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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
Research & Development
- Waste tires based biorefinery for biofuels and value-added materials production
- Neste and ILLIG to demonstrate thermoformed plastic packaging
- DIC and Idemitsu Kosan explore biomass polystyrene production
- Stora Enso and Kolon Industries partner for bio-based polymers
- Viridis Chemical’s bio-based ethyl acetate receives ISCC PLUS certification
- Evonik obtains certification for biobased methacrylates
- IKEA to use bio-based glue
- Benches from bio-based plastic with textured 3D printing