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August 11, 2009
The companies will jointly develop algae-baed microbial oils that can be used to convert sugar to biodiesel....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BP-Martek-Sign-Biodiesel-Development-Pact_20741.html
August 4, 2009
Start-up firm TMO Renewables (Guildford, U.K.), a developer of cellulosic ethanol technology, says it has raised £11 million ($19 million) from investors primarily to support the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/TMO-Secures-$19-Million-to-Roll-Out-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Process-in-the-U-S-_20571.html
July 29, 2009
Vercipia, BP and Verenium's 50-50 cellulosic ethanol joint venture, is developing plans for a second large-scale plant to produce ethanol from non-food sources....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BP-Verenium-Planning-Second-Commercial-Scale-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Site_20493.html
July 27, 2009
The process, dubbed Helioculture by Joule, uses "highly engineered" photosynthetic organisms to convert sunlight and CO2 to fuels and chemicals and is capable of producing more than 20,000 gallons/acre annually....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Biotech-Firm-Engineers-Organism-to-Make-Ethanol-and-Hydrocarbons_20437.html
July 20, 2009
Paper maker NewPage says it nixed the project with Stockholm-based Chemrec because of escalating costs and lack of demand for methanol and DME in North America....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Paper-Mill-Cancels-Biofuels-Gasification-Project_20255.html
July 17, 2009
The company says that, while it still sees promise in jatropha-based biodiesel, it will focus its capital investments on other biofuel projects....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BP-Exiting-Jatropha-Joint-Venture_20228.html
July 9, 2009
BASF will supply key component materials and electrochemistry expertise to further the development of ReVolt Technology's batteries....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BASF-Collaborating-with-Zinc-Air-Battery-Firm_20051.html
July 2, 2009
Program will rent all-electric vehicles that run on batteries using ExxonMobile's lithium ion battery separator films....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/ExxonMobil-Sponsors-Electric-Vehicle-Rental-Fleet_19712.html
July 1, 2009
Dow says it will be working with Florida-based start-up Algenol Biofuels to build and operate the biorefinery....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Dow-Algenol-Planning-CO2-to-Ethanol-Pilot-Plant-Updated_19887.html
June 29, 2009
BP and Synthetic Genomics (La Jolla, CA), a biotech research group, have discovered bacteria more than a mile underground that can be used to convert coal into methane. Craig...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BP-and-Synthetic-Genomics-Develop-Bacteria-that-Convert-Coal-to-Methane_19881.html
June 29, 2009
Evonik says it has developed alkoxide catalysts that are suitable for converting oils from the jatropha nut into biodiesel. Evonik aims to sell its catalysts for second-generation...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Evonik-Develops-Catalyst-for-Second-Generation-Biodiesel_19762.html
June 26, 2009
The market for polysilicon and other advanced chemicals and materials used in photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and modules is contracting, largely due to the recession. Firms that make...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Polysilicon-Suppliers-Relish-a-Place-in-the-Sun-Despite-Lower-Prices_19847.html
June 22, 2009
Add Food Service will distribute Verenium's Fuelzyme and Veretase enzymes in Europe and other areas outside of North America. The two companies will also jointly pursue the development of additional enzyme products for starch processing and the starch-based ethanol industry in Europe and North America....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Verenium-Names-European-Distributor_19702.html
June 16, 2009
Sunoco says it has completed the acquisition of a 100 million gals/year ethanol manufacturing facility at Volney, NY from Northeast Biofuels (Fulton, NY) for $8.5 million. Sunoco says...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Sunoco-Acquires-Ethanol-Manufacturing-Facility_19592.html
June 15, 2009
The global market for biofuels will reach $247 billion by 2020, up from $76 billion in 2010, says a new report from Pike Research (Boulder, CO)....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Global-Biofuels-Market-Outlook-Very-Positive-Over-the-Long-Term_19575.html
June 12, 2009
Nester Oil and Stora Enso, a forestry products company, have started up a biomass-to-liquids demonstration plant at Varkaus, Finland. The two firms are 50/50 joint partners in NSE...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Neste-Inaugurates-Biofuels-Demonstration-Plant_19473.html
June 8, 2009
Verenium (Cambridge, MA) a biotech start up, faces the risk of a delay in the construction of its planned commercial cellulosic ethanol facility as well as risks to its enzymes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Verenium-Analyst-Highlights-Risk-of-Plant-Delay_19403.html
June 1, 2009
Novozymes says production of sugarcane-based ethanol in Brazil will reach between 4.6 liters and 8.6 liters by 2020, and the country will be in a position to export about $4...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Novozymes-Brazil-Biofuel-Exports-to-Reach-$4-Billion-by-2020_19305.html
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