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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 125, August 2022

Category: biobased
Published: 04/08/2022
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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According to both Statista and Forbes, today’s global cosmetic industry is valued at over half a trillion US dollars and is expected to reach $700-800 billion by 2025. A major trend identified by Forbes that they expect will shape the future of the beauty business, is a switch to natural, sustainable, and clean beauty products. Two-thirds of people they surveyed said they would ‘try new products from other brands if they are natural’ – natural meaning products from 100% naturally-occurring ingredients, without any artificial components.

A recent collaboration between Ginkgo Bioworks and Sumitomo Chemical looks to act upon this very insight. The launch of their new cell programming project targets the development of new fermentation strains, utilising Ginkgo’s organism engineering expertise, to be eventually deployed in personal care and cosmetic products...

Other News this Month Includes:   


  • California governor signs legislation cutting harmful plastic pollution


  • Avantium and Carlsberg sign offtake agreement on PEF
  • Biosyntia closes a €11.5 (£9.6) million round to launch world’s first biobased Vitamin B7
  • More...

Research & Development

  • 100% fossil-free structural boards and building elements with NeoLigno® by Stora Enso
  • World’s first biobased Vitamin A from DSM begins application testing with cosmetics customers
  • More...


  • Production plant for novel bioplastics starts operation
  • Assessment of biobased polyurethanes: perspective on applications and biodegradation
  • More...


  • Amyris Barra Bonita fermentation plant begins industrial production
  • Hexion announces adoption of renewable methanol to produce a more sustainable product
  • More...

Consumer Products

  • Checkerspot brings snowboards to market with performance focused AlgalTech® biobased materials
  • Berry helps Tchibo Coffee switch to coffee capsules made from renewable materials
  • More...


  • Synthesis of furandicarboxylic acid from aldaric acid
  • PLA polymer blend


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