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April 19, 2013
TMO Renewables (Guildford, UK) and sugar producer Usina Santa Maria (Medeiros Neto, Brazil) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/UK-Brazil-JV-to-produce-bioethanol-from-bagasse_51305.html
April 19, 2013
Air Liquide has signed an agreement with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA; Paris), to develop a second-generation biofuel production unit in France...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Air-Liquide-signs-contract-to-develop-second-generation-biofuel-plant-in-France_51304.html
April 15, 2013
Renewable fuel and chemical firm Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has partnered with two prominent, but unnamed, Asian companies for the development of biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cobalt-signs-biobased-butadiene-development-deal_51178.html
April 5, 2013
Ensus (Yarm, UK) has temporarily closed its Wilton, UK, bioethanol production facility, the company has announced. The closure of the site, which has production capacity for 400...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Ensus-idles-UK-bioethanol-plant-until-market-conditions-improve_50965.html
April 4, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) has started using tall-oil pitch as a feedstock for refining into automotive-grade biofuel, the company announced today. It had not been possible until now...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Neste-uses-tall-oil-pitch-to-manufacture-biofuel_50944.html
April 1, 2013
Renewable fuels and chemicals maker Amyris (Emeryville, CA) announced three milestones in its efforts to commercialize the building-block chemical farnesene, including two funding...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Amyris-advances-farnesene-confirms-funding_50871.html
March 21, 2013
Tonon Bioenergia, a Brazilian agro-industrial group with growing investments in the sugarcane industry, has signed a contract to acquire the Paraiso Bioenergia sugarcane mill that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Paraiso-Bioenergia-sugarcane-mill-bought-by-Tonon-Group_50689.html
March 15, 2013
Cost-cutting helped biobased isobutanol producer Gevo (Englewood, CO) narrow fourth quarter losses and beat analysts’ estimates despite a production setback at its first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Gevo-narrows-loss-Luverne-plant-to-resume-operations_50576.html
March 15, 2013
Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels (Sioux Falls, SD), a 50-50 joint venture between Poet (Sioux Falls, SD) and Royal DSM (Delft, the Netherlands) has appointed Steve Hartig, as general manager...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Poet-DSM-Advanced-Biofuels-appoints-general-manager_50560.html
March 13, 2013
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO) says it has successfully produced commercial-grade cellulosic chemicals and ethanol at its 250,000-gal/year demonstration biorefinery at Boardman, OR...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/ZeaChem-starts-production-of-commercial-grade-cellulosic-chemicals_50471.html
March 11, 2013
Ascenix BioTechnologies (St. Paul, MN), a renewable chemicals start-up spun out of the University of Minnesota, says it has developed a fermentation-based process to produce methyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Minnesota-start-up-announces-renewable-MMA-route_50415.html
February 28, 2013
Synthetic fuel and fertilizer company Rentech (Los Angeles) says it will shutter its Commerce City, CO, product demonstration unit and eliminate all related R&D activities in order...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Rentech-shutters-R-and-D-facility-citing-weak-outlook-for-alternative-energy-in-US_50117.html
February 13, 2013
Genomatica (San Diego) says it has produced 5 million lbs (2,000 m.t.) of renewable 1,4-butanediol (BDO) in five weeks, validating the commercial viability of its BDO production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Genomatica-announces-biobased-BDO-milestone-UPDATED_49757.html
February 1, 2013
Biobased fuels and chemicals firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has made the first commercial shipment of Biofene-brand farnesene from a purpose-built facility. The company, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Amyris-reaches-commercial-milestone-for-biobased-farnesene_49507.html
January 28, 2013
Linde Engineering Dresden (Dresden, Germany) has signed an agreement with the Finnish Forest BtL (Helsinki) for the licensing of its biomass gasification technology Carbo-V, which will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Linde-licenses-renewable-technology-for-biodiesel-and-naphtha-production-in-Finland_49360.html
January 3, 2013
Dow Chemical tells CW in a statement that it is postponing the second phase of its Santa Vitória, Brazil, biobased polyethylene (PE) project with Mitsui & Co. Dow and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Dow-postpones-green-PE-project-in-Brazil_48690.html
December 27, 2012
Renewable fuels and chemicals firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) announced it has completed a $42.25-million private placement of its common stock.  The company sold 14,177,849 shares...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Amyris-raises-$42-million-starts-farnesene-plant-in-Brazil_48648.html
December 11, 2012
Arkema and NatureWorks (Blair, NE) say they have signed a comarketing agreement for high-performance alloys incorporating NatureWorks' biobased polylactic acid (PLA) and polymethyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Arkema-to-market-PMMAPLA-alloy_48266.html
December 7, 2012
Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Évry, France) says it has discovered a direct biological pathway to convert renewable feedstocks into butadiene. The finding completes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/French-biotech-firm-finds-renewable-route-to-butadiene_48200.html
December 4, 2012
Piedmont Chemical (Highpoint, NC) says it has launched a line of 100% renewable polyester polyols that combines DuPont Tate & Lyle Bioproducts propanediol (PDO) and Myriant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Piedmont-Chemical-partners-with-DuPont-Myriant-to-launch-100-percent-biobased-polyol_48142.html
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