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June 14, 2012
A Delaware judge is restricting biobased isobutanol shipments from Gevo's (Englewood, CO) Luverne, MN plant to existing customers only until the court can rule on a preliminary...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Temporary-Order-Restricts-Gevo-from-New-Customer-Shipments-Luverne-Startup-Continues-as-Planned_44129.html
June 12, 2012
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it was awarded an $8 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) to develop tools that can expand the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Amyris-Granted-$8-Million-in-Darpa-Funds_44109.html
June 8, 2012
Repsol says it has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in Neol Biosolutions, an entity that has been split off from Neuron Bio's (Granada, Spain) bioindustrial business. The joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Repsol-Acquires-Stake-in-Industrial-Biotech-Development-Company_44054.html
June 6, 2012
Merck KGaA says its Merck Serono division will partner with pharmaceutical company Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (Hyderabad, India) to co-develop a portfolio of biosimilar compounds...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Merck-KGaA-and-Dr-Reddys-Partner-to-Develop-and-Manufacture-Biosimilars_43988.html
May 25, 2012
The U.K. government, via its Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/U-K-Government-Plans-Investment-in-Synthetic-Biology-Applications_43720.html
May 22, 2012
DSM says it will invest approximately €100 million ($127.5 million) in three new R&D facilities at Delft and Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands, over the next two...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/DSM-to-Invest-&euro100-Million-in-Three-New-R-and-D-Facilities-in-the-Netherlands_43656.html
May 21, 2012
Georgia Gulf says it will use biobased plasticizers produced by Segetis (Golden Valley, MN) in a new line of flexible vinyl compounds “suitable for a variety of consumer and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Georgia-Gulf-Taps-Segetis-for-Biobased-Plasticizer_43651.html
May 16, 2012
Lonza and Avalanche Biotechnologies (San Francisco, CA), a privately held biotechnology company, have formed a manufacturing collaboration focused on process development and scale-up...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Lonza-and-Avalanche-Biotechnologies-Form-Manufacturing-Collaboration_43493.html
May 11, 2012
Biomaterials and sustainable fuel company EdeniQ (Visalia, CA) has raised over $30 million in additional capital, helping provide the company with the products necessary to unlock...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/EdeniQ-Raises-$30-Million-in-Investments_43316.html
May 11, 2012
Dyadic (Jupiter, FL) and Abengoa (Sevilla, Spain) have expanded their license agreement to continue to develop bio-based chemicals. Abengoa will pay Dyadic $5.5 million for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Dyadic-and-Abengoa-Expand-Bio-based-License-Agreement_43350.html
May 9, 2012
Dow Chemical says it has signed a contingent commercial offtake agreement with Solazyme (San Francisco), an  algae-based oils firm, for Solazymes to supply  oils for biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Dow-and-Solazyme-Sign-Commercial-Offtake-Agreement_43178.html
May 8, 2012
Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA), an energy crop company, has announced the successful production of renewable diesel by renewable chemical firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) from Ceres’...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Amyris-Successfully-Processes-Ceres-Sorghum-into-Farnesene_43298.html
May 1, 2012
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmongton, DE), a Dupont/BP biofuel joint venture, says it has signed contracts to convert two world-scale ethanol facilies in Iowa to biobased isobutanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Butamax-Announces-Two-Biobutanol-Retrofit-Projects_43154.html
April 26, 2012
Novozymes has joined the Maabjerg Energy Concept, a consortium which plans to build a biorefinery for generating biogas, advanced bioethanol, electricity and heat in western Denmark...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Novozymes-Partners-Danish-Biorefinery-Project_43003.html
April 20, 2012
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic, and several other European chemistry organizations, is reviewing its structure and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/SusChem-to-Align-with-EUs-$108-Billion-Innovation-Program_42864.html
April 18, 2012
Biocatalyst developer evocatal (Düsseldorf) says it is working with Lanxess to develop synthesis pathways and catalysts for rubber precursors based on renewable raw materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Lanxess-Working-with-evocatal-on-Biosynthesis-Routes-to-Rubber_42758.html
April 16, 2012
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodridge, IL) and XiMo, a Rapperswil, Switzerland-based catalyst developer, say they have successfully demonstrated the production of commercially...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Elevance-XiMo-Demonstrate-Metathesis-Catalyst-Viability_42620.html
April 13, 2012
This week has seen Gevo (Engelwood, CO) file an additional lawsuit against isobutanol rival Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE). It is part of a year long patent...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Weekly-Chemical-Industry-Innovation-News-Round-up-April-13_42671.html
April 12, 2012
Lonza has agreed to supply Agennix (Heidelberg, Germany), a biotech firm, with commercial quantities of talactoferrin, Agennix’s trial drug for the treatment of non-small cell...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Lonza-Joins-DSM-as-Manufacturer-of-Biopharma-Drug-for-Agennix_42641.html
April 10, 2012
Scientists from Fudan University (Shanghai, China) have genetically modified (GM) a strain of cotton featuring longer fibers suited to making high-end cotton products. The longer...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Chinese-University-Develops-GM-Cotton-with-Longer-Fibers_42601.html
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