Archive | April, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

The Green Blogger is close to a burnout and will try to take it easy for the next few days (despite three article deadlines for the week yikes!).  I also got some information on the OPX/Dow deal as well as Q&A from Rivertop Renewables‘ new president Jere Kolstad. It will be posted soon. Another news […]

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Bio-lubes in the spotlight

I’ve been noticing a lot of bio-lubricants collaboration announcement recently and we might as well try to get a little bit of insight into this market. By the way, you might have already heard about big news from OPX Biotechnologies and Rivertop Renewables announced on Monday. I am getting more information about them and will […]

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More Coca-Cola plant bottle packaging

The bioplastic bottle battle continues as Coca-Cola announced on Monday that it has converted its Dasani PET (polyethylene terephthalate) water bottles and its Odwalla single-serving fruit juice HDPE (high density polyethylene) bottles to its recyclable PlantBottle packaging. Like its flagship Coke soda Plantbottle packaging, the Dasani PET bottles are now made up to 30% plant-based […]

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First Biopreferred commercial products

I know the blog is late putting out this news but it’s worthwhile to mention some of the first companies and products that were included in the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) newly-certified biobased products. If readers recalled, the USDA put out an announcement in January about their new voluntary product certification and labeling program […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Thank you for making my @ICISgreenblog twitter achieved past the 1000 mark!! I hope to be more active (in twitter and blog) as soon as school is out. For now, here are this week’s news roundup: Cargill buys ethanol plant from Tate & Lyle Cargill has purchased Tate & Lyle’s corn wet mill ethanol plant […]

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News from Elevance and LanzaTech

Got two news yesterday from LanzaTech and Elevance Renewable Sciences. New Zealand-based LanzaTech said it has partnered with Taiwan-based LCY Chemical Corporation (LCY) to develop and produce chemicals from bio-based C2-C5 feedstock, which could replace LCY’s current petroleum-based portfolio such as TPE, PP, solvents and methanol derivatives. LCY is also looking to expand in bioplastics […]

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PTT, MCC forms bio-PBS JV

Sorry about the alphabetical soup headline, blame my weird sense of humor =) The blog covered PTT Limited and Mitsubishi Chemical Company (MCC) before about their planned bio-polybutylene succinate (bio-Pbs) partnership. MCC announced to its investors in December that it is planning to establish operation in Thailand w/ PTT for the production of its bio-Pbs […]

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