The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

Industry News

Ecovia Renewables’ BioGel™ PGA Wins AkzoNobel Imagine Chemistry Challenge

Published on 2017-07-13. Author : SpecialChem

Ecovia Renewables, Inc. has been selected as a grand prize winner at the 2017 Imagine Chemistry Challenge finals for its submission "BioGel™ polyglutamic acid: a sustainable alternative to polyacrylates."

Ecovia Renewables’ BioGel™ PGA Wins AkzoNobel Imagine Chemistry Challenge
Ecovia Renewables’ BioGel™ PGA Wins AkzoNobel
Imagine Chemistry Challenge

Sustainable Formulations


The first Imagine Chemistry event, hosted by AkzoNobel and KPMG, invited start-ups and academics to find solutions to some of the top chemistry-related challenges the industry is facing today. One of 20 finalists, Ecovia's EcoSynth™ fermentation-based platform utilizes microbial communities to produce high value, based materials.

Polyglutamic Acid


Ecovia's lead product line centers around polyglutamic acid (PGA) chemistry. Termed BioGel™, formulations of PGA can be used for many applications, including formulation ingredients for personal care products, soil amendments for water retention, and super-absorbents in cores for infant diapers.

President and Founder Dr. Jeremy Minty said:

"AkzoNobel clearly recognizes the needs and market opportunities for sustainability and green chemistry, and is poised to become a global leader in this area. We at Ecovia are honored and delighted to have been selected as a finalist and grand prize winner in the Imagine Chemistry competition."

PS: If you liked this News, you might enjoy our Cosmetics Industry Newsletter. All the Industry News delivered once a week right to your inbox. Sign up here!


Source: Ecovia Renewables
Be the first to comment on "Ecovia Renewables’ BioGel™ PGA Wins AkzoNobel Imagine Chemistry Challenge "

Leave a comment





Your email address and name will not be published submitting a comment or rating implies your acceptance to SpecialChem Terms & Conditions
Covestro
Back to Top