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May 14, 2012
Chemical companies are seeing an increase in opportunities to swap oil and natural gas with renewable raw materials due to the availability of viable, low-cost production processes...
April 20, 2012
Avantium (Amsterdam) and Danone have agreed to jointly develop bottles made from bio-polyethylene furanoate. Danone is one of the world’s largest retailers of bottled...
April 20, 2012
Georgia Gulf and Galata Chemicals (Southbury, CT) say they are developing flexible, polyvinyl chloride compounds containing Galata’s biobased primary...
April 20, 2012
DSM and Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France) have launched Reverdia (Delft, the Netherlands), their previously announced biobased succinic acid joint venture. Reverdia expects to bring a...
April 20, 2012
Less than three months after Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM) exit from bioplastics joint venture Telles left an uncertain future for partner Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) and its...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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