Press Release: Reverdia Lead Partner In BioSuccInnovate Consortium

reverdiaReverdia has joined the consortium ADMIT BioSuccInnovate, an innovative Climate-KIC initiative funded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), along with the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University and other European partners.  The Consortium will explore with CIMV, a biorefining company, the use of locally-available lignocellulosic feedstock, such as wheat straw or miscanthus to produce bio-based, biodegradable plastic packaging for consumer markets in association with UK retailer Waitrose and food tray producer Sharpak.

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Press Release: Glucan Biorenewables Wins Sofinnova Partners Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award

SofinnoSofinnova Logova Partners, the top renewable chemistry venture capital firm, has announced that Glucan Biorenewables is the winner of the prestigious Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award.  Following a public vote with almost 8,000 votes cast, the Top-5 companies were shortlisted.  These companies then presented yesterday to a jury of industry experts at the BIO World Congress in Montreal.

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Press Release: GFBiochemicals Starts Production Of Levulinic Acid

gfbioBiobased chemical company GFBiochemicals has started commercial production at its 10,000 MT/a capacity levulinic acid plant in Caserta, Italy.  The announcement was made at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Montreal.  GFBiochemicals is the first company to produce levulinic acid at commercial scale directly from biomass.

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Richard And Kathryn Visit GFBiochemicals

HardhatsSustainability Consult CEO Kathryn Sheridan and Consultant Richard Delahay recently visited our client GFBiochemicals' new levulinic acid plant in Caserta, Italy.  They took a look at the plant before it started production, in hard hats, of course.

Update 20 July 2015: GFBiochemicals' plant has since come online.

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