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May 22, 2015
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) and Cristal Union (Paris) have formed IBN-One, a joint venture to build and operate the first plant in France converting renewable resources into...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Global-Bioenergies-and-Cristal-Union-form-biobased-isobutene-jv-in-France_70556.html
May 21, 2015
Methes Energies (Las Vegas, NV), will start offering epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and natural polyol, from its Sombra, ON facility. Both of these biobased products help address growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Methes-Energies-to-offer-epoxidized-soybean-oil-and-natural-polyol-from-Canadian-facility_70557.html
May 21, 2015
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) has produced the first batch of renewable gasoline presented to Audi (Ingolstadt, Germany) at a press conference held in Pomacle, France today. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Global-Bioenergies-presents-first-batch-of-renewable-gasoline-to-Audi_70558.html
May 8, 2015
Novozymes (Bagsværd, Denmark) will supply enzymes technology to St1 Biofuels' (Helsinki) planned biorefinery at Kajaani, Finland. With an annual capacity of 10 million liters...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Novozymes-to-supply-enzyme-technology-to-planned-biorefinery-in-Finland_70250.html
May 5, 2015
Abengoa (Seville, Spain) has been selected by Fulcrum BioEnergy (Pleasanton, CA), to build the first biorefinery using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste into...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Fulcrum-awards-engineering-and-construction-contract-to-Abengoa-for-US-biorefinery-project_70090.html
April 30, 2015
Cargill says it has acquired the fermentation-based processes and systems of OPX Biotechnologies (OPXBio), a Boulder, CO-based industrial biotechnology firm. Financial terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cargill-acquires-OPX-Biotechnologies-fermentation-technology-UPDATED_69947.html
April 28, 2015
Croda International says it has broken ground on a £120m ($170 million) plant at its New Castle, DE facility that will be designed to produce non-ionic surfactants from renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Croda-breaks-ground-on-Delaware-surfactants-plant_69905.html
April 13, 2015
Cascades (Quebec City) plans to build a biorefinery at its Norampac-Cabano facility at Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, PQ, to extract hemicellulose from wood chips, it says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Canadian-firm-to-build-biorefinery-to-extract-hemicellulose-from-wood-chips_69361.html
April 8, 2015
Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG; Ames, IA) is carrying out preliminary damage assessments after a fire at its Geismar, LA, biorefinery, the company says. The fire broke out shortly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/REG-Geismar-biorefinery-repairs-to-take-2-4-months-following-fire-at-production-unit_69282.html
March 17, 2015
Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) and Raízen (São Paulo) have signed a multiyear collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Raizen-Ceres-agree-to-scale-up-ethanol-production-from-sweet-sorghum_68632.html
March 3, 2015
Industrial biotechnology firm BioAmber today announced that it has initiated commissioning activities for its 30,000 m.t./year biobased succinic acid plant at Sarnia, Ontario....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/BioAmber-begins-commissioning-biobased-succinic-acid-plant-at-Sarnia_68270.html
March 3, 2015
Total's New Energies division has made an unspecified investment in cellulosic sugar firm Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), and the two companies have signed a joint development...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Total-invests-in-cellulosic-sugar-firm-Renmatix_68245.html
February 24, 2015
Astomos Energy (Tokyo) will buy up to 800,000 m.t. of shale-derived liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Targa Resources (Houston) spread over three years from the second half...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Japanese-firm-to-buy-800000-m-t-of-LPG-from-Targa-over-2017-20_68032.html
February 18, 2015
CropEnergies (Mannheim, Germany) has temporarily paused production at its Ensus (Wilton, UK) bioethanol subsidiary. The production facility was taken offline a few days ago for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/CropEnergies-pauses-bioethanol-production-at-UK-site-citing-low-prices-euro-weakness_67857.html
February 17, 2015
Wison Engineering Services (Hong Kong) has handed over a 300,000-m.t./year methanol-to-olefins (MTO) plant to Shandong Yangmei Hengtong Chemicals (Yangmei Hengtong; Tancheng, China)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/coal_to_liquids/Wison-hands-over-new-MTO-plant-to-Chinese-firm_67819.html
February 3, 2015
Biologists at Indiana University (IU; Bloomington) believe they have found a faster, cheaper, and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen (N2) gas, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/US-researchers-find-potentially-faster-cheaper-way-to-produce-cellulosic-bioethanol_67441.html
January 30, 2015
Greenergy (London) has acquired Harvest Biofuels' (London) biodiesel manufacturing facility at Seal Sands in the Teesside region of the United Kingdom. The acquisition of Harvest's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Greenenergy-acquires-biodiesel-manufacturing-facility-in-UK_67362.html
January 30, 2015
Woodside Energy Holdings (Perth, Australia) has gained approval to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada, the National Energy Board (NEB; Calgary, AB) says. The 25-year export...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Woodside-gains-approval-to-export-LNG-from-Canada_67352.html
January 29, 2015
Mitsui & Co. has signed two time-charter contracts for liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships slated for the Cameron LNG export project in Louisiana, the company announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Mitsui-secures-two-more-ships-for-US-LNG-export-project_67292.html
January 27, 2015
Matrica (Novara, Italy), a 50-50 joint venture between Novamont (Novara) and Versalis (Milan), has signed an agreement with  Coldiretti (Roma) and Consorzi Agrari d’Italia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Matrica-signs-agroindustrial-supply-chain-agreement_67238.html
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