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April 4, 2012
Technip says it has signed a cooperation agreement with the start-up Compagnie Industrielle de la Matière Végétale (CIMV) to commercialize CIMV's technology that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Technip-Forms-Biorefinery-Partnership-with-French-Start-up-Company_42475.html
April 3, 2012
BASF says is reorienting its R&D activities so that they are more aligned to the group's key growth markets and so that R&D is undertaken more efficiently across the group. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/BASF-Reorients-R-and-D-Predicts-2012-Spending-of-$2-3-Billion_42373.html
April 3, 2012
BASF’s venture capital arm has invested $2.7 million in FRX Polymers, a maker of flame-retardant plastics. The investment was a part of a $26.7 million Series B funding round...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/BASF-Invests-in-Plastics-Firm_42405.html
March 30, 2012
Photo Courtesy of UCLA. California researchers have produced the versatile fuel and chemical precursor isobutanol from electricity and carbon dioxide (CO2). The findings, published in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Researchers-Produce-Isobutanol-From-Electricity-and-CO2_42400.html
March 29, 2012
Pacific Ethanol Columbia has agreed to use Mascoma’s (Lebanon, NH) MGT yeast at four ethanol facilities with a combined annual production capacity of 200 million gallons. The MGT...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Mascoma-Granted-Supply-Contract-by-Pacific-Ethanol_42379.html
March 29, 2012
A team of researchers at Rothamsted Research (Harpenden, the U.K.), an agricultural research organization, is conducting a field experiment to test the effectiveness of its genetically...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Research-Genetically-Modified-Wheat-Repels-Aphids_42372.html
March 28, 2012
Myriant (Quincy, MA) says it is “immediately” initiating scale-up activities of biobased acrylic acid in order to ship kilogram-sized quantities for potential customers in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Myriant-Begins-Scaling-Biobased-Acrylic-Acid-Process_42351.html
March 28, 2012
Evonik says it has agreed to collaborate with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) in the planning and designing of C919, the first Chinese medium-range...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Evonik-and-Commercial-Aircraft-Corporation-of-China-Codevelop-First-Chinese-Airliner_42350.html
March 28, 2012
A technique developed by researchers from the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI; San Francisco Bay Area, CA), is able to optimise the performance of microbes to generate a target...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/U-S-Synthetic-Biology-Technique-Triples-Biodiesel-Yield_42324.html
March 28, 2012
Lux Research (Boston, MA), a market research group, states in a new report dubbed 'Searching for Innovations to Cut Li-ion Battery Costs' that the key to growing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Study-Reducing-Li-ion-Battery-Costs-is-Key-to-Future-of-Electric-Vehicle-Market_42325.html
March 27, 2012
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) and Albemarle have been awarded a contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) for biobased jet fuel. Under the terms of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Navy-Taps-Cobalt-and-Albemarle-for-Biobased-Jet-Fuel_42340.html
March 27, 2012
Georgia Gulf and Galata Chemicals (Southbury, CT) say they are collaborating to develop flexible, biobased polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds containing Galata's biobased Drapex Alpha...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Georgia-Gulf-Taps-Galata-for-Biobased-PVC-Plasticizers_42339.html
March 27, 2012
BioAmber (Minneapolis) says it has produced multi-ton quantities of 1,4-butanediol (BDO), tetrahydrofuran (THF), and gamma-burtyrolactone  (GBL) from biobased succinic acid. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/BioAmber-Proves-Biobased-BDO-Production-at-Scale_42326.html
March 26, 2012
Avantium (Amsterdam), a catalyst technology firm, and Danone, have agreed to jointly develop bottles made from bio-polyethylene furanoate (PEF). The partnership will use...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Avantium-and-Danone-Agree-to-Develop-Bio-PEF-Bottles_42282.html
March 26, 2012
Source: Viridia Renewable technology firms Virent (Madison, WI) and Viridia (Redwood City, CA) say they have successfully converted cellulosic sugars from pine trees into hydrocarbons...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Virent-Viridia-Jet-Fuel-Passes-Key-Test_42295.html
March 23, 2012
Many Western pharmaceutical companies – and indeed pharma fine chemical contract manufacturers - have a tough road to tread. As Aslam Malik, president of Ampac Fine Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Fine-Chemicals-Why-High-Tech-Manufacturing-Really-is-the-Place-to-Be_42251.html
March 21, 2012
Evonik says it has expanded its hydroformylation catalysis research cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT; Rostock, Germany) and will set up a laboratory at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Evonik-Expands-Catalyst-Partnership-with-Leibniz-Institute_42189.html
March 21, 2012
Dow Chemical says it has opened an electronic materials R&D center near Seoul, Korea  to advance technologies for displays and semiconductors. Dow did not disclose the cost of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Dow-Opens-Korean-Electronic-Materials-Lab_42172.html
March 21, 2012
 Volkswagen of America has partnered with Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Solazyme (San Francisco) to evaluate emissions reductions and demonstrate the performance of biobased ...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Volkswagen-Evaluating-Amyris-and-Solazyme-Biodiesel_42173.html
March 20, 2012
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT), a biotech start-up, says it has successfully scaled-up its patented bioprocess for making the building block chemical glucarate from the lab to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Rivertop-Scales-up-Bioglucarate-Process-to-Pilot-Scale_42065.html
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