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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 118, January 2022

Category: biobased
Published: 05/01/2022
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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Foreword

First and foremost, NNFCC wishes you a very Happy New Year. We hope that you have had a lovely holiday and are ready to tackle another year of exciting Bioeconomy projects!

2022 promises to be a good year for biobased plastics as international institutions and leading industrial stakeholders are promoting and increasing the production of biobased alternatives to conventional fossil-derived plastics. Last month, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) published a report assessing the sustainability of agricultural plastic products. Through its study, the FAO concluded that soil-biodegradable biobased plastics were of significant benefit to the environment, both through the reduction of use of fossil resources, and via the reduction of residual plastic pollution in soils...

Other News this Month Includes:   

Policy

  • United Nations recommends bioplastics as a sustainable alternative to conventional plastics

Markets

  • First-of-Its-kind certification eliminates harmful PFAS in foodware
  • Danimer Scientific and Total Corbion PLA collaborate to support sustainable plastic products
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Market testing of Kuura textile fibre is progressing
  • Vitrimers based on bio-derived chemicals: overview and future prospects

Polymers

  • Luminy® PLA made from chemically recycled feedstock now commercially available
  • On announces CleanCloud™ – turning carbon emissions into running shoes
  • More...

Chemicals

  • Låkril Technologies launches business to convert lactic acid to sustainable bio-based acrylics
  • BluCon Biotech starts industrial implementation of lactic acid from agricultural residues
  • Arkema to increase global capacity for Oleris® bio-based oleochemicals by 50%

Consumer Products

  • Coca-Cola and tech partners to create bottle prototype made from 100% plant-based sources
  • Welli Binstm introduces the world’s first plant-based, washable & durable storage bins
  • More...

Events

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