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June 1, 2011
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO), a biotech start-up, and Procter & Gamble, say they have agreed to jointly develop a technology platform for making “drop-in” biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/ZeaChem-and-P-and-G-Sign-Joint-Development-Deal_35205.html
May 31, 2011
The 18 million gallon/year facility is expected to begin production next summer, making it the world’s first commercial-scale biobased isobutanol plant, Gevo says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Gevo-Begins-Isobutanol-Retrofit_35185.html
May 27, 2011
North America and Asia Pacific will account for 82% of biofuels produced from algae, or about 50 million gallons of annual production....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Biofuels-From-Algae-to-Reach-$1-3-Billion-by-2020_35145.html
May 27, 2011
Süd-Chemie has concluded its biennial innovation and technology symposium this week in Beijing with the message that it will continue to provide the same level of service and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Sud-Chemie-Promises-the-Same-Service-and-Sustainability-Focus-Following-Ownership-Change_35056.html
May 25, 2011
Agricultural biotechnology firm Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of up to $100 million, according to an SEC document dated May 23. Founded in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Seed-Firm-Ceres-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_35055.html
May 25, 2011
China is accelerating its shift to coal-derived chemicals to offset its growing dependence on oil imports. The country is on track to significantly hike its coal-to-chemical and fuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/China-Accelerates-and-Deepens-Coal-to-Chemical-Activities_35025.html
May 24, 2011
Endicott Biofuels (EBF; Houston) and Holly Biofuels (Dallas, TX) say they have formed a jv to build and operate a 30-million gallon/year biorefinery at Port Arthur, TX. The facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Endicott-Holly-Partner-for-Port-Arthur-Biorefinery_35013.html
May 24, 2011
The BIOfuel from Algae Technologies (BIOFAT) project is funded in large part by the European Commission and will be coordinated by Abengoa Bioenergy (Saint Louis) subsidiary Abengoa Bioenergía Nuevas Tecnologías (ABNT). . The development team will train on existing prototypes in Israel, Portugal and Italy, then scale up the process at a 10-hectare demonstration plant. The project is expected to last four years and produce about 900 tons/year of algae....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Consortium-Seeks-to-Demonstrate-Algaes-Biorefining-Potential_35012.html
May 19, 2011
An international team, of scientists, led by researchers at Monash University (Victoria, Australia) has developed a manganese-based catalyst for splitting water into hydrogen and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/International-Team-Develops-Catalyst-for-Splitting-Water_34933.html
May 17, 2011
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) is looking to raise up to $184 million from its initial public offering (IPO), according to a recent filing with the SEC. The figure is considerably higher than the $100 million it expected in its initial  March 11 filing. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Solazyme-Raises-Projected-IPO-Proceeds-to-$184-Million_34895.html
May 17, 2011
There are indications that the market pressure for biofuel manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic may be increasing. Ensus (Wilton), the owner of Europe’s largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Biofuel-Market-Conditions-Tougher-on-Both-Sides-of-the-Atlantic_34891.html
May 12, 2011
Linde, the leading merchant CO2 supplier in the U.S., will supply all of the CO2 for Sapphire’s Columbus, NM demonstration facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Linde-Sapphire-Partner-for-Algae-Development_34799.html
April 28, 2011
Mitsubishi Chemical is studying working with Genomatica on a biobased butanediol joint venture. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (not to be confused with Mitsubishi Chemical) and two...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-Up-April-28_34458.html
April 19, 2011
Cobalt and its partner, American Process (Atlanta), will integrate Cobalt’s fermentation and distillation technology into a biorefinery American Process is currently building at Alpena, MI. The plant is slated to begin ethanol production in early 2012, but will switch to butanol production mid-year....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Cobalt-Advances-Biobutanol-Platform_34245.html
April 15, 2011
This Week on CW: RAG Foundation, the owner of Evonik, is planning an IPO of the company within 15 months. A new report says the EU's biofuel policies "encourage unethical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-15_34211.html
April 14, 2011
Current U.K. and European policies on biofuels “encourage unethical practices,” according to a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCB; London). The report is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EU-Biofuel-Policies-"Unethical"_34108.html
April 12, 2011
Mossi & Ghisolfi Group (M&G; Tortona, Italy), the world’s largest producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for packaging applications, says today it is conducting a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Italian-Firm-Starts-Building-Commercial-scale-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Plant-update_34061.html
April 1, 2011
Start-ups and corporations developing biomaterials have a distinctly higher chance of success if they use social networking systems to collaborate, according to a report by market...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Social-Networking-Boosts-Success-of-Biomaterial-Firms_33901.html
March 31, 2011
President Obama, in an address at Georgetown University (Washington, DC) has set out a goal of cutting U.S. imports of oil one third by 2025 and increasing support for other energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Obama-Backs-Advanced-Biofuels-Shale-Gas-as-Part-of-Future-Energy-Package_33868.html
March 29, 2011
Evonik Industries says it has completed basic engineering for a 60,000-m.t./year biodiesel catalysts plant, which it plans to build at Puerto General San Martin, Argentina...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Evonik-Builds-Biodiesel-Catalysts-Plant-in-Argentina_33796.html
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