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February 22, 2016 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada is hosting its second annual Bioproducts Cluster Workshop themed, “Cellulosic Biorefining – From the Farm to the Customer,” from March 30 to March 31, 2016 at the Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport (6258 Airport Rd.) in Mississauga, Ont.
February 18, 2016 – Comet Biorefining, Inc. is coming to Sarnia, Ont.
February 11, 2016 - BioAmber Inc. has received an additional $25-million investment from Mitsui & Co. Ltd., its partner in its bio-based succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ont.
February 3, 2015 - Celluforce is a few steps closer to bringing its nanocrystalline cellulose product to market, participants at PaperWeek Canada heard on Feb. 3. CEO Sebastien Corbeil shared a few lessons learned and described a few near-commercial applications for this unique bio-based additive.
February 3, 2016 - An executive panel that kicked off PaperWeek Canada 2016 reaffirms that Canadian companies are having success in the bio-economy.
January 20, 2016 — DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced a new breakthrough process with the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st century with exciting and truly novel, high-performance renewable materials. The technology has applications in packaging, textiles, engineering plastics and many other industries.
January 14, 2016 - BioAmber Inc. announced that its Sarnia production plant, jointly owned with Mitsui & Co., has received ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and FSSC 22000 certifications. These certifications were granted by accredited certification bodies following audits of the Sarnia plant in Q4 2015.
January 4, 2015 - BioAmber Inc., a leader in renewable materials, announced in December that it has joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, alongside more than 140 companies from across the American economy that are standing with the Obama Administration to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to climate action and to voice support for a strong outcome to the COP21 Paris climate negotiations.
December 30, 2015 – Effective Dec. 23, 2015, Solenis LLC, through its Brazilian subsidiary Solenis do Brasil Químicas Ltda, completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares of Quimatec Produtos Químicos Ltda, a Brazilian manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the sugar and ethanol processing industry; and Locatec de Araraquara Ltda-Me, the associated logistics provider. The acquisition of Quimatec is part of Solenis’ strategy to broaden its process chemical and industrial water treatment offerings in the bioethanol market worldwide.
December 23, 2015 - Biomaterials are in the spotlight in Sweden. In recent weeks, Stora Enso has inaugurated a new Innovation Centre for biomaterials in Stockholm, Sweden, and several organizations have collaborated to form an open “test bed” called LignoCity where companies can develop and scale up technology that refines lignin to climate-friendly fuels, chemicals and materials.
Dcember 10, 2015 - Driven by consumer preference, the global market for bioplastics will grow at compounded annual growth rate of 14.8% to become a US$30 billion market by 2020, a new report says.
December 4, 2015 - It was an event four years in the making.
November 27, 2015 - Hamrick Engineering recently announced the granting of a broad patent for extracting sugars and nanocellulose from lignocellulosic biomass by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
November 27, 2015 - According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, "World Green Solvents- Market Opportunities and Forecast, 2014-2020,” the green solvents market volume would reach 3,321.4 kilo tons by 2020, registering a CAGR of 4.3 per cent from 2015 to 2020. Paints and coatings application segment contributed a 43.6 per cent share of the overall green solvents market, and is expected to maintain this trend during the forecast period.
November 26, 2015 - Both cellulose and lignin, the hard part of the tree, and growth cells, can be combined with new technology to produce both new materials and new conditions. Lignin can be transformed into a green carbon fibre that can be used in lightweight products. With the aid of nanotechnology it is also possible to produce durable, lightweight and environmentally compatible cellulose materials.
November 17, 2015 - BioAmber Inc., a leader in renewable materials, has recruited Mario Saucier to serve as its chief financial officer (CFO), effective January 4, 2016. Andrew Ashworth, who came out of retirement in July 2015 to act as CFO on an interim basis, will leave BioAmber at the end of January 2016. 
November 13, 2015 - The renewable attributes of nanocellulose will promote its increased adoption, concludes a new report from Transparency Market Research. According to Transparency’s nancellulose market report, the global nanocellulose market was valued at US$54.9 million in 2014 and is anticipated to reach US$699.6 million in 2023, expanding at a CAGR of 33.8 per cent between 2015 and 2023.
November 5, 2015 - BioAmber Inc. third quarter financial release included important production milestones met at its commercial-scale bio-succinic acid plant in Sarnia.
November 3, 2015 - FPInnovations and Naturex announced their strategic partnership to develop active molecules derived from Canadian forest biomass for food industry and cosmetics applications.
October 28, 2015 - Enerlab 2000 will receive an investment of $500,000 over four years to pursue the development of iso-lignin, a biopolymer based on lignin.

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