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June 26, 2012
Solazyme (San Francisco) and Bunge say they have broken ground on a previously announced 100,000 m.t./year renewable oil production facility adjacent to Bunge’s Moema sugarcane...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Bunge-Solazyme-Break-Ground-on-Renewable-Oil-Facility_44480.html
June 20, 2012
A Delaware court has denied Butamax Advanced Biofuels' (Wilmington, DE) motion for a preliminary injunction restricting Gevo's (Englewood, CO) commercial activity, the latest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Gevo-Wins-Denial-of-Preliminary-Injunction-in-Isobutanol-Battle-Butamax-Plans-Appeal_44327.html
June 20, 2012
Galactic (Brussels, Belgium), a producer of lactates and lactic acid, announced their involvement in the “Eclipse” project launched by the European community as a part...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Galactic-Announces-Involvement-in-Polylactic-Acid-Production-Project_44296.html
June 19, 2012
Biomaterials and sustainable fuel company EdeniQ (Visalia, CA) says it has secured a $3.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC), supporting the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EdeniQ-Secures-State-Funds-for-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Efforts_44292.html
June 18, 2012
Codexis, Cytec, and Elevance Renewable Chemicals (Woodbridge, IL) were among the winners of EPA's 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for their work promoting chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Cytec-Codexis-and-Elevance-Among-EPA-Green-Chemistry-Award-Winners_44282.html
June 18, 2012
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) says four facilities have joined its "early adopters" group of corn ethanol producers considering deploying Butamax's isobutanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Butamax-Adds-Four-Butanol-Retrofit-Projects_44256.html
June 12, 2012
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it was awarded an $8 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) to develop tools that can expand the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Amyris-Granted-$8-Million-in-Darpa-Funds_44109.html
June 12, 2012
LS9 (San Francisco) says it will open its biodiesel demonstration facility in Okeechobee, FL on June 9. The retrofit facility to develop biodiesel and renewable chemical products was...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/LS9-Opens-Biodiesel-Demonstration-Facility-in-Florida_43439.html
June 12, 2012
Croda has begun construction of a landfill-to-gas energy project at its New Castle, DE manufacturing plant. The $6-million project broke ground on June 7 and will use landfill gas from...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Croda-Breaks-Ground-on-Delaware-Landfill-to-Gas-Project_44046.html
June 8, 2012
Repsol says it has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in Neol Biosolutions, an entity that has been split off from Neuron Bio's (Granada, Spain) bioindustrial business. The joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Repsol-Acquires-Stake-in-Industrial-Biotech-Development-Company_44054.html
May 16, 2012
The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD; China Lake, CA) has awarded Albemarle a contract to complete its first biojet fuel production run. The fuel production is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Navy-Air-Warfare-Center-Weapons-Division-Awards-Albemarle-Biojet-Fuel-Contract_43430.html
May 1, 2012
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmongton, DE), a Dupont/BP biofuel joint venture, says it has signed contracts to convert two world-scale ethanol facilies in Iowa to biobased isobutanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Butamax-Announces-Two-Biobutanol-Retrofit-Projects_43154.html
April 26, 2012
Novozymes has joined the Maabjerg Energy Concept, a consortium which plans to build a biorefinery for generating biogas, advanced bioethanol, electricity and heat in western Denmark...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Novozymes-Partners-Danish-Biorefinery-Project_43003.html
April 24, 2012
U.S. demand for specialty fuel additives is set to grow 4.8%/year to $1.6 billion in 2016 accompanied by an increase in volume demand of 1.1%/year, to 725 million lbs, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Specialty-Fuel-Additives-Demand-to-Reach-$1-6-Billion-by-2016-in-the-US_42927.html
March 29, 2012
Pacific Ethanol Columbia has agreed to use Mascoma’s (Lebanon, NH) MGT yeast at four ethanol facilities with a combined annual production capacity of 200 million gallons. The MGT...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Mascoma-Granted-Supply-Contract-by-Pacific-Ethanol_42379.html
March 28, 2012
A technique developed by researchers from the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI; San Francisco Bay Area, CA), is able to optimise the performance of microbes to generate a target...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/U-S-Synthetic-Biology-Technique-Triples-Biodiesel-Yield_42324.html
March 27, 2012
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) and Albemarle have been awarded a contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) for biobased jet fuel. Under the terms of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Navy-Taps-Cobalt-and-Albemarle-for-Biobased-Jet-Fuel_42340.html
March 26, 2012
Source: Viridia Renewable technology firms Virent (Madison, WI) and Viridia (Redwood City, CA) say they have successfully converted cellulosic sugars from pine trees into hydrocarbons...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Virent-Viridia-Jet-Fuel-Passes-Key-Test_42295.html
March 21, 2012
 Volkswagen of America has partnered with Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Solazyme (San Francisco) to evaluate emissions reductions and demonstrate the performance of biobased ...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Volkswagen-Evaluating-Amyris-and-Solazyme-Biodiesel_42173.html
March 20, 2012
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT), a biotech start-up, says it has successfully scaled-up its patented bioprocess for making the building block chemical glucarate from the lab to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Rivertop-Scales-up-Bioglucarate-Process-to-Pilot-Scale_42065.html
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