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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 101, August 2020

Category: biobased
Published: 10/08/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.


Increasing research shows that the agricultural sector, particularly for meat production, is responsible for significant carbon emissions. Land-use change associated with pasture farming is one of the causes. In addition, large amount of methane are produced as ruminant animals digest their food which has a stronger greenhouse gas effect than carbon dioxide. But protein for human consumption, and indeed other industries, is still essential. Animal feed itself requires protein, as does the nutraceutical and personal care markets.
Sources of protein not of animal origin are growing in demand as society becomes more aware of the environmental issues surrounding meat production. Biotechnology can tentatively provide one solution. Geltor is a biodesign company creating high-performance proteins........

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Gelter develops sustainable protein supply chain
  • Suiker Unie changes name to Cosun Beet
  • More...​

Research & Development

  • lnnocenti of Novamont comments on compostables studyTowards biobased fire-resistant composite
  • Catalytic chemical recycling of biodegradable polyesters
  • More...


  • Plastic with 50% biobased content from NEC platformsCollaboration for renewable polycarbonates
  • Sustainable cling film range of PE
  • Polymers from air​


  • Praj's sustainable portfolio
  • BASF and Isobionics launch joint product

Consumer Products

  • New targets from L'Oreal
  • Sustainable materials for Mastercard
  • More...



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