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July 22, 2013
Expectations for a modest improvement in semiconductor demand and new materials development opportunities presented by next-generation chip architectures helped fuel optimistic...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Semicon-West-2013-Outlook-positive-as-chip-demand-rebounds_53584.html
February 21, 2012
Codexis fell 19% today after several analyst downgrades and the announcement that long-standing CEO Alan Shaw was stepping down. Shaw, who has been with Codexis since its founding and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Executive-Exodus-Spells-Trouble-at-Codexis_41527.html
January 26, 2012
 The Biobased Chemicals Summit in San Diego wrapped up yesterday, and the topic that speakers and attendees kept circling back to was money. Is is available, how does my company...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Biobased-Chemicals-Summit-Money-Talks_40823.html
January 13, 2012
So, we need to talk. This isn't working out. I'm taking the $300 million commercial-scale plant, you can take the intellectual property and vacation photos.  Archer Daniels...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/ADMs-Abrupt-Departure-Leaves-Uncertain-Future-for-Metabolix_40427.html
January 6, 2012
Week 1 Review The holiday hangover did not seem to curb Big Chem interest in all things biobased, with BASF and DuPont announcing investments before the first week of 2012 came to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Investment-in-Renewables-Begins-Year-on-High-Note_40287.html
December 29, 2011
Acquisitions dominated specialties news in the closing weeks of 2011. Other than a few notable exceptions, most deals were small. European Parliament also approved a ban on phosphates...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Specialties-Snapshot-Dec-15-29_40105.html
January 2, 2012
The dust has settled on the holidays, and my presents have been neatly divided into the "Keep" pile and the "For the love of God, I made a list, why didn't they stick to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/EPAs-2012-RFS-Missed-Targets-Shouldnt-Overshadow-Innovation_40064.html
December 21, 2011
Last week Coskata became the latest biofuel/biochemical maker to file for an initial public offering (IPO). The biofuels producer hopes raise $100 million to help fund its Boligee, AL...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/No-Revenues-No-Problem!-Thoughts-on-Coskatas-IPO-Filing_39973.html
December 15, 2011
My Tuesday prediction that Gevo would be Coca-Cola's partner of choice for biobased PET packaging over Virent was half right (or half wrong). It turns out the beverage giant has chosen...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Coca-Cola-Set-to-Shake-Up-PET-Supply-Chain_39815.html
December 14, 2011
Investor day provided an opportunity  for DuPont to showcase its revamped Industrial Biosciences division (and keep the message positive following recent cuts to its 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/DuPont-Investor-Day-Snapshot-of-Danisco-Integrated-Industrial-Biosciences-Unit_39784.html
December 13, 2011
Coca-Cola says it will announce Thursday a partner for the development of its next-generation PlantBottle, the beverage giant’s renewable polyethylene terephthalate (PET)...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Coca-Cola-Set-to-Announce-Renewable-PET-Partner_39743.html
December 5, 2011
The inevitable remake of 1967's "The Graduate" will have at least one classic line that needs only a minor "tweak" for 21st Century audiences. "One word...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Mr-Maguire-Was-Right-Theres-a-Great-Future-in-Plastics_39514.html
November 15, 2011
Another day, another biochemical S-1. BioAmber, a biobased succinic acid producer based in Minneapolis, announced yesterday that is has filed for an initial public offering of up to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Key-Takeaways-from-BioAmbers-IPO-Filing_39075.html
November 15, 2011
Other than a handful of earnings reports and the usual small- to medium-sized acquisitions, specialty chemical firms have had a quiet two weeks. Late-reporting specialty firms, for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Specialties-Snapshot-Nov-3-15_39055.html
November 3, 2011
Specialty chemicals headlines were largely small acquisitions and a flurry of earnings announcements, so today's rumor that DuPont might sell its automotive coatings business--which...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Specialties-Snapshot-Oct-28-Nov-3_38862.html
October 26, 2011
As I reported last week, Rhodia has signed a deal with Cobalt Technologies to develop n-butanol biorefineries in Latin America. Other than plans to use bagasse, and Rhodia’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Key-Takeaways-to-Cobalt-Rhodia-Deal_38542.html
October 21, 2011
"We do not expect the macroeconomic situation to improve quickly."...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Specialties-Snapshot-October-13-20_38450.html
November 3, 2011
How quickly they grow. A report, released recently by Lux Research (Boston), says venture funding in biobased chemical and materials hit a peak of $806 million in 2010, but the size of...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Biochemical-Industry-Growth-Spurt_38427.html
September 6, 2011
Solyndra, a Fremont, -CA based manufacturer of solar panels that received over half a billion in federal stimulus funds in 2009, says it is suspending operations and laying off ...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Solyndra-Bankruptcy-Death-Knell-for-U-S-Solar-Industry_37339.html
September 1, 2011
Specialty chemicals have been relatively quiet, save a couple of small- to medium-sized acquisitions.   DKSH (Zurich) has acquired specialty chemicals distributor Tiger Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Specialty-Chemicals-Roundup-August-26-31_37300.html
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