Archive | May, 2011

Cereplast to build bioplastic plant in Italy

Cereplast announced today that is planning to build a bioplastic manufacturing plant in Assisi (Cannara), Italy. The plant will be owned and operated by Cereplast Italia SPA and will be financed through local and regional financing/subsidies with Italian institutions from various state and local agencies. Initial investment is expected around EUR10m-EUR12m ($14.8m-$17.8m). Cereplast CEO Frederic […]

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Avantium starts bio-polyester pilot plant

Last week, Avantium announced the start-up of its furanics-based polyester pilot plant at the Chemelot site in Geleen, the Netherlands. The green blog has been following Avantium’s development of its platform chemical 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) which will be marketed under the brand name YXY (pronounced ~ ixy). Avantium CEO Tom van Aken said the 5 […]

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