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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 58, January 2017

Category: biobased,biorefining,nnfcc
Published: 10/01/2017
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.


With 2017 now upon us, we can look forward to what this year will bring in the ever developing Biobased products sector. Before we leave 2016 to the realms of yesteryear however, we report in this month’s review on some exciting developments which took place late last year with Mazda introducing their Roadster RF model built using a bio-based engineering plastic. As we all know cars are made up of a number different materials including glass, metal, plastics and...


Other News this Month Includes:


  •  CEPI Stakeholder's discussion paper on "2050 Roadmap to a low carbon bioeconomy"
  • New Norwegian national strategy on the bioeconomy launched


  • Global Industry Insight: Bio Alcohol Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2020
  • Global Bio-based Propylene Glycol (Bio-PDO) Market Outlook 2016-2021

Research & Development

  • Validation and regulatory acceptance of bio-based approaches to assure feedstock, water & product quality in a bio-based economy
  • DEINOVE Validates Key Milestone 3 of Its DEINOCHEM Program and Receives €0.8 Million from ADEME 
  • A methodological review on bio-lubricants from vegetable oil based resources
  • A trade-off between carbon and water impacts in bio-based box production chains in Thailand: A case study of PS, PLAS, PLAS/starch, and PBS


  • Evonik ramps up production capacity for biomaterials
  • Lenzing invests in new TENCEL® fibre plant in the USA
  • SDK to Terminate Production and Sale of Biodegradable Plastic
  • HEXPOL TPE creates more possibilities to be green 
  • Bio-on announces new multi-license maxi agreement for revolutionary PHAs bioplastic 
  • Reduced CO2 emissions and increased sustainability in plastics production: Commercial debut for PLAneo® technology from thyssenkrupp


  • Green Biologics Receives USDA Certification
  • Amyris Partners with Queensland to Create the leading Industrial Biotechnology Hub in Southeast Asia
  • Amyris & NIKKOL Group Create Leading Cosmetics Ingredient Joint Venture
  • AVALON Industries takes over all bio-based chemistry activities from AVA-CO2
  • TÜV gives clearance to start operations in the Leuna Demo Plant
  • Global Bioenergies plans to acquire Dutch start-up Syngip B.V.
  • Chevron Makes Equity Investment in Novvi and its High-Performance Renewable Base Oil Technology
  • BioAmber and CJ CheilJedang Plan JV for Succinic Acid Production in Asia
  • Amyris Signs Multi-Year Collaboration Extension with Kuraray
  • Green Biologics Begins Customer Shipments at First Commercial Plant

Consumer Products

  • EcoHelmet wins James Dyson Award 2016 
  • Mitsubishi Chemical’s DURABIO™ Bio-based Engineering Plastic


  • Polymer compositions based on a bio-sourced polyarylene ether sulfone
  • Processes to prepare elongated 2-ketoacids and c6-c10 compounds therefrom via genetic modifications to microbial metabolic pathways   


  • Biobased Live, May 31st - June 1st, 2017, Amsterdam Science Park, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • 13th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries, 7-9th June 2017, Wrocław, Poland
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