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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 67, October 2017

Category: biobased,biorefining
Published: 06/10/2017
Author: NNFCC
FREE THIS MONTH - Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.


Extended feature concerning the end of the EU Sugar Regime.

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Paper tracks evolution of European bioeconomy policy
  • Dutch province uses competition model to source biobased materials for construction


  • Technavio forecasts growth in Bio-Polyamide market
  • Coherent Market Insights offer view of the Bio-Butanol market
  • Technavio predicts big growth for Bio-based Propylene Glycol
  • Technavio's White Biotechnology market forecast​

Research & Development

  • Lenzing opens application innovation centre in Hong Kong
  • Covestro aims to develop bio-based timber resin
  • 3D-printed cellulose for decoration and wound care
  • New process to produce methanol from CO2
  • Bacterial genetics discovery may pave the way for methanol-based biotechnology
  • Need for a standard cellulose vocabulary
  • German scientists question plastic-eating caterpillar discovery​


  • Eastman engineering plastic receives USDA certification
  • Braskem's polyethylene to be used in Rotomoulding process
  • Grasim fibres now certified biobased by USDA
  • Lenzing looks to expand fibre operations in Thailand​


  • Global Bioenergies bottles first biobased isobutene at demo plant
  • AkzoNobel and Itaconix to develop biobased chelates
  • Origin Materials announces location of Oxidation Pilot Plant
  • Comparing biobased lubricants to their petrochemical counterparts​

Consumer Products

  • Modern Meadow debuts bioengineered leather
  • Plasto unveils 90% biobased toys
  • Bath salt pouch to be made with Braskem's plastic
  • Tierra releases 100% biobased jacket
  • Braskem's Polyethylene to be used for Pet Food Packaging
  • Elopak releases first unbleached paperboard carton



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