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February 2, 2016
AVA Biochem (Muttenz, Switzerland) says it is expanding its portfolio of biobased chemicals to include the building block chemical 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA). Building block...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/AVA-Biochem-adds-FDCA-to-porftolio_76907.html
February 2, 2016
Biobased lubricants maker Biosynthetic Technologies (Irvine, CA) says the USDA has reserved over $100 million in loan guarantee funding under the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Biobased-lubricants-firm-gains-USDA-loan-guarantee-plans-commercial-scale-plant_76905.html
February 2, 2016
Renewable chemicals maker Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it has partnered with Porta Hnos, a leading producer of alcohols in Argentina, to build at least four corn-based isobutanol plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Gevo-Porta-Hnos-plan-biobased-butanol-plant-in-Argentina_76891.html
January 21, 2016
Evonik Industries' venture capital arm has invested in startup company Synoste (Helsinki), in which Evonik now holds a minority stake. The investment was made as part of an A-series...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Evonik-invests-in-Finland-medical-technology-start-up_76603.html
January 21, 2016
Altanahas announced that it is investing $3.5 million in Melior Innovations (Houston). Melior specializes in the development of high-performance materials, such as specialty ceramics...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Altana-invests-in-Melior-Innovations_76569.html
January 19, 2016
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodridge, IL) has completed scaling up a second-generation biorefinery technology of the company’s olefin metathesis technology, using ethylene and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Elevance-completes-scaling-up-second-generation-biorefinery-technology-using-ethylene-natural-oil-feedstock_76529.html
January 12, 2016
Loop Industries (Los Angeles) has completed a pilot plant to validate the company's proprietary polyethylene terephthalate (PET) depolymerization technology, the company says. Positive...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/US-firm-completes-PET-depolymerization-pilot-plant-to-produce-PTA-EG_76354.html
January 7, 2016
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have successfully demonstrated a gene-regulation strategy for enhancing ammonia production in the cyanobacterium Anabaena, the institute...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Japanese-researchers-demonstrate-gene-regulation-can-boost-ammonia-production_76218.html
January 6, 2016
Monsanto and Novozymes say they are planning to launch a jointly developed corn inoculant in 2017 after US field trials showed the seed coating increased yields by an average of 4...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Monsanto-Novozymes-to-launch-corn-inoculant-in-2017_76201.html
January 4, 2016
Renewable oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) says the US District Court for the District of Delaware has upheld an earlier arbitration panel finding that the company's former joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Court-rules-in-Solazymes-favor-in-food-ingredients-dispute-with-Roquette_76096.html
December 28, 2015
Biological crop nutrition firm Agrinos (Oslo) announced Monday that it will build a microbial production facility at Clackamas, OR. The 28,000–square foot facility will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Agrinos-plans-Oregon-microbial-production-plant_76075.html
December 22, 2015
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Essen, Germany) and Berlin Technical University say they have jointly developed a technology for converting process gases from steel production in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/ThyssenKrupp-Berlin-university-develop-process-for-eco-friendly-conversion-of-process-gases_76016.html
December 17, 2015
Biobased aromatics technology firm Anellotech (Pearl River, NY) says it has expanded its partnership with IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and IFPEN's subsidiary Axens to accelerate the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Anellotech-IFPEN-and-Axens-advance-bio-BTX-development_75934.html
December 17, 2015
Stora Enso (Stockholm/Helsinki) on Thursday is inaugurating an innovation center for biomaterials in Stockholm. The center will include research, application, business development and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Stora-Enso-inaugurates-new-biomaterials-innovation-center-in-Stockholm_75899.html
December 16, 2015
Avantium (Amsterdam) announced recently that is has signed an agreement with Mitsui & Co. to commercialize 100% biobased chemicals 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Avantium-signs-purchase-and-development-deal-with-Mitsui-and-Co_75889.html
December 9, 2015
Praj Industries (Pune, India) and Gevo (Englewood, CO) have signed a licensing agreement and a joint development agreement for Gevo’s isobutanol technology. These agreements are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Praj-and-Gevo-expand-isobutanol-licensing-agreement_75715.html
December 8, 2015

Air Products says its hydrogen reactions lab in Allentown, PA, is operational and receiving material for laboratory trials. The lab, which features three continuous trickle-bed reactors capable of handling pressures of 2,000 lbs/sq inch, will allow customers to optimize hydrotreatment and hydrogenation reactions or switch from batch to continuous operation, the company says.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Air-Products-starts-up-hydrogen-reactions-lab_75690.html
December 4, 2015
Carbios (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has developed an enzymatic process that allows the depolymerization of 100% amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (PET)–based commercial...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Carbios-develops-process-to-depolymerize-PET-products-into-original-monomers_75574.html
December 3, 2015
Sabic says it is merging the technology and innovation operations of its Pittsfield, MA, and Exton, PA, sites into those of its Selkirk, NY, site. The company is currently modifying the Selkirk facilities to accommodate the move, which is planned for 2017. Sabic says it will then exit its Pittsfield Polymer Processing Development Center and close the Exton site....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Sabic-to-consolidate-Pittsfield-Exton-R-and-D-operations-at-Selkirk-NY_75578.html
December 2, 2015
Invista and Lanzatech (Chicago) say they have developed processes to produce biobased butadiene both directly and from precursors 1,3 butanediol and 2,3 butanediol, via...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Invista-Lanzatech-advance-biobased-butadiene_75536.html
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