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April 9, 2014
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT) announced today that it has raised $26 million to advance its renewable chemicals production technology. New investors include agribusiness giant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Rivertop-Renewables-raises-$26-million_60218.html
April 9, 2014
Lignol Energy (Vancouver) has signed a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) with M Energy (Seoul) to establish the framework by which the two companies will work together to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Canadas-Lignol-signs-technology-agreement-with-Korean-firm-for-biodiesel-plant-in-Australia_60201.html
April 3, 2014
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) has closed its series-D financing round at the targeted $100 million, the company announced. All of the current strategic and venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cool-Planet-closes-series-D-financing-round-on-target_60045.html
March 25, 2014
Stepan announced yesterday that it has introduced a novel biobased surfactant developed jointly with Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. (Woodridge, IL) that is capable of replacing high...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Stepan-launches-surfactant-developed-jointly-with-Elevance_59812.html
March 21, 2014
Valero Renewable Fuels Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, announced today that it has purchased an idled corn ethanol plant in Mount Vernon, IN from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Valero-acquires-idle-ethanol-plant_59776.html
February 28, 2014
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) and Dong Energy (London) have joined forces to develop an integrated process to produce renewable diesel and aviation fuel based on agricultural residues...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Neste-Oil-Dong-Energy-to-collaborate-on-waste-to-biofuels-technology-development_59222.html
February 25, 2014
Flexible Solutions International (FSI; Victoria, BC) says it has halted production at its Taber, AB, renewable aspartic acid production plant, citing unfavorable economics given the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/FSI-halts-renewable-aspartic-acid-plant-citing-economics_59079.html
February 25, 2014
Chromatin (Chicago) a developer of sorghum seeds for agriculture and renewable energy, announced today that it has created sorghum plants containing elevated levels of the platform...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Chromatin-unveils-sorghum-engineered-to-produce-farnesene_59088.html
February 11, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland  (ADM) says it has made a $25-million equity investment in Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA), a start-up developing catalytic processes for producing chemicals from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/ADM-invests-in-biobased-nylon-start-up_58745.html
February 6, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodridge, IL) has selected URS Corp. (San Francisco) to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for Elevance's second...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Elevance-awards-EPC-contract-for-280000-m-t-year-biorefinery-at-Natchez_58590.html
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
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