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February 13, 2013
Genomatica (San Diego) says it has produced 5 million lbs (2,000 m.t.) of renewable 1,4-butanediol (BDO) in five weeks, validating the commercial viability of its BDO production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Genomatica-announces-biobased-BDO-milestone-UPDATED_49757.html
February 5, 2013
A New Jersey–based alternative fuel developer says it is nearing completion of a demonstration-scale unit and has hired a former BP Biofuels engineer to lead commercialization...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/New-Jersey-biofuel-firm-hires-former-BP-engineer-advances-scale-up_49577.html
February 4, 2013
Ag Processing (AGP; Omaha, NE) says it has begun an extended shutdown of its corn processing plant at Hastings, Nebraska effective last Friday. The decision was based on ongoing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Ag-Processing-shutters-corn-processing-plant-in-Nebraska_49538.html
February 1, 2013
Biobased fuels and chemicals firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has made the first commercial shipment of Biofene-brand farnesene from a purpose-built facility. The company, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Amyris-reaches-commercial-milestone-for-biobased-farnesene_49507.html
January 28, 2013
Linde says it has signed a contract with Consol Energy (Pittsburgh) to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) and related equipment and services to Consol’s operations at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Linde-to-provide-LNG-to-power-Consol-Energys-drilling-rigs_49373.html
January 28, 2013
Linde Engineering Dresden (Dresden, Germany) has signed an agreement with the Finnish Forest BtL (Helsinki) for the licensing of its biomass gasification technology Carbo-V, which will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Linde-licenses-renewable-technology-for-biodiesel-and-naphtha-production-in-Finland_49360.html
January 22, 2013
Additional production of petrochemical feedstock for National Petrochemical Co.'s (NPC; Tehran) Bandar Imam, Iran, petrochemical complex began two weeks ago, Fars News Agency reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Irans-NPC-expands-feedstock-capacity-at-Bandar-Imam-complex-report-says_49188.html
January 16, 2013
Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company Enerkem (Montreal) has raised a further C$37 million ($37.6 million) from Waste Management of Canada Corp. (Calgary, AB), a subsidiary of Waste...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Enerkem-raises-a-further-C$37-million-for-Edmonton-waste-to-biofuels-facility_49005.html
January 11, 2013
EQM Technologies & Energy, Inc. says it has completed the sale of its biodiesel production facility based in Cleburne, TX and related assets to Delek Renewables, a wholly owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/EQM-sells-biodiesel-plant_48938.html
January 3, 2013
LanzaTech (Chicago) says its waste gas–to–ethanol demonstration unit at Shanghai has exceeded expectations and, together with joint venture partner Baosteel, construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/LanzaTech-plans-ethanol-project_48531.html
January 3, 2013
Dow Chemical tells CW in a statement that it is postponing the second phase of its Santa Vitória, Brazil, biobased polyethylene (PE) project with Mitsui & Co. Dow and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Dow-postpones-green-PE-project-in-Brazil_48690.html
December 27, 2012
Renewable fuels and chemicals firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) announced it has completed a $42.25-million private placement of its common stock.  The company sold 14,177,849 shares...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Amyris-raises-$42-million-starts-farnesene-plant-in-Brazil_48648.html
December 11, 2012
Arkema and NatureWorks (Blair, NE) say they have signed a comarketing agreement for high-performance alloys incorporating NatureWorks' biobased polylactic acid (PLA) and polymethyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Arkema-to-market-PMMAPLA-alloy_48266.html
December 10, 2012
Idemitsu Kosan says it signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Cambodia on 7 December, in order to promote bioethanol production in the region. Idemitsu has also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Idemitsu-signs-bioethanol-deal-with-Cambodia_48233.html
December 7, 2012
Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Évry, France) says it has discovered a direct biological pathway to convert renewable feedstocks into butadiene. The finding completes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/French-biotech-firm-finds-renewable-route-to-butadiene_48200.html
December 6, 2012
Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) says it has received a grant under the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) to work with the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Metabolix-awarded-grant-for-energy-crop-development_48190.html
December 6, 2012
Gas fermentation firm LanzaTech (Chicago) says its waste gas–to–ethanol demonstration unit at Shanghai has exceeded productivity expectations and, together with joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/LanzaTech-plans-larger-ethanol-project-at-Shanghai_48186.html
December 4, 2012
Piedmont Chemical (Highpoint, NC) says it has launched a line of 100% renewable polyester polyols that combines DuPont Tate & Lyle Bioproducts propanediol (PDO) and Myriant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Piedmont-Chemical-partners-with-DuPont-Myriant-to-launch-100-percent-biobased-polyol_48142.html
November 30, 2012
Slated for completion in mid-2014, the facility is expected to produce 30 million gal/yr of bioethanol from corn stover, a capital investment of about $7/gal....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/DuPont-breaks-ground-on-$200-million-cellulosic-ethanol-plant_48072.html
November 21, 2012
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM; Washington) has filed a petition with US EPA asking the agency to reconsider its final rule for biomass-based diesel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/AFPM-asks-EPA-to-reconsider-biomass-based-diesel-rules_47874.html
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