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October 8, 2013
DSM announced today that it has tested and approved the use of Genomatica’s (San Diego) biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) for use in DSM’s Arnitel thermoplastic copolyester...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/DSM-validates-Genomaticas-biobased-BDO-for-thermoplastic-copolyester-production_55767.html
October 8, 2013
Algal oils producer Solazyme (South San Francisco) says it has entered into a commercial supply agreement with Goulston Technologies (Monroe, NC), a leading global producer of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Solazyme-signs-supply-deal-with-textile-lubricants-firm_55745.html
October 2, 2013
BASF announced today that its United States affiliate, BASF Corporation, is commencing the previously announced tender offer for enzyme producer Verenium Corporation (San Diego) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/BASF-commences-tender-offer-to-Verenium-shareholders_55581.html
October 2, 2013
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE), a biobased isobutanol joint venture equally owned by DuPont and BP, and Highwater Ethanol (Lamberton, MC) announced today that they have...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Butamax-begins-first-isobutanol-retrofit_55582.html
October 1, 2013
Biobased fuels and char firm Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) and Acritaz Greentech (Selangor), the biomass processing arm of Malaysia's Acritaz Group, announced that they...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cool-Planet-Malaysian-biomass-processor-sign-biorefinery-deal_55557.html
September 27, 2013
Sugar start-up Proterro (Ewing, NJ) says it has met key milestones in scaling its biosynthetic production process and demonstrating the robustness of its sucrose-producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Proterro-advances-sucrose-production-technology_55479.html
September 26, 2013
Mounting consumer pressure and legislation is accelerating demand growth for biobased polymers, although variations in product cost and properties remain an impediment, says a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Commercialization-of-certain-biobased-polymers-hampered-by-cost_55463.html
September 25, 2013
Shell has selected Ascension Parish, LA, as the site for a possible gas-to-liquids facility, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal announced on 24 September. If built, the facility would produce transportation fuels and other products, such as specialty waxes and feedstocks for lubricants, plastics, and detergents....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Shell-selects-Louisiana-site-for-$12-5-billion-GTL-facility_55421.html
September 24, 2013
Pinto Energy (Houston) will build a 2,800-bbl/day gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant at its 80-acre industrial site to the east of Ashtabula, OH, the company has announced. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Pinto-Energy-to-build-GTL-facility-in-Ohio_55388.html
September 18, 2013
Evofuel (Rehovot, Israel) has completed three years of successful field trials in Brazil for the development of castor beans as an alternative feedstock for production of biodiesel and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Israeli-firm-completes-trial-of-castor-beans-in-Brazil-for-biofuel-production_55235.html
September 18, 2013
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) has closed the second round of a D-round financing, the company has announced. After closing on more than $29.9 million in June, Cool...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cool-Planet-reaches-second-closing-of-D-round-financing_55231.html
September 17, 2013
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodridge, IL) says Inherent C18 diacid—a midchain length, biobased diacid the company is producing at its recently commissioned biorefinery at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Elevance-biorefinery-to-begin-shipping-C18-diacids_55210.html
September 12, 2013
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO; Delft), an independent research organization; and Algae for Food and Fuel, a cultivator, will build a mobile algae...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Dutch-partners-to-build-mobile-algae-biorefinery_55120.html
September 12, 2013
Green Biologics, Inc. (GBI; Gahanna, OH), a technology developer and biobased chemicals producer, has entered into an exclusive letter of intent to acquire substantially all of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Renewable-butanol-producer-agrees-to-acquire-bioethanol-maker-in-Minnesota_55119.html
September 10, 2013
The Port of Frederikshavn (Frederikshavn, Denmark) and Steeper Energy (Calgary, AB), along with Aalborg University (Aalborg, Denmark) have entered into a partnership to establish the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Consortium-to-build-first-biorefinery-for-marine-fuel-in-Denmark_55075.html
September 4, 2013
EPA has granted Aemetis (Cupertino, CA), an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, approval to produce bioethanol using grain sorghum and biogas with the plant’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/EPA-approves-Aemetis-plant-to-produce-D5-advanced-biofuels-using-sorghum-biogas_54898.html
September 3, 2013
Researchers at Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB; Ghent, Belgium), in cooperation with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium), have developed yeast strains that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Belgian-researchers-develop-yeast-strain-to-improve-bioethanol-production-from-waste-streams_54874.html
September 3, 2013
Renewable fuels and chemicals firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) opened a demonstration-scale para-xylene (p-xylene) plant at Silsbee, TX, today. The facility will convert biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Gevo-opens-biobased-p-xylene-plant_54734.html
September 2, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) and Raisioagro (Raisio, Finland) have launched a joint research project to investigate the potential of straw as a raw material for producing renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Neste-Oil-launches-project-to-assess-potential-of-straw-as-feedstock-for-biodiesel_54864.html
August 30, 2013
Researchers at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM; Mexico City) are designing and building a pilot biodiesel plant that will consume used cooking oil (UCO)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Mexican-researchers-to-build-countrys-first-pilot-biodiesel-plant-based-on-cooking-oil_54841.html
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