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Think Bio-Based Materials Are Costly, Perform Poorly? Think Again.

Think Bio-Based Materials Are Costly, Perform Poorly? Think Again.

A Lux Research report says not only do bio-based materials and chemicals perform as well as their petro-based counterparts, they can actually perform better than incumbents and offer real business value to companies.

bio-chemicals

Can Bio-Based Chemicals Improve Products’ Performance and Sustainability?

The global renewable chemicals market will reach $84.3 billion by 2020, up from $49 billion in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 11.47 percent, according to a Research and Markets report. Driven largely by increasing environmental concerns, government support for environmentally responsible sources and processes, and technological innovations, market participants … Read more »

Elevance Clean 1000

Bio-based Cleaning for Degreasing, Asphalt/Tar Removal

Elevance Renewable Sciences, which creates specialty chemicals from natural oils, has added to its Elevance Clean product line to address the cleaning industry’s growing supply-demand gap for d-limonene. The company says Elevance Clean 1000 is a high-performing, bio-based cleaning ingredient that reduces uncertainty in price and supply for d-limonene buyers … Read more »

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 »

Lux: Biofuel Could Compete with Petrol on Price

Lux: Biofuel Could Compete with Petrol on Price

Lower biofuel feedstock prices could drive down the price of fermentable cellulosic sugar allowing bio-based chemicals and biofuels to be made from more plentiful non-food sources, helping them better compete with petroleum-based chemicals and fuels, according to a study by Lux research. Lower feedstock prices can drive down prices of fermentable cellulosic sugar … Read more »