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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products, Issue 54, September 2016

Category: biobased
Published: 02/09/2016
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased chemicals and materials sector.


Last month it was all about coffee cup recycling. This month, it’s about materials recycling full stop. This follows the release of figures from the UK government which showed the amount of household waste being rejected for recycling in England has increased 84% over the past four years. But why? ...
Another article which caught my eye this week covers the recent success of CHAIN Biotechnology Ltd. who have recently developed a method of producing ‘enantiomerically pure’ renewable chemicals through changing the ‘stereochemistry of intracellular metabolism’ in a particular strain of bacteria...

Other news this month includes;


  • USDA Seeks Applications for Funding to Help Develop Advanced Biofuels and Biobased Products
  • Drivers of the European Bioeconomy in Transition
  • Government of Canada Invests $12M to Support Bio-Based Innovation in Sarnia-Lambton

Research & Development

  • Bio-based propylene production in a sugarcane biorefinery: A techno-economic evaluation for Brazilian conditions
  • Plastics and Polymers Composting
  • Cellulose Nanofibers as New Bio-Based Nanomaterials
  • Exploring the climate impact effects of increased use of bio-based materials in buildings
  • CHAIN Celebrates Successful ‘Chiral Chemical Synthesis in Clostridia’ Study


  • Amyris Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results
  • Gevo Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results
  • BioAmber Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results
  • Market Opportunities Aplenty as Adoption of "Green Chemistry" Grows, Reports BCC Research
  • Evolva enters partnership on active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • Evolva publishes financial results for the first half of 2016 and provides business update


  • Evolva’s collaboration with US Navy to focus on resveratrol-based composites

Consumer applications

  • DuPont Industrial Biosciences Collaborates with Anta on Chinese Delegation’s Olympic Champion Uniforms
  • Waitrose launches pasta with packaging made from food waste


  • Bio-Based Polyurethanes
  • Solegear Awarded U.S. Patent for High Performance Bioplastics


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