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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 89, August 2019

Category: biobased,biorefining
Published: 08/08/2019
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.


Initiatives such as the BioPreferred program, managed by the USDA, can help to encourage the increasing growth and use of biobased products. In two parts, the BioPreferred program has both a voluntary labelling initiative for biobased products, and mandatory purchasing requirements for federal agencies and their contractors. Appropriate labelling is an important part of developing the bioeconomy industry – reliability and clear communication enable both businesses and consumers to make informed choices. In this case, the USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product's biobased content, and Godavari Biorefineries has recently earned that label for its product Acetic Acid Glacial. In addition, on 5th July the USDA announced that they would be amending the guidelines for federal procurement of biobased products. To qualify for preferred procurement, a product must be within one of 30 product categories and contain at least the minimum biobased content for that category. Fermentation processes are increasingly offering new routes to the industrial manufacture of biobased chemicals. Both bulk and speciality chemicals traditionally derive from........

Other News this Month Includes:


  • UK sustainable plastics to push to net-zero
  • Biobased products guidelines changing in US
  • LCAs for policy formulation​


  • BP Ventures invests in Calysta Protein
  • Bioplastics packaging market report
  • DMC raises $10.3m series A financing​

Research & Development

  • Advances in lignin valorisation
  • Vision for Europe's bioeconomy
  • Annual report of the BBI JU
  • New outlook on the circular economy​​


  • 100% cellulosic certification for fibre brand
  • Marine biodegradability of bioplastic confirmed


  • Godavari earns bio-based product certification
  • Plant-based personal care
  • Elevance achieves ISCC EU Certification

Consumer Products

  • Waitrose launch compostable packaging
  • Green PE sports bottle
  • Carbon-negative rain poncho
  • Huggies plant-based diaper​



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