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January 4, 2013
Braskem has sold a water treatment affiliate and a majority stake in a waste treatment firm to Odebrecht Environmental (São Paulo) for a combined R652 million ($318 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Braskem-sells-water-waste-treatment-assets-for-$318-million_48729.html
December 7, 2012
Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Évry, France) says it has discovered a direct biological pathway to convert renewable feedstocks into butadiene. The finding completes...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/French-biotech-firm-finds-renewable-route-to-butadiene_48200.html
December 6, 2012
Gas fermentation firm LanzaTech (Chicago) says its waste gas–to–ethanol demonstration unit at Shanghai has exceeded productivity expectations and, together with joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/LanzaTech-plans-larger-ethanol-project-at-Shanghai_48186.html
December 5, 2012
Anellotech, a New York City-based start-up developing biobased routes to aromatics, says it has licensed technology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst that will triple the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Biochemical-startup-announces-para-xylene-breakthrough_48040.html
November 26, 2012
Mexichem says it has abandoned a planned vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) manufacturing joint venture with Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Mexichem-pulls-out-of-planned-VCM-venture-with-Pemex_47938.html
November 20, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO), a maker of biobased isobutanol, says a recent appeals court decision supports Gevo’s position in a patent dispute with rival Butamax Advanced Biofuels...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Appeals-court-rules-against-Butamax-in-isobutanol-patent-dispute_47859.html
November 14, 2012
Competitive raw materials stemming from shale gas development in the US have caused investors to reconsider the timing for planned world-scale projects in Latin America, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/APLA-2012-Shale-gas-alters-Latin-Americas-prospects_47655.html
November 12, 2012
Canada Lithium (Toronto) says it has signed an offtake agreement with commodities trader Tianjin Products and Energy Resources Development Co. (Tewoo-ERDC) for a minimum of 12,000 m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Chinese-commodities-trader-secures-volumes-from-Canada-Lithium_47639.html
October 5, 2012
The Brazil-Mexico joint venture Braskem Idesa (Mexico City) has awarded a $2.7-billion E&C contract to a consortium of Odebrecht, Technip, and ICA Fluor for engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Ethylene-XXI-EPC-contract-goes-to-consortium-led-by-Odebrecht-Technip_46724.html
September 4, 2012
Biobased chemical company Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has withdrawn its filing for an initial public offering because of poor equity market conditions and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Elevance-Withdraws-IPO-Registration_46026.html
September 4, 2012
Enzyme maker Codexis (Redwood City, CA) says it is cutting approximately 133 employees after Royal Dutch/Shell terminated their long-standing, royalty-bearing biofuels collaboration...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Codexis-Cuts-Staff-After-Shell-Pulls-Funding_46022.html
August 20, 2012
Emery Oleochemicals (Shah Alam, Malaysia) has broken ground on a project to expand production capacity for plastic additives and build a technical development center at the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Emery-Oleochemicals-Breaks-Ground-on-Expansion-Project-in-Germany_45728.html
August 1, 2012
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has signed an agreement with Solvay’s Rhodia business to build a demonstration-scale production facility for biobased n-butanol in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Rhodia-and-Cobalt-Plan-Biobased-Butanol-Plant_45325.html
July 23, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, PPG is merging its commodity chemicals business with Georgia Gulf in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal will spin off PPG’s commodities business...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-23_45131.html
July 19, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO) and Beta Renewables (Rivalta Scrivia, Italy) have signed a joint development agreement for an integrated process for the production of biobased isobutanol from...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Gevo-and-Beta-Renewables-Sign-JDA-to-Advance-Cellulosic-Isobutanol_44799.html
July 5, 2012
Italian export credit agency Sace (Rome) says it has approved a guarantee on a $600 million loan granted to the 65-35 Braskem Idesa jv for the construction of Ethylene XXI, a 1.05...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Sace-Approves-$600-Million-Loan-Guarantee-for-Ethylene-XXI_44456.html
June 29, 2012
Dow AgroSciences has announced a deal with The Royal Barenbrug Group to develop and commercialize advanced germplasm in forage seeds. The companies, under terms of the agreement, will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Dow-AgroSciences-in-Deal-to-Develop-Germplasm-in-Forage-Seeds_44560.html
June 20, 2012
A Delaware court has denied Butamax Advanced Biofuels' (Wilmington, DE) motion for a preliminary injunction restricting Gevo's (Englewood, CO) commercial activity, the latest...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Gevo-Wins-Denial-of-Preliminary-Injunction-in-Isobutanol-Battle-Butamax-Plans-Appeal_44327.html
June 18, 2012
Codexis, Cytec, and Elevance Renewable Chemicals (Woodbridge, IL) were among the winners of EPA's 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for their work promoting chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Cytec-Codexis-and-Elevance-Among-EPA-Green-Chemistry-Award-Winners_44282.html
May 29, 2012
Marubeni (Tokyo) says it will buy U.S. grain merchant Gavilon Holdings (Omaha) for $3.6 billion. Gavilon is the third-biggest U.S. grain merchant in terms of the size of its marketing...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Marubeni-to-Buy-Grain-Merchant-Gavilon-Holdings-for-$3-6-Billion_43774.html
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