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June 27, 2014
Pulp, paper, and timber company UPM (Helsinki) is completing work on the world's first commercial-scale, wood-based biorefinery at Lappeenranta, Finland, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/UPM-to-commission-first-commercial-scale-wood-based-biorefinery_62123.html
June 16, 2014
A new green chemistry complex was inaugurated at Porto Torres, Italy on Monday by Matrìca, an equally owned joint venture between Versalis (Milan), ENI’s chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Matrica-commissions-green-chemistry-complex-at-Porto-Torres_61853.html
May 22, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) has reached an agreement with Tyson Foods (Springdale, AR) to acquire Tyson's 50% ownership position in biorefinery Dynamic Fuels (Geismar, LA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Biodiesel-producer-REG-buys-50-percent-stake-in-Louisiana-biorefinery_61226.html
May 22, 2014
Biobased chemicals will be an unexpected beneficiary of the North American shale gas boom, as sugars, glycerin and other plant-derived feedstocks emerge as economically competitive...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/IHS-Chemical-Biobased-chemicals-getting-unexpected-boost-from-shale-gas-boom-in-North-America_61255.html
April 28, 2014
President Barack Obama, standing right, and Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, standing left, applaud as Bill Radany, president & CEO of Verdezyne, right; and Tan Sri Dato' Seri...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Malaysian-palm-oil-giant-Sime-Darby-invests-in-Verdezyne_60635.html
April 22, 2014
Biobased isobutanol maker Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that Lufthansa has agreed to evaluate Gevo's renewable jet fuel with the goal of approving Gevo's alcohol-to-jet...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Lufthansa-to-evaluate-Gevo-renewable-jet-fuel_60477.html
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
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