SBI BioEnergy, a biofuels company out of Edmonton, Alberta, is about to start converting waste oils and fats into alternative fuels. And as with petroleum based fuel production, the byproducts will be available ingredients for cosmetics manufacturers.
With technology as the hot topic in ingredient formulation right now, Solazyme’s senior director discusses how technology can accelerate microalgae's ability to produce many different types of renewable oils for personal care products, amongst others.
Cosmetics companies Lush and Avon have joined a growing number of large businesses that have publicly expressed concerns, and asked providers to avoid high impact fuels such as those from the Canadian tar sands (sometimes known as oil sands).
Scientists working for organisations backed by the Australian
government say they are working on methods that will turn plants
into 'biofactories', capable of producing oils that can replace
Procter & Gamble has signaled that it plans to make more use of
palm oil in its shampoos and detergents instead of relying mainly
on crude oil, which likely to be subject to volatile price changes
in the future.
Israeli nutritional oil company Enzymotec claims its newly
developed natural oil based product, MultOil, has been found to
have a broad efficacy profile in skincare applications. The company
is targeting manufacturers of creams, balms,...