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May 03, 2022

 Insight

McKinsey: Chemicals to play central role in moving economy to net-zero emissions; sustainability is growth opportunity for industry, and being at forefront of innovation such as recycling materials or biomaterials will be key differentiator going forward
McKinsey & Co. Inc. (05/02)

 Products & Awards
Hiroshima University scientists develop world’s first s…
Hiroshima University scientists develop world’s first silicon quantum dot (QD) LED light made using rice husks; their method transforms agricultural waste into state-of-the-art light-emitting diodes in a low-cost, environmentally friendly way
Laird Superfood announces launch of Bright Cups, a comm…
Laird Superfood announces launch of Bright Cups, a commercially compostable single-serve coffee pod made with plant-based materials; Bright Cups are made from 85% coffee chaff--the natural skin of the bean and byproduct of the roasting process
 Material Substitution

North Carolina State University researchers develop new biomaterial from sawdust; research focus is on making packaging and food service products, and pilot trials are under way in advance of testing and commercialization by potential industry partners
Biofuels Digest (04/29)

Japan's NSK reveals world's first bearing product line to feature bioplastic cage; compared with conventional plastic use, bioplastic cage material can cut lifecycle CO2 emissions by 91% and tests show it can withstand operating temperatures up to 120°C
M2 PressWIRE (04/27)

 Research and Development (R&D)

Scientists create enzyme that degrades PET into monomers in 24 hours, depending on plastic type; FAST-PETase can advance plastics recycling, since it works on PET bottles, five kinds of polyester fibers, fabrics at less than 50°C: University of Texas
Targeted News Service (04/29)

Scientists develop edible films made of levan, pullulan, chitosan enriched with epsilon-polylysine for food packaging; films strongly inhibited two foodborne pathogens, showed good biodegradability, improved storage of strawberries as an edible coating
Food Chemistry (04/28)

Business Finland, VTT, Finnish universities launch Telavalue, a sustainable textile research project; objectives include improving textile recyclability with biobased fibers, ensuring circular design, novel business models, efficient material circulation
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (04/28)

Researchers in Spain develop food packaging material derived from pineapple waste that can increase shelf life, with ultimate goal to develop an edible film; researchers are also investigating the material’s aroma-enhancing properties
India Engineering News (04/28)

Scientists develop cellulose hydrogels made from office wastepaper for removing acid red 8 dye used in textiles; under optimum conditions, biodegradable hydrogel with 5% cellulose nanocrystal content removes 68% of dye from water after 105 minutes: study
Nature (04/27)

Scientists report theoretical strategy to engineer recyclable, self-healing, conductive strain sensor made with nanofibrillated cellulose, hydrogel; process could be used to make electronic skin that can discern subtle body motions, handwriting: study
Chemicals & Chemistry Daily (04/27)

FDA extends review of BLA for REGEN-COV casirivimab, imdevimab COVID-19 treatment to review trial data studying drug’s use as pre-exposure prophylactic; REGEN-COV has treated millions of COVID-19 patients in US, worldwide
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (04/27)

 Sourcing & Ingredients

Biodegradable/Compostable Materials

CJ Bio, a division of South Korea's CJ CheilJedang, launches polyhydroxyalkanoate production at new facility in Pasuruan, Indonesia; PHA acts as a modifier for polymers to improve biodegradability
PR Newswire (04/29)

Rif Care debuts hemp-based line of period products, said to be fully biodegradable; pads have hemp and organic cotton fiber blend topsheet, responsibly sourced and chlorine-free tree pulp core without superabsorbent polymers, sugar-based plastic backsheet
Nonwovens Industry (04/28)

Recyclable/Recycled Materials

Avantium announces interim endorsement by the European PET Bottle Platform, recognizing recyclability of products made using PET with Avantium's PEF biobased polymer; PEF can be used with bottles as a barrier material in place of nylon
Avantium (04/29)

Toyoda Gosei develops cellulose nanofiber-reinforced polypropylene plastic for automotive components that doesn’t increase CO2 emissions; product has one-fifth the weight and five times the strength of steel, is easily recycled and reused
Automotive Interiors World (04/27)

Maip Group, an international plastics formulator, introduces Cherbio family of automotive plastics that use Eastman's molecular recycling technologies; Cherbio C product also includes up to 48% biobased content
Eastman Chemical Co. (04/27)

Biobased Chemicals & Materials

Colombia-based Mahíz Biopack, a producer of 100% corn-based bags, wins Caracol TV award for environmental protection; objective of brand is to provide a flexible packaging alternative with a lower environmental impact
CE Noticias Financieras (05/02)

CBD-infused tampon brand Daye releases pads made with sustainable bamboo absorbent core and anti-bacterial properties; plastic-free pads are 100% organic, fully compostable and come wrapped in biobased packaging made of corn
Nonwovens Industry (04/29)

British Columbia provides C$19M over three year to increase carbon stored in forests, develop innovative, low-carbon forest-based products, supporting CleanBC plan; almost C$4M of total will go towards expanding Indigenous Forest Bioeconomy Program
British Columbia Ministry of Forests (04/29)

Evonik to showcase TRODAMID eCO, a sustainable eyewear material, at Mido Eyewear Show in Milan, April 30-May 2; in production of the PA, 40% of petrochemical raw material is biomass-based and made with renewable energy only
Evonik Industries AG (04/28)

Braskem and Lummus form partnership aiming to license Braskem's technology to produce green ethylene worldwide; parthership will accelerate Braskem's previous target to produce 1 million tons of I'm greenT PE by 2030
Braskem SA (04/28)

Natural Ingredients/Clean Products

Symrise develops SymHair Thermo natural ingredient that protects hair from heat; SymHair Thermo works in leave-on shampoos, conditioners and care products, and its effectiveness comes from the association of Polyporus umbellatus mushroom
Symrise AG (04/28)

 Patents

Fitesa Germany, Fitesa Sweden receive US patent for nonwoven fabric and process for forming it; elastic fabric comprises nonwoven web made of several biocomponent fibers, ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymer, and low density PE: Patent No. 11,313,060
U.S. Fed News (04/29)

 Bioeconomy Roundup

Kane Biotech names biofilms expert Dr. Gregory Schultz as chief scientific officer, replacing Gordon Guay, who will be chairman of Kane's scientific advisory board; Schultz founded Institute for Wound Research at University of Florida, holds 36 patents
Kane Biotech Inc. (04/26)

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