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June 3, 2011
Wilmar International (Singapore) announced today that its Australian sugar subsidiary Sucrogen (Port Melbourne) has agreed to buy Proserpine Co-operative Sugar Milling Association...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Wilmars-Sucrogen-Subsidiary-Buys-Proserpine-Sugar_35261.html
June 1, 2011
A previously reported €500-million project to build a biorefinery at Porto Torres, Italy is moving ahead. The facility will be capable of producing plastics as well as monomers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/ENI-and-Novamont-Sign-Biopolymer-JV-Agreement_35221.html
June 1, 2011
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO), a biotech start-up, and Procter & Gamble, say they have agreed to jointly develop a technology platform for making “drop-in” biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/ZeaChem-and-P-and-G-Sign-Joint-Development-Deal_35205.html
May 31, 2011
The 18 million gallon/year facility is expected to begin production next summer, making it the world’s first commercial-scale biobased isobutanol plant, Gevo says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Gevo-Begins-Isobutanol-Retrofit_35185.html
May 27, 2011
North America and Asia Pacific will account for 82% of biofuels produced from algae, or about 50 million gallons of annual production....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Biofuels-From-Algae-to-Reach-$1-3-Billion-by-2020_35145.html
May 24, 2011
Endicott Biofuels (EBF; Houston) and Holly Biofuels (Dallas, TX) say they have formed a jv to build and operate a 30-million gallon/year biorefinery at Port Arthur, TX. The facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Endicott-Holly-Partner-for-Port-Arthur-Biorefinery_35013.html
May 16, 2011
Opportunities in biobased succinic acid topped the agenda at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO; Washington) World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/BIO-2011-Conference-Highlights-Succinic-Acid_34825.html
May 16, 2011
DSM, and starch and starch derivatives company Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France), have announced plans to build a commercial-scale plant to produce bio-based succinic acid, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/DSM-and-Roquette-Build-Commercial-Scale-Bio-Based-Succinic-Acid-Plant_34775.html
April 18, 2011
The Aditya Birla Group (Mumbai) says it has acquired Domsjö Fabriker (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden), a specialty pulp and biorefinery company, for $340 million from a Swedish...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Aditya-Birla-Acquires-Swedish-Specialty-Pulp-and-Biorefinery-Company-for-$340-Million_34241.html
April 12, 2011
Biomaterials start-up Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT) has been awarded a $3.5 million grant to expand the company’s existing chemistry laboratories and build a semi-works...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Rivertop-Secures-Grant-to-Build-Semi-Works-Expand-Labs_34064.html
April 1, 2011
Start-ups and corporations developing biomaterials have a distinctly higher chance of success if they use social networking systems to collaborate, according to a report by market...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Social-Networking-Boosts-Success-of-Biomaterial-Firms_33901.html
March 31, 2011
President Obama, in an address at Georgetown University (Washington, DC) has set out a goal of cutting U.S. imports of oil one third by 2025 and increasing support for other energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Obama-Backs-Advanced-Biofuels-Shale-Gas-as-Part-of-Future-Energy-Package_33868.html
March 8, 2011
Monsanto says it will make an undisclosed equity investment in algae-based research firm Sapphire Energy (San Diego), and the two firms will jointly use Sapphire’s technology platform to discover genes in algae that could be used to improve yield and stress tolerance in agriculture crops....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Monsanto-Invests-in-Algae_33258.html
February 8, 2011
The U.K. government, via its Technology Strategy Board (TSB), has agreed to fund feasibility studies for 10 industrial biotechnology projects that aim to convert biomaterials into high...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/U-K-Part-funds-10-Early-stage-Biotech-Projects_32681.html
January 24, 2011
Enzymes technology company Novozymes (Copenhagen) says its 2010 Ebit increased 25% to DK 2.1 billion ($382 million) on sales up 15% to DK 9.7 billion. Overall demand was high in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Novozymes-Sales-and-Profits-Grow-Strongly-in-2010_32352.html
January 24, 2011
Chempolis (Oulu, Finland), a development company focusing on non-wood and non-food process technologies, has signed a frame agreement with Henan Yinge Industrial Investment Co. (Luohe...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Chempolis-Forms-Biorefinery-Joint-Venture-in-China_32348.html
January 5, 2011
The site will include a 8 million gallon/year biofuel unit powered by renewable biomass, including yard, vegetative, wood, and municipal waste....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Ineos-Wins-USDA-Grant-for-Florida-Biorefinery_31905.html
January 5, 2011
Virent Energy Systems (Madison, WI) and HCL CleanTech (Oxford, NC) say they have secured $900,000 in public funding for a project to demonstrate a process for converting cellulosic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Virent-HCL-Secure-Funding-for-Pine-Tree-Sugars-to-Biomaterials-Project_31901.html
December 23, 2010
Deinove (Paris), a biotech start-up, says the European Patent Office (EPO) has sent the company an “intention to grant" notice for a “foundational” biomaterials...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Deinove-on-Track-to-Receive-Key-Biomaterials-Patent_31774.html
December 16, 2010
Fine chemicals firm Novasep (Pompey, France), and Daniso (Copenhagen), say they have jointly developed a “cost-effective, environmentally friendly process” to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Novasep-and-Danisco-Develop-Process-for-Betaine-from-Bioethanol_31615.html
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