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October 1, 2015
Merck KGaA on Thursday opened its innovation center at Darmstadt, Germany. It will promote both the innovation potential of Merck employees and give external innovators the opportunity...
October 1, 2015
Clariant on Thursday officially opened its new biotechnology research center at Planegg, near Munich. The ceremony was attended by Ilse Aigner, the Bavarian Minister for Economic...
September 24, 2015
BASF and Genomatica have expanded their license agreement for the production of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) based on renewable feedstock using Genomatica’s patented process to include...
September 23, 2015
Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a public-private partnership between the EU and the Biobased Industries Consortium, on Wednesday announced the launch of a €6...
September 14, 2015
DRT's Vielle-Saint- Girons site. Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques (DRT; Dax, France) says it has added tall-oil fractionation capacity its...
September 9, 2015
Enerkem (Montreal), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, said on Wednesday that it has raised C$152.6 million ($115.6 million) and has initiated the production of biomethanol...
August 21, 2015
Biopesticide maker Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI; Davis, CA) has announced a $40-million loan for working capital and other general corporate purposes. MBI raised $57 million in an...
August 20, 2015
Ag biotech firm BioConsortia (Davis, CA) is aiming to ramp up its search for a marketing and distribution partner next year. The company, which is researching and developing microbial...
August 19, 2015
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) says it has successfully produced renewable isobutene via its fermentation process using xylose as feedstock. The milestone demonstrates that the...
August 17, 2015
Camson Bio Technologies (Bangalore) has filed patents for the discovery of natural fertilizers produced using microbial fermentation technology. The company says this is a major...
August 5, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) is at an advanced state of a feasibility study for a biochemicals complex in Thailand and plans to conclude the study by year-end, according to...
July 29, 2015
DSM's nutritional products segment (Kaiseraugst, Switzerland) and Evonik's nutrition and care arm (Essen, Germany) on Wednesday announced that they have entered into a joint...
July 28, 2015
BASF and renewables oils company Solazyme (South San Francisco, CA) say they have launched the first commercial surfactant derived from microalgae oil. The product is an algal betaine...
July 20, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) has announced that has entered into a collaboration agreement with Cargill to “accelerate the production of renewable chemicals...
July 20, 2015
GFBiochemicals (Milan) announced at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, at Montreal that it has started commercially producing levulinic acid (4-oxopentanoic acid) at...
July 17, 2015
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have “strongly opposed” a draft EU law related to genetically modified (GM) food or feed. The European Commission proposed earlier...
July 8, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical says its biobased engineering plastic Durabio has been chosen by Sharp (Osaka) for the front panel of its new smartphone, the Aquos Crystal 2, slated to go on sale...
July 8, 2015
Deinove (Montpellier, France), a biotech company developing processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, announces on Wednesday...
July 7, 2015
Evonik Industries on Tuesday said that, via its venture capital arm, it has acquired shares in a technology company in Germany. The company has invested in a minority share in...
June 30, 2015
DSM announced today that Atul Thakrar is joining the company as president of its biobased products and services unit, effective 1 July. Thakrar will be responsible for DSM’s...
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