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July 11, 2011
Synthetic biology start-up LS9 (San Francisco, CA) says it has extended ongoing research efforts with Chevron for producing renewable, synthetic hydrocarbons using LS9’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Chevron-Taps-LS9-For-Biobased-Hydrocarbons_36079.html
July 7, 2011
Solvay and Avantium (Amsterdam) say they have entered into a multi-year, exclusive partnership to jointly develop and commercialize high-performance polyamides for engineering plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Solvay-and-Avantium-Codevelop-Engineering-Bioplastics_35975.html
July 1, 2011
AkzoNobel says it has agreed to acquire a technology from privately owned Integrated Botanical Technologies (IBT; New York) for separating certain materials, such as bioactive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/AkzoNobel-Agrees-to-Buy-Biomaterial-Separation-Technology_35905.html
June 28, 2011
DSM says it has agreed to acquire yeast development firm C5 Yeast Company (Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands) from foodstuffs producer Royal Cosun (Breda, The Netherlands) for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/DSM-Boosts-Biofuel-Offer-with-Acquisition-of-Yeast-Business_35818.html
June 13, 2011
The funds were specifically used for projects that produce drop-in replacements for the “entire” barrel of oil, indicating the agency’s desire to promote technologies beyond ethanol and pursue biobased alternatives to diesel, jet fuel, chemicals, and plastics....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/DOE-Hands-Out-Grants-to-Advance-Biobased-Fuels-and-Chemicals_35484.html
June 9, 2011
As reported by CW this week from Süd-Chemie’s ‘Defining the Future’ technology symposium in Beijing, Chinese chemical companies are developing a huge pipeline of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Can-Chinas-Chemicals-from-Coal-Sector-Become-Environmentally-Sustainable_35156.html
June 9, 2011
Start-up LanzaTech (Auckland, New Zealand) says Mitsui Global Strategic Studies, a Mitsui & Co (Tokyo) subsidiary, will look for opportunities to apply LanzaTech gas-fermentation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/LanzaTech-Mitsui-Sign-MoU_35347.html
June 7, 2011
Genomatica, a San Diego-based developer of sustainable chemicals, including a biobased 1,4-butanediol, has gained tremendous momentum in 2011, having announced partnerships with major...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Genomatica-Partnership-Spree-Accrues-Chemical-Industry-Heavyweights_35330.html
June 6, 2011
The breakthrough will allow polyethylene terepthalate (PET) manufacturers to produce the commodity resin entirely from renewable resources....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Virent-Unveils-Biobased-P-Xylene-Process_35301.html
June 2, 2011
Shell and Cosan say they have launched their previously announced $12-billion ethanol and transportation fuel joint venture in Brazil, creating the country’s third-largest fuel company. The jv, named Raizen, will produce and sell over 2 billion liters of sugarcane-based ethanol and distribute over 20 billion liters of other industrial and transport fuels through Shell-branded stations annually. Raizen is also expected to export ethanol to key markets in coming years, Shell and Cosan say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Shell-and-Cosan-Launch-Brazilian-Ethanol-Joint-Venture_35248.html
June 2, 2011
Car manufacturer Daimler and gases and technology company Linde Group say they will spend tens of millions of dollars in the coming three years to install 20 hydrogen fuel stations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Daimler-Linde-to-Build-20-H2-Filling-Stations-in-Germany_35242.html
June 1, 2011
Enerkem (Pontotoc, MS), a waste-to-biomaterials firm, says it has completed a $60 million funding round. Valero Energy (San Antonio, TX) joined existing investors Waste Management...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Trash-to-Fuel-Firm-Raises-$60-Million_35234.html
June 1, 2011
Green Tech energy company Carbon Sciences (Santa Barbara, CA) says it has validated its natural gas-to-transportation fuel technology in the lab, setting the stage for a strategic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Carbon-Sciences-Working-on-Natural-Gas-to-Gasoline-Unit_35233.html
June 1, 2011
Myriant's Lake Providence, LA succinic acid facility, shown here under construction, is expected to start up by the first quarter of 2014. Myriant Corp. (Quincy, MA), a biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Myriant-Files-for-$125-Million-IPO_35180.html
June 1, 2011
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO), a biotech start-up, and Procter & Gamble, say they have agreed to jointly develop a technology platform for making “drop-in” biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/ZeaChem-and-P-and-G-Sign-Joint-Development-Deal_35205.html
May 27, 2011
Süd-Chemie has concluded its biennial innovation and technology symposium this week in Beijing with the message that it will continue to provide the same level of service and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Sud-Chemie-Promises-the-Same-Service-and-Sustainability-Focus-Following-Ownership-Change_35056.html
May 25, 2011
Agricultural biotechnology firm Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of up to $100 million, according to an SEC document dated May 23. Founded in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Seed-Firm-Ceres-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_35055.html
May 24, 2011
Endicott Biofuels (EBF; Houston) and Holly Biofuels (Dallas, TX) say they have formed a jv to build and operate a 30-million gallon/year biorefinery at Port Arthur, TX. The facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Endicott-Holly-Partner-for-Port-Arthur-Biorefinery_35013.html
May 24, 2011
The BIOfuel from Algae Technologies (BIOFAT) project is funded in large part by the European Commission and will be coordinated by Abengoa Bioenergy (Saint Louis) subsidiary Abengoa Bioenergía Nuevas Tecnologías (ABNT). . The development team will train on existing prototypes in Israel, Portugal and Italy, then scale up the process at a 10-hectare demonstration plant. The project is expected to last four years and produce about 900 tons/year of algae....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Consortium-Seeks-to-Demonstrate-Algaes-Biorefining-Potential_35012.html
May 19, 2011
An international team, of scientists, led by researchers at Monash University (Victoria, Australia) has developed a manganese-based catalyst for splitting water into hydrogen and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/International-Team-Develops-Catalyst-for-Splitting-Water_34933.html
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