Newlight Signs Big BioPlastics Contract | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 29 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 20, 2015

Newlight Signs Big BioPlastics Contract

Department: Business
Keywords: polyhydroxyalkanoate plastics, biobased chemicals

Newlight Technologies has signed an agreement under which the chemical distributor Vinmar International can purchase the output of three planned biobased polymer facilities. California-based Newlight converts methane and carbon dioxide waste gases to polyhydroxyalkanoates with the help of enzymes produced by a modified microbe. The company says the contract could involve 19 billion lb of plastic, though it hasn’t detailed when or where it will build the plants. Vinmar has a similar agreement to purchase biobased succinic acid and butanediol from BioAmber.

 
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