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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 131, February 2023

Category: biobased
Published: 02/02/2023
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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Polymers are used in almost every area of modern life due to their high availability, low cost and versatile functionality. The environmental impact of producing polymers made from fossil based derivatives, has led to the introduction of bio-based and bio-attributed polymers. These polymers are produced using wastes, such as used cooking oil, agricultural residues or sugar and oil crops similar to those used for manufacture of biofuels.

Some polymers can be produced from 100% bio-based feedstocks where all the fossil feedstocks in the process are replaced with biologically derived feedstocks. Other processes use an attribution methodology. In this case a proportion of the fossil feedstock in a chemical production system is replaced with...

Other News this Month Includes:    


  • UK Net Zero Review: role for biomass in decarbonisation of construction and chemical sectors
  • Global circularity gap increases


  • Holiferm and Sasol Chemicals to produce sustainable surfactants
  • IndiNature secures funding in boost to biobased construction materials
  • More...

Research & Development

  • LCA shows that recyclable, paper-based food packaging offers environmental advantages
  • Machine learning for surrogate process models of bioproduction pathways
  • More...


  • LANXESS and TotalEnergies partner to produce sustainable styrene
  • Braskem to examine bio-based polypropylene production
  • More...


  • Montinutra to build plant for wood-based ingredients
  • Solvay launches bio-circular silica
  • More...

Consumer Products

  • Amtico launches bio-based flooring
  • Toray Develops Plant-based polyester Headrest covers for ANA Green Jet
  • More... 


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