BioChemicals
Oct. 9, 2018 - Biosurfactants Market size is set to surpass USD $2.7 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
Aug. 27, 2018 - Markham, Ont.-based Pond Technologies has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Regenurex Health Corporation, a B.C.-based owner and operator of an algae production facility, engaged in the cultivation and extraction of astaxanthin.
Aug. 15, 2018 - Natural Products Canada has invested in Chinova Bioworks, a Canadian company whose innovative mushroom-based natural preservative has captured the interest of major food industry partners such as DSM Ventures, Rhapsody and AgFunder.
Aug. 14, 2018 - Metsä Group’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland reached its nominal capacity in August 2018, according to plan. This makes Metsä Group the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp, the company states. The bioproduct mill produced its millionth tonne of pulp on Aug. 8.
July 23, 2018 - Attis Industries is planning to build its first commercial-scale biorefinery in Barnesville, Ga., to process 200 dry tons per day of biomass. 
July 10, 2018 - Domtar’s Biomaterials team and research partners have been focusing time and resources on lignin development — specifically, developing lignin-based materials that could eventually serve as sustainable and biodegradable alternatives to petroleum and other fossil fuel–based products.
June 5, 2018 - Canada has always been an agricultural powerhouse, but these days it’s not just about selling prairie wheat, P.E.I. potatoes and maple syrup to the world. Now we’re also building bio-cars from ag-based fibres, composites and foams.
June 4, 2018 - Finland's Metsä Group has established a new innovation company, Metsä Spring Ltd. The company will, together with partner organisations, invest in new endeavours with the target to identify and develop new business opportunities in sustainable forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy.
May 15, 2018 - BioAmber announced May 4 it filed a voluntary petition for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and that its two Canadian subsidiaries, BioAmber Sarnia Inc. and BioAmber Canada Inc., filed a Notice of Intention (NOI) to make a proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada), with a view to strengthening the company's financial health and solidifying its long-term business prospects.
May 11, 2018 - Toronto-based CO2 GRO Inc. has announced progress to having its patented CO2 Foliar Spray technology approved for use by Canadian Licensed Producer (LP) cannabis companies. Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency StR Decision was that GROW's dissolved CO2 foliar spray water on cannabis in greenhouses and/or outdoors does not meet the definition of a pesticide as per Section 2 of the Pest Control Products Act.
May 7, 2018 - The Ontario government is committing $8 million in funding for Comet Biorefining's commercial-scale bio-based ingredient refinery in Sarnia, Ont.
April 20, 2018 - Napanee, Ont.-based FireRein Inc. and Ethonus, Inc. have signed a license agreement to accelerate the commercialization and adoption of Eco-Gel within the United States military, paramilitary, national security and commercial aerospace sectors.
April 17, 2018 - Domtar says it has led advancements in lignin separation and the development of lignin-based materials in an effort to develop a bio-alternative to petroleum-based materials.
March 28, 2018 - Montreal-based BioAmber is reporting its revenue for the fourth quarter 2017 was $5.4 million compared to $631,000 in Q4 2016, an increase of 755 per cent. This increase was driven by higher volumes offset by lower average selling price, the company reports.
Mar. 16, 2018 - Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. has signed a share purchase agreement with S2G Biochemicals Inc. and its shareholders.
March 15, 2018 - As a not-for-profit business accelerator, Sarnia, Ont.-based Bioindustrial Innovation Canada's (BIC) strategy is to create a sustainable organization that can support the commercialization of clean, green and sustainable technologies. This can best be achieved through a strategy that directly supports the commercialization of early-stage companies while nurturing research and development of new emerging concepts that will be the next generation of start-up companies.
Feb. 20, 2018 - Lignin is one of the main building blocks of a tree and makes up 20-30 per cent of the composition of wood. Yet it has traditionally been discarded by the pulp and paper industries. However, Stora Enso has recognised the potential of this versatile raw material, which can be used in a range of applications where fossil-based materials are currently used.
Feb. 16, 2018 - A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam. The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials.
Jan. 31, 2017 - A bioproducts firm is among four Quebec companies are scaling up their operations with the help of the federal government.
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