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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
March 27, 2012
BioAmber (Minneapolis) says it has produced multi-ton quantities of 1,4-butanediol (BDO), tetrahydrofuran (THF), and gamma-burtyrolactone  (GBL) from biobased succinic acid. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/BioAmber-Proves-Biobased-BDO-Production-at-Scale_42326.html
February 28, 2012
Biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) firm Genomatica (San Diego) says Mitsubishi Chemical has agreed to exclusively negotiate definitive agreements for a joint commercial operation in Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Genomatica-Eye-Bio-BDO-in-Asia_41597.html
February 27, 2012
 Arkema says it has entered into a global partnership for the development and production of renewable specialty polymers with Elevance Renewable Sciences (Bolingbrook, IL)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Arkema-and-Elevance-Partner-to-Develop-Biopolymers_41601.html
February 23, 2012
Codexis’ interim CEO Peter Strumph , speaking at Jefferies’ Clean Technology conference today in New York, took the opportunity to dispel rumors circulating following the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Codexis-Interim-CEO-Management-and-Partnerships-Remain-Solid_41570.html
February 22, 2012
Negotiations for a financing package for the Ethylene XXI complex planned by Braskem (São Paulo) and  Grupo Idesa (Mexico City) for Coatzacoalcos, Mexico are “going...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Ethylene-XXI-Financing-Slated-for-Completion-by-End-of-April_41550.html
February 16, 2012
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says operational challenges have forced it to re-evalutate its commercialization strategy and scale back ambitious 2012 production...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Humbled-Amyris-Scales-Back-Expansions-Plans_41431.html
January 31, 2012
Enzymes group Novozymes says it has created an “exploratory research agreement” with Sea6 Energy (Chennai, India), a start-up biotech firm, to jointly develop an enzymatic...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Novozymes-Collaborates-on-Seaweed-to-Biofuels-Project-in-India_40926.html
January 27, 2012
This Week on CW: Eastman Chemical announced plans to acquire Solutia for $4.7 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt. The purchase price of $27.65/share, including cash and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-27_40883.html
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
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