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February 5, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) has broken ground on a $13.2-million improvement project at its Newton, IA biodiesel refinery, the company announced. The investment will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/REG-breaks-ground-on-$13-2-million-biodiesel-improvement-project_58564.html
January 23, 2014
BioAmber (Minneapolis) today announced it has signed a take-or-pay contract for biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) with global chemical trader Vinmar International. Under the terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Vinmar-signs-BDO-offtake-agreement-with-BioAmber_58200.html
January 23, 2014
Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (Ames, IA) today announced it has acquired renewable chemical technology developer LS9 for a purchase price of up to $61.5 million, consisting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Biodiesel-firm-acquires-LS9-for-$61-million_58203.html
January 20, 2014
Borregaard (Sarpsborg, Norway) has received a pledge for a 12.4-million Norwegian kroner ($2 million) grant from Innovation Norway (Oslo), the former company has announced. The funds...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Borregaard-secures-funding-for-biomass-based-R-and-D_58120.html
January 13, 2014
KiOR (Pasadena, TX) will halt production at its Columbus, MS cellulosic fuel plant during the first quarter of this year to implement a series of optimization measures at the facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cellulosic-fuel-producer-KiOR-halts-plant-for-capacity-efficiency-expansion_57921.html
January 10, 2014
Solazyme (South San Francisco) announced today that Jean-Marc Rotsaert has resigned as COO and that, given the recent appointment of David Cole as president, the company does not plan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Solazyme-shuffles-management_57900.html
January 2, 2014
Ergon, Inc. (Jackson, MS) announced today that it has bought out Bunge North America in their Bunge-Ergon Vicksburg, LLC (Vicksburg, MS) ethanol joint venture. Financial terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Bunge-exits-Mississippi-biofuel-joint-venture_57718.html
December 17, 2013
China New Energy (CNE; Guangzhou), an AIM-quoted engineering and technology services provider to the bioenergy sector,  has entered into a contract with New Tian Long Alcohol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Engineering-firm-awarded-contract-for-second-generation-biorefinery-in-China_57445.html
December 11, 2013
Braskem and Genomatica (San Diego) announced an agreement for the joint development of commercial process technology to make butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Under the terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Braskem-Genomatica-agree-to-develop-biobutadiene-technology_57256.html
December 10, 2013
Lignol Innovations Ltd. (LIL; Vancouver, BC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lignol Energy Corp. (LEC; Vancouver), has signed a nonbinding letter of intent (LOI) with Sichuan Xilin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Canadian-firm-signs-deal-to-cooperate-in-Chinas-biorefinery-market_57241.html
November 20, 2013
Galactic (Escanaffles, Belgium) and Naturex (Avignon, France) announced today that they have launched a joint research program to develop a range of preservation systems that include...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Galactic-Naturex-form-preservatives-collaboration_56828.html
November 18, 2013
Novozymes (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) and M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg) have signed a collaboration agreement to produce biomass-based plastics in China, the two companies announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Novozymes-to-provide-enzyme-technology-to-M-and-G-Chemicals-for-worlds-first-biomass-to-glycols-plant-in-China_56747.html
November 13, 2013
MyBiomass (Selangor, Malaysia), a special purpose vehicle under the Malaysian biomass initiative, plans to begin production at its industrial biorefinery in Johor by the end of 2016...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Malaysian-biorefinery-to-start-production-of-green-chemicals-in-2016_56669.html
October 28, 2013
Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) announced today that it has reached the main milestone in a 2010 license option agreement with an unnamed Fortune 500...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/French-biotech-firm-in-talks-for-biobased-isobutene-contract_56249.html
October 22, 2013
Elevance Renewable Sciences announced today that it has authorized the next significant stage of its second world-scale biorefinery at Natchez, MS following "robust customer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Elevance-plans-second-biorefinery-for-2016_56099.html
October 11, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says its biobased farnesene plant in Brazil has achieved a production run rate of 1 million liters over a 45-day period, meeting the company’s technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Amyris-farnesene-plant-hits-production-targets_55897.html
October 9, 2013
BDI-BioEnergy International (Graz, Austria) signed a deal with Biom d.o.o (Zagreb) for construction of Croatia's first multi-feedstock biodiesel plant, BDi announced. The contract is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/BDI-BioEnergy-to-build-Croatias-first-multi-feedstock-biodiesel-plant_55777.html
October 8, 2013
DSM announced today that it has tested and approved the use of Genomatica’s (San Diego) biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) for use in DSM’s Arnitel thermoplastic copolyester...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/DSM-validates-Genomaticas-biobased-BDO-for-thermoplastic-copolyester-production_55767.html
October 8, 2013
Algal oils producer Solazyme (South San Francisco) says it has entered into a commercial supply agreement with Goulston Technologies (Monroe, NC), a leading global producer of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Solazyme-signs-supply-deal-with-textile-lubricants-firm_55745.html
October 2, 2013
BASF announced today that its United States affiliate, BASF Corporation, is commencing the previously announced tender offer for enzyme producer Verenium Corporation (San Diego) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/BASF-commences-tender-offer-to-Verenium-shareholders_55581.html
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