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December 10, 2014
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT), a specialty chemicals company, has begun construction on a commercial plant at DanChem Technologies’ (DTI) site at Danville, VA. DTI will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Renewable-chemical-company-to-build-glucaric-acid-plant_66031.html
December 10, 2014
Air Products announced that it has sold a hydrogen fueling station to Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA). The station will be used to fuel a Hyundai ix35 hydrogen-powered...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Air-Products-builds-hydrogen-fueling-station-in-Australia_66062.html
July 31, 2013

Ineos says its has started commercial-scale production of cellulosic ethanol at its Indian River BioEnergy center joint venture at Vero Beach, FL. The first ethanol shipments from the plant, the first US facility to produce cellulosic ethanol at commercial scale, will be made in August.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Ineos-begins-waste-to-ethanol-production-at-Florida-plant_54103.html
May 29, 2013
Pacific Ethanol (Sacramento) has begun commercial production of corn oil utilizing ICM’s (Colwich, KS) advanced oil separation system at its Magic Valley, ID, plant. “Corn...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Pacific-Ethanol-begins-corn-oil-production-at-Idaho-plant_52365.html
April 16, 2013
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA), a developer of biobased chemicals, says it has completed production of over 100,000 liters of n-butanol at fermentation scale. This surpasses...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Cobalt-completes-successful-butanol-production-run_51208.html
December 5, 2012
DuPont says a recent survey finds consumers in urban areas of China increasingly prefer consumer articles made from biobased materials if those are comparable to other products in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/DuPont-survey-shows-increasing-preference-for-green-products-among-urban-Chinese_48158.html
November 30, 2012
Slated for completion in mid-2014, the facility is expected to produce 30 million gal/yr of bioethanol from corn stover, a capital investment of about $7/gal....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/DuPont-breaks-ground-on-$200-million-cellulosic-ethanol-plant_48072.html
October 29, 2012
A recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report says the development of algae-based biofuels poses sustainability concerns. Issues include the large amount of water used...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/National-Academy-of-Sciences-finds-algae-based-biofuels-pose-sustainability-concerns_47318.html
July 19, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO) and Beta Renewables (Rivalta Scrivia, Italy) have signed a joint development agreement for an integrated process for the production of biobased isobutanol from...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Gevo-and-Beta-Renewables-Sign-JDA-to-Advance-Cellulosic-Isobutanol_44799.html
July 11, 2012
Edeniq (Visalia, CA) says it has started operations at a corn-to-cellulosic migration (CCM) pilot biorefinery at its headquarters at Visalia, CA. The plant has the capacity to convert...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Edeniq-Starts-Ethanol_44725.html
July 11, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO) has signed a collaboration agreement with representatives from the Malaysian government’s East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Gevo-to-Locate-Asian-Biobased-Isobutanol-Unit-in-Malaysia_44678.html
July 11, 2012
KBR says it has been awarded a contract by DuPont for engineering and procurement services for DuPont’s previously announced cellulosic ethanol plant at Nevada, IA. KBR will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/KBR-Awarded-Contract-for-DuPonts-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Plant_44710.html
July 11, 2012
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has raised $104 million in a Series E financing round. Elevance produces high performance ingredients for use in personal care...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Elevance-Raises-$104-Million_44811.html
July 11, 2012
Sojitz Planet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sojitz Corp., says it has acquired the sales rights to green polyethylene (PE) bioplastic made from sugarcane by Braskem. Sojitz Planet...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Sojitz-Acquires-Asian-Sales-Rights-to-Braskems-Green-Polyethylene_44785.html
April 30, 2012
The European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) have published an updated register of the releases and transfers of pollutants from industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/EU-Updates-Pollution-Release-and-Transfer-Register_43104.html
April 26, 2012
Novozymes has joined the Maabjerg Energy Concept, a consortium which plans to build a biorefinery for generating biogas, advanced bioethanol, electricity and heat in western Denmark...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Novozymes-Partners-Danish-Biorefinery-Project_43003.html
April 24, 2012
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Kost USA (Cincinnati), a manufacturer of heat transfer fluids, have jointly developed a new line of heat transfer fluids derived from renewable raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/ADM-and-Kost-USA-Introduce-Bio-heat-Transfer-Fluids_42926.html
April 18, 2012
Think of Bayer and you might envisage materials that go into ski goggles (Makrolon polycarbonate), agchems (pesticides), or inventions such as polyurethane and the iconic aspirin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Electroactive-Polymers-The-New-Buzz-at-Bayer_42668.html
March 28, 2012
A technique developed by researchers from the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI; San Francisco Bay Area, CA), is able to optimise the performance of microbes to generate a target...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/U-S-Synthetic-Biology-Technique-Triples-Biodiesel-Yield_42324.html
March 26, 2012
Avantium (Amsterdam), a catalyst technology firm, and Danone, have agreed to jointly develop bottles made from bio-polyethylene furanoate (PEF). The partnership will use...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Avantium-and-Danone-Agree-to-Develop-Bio-PEF-Bottles_42282.html
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