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News daily upated news at Newlight, Innogas and FGV collaborate in Malaysia on biodegradable polymers from palm oil waste The world’s largest crude palm oil producer - Malaysia-based Felda Global Ventures Berhad – is collaborating with Newlight Technologies and Innogas Technologies on a project aimed at the development of biodegradable polymers from palm oil biomass waste in Malaysia. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the three companies late December 2015. The MoU will remain valid for six months or such extended period as will be agreed in writing by the parties FGV-Newlight-Innogas MoU. Based in California, Newlight Technologies has developed a carbon capture technology that combines air with methanebased greenhouse gas emissions to produce a thermoplastic material called AirCarbon. Innogas Technologies is a Malaysiabased consulting company specialized in process plant engineering and technology for chemical and renewable energy. FGV Group President and CEO Dato’ Mohd Emir Mavani Abdullah said as part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, it is always looking for innovative ways to manage its palm oil waste effectively. The collaborative sustainable biomass project is also aimed at diversifying and further developing the company’s new revenue streams, in line with a core pillar in its five-year transformation strategy of revenue enhancement. “This waste to wealth project will elevate the sustainability standards of the palm oil industries in Malaysia and the region as a whole, significantly reducing carbon emissions emitted,” said Dato Emir. “FGV is keen to partner with Newlight Technologies and Innogas Technologies through this MOU to bring the first cost effective technology in the world to produce biodegradable plastic by processing 100 % of bio-waste from our palm oil mills.” Newlight Technologies will convert biogas from FGV’s palm oil mills into AirCarbon thermoplastics. “Together, FGV and Newlight Technologies have the opportunity to make important economic and environmental progress, and we look forward to working together in this project,” said CEO Mark Herrema. The project will launch in Q2 2016. Construction of the first plant will take around 14 months and is slated to begin in Q4 2016. The partners plan to expand the project to ten palm oil mills over the next five years. Innogas Technologies CEO Denny Yeoh said; “Innogas Technologies holds an exclusive license for a patented state-of-the art technology to process ligno-cellulosic biomass material such as palm oil mill waste which generates a significant amount of biogas, compared to conventional technologies. “The Company will transfer this license to the joint-venture company, which will then have the exclusive use of this license in Malaysia.” KL Anellotech brings 100 % biobased PET another step closer Anellotech, Pearl River, New York, USA, a sustainable technology company focused on producing cost-competitive renewable chemicals from non-food biomass, has announced that it has entered into the next phase of its strategic partnership with Osaka, Japan-based Suntory Holdings Limited, one of the world’s leading consumer beverage companies This marks a major milestone in making 100 % biobased polyester and biobased PET bottles a reality. The partnership, which began in 2012 under a collaboration agreement that has provided more than USD 15 million in funding to date, is focused on advancing the development and commercialization of cost-competitive 100 % biobased plastics for use in beverage bottles as part of Suntory’s commitment to sustainable business practices. Suntory currently uses 30 % plant-derived materials (sugar cane derived monoethylene glycol MEG) for their Mineral Water Suntory Tennensui brands and is pursuing the development of a 100 % biobottle through this partnership. Approximately 54 million tonnes of PET are manufactured globally each year. Despite strong industry demand, there is no commercially-available, biobased paraxylene, the key component needed to make terephthalic acid, und thus 100 % biobased polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for use in beverage bottles, on the market today. The Anellotech alliance with Suntory supports the development of bio-aromatics including bio-paraxylene. As an integral component in the biobased value chain, Anellotech’s proprietary thermal catalytic biomass conversion technology (Bio-TCat) cost-competitively produces drop in green aromatics, including paraxylene and benzene, from non-food biomass. MT | 6 bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/16] Vol. 11

News BioAmber and Reverdia sign nonassertion agreement BioAmber Inc., which is headquartered in Montreal and Reverdia, the Netherlands-based joint venture between Royal DSM an d Roquette Frères, are both involved in the production and commercialization of bio-based succinic acid using their own unique proprietary yeast-based technologies. Pursuant to the key provisions of this agreement, BioAmber will benefit from non-assertion covenants with respect to certain intellectual property rights of Reverdia in the field of bio-based succinic acid, in exchange for undisclosed financial consideration. Furthermore, the agreement provides comfort to both BioAmber and Reverdia to continue the implementation of their respective businesses using their own unique, proprietary yeast-based technologies. “In today’s increasingly complex intellectual property environment, the conclusion of this agreement illustrates how two proactive companies operating in the same field can find a constructive solution that allows them to focus on the execution of their respective business plans rather than seeking confrontation and conflict,” said JF Huc, BioAmber’s Chief Executive Officer. “It allows BioAmber to eliminate the risk of litigation and uncertainty at a predictable cost,” he added. ”This Agreement demonstrates that Reverdia’s Biosuccinium low pH yeast technology is a leading technology in the field of bio-based succinic acid and that by working with partners in the industry, we will speed up the adoption of biobased materials and validate bio-based succinic acid as a key building block for the bio-based economy,” said Marcel Lubben, Reverdia’s President. “It is our belief that the yeastbased technologies have a significant competitive advantage over bacterial-based technologies for the production of biobased succinic acid,” he added. Both Marcel Lubben and Jean-Francois Huc believe that the market for succinic acid will benefit from having strong players able to deliver on the rapidly growing demand in bio-plastics, polyurethanes, solvents, coatings and other applications. KL | Bioplastic from biodiesel co-product glycerol An agreement signed today by Bio-on and S.E.C.I. S.p.A. (part of Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri Holding), will see Italy’s and the world’s first facility for the production of PHA bioplastics from a co-product from biodiesel production, namely glycerol. The two companies will collaborate on the construction of a production site with an initial output of 5 thousand tonnes/year, scalable to 10 thousand tonnes/year. S.E.C.I. is investing EUR 55 million in the facility, which will be located at an Eridania Sadam (also part of Maccaferri Holding) site and will be the world’s most advanced plant producing PHAs biopolymers from glycerol. PHAs, or polyhydroxyalkanoates, are bioplastics that can replace a number of traditional polymers currently made with petrochemical processes using hydrocarbons. The PHAs developed by Bio-on guarantee the same thermo-mechanical properties with the advantage of being completely naturally biodegradable. “We are investing EUR 4 million in purchasing the license for this new technology developed by Bio-on,” says Eridania Sadam Chairman Massimo Maccaferri, “because this all-natural bioplastic represents a technological challenge that can contribute towards the growth of our group in the new “green” chemistry industry, with an ecocompatible and eco-sustainable approach”. “We will create Italy’s first PHAs production plant from glycerol with one of Europe’s most important industrial groups,” explains Marco Astorri, Chairman of Bio-on “We have granted the first technological license from glycerol in line with our expectations and will be entering into a new collaboration to develop the promising highperforming biopolymers business developed by Bio-on. and produced in Italy from glycerol by S.E.C.I.” KL | Magnetic for Plastics • International Trade in Raw Materials, Machinery & Products Free of Charge. • Daily News from the Industrial Sector and the Plastics Markets. • Current Market Prices for Plastics. • Buyer’s Guide for Plastics & Additives, Machinery & Equipment, Subcontractors and Services. • Job Market for Specialists and Executive Staff in the Plastics Industry. Up-to-date • Fast • Professional bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/16] Vol. 11 7

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