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March 27, 2012
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) and Albemarle have been awarded a contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) for biobased jet fuel. Under the terms of...
March 2, 2012
Genetically Modified (GM) crops were grown over an area of 160 million hectares in 2011, an 8% increase compared with 2010, according to a report by the International Service for the...
February 23, 2012
Codexis’ interim CEO Peter Strumph , speaking at Jefferies’ Clean Technology conference today in New York, took the opportunity to dispel rumors circulating following the...
February 23, 2012
BioNitrogen Corp. (Doral, FL), a developer of renewable biomass waste into high-nitrogen urea and urea fertilizer, says it has secured 49 acres of land at Lubbock, TX to construct the...
January 25, 2012
Showa Denko says it has selected Myriant (Quincy, MA) to supply biobased succinic acid for its polybutylene succinate (PBS) production. The deal endorses Myriant’s low-cost...
January 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Westlake Chemical has launched a $1.1 billion unsolicited bid for rival vinyls maker Georgia Gulf. The purchase price represents a 51% premium on Georgia’...
January 10, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it has agreed to supply Land O’Lakes Purina Feed (Shoreview, MN) with distillers grains from its Luverne, MI isobutanol facility. Land...
December 21, 2011
Last week Coskata became the latest biofuel/biochemical maker to file for an initial public offering (IPO). The biofuels producer hopes raise $100 million to help fund its Boligee, AL...
December 6, 2011
BASF has set up a research initiative called Joint Research Network on Advanced Materials and Systems (JONAS) in collaboration with the universities of Strasbourg, France; Freiburg...
December 2, 2011
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE), an isobutanol jv between DuPont and BP, says Highwater Ethanol (Lamberton, MN) will be the first adopter of its ethanol plant retrofit...
November 10, 2011
Protéus (Nîmes, France), a biotech firm recently has been granted a U.S. patent for protein engineering and directed evolution in the manipulation of organisms for...
November 7, 2011
LS9 says it has scaled its technology to 20,000 liters of bio-based chemicals and fuel. The company produces microbes that convert fatty acid intermediates into petroleum replacement...
September 6, 2011
Praxair India (Bangalore), a subsidiary of Praxair, says it plans to construct a new air separation plant in an industrial estate near Kalyan, India, about 60 kilometers from Mumbai...
August 8, 2011
The global market for industrial enzymes is set to increase at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6%, rising to $4.4 billion in 2015, according to a new report by BCC Research...
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....
February 10, 2011
While mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are part of the growth strategy at many specialty chemicals firms, some sectors are seeing more activity than others, executives and dealmakers...
February 10, 2011
Fine and specialty chemicals players are generally back in growth mode, says Eric Neuffer, v.p./sales and business development, North American pharmaceutical services for Cambrex...
February 10, 2011
The fine and specialty chemicals sectors are experiencing a steady rise in business, a trend which is expected to continue through this year, attendees, exhibitors and organizers at...
February 7, 2011
Informex 2011 is expected to see record numbers of attendees and exhibitors, according to United Business Media (UBM; London), the show's parent. Exhibitor numbers are up at least 12%...
December 20, 2010
Enzymes technology firm Novozymes has agreed to buy Merck KGaA’s (Darmstadt, Germany) Crop BioScience business for $275 million. The firm’s say they expect to complete the...
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