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December 18, 2009
The Copenhagen climate negotiations have focused on securing a deal to cut absolute levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and create a system for financing poorer nations’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Copenhagen-Vision-for-a-Bio-based-Society-Emerges_23689.html
December 8, 2009
Myriant says the DOE identified succinic acid as one of the top 12 chemicals, by market size, that can be produced from biomass....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Myriant-Awarded-DOE-Funds-for-Biobased-Succinic-Acid-Project_23356.html
September 20, 2009
Haldor Topsoe says that construction has begun for a previously announced plant that will produce the fuel dimethyl ether (DME) from black liquor – a by-product of paper...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Topsoe-Begins-Construction-of-Biofuel-Plant-in-Sweden_21527.html
August 18, 2009
Global BioChem Technology (GBT, Hong Kong, China), China’s leading corn processor, says it plans to steadily increase sales of its Chinese-manufactured corn-derived glycols to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Chemicals-from-Corn-Global-BioChem-Targets-Glycols-Markets-in-the-West_20846.html
April 9, 2009
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), a class of biopolymers, could succeed the use of polylactic acid (PLA) in many applications, according to the implications of research presented by George...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Biopolymers-Could-PHA-Succeed-PLA-update_18113.html
March 1, 2009
DSM says it is closing in on a decision to produce commercial volumes of a series of chemicals derived from bio raw materials, including succinic acid. DSM, jointly with Roquette...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/DSM-Hones-Biotech-Strategy-Targets-Bio-succinic-Acid-Production-from-2012_17333.html
February 25, 2009
Genomatica (San Diego, CA), a biotech start up, says it has developed the first bio-process for manufacturing the solvent methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) from renewable raw materials. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Genomatica-Develops-Bio-process-for-MEK-that-Runs-on-Idled-Ethanol-Plants_17224.html
February 23, 2009
Refineries will be able to meet a government mandate to produce 36 billion gal/year of biofuels providing they make technological advances, according to a new study. Some 21...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Study-Finds-Refineries-Can-Meet-Biofuel-Mandate-Using-Cellulosic-Feedstock_17155.html
January 26, 2009
Novozymes, the enzymes technology firm, has bucked the chemical industry’s seemingly endless reports of plant shutdowns and sales drop offs, by announcing “strong”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Novozymes-Bucks-Trend-by-Predicting-Growth-in-2009_16585.html
January 21, 2009
The Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA, Sarnia, Ontario), an emerging group promoting the use of sustainable technologies and processes in Canada, is set to provide more than $5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Sustainable-Chemistry-Alliance-Steps-Up-Activities_16567.html
January 19, 2009
If I was a politician my most important policy… would have to be related to global warming. I think this is a tremendous issue that the world is facing and I think we need some clear political leadership to enable us to use technologies...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/THE-5-MINUTE-INTERVIEW-Tjerk-de-Ruiter-CEO-of-Genencor_16540.html
September 19, 2008
Shell has signed new biofuel research agreements with six academic institutions in Brazil, China, U.K. and U.S. The company says the projects will complement its existing partnerships...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Shell-Forms-Six-Biofuel-Research-Agreements_14282.html
July 23, 2008
Cognis says it has agreed to sell its 50% stake in Cognis Oleochemicals, an equally owned joint venture with Sime Darby Plantation (Kuala Lumpur), to PTT Chemical International...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cognis-Sells-Oleochemicals-Stake-to-Thai-Firm_13175.html
July 14, 2008
Cargill says it is building a $22-million, renewable polyols plant at Chicago, scheduled for startup in November. The world-scale facility will produce Cargill’s proprietary...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cargill-Builds-Biobased-Polyols-Plant_12946.html
June 18, 2008
Technology company Inventure Chemicals (Seattle, WA) says it has formed a joint venture with Seambiotic (Tel Aviv) for the construction of a 108,000-gal/year biofuel facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Inventure-Plans-CO2-to-Biofuels-in-Israel_12534.html
April 8, 2008
Biotech firm Verenium (Cambridge, MA) says it has opened a next-generation cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant at Jennings, LA. Unlike standard biofuel technology the new facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Verenium-Starts-Up-Pilot-for-Cellulosic-Ethanol_11302.html
July 24, 2007
Ethanol output in the U.S. rose 30% year-on-year, and 5% from December to hit another record in January, at 488 million gals, says the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA; Washington)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Another-Record-for-Ethanol_6194.html
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