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DuPont, ADM Biotech Will Enable 100% Renewable Chemicals, Plastics

DuPont, ADM Biotech Will Enable 100% Renewable Chemicals, Plastics

DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland today said they have developed a “game-changing” technology — a process to develop a molecule that can be converted into several biobased chemicals and plastics with applications in packaging, textiles, engineering plastics and other industries. The companies have developed a method for producing … Read more »

Arizona Chemical Begins Construction on 100% Recycled Asphalt Bike Lane

Arizona Chemical has started construction on a 100 percent recycled asphalt pavement bike lane in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Rotterdam is the first city in the Netherlands to use 100 percent recycled asphalt in a sub, base and top layer of a bicycle road. This is the first time 100 percent recycled … Read more »

Biobased Products Contribute $369bn to US Economy

Biobased Products Contribute $369bn to US Economy

Biobased products contribute $369 billion to the US economy, according to a report released by the US Department of Agriculture. The independent report, An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Bioproducts Industry, says the industry is responsible for 4 million American jobs. Each job in the biobased products industry is responsible for generating 1.64 jobs … Read more »

Coke, Heinz, Ford, Others Drive Biobased PET

The global biobased plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market is expected to reach 5,800 kilo tons by 2020, up from 650 kilo tons in 2013, — for a CAGR of 40.9 percent from 2014 to 2020 — according to a study by Grand View Research. Volatile crude oil prices and growing … Read more »

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Biobased Materials, Chemicals Funding on the Rise

The biobased materials and chemicals industry is poised to attract nearly $1 billion in investment this year, led notably by later-stage funding rounds, according to Lux Research. The estimated $974 million investment represents a 28 percent increase from 2013, suggesting companies that endured the waves of economic disruption have gained … Read more »

USDA Report Reveals Bioeconomy Opportunities

The US Department of Agriculture released a report Tuesday that synthesizes existing bioeconomy literature and explores how government policies and industry business-to-business sustainability programs are driving the biobased economy. The report is a prelude to a more comprehensive upcoming economic study to be released by the USDA’s BioPreferred program on the economic … Read more »

DuPont: India Confident In Green, Biobased Products

A majority of Indian consumers are familiar with green products, have confidence that green products are better for the environment, and feel that biobased ingredients enhance the desirability of a product, according to a survey by DuPont and TNS Global. The research took place in 12 major Indian cities with … Read more »

Tetra Pak ‘Won’t Race to be First’ on Renewable Cartons

Tetra Pak is not “racing to be the first” company with a 100 percent renewable carton employing bio-based material. The company’s environment performance director Mario Abreu tells FoodProductionDaily that Tetra Pak is a leader in replacing fossil fuel-based polymers with bio-based plastics – last year the company launched its LightCap … Read more »

USDA BioPreferred Label

USDA Designates New BioPreferred Categories

The US Department of Agriculture has designated eight new biobased product categories for preferred federal procurement. These include: aircraft and boat cleaners; automotive care products, engine crankcase oil; gasoline fuel additives; metal cleaners and corrosion removers; microbial cleaning products; paint removers; and water turbine bearing oils. The new categories will … Read more »

Contract Wins: Viridian Energy, Waste Management, Emcor, 3Tier, IHS

Contract Wins: Viridian Energy, Waste Management, Emcor, 3Tier, IHS

Viridian Energy has purchased 455 metric tons of carbon offsets to counteract the 2.2 million miles that players will travel, by land and air, to reach the US Open in Flushing, NY. The New Bedford Landfill Gas Utilization Project in Dartmouth, Mass., generated the carbon offsets. Waste Management and Renmatix … Read more »