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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 93, December 2019

Category: biobased,biorefining
Published: 02/12/2019
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.


Tis the season! If you’ve not already got all your Christmas shopping done, perhaps you’ll want to consider some bioeconomy themed buys – there are several consumer products in our biobased news this month. Many of us enjoy a coffee, and for those that use coffee capsules that slot into a machine will know the waste plastic they generate can add up quite quickly. Flo, a food packaging producer, has introduced some industrially compostable coffee capsules. However, still with industrially compostable packaging their correct disposal is a necessity to reap all the benefits. Perhaps 2020 will see improvements in the infrastructure suitable for compostables! Over the Christmas period there’s also likely to be plenty of........

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Gevo quarter highlights
  • Partnership for high-value PEF in Korea
  • Avantium opens branch in Japan
  • PHA producer Bio-On under investigation
  • Bio-on suspends all payments
  • Blockchain technology development for tracking sustainability
  • Distribution agreement for biosynthetic base oils​

Research & Development

  • Bio-polymers for soil remediation
  • Performance materials collaboration
  • CO2 utilization and removal​
  • Biobased store briefing paper


  • Eastman and NB Coatings provide automotive plastics
  • Bioresorbable PLA-PEG copolymers
  • Natural fibre composite for motorsports​


  • Novamont's FDCA demo site
  • Demonstration plant for plant-based MEG​

Consumer Products

  • Green innovation and zero waste for Flo
  • Sustainable cartons launched
  • Washing up liquid from beer
  • Provision of compostable carrier bags​



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