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September 15, 2014
Cargill and Novozymes today announced a new milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. They have demonstrated the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-Cargill-and-Novozymes-advance-with-biobased-acrylic-acid-manufacture_63822.html
September 12, 2014
Liquid Light (Monmouth Junction, NJ) says it has closed a $15-million B-series financing round with new investors, including Sustainable Conversion Ventures (Sun Lakes, AZ), which...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/CO2-to-chemicals-start-up-closes-$15-million-financing-round_63767.html
September 11, 2014
Researchers have identified 30 promising molecules as part of the European Union-funded Agrocos project, which is prospecting the plant world for natural substitutes to synthetic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/EU-funded-research-identifies-30-plant-molecules-that-could-substitute-synthetic-ingredients_63721.html
September 3, 2014
Stora Enso, a Helsinki-based forestry products company, says it will invest €32 million ($43 million) facility at Raceland, LA, for demonstration and market development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Finnish-pulp-company-plans-demo-unit-for-Virdias-cellulosic-sugar-platform_63599.html
September 3, 2014
Project Liberty. POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels (Sioux Falls, SD), a joint venture between Royal DSM and POET, has opened Project Liberty, its world-scale cellulosic ethanol plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/POET-DSM-commissions-cellulosic-ethanol-plant_63598.html
August 26, 2014
Nova Chemicals has begun the expansion of its Centre for Performance Applications at Calgary, AB, the company announced on 25 August. Nova says that the facility, formerly known as the Nova Chemicals Technical Centre, will “serve as a hub for collaborating with customers on the development of higher-value products and applications.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Nova-to-expand-applications-center_63379.html
August 20, 2014
Siluria Technologies (San Francisco) announced today that Saudi Aramco's venture investment subsidiary has become an equity investor in Siluria, a pioneer in commercial...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Aramco-becomes-equity-investor-in-technology-firm-Siluria-studying-project_63313.html
August 19, 2014
The combined research budget of Germany's chemical industry soared to a record €10.5 bilion ($14.0 billion) in 2013, more than 8% higher than in the previous year, industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Germanys-chemical-R-and-D-budget-soars-past-&euro10-billion_63291.html
August 14, 2014
DuPont Pioneer today announced plans to build a $35-million soybean research facility at its Stine Haskell Research Center at Newark, DE. The nearly 134,000 square foot facility will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DuPont-plans-$35-million-soybean-research-facility_63189.html
August 12, 2014
Haldor Topsoe today announced plans to close a fuel cell subsidiary that focuses on developing and commercializing components and technology for high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Haldor-Topsoe-closing-subsidiary-because-of-sales-earnings-drops_63119.html
August 5, 2014
Bio2Electric (Princeton, NJ), trading as EcoCatalytic Technologies, has received a three-year, $3.8-million award from the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-start-up-receives-award-to-develop-catalyst-technology-for-olefin-production-from-natural-gas_62999.html
July 28, 2014
Over the next four years, Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA)  will enhance its product-development programs in Brazil and expand its development activities in biotech traits for sorghum...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Biotech-firm-Ceres-to-expand-sorghum-sugarcane-research-in-Brazil-under-innovation-grant_62745.html
July 28, 2014
Lesaffre Fermentation Technologies (Leaf Technologies; Marcq-en-Baroeul, France), a subsidiary of Lesaffre Group (Marcq-en-Baroeul) has acquired Butalco (Fürigen, Switzerland), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Biofuels-firm-Leaf-Technologies-acquires-biotechnology-start-up_62743.html
July 28, 2014
BASF today broke ground on the second phase of its innovation campus Asia/Pacific at its Pudong site at Shanghai. The €90-million ($120.9 million) expansion consists of an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-expands-innovation-campus-at-Shanghai_62737.html
July 24, 2014
Stora Enso (Helsinki) has acquired 100% of the shares of the Virdia (Danville, VA), a developer of extraction and separation technologies for converting cellulosic biomass into highly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Stora-Enso-acquires-North-American-biotechnology-company_62693.html
July 23, 2014
Renewable chemical firm P2 science (New Haven, CT) announced today that it has signed a manufacturing and marketing agreement with flavors and fragrances (F&F) firm Bedoukian...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/P2-Science-collaborating-with-CT-based-F-and-F-firm_62677.html
July 22, 2014
Israeli plant genomics firm Evogene (Rehovot) and biopesticide maker Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI; Davis, CA) announced today that they have signed a multiyear, collaborative agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Evogene-and-Marrone-Bio-collaborate-on-biopesticides_62638.html
July 22, 2014
CB&I and Clariant announced today that their previously announced Ziegler-Natta (ZN) polypropylene (PP) catalyst production plant in Louisville, KY is on schedule to begin...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/CB-and-I-and-Clariant-to-commission-PP-catalyst-plant-at-Louisville-next-year_62626.html
July 18, 2014
Edeniq (Visalia, CA), a cellulosic sugar producer, has signed a letter of intent with Global Bio-chem Technology Group (Hong Kong) to develop and commercialize processes to convert...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Edeniq-partners-with-Chinese-firm-to-develop-corn-stover-to-industrial-sugars-technology_62588.html
July 14, 2014
Biocatalyst firm Codexis (Redwood City, CA) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have announced a license technology agreement worth up to $25 million in initial payments in addition to milestone...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/GlaxoSmithKline-licenses-Codexiss-protein-engineering-platform_62431.html
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