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January 10, 2014
Solazyme (South San Francisco) announced today that Jean-Marc Rotsaert has resigned as COO and that, given the recent appointment of David Cole as president, the company does not plan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Solazyme-shuffles-management_57900.html
January 9, 2014
Biochemical firm Myriant (Quincy, MA) has withdrawn its plans for a $125-million initial public offering, according to an SEC filing dated 8 January. The move comes shortly after PTT...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Myriant-withdraws-IPO_57845.html
December 31, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA), a leading renewable chemicals and fuels company, announced last week that it will sell senior convertible promissory notes in a private placement for $28...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Amyris-hits-milestone-raises-$28-million_57703.html
December 19, 2013
Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) firm Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Joseph Shaulson as its new president and CEO, effective 2...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Metabolix-names-new-CEO_57567.html
December 11, 2013
Braskem and Genomatica (San Diego) announced an agreement for the joint development of commercial process technology to make butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Under the terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Braskem-Genomatica-agree-to-develop-biobutadiene-technology_57256.html
December 10, 2013
Monsanto and Novozymes announced today that they have entered into a long-term strategic alliance to jointly develop agricultural biologicals for global broadacre crops, fruits, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Monsanto-Novozymes-form-ag-biologicals-alliance_57243.html
November 15, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has announced the appointment of Paolo Diniz as interim CFO, effective 15 December. Diniz, currently president/Brazil at Amyris, will replace Steve Mills, who...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Amyris-appoints-interim-CFO_56726.html
October 8, 2013
DSM announced today that it has tested and approved the use of Genomatica’s (San Diego) biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) for use in DSM’s Arnitel thermoplastic copolyester...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/DSM-validates-Genomaticas-biobased-BDO-for-thermoplastic-copolyester-production_55767.html
October 8, 2013
Renewable chemicals firm Segetis (Golden Valley, MN) says it has successfully demonstrated the viability of its proprietary process to convert biomass to levulinic acid at its Golden...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Segetis-starts-biobased-levulinic-acid-pilot-plant_55751.html
October 1, 2013
Biobased fuels and char firm Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) and Acritaz Greentech (Selangor), the biomass processing arm of Malaysia's Acritaz Group, announced that they...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Cool-Planet-Malaysian-biomass-processor-sign-biorefinery-deal_55557.html
September 17, 2013
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodridge, IL) says Inherent C18 diacid—a midchain length, biobased diacid the company is producing at its recently commissioned biorefinery at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Elevance-biorefinery-to-begin-shipping-C18-diacids_55210.html
September 4, 2013
Flagship VentureLabs,  the innovation foundry of venture capital firm Flagship Ventures (Cambridge, MA) announced the launch of cellulosic sugar company Midori Renewables...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Flagship-Ventures-launches-cellulosic-sugar-firm_54935.html
August 22, 2013
Unilever has announced the launch of a research project with the University of Liverpool to develop renewable chemicals from biomass for use in home and personal care products. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Unilever-University-of-Liverpool-launch-renewable-chemicals-research-center_54646.html
August 1, 2013
Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has brought a second fermenter and separation system online at its Luverne, MN, facility. The company had taken the plant off-line in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Gevo-brings-another-fermenter-online-at-Luverne-facility_54150.html
July 16, 2013
Chemtex International (Wilmington, NC) and Murphy Brown LLC (Warsaw, NC) announced on 15 July that they have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of purpose-grown energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Chemtex-secures-energy-crops-for-North-Carolina-cellulosic-biofuels-project_53687.html
July 3, 2013
BASF, Cargill and Novozymes today announced the successful production of biobased acrylic acid at pilot scale. The production run is an important milestone in a joint development...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/BASF-Novozymes-and-Cargill-announce-biobased-acrylic-acid-milestone_53367.html
June 20, 2013
Momentum in industrial biotechnology is accelerating as large-scale projects are commissioned and biobased processes become part of strategic plans at large chemical companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/BIO-2013-Industrial-biotech-continues-to-build-critical-mass_52990.html
June 20, 2013
Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has resumed commercial production of isobutanol after correcting problems that had caused previous contamination at its Luverne, MN...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Gevo-restarts-isobutanol-production-at-Luverne-facility_52895.html
June 6, 2013
The biotechnology trade association in Germany (DIB; Frankfurt) has called for more support from the country's next federal government, to maintain the international competitiveness of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Germanys-biotech-industry-requests-more-state-support_52574.html
June 4, 2013
BioAmber (Minneapolis) says Brenntag will distribute its biobased succinic acid and derivatives, including 1,4-butanediol (BDO), in the Americas. "Brenntag is the leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/industrial_biotech/Brenntag-to-distribute-BioAmbers-biobased-succinic-acid_52562.html
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