February 21, 2012

Weekly News Roundup

I had a great time attending Jim Lunt's bioplastic seminar yesterday in Orlando, Florida, and hopefully can share some of the presenters' insights in the next several days. In the meantime, two articles (out of three that I filed) came out on ICIS News last night and for those who are subscribers, you can access them on this links:
You can also check out the blog's twitter updates that came from the seminar yesterday under the #ITR12.

Tomorrow and Thursday, the green blogger is going to attend the Jefferies CleanTech Conference and hopefully will have wifi available for tweeting. Follow my tweets at @ICISGreenblog.

For today, let's explore recent news in the renewable chemicals, cleantech and biofuels world.

Anheuser-Busch, Blue Marble Bio in partnership
Beer company Anheuser-Busch and Blue Marble Biomaterials plan to collaborate on a pilot biorefinery at a North American Anheuser-Busch facility, which will convert spent grains and biogas from the brewing process into chemicals that can be used in applications, such as food, cosmetics, and personal care products. Blue Marble Bio has already been testing small batches of Anheuser-Busch grain in its pilot facility since last year.

Battelle, Biobent Polymers in soy plastics
The United Soybean Board (USB) has awarded funding to Battelle and Biobent Polymers, a Marysville, Ohio-based bioplastics company, to commercialization Biobent's new bio-composite polymers made from soy. The bioplastics can be used as a replacement for virtually all polypropylene and polyethylene.

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