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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 105, December 2020

Category: biobased
Published: 02/12/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.


Worldwide synthetic chemical production is set to double within the next decade. It is argued that chemical pollution is having negative effect on environment and that it could also be one of the drivers of climate change. Among other leading international institutions, the Royal Society of Chemistry have set out to developing a strategy that will ensure that as the use of synthetic chemicals doubles, the resulting waste will not only not follow that trend, but will be reduced overall. Two of the four pillars upon which this strategy rests are “Innovation” and “Circular Economy”, showing that sustainable biobased chemicals are the way to go.

The Swedish chemical company Sekab has developed a technology to produce renewable chemicals using raw materials from the forest. The resulting chemicals can then be used to produce biofuels...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Biosynthetic® Technologies and Univar Solutions Reach Distribution Agreement
  • The construction of UPM’s innovative biochemicals facility starts in Germany
  • More...

Research & Development

  • U.S. Department of Energy Announces $27 Million in Plastics Recycling Research and Development
  • High impact initiative that is transforming the bio-based industries in Europe
  • BASF and Isobionics launch Isobionics Santalol, an alternative to sandalwood oil


  • Kelheim Fibers Partner in ETP programs “Bio-Based Fibers” and “Circular Economy”
  • DSM introduces EcoPaXX® bio-based material for 3D pellet printing applications
  • More...


  • Sekab is investing to build a production plant for green chemicals and biofuels
  • Biosynthetic Technologies To Launch A New Line Of Oleo Derived Additives For Metalworking Fluid Applications

Consumer Products

  • Marchon Eyewear, Inc. And Eastman To Produce And Sell Eyewear Made With Sustainable Acetate
  • Bacardi first in fight against plastic pollution with 100% biodegradable spirits bottle
  • Doset Tea announce move to 100% sustainable packaging



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