Insights from BCC Research

Changing the Future of Biodiesel?

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jun 20, 2017 3:47:51 PM
plant-based fuel.jpegScientists have developed a new way of refining a plant-based fuel that could work like fossil fuel-derived diesel in diesel engines. The discovery, made at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, broadens the use of renewable fuels while meeting European standards for diesel engines.
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Can Safflower Equal the Benefits of Olive Oil?

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jun 8, 2017 10:01:52 AM

safflower.jpgOleochemicals, such as fatty acids, will be a vital link in the supply chain as their outstanding functionality and versatility make them ideal to be used in a multitude of applications. In addition, the high reactivity of this acid enables the production of a range of derivatives that can be tailored to meet the needs of a number of end-user industries, which use the formulations to produce the ideal blend of functionality and performance, reports BCC Research.

Recently, a team of scientists successfully developed and tested three new varieties of safflower cultivars with an oleic content of up to 75 percent, which is similar to the level of oleic content found in olive oil. The varieties are also non-genetically modified.

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Microbial Manufacturing Process for Greener, Lower-Cost Ingredients

Posted by Clayton Luz on Mar 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Rising consumer demand for flavor and fragrance products has spurred market players to launch a variety of new and innovative products to better position themselves in the global market for flavors and fragrances.

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Bio-based Concrete Sealant Receives USDA Certification

Posted by Clayton Luz on Feb 17, 2017 11:30:00 AM

"Going green," the concept of using renewable, bio-based materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change, has hit the road, literally.

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