October 11, 2012

Weekly News Roundup

I'm beginning to hate school...Good thing I still have this blog so I can vent my school frustration in a productive way. Here are this week's news roundup:

Biosuccinium in solvents
Bio-succinic acid producer Reverdia has collaborated with Belgium-based fine chemical company Proviron for the manufacture of Proviron's Provichem 2511 Eco, a di-methyl-succinate (DMS) that can be used as a solvent and a raw material for fine chemicals such as pigments and UV stabilizers. Commercial volumes for the product are now available, according to the companies. Reverdia's 10,000 tonnes/year commercial bio-succinic acid facility in Cassano Spinola, Italy, is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2012.

Cereplast sells bioplastics in India
Cereplast has begun selling its first Hybrid resins "Sustainable Biopropylene H-101" in India initially for safety helmets application. The resins will be delivered by A.R.M.Y India, Cereplast's partner in Hyderabad. Cereplast opened its corporate office in Hyderabad in August.

Fraunhofer Center now open
The new Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) in Leuna, Germany, is now open. The aim of the CBP is to transition innovative biotechnological and chemical processes to industrial-scale production. Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH was commissioned by the Fraunhofer Institute to build five pilot-scale process units known as modules for the CBP in December 2009.

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