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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Biobased chemical company Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has withdrawn its filing for an initial public offering because of poor equity market conditions and...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
May 23, 2012
Sundrop Fuels (Louisville, CO)  says it has signed a front-end engineering and licensing agreement with Udhe Corporation of America for a previously announced 50 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Sundrop-Biomass-to-Gasoline-Project-Moves-Forward_43687.html
May 21, 2012
Georgia Gulf says it will use biobased plasticizers produced by Segetis (Golden Valley, MN) in a new line of flexible vinyl compounds “suitable for a variety of consumer and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Georgia-Gulf-Taps-Segetis-for-Biobased-Plasticizer_43651.html
May 11, 2012
Solazyme’s (San Francisco) first-quarter 2012 net earnings grew 130% year-on-year, to $16.8 million. The company’s net sales increased 75% year-on-year, to $13.5 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Solazymes-Earnings-Grow-in-First-Quarter_43351.html
May 3, 2012
Protex International (Paris), a privately owned global specialty chemicals company, predicts it will drive up sales by a double-digit percentage level this year despite the mixed...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Protex-International-On-a-Path-to-Growth_43194.html
April 23, 2012
Oxiteno (São Paulo) says it has completed its acquisition of Pasadena Property’s (Pasadena, TX) facilities for about $15 million, and will invest another $15 million to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Oxiteno-Completes-Acquisition-of-Pasadena-TX-Site_42894.html
April 3, 2012
BASF’s venture capital arm has invested $2.7 million in FRX Polymers, a maker of flame-retardant plastics. The investment was a part of a $26.7 million Series B funding round...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/BASF-Invests-in-Plastics-Firm_42405.html
March 28, 2012
Myriant (Quincy, MA) says it is “immediately” initiating scale-up activities of biobased acrylic acid in order to ship kilogram-sized quantities for potential customers in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Myriant-Begins-Scaling-Biobased-Acrylic-Acid-Process_42351.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Navy-Taps-Cobalt-and-Albemarle-for-Biobased-Jet-Fuel_42340.html
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