BioChemicals
June 20, 2017 - S2G BioChem (S2G), a developer of natural biotechnology conversion processes, announced today that it has started work on the company’s first standalone biorefinery demonstration plant that it intends to build in Sarnia, Ont.
June 19, 2017 - BioAmber Inc. has launched BIO-SA pharmaceutical grade. This new grade of material provides a USP/NF and FCC Grade of bio-succinic acid manufactured under the United States Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) good manufacturing practices (GMP) for food and Excipients.
June 9, 2017 - For over 70 years the petrochemical industry drove significant global growth and expanded the chemistry industry. But control of greenhouse gas is creating transformation and development of a hybrid chemistry industry, setting a new global standard for the 21st century. This shift puts Canada in a unique position to become a global leader in the world of chemistry. We have the resources to create a sustainable hybrid chemistry industry.
June 7, 2017 - Vancouver-based Renaissance BioScience Corp. will receive a multi-year, non-repayable contribution of up to $500,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program.
May 16, 2017 - Montreal-based BioAmber is reporting a 46 per cent increase in its sales of bio-succinic acid and the addition of seven new clients in the first quarter of 2017. Company revenues for the quarter were $2.1 million.
May 12, 2017 - Toronto-based Econse Water Purification Systems (Econse) is piloting its BRÜ CLEAN commercial-scale wastewater treatment system designed for craft breweries.
May 3, 2017 - Ontario bioproducts company Noblegen is expanding its marketing activities and looking to sell its algae-based bioproducts on a global scale. Noblegen has secured $1.8 million to target the global nutritional supplements and animal nutrition markets.
March 15, 2017 - Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. is highlighting its research on the economics of its patented Cellulose to Sugar (CTS) conversion process compared to traditional corn-based cellulosic ethanol production and the financial benefits of its recent efforts to establish a local cellulosic ethanol production plant.
Jan. 31, 2017 - Kraton Corporation, a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, has announced a general price increase of $330 USD/MT on all Kraton SIS polymers.
Dec. 15, 2016 - Sandy Marshall, executive director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, wants to see Sarnia-Lambton's Chemical Valley in Ontario become a “hybrid chemistry cluster” with new bio-chemical manufacturing plants.
Dec. 6, 2016 - It’s no secret that demand for newspaper is waning. Even a decade ago, it was common to see public transit commuters absorbed in the “broadsheets” splayed on their laps. Today, not so much. If you hop on a subway, you’re liable to see most commuters, especially younger ones, staring at a smart phone or e-book. At the same time, businesses of all stripes, from insurance firms to medical offices, are slowly but surely eschewing paper in favour of electronic record-keeping systems.
Nov. 29, 2016 - Fortress Paper is installing a new system at its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Que., that is designed to use birch wood to produce dissolving pulp.
Nov. 22, 2016 - Montreal-based CelluForce has signed a multifaceted strategic partnership with Fibria, a Brazilian forestry company and the world's leading eucalyptus pulp producer.
Nov. 21, 2016 - A recently formed co-op of Ontario beet farmers hopes to build a processing facility in Sarnia, Ont., to supply sugar for biochemical producers.
Nov. 10, 2016 - BioAmber's Sarnia plant operations continue to improve with fermentation yields, plant uptime and percentage of 'on-spec' products all increasing in Q3 vs Q2 2016, the company reports.
Nov. 2, 2016 - A Vancouver-based natural biotechnology conversion processes developer is working with candy and chocolate producer to help commercialize xylitol using a proprietary co-production technology.
Oct. 31, 2016 - Several pulp companies in Canada are now producing biochemicals or biofuels and even more are in the construction phase of bioproducts projects.
Oct. 19, 2016 - The Swedish research institute Innventia has developed what it calls “Biorefinery Test Methods” to facilitate the sale of lignin and development of new products. These methods are based on existing methods and ‘best practice’ for wood and pulp, and have been tested and, where necessary, adapted for lignin samples, says the company. Repeatability data have also been developed.
Oct. 7, 2016 - Noblegen Inc. has received $5.5 million in new private equity funding, and expects another $2 million to close by the end of October, the company announced this week.
Oct. 6, 2016 - Verdezyne Inc., a synthetic biology company producing biobased chemicals, and Aceto Corporation, the leader in the marketing, sales and distribution of specialty chemicals in the U.S., announced an agreement for sales and distribution of 's BIOLON DDDA (biobased dodecanedioic acid). BIOLON DDDA will be produced by Verdezyne and will be distributed in the United States of America by Aceto.
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