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February 7, 2013
Algal oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) and Mitsui & Co. today announced a $20-million, multi-year partnership aimed at developing triglyceride oils for use in the oleochemical...
February 6, 2013
Brazil biofuels firm ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) says it has changed its name to Odebrecht Agroindustrial, part of its parent company's corporate strategy to better align it...
January 22, 2013
Brazil’s economic development bank BNDES (Rio de Janeiro) is investing 600 million reais ($293 million) in biotechnology company GraalBio Investimentos. The funds will be...
January 17, 2013
Braskem has increased its stake in the Ethylene XXI project from 65% to 75%, and Grupo Idesa has reduced its stake from 35% to 25%, according to the Brazilian newspaper Valor...
January 17, 2013
Mexichem (Mexico City) says the board of the state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos  (Pemex) has a approved a joint venture that will double vinyl chloride monomer capacity at...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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