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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
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
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