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February 24, 2015
Israeli crop genomics firm Evogene (Rehovot) has expanded its capabilities for the discovery of novel agricultural chemicals, with the initial application focused on novel herbicides...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Evogene-expands-agchem-discovery-capabilities_68052.html
February 5, 2015
Contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), including many fine chemical makers, are among the big beneficiaries from changes at big pharmaceutical companies, say attendees at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Informex-2015-CMOs-benefit-from-changes-at-big-pharma_67545.html
January 21, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm Green Biologics (GBL) (Gahanna, OH) announced today that it has closed an internal follow-on equity round of $42 million and raised an additional $34 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Green-Biologics-raises-$76-million_67047.html
December 22, 2014
Following a detailed assessment, biopolymers firm Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) announced today that it will "significantly increase" production of its polyhydroxyalkanoate...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Metabolix-provides-manufacturing-update_66410.html
December 11, 2014
Virent (Madison, WI) announced today that it has successfully produced para-xylene, toluene, and benzene from renewable resources at demonstration scale.  The company confirms...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Virent-demonstrates-renewable-aromatics-production_66131.html
December 9, 2014
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT) announced today that it has begun construction of its first commercial plant located at DanChem Technologies, Inc.'s (DTI) facility at Danville, VA...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Rivertop-Renewables-announces-first-commercial-plant_65992.html
December 8, 2014
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super Fund) has made a $60-million equity investment in LanzaTech (Chicago) as part of a Series D round of funding that raised $112.6 for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/New-Zealand-invests-$60-million-in-LanzaTech_65977.html
December 3, 2014
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has appointment Raffi Asadorian CFO, effective 6 January 2015. Paulo Diniz, Amyris's interim CFO, will transition to a new role as chairman of the Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Amyris-appoints-new-CFO-names-chairman-of-Brazil-operations_65807.html
December 2, 2014
Edeniq (Visalia, CA), a biorefining and cellulosic technology company, has signed a "joint development agreement" with Global Bio-chem Technology Group (Hong Kong), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Edeniq-signs-joint-development-agreement-with-Chinese-firm_65782.html
November 24, 2014
Renewable chemicals and fuels firm Gevo, Inc. (Englewood, CO) announced today that Highlands EnviroFuels, LLC has signed a letter of intent to become a Gevo licensee to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Gevo-adds-licensee_65664.html
November 21, 2014
Carbios (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has used its proprietary enzymatic process to depolymerize 90% of polylactic acid (PLA) material –a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Carbios-achieves-PLA-depolymerization-process-in-48-hrs_65624.html
November 5, 2014
Algae-based oils firm Solazyme (South San Francisco) and Versalis, the chemical subsidiary of Eni S.p.A., today announced a partnership to expand the commercial use of Encapso, ...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Solazyme-to-supply-algae-based-drilling-fluid-additive-to-ENI_65159.html
July 30, 2014
Velocys (Oxford, UK), a technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), has made the final investment decision and will proceed with construction of a commercial GTL plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Velocys-commercial-GTL-plant-in-Oklahoma-to-go-ahead_62806.html
July 18, 2014
Edeniq (Visalia, CA), a cellulosic sugar producer, has signed a letter of intent with Global Bio-chem Technology Group (Hong Kong) to develop and commercialize processes to convert...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Edeniq-partners-with-Chinese-firm-to-develop-corn-stover-to-industrial-sugars-technology_62588.html
June 27, 2014
Velocys (Oxford, UK) has acquired small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) developer Pinto Energy (Houston) and the Ashtabula, OH, GTL project that Pinto Energy is developing, Velocys says...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Velocys-acquires-Pinto-Energy-and-Ashtabula-port-GTL-project_62125.html
June 27, 2014
GlyEco (Phoenix) has expanded its services into the Canadian market and is now registered to recycle waste glycols from customers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and New...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/GlyEco-starts-offering-glycol-recycling-services-in-Canada_62122.html
June 11, 2014
Avantium (Amsterdam) has closed a €36-million ($50 million) financing round backed by a consortium of investors including Swire Pacific, Coca-Cola, Danone, and Alpla, as well as...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Avantium-raises-&euro36-million-toward-first-commercial-scale-PEF-facility_61672.html
June 2, 2014
Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it is selling para-xylene (p-xylene) derived from its renewable isobutanol to Toray Industries. Toray expects to produce polyester fibers, yarns, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Gevo-ships-biobased-p-xylene-to-Toray_61474.html
May 20, 2014
Maverick Synfuels (Research Triangle Park, NC), and Plant Process Equipment (PPE; League City, TX), have formed a partnership to manufacture and sell small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Maverick-Synfuels-and-PPE-collaborate-on-manufacture-sale-of-small-scale-GTL-methanol-plants_61164.html
May 14, 2014
Start-up business Catalytic Technologies Ltd. (CTL; Stockton-on-Tees, UK) says it is aiming for 50% of worldwide polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin and film production to be based...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/UK-start-up-targets-50-percent-market-share-for-its-titanium-based-PET-catalyst_61057.html
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