European Bioplastics, the Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites
October 16, 2012
BY Erin Voegele
The USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service on Jan. 24 published proposed rule that aims to update the agency’s Biobased Markets (Biopreferred) Program. A public comment period on the proposed rule is open through March 25.
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits on Jan. 23 announced a partnership with Braskem to jointly develop renewable chemicals. The two companies will first explore products for the solvents segment.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., on Oct. 26 announced the introduction of a bill that aims to update the USDA’s Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Products Assistance loan guarantee program.
The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced $16.7 million in funding for five projects to advance the production of affordable biofuels and biochemicals that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Solugen and ADM on Oct. 30 announced a strategic partnership to scale a range of innovative, plant-based specialty chemicals and biobased building block molecules in a new manufacturing facility in Marshall, Minnesota.
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