July 5, 2010

Weekly News Roundup

Hope you all had a good July 4th weekend! It has been a very hectic but productive last week and I have many juicy information from the recent industrial biotechnology conference I attended waiting to be posted. The blog will also post several video interviews from the conference as companies such as OPX Biotechnologies, Genomatica, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Glycos Bio and DNP Green talked about recent milestones.

Stay tune for those! For now, here are the past two week's news roundup (to make up the lack from last week):

PPG advances in solar
PPG Industries made major advances in solar mirror development for concentrated solar power (CSP) applications, including improvements in solar mirror reflectance performance of up to 1 percent after heat treatment; production of flat solar mirrors as large as approximately 89 x 126 inches on standard production equipment; and formulation of a lead-free encapsulant that prevents solar mirrors from degrading and losing reflectivity in accelerated testing.

Ford uses soy foam cushions
Ford's 2011 Ford Explorer which goes into production later this year will feature soy-based polyurethane foam in seat cushions and seatbacks.There are more than 2 million Ford Motor Company vehicles on the road today with bio foam content.


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