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April 13, 2015
Cascades (Quebec City) plans to build a biorefinery at its Norampac-Cabano facility at Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, PQ, to extract hemicellulose from wood chips, it says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Canadian-firm-to-build-biorefinery-to-extract-hemicellulose-from-wood-chips_69361.html
April 8, 2015
Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG; Ames, IA) is carrying out preliminary damage assessments after a fire at its Geismar, LA, biorefinery, the company says. The fire broke out shortly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/REG-Geismar-biorefinery-repairs-to-take-2-4-months-following-fire-at-production-unit_69282.html
March 3, 2015
Industrial biotechnology firm BioAmber today announced that it has initiated commissioning activities for its 30,000 m.t./year biobased succinic acid plant at Sarnia, Ontario....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/BioAmber-begins-commissioning-biobased-succinic-acid-plant-at-Sarnia_68270.html
March 3, 2015
Total's New Energies division has made an unspecified investment in cellulosic sugar firm Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), and the two companies have signed a joint development...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Total-invests-in-cellulosic-sugar-firm-Renmatix_68245.html
January 27, 2015
Matrica (Novara, Italy), a 50-50 joint venture between Novamont (Novara) and Versalis (Milan), has signed an agreement with  Coldiretti (Roma) and Consorzi Agrari d’Italia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Matrica-signs-agroindustrial-supply-chain-agreement_67238.html
January 12, 2015
UPM's (Helsinki) biorefinery at Lappeenranta, Finland, has commenced commercially producing wood-based renewable diesel. The biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/UPM-starts-commercial-production-of-wood-based-biodiesel-at-site-in-Finland_66740.html
December 30, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) says it has completed the acquisition of biodiesel producer Petrotec (Borken, Germany). An REG subsidiary, REG European Holdings, purchased a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/REG-completes-acquisition-of-Germany-based-biodiesel-firm_66496.html
December 16, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) has completed upgrades to the company's biorefinery at Newton, IA, which allows the plant to produce an even higher-purity biomass-based diesel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/REG-upgrades-Iowa-biorefinery_66206.html
December 12, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA), via a wholly owned subsidiary, will acquire IC Green Energy's (ICG; Tel Aviv) majority stake in biodiesel producer Petrotec (Borken, Germany)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/REG-to-acquire-majority-of-biodiesel-producer-in-Germany_66152.html
December 3, 2014
Arizona Chemical (Jacksonville, FL) is mulling a sale that could place the company's enterprise value at more than $1.50 billion, according to a Reuters report. The company's owner...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Report-Arizona-Chemical-sale-could-value-company-above-$1-5-billion_65800.html
November 25, 2014
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland) has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) service contract to construct SunPine's (Piteå, Sweden) tall oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Neste-Jacobs-awarded-EPCM-contract-to-build-tall-oil-rosin-production-facility-in-Sweden_65676.html
October 20, 2014
Abengoa Bioenergy, an Abengoa (Madrid) subsidiary, has inaugurated a second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant at Hugoton, KS, about 90 miles southwest of Dodge City. Abengoa finished...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Abengoa-inaugurates-cellulosic-ethanol-plant-in-the-US_64607.html
October 17, 2014
Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd. (Dublin) and DuPont are planning to participate in a cellulosic ethanol project in Macedonia, according to several press reports citing the Macedonian...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/DuPont-signs-preliminary-agreement-for-cellulosic-ethanol-project-in-Macedonia_64578.html
October 16, 2014
Chempolis (Oulu, Finland) has signed a partnership agreement with Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL; Guwahati, India), an enterprise of the government of India, to jointly build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Finnish-firm-to-build-biorefinery-in-India_64545.html
October 7, 2014
Mossi Ghisolfi subsidiary Biochemtex (Tortona, Italy) and Beta Renewables  (Fort Worth, TX), Beta Renewables, a jv among Mossi Ghisolfi, private equity firm Texas Pacific Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cellulosic-ethanol-plant-planned-for-Slovak-Republic_64330.html
October 6, 2014
Neste Jacobs (Kilpilahti, Finland) has been chosen as the engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contractor to design and implement a biobased propane production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Neste-Jacobs-awarded-EPCM-contract-for-Neste-Oil-biobased-propane-unit-at-Rotterdam-refinery_64277.html
October 6, 2014
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Denver) was issued a $91-million conditional commitment from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a loan guarantee to support the construction of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cool-Planet-awarded-$91-million-in-loan-guarantees-for-Port-Alexandria-biorefinery_64282.html
October 2, 2014
Biobased succinic acid firm BioAmber (Minneapolis) today announced it has signed an exclusive supply agreement with Xuchuan, which plans to replace adipic acid with biobased succinic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/BioAmber-signs-biobased-succinic-acid-supply-deal-with-Xuchuan_64241.html
October 1, 2014
Enzymes maker Dyadic International (Jupiter, FL) today announced that it has received a $500,000 licensing payment from Abengoa Bioenergy for commercial-scale production of Abengoa's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Abengoa-licenses-Dyadic-technology_64206.html
September 22, 2014
Isobutanol producer Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has commissioned the last phase of capital equipment for the side-by-side (SBS) production of ethanol and renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Gevo-boosts-isobutanol-output-at-Luverne_63936.html
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