All news articles for April 2019

Pilot seeks to find out if PEF from sugarcane could be more economical than PET at scale

Queensland study will first assess biofuels from biomass before turning to bottles

Could PEF from sugarcane be more economical than PET at scale?

By Richard Whitehead

Researchers in eastern Australia have started work on a three-month pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into other compounds, including plastic drinks bottles.

Amatil X Indonesia will include an internal accelerator to help Coca-Cola's 'intrapreneurs' develop their ideas. Pic:getty/andresr

Coca-Cola expands venture capital platform to Indonesia

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola Amatil will expand its corporate venture capital platform Amatil X to Indonesia, seeking to capitalise on Jakarta’s growing reputation as ‘the next start-up capital of South-East Asia’.

Pic: Getty/catlane

European markets drive demand for organic wine

By Rachel Arthur

The organic wine category is forecast to reach 87.5m cases globally by 2022, according to the latest figures from IWSR, with Europe accounting for 78% of the global organic wine market.

By January 2019 more than 100 million Waterloo cans were sold in the US, since launching in August 2017.

Waterloo launches new flavors, leverages ‘classic’ packaging

By Beth Newhart

Waterloo Sparkling Water debuted an expanded portfolio at Natural Products Expo West last month, launching Strawberry and Grape flavors. It’s the latest in the increasingly crowded sparkling water category, where brands are seeking to separate themselves...

BrewDog acquires Berlin brewery and taproom from Stone Brewing

BrewDog acquires Berlin brewery and taproom from Stone Brewing

By Rachel Arthur

Scottish craft brewer BrewDog is acquiring Stone Brewing’s brewery and taproom in Berlin. It has also announced the latest round of Equity for Punks to fund its plans for a brewery in China and craft beer hotel in London.

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