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June 7, 2011
FRX Polymers (Chelmsford, MA), a start-up maker of flame-retardant plastics, has raised $15.7 million in a Series B funding round. The new funding round was led by SAM Private Equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Polymers-Firm-Completes-Funding-Round_35341.html
June 7, 2011
Genomatica, a San Diego-based developer of sustainable chemicals, including a biobased 1,4-butanediol, has gained tremendous momentum in 2011, having announced partnerships with major...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Genomatica-Partnership-Spree-Accrues-Chemical-Industry-Heavyweights_35330.html
June 6, 2011
The breakthrough will allow polyethylene terepthalate (PET) manufacturers to produce the commodity resin entirely from renewable resources....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Virent-Unveils-Biobased-P-Xylene-Process_35301.html
June 1, 2011
Enerkem (Pontotoc, MS), a waste-to-biomaterials firm, says it has completed a $60 million funding round. Valero Energy (San Antonio, TX) joined existing investors Waste Management...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Trash-to-Fuel-Firm-Raises-$60-Million_35234.html
June 1, 2011
Green Tech energy company Carbon Sciences (Santa Barbara, CA) says it has validated its natural gas-to-transportation fuel technology in the lab, setting the stage for a strategic...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Carbon-Sciences-Working-on-Natural-Gas-to-Gasoline-Unit_35233.html
June 1, 2011
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO), a biotech start-up, and Procter & Gamble, say they have agreed to jointly develop a technology platform for making “drop-in” biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/ZeaChem-and-P-and-G-Sign-Joint-Development-Deal_35205.html
May 31, 2011
The 18 million gallon/year facility is expected to begin production next summer, making it the world’s first commercial-scale biobased isobutanol plant, Gevo says....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Gevo-Begins-Isobutanol-Retrofit_35185.html
May 27, 2011
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) says its common stock began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market today after the successful launch of an initial public offering (IPO)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Solazyme-Lists-on-Nasdaq_35116.html
May 25, 2011
Agricultural biotechnology firm Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of up to $100 million, according to an SEC document dated May 23. Founded in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Seed-Firm-Ceres-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_35055.html
May 11, 2011
FutureFuel (St. Louis), a publicly-traded chemicals and biofuels firm, is planning to sell 3 million newly-issued shares of common stock in an "at-the-market" offering...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/FutureFuel-to-Sell-Shares_34773.html
May 5, 2011
BioAmber (Minneapolis), a maker of biobased succinic and adipic acid, has completed a Series B funding round, raising $45 million. Naxos Capital Partners (Luxembourg), a venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/BioAmber-Closes-Series-B-Funding-Round_34621.html
April 29, 2011
Mitsubishi's global reach. Biobased chemical firm Genomatica (San Diego) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitshubishi Chemical to study a potential joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Studying-Biobased-Butanediol-Joint-Venture-with-Genomatica_34444.html
April 28, 2011
Mitsubishi Chemical is studying working with Genomatica on a biobased butanediol joint venture. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (not to be confused with Mitsubishi Chemical) and two...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-Up-April-28_34458.html
April 12, 2011
Privately owned metathesis catalyst technology firm Materia (Pasadena, CA), which started up in 1998, says it is on the cusp of major growth. “We’ll be making announcements...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Materia-Moving-to-a-New-Phase-of-Catalyst-Production_34060.html
April 6, 2011
Clean energy technology company LanzaTech (Auckland, New Zealand) says it is partnering with LCY Chemical (Taipei) to produce biobased chemicals. Under the terms of the deal, LCY will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/LanzaTech-LCY-Partner-to-Produce-Biobased-Chemicals_33984.html
April 5, 2011
Sigma Aldrich’s Aldrich Materials business will cover global research scale distribution and Afga will service larger-scale commercial opportunities....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Sigma-Aldrich-Signs-Conductive-Polymers-Deal-with-Agfa_33977.html
April 4, 2011
Privately owned start-up Proterro (Princeton, NJ) is developing a cyanobacteria - a photosynthetic microorganism named Protose - that can generate higher yields of sugar per acre than...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Photosynthetic-Organism-Yields-more-Sugar-than-SugarCane_33938.html
March 22, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has entered into a deal with Paraíso Bioenergia S.A., a sugar and ethanol firm based in  São Paulo, Brazil, to construct a farnesene fermentation and separation unit unit at  Paraíso’s São Paulo site....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Amyris-Signs-Fifth-Manufacturing-Deal_33626.html
March 17, 2011
“We intend to accelerate our commercial strategy in multiple geographies, which includes accessing feedstock arrangements and establishing manufacturing capacity with partners in which we may invest capital when the returns re justified,” the company said in an SEC document....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Solazyme-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_33433.html
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