June 22, 2009

Weekly News Roundup

For this week's upcoming posts, the green blog will have more plastic updates to coincide with this week's plastic feature from ICIS Chemical Business (ICB). Included in the feature is the state of plastic recycling as well as new regulations driving plastic research and development.

The blog will also look at the recently passed Cash for Clunkers bill, the emerging issues in the US organic industry, and maybe some tidbits from this week's Green Chemistry conference by the American Chemical Society. Stay tune!

For now here are this week's news roundup:

New bioplastic company
Bioethanol producer BioEnergy Int'l. has formed Myriant Technologies LLC to incorporate all of its biobased chemicals business and intellectual property. Myriant will encompass the same team of molecular biologists, engineers and chemists that developed BioEnergy’s D(-) lactic acid, which started production at commercial scale in June 2008 for use in polylactic acid (PLA).

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