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January 26, 2012
Raising capital, developing an effective market entry strategy, and the ingredients for a successful public launch were the foremost topics of discussion at Biobased Chemicals Summit...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Biobased-Chemicals-Summit-Funding-Available-But-Investors-More-Savvy_40801.html
January 25, 2012
Showa Denko says it has selected Myriant (Quincy, MA) to supply biobased succinic acid for its polybutylene succinate (PBS) production. The deal endorses Myriant’s low-cost...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Showa-Denko-Chooses-Myriant-to-Supply-Succinic-Acid-for-PBS-Efforts_40755.html
January 23, 2012
LanzaTech (Auckland, New Zealand), a renewable chemicals and fuels firm, has raised $55.8 million in a third, or Series C, funding round, including an investment from the venture arm...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/LanzaTech-Raises-$55-8-Million-in-Third-Funding-Round_40690.html
January 13, 2012
Switchable Solutions, a green solvents firm, has hired Eric Kelusky, a former Nova Chemicals technology executive, the company says. The firm says it expects to complete pre-pilot...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Green-Solvents-Firm-Hires-Former-Nova-Executive_40413.html
January 5, 2012
BASF has invested $30 million in Renmatix, a Philadelphia-based start-up with cellulosic sugar technology BASF says could help it broaden its use of renewable raw materials and improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/BASF-Invests-$30-Million-in-Cellulosic-Sugar-Firm_40132.html
January 4, 2012
DuPont says it will collaborate with NexSteppe (Malibu, CA) to develop sweet sorghum and high-biomass sorghum hybrids suitable for use as renewable feedstock. Under the terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/DuPont-Invests-in-Sorghum-Breeder-NexSteppe_40159.html
December 13, 2011

Reduced rates of capacity expansion and continued demand growth in “high-velocity” economies, led by China, should drive petrochemical makers to peak profits over the next few years, according to analysts with IHS Chemical.

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/GPCA-Petrochemical-Margin-Recovery-Seen-by-2013_39734.html
December 8, 2011
Total and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) have signed agreements to expand their current R&D partnership and form a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize a range of renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Total-and-Amyris-Expand-Renewable-Fuels-Partnership_39403.html
November 16, 2011
BioAmber estimates the addressable market for its products exceed $34 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/BioAmber-Files-for-$150-Million-IPO_39023.html
November 15, 2011
Biobased succinic acid producer BioAmber (Minneapolis) and its Asian distributor Mitsui & Co have has signed a deal to be the exclusive succinic acid supplier to Mitsubishi...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Taps-BioAmber-for-Succinic-Acid_34382.html
October 28, 2011
Earnings season dominated news in specialty chemicals this week. Higher prices helped drive up third-quarter earnings in paints and coatings, despite some end market weakness and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Specialties-Snapshot-Oct-24-28_38697.html
October 21, 2011
Molycorp’s (Greenwood Village, CO) rare earths processing facility in Mountain Pass, CA will reach production by the end of the third-quarter of 2012, three months ahead of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Molycorp-to-Accelerate-Start-up-of-Rare-Earths-Facility_38439.html
October 10, 2011
By Peter B. Kipp v.p./OpenAlgae (Austin, TX), an algae process technology firm     OpenAlgae recently published a column that addressed the challenge algae companies have...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Renewable-Separations-Drive-Renewable-Oil-Economies_38183.html
October 6, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) continues to accrue an impressive list of partners as it ramps up production of farnesene, a versatile C15 hydrocarbon and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Amyris-Builds-Post-IPO-Momentum_37886.html
September 29, 2011
Simbol Materials (Pleasanton, CA) says it has begun production of high purity lithium carbonate at its new 500 m.t./year Brawley, CA facility. The company is extracting lithium from...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/California-Start-up-Enters-Lithium-Market-with-Bolt-On-Separation-Technology_37962.html
September 29, 2011
Amyris says that it has partnered with tire giant Michelin to develop and market biobased isoprene.   LG is planning to invest $7 billion in green businesses, including electric...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Sept-29_37961.html
September 28, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has partnered with tire giant Michelin to develop and commercialize isoprene made from renewable sources.  Under the terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Michelin-Taps-Amyris-for-Biobased-Isoprene_37922.html
September 28, 2011
Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), a cellulosic sugar start-up backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Menlo Park), has unveiled a low-cost pathway to extract sugar from biomass using only water, pressure, and heat....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Renmatix-Emerges-From-Stealth-Mode-with-Biorefining-Breakthrough_37921.html
September 23, 2011
This Week on CW:   The global PE and PP industry will benefit from growing demand from emerging economies and cheap shale gas in the U.S., attendees at PEPP 2011 said this week in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-23_37780.html
September 21, 2011
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Bolingbrook, IL), a maker of renewable chemicals based on metathesis technology, has filed for an initial public offering up to $100 million. The number of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Elevance-Files-For-$100-Million-IPO_37715.html
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