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November 23, 2016
The market for amino acids, the building blocks of protein, was worth $9.9 billion in 2015, according to a recent report by IHS Chemical. The most important amino acids are methionine...
November 10, 2016
Renewable chemicals firms report narrower losses in the third quarter as they improve production operations and sales volumes grow—especially in consumer segments....
November 10, 2016
The recent merger of Allnex (Brussels, Belgium)—a producer of resins, additives, and cross-linkers for use in various industrial coatings—with polymer resins producer Nuplex Industries (Auckland, New Zealand) has created a major coating resins company, with combined annual sales of €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) and a comprehensive product portfolio. The merged company will have 34 manufacturing sites and about 4,000 employees....
November 10, 2016
Ag biologicals firm BioConsortia (Davis, California) has raised $12 million in funding this year it will use on research, field trials, and trait discovery. The company in early...
November 10, 2016
BP has partnered with Fulcrum BioEnergy (Pleasanton, California), a developer and producer of low-carbon jet fuel, in which BP will invest $30 million. BP has secured a 10-year offtake...
November 10, 2016
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, Illinois) says its life sciences business has delivered its first commercial product, a specialty fatty acid. The company supplied approximately one...
October 27, 2016
Representatives of almost 200 countries agreed recently to a legally binding landmark deal to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) used mainly in refrigerants and air conditioning....
October 13, 2016
BASF and Avantium (Amsterdam, Netherlands) have established a previously announced joint venture (JV) to produce biobased intermediates. The partners have named the JV Synvina and...
October 13, 2016
BIO-TCAT-8: Demo unit began operating on 1 September. Renewable aromatics startup Anellotech (Pearl River, New York) says it has received a $1.5-million equity investment from a new...
October 13, 2016
Biobased farnesene producer Amyris (Emeryville, California) has announced an expanded partnership with a nutraceuticals company that includes adding a nutraceutical target for Amyris...
October 13, 2016
Reverdia (Geleen, Netherlands) and Dezhou Xinhuarun Technology (Xinhuarun; Dezhou, China) have announced they have signed an agreement to jointly develop and promote microcellular...
October 13, 2016
The continuing development and consolidation of contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) and contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) and the rapid growth of biosimilars and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), were some of the main topics of conversation among attendees at the CPhI Worldwide event, held recently in Barcelona, Spain....
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