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July 7, 2010
The 180,000 m.t./year plant will produce biobased olefins, including a "unique distribution" of alpha and internal olefins for chemicals and advanced fuels;  multifunctional esters and acids, including 9-decenoic acid; and a mixture of oleochemicals and advanced biofuels....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Elevance-to-Build-Indonesia-Biorefinery_27709.html
July 6, 2010
Evonik says it has agreed to license two technologies relating to metathesis technology, along with metathesis catalysts, to biomaterials manufacturer Elevance Renewable Sciences...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Evonik-Licences-Metathesis-Catalysts-to-Elevance_27845.html
July 2, 2010
Topsoe Fuel Cell, a subsidiary of catalysts firm Haldor Topsoe (Lyngby, Denmark), along with its partner Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy (Roskilde, Denmark)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Topsoe-Awarded-$9-Million-to-Commercialize-Solid-Oxide-Fuel-Cells_27806.html
July 1, 2010
The project will hasten commercialization of municipal solid waste to biofuel technology, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Trash-Based-Biofuels-Project-Planned_27786.html
June 30, 2010
DSM says it is starting to market a highly efficient process for generating biofuels from cellulosic materials including wood chips and agricultural residues. The technology features a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DSM-Introduces-2nd-Generation-Biofuels-Technology_27750.html
June 29, 2010
A World Economic Forum (WEF) report published today has identified that biorefineries could help mitigate against climate change and that they have the potential to infuse up to $230...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Biorefineries-Set-to-Infuse-$230-Billion-into-Global-Economy-Provide-9-percent-of-Chemicals-by-2020_27729.html
June 25, 2010
This Week on CW: BASF, the world's largest chemical company, has agreed to buy Cognis from its private equity owners for 3.1 billion euros. Cognis has leading positions the personal...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-25_27693.html
June 23, 2010
Total says it has agreed to acquire 17% of the equity of Amyris (Emeryville, CA), a biotech firm. Financial details were not disclosed. The firms say that under their agreement their...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Total-Buys-into-U-S-Biofuels-Start-up_27578.html
June 17, 2010
A group of researchers from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS; Sofia, Bulgaria) has devised a system for optimising bioethanol production from starch using a single reactor in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Scientists-Optimize-Single-Reactor-Yeast-Process-for-Producing-Bioethanol-from-Starch_27489.html
June 15, 2010
Enzymes firm Novozymes (Copenhagen) and Lignol Energy (Burnaby, BC, Canada) say they have signed an R&D agreement to develop a commercially viable process for manufacturing biofuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Novozymes-and-Lignol-Sign-R-and-D-Deal-to-Make-Biofuel-from-Wood_27445.html
June 9, 2010
Start-ups in biomaterials, biofuels and sustainable chemistry are moving into a new phase, in which successfully scaling up production, finding partners, and generating revenues will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Biomaterials-Start-Ups-Moving-to-a-New-Phase_27297.html
June 8, 2010
Virent Energy Systems (Madison, WI) has raised $46.4 million in a third funding round, including commitments from Shell and Cargill, the company announced today. Shell had first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Biofuel-Firm-Raises-$46-Million-in-Third-Funding-Round_27287.html
May 27, 2010
Novozymes says it has entered into an agreement with Sinopec and grain and oil importer COFCO (Beijing) to build the largest demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in China....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Novozymes-Partners-in-Chinese-Cellulosic-Ethanol_27057.html
May 25, 2010
Patents pending that relate to techniques for generating synthetic cells could provide the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) with a “monopoly” position on a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Monopoly-Concerns-Over-Patents-for-J-Craig-Venter-Institutes-Synthetic-Cell-Technology-update_27001.html
May 25, 2010
The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) says it has successfully created a synthetic bacterial cell using laboratory chemicals and knowledge relating to the manipulation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Craig-Venter-Institute-Creates-First-Synthetic-Cell-Paves-Way-to-New-Wave-of-Biomaterials_27000.html
May 21, 2010
The European Commission is reaching out to other bodies to promote conformity with Reach and share best practices. An agreement with Environment Canada, that country's regulatory body...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-21_26961.html
May 21, 2010
Zeachem (Lakewood , CO) is planning to build production capabilities for cellulosic ethanol at its Oregon biorefinery, the company says. The new capabilities will be funded by a $25...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/ZeaChem-to-Build-Production-Capacity-With-DOE-Grant_26960.html
May 21, 2010
The second annual Helsinki Chemicals Forum (HCF) featuring discussions between industry executives and chemicals sector stakeholders from around the world concluded today in Helsinki...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Blog-Helsinki-Chemicals-Forum-Could-California-Hold-the-Key-to-EU-Chemical-Industry-Survival_26959.html
May 10, 2010
Novozymes says it has agreed to partner with Royal Nedalco (Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands), a major supplier of yeast and ethanol in Europe, to develop a fermentation process that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Novozymes-Collaborates-with-Ethanol-Developer-to-Improve-Yeast-Process_26609.html
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