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October 18, 2010
Although it is widely accepted that one day cheap oil will run out, even in a world of seemingly generous government funding some biomaterial technology providers are struggling to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Blog-A-Bumpy-Slow-Transformation-to-Biomaterials_30292.html
October 4, 2010
Biochemicals start-up Amyris raised about $85 million in an IPO late last week, reports say. The company went public at $16/share, below a previously announced target of $18-$20/share. It closed at $17.23/share on Friday, October 1....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Amyris-Raises-$85-Million-in-IPO_29937.html
September 16, 2010
Sales of enzymes in the U.S. are set to increase 4.8%/year, to $2.8 billion in 2014, according to research by Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH), a market research firm. Much of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/U-S-Enzyme-Sales-to-Top-$2-8-Billion-in-2014_29465.html
August 27, 2010
Answers by Jim Stoppert, CEO Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT) ·         How fast is the renewable chemical/biomaterials sector...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/A-View-from-the-Inside-The-Status-of-Renewable-Chemicals_29037.html
August 19, 2010
Scientists at Edinburgh Napier University have discovered a novel way to generate biofuel from whiskey production waste. This can be used as an alternative to petrol and does not...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Waste-from-Whiskey-Production-Can-Fuel-Cars_28861.html
August 13, 2010
The lack of a comprehensive federal climate policy, including a carbon price, is the key obstacle to full-scale development to full-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Task-Force-Carbon-Price-Needed-for-Full-Scale-CCS_28779.html
August 9, 2010
Isobutanol can be used as a platform chemical for 40% of petrochemicals and 100% of hydrocarbon fuels, Gevo says. The company believes isobutanol will provide a route to the renewable production of rubber, polypropylene, polystyrene, and polyethylene terephthalate....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Gevo-Buys-Ethanol-Plant-Plans-Retrofit-to-Produce-Isobutanol_28693.html
August 5, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE; Washington) announced $1 billion in stimulus funding for an altered version of the FutureGen clean coal project, which includes Air Liquide's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DOE-Funds-New-FutureGen-Project_28625.html
August 3, 2010
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) is acquiring a large stake in Solarfun Power Holdings (Qidong, China) through three separate transactions. Solarfun, listed on Nasdaq, is a vertically...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Hanwha-Chemical-Acquires-Chinese-Photovoltaics-Firm-Solarfun-Updated_28511.html
August 2, 2010
Two engineers at Stanford University have developed a cheaper, cleaner waste water treatment process which generates greenhouse gases (GHG) nitrous oxide and methane. These gases may...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Gases-from-Waste-water-to-Power-Rockets_28478.html
July 30, 2010
BASF, energy firm Inpex (Tokyo), and engineering firm JGC (Yokohama, Japan) say they have jointly entered into an agreement to carry out demonstration tests on the effectiveness of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BASF-Inpex-JGC-to-Jointly-Test-CCS-Technology-in-Japan_28442.html
July 29, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded a combined total of $106 million to six separate projects to convert captured CO2 emissions into useful materials including cement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Unleashing-the-American-Innovation-Machine-DoE-Awards-$106-Million-to-Develop-Materials-from-CO2_28426.html
July 29, 2010
Researchers at Leeds University (Leeds: U.K.) have discovered a carbon neutral method to generate hydrogen gas from waste vegetable oil created by restaurants and pubs.   Hydrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/U-K-Scientists-Generate-Hydrogen-from-Waste-Vegetable-Oil_28410.html
July 21, 2010
Arvind Varma, professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University (Indiana) has filed a patent for a process to generate hydrogen at low cost and to a high level of purity. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Scientists-Develop-Catalyst-free-Route-to-High-purity-Hydrogen_28192.html
July 21, 2010
Süd-Chemie says it will build Germany´s largest plant for the production of biofuels from straw and that it will build it with subsidies from the Bavarian State Government...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Sud-Chemie-Secures-Subsidy-for-Germanys-Largest-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Plant_28185.html
July 19, 2010
Biomaterials processing firm Bioamber (Pomacle, France), a joint venture between DNP Green Technology (Princeton, NJ), Agro-Industrie Recherches et Développements (ARD...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Bioamber-and-DuPont-Agree-Biosuccinic-Acid-Derivatives-Deal_28117.html
July 16, 2010
Research groups have developed a system for the European Commission that quantifies the environmental impact of biofuels. The system represents part of the commission’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EU-Creates-Environmental-Rating-System-for-Biofuels_28097.html
July 13, 2010
The U.K. government has announced plans to introduce a “radical research program” to understand how the U.K. uses imported palm oil so that it can take action and halt...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/U-K-to-Map-its-Palm-Oil-Use-in-Bid-to-Avoid-Deforestation_28014.html
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