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January 10, 2014
Solazyme (South San Francisco) announced today that Jean-Marc Rotsaert has resigned as COO and that, given the recent appointment of David Cole as president, the company does not plan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Solazyme-shuffles-management_57900.html
January 2, 2014
Ergon, Inc. (Jackson, MS) announced today that it has bought out Bunge North America in their Bunge-Ergon Vicksburg, LLC (Vicksburg, MS) ethanol joint venture. Financial terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Bunge-exits-Mississippi-biofuel-joint-venture_57718.html
December 30, 2013
Researchers from the department of chemistry at York University (York, UK), the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (Paris), and Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France) say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Researchers-discover-family-of-enzymes-that-degrade-biomass-into-sugars-potentially-for-biofuel-production_57681.html
December 30, 2013
Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels' (Sioux Falls, SD) first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant—at  Emmetsburg, IA—is on schedule for start-up in early 2014, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Parts-of-Poet-DSM-cellulosic-ethanol-plant-to-be-commissioned-in-January_57680.html
December 19, 2013
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA), and Syntroleum Corp. (Tulsa, OK), have entered into an asset-purchase agreement pursuant to which REG would acquire substantially all of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Biodiesel-producer-REG-to-acquire-renewable-fuel-firm_57482.html
December 18, 2013
Cargill has announced that it will invest €60 million ($83 million) in an ethanol plant, to be located at Barby, near Dessau, in eastern Germany. The product will be used for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Cargill-to-invest-$83-million-in-ethanol-plant-eastern-Germany_57474.html
December 18, 2013
Pacific Ethanol, a producer of renewable fuels, has signed an agreement with Sweetwater Energy (Rochester, NY), a cellulosic sugar producer, for Sweetwater to supply industrial sugars...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Pacific-Ethanol-signs-supply-agreement-for-industrial-sugar_57503.html
December 17, 2013
China New Energy (CNE; Guangzhou), an AIM-quoted engineering and technology services provider to the bioenergy sector,  has entered into a contract with New Tian Long Alcohol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Engineering-firm-awarded-contract-for-second-generation-biorefinery-in-China_57445.html
December 13, 2013
EU energy ministers, meeting in Brussels, have failed to agree to a compromise on a European Commission proposal to restrict the use of first-generation biofuels, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/EU-energy-ministers-fail-to-agree-on-limit-to-use-of-first-generation-biofuels_57391.html
December 13, 2013
Simadan Holding (Amsterdam) will invest €65 million ($89.5 million) to build a second-generation biodiesel plant at Amsterdam, the company announced today. The waste-to-fuel plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Dutch-company-to-invest-&euro65-million-for-second-generation-biodiesel-project_57394.html
December 13, 2013
The European Investment Bank (EIB; Luxembourg) is to lend €65 million ($89.5 million) to support R&D projects in production technology for second-generation biofuel at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Biochemtex-receives-$90-million-loan-for-R-and-D-on-second-generation-bioethanol_57386.html
December 12, 2013
DSM, together with DONG Energy (Fredericia, Denmark), has demonstrated the combined fermentation of C6 and C5 sugars from wheat straw on an industrial scale, DSM announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/DSM-proves-straw-based-bioethanol-production_57307.html
December 11, 2013
Braskem and Genomatica (San Diego) announced an agreement for the joint development of commercial process technology to make butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Under the terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Braskem-Genomatica-agree-to-develop-biobutadiene-technology_57256.html
December 10, 2013
Lignol Innovations Ltd. (LIL; Vancouver, BC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lignol Energy Corp. (LEC; Vancouver), has signed a nonbinding letter of intent (LOI) with Sichuan Xilin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Canadian-firm-signs-deal-to-cooperate-in-Chinas-biorefinery-market_57241.html
December 3, 2013
Argentina will raise the blend rate for biodiesel from 8% to 10%, effective next year, the Ministry of Agriculture (Buenos Aires) has announced. The blend rate will increase from 8% to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Argentina-to-increase-biodiesel-blend-rate-next-year_57044.html
December 2, 2013
Raízen (São Paulo) has broken ground on a cellulosic ethanol facility in Brazil, the company has announced. The second-generation ethanol plant is a 50-50 joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Raizen-Iogen-JV-breaks-ground-on-cellulosic-ethanol-facility-in-Brazil_57018.html
November 27, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) says it will be awarded a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's (RSPO) Renewable Energy Directive (RED)-Supply Chain certificate under the RSPO's new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Neste-Oil-awarded-the-worlds-first-RSPO-RED-certificate-for-biodiesel_56979.html
November 25, 2013
Sasol announced today that it has selected Technip for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of its previously announced gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility at Westlake, LA. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Sasol-awards-FEED-contract-to-Technip-for-GTL-plant_56941.html
November 21, 2013
The European Union intends to impose 'definitive antidumping duties' on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, effective 27 November, the European Commission says. The measures...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/EU-to-impose-definitive-antidumping-duties-on-biodiesel-from-Argentina-Indonesia_56848.html
November 20, 2013
Galactic (Escanaffles, Belgium) and Naturex (Avignon, France) announced today that they have launched a joint research program to develop a range of preservation systems that include...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Galactic-Naturex-form-preservatives-collaboration_56828.html
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