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September 28, 2011
Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), a cellulosic sugar start-up backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Menlo Park), has unveiled a low-cost pathway to extract sugar from biomass using only water, pressure, and heat....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Renmatix-Emerges-From-Stealth-Mode-with-Biorefining-Breakthrough_37921.html
September 20, 2011
Mascoma (Lebanon, NH), a renewable fuels and chemicals firm targeting the conversion of hardwood biomass feedstocks, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) worth up to $100...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Mascoma-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_37685.html
August 31, 2011
Honeywell says its UOP subsidiary has broken ground on a Hawaiian biomass-to-fuels demonstration facility. The unit, located at a Tesoro Corp. refinery at Kapolei, will use forest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/UOP-Building-Hawaii-Biomass-to-Fuels-Facility_37282.html
July 12, 2011
by Steve Donen, vp./Process Development & Engineering, Rivertop Renewables   Often the greatest innovations take place in the laboratory, but as many innovators will tell you...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Five-Considerations-when-Taking-Green-Chemistry-from-Lab-to-Scale_36101.html
June 29, 2011
DuPont subsidiary DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (DDCE) says its will build a commercial-scale biorefinery at Nevada, IA to produce fuel-grade ethanol from cellulose. The cellulose...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/DuPont-to-Build-Commercial-Scale-Bio-based-Ethanol-Plant-in-Iowa_35847.html
June 22, 2011
ENI (Rome) will cease permanently the production of almost all petrochemicals at the company's Porto Torres, Italy complex under a plan to convert the site into a previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/ENI-to-Close-Ethylene-Complex-in-Sardinia_35666.html
June 7, 2011
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Bolingbrook, IL) says it has acquired the Delta BioFuels facility at Natchez, MI and will convert the biodiesel asset into a world-scale biorefinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Elevance-Buys-Mississippi-Biodiesel-Plant_35345.html
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
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