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Chinese soy ban in Europe

Soybean-based food products for infants and kids such as soy milk (even soy sauce and edamame?) that are imported from China is now ban from Europe, according to today’s statement from the European Commission. The Commission was informed by the Member States of the European Union that high levels of melamine have been found in […]

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Ohio launches biosoy program

The State of Ohio is seeing green in soybeans, and not just from food and biofuel applications. The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC), Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC) and Polymer Ohio, recently launched its “Cell to Sell” soy technology program to accelerate commercialization of soybean-based industrial products and chemicals. The program will reportedly provide credible, timely […]

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Soy in urinals

No, you won’t see any soybean plant sprouting in men’s bathroom anytime soon.This No-Flush urinal does not only saves water but the resin being used is made up of 30% soybean-based resin. US-based Waterless Company LLC, the maker of the urinals, said the weight percentage of soy resins in their product will likely increase as […]

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The biopower of soy

Here are some of the new industrial developments in the soybean arena brought to you by the United Soybean Board: Soy is hip for skaters Comet Skateboards has partnered with e2e Materials to develop a new skateboard made from soy-based products. The new skateboards are made entirely from plant fibers and a resin derived from […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The chemical world is going crazy with two multi-billion dollars M&A deals this week: Dow acquiring Rohm and Haas (yesterday), and Ashland acquiring Hercules (this morning). I’m sure we can find some green angle in there somewhere especially with Rohm and Haas recently putting out lots of news on their environment-friendly paints and coatings. For […]

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New soy chemicals

My good friends at the United Soybean Board sent me their recent newsletter about newly developed/commercialized soy chemicals and products: Protein Strengthens Soy-Based Adhesives Columbia Forest Products introduced its new adhesives, Purebond, a formaldehyde-free paste/glue for interior plywood panels made with soy flour. The National Cancer Institute designates urea formaldehyde as “carcinogenic to humans” making […]

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Construction gets healthy with soy

If you want your house and other buildings to look healthy and strong, feed them with soybean-based chemicals and products. According to the United Soybean Board, products such as adhesives, coatings, lubricants and plastics made from soybeans are increasingly being incorporated in the construction industry. “Soy is a great part of many products in the […]

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Cooking up new uses for soy

Biodiesel might be upstaging some of soybean oil’s industrial use but the quest continues to find new application for the versatile vegetable oil. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) discovered a new potential use for soy oil in pharmaceutical and and personal care markets. Soy oil-based polymers known as hydrogels have been developed by the […]

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Roaches have their use after all

Environmental groups and some scientists are saying biofuels such as soy-based biodiesel or ethanol are not as that helpful in reducing greenhouse gas emissions because they use insecticides and fertilizers, which they claimed could be harmful to the environment. Scientists from the US Dept. of Agriculture are looking to develop pesticides that have more environment-friendly […]

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Ford installs bean chairs; strengthens renewable R&D

Ford is going to use soybean-based foams for its 2009 Ford Escape, which will come out next year, according to automotive supplier Magna International. The BioFoam is going to be used in seat cushions, head restraints, arm rests, headliners and occupant protection products. In my Green Autopia article Ford says it also incorporated soy foam-based […]

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