Press Release: Comet Biorefining Completes Equity Financing

Comet Biorefining

London, Ontario – 28 February 2017 – Comet, an industry leader in the production of high-purity cellulosic dextrose, today announced the completion of a round of equity financing led by new investor PM Equity Partner. Current investor Sofinnova Partners and new investor Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) also participated in the financing. Terms of the financing were not disclosed.

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Brand Perspectives on Biomaterials

WhatBrandsWantTo measure awareness and understanding of the biomaterials sector among leading brands, Sustainability Consult is inviting retailers and manufacturers to share their views on market trends, barriers and opportunities for bio-based products.

Our first-ever survey on brand perceptions will help evaluate the market for biomaterials in the coming years. Your responses will help the biomaterials sector tailor their outreach to better support the uptake of environmentally-friendly products.

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

logo BIC 2015

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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