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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 106, January 2021

Category: biobased
Published: 07/01/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.


First things first. All of us at NNFCC would like to wish you a Happy New Year 2021. We hope that you have all enjoyed lovely holidays and we are looking forward to doing some exciting work with you this year.

As the Bioeconomy and its associated fields of study evolve and expand, the next challenges needing to be overcome become clearer. As important scientific advances are being made to find alternative to petroleum-based plastics it is crucial to identify the main challenges industries and economies will face to fulfil their objective of rolling out bio-based plastics globally without creating more environmental problems.

Plastic food packaging is a much needed commodity which provides many advantages and can therefore not be abandoned altogether for the sake of reducing plastic pollution...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Green Bill to Boost Renewable Chemicals, Phase-Out Fossil Fuels
  • UK Government announces separate food waste collections in Spending Review


  • Bioplastics continue to become mainstream as the global bioplastics market is set to grow by 36% in 5 years
  • Kemira partners with Danimer Scientific to develop biodegradable coating for paper and board industry
  • Omani Venture Capitalists to Invest in American Biotech start-up, White Dog Labs

Research & Development

  • Total Corbion PLA outlines most favourable end-of-life options for PLA bioplastics
  • Challenges and trade-offs of introducing bio-based plastics in the food packaging value chain
  • More...


  • Production of the First Cosmetic Packaging Made From Industrial Carbon Emissions
  • Bast Fibre Technologies Inc. awarded critical suite of certifications
  • More...


  • New partnership announced between Elementis and NXTLEVVEL Biochem
  • Cargill, Ifpen and Axens collaborate to advance lactic-to-acrylic-acid technology
  • More...



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