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January 16, 2014
Tianjin Bohua Petrochemical (Tianjin, China) has started production its previously announced propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at Tianjin, China. The 600,000-m.t./year is the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Chinas-first-PDH-plant-starts-production_58036.html
January 14, 2014
Socma today announced that 12 firms, including makers of specialty chemicals, distributors, and service providers, have joined the lobbying group. The new members were approved by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Socma-membership-rises_57966.html
January 13, 2014
KiOR (Pasadena, TX) will halt production at its Columbus, MS cellulosic fuel plant during the first quarter of this year to implement a series of optimization measures at the facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Cellulosic-fuel-producer-KiOR-halts-plant-for-capacity-efficiency-expansion_57921.html
January 8, 2014
Cibus Global (San Diego), a technology firm, has acquired the remaining interest in Nucelis (San Diego) for an undisclosed amount, Cibus has announced. Nucelis, established as an...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/US-technology-firm-becomes-sole-owner-of-biobased-chemical-start-up_57795.html
December 19, 2013
Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) firm Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Joseph Shaulson as its new president and CEO, effective 2...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Metabolix-names-new-CEO_57567.html
December 19, 2013
Graphene NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur) has installed a second reactor at its nanomaterials facility at Senawang, near Kuala Lumpur, the company announced. The new reactor doubles the group's...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Nanomaterials-firm-completes-graphene-expansion-in-Malaysia_57542.html
December 19, 2013
Deinove (Paris), a green chemistry startup, has signed a license option agreement with Génoplante Valor (Paris) via INRA Transfert (Paris), a research-enhancement subsidiary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Green-chemistry-startup-licenses-technology-to-improve-isoprenoid-biosynthetic-pathways_57481.html
December 19, 2013
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA), and Syntroleum Corp. (Tulsa, OK), have entered into an asset-purchase agreement pursuant to which REG would acquire substantially all of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Biodiesel-producer-REG-to-acquire-renewable-fuel-firm_57482.html
December 18, 2013
BASF and Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA) announced today that they will jointly scale up Renmatix’s Plantrose process for extraction of industrial sugars from lignocellulosic...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/BASF-signs-joint-development-deal-with-cellulosic-sugar-firm_57463.html
December 11, 2013
Calysta Energy (Menlo Park, CA) has completed a series-A financing round totaling $3 million, the company announced today. The financing was led by Pangaea Ventures (Vancouver, BC) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Biobased-chemicals-start-up-completes-$3-million-financing-round_57270.html
December 9, 2013
The engineering team at Emerald Polymer Additives and Nitriles (Akron, OH), a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has commissioned a pilot plant to expand the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Emerald-Performance-Materials-commissions-pilot-plant-for-nitrile-butadiene-emulsion-products_57198.html
December 3, 2013
Green Biologics (Abingdon, UK), has closed a £15.4-million ($25.2 million) series B financing round led by venture capital firm Sofinnova Partners (Paris) and Swire Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Green-Biologics-closes-£15-4-million-financing-round-to-fund-US-renewable-chemical-project_57043.html
December 2, 2013
Raízen (São Paulo) has broken ground on a cellulosic ethanol facility in Brazil, the company has announced. The second-generation ethanol plant is a 50-50 joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Raizen-Iogen-JV-breaks-ground-on-cellulosic-ethanol-facility-in-Brazil_57018.html
November 25, 2013
Green chemicals firm Carbios (Paris) has filed its “document de base” with the French financial markets authority (AMF; Paris) as part of its proposed IPO on NYSE Alternext...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Carbios-to-seek-IPO-in-NYSE-Alternext-Paris_56937.html
November 20, 2013
Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) announced today that it will construct its second biobased isobutene pilot plant at the Fraunhofer Center for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Global-Bioenergies-receives-grant-for-second-biobased-isobutene-pilot-plant_56827.html
October 11, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says its biobased farnesene plant in Brazil has achieved a production run rate of 1 million liters over a 45-day period, meeting the company’s technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Amyris-farnesene-plant-hits-production-targets_55897.html
October 8, 2013
DSM announced today that it has tested and approved the use of Genomatica’s (San Diego) biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) for use in DSM’s Arnitel thermoplastic copolyester...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/DSM-validates-Genomaticas-biobased-BDO-for-thermoplastic-copolyester-production_55767.html
October 8, 2013
Renewable chemicals firm Segetis (Golden Valley, MN) says it has successfully demonstrated the viability of its proprietary process to convert biomass to levulinic acid at its Golden...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Segetis-starts-biobased-levulinic-acid-pilot-plant_55751.html
October 8, 2013
Algal oils producer Solazyme (South San Francisco) says it has entered into a commercial supply agreement with Goulston Technologies (Monroe, NC), a leading global producer of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Solazyme-signs-supply-deal-with-textile-lubricants-firm_55745.html
October 7, 2013
GlyEco (Los Angeles,CA) has completed the acquisition of GSS Automotive Recycling (Landover, MD). Financial details about the transaction were not disclosed. GSS is a main player in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/GlyEco-completes-acquisition-of-GSS-Automotives-expands-glycol-recycling-capacity_55679.html
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