Aug. 23, 2017 - Georgia-Pacific LLC announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its pine chemicals business to Ingevity for $315 million, including certain pine chemicals-related assets at the Crossett, Ark., plant. The acquisition is subject to regulatory clearance and Ingevity and Georgia-Pacific expect to close on the transaction in late 2017.
July 20, 2017 - Gen3Bio Inc., a Purdue Foundry-affiliated company, is developing a unique process that could more effectively and affordably transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals to maximize the value of biofeedstock and reduce landfill waste. | READ MORE
July 17, 2017 - KnipBio Inc. has announced the successful completion of the latest phase in its plan to produce KnipBio Meal, a premium aquaculture feed ingredient from low-cost, readily available feedstocks. The development was done in conjunction with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) .
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.
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.
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.
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