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March 1, 2009
DSM says it is closing in on a decision to produce commercial volumes of a series of chemicals derived from bio raw materials, including succinic acid. DSM, jointly with Roquette...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/DSM-Hones-Biotech-Strategy-Targets-Bio-succinic-Acid-Production-from-2012_17333.html
February 26, 2009
Enzymes technology firm Novozymes says it is “on track” to deliver its targets first commercial enzymatic process for generatic cellulosic ethanol by 2010. Novozymes says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Novozymes-on-Track-for-2010-Launch-of-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Process_17227.html
February 25, 2009
Company will use the funds to demonstrates the effectiveness of its algae biogasification process that turns vegetation and similar biomass into ethane, hydrogen, or other synthetic gases (syngas)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/QuantumSphere-Awarded-Algae-to-Biofuel-Grant_17229.html
February 25, 2009
Genomatica (San Diego, CA), a biotech start up, says it has developed the first bio-process for manufacturing the solvent methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) from renewable raw materials. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Genomatica-Develops-Bio-process-for-MEK-that-Runs-on-Idled-Ethanol-Plants_17224.html
February 23, 2009
Refineries will be able to meet a government mandate to produce 36 billion gal/year of biofuels providing they make technological advances, according to a new study. Some 21...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Study-Finds-Refineries-Can-Meet-Biofuel-Mandate-Using-Cellulosic-Feedstock_17155.html
February 19, 2009
Each company will commit $45 million in funding and assets to the jv, which will initially focus on developing and securing financing for a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility at Highlands County, Fl....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/BP-and-Verenium-Form-Cellulosic-Ethanol-JV_17119.html
January 26, 2009
Germany has proposed regulations that would limit the import of biofuels from the U.S., local press reports say. The German proposal would bar the import of biofuels made from soybean...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Germany-Eyes-Biodiesel-Ban_16662.html
January 26, 2009
Novozymes, the enzymes technology firm, has bucked the chemical industry’s seemingly endless reports of plant shutdowns and sales drop offs, by announcing “strong”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Novozymes-Bucks-Trend-by-Predicting-Growth-in-2009_16585.html
January 23, 2009
A growing major challenge facing oleochemical suppliers is competition with biodiesel manufacturers that use some of the same raw materials, including tallow, in their refineries. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Biodiesel-Industry-Threatens-Oleochemical-Supply_16646.html
January 21, 2009
The Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA, Sarnia, Ontario), an emerging group promoting the use of sustainable technologies and processes in Canada, is set to provide more than $5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Sustainable-Chemistry-Alliance-Steps-Up-Activities_16567.html
January 19, 2009
If I was a politician my most important policy… would have to be related to global warming. I think this is a tremendous issue that the world is facing and I think we need some clear political leadership to enable us to use technologies...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/THE-5-MINUTE-INTERVIEW-Tjerk-de-Ruiter-CEO-of-Genencor_16540.html
December 5, 2008
Ineos says it has shelved plans to build four biodiesel units in Europe. The plants were to have been built at Antwerp; Grangemouth, U.K.; Lavéra, France; and Wilhelmshaven or...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Ineos-Shelves-Four-Biodiesel-Units-in-Europe_15738.html
November 18, 2008
Amyris Biotechnologies says it has opened its first pilot plant producing renewable diesel fuel from sugar cane, at Emeryville, CA. The demonstration plant will generate engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Amyris-Opens-Biodiesel-Pilot-Plant_15364.html
October 20, 2008
Accelergy says it has launched an integrated coal-to-liquids fuel program aimed at producing cleaner fuels and chemical products. Accelergy says its process technologies yield...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/coal_to_liquids/Coals-to-Liquids-Program-Launched_14820.html
October 13, 2008
  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Novozymes $12.3 million to fund an R&D project to increase the efficiency of enzymes for converting waste biomass to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/DOE-Awards-Novozymes-$12-3-Million-for-Bioethanol-R-and-D_14726.html
September 19, 2008
Shell has signed new biofuel research agreements with six academic institutions in Brazil, China, U.K. and U.S. The company says the projects will complement its existing partnerships...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Shell-Forms-Six-Biofuel-Research-Agreements_14282.html
September 10, 2008
The establishment of a global biofuels industry “will be much more difficult to achieve than originally thought,” according to a study published this week by consulting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/STUDY-Creation-of-Biofuels-Industry-"Far-More-Difficult"-than-Anticipated_14107.html
August 12, 2008
U.K. government body the Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA; St. Leonards-on-Sea, U.K.) in its first monthly report on the supply of biofuels in the U.K. has identified that between mid-April...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Only-19-percent-of-U-K-Biofuels-Meet-Environmental-Standard_13549.html
August 7, 2008
BP says it has entered into a partnership with Verenium (Cambridge, MA) for the development and commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. During the first 18 months of the alliance, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/BP-Forms-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Alliance-with-Verenium_13510.html
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