The project aims to test lignin as a substitute for fossil-based bitumen in asphalt to substantially reduce CO2 emissions from road construction. Lignin is a main constituent of woody biomass and is well suited for energy generation, as well as other higher value applications, including asphalt for road construction.
(Source: Avantium Renewable Chemistries, Chemical Engineering, 27 April, 2020) Contact: Avantium, Tom van Aken , CEO, +31 (0)20 586 8080, www.avantium.com
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According to the release, $22 million facility will employ up to 20 people. (Source: Avantium, Chemical & engineering News, 17 Nov., 2019)Contact: Avantium, Tom van Aken , CEO, +31 (0)20 586 8080, www.avantium.com
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The project, which was launched in May 2019, received €5.9 million funding from the EU's Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The €9.6 million project is one of several undertakings aimed at developing a sustainable bio-based industry sector in Europe.
Ecohelix , Avantium Chemicals BV, Metgen Oyi , Novamont Spa , Fundacio Universitaria Balmes , Graanul Biotech Ou , and Spinverse are also participating in the four-year project in which
members will conduct demo-scale trial runs at a dissolving pulp mill in Europe. The aim is to develop fully bio-based polymeric chemistries for paper and cardboard production to complement and even replace polymers that are derived from petroleum. (Source: Kemira Oyi, PR, GlobalNewswire, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Kemira Oyi, +358 10 8611,
Fax. +358 10 862 1119, www.kemira.com
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Avantium's YXY plant-to-plastics process catalytically converts plant-based sugars into a wide range of chemicals and plastics, such as bio-based PEF.
Avantium also notes it has assumed full ownership of the Synvina bioplastics business from joint venture partner, the German chemicals giant BASF, and has rebranded the operation as Avantium Renewable Polymers.
Synvina was formed in 2016 to commercialise the YXY technology developed by Avantium to produce PEF-building block FDCA.
(Source: Avantium, BioMarket Insights, 13 June, 2019) Contact: Avantium, Tom van Aken , CEO, +31 (0)20 586 8080, www.avantium.com; Synvina, email@example.com, www.synvina.com
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