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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
November 30, 2012
Slated for completion in mid-2014, the facility is expected to produce 30 million gal/yr of bioethanol from corn stover, a capital investment of about $7/gal....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/DuPont-breaks-ground-on-$200-million-cellulosic-ethanol-plant_48072.html
November 15, 2012
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has agreed to manufacture up to 100,000 m.t. of Solazyme's (San Francisco) tailored algal oils annually at the Clinton, IA fermentation facility ADM built...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Solazyme-and-ADM-to-produce-tailored-oils-at-former-Telles-fermentation-plant_47722.html
November 15, 2012
Renewable oils firm Solazyme and agribusiness giant Bunge have signed a framework agreement to expand the global production capability of their tailored oils joint venture from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Solazyme-and-Bunge-to-triple-size-of-renewable-oils-joint-venture_47723.html
October 31, 2012
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says that Bunge Global Innovation, a wholly owned subsidiary of global agribusiness and food company Bunge Limited, has joined its Series E...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Bunge-invests-in-biobased-n-butanol-producer_47375.html
October 19, 2012
Biobased fuels and chemicals firm Aemetis (Cupertino, CA)  says it has expanded its licensing agreement Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) for renewable jet fuel and diesel process...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Aemetis-Chevron-Lummus-expand-renewable-jet-and-diesel-fuel-technology-agreement_47083.html
September 27, 2012
Coca-Cola says it has partnered with JBF Industries (Mumbai) to expand production of biobased ethylene glycol (EG) for its partially biobased polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Coca-Cola-JBF-Industries-Plan-Renewable-Glycols-Unit-in-Brazil_46553.html
September 24, 2012
ENI (Rome) said on Friday that it plans to convert its Venice oil refinery into a biofuels refinery at a cost of some €100 million ($130 million). The company met with local and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/ENI-to-Convert-Venice-Oil-Refinery-into-Biorefinery-for-&euro100-Million_46466.html
September 11, 2012
Terrabon, a Houston-based avanced biofuels company, has ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7. "It is with great disappointment we announce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Advanced-Biofuel-Firm-Terrabon-Files-for-Bankruptcy-Protection_46170.html
September 10, 2012
Cellulosic feedstock developer Agrivida (Medford, MA) says it has raised $15 million as part of a Series C financing to advance the development and commercialization of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Agrivida-Raises-$15-Million-in-Series-C-Financing_46136.html
September 4, 2012
Enzyme maker Codexis (Redwood City, CA) says it is cutting approximately 133 employees after Royal Dutch/Shell terminated their long-standing, royalty-bearing biofuels collaboration...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Codexis-Cuts-Staff-After-Shell-Pulls-Funding_46022.html
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