Press Release: BIC General Assembly: Growing Membership Deepens Bioeconomy Cooperation

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At yesterday’s 2017 General Assembly, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) welcomed 16* new Full members and 22 new Associate members, signalling strong European cooperation on the bioeconomy. They join a unique cross-section of experts, including technology providers and representatives from the agriculture, agro-food, forestry, pulp and paper, chemicals, energy and other manufacturing sectors, all working together to develop innovative bio-based value chains.

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Standing Together on Valentine’s Day

The story goes that Saint Valentine refused to renounce his faith and was martyred.

If you are afraid of the intolerant and hateful behaviour in the world today, you are not alone.

We do not accept it.

If Saint Valentine could stay true to his values, so can we.

We are in this together and we stand together.

We will not give up working on the big stuff*.

So today and every day, love, respect and protect. Live life to the fullest.

We have your back.

Kathryn and the Sustainability Consult Team

*Building community, supporting the good guys, providing a real alternative to the dinosaur economy

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Press Release: AVALON Industries wins new Swiss research project to replace carcinogenic formaldehyde with bio-based, non-toxic 5-HMF

avalon industries RGBIn conjunction with the Institute for Materials and Wood Technology at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, AVALON Industries is launching a research project to replace formaldehyde in phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins with bio-based, non-toxic platform chemical 5-HMF (5-Hydroxymethylfurfural). Government-sponsored by the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), the project will build on the positive results in a similar research project, run by AVALON Industries parent company AVA-CO2, to develop non-toxic urea-HMF resins.

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SC Clients Feature In RSC's Chemistry World

Chemistry World Logo January 2017A recent edition of Chemistry World, the monthly chemistry news magazine published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), shines a spotlight on Sustainability Consult clients Reverdia and Solvay.

The article looks at plant-based alternatives to fossil-based chemicals, including Biosuccinium®, Reverdia’s bio-based succinic acid and Epicerol®, the bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH) developed and commercialised by Solvay.

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The Office Becomes P.E.T. FREE

SC Dopper PledgeThis 18 January 2017, we joined Dopper’s initiative to stop using single-use PET plastic bottles or cups in the office. Kathryn Sheridan, our CEO, signed a pledge to be a positive leader and the whole Sustainability Consult Team committed to using only reusable bottles, glasses and mugs. When getting our caffeine fix outside of the office, we’ll be sure to use our travel mugs and avoid wasteful disposable coffee cups.

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