Huhtamaki launches new compostable double wall Impresso cup

FINLAND – Finnish food packaging company, Huhtamaki has launched a new compostable double walled Impresso hot cup, expanding its existing Bioware compostable range. The new cup features a unique Impresso bubble emboss which provides enhanced […]

Sidel acquires French maker and designer of PET moulds COMEP

FRANCE – Sidel, leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging has announced the acquisition of Cognac Moules Emballages Plastiques (COMEP), a French producer and designer of moulds for PET. The deal expands the […]

Bunge and BP to create biofuels joint venture in Brazil

BRAZIL – Agribusiness giant, Bunge Limited and BP Plc have agreed to create a new biofuels joint venture in Brazil, one of the world’s largest fast-growing markets for biofuels. The 50:50 JV will create a […]

UK vending business Mother secures US$3.7m funding

UK – Vending machines supplier, Mother has raised US$3.7 million (£3 million) in funding from a Swiss investment firm, Montreux Capital Management. With the capital, the company is targeting to expand its operation across the […]

DSM files for EU authorization for new methane-reducing feed additive

EUROPE – Royal DSM has announced that it has started filing for EU authorization for a new feed additive for dairy cows that will reduce methane emissions by around 30%. The new product will help […]

RSPO tightens standards to enhance palm oil sustainability

AFRICA – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a palm oil industry watchdog, has introduced tougher rules to its members in the industry as it seeks to make the edible oil ‘greener’. RSPO says […]

Agricultural trader ETG secures US$128m funding to boost operations

KENYA – The Export Trading Group (ETG), a Kenya-based agricultural commodities trader, is set to receive US$128 million (Sh12.8 bn) funding from financial institutions to enable the firm finance its operations. Lead by the United […]

A quarter of British consumers drinking plant-based milk, Mintel study

UK – A quarter of British consumers are now drinking plant-based milk as a result of shifting trends towards health and wellness as well as environmental concerns, according to a new study by Mintel. The […]

Bunge Loders Croklaan opens new edible oils facility in China

CHINA – Bunge-owned edible oils business, Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) has inaugurated a new edible oils processing facility in Xiamen, China. The facility expands BLC’s capability to deliver plant-based specialty oils and fats ingredients for […]

Compostable packaging firm Genera secures US$118m in funding

USA – US-based sustainable packaging firm, Genera has raised US$118 million to expand production of compostable packaging products. The financing round involved backing from WindSail Capital Group, a growth capital investor specialising in sustainability and […]