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January 5, 2011
Biotech start-up Qteros (Marlborough, MA) says it has successfully closed a deal to raise $22 million as part of its Series C round of financing. Qteros has developed Consolidated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Qteros-Secures-$22-Million-of-Financing-to-Accelerate-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Program_31903.html
January 5, 2011
DSM says it has agreed to acquire nutritional ingredients producer Martek Biosciences (Colombia, MD) for about $1 billion ($31.50/share) in an all cash transaction. The deal represents...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/DSM-Offers-to-Buy-Martek-Biosciences-for-$1-Billion_31741.html
December 23, 2010
Amyris and Grupo São Martinho say they have awarded CNEC WorleyParsons the contract to build a previously announced renewable chemicals plant at São Paolo, Brazil....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Amyris-Advances-Farnesene-Platform_31780.html
December 23, 2010
CW will publish its next Innovation Round-up January 6, 2011. In the next issue CW will publish analysis of the entrants for the Informex USA 2011 Sustainability Awards for which CW...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-up-Dec-23_31777.html
December 23, 2010
Deinove (Paris), a biotech start-up, says the European Patent Office (EPO) has sent the company an “intention to grant" notice for a “foundational” biomaterials...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Deinove-on-Track-to-Receive-Key-Biomaterials-Patent_31774.html
December 21, 2010
Biomaterials start-up Elevance has raised $100 million in a Series C funding round, the company announced today. The funding round is the company's third. Naxos Capital partners led...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Elevance-Raises-$100-Million-in-Funding-Round_31742.html
December 20, 2010
Enzymes technology firm Novozymes has agreed to buy Merck KGaA’s (Darmstadt, Germany) Crop BioScience business for $275 million. The firm’s say they expect to complete the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Novozymes-to-Buy-Merck-KGaAs-Crop-BioScience-Business-for-$275-Million_31716.html
December 16, 2010
Fine chemicals firm Novasep (Pompey, France), and Daniso (Copenhagen), say they have jointly developed a “cost-effective, environmentally friendly process” to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Novasep-and-Danisco-Develop-Process-for-Betaine-from-Bioethanol_31615.html
December 15, 2010
The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) announced in May of this year that it had, for the first time in scientific history, created a new, living microorganism in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Synthetic-Biology-Injecting-New-Life-into-the-Chemical-Industry_31497.html
December 13, 2010
Bayer CropScience and Evogene (Rehovot, Israel), an agchems firm, have signed a five-year agreement to collaborate on the development of novel species of wheat using both advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Bayer-and-Evogene-Sign-Deal-to-Improve-Wheat_31553.html
December 10, 2010
Genencor says it has applied for state and local funds to build an advanced biochemical research site at Cedar Rapids, IA. The site would include a pilot-scale plant to produce isoprene, a key chemical in synthetic rubber, from biobased feedstocks....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Genecor-Looking-to-Advance-BioIsoprene-Project-to-Pilot-Scale_31531.html
December 10, 2010
Agrivida says it will use Syngenta's technology with its own to develop new traits for crops, including corn, sorgham, switchgrass, and miscanthus, that will decrease biomass processing costs associated with both agricultural residues and biomass crops....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Syngenta-Signs-Licensing-Deal-with-Crop-Start-up_31528.html
December 10, 2010
By Jim Stoppert CEO of Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT)   Universally, companies in the green chemistry space are seeking to mitigate the negative economic and environmental...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Blog-Drop-in-Versus-Novel-Chemicals_31339.html
December 9, 2010
Bayer is moving ever closer to commercializing its CO2-to-Polyols technology. At GPCA, industry leaders discussed the central role innovation will play in meeting sustainability...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Dec-9_31470.html
December 8, 2010
Dineen, who also served as president of LyondellBasell's chemicals division, left LyondellBasell in early 2010 when the firm reorganized its management. Dineen replaces Bill Haywood, who served as LS9's CEO since September of 2008....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Former-LyondelBasell-Executive-to-Head-Synthetic-Bio-Startup_31423.html
November 30, 2010
Legislation proposed this week by the U.K. government to encourage the development of intellectual property (IP) and manufacturing in the U.K. has led GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to announce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Patent-Box-Legislation-Attracts-GSK-to-Invest-$776-Million-in-U-K-_31288.html
November 26, 2010
Roquette (Lestrem, France), the world’s fourth largest producer of starch, says it plans to start producing commercial volumes of a range of bioplasticisers and biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Roquette-Develops-Low-Toxicity-Bio-Alternatives-to-Phthalates-Bisphenol-A_31207.html
November 26, 2010
Huntsman and its partners say that there is an increasingly bright future for the development and use of new products derived from biomaterials, and that activities in this field are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Huntsman-Boosting-Innovation-through-Collaboration_31208.html
November 26, 2010
Philippe Michaud, chief technology officer/Huntsman Advanced Materials in an interview with CW outlines a range of biomaterials projects and other innovations that Huntsman is seeking...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Huntsman-Develops-Biomaterials-video_31184.html
November 24, 2010
Andre Genton, president/Huntsman Advanced Materials outlines plans for the business at its Technology Exchange Day meeting with academics and industry executives in Basel, Switzerland...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Huntsman-Outlines-Innovation-Plan-video_31183.html
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