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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
March 23, 2011
PetroAlgae Inc. (Melbourne, FL), a leading renewable energy company that licenses its commercial micro-crop technology, has entered into an agreement with Haldor Topsoe to provide...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/PetroAlgae-Partners-with-Haldor-Topsoe-in-Renewable-Fuels-Based-on-Biomass_33644.html
March 17, 2011
“We intend to accelerate our commercial strategy in multiple geographies, which includes accessing feedstock arrangements and establishing manufacturing capacity with partners in which we may invest capital when the returns re justified,” the company said in an SEC document....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Solazyme-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_33433.html
March 11, 2011
BP has agreed to pay $680 million to acquire 83%  of the shares of Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA; Sao Paulo) from Açúcar e...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BP-Buys-Brazilian-Ethanol-and-Sugar-Producer-Expands-Biofuels-Business_33370.html
March 9, 2011
The governments of Norway and the U.K. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a three-year R&D collaboration in the fields of industrial biotechnology and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Norway-and-U-K-Agree-on-Biotech-R-and-D-Partnership_33303.html
March 8, 2011
Chromatin says the non-exclusive, royalty-bearing license will help it advance the use of sorghum as a “sustainable source of sugar, starch, and lignocellulose.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Chromatin-Licenses-Advantas-Sorghum-Germplasm_33261.html
February 28, 2011
DuPont stood behind its previously announced outlook for its Applied Bioscience business,  saying it still expects biofuels and biomaterials to generate a combined $1 billion in revenues and $250 million in earnings by 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DuPont-Advancing-Biobased-Portfolio_33113.html
February 15, 2011
Lanxess says it has increased its minority stake in Gevo (Englewood, CO) to 9.1% after investing $17 million in the biofuel and biochemical firm’s IPO last week. The move reflects “the good progress,” made by both companies in developing isobutene from renewable resources, says Lanxess....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Lanxess-Increases-Stake-in-Biobased-Isobutanol-Firm_32865.html
February 9, 2011
Cefic has welcomed the European Council’s assertion at a recent summit meeting that the council will take a longer term and linked up perspective when it comes to policies...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Industry-Welcomes-EUs-Longer-Term-Linked-Approach-to-Innovation-and-Energy_32702.html
January 31, 2011
Informex USA, one of the country’s key specialty and fine chemical expos, for the second year running will host a sustainable technology competition at the show. All...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Informex-Lines-up-Industry-changing-Green-Chemistries_32538.html
January 27, 2011
This Week on CW: ENI and Novamant are planning to build a massive green chemistry plant in Sardinia, Italy, starting later this year. Europe's emissions trading program is planning to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Jan-27_32475.html
January 20, 2011
The USDA today announced it is awarding loan guarantees totaling $405 million to help fund three commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol projects in the U.S. Coskata (Warrenville, IL), Enerkem (Pontotoc, MS), and Ineos New Planet Bioenergy (Vero Beach, FL), a joint venture between Ineos Bio and New Planet Energy (League City, TX), all received funding....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/USDA-Guarantees-$400-Million-in-Biorefinery-Funding_32278.html
January 13, 2011
Sime Darby Plantation (Kuala Lumpur) says it is collaborating with Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding to construct and operate a demonstration plant that will convert oil palm empty...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Plantation-Firm-Plans-Bioethanol-Demonstration-Plant-Based-on-Palm-Empty-Fruit-Branches_32126.html
January 12, 2011
U.S. EPA announced today that it will delay greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting requirements for industries that use biomass a feedstock until 2014. The agency is soliciting input from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EPA-to-Delay-Biomass-GHG-Rules_32109.html
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