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February 21, 2012
Codexis CEO Alan Shaw resigned from his long-standing position at the enzyme developer to “pursue other interests,” sending stock prices 16% lower, to $3.81/share. Shaw has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Codexis-CEO-Resigns_41509.html
February 9, 2012
While recent biofuels headlines have been dominated by cellulosic ethanol, a biofuels producer backed by industrial biotechnology pioneer DuPont and fuels giant BP has been quietly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Butamax-Says-it-is-Leading-the-Way-for-Biobutanol-Blendstock_41123.html
January 26, 2012
Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) says it has obtained exclusive worldwide rights to Beta Renewables’ (Scrivia, Italy) technology to convert biomass to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Genomatica-Advances-Second-Generation-Biobased-BDO-with-M-and-G_40736.html
January 26, 2012
Celtic Renewables (Edinburgh, U.K.), a biotech company developing a process for converting whiskey byproducts into biobutanol and other biochemicals, has been launched yesterday. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/U-K-Spin-out-Firm-to-Generate-BioButanol-from-Whiskey-Byproduct_40714.html
January 25, 2012
Isobutanol maker Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it has been granted patents covering separation technology used in the production of isobutanol and filed patent infringement suits against...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Gevo-Files-Additional-Patent-Infringement-Charges-Against-Butamax_40737.html
January 25, 2012
Showa Denko says it has selected Myriant (Quincy, MA) to supply biobased succinic acid for its polybutylene succinate (PBS) production. The deal endorses Myriant’s low-cost...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Showa-Denko-Chooses-Myriant-to-Supply-Succinic-Acid-for-PBS-Efforts_40755.html
January 24, 2012
Novamont (Novara, Italy) and Genomatica (San Diego, CA) say they have signed a definitive agreement establishing a joint venture between the two companies. Novamont will have a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Novamont-Genomatica-form-Joint-Venture-for-European-BioBDO-Production_40685.html
January 19, 2012
Novozymes has reported a 13% increase in net profit to DK1.8 billion ($313 million) for full year 2010, on sales up 8% to DKr 10.5 billion. Exchange rates had a negative impact, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Novozymes-Hits-2011-Financial-Targets-Is-Cautious-on-Outlook-for-2012_40584.html
January 12, 2012
Renewable fuels and chemicals firm LanzaTech (Auckland, New Zealand) says it has bought a foreclosed Soperton, GA biomass gasification and thermochemical ethanol  production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/LanzaTech-Buys-Idle-Ethanol-Unit_40416.html
January 10, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it has agreed to supply Land O’Lakes Purina Feed (Shoreview, MN) with distillers grains from its Luverne, MI isobutanol facility. Land...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Gevo-Signs-Isobutanol-Co-Product-Deal_40356.html
January 6, 2012
Auckland-based LanzaTech has acquired a Soperton, GA cellulosic ethanol plant formerly operated by Range Fuels, according to Bloomberg (New York) reports. LanzaTech bought the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/LanzaTech-Buys-Failed-Ethanol-Plant_40289.html
January 6, 2012
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO) says it has begun operations at its 250,000 gallons/year demonstration biorefinery at Boardman, OR. The $28-million facility is being tested for the production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Zeachem-Starts-Up-Oregon-Biorefinery_40286.html
December 29, 2011
Executive Team Leads Next Round of Renewables Luverne, MN: Gevo’s first commercial-scale unit. Biobased chemical firm Gevo (Englewood, CA) is bullish about prospects after...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Gevo-Ramps-Up-Post-IPO_38143.html
December 27, 2011
EPA says it has finalized the 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS), which again mandates far lower volumes of cellulosic biofuels than outlined by the Energy Independence and Security...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/EPA-Finalizes-2012-Renewable-Fuel-Standard_40054.html
December 21, 2011
Last week Coskata became the latest biofuel/biochemical maker to file for an initial public offering (IPO). The biofuels producer hopes raise $100 million to help fund its Boligee, AL...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/No-Revenues-No-Problem!-Thoughts-on-Coskatas-IPO-Filing_39973.html
December 6, 2011
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) and Gevo (Englewood, CA) are both claiming a victory in their ongoing patent dispute after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Both-Sides-Claim-Victory-in-Isobutanol-Patent-Fray_39470.html
December 2, 2011
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week plans to award eight companies supply contracts to help advance alternative...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/FAA-Doles-Out-Next-Gen-Jet-Fuel-Grants_39467.html
December 2, 2011
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE), an isobutanol jv between DuPont and BP, says Highwater Ethanol (Lamberton, MN) will be the first adopter of its ethanol plant retrofit...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Butamax-Announces-First-Production-Partner_39469.html
November 28, 2011
W.R. Grace says it has completed an expansion of silica gels production capacity at its Sorocaba, Brazil manufacturing facility. The additional capacity will help Grace meet growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Grace-Adds-Silica-Gel-Capacity-in-Latin-America_39362.html
November 27, 2011
Sundrop Fuels (Louisville, CO) says it plans to build a $450 million-$500 million cellulosic biofuels facility at Alexandria, LA. The 50-million gals/year project will be the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Biomass-to-Gasoline-Facility-Planned-for-Louisiana_39350.html
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