The Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based biotechnology developer BioAmber Inc. has secured a $7 million grant to support the ongoing construction of a $135 million bio-succinic acid plant that is under construction in Sarnia, Ont.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has selected the winners of the 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Awards, designed to recognize outstanding individuals and businesses for their commitment and dedication to the growth and…
Trellis Earth Products, a manufacturer of bioplastic foodservice disposables, has acquired the assets of bankrupt bioplastics supplier Cereplast Inc. for US$2.6 million.
The Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based biotechnology company BioAmber Inc. has secured a $20 million commercial loan to build Canada’s first bio-based chemical plant.
A province-wide study on the health impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is needed if the Nova Scotia government approves the process, a new report has recommended.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the City of Montreal are implementing a new pilot project designed to recover polystyrene which is not recovered by the conventional collection of regular recyclable material.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association has named Krista Friesen as vice president, sustainability, in charge of the development and execution of CPIA’s advocacy and partnership programs to promote solutions that increase the recovery…
Canadian businesses pay almost a third more for electricity compared to their counterparts in the U.S., according to a new study by the Fraser Institute.
The Ontario government is expanding eligibility for two existing industrial electricity programs and enhancing conservation programs for small businesses.
Kathy Cirko, the vice-president of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), will be retiring at the end of May 2014, after 17 years with the organization. Circo joined the Toronto-based CPIA in January 1997, as director…
The federal government is lending $10 million to France-based sustainable chemicals firm BioAmber Inc. for the construction of a commercial-scale bio-based chemical plant in Ontario, said to be the first facility of its kind in Canada.
Converting plastic from rivers, lakes and oceans into fuel is not as difficult as some might think, according to a new Canadian study.
Bioplastics maker Cereplast Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S.
The European Commission has unveiled a proposal aimed at drastically reducing the use of plastic bags.
In a bid to cut down on the use of traditional petroleum-based polymers, Canada’s federal government is launching a biomaterials program to accelerate the development of green vehicles and buildings.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the City of Montreal, and various other partners are testing an improved system for the collection and transportation of clean polystyrene.
U.S.-based polymers maker Invista and UK-based industrial biotechnology company Ingenza will collaborate on the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of industrial chemicals. “Invista…
A new survey by food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak highlights a rising demand for renewable materials and environmental labeling among consumers worldwide.
Chemicals giant BASF has opened a new research and development facility in North Carolina that will act as a hub for its plant science products.
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has announced plans to collaborate with the Aerospace Industries Association of British Columbia (AIABC) to help revitalize the provincial aerospace association.