Press Release: Reverdia and Omnia Sign Strategic Collaboration Agreement

Reverdia and Protea Chemicals, a division of Omnia, are today announcing an exclusive strategic collaboration agreement to distribute Biosuccinium™ in Africa and Australia, as well as for potential investment in and off-take from future Biosuccinium™ plants. The two companies will work closely together to develop the African and Australian markets for bio-succinic acid.

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Press Release: Stora Enso Inaugurates New Innovation Centre For Biomaterials In Stockholm

storaenso logo detailSwedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, joins Stora Enso CEO, Karl-Henrik Sundström, at today’s official Innovation Centre inauguration.

The Innovation Centre for biomaterials will host research, application, business development and strategic marketing under one roof.  By creating renewable solutions and products from second-generation biomass, such as wood, in order to replace fossil-based products, the centre is addressing societal problems such as climate change, increased urbanisation as well as water and land use issues.

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Press Release: RESYNTEX Caps Successful Launch With Executive Board Meeting

RESYNTEXT CLOTH color versionsRESYNTEX is a €11 million research project with the core objective to create a new circular economy concept for the textile and chemical industries.  Through industrial symbiosis, the project aims to produce secondary raw materials from textile waste.  The EU-funded project will hold its first executive board meeting on 18 December 2015 in Bled, Slovenia.

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Press Release: Toyota Material Handling Europe Issues Its Second Sustainability Report And Reaffirms Its Leading Position In Sustainability In Europe

toyota logoPublished today, the second sustainability report from leading forklift truck company Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) demonstrates its commitment to maximise safety, optimisebusiness processes and minimise environmental impact throughout the value chain.

The report ‘Dual Impact: together we make a difference’ shares measurable progress on 24 out of 25 sustainability targets set. It acknowledges the efforts of TMHE, its partners and stakeholders to meet targets and improvesustainability performance.  EcoVadis, a provider of sustainability supply chain ratings, has ranked Toyota Material Handling Europe alongside the world’s top 2% of companies.  This means that Toyota has demonstrated class-leading transparency and has achieved ‘Advanced CSR engagement’.

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Press Release: Solvay Epicerol® Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Certification

Solvay subsidiary Advanced Biochemical Thailand Co., Ltd. (ABT) has received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) for the production of Epicerol®, a bio-based building block for renewable chemicals and resins.

The certificate covers the manufacture of bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH), using Solvay’s innovative technology, from vegetable glycerol derived from biodiesel and oleochemical production.

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