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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 119, February 2022

Category: biobased
Published: 02/02/2022
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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Surfactants are ubiquitous; commonly applied in cleaning, detergent, and personal care products, but also utilised in the paint, textile, and pharmaceutical industries. As a result, the surfactant market was valued at around £30 billion in 2021. Biobased surfactants, derived from agro-industrial waste feedstocks, can offer low toxicity and high functionality. For example, rhamnolipid-containing products are both skin-gentle and have superb foaming properties, thereby suitable in cleaning agents and personal care.

The global biosurfactants market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% from now until 2028. This is due to leading businesses such as Evonik and Dow expanding their production capability and commercial activities. Evonik, following ground-breaking research into rhamnolipids, have invested in the world’s first industrial scale rhamnolipids production plant...

Other News this Month Includes:   


  • Kentucky Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit
  • International Compost Alliance Launched
  • Better Cotton launches new 2030 strategy and climate change mitigation target


  • MycoWorks Raises $125 Million Series C Financing to Fund Mass Production of Fine Mycelium™
  • Total Corbion PLA transitions to TotalEnergies Corbio
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Closed Loop Partners Collaborates with PepsiCo & Others to launch the Composting Consortium
  • Near Billion Pound Investment by SABIC for Green Energy Plant at Wilton UK
  • More...


  • Kraton Receives Certification to Manufacture Renewable Styrenic Block Copolymers in Europe
  • Trinseo Broadens Portfolio with Bio-Attributed Polystyrene, ABS, and SAN
  • More...


  • Plant-Based Indigo Presents a Solution for the Future of Denim Dyeing
  • Biobased Admixture for Protection of Metallic Reinforcement in Concrete Structures
  • More...

Consumer Products

  • Parkside creates a beau-tea-ful compostable solution for Bird & Blend
  • Luxury potatoes packaged responsibly
  • More...


  • High Bio-Renewable Content Inks and Resins


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