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Biobased Products

Five panel members on the stage at the European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin in December 2023.

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European Bioplastics Conference Panel Discussion: What Future in Europe?

As the world looks to meet the Net Zero aspirations considered vital to a sustainable future, plastics occupy an increasingly precarious position.

A partial breakdown of gycerine trade flows out of Indonesia and around the world in 2023.

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Glycerine: A 21st Century Biobased Feedstock Sweet Spot?

It is two centuries since French scientist Michel Chevreul described the oleochemical glycerine in a patent. An organic chemistry founder,...

Three instances of animated microorganisms and microbes used in surfactants seen at microscopic level.

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Boost in Biosurfactants Output Supports Sustainable Goals

The production of surfactants by combining biomass and microorganisms – such as bacterial agents – is an innovation that is increasingly gaining...

Headshots of the three speakers that will explore low carbon fuels and feedstocks at the AFPM breakfast event.

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Transforming fuels & feedstock: Old carbon to low carbon - AFPM talk

What do chemicals, forestry and renewable fuels value chains all have in common? Well, we've selected a trio of thought leaders to tell you......

A schematic representation of bio-aromatics production incorporating images of food waste, straw, chemical figure drawings and paint pots

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Biobased phthalic anhydride: Can this key feedstock be green?

Phthalic anhydride is a key chemical intermediate in applications from phthalate plasticisers to polyesters. Many types of polyesters can be made via...

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Sustainability boost from promising profit: Concept to reality bio-PET

The largest PET producers reported extraordinary results in 2021 and Q1 2022. Along with improved profitability, all the companies provide extended...

Image shows a venn diagram of biodegradable and biobased polymers and polymer family groups. Image credit. The association, EuropeanBioplastics

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Plastic Packaging Material That is Both Sustainable and Biodegradable

Ideally, plastic packaging should be both biodegradable and produced in a sustainable way, but this is rarely the case. Bio-PET is partially...

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Artificial intelligence potential: Not from a bot...

The benefits of process automation in any task-based assessment of chemical engineering R&D is amply evident. Take the meticulous mapping of...