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2011-05-24 07:00:00

CHANDLER, Ariz., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yulex Corporation, a manufacturer of biobased elastomer products derived from guayule, announced today that Jim Mitchell, formally the company's Vice President of Technology Development, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. His new responsibilities include overseeing operations at both of the Yulex facilities, one in Maricopa, AZ and the other in the Lone Butte Industrial Park in Chandler, AZ. He will be focusing his attention in the...

2011-05-04 06:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 4 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc., the market leader in biobased succinic acid, has raised $45 million dollars in a Series B financing that will accelerate the commercialization of succinic acid and modified PBS. The round was led by NAXOS Capital Partners, a European based growth capital fund focused on acquiring and developing businesses with unique intellectual property or market position with a focus on renewable agro and food business, energy and...

2011-04-29 07:32:00

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The humble soybean will be in the spotlight at the 10th annual Living Green Expo at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, May 7-8. The Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition (TC4) will be offering free samples of soy biobased products to the first 500 visitors to their booth at the Expo. One of the more interesting applications of a product made from soybeans will be the carpet used at a "Green Wedding" at the Expo, as well as some...

2011-04-26 06:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 26 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. has joined forces with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation in the field of biobased succinic acid, in a strategic agreement that makes BioAmber and its Asian distribution partner Mitsui & Co. the exclusive suppliers of biobased succinic acid to Mitsubishi Chemical.  The three companies are also conducting a feasibility study to build a succinic acid production facility next to Mitsubishi's planned PBS production plant in...

2011-04-08 14:42:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SAE International's Green Technology Systems Group will host the "Workshop to Characterize Biobased Materials in Vehicles" in Detroit on Friday, April 15, the day after the close of the SAE 2011 World Congress. The event will be held at Cobo Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Room O2-33. Dr. Patricia Beattie, chair of the Green Technology Systems Group, said the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has identified automobiles as...

2011-04-05 00:00:29

Sorona® Renewably Sourced Fiber Once Again Recognized for Its Biobased Content and Performance Glenwillow, Ohio (Vocus/PRWEB) April 04, 2011 DuPontâ“ž¢ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is one of the first 11 products approved to use the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) new product label on certified biobased products. The announcement was made by U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan at the biobased product meeting held here....

2011-03-16 07:00:00

CHANDLER, Ariz., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yulex Corporation, a manufacturer of biobased elastomer products derived from guayule, announced today that it has closed on a $15 million private placement, led by Argonaut Private Equity, to expand its natural rubber production capabilities. Construction has been initiated and increased commercial production of guayule natural rubber and feedstocks for bioenergy is expected to commence by early 2012. The new production facility is...

2011-03-15 06:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 15 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber, the market leader in biobased succinic acid, has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with CELEXION LLC for technology related to the production of adipic acid and other chemical intermediates. The current market for adipic acid is close to 3 million tons per year, worth approximately $8 billion at current market prices. Over the past year, BioAmber has successfully applied its breakthrough succinic acid purification...

2011-01-22 00:00:38

DuPont applauds the USDA and the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for moving forward with its bio-preferred purchasing program. The release of the bio-preferred labeling standards will help consumers identify products with bio-based content. Washington (Vocus/PRWEB) January 21, 2011 DuPont Applied BioSciences President Craig F. Binetti provided the following statement in response to the launch of the The BioPreferredâ“ž  Certified Biobased Product label by...

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2011-01-20 06:05:00

New U.S.-approved labels will soon be showing up on eco-friendly products, including household cleaners and skin-care items. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the new voluntary seal on Wednesday.  The seal is expected to start showing up on products this spring.  "Today's consumers are increasingly interested in making educated purchasing choices for their families. This label will make those decisions easier by identifying products as biobased," said Agriculture...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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