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June 12, 2012
LS9 (San Francisco) says it will open its biodiesel demonstration facility in Okeechobee, FL on June 9. The retrofit facility to develop biodiesel and renewable chemical products was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/LS9-Opens-Biodiesel-Demonstration-Facility-in-Florida_43439.html
May 30, 2012
Novozymes says it  has begun operations at its Blair, NE enzyme plant.  The $200 million facility produces enzymes created for existing and advanced biofuel markets The U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Novozymes-Opens-Enzyme-Plant-in-the-U-S-_43811.html
May 16, 2012
The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD; China Lake, CA) has awarded Albemarle a contract to complete its first biojet fuel production run. The fuel production is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Navy-Air-Warfare-Center-Weapons-Division-Awards-Albemarle-Biojet-Fuel-Contract_43430.html
May 14, 2012
Shell has dropped plans with Iogen for the construction of a commercial-scale biofuel plant at Manitoba, Canada. The scrap of the planned larger-scale cellulosic ethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Shell-Drops-Plans-with-Iogen-for-Biofuel-Plant_43410.html
May 14, 2012
LanzaTech (Auckland, NZ) has extended its agreement with New Zealand Steel on their pilot project to convert waste gases to low carbon fuels and chemicals, giving NZ Steel and its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/LanzaTech-Extends-Agreement-with-New-Zealand-Steel_43429.html
April 24, 2012
U.S. demand for specialty fuel additives is set to grow 4.8%/year to $1.6 billion in 2016 accompanied by an increase in volume demand of 1.1%/year, to 725 million lbs, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Specialty-Fuel-Additives-Demand-to-Reach-$1-6-Billion-by-2016-in-the-US_42927.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
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 10, 2012
Global demand for enzymes is expected to rise by 6.8%/year to $8 billion in 2015. The increase in demand for enzymes reflects a continued rebound in the world economy. Most markets are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Economic-Recovery-Increases-World-Enzyme-Demand_40349.html
December 20, 2011
Neste Oil (Helsinki) announced the construction of a pilot plant to produce microbial oil based on waste, at Porvoo, Finland. The pilot plant will be the first designed to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Neste-Oil-to-Build-a-Pilot-Plant-for-the-Production-of-Waste-Based-Microbial-Oil_39803.html
December 5, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Ecolab and Nalco closed their $8.3-billion merger, which values Nalco at $38.80/share. Ecolab will issue 68.3 million new shares to fund part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Nov-28-Dec-2_39513.html
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 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
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 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
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 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
June 28, 2011
DSM says it has agreed to acquire yeast development firm C5 Yeast Company (Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands) from foodstuffs producer Royal Cosun (Breda, The Netherlands) for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/DSM-Boosts-Biofuel-Offer-with-Acquisition-of-Yeast-Business_35818.html
June 7, 2011
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Bolingbrook, IL) says it has acquired the Delta BioFuels facility at Natchez, MI and will convert the biodiesel asset into a world-scale biorefinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Elevance-Buys-Mississippi-Biodiesel-Plant_35345.html
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