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August 5, 2013
French President François Hollande says that France will maintain its ban on growing Monsanto's MON810 genetically modified (GM) corn, even though the country's Council of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/French-president-intends-to-maintain-ban-on-Monsanto-GM-corn_54222.html
August 1, 2013
France's Conseil d'Etat has overturned a March 2012 government ban on cultivation of Monsanto's MON810 genetically modified (GM) corn, saying such a ban could only be imposed if human...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Reports-France-court-overturns-ban-on-MON810-GM-corn_54153.html
July 31, 2013
Imaspro (Klang, Malaysia) says it has incorporated a new, wholly owned subsidiary, Plant Science Center, to carry out research into agricultural chemicals. The group’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Malaysian-firm-Imaspro-forms-new-subsidiary-to-research-agricultural-chemicals_54091.html
July 29, 2013
Croda International (Goole, UK) has received Chinese regulatory approval to acquire a 65% equity interest in Sichuan Sipo Chemical (Mianyang, China), a nonlisted, natural speciality...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Croda-acquires-biobased-amides-producer-in-China-for-£38-2-million_54008.html
July 19, 2013
An interdisciplinary team of Colorado State University (CSU; Fort Collins) researchers has received a $2-million National Science Foundation (Arlington, VA) grant to research new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/CSU-researchers-get-$2-million-grant-to-research-use-of-cyanobacteria-in-biofuel-production_53763.html
July 19, 2013
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO; Washington) has named Scott Whitaker as president/BIO International Convention, effective immediately, BIO says. Whitaker will also...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/BIO-names-president-of-international-convention_53772.html
July 18, 2013
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and Wilmar International Limited announced today that they have begun shipping renewable chemicals from their previously announced joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Elevance-Wilmar-commission-Indonesian-biorefinery_53714.html
July 16, 2013
Sapphire Energy (San Diego), an algae-based fuels producer; and Linde Group will expand their partnership to commercialize industrial-scale conversion technology needed to upgrade...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Sapphire-Energy-and-Linde-expand-partnership-to-commercialize-algae-to-fuel-technology_53672.html
July 12, 2013
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France), a developer of light olefin bioproduction processes, says it has closed a share issue that it launched on 27 June, raising a total of €23...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/French-bioolefins-company-raises-&euro23-million-via-share-issue_53595.html
July 11, 2013
The European Commission, member states of the European Union, and European industry are to jointly invest more than €22 billion ($28 billion) in innovation over the next 7...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/EU-and-industry-join-forces-to-invest-$28-billion-in-research-and-innovation_53478.html
July 10, 2013
ThyssenKrupp today commissioned Europe’s first multipurpose fermentation plant for the continuous production of biobased chemicals, at Leuna, Germany. The facility, built at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/ThyssenKrupp-inaugurates-Europes-first-multipurpose-fermentation-plant-for-biobased-chemicals_53479.html
July 4, 2013
Researchers from the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT; Laskut) have found that a biomass- to-liquid (BtL) process using lignocellulosic biomass can be used in the production...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Finnish-researchers-discover-gasification-process-to-produce-biofuels-from-forest-residues_53392.html
July 2, 2013
Hikal (Mumbai), the outsourcing firm serving pharmaceutical and agricultural chemical companies, says it has signed a long-term supply agreement with a global biopharmaceutical company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Hikal-signs-long-term-supply-contract-with-new-pharma-customer_53330.html
June 25, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it was unable to reach a conclusion on the safety of genetically modified (GM) corn 3272 after the applicant, Syngenta...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/EFSA-unable-to-reach-conclusion-on-safety-of-Syngenta-GM-corn-because-of-insufficient-data_53070.html
June 25, 2013
Novozymes says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TJ Technologies, a Watertown, SD–based provider of microbial and micronutrient products that enhance plant growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Novozymes-acquires-TJ-Technologies_53111.html
June 21, 2013
The European Commission has decided to bring Poland before the European Court of Justice (Luxembourg) for non-compliance with EU rules on monitoring of genetically modified organism...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Poland-taken-to-court-by-European-Commission-for-failure-to-comply-with-GMO-monitoring-legislation_53043.html
June 20, 2013
Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has resumed commercial production of isobutanol after correcting problems that had caused previous contamination at its Luverne, MN...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Gevo-restarts-isobutanol-production-at-Luverne-facility_52895.html
June 19, 2013
Mascoma's (Waltham, MA) bioengineered yeast has been favorably reviewed by the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, supporting the yeast's use as a processing aid in the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/FDA-supports-use-of-Mascomas-bioengineered-yeast-as-animal-feed-processing-aid_52907.html
June 18, 2013
Chromatin (Chicago) a developer of sorghum seeds for agriculture and renewable energy; and the Sorghum Checkoff (Lubbock, TX), a producer-funded organization, have entered into a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Chromatin-and-the-Sorghum-Checkoff-partner-to-develop-higher-yielding-sorghum-hybrids_52891.html
June 17, 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize gamma-valerolactone (GVL)—a potential feedstock of interest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/MIT-researchers-devise-cost-efficient-process-to-produce-biosourced-GVL_52860.html
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