The blog will be sporadic this week as I cover BIO's Industrial biotech and bioprocessing event in Montreal. Follow my tweets for some presentation coverage including algae-based chemicals, bioplastic, biorefinery, new renewable chemicals, biofuels, and biobased products for the auto industry.
For now, here are this week's news roundup:
Biofibers on Toyota Prius
Toyota's Prius model now offers optional floor mats (deluxe type) using an advanced Ingeo fiber system. Ingeo reportedly reduces fossil fuel use by 65% and cuts by 90% the CO2 emission when compared to the petroleum-derived nylon resin used in traditional floor mats.
Waste to fuel facility in 2010
Novo Energies’s subsidiary WTL (Waste to Liquid) Renewable Energy has developed and designed a novel process to transform plastic and tire waste products into liquid fuels such as diesel, gasoline and fuel additives. Novo will start operation of its first plant during the first quarter of 2010.
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