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Happy New Green Chemicals!

Last month might be a holiday season but there are definitely lots of green chemicals that were still launched. This was supposed to be posted last week but unfortunately I had to do articles about vegetable oil-based chemicals, biopesticide, and news articles about the bioplastic company Cereplast last week. My goal is to do better […]

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Soy chem to reach $2.7bn in 2013

I forgot to add this report to my last soy post about soybean-based chemicals demand expected to increase 7.8%/year to $2.7 billion by 2013 according to Freedonia Group. Methyl soyate used in biodiesel is said to be by far the most established soy chemical although it is beginning to face competition from other raw materials. […]

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26 new soy chemicals in 2009

The green blog continues to see the growing use of soybean and derivatives as a renewable chemical feedstock. Yesterday, the United Soybean Board (USB) released its annual list of soy-based products the U.S. farmer-led organization helped introduce this year. 26 new soy-based products hit the market in 2009, according to the group, which helps provides […]

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Got HP printer? Use soy toner!

This month, soy-based toner under the brand AgriTone is now available in replacement cartridges for select laser printers, according to the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC). In partnership with Battelle, OSC develop the soy toner technology, which is licensed by Advanced Image Resources, Inc. (AIR). The company manufactures a soy-based resin, called BioRez, which contains 60% […]

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Soy Industry Adopts Environmental Standards

The palm oil industry has been the center of environmentalists’ focus because of widespread deforestation going on (especially in Indonesia) blamed on some palm plantation owners. Unilever have already promised to sustainably source their palm products feedstock while European fuel producer Neste Oil announced yesterday that they too will use solely certified sustainably-sourced palm oil […]

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Ford invests (again) in green products

Ford Motor Company is going back to its roots (soybeans specifically) and is now further investing in more eco-friendly materials and products for automobile parts – interior components front to back, seat cushions and fabrics, underbody and impact shields, headliners, trunk liners, etc. Here are current biobased products already in their cars: Soy-based polyurethane foams […]

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New soy-based industrial projects

The United Soybean Board (USB) gave me an update during the #AOCS meeting about new industrial projects (and a long list at that) on soy-based development as of April 2009. In plastics category, there are about 28 projects; 7 in lubricants and solvents; 6 in fibers; 23 in coatings, inks and adhesives; and 15 in […]

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Soy foam market expands

Although soy chemicals (excluding biodiesel) account for a very small portion of soybean oil consumption, this news regarding expansion of soy-based chemical development is still a very good news for the US agriculture industry. According to the United Soybean Board (USB), soy-based foam made from soybean oil polyol is now being incorporated by more than […]

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New soy group established

There might be a soy war going on but all soy-loving/producing groups in the US are still working together to help their industry overcome the current economic hardship. The United Soybean Board (USB), the American Soybean Association (ASA), the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and six other state soybean checkoff boards recently formed the Soy Transportation […]

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Troubles in soy land

With soy-based products and chemicals conquering the biobased market, troubles over money seem to be infesting the US soybean industry. and the US Department of Agriculture is rooting out the problem. Last month, the American Soybean Association (ASA) asked the US Department of Agriculture to investigate possible mismanaged funding and wasteful spending at the United […]

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