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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products, Issue 57, December 2016

Category: biobased,biorefining,nnfcc
Published: 07/12/2016
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.


Cast back to almost 6 months ago to the June edition of the Biobased Products market review where we reported on the launch of Dutch lactic acid giants Corbion’s new portfolio of neat bioplastic resins designed for the North American market. Fast forward to today and Corbion, in conjunction with Total in a 50/50 joint venture, have announced that construction of their new plant officially began on the 9th November this year with production of the bioplastic set to begin in 2018.........


Other news this month includes;

Research & Development

  • Forest biomass supply chain optimization for a biorefinery aiming to produce high-value bio-based materials and chemicals from lignin and forestry residues: A review of literature
  • NREL Researchers Discover How a Bacterium, Clostridium thermocellum, Utilizes both CO2 and Cellulose to Make Biofuels
  • Unravelling Dutch citizens’ perceptions on the bio-based economy: The case of bioplastics, bio-jet fuels and small-scale bio-refineries


  • Amyris Executes Definitive Collaboration Agreements with Leading Global Nutraceuticals Partner 
  • BioAmber Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial and Operational Results
  • Bio-Plastics Market Will Hit at 28.8% CAGR from 2014 to 2020
  • Global Bio-Based Succinic Acid Market Growth of 39% CAGR by 2020 - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts Report 2015-2020
  • Polyolesters for Bio-based Lubricants and Lubricant Additives Market for Automotive Lubricants - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023
  • Research details developments in the global bio-based emulsifier sales market forecast to 2021


  • Corbion starts construction of 75 kTpa PLA bioplastics plant 
  • Total and Corbion form a Joint Venture in bioplastics 


  • Green Biologics Announces Partnership with HOC Industries 
  • Amyris Enters Collaboration with Top 10 Pharmaceutical Company for Biosynthetic Drug Discovery
  • Amyris Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results
  • BIOSSANCE™ to Launch in Sephora Stores
  • DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Celebrates 10 Years of Bio-based Performance
  • Novozymes launches world’s first biological foam control for sugarcane ethanol
  • Saudi Aramco acquires Novomer’s polyol business and associated technologies, enhancing its downstream expansion strategy
  • St1´s and SOK´s joint venture NEB plans 50-million-litre Cellunolix® bioethanol plant in Pietarsaari
  • The construction of the Leuna demo plant is completed
  • Reverdia and Xinfu Sign Agreement for Biosuccinium® Supply and Collaboration 

Consumer Applications

  • Natur-Tec and NatureWorks launch new technology platform for performance compostable serviceware


  • Polymer compositions based on a bio-sourced polyarylene ethers 


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