Issue Date: July 20, 2015
Newlight Signs Big BioPlastics Contract
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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