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AkzoNobel, Photanol to Develop Photosynthesis-Based Chemicals

AkzoNobel and Photanol have partnered to create technology that mimics the way plants use photosynthesis with a goal of producing “green” chemical building blocks that will eventually replace raw materials AkzoNobel currently obtains from fossil-based production. AkzoNobel’s chemicals are used by the chemicals, detergent, construction, food, pulp and paper and … Read more »

Solazyme, AkzoNobel Expand Renewable Oil Partnership

AkzoNobel, a major paints and specialty chemicals producer, and renewable oil and bioproducts company Solazyme, have expanded their previous joint development agreement targeting annual supply of up to 10,000 metric tons of renewable algal oils, pending successful product development. The expansion provides for funded development, as well as agreed key … Read more »

ecover-laundry

Ecover Switching to Algae-Based Laundry Liquid

Ecover, the green cleaning products company, will introduce an algae-based laundry liquid in Europe this year as part of its goal to end the use of palm oil in all of its products. Palm oil, which is used in hundreds of packaged food and cleaning products, has been linked to … Read more »

Unilever

Unilever to Buy Solazyme’s Renewable Algal Oil

Unilever has signed an agreement to buy at least 10,000 metric tons of algal oil from renewable oil and bioproducts company Solazyme. Supply delivery is planned to begin in early 2014 and Unilever expects to purchase the full initial volume within 12 to 18 months. Product validation trials are scheduled … Read more »