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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 133, April 2023

Category: biobased
Published: 06/04/2023
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.

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Most chemicals are produced using fossil feedstocks, but there is now a growing number of compounds made using biomass feedstocks. There are different methods for accounting for the biological carbon content of chemicals which are often synthesised through a complex process involving a number of different feedstock sources and a range of products. ISCC Plus is a methodology which allows bio-derived carbon which is being used as a feedstock for many different chemical products to be attributed to a particular product made during the process. In reality the bio-derived carbon in the feedstock will likely be spread throughout the range of products. Other methodologies such as DIN CERTO use the ASTM D6866 radiocarbon method to measure the carbon 14 content of a product to directly determine the level of biogenic carbon in the product.

OQ Chemicals has received ISCC Plus certification for their new product...

Other News this Month Includes:    


  • Challenge over definition of natural polymers in EC REACH microplastics restriction
  • EEA highlights role of biobased plastics as a pathway towards circularity in Europe


  • PILI raises $15.8M to accelerate the scale-up and the decarbonization of the colour industry
  • L'Oréal invests in Geno-led venture for sustainably sourced ingredients
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Waste tires based biorefinery for biofuels and value-added materials production
  • Neste and ILLIG to demonstrate thermoformed plastic packaging 
  • More...


  • DIC and Idemitsu Kosan explore biomass polystyrene production
  • Stora Enso and Kolon Industries partner for bio-based polymers
  • More...


  • Viridis Chemical’s bio-based ethyl acetate receives ISCC PLUS certification
  • Evonik obtains certification for biobased methacrylates
  • More...

Consumer Products

  • IKEA to use bio-based glue
  • Benches from bio-based plastic with textured 3D printing
  • More... 


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