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March 28, 2014
The European Commission on Thursday approved aid granted by France to The French Institute of Agro-Based Material (Ifmas) for the development of plant-based plastics and biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/EU-approves-state-aid-to-French-green-chemistry-project_59892.html
March 25, 2014
Axens announced today the launch of Atol bioethylene technology, codeveloped in partnership with Total; IFP Energies nouvelles (Ifpen; Paris); and Axens, its affiliate. The launch is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Axens-Total-and-Ifpen-launch-Atol-bioethylene-technology_59817.html
February 25, 2014
Flexible Solutions International (FSI; Victoria, BC) says it has halted production at its Taber, AB, renewable aspartic acid production plant, citing unfavorable economics given the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/FSI-halts-renewable-aspartic-acid-plant-citing-economics_59079.html
February 25, 2014
Chromatin (Chicago) a developer of sorghum seeds for agriculture and renewable energy, announced today that it has created sorghum plants containing elevated levels of the platform...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Chromatin-unveils-sorghum-engineered-to-produce-farnesene_59088.html
February 19, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA), a renewable chemicals company majority owned by PTT Global Chemical (Bangkok), announced today that it has supplied commercial quantities of biosuccinic acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Myriant-supplies-biosuccinic-acid-to-Oxea-for-use-in-biobased-plasticizers_58899.html
February 11, 2014
Novozymes and Monsanto say they have closed their previously announced, long-term strategic alliance aimed at jointly developing agricultural biologicals for global broadacre crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Monsanto-and-Novozymes-launch-ag-biologicals-alliance_58738.html
February 3, 2014
AVA Biochem (Muttenz, Switzerland) said today that it has begun commercial-scale production of high-purity renewable 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) at Clariant’s Infrapark at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/AVA-Biochem-starts-commercial-production-of-renewable-5-HMF_58501.html
January 23, 2014
Attendees and exhibitors at this year's Informex USA, held this week in Miami Beach, were mostly optimistic about the direction of the fine chemicals and contract manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Informex-2014-Rising-certainty-despite-challenges-for-pharma_58279.html
January 22, 2014
Codexis last month abandoned the development of biobased detergent alcohols, but LS9 is pushing ahead with its own program. The firm continues to develop plans for commercial-scale production in Brazil, and construction could begin this year, according to Gary Juncosa, executive v.p./chemicals at LS9....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/LS9-moving-forward-on-Brazil-fatty-alcohols-project_58158.html
January 21, 2014
‚ÄčNovozymes (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) today announced that it met or exceeded all its financial targets in 2013 following a good fourth quarter. Organic sales growth in 2013 was 7%, Ebit...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Novozymes-meets-targets-positive-on-2014_58149.html
January 14, 2014
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI; Davis, CA), a producer of biobased pest management and plant health products, announced today that it has named two new senior executives. Hector Absi has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Marrone-Bio-names-new-executives_57957.html
January 13, 2014
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a leading developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, announced today that it has signed an option agreement under which Monsanto may obtain a license...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Monsanto-signs-option-agreement-to-support-biologicals-platform_57923.html
December 31, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA), a leading renewable chemicals and fuels company, announced last week that it will sell senior convertible promissory notes in a private placement for $28...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Amyris-hits-milestone-raises-$28-million_57703.html
December 31, 2013
Biopesticide firm Marrone Bio Innovations (Davis, CA) says it has initiated production of Grandevo, the company's flagship bioinsecticide, at its Bangor, MI plant. This is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Marrone-begins-bioinsecticide-production-at-Michigan-plant_57701.html
December 20, 2013
The Eighth European Bioplastics conference, held recently at Berlin, attracted 350 participants from 215 companies and organizations. Several key themes emerged during the conference...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Bioplastics-Must-perform-better-consider-whole-value-chain_57594.html
December 9, 2013
Evonik Industries and LanzaTech (Roselle, IL) have signed a three-year research cooperation agreement to jointly develop a bioprocess route to precursors for specialty plastics using...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Evonik-LanzaTech-sign-biobased-plastics-deal_57205.html
December 5, 2013
Evonik Industries has succeeded in using biotechnology methods to convert synthesis gas (syngas) to pure 2-hydroxyisobutyric acid (2-HIBA) under industrial conditions, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Evonik-researches-bacterial-conversion-of-syngas-to-specialty-chemicals_57101.html
December 3, 2013
Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) says it has launched a new biobased, film-grade resin that allows for production of compostable and highly transparent film and bags. Metabolix says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Metabolix-launches-compostable-film-grade-resin_57061.html
November 27, 2013
BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering product to customers for testing and commercial use, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/BASF-produces-first-commercial-volume-of-biobased-BDO_56971.html
November 26, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) is looking to strengthen its presence in the prescription pharmaceuticals market in the United States and is open to more collaborations and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Merck-KGaA-eyes-pharma-acquisitions-in-the-US-strengthens-ties-with-Israeli-firms_56959.html
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