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March 08, 2022

 Products & Awards
Comfort footwear company OrthoLite introduces Cirql, sa…
Comfort footwear company OrthoLite introduces Cirql, said to be world's first EVA plastics-free, recyclable, biodegradable, industrially compostable foam; CEO says Cirql is a major step for footwear industry in mitigating its environmental impact
Glatfelter nominated for two IDEA 2022 awards; Sontara …
Glatfelter nominated for two IDEA 2022 awards; Sontara Silk facial sheet masks nominated for Nonwoven Product Achievement Award, and its partnership with Blue Ocean Closure and ALPLA on fiber-based screw caps nominated for Sustainability Advancement Award
Evonik expands portfolio of 3D printable bio-materials …
Evonik expands portfolio of 3D printable bio-materials with VESTAKEEP iC4800 3DF PEEK filament; material can be used in medical applications, improves fusion between bone and implants
 Material Substitution

Scientists at Germany's Wurzburg University eye wood as potential sustainable material for heterocyclic organic compounds called furans, which can be used for organic electronics such as solar cells, light-emitting diodes, displays, electronic circuits
Würzburg University (03/07)

Guerlain introduces organic alcohol--made from beetroot, grown with regenerative agriculture--across entire Aqua Allegoria fragrance range, including new Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Vetiver; development highlights commitment to sustainable sourcing
Vogue Business (03/04)

Citronella grass is suitable for producing writing and printing grade paper based on processes and optimized parameters; tear index, tensile index, burst index of paper hand sheets, kraft pulps were similar but higher to that of bleached soda pulp: study
NewsRx Science Daily (03/04)

Mi Terro, which processes agricultural waste into proteins that can be used as plastic replacement, animal feed and more, raises US$1.5M; lead investor Astanor, making a name for itself in food and agricultural technology space, values Mi Terro at US$10M
Tech Crunch (03/04)

Luxembourg startup billing itself as a 'carbon-negative' construction company secures US$21M in backing; Leko Labs has developed a novel wood and wood fiber-based wall and floor system it says can replace up to 75% of concrete and steel in a building
Greentechlead.com (03/01)

Aldi removes plastic packaging from its own-label Easter eggs; Aldi says the eggs are among nine Easter-themed lines it has made plastic-free this year by replacing plastic windows with cellulose film, substituting plastic blister packs for card boxes
MarketLine (03/01)

Notpla launches Notpla Paper made with 30% seaweed byproduct as part of Canopy's Pack4Good initiative; all-natural paper intended for packaging use can save four tonnes of trees from being felled for every tonne of seaweed byproduct used for production
Notpla Ltd. (03/01)

 Research and Development (R&D)

Scientists develop green method to produce biopolymer films from pectin, cellulose in coffee pulp, one of most abundant agricultural wastes in food industry; films feature smooth surface, high transparency, tensile strength of 3 MPa, 4% elongation: study
NewsRx Science Daily (03/04)

Natamycin, allium extract PTSO found to effectively control sour rot during lemon postharvest; treatment was completely effective after 20 days at 5 degrees Celsius, while further exposure at room temperature for 7 days had 61% reduction in sour rot
International Journal of Food Microbiology (03/01)

 Sourcing & Ingredients

Biodegradable/Compostable Materials

SCGC Chemicals to redesign brand image reflecting focus on sustainability, creation of high value-added products and services, support for economy; environmental goals focus on resource reduction, recyclable solutions, recycling and renewable solutions
ENP Newswire (03/07)

Biobased Chemicals & Materials

Vantage Specialty Chemicals announces acquisition of JEEN International Corporation and Botanicals Plus, a maker of naturally derived ingredients; merger supports Vantage's move further into personal care ingredients space
Business Wire (03/07)

Mitsubishi Chemical highlights use of its biobased engineering plastic DURABIO in ballpoint pens made by Pilot Corporation; material is made from renewable, plant-derived isosorbide
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (03/07)

Kansas-based Human Plant Solutions develops lower-extremity prosthetics using hemp fibers; patent-pending material is said to be cheaper, more sustainable, more elastic than carbon fiber prosthetic material, but has equivalent strength
Biofuels Digest (03/07)

Yangzhou Huitong Biological New Material to launch 30,000-tonne/year polylactic acid production facility in Jiangsu Province, China; facility will produce a range of grades for end uses including food packaging, kitchen utensils
Sulzer Ltd. (03/04)

Mitsui Chemicals subsidiary Prime Polymer becomes Japan's first company to commercially produce and ship biomass-based PP; product is certified biobased, made using hydrocarbons supplied by Neste
Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (03/04)

Natural Ingredients/Clean Products

Firmenich unveils new Sharing Innovation 2022 collection of perfumery ingredients, emphasizing dedication to nature, green science and cutting edge technology; products include three new proprietary ingredients, including biobased and upcycled materials
Firmenich SA (03/01)

 Sustainability Goals & Targets

Environmental/Ecological/Carbon Footprint

Canada invests C$132,000 in Amqui technology center Serex, which specializes in forest products recovery, sustainable chemistry, biomass energy, green building; funding is part of nearly C$40M spent in past month on Quebec ecological impact projects
Canada Newswire  (03/04)

Evonik's Coating Additives business introduces new sustainability strategy, focusing on the margin of sustainable benefit Evonik products offer to the final coating; company emphasizes need to evaluate sustainability beyond using biobased sources
Evonik Industries AG (03/01)

Evonik introduces first renewable isophorone-based products under iCO series, offering lower CO2 footprint across all stages of production chain; new products are available under Evonik's VESTASOL IP, VESTAMIN IPD, VESTANAT IPDI brand families
Evonik Industries AG (03/01)

Sustainability Goals & Targets

European Circular Bioeconomy Fund raises €300M to finance growth companies in bioeconomy, exceeding target; VP at anchor investor EIB says fund's first investments show potential of bioeconomy sector to contribute to EU's circular economy transition
European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF) (03/07)

 Renewable Energy & Fuels

Renewable/Green/Clean Energy

University of Saskatchewan, Tidewater Renewables working to develop novel integrated process to produce renewable natural gas from the roughly 24 million tonnes/year of biomass residue Saskatchewan's agriculture and forestry industries produce
Targeted News Service (03/03)


Nippon Paper receives US patent for modified cellulose nanofiber and rubber composition including the same; invention aims to provide rubber composition having sufficient reinforcement, fatigue resistance under strain: Patent Application No. 16/315,527
Nanotech Patent News (03/04)

 Bioeconomy Roundup

Wacker applies for EU funding for production of green hydrogen and renewable methanol at site in Burghausen, Germany; project is key to company's target for company's GHG reduction targets, including net-zero production by 2045
Wacker Chemie AG (03/07)

Lenzing inaugurates its second supply chain solution center in Surat, India; 850 sq. ft. hub houses products, innovations created using group's branded fibers and displays product samples made with top designers, brands across India and the globe
Textile Value Chain (03/03)

Metsa Spring appoints Tarja Heikkilä as product manager, effective Mar. 11, for project focused on developing new 3D fiber products; she has solid experience on developing and commercializing new packaging innovation for international food industry
Metsa Spring Ltd. (03/03)

Mitsubishi Chemical announces USDA bio-based product certification for company's BENEBiOL branded biomass-based polycarbonate diol; product is used as a raw material in PU resin
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (03/02)

DuPont to launch five new grades of its Delrin Renewable Attributed polymer family in Germany; new additions are designed for medical and food contact applications
Biofuels Digest (03/02)

Nexeo Plastics enters agreement to distribute Earth Renewable Technologies' BioCompounds in Canada and the US; products offer performance of conventional plastics in a range of uses such as bags, bottles and cutlery
Business Wire (03/01)

Avantium to partner with LVMH Beauty to explore potential of Avantium’s 100% plant-based, recyclable polymer PEF as a sustainable packaging option; agreement will make LVMH the first luxury cosmetic company to join Avantium's PEFerence consortium
Avantium (03/01)

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