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April 10, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO) has filed an additional lawsuit against isobutanol rival Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) alleging Butamax infringes on its newly issued patent, No...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Gevo-Files-Additional-Patent-Claims-Against-Butamax_42621.html
April 9, 2012
Sapphire Energy (San Diego) says it has secured $144 million in series C funding to help fund a Luna County, NM algae-based crude oil demonstration facility. Series C backers include...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Algae-Firm-Raises-$144-Million-for-Demonstration-Facility_42597.html
April 4, 2012
Biolatex binder firm EcoSynthetix (Burlington, ON) says it has commissioned an 80 million lbs/year production line at its Tennessee site, bringing its total annual capacity to 235...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/EcoSynthetix-Adds-Biolatex-Capacity_42480.html
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/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Technip-Forms-Biorefinery-Partnership-with-French-Start-up-Company_42475.html
April 3, 2012
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) and Bunge say they have signed a definitive agreement to form a tailored oils joint venture at Bunge's Moema, Brazil facility. The site will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Bunge-Solazyme-Form-Triglycerides-JV_42452.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/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Mascoma-Granted-Supply-Contract-by-Pacific-Ethanol_42379.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/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Myriant-Begins-Scaling-Biobased-Acrylic-Acid-Process_42351.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/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Navy-Taps-Cobalt-and-Albemarle-for-Biobased-Jet-Fuel_42340.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/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/BioAmber-Proves-Biobased-BDO-Production-at-Scale_42326.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/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Virent-Viridia-Jet-Fuel-Passes-Key-Test_42295.html
March 20, 2012
Researchers from Japan and the U.S. have developed a proton-responsive ligand and a homogeneous iridium catalyst which together enable the controlled storage and release of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Mimicking-Photosynthesis-Enables-Storage-and-Release-of-Hydrogen_42127.html
February 27, 2012
 Arkema says it has entered into a global partnership for the development and production of renewable specialty polymers with Elevance Renewable Sciences (Bolingbrook, IL)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Arkema-and-Elevance-Partner-to-Develop-Biopolymers_41601.html
February 23, 2012
Codexis’ interim CEO Peter Strumph , speaking at Jefferies’ Clean Technology conference today in New York, took the opportunity to dispel rumors circulating following the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Codexis-Interim-CEO-Management-and-Partnerships-Remain-Solid_41570.html
February 21, 2012
Challenges ramping up production have forced Amyris (Emeryville, CA) to reevalutate strategy and scale back ambitious 2012 production targets for biobased farnesene. The company will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Humbled-Amyris-Scales-Back-Expansion-Plans-for-2012_41436.html
February 21, 2012
Biobutanol Scale-up: Butamax operates a $50- million demonstration plant at Hull, U.K. While recent biofuels headlines have been dominated by cellulosic ethanol, a biofuels producer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Butamax-Leads-Way-for-Biobutanol-Blendstock-Retrofit-Model-a-Winner_41437.html
February 21, 2012
Codexis CEO Alan Shaw resigned from his long-standing position at the enzyme developer to “pursue other interests,” sending stock prices 16% lower, to $3.81/share. Shaw has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Codexis-CEO-Resigns_41509.html
February 9, 2012
While recent biofuels headlines have been dominated by cellulosic ethanol, a biofuels producer backed by industrial biotechnology pioneer DuPont and fuels giant BP has been quietly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Butamax-Says-it-is-Leading-the-Way-for-Biobutanol-Blendstock_41123.html
February 6, 2012
BASF has started up a 60,000 m.t./year sodium methylate plant at Guaratingueta, Brazil, the company says. BASF invested “low-double digit million euros” in the plant, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/BASF-Starts-Up-Sodium-Methylate-Plant-in-Brazil_41037.html
January 26, 2012
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO) says it has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to receive a $232.5 million loan guarantee toward construction of ZeaChem’s first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/ZeaChem-Secures-Funding-for-Oregon-Biorefinery_40859.html
January 26, 2012
Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) says it has obtained exclusive worldwide rights to Beta Renewables’ (Scrivia, Italy) technology to convert biomass to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Genomatica-Advances-Second-Generation-Biobased-BDO-with-M-and-G_40736.html
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