Biobased Chemical

November 28, 2016

ISU scientists explore advantages of horticultural bioplastics

BY Iowa State University Found In:ChemicalsNew bioplastic materials may enable gardeners to tend their plants more sustainably and could even help plants “self-fertilize” and grow healthier roots, according to research conducted by Iowa State University horticulturists. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

Survey identifies more than 100 million dead trees in California

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA recently announced that the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This brings the total number of dead trees since 2010 to over 102 million. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

Reverdia, Xinfu sign Biosuccinium supply, collaboration agreement

BY Reverdia Found In:ChemicalsReverdia has signed a strategic partnership with Hangzhou Xinfu Science & Technology Co. Ltd. The partnership represents a collaboration to adopt Biosuccinium in biobased polymers and co-polymers and a long-term supply agreement. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Engineering firm warns biomass builders on cutting costs

BY Axiom Engineering Associates Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMoves to make green energy more cost-effective, by cutting corners to reduce up-front costs cheaper, can prove to be an expensive mistake, Axiom Engineering Associates, a U.K. materials engineering company, warns. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Investing in the 'bioeconomy' could create jobs, reduce emissions

BY WILEY Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new article looks at the potential benefits of a Billion Ton Bioeconomy, a vision to enable a sustainable market for producing and converting a billion tons of U.S. biomass to biobased energy, fuels, and products by 2030. READ MORE

November 21, 2016

REG to conduct strategic review of REG Life Sciences activities

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Found In:ChemicalsRenewable Energy Group's board of directors recently authorized a review of strategic alternatives for its Life Sciences subsidiary, which is developing renewable chemicals and fuels using a proprietary microbial fermentation process. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

2017 IBCE opens call for presentation ideas

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International has announced its call for presentation ideas for the 2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place April 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The deadline to submit presentation ideas is Dec. 2. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

Total, Corbion form a joint venture in bioplastics

BY Corbion Found In:ChemicalsTotal and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. The two partners plan to build a PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

White House decarbonization report addresses biofuels, biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy. On Nov. 16, the report was filed with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. READ MORE