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April 20, 2012
DSM has agreed to acquire certain food enzymes and oilseed processing assets, licenses and other agreements from Verenium (San Diego, CA) for $37 million. The 2012 sales of these...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/DSM-Acquires-Food-Enzymes-From-Verenium_42803.html
April 20, 2012
BioAmber (Minneapolis) says it has produced multi-ton quantities of 1,4-butanediol (BDO), tetrahydrofuran, and gamma-burtyrolactone from biobased succinic acid. The company used...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/BioAmber-Proves-Biobased-BDO_42804.html
April 20, 2012
Solazyme (San Francisco) and Bunge have signed a definitive agreement to form a tailored oils joint venture at Bunge’s Moema, Brazil facility. The site will have an annual production...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Bunge-Solazyme-Form-Oils-JV_42805.html
April 20, 2012
Sapphire Energy (San Diego) has secured $144 million in series C funding to help fund a Luna County, NM algae-based crude oil demonstration facility. Series C backers include Monsanto...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Algae-Firm-Raises-$144-Million-for-Demonstration-Facility_42835.html
March 16, 2012
Specialties sector offers huge opportunities India’s chemical sector continues to grow but there is a sense of uncertainty among manufacturers, according to experts at the Fifth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/India-Growth-but-with-Uncertainty_42029.html
March 2, 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), a maker of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Arkema-Signs-Biopolymer-Deal_41695.html
March 2, 2012
Ajinomoto and Toray Industries say they have entered into an agreement to begin joint research for manufacturing the nylon raw material 1,5-pentanediamine (1,5-PD) from lysine produced...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Lysine-based-Nylon-Collaboration_41696.html
March 2, 2012
Codexis (Redwood City, CA) management and partnerships remain on track despite the recent departures of CFO Bob Lawson and CEO Alan Shaw, according to interim CEO Peter Strumph...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Codexis-On-Track-Despite-Executive-Exodus_41697.html
March 2, 2012
The European Commission last month adopted an interdisciplinary plan for advancing a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe that underscores the sector’s role in addressing global resource...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Europe-Unveils-Bioeconomy-Strategy_41693.html
March 2, 2012
Genomatica (San Diego) says Mitsubishi Chemical has agreed to exclusively negotiate definitive agreements for a joint commercial operation in Asia using Genomatica’s biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/BDO-Partnership-Advances_41694.html
February 10, 2012
Cyriac: Indian economy resilient to external economic shocks. The Indian chemical and petrochemical market is poised for strong growth over the next few years, according to speakers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/PlastIndia-Companies-Eye-Huge-Opportunities-Indias-Growth-Story-Is-Intact_41230.html
February 10, 2012
Gharda Chemicals (Mumbai) is to commercialize three ultra-high-performance, high-temperature polymers, CW has learned. Prakash Trivedi, head of polymers at Gharda Chemicals, speaking...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Gharda-Develops-Three-High-Temperature-Polymers_41231.html
January 20, 2012
Synthetic biology firm Evolva (Reinach, Switzerland) says it has partnered with Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France) to develop a biosynthetic route to an undisclosed ingredient “with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Roquette-and-Evolva-Sign-Joint-Development-Deal-for-Food-Ingredient_40626.html
January 20, 2012
Novamont (Novara, Italy), a biodegradable plastics firm, expects to start producing 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable resources in mid-2013. The company announced recently it would...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Novamont-Advances-Bio-BDO_40627.html
January 20, 2012
EPA says it has finalized the 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS), which again mandates far lower volumes of cellulosic biofuels than outlined by the Energy Independence and Security...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Renewable-Fuel-Standard-2012_40628.html
December 23, 2011
The CW 75 for the week ended December 20 rose about 2.6%, outpacing broader markets including the MSCI World Index and the S&P 500, which were flat and up 1.3%, respectively. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/CW75-Stock-Performance_40019.html
December 9, 2011
Highwater: Butamax announces its first production partner. Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE), an isobutanol jv between DuPont and BP, has signed a letter of intent to convert...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Butamax-Plans-Ethanol-Retrofit-Patent-Dispute-Continues_39607.html
December 9, 2011
Toray Industries says it has produced laboratory-scale samples of 100% biobased polyethylene terepthalate (PET) fibers. The company, which says it is the first to reach this milestone...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Toray-Produces-Renewable-PET-Fiber_39608.html
December 9, 2011
Sundrop Fuels (Louisville, CO) plans to build a $450 million-$500 million cellulosic biofuels facility at Alexandria, LA. The 50-million gals/year project will be the first production...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Sundrop-Biofuels-Plant_39609.html
December 9, 2011
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT) says it has won a contract to supply 110,000 gals of biobased corrosion inhibitor for Montana’s Department of Transportation. Financial terms were...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Rivertop-Nabs-DOT-Contract_39610.html
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