1,000 tons/year plant to be completed in 2017 with an investment of €15 million. To announce this was Marco Astorri, chairman and Ceo of Bio-on S.p.A. who outlined to the financial community the new 2017-2020 industrial plan last week. Bio-on will manage to revive an abandoned manufactory site of Granarolo, an Italian food company which operates oin the fresh milk and dairy-cheese sector, dry pasta, deli meats and vegetable foods.

Continue reading

Bio-on and Italeri: the toy soldiers are bio-based

Bio-on produced bioplastic used in this new version of Flos' Miss Sissi lamp
Bio-on produced bioplastic used in this new version of Flos’ Miss Sissi lamp

Bioplastics which are made from renewable waste plant sources, with no competition with food supply chains, and are 100% naturally biodegradable. The final phase testing Minerv PHA Supertoys for making scale models has begun, launched by Bio-on in collaboration with Italeri, the leading manufacturer of static models. The results will be presented in February 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany during the “Play and toys fair”, the sector’s largest and most prestigious event.

Continue reading

Neste and IKEA join forces to take leadership in renewable biobased materials

IkeaNeste and Ikea of Sweden yesterday announced partnership to deliver renewable, bio-based plastics. The two Scandinavian companies have joined forces to take leadership in renewable, bio-based materials, and invite other companies to join the initiative.

The partnership includes the production of plastics and other materials utilizing Neste’s renewable solutions in polymer production.

Continue reading

Japanese Toyobo and Dutch Avantium partners on PEF polymerization and PEF films

Avantium and Coca-Cola together to produce bio-based bottles
Avantium is also partner of Coca-Cola to produce bio-based bottles

Toyobo, one of Japan’s top makers of fibers and textiles, and Avantium, a Dutch scale-up renewable chemicals company that develops and commercializes a next generation biobased chemicals and bioplastic, yesterday announced their partnership on PEF polymerization and PEF films. The two companies have jointly developed thin films made from PEF, a 100% biobased plastic based on Avantium’s proprietary YXY technology for the production of FDCA.

Continue reading