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November 30, 2011
Flint Hills Resources (Wichita, Kan.), a Koch Industries subsidiary, has purchased a biodiesel plant in Beatrice, Nebraska, via bankruptcy sale in Nebraska Bankruptcy Court. The plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Flint-Hills-Buys-Biodiesel-Plant-for-$5-Million_39418.html
November 28, 2011
W.R. Grace says it has completed an expansion of silica gels production capacity at its Sorocaba, Brazil manufacturing facility. The additional capacity will help Grace meet growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Grace-Adds-Silica-Gel-Capacity-in-Latin-America_39362.html
November 27, 2011
Sundrop Fuels (Louisville, CO) says it plans to build a $450 million-$500 million cellulosic biofuels facility at Alexandria, LA. The 50-million gals/year project will be the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Biomass-to-Gasoline-Facility-Planned-for-Louisiana_39350.html
November 15, 2011
Another day, another biochemical S-1. BioAmber, a biobased succinic acid producer based in Minneapolis, announced yesterday that is has filed for an initial public offering of up to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Key-Takeaways-from-BioAmbers-IPO-Filing_39075.html
November 9, 2011
Dow Chemical and Mitsui & Co. have secured all necessary governmental regulatory approvals and completed the formation of the previously announced 50-50 joint venture in Brazil for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Dow-and-Mitsui-and-Co-Complete-Formation-of-JV-in-Brazil_38937.html
November 7, 2011
LS9 says it has scaled its technology to 20,000 liters of bio-based chemicals and fuel. The company produces microbes that convert fatty acid intermediates into petroleum replacement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/LS9-Expands-Bio-Based-Chemicals-and-Fuel-Production_38900.html
October 26, 2011
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA), a company commercializing biobased n-butanol as a renewable chemical and fuel, says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Rhodia to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Rhodia-and-Cobalt-Planning-n-Butanol-Biorefineries-in-Latin-America-Updated_38412.html
October 19, 2011
Europe needs to step up its investment in biotech R&D and establish supportive regulatory policies if it is to keep pace with the U.S. in the biotech sector, says Stephan Tanda...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/EU-Trails-U-S-on-Biotech-R-and-D-Spending-Capability-is-Building_38404.html
October 13, 2011
Chemtex, a subsidiary of Gruppo Mossi and Ghisolfi (M&G Group; Tortona, Italy), says it has formed a joint venture with TPG Capital (Fort Worth, TX) and TPG Biotech (San Francisco)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/TPG-and-Chemtex-to-Form-Second-Generation-Bioethanol-JV-in-Italy_38270.html
October 13, 2011
Brazilian biofuels and biochemicals company GraalBio Investimentos S.A. and Chemtex Italia (Chemtex; Tortona, Italy) say they will develop and construct an industrial-scale cellulosic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/GraalBio-and-Chemtex-Plan-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Plant-in-Brazil_38266.html
September 28, 2011
Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), a cellulosic sugar start-up backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Menlo Park), has unveiled a low-cost pathway to extract sugar from biomass using only water, pressure, and heat....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Renmatix-Emerges-From-Stealth-Mode-with-Biorefining-Breakthrough_37921.html
September 22, 2011
Protéus (Nimes, France), a biotech firm and subsidiary of PCAS (Longjumeau, France) has successfully completed a development milestone in a project for Syngenta to optimize...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Syngenta-Progresses-Optimization-of-Sugar-Cane-for-Biofuel_37733.html
September 20, 2011
Mascoma (Lebanon, NH), a renewable fuels and chemicals firm targeting the conversion of hardwood biomass feedstocks, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) worth up to $100...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Mascoma-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_37685.html
September 16, 2011
Evonik says it has broken ground on the construction of a previously announced biodiesel catalyst plant at Puerto General San Martin, Argentina.   The detail engineering of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Evonik-Breaks-Ground-on-Catalyst-Plant-in-Argentina_37645.html
September 14, 2011
BP says it will increase its share in Brazilian biofuel company Tropical BioEnergia to 100% by acquiring the remaining 50% of the company from its current joint venture partners for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/BP-Expands-Biofuel-Business-with-Two-Acquisitions_37599.html
August 31, 2011
Honeywell says its UOP subsidiary has broken ground on a Hawaiian biomass-to-fuels demonstration facility. The unit, located at a Tesoro Corp. refinery at Kapolei, will use forest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/UOP-Building-Hawaii-Biomass-to-Fuels-Facility_37282.html
August 8, 2011
The global market for industrial enzymes is set to increase at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6%, rising to $4.4 billion in 2015, according to a new report by BCC Research...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Industrial-Enzymes-Sales-to-Hit-$4-4-Billion-in-2015_36772.html
July 26, 2011
Süd-Chemie says it has begun constructing  a previously announced cellulosic ethanol plant at Staubing, Germany. Expected to be completed by the end of this year, the plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Sud-Chemie-Begins-Building-Germanys-Largest-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Plant_36428.html
July 25, 2011
Newly appointed DSM CTO Marcel Wubbolts tells CW that the company’s recent acquisition of C5 Yeast Company (Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands) will help it optimize a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/DSM-CTO-Touts-Yeast-and-Innovation-Potential_36408.html
July 20, 2011
The European Commission has officially recognized seven schemes for assessing the sustainability of biofuels used in the European Union (EU) in order to safeguard against any...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Europe-Takes-Steps-to-Ensure-Biofuels-Are-Sustainable_36251.html
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