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October 6, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) continues to accrue an impressive list of partners as it ramps up production of farnesene, a versatile C15 hydrocarbon and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Amyris-Builds-Post-IPO-Momentum_37886.html
September 28, 2011
Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), a cellulosic sugar start-up backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Menlo Park), has unveiled a low-cost pathway to extract sugar from biomass using only water, pressure, and heat....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Renmatix-Emerges-From-Stealth-Mode-with-Biorefining-Breakthrough_37921.html
September 22, 2011
Protéus (Nimes, France), a biotech firm and subsidiary of PCAS (Longjumeau, France) has successfully completed a development milestone in a project for Syngenta to optimize...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Syngenta-Progresses-Optimization-of-Sugar-Cane-for-Biofuel_37733.html
September 21, 2011
Electrochaea (St. Louis, MO), a start-up company says it plans to begin industrial-scale testing of a proprietary anaerobic technology that converts waste CO2 and excess electric power...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/U-S-Firm-Pilots-Technology-to-Convert-Excess-Electricity-Waste-CO2-into-Natural-Gas_37709.html
September 20, 2011
Mascoma (Lebanon, NH), a renewable fuels and chemicals firm targeting the conversion of hardwood biomass feedstocks, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) worth up to $100...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Mascoma-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_37685.html
September 20, 2011
H.C. Starck and the Clausthaler Umwelttechnik-Institut (Cutec; Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany), a technology institute, have jointly developed a novel family of catalysts along with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/H-C-Starck-and-Cutec-Develop-Catalysts-for-Generating-Natural-Gas_37692.html
September 16, 2011
Evonik says it has broken ground on the construction of a previously announced biodiesel catalyst plant at Puerto General San Martin, Argentina.   The detail engineering of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Evonik-Breaks-Ground-on-Catalyst-Plant-in-Argentina_37645.html
August 31, 2011
Honeywell says its UOP subsidiary has broken ground on a Hawaiian biomass-to-fuels demonstration facility. The unit, located at a Tesoro Corp. refinery at Kapolei, will use forest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/UOP-Building-Hawaii-Biomass-to-Fuels-Facility_37282.html
August 15, 2011
Indian Oil Corp. (IOC; New Delhi) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian government’s department of biotechnology (DBT), to set up a DBT–IOC...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Indian-Oil-to-Establish-Bio-energy-Research-Center_36883.html
August 11, 2011
Butamax Advanced Biofuel (Wilmington, DE),  a joint venture formed between DuPont and BP, has filed a second patent infringement suit against isobutanol producer Gevo (Englewood...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DuPont-JV-Files-Second-Patent-Suit-Against-Gevo_36841.html
August 8, 2011
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) says it has signed a framework agreement with Bunge to form a triglycerides production joint venture in Brazil. The agreement, subject to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Solazyme-Bunge-Sign-Preliminary-Agreements-for-JV_36790.html
August 5, 2011
Biotech firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has signed a collaboration agreement with Kuraray to develop a renewable hydrocarbon technology. Under the agreement, Kuraray will use Biofene to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Amyris-Partners-with-Kuraray-to-Replace-Petroleum-Feedstocks_36733.html
July 26, 2011
The European Commission will invest almost €7 billion ($10.1 billion) in innovation-focused research through 2013. The research package is known formally as the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EU-Unveils-$10-Billion-of-Funding-for-Innovation_36424.html
July 26, 2011
Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it has entered into an agreement with South Hampton Resources South Hampton Resources (Silsbee, TX), a subsidiary of Arabian American Development Co...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Gevo-Signs-Deal-for-Isobutanol-Processing-Plant_36420.html
July 25, 2011
Newly appointed DSM CTO Marcel Wubbolts tells CW that the company’s recent acquisition of C5 Yeast Company (Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands) will help it optimize a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DSM-CTO-Touts-Yeast-and-Innovation-Potential_36408.html
July 20, 2011
The European Commission has officially recognized seven schemes for assessing the sustainability of biofuels used in the European Union (EU) in order to safeguard against any...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Europe-Takes-Steps-to-Ensure-Biofuels-Are-Sustainable_36251.html
July 19, 2011
Dow Chemical and Mitsui & Co. say they have agreed to form a joint venture in Brazil for the production of ethanol and biobased polymers to supply the global high-performance flexible packaging, hygiene, and medical markets. Financial terms were not disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Dow-and-Mitsui-and-Co-to-Form-Ethanol-Based-Polymers-JV-in-Brazil_36241.html
July 19, 2011
Synthetic biology start-up LS9 (San Francisco, CA) and HCL CleanTech (Oxford, NC) say they have secured $9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) a process to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DOE-Funds-LS9-HCL-Cleantech-Projects_36193.html
July 13, 2011
PetroAlgae, a Melbourne-based biomass production firm, says it has signed an agreement with CRO Catalyst Company to optimize CRO’s hydropyrolysis and hydroconversion technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/PetroAlgae-CRI-Ink-Biofuel-Collaboration-Deal_36139.html
July 7, 2011
Dow Chemical’s leap into the market for formulated electrolytes for the lithium-ion batteries sector – announced yesterday - comes within six weeks of BASF’s own...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/CWs-Weekly-Chemical-Industry-Innovation-News-Round-up-July-7_35998.html
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