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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
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
- Kraton Receives Certification to Manufacture Renewable Styrenic Block Copolymers in Europe
- Trinseo Broadens Portfolio with Bio-Attributed Polystyrene, ABS, and SAN
- Plant-Based Indigo Presents a Solution for the Future of Denim Dyeing
- Biobased Admixture for Protection of Metallic Reinforcement in Concrete Structures
- Parkside creates a beau-tea-ful compostable solution for Bird & Blend
- Luxury potatoes packaged responsibly
- High Bio-Renewable Content Inks and Resins