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May 17, 2011
There are indications that the market pressure for biofuel manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic may be increasing. Ensus (Wilton), the owner of Europe’s largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Biofuel-Market-Conditions-Tougher-on-Both-Sides-of-the-Atlantic_34891.html
May 12, 2011
Dow executive: Do not think of sustainability as a set of hand-cuffs or add-on program, but rather an "unprecendeted catalyst for innovation growth."...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/ChemSpec-USA-2011-Sustainability-and-Outreach-Are-Necessary-to-Thrive_34821.html
May 11, 2011
Under the terms of the deal, Elevance will provide natural monomers as well as its metathesis technology for polymer production, while DSM will contribute expertise on polymer research, application development, and commercialization....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/DSM-Elevance-Evaluating-Biobased-Thermoplastics_34771.html
April 29, 2011
Mitsubishi's global reach. Biobased chemical firm Genomatica (San Diego) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitshubishi Chemical to study a potential joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Studying-Biobased-Butanediol-Joint-Venture-with-Genomatica_34444.html
April 12, 2011
Mossi & Ghisolfi Group (M&G; Tortona, Italy), the world’s largest producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for packaging applications, says today it is conducting a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Italian-Firm-Starts-Building-Commercial-scale-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Plant-update_34061.html
April 12, 2011
Biomaterials start-up Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT) has been awarded a $3.5 million grant to expand the company’s existing chemistry laboratories and build a semi-works...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Rivertop-Secures-Grant-to-Build-Semi-Works-Expand-Labs_34064.html
April 6, 2011
Clean energy technology company LanzaTech (Auckland, New Zealand) says it is partnering with LCY Chemical (Taipei) to produce biobased chemicals. Under the terms of the deal, LCY will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/LanzaTech-LCY-Partner-to-Produce-Biobased-Chemicals_33984.html
April 4, 2011
Privately owned start-up Proterro (Princeton, NJ) is developing a cyanobacteria - a photosynthetic microorganism named Protose - that can generate higher yields of sugar per acre than...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Photosynthetic-Organism-Yields-more-Sugar-than-SugarCane_33938.html
March 31, 2011
President Obama, in an address at Georgetown University (Washington, DC) has set out a goal of cutting U.S. imports of oil one third by 2025 and increasing support for other energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Obama-Backs-Advanced-Biofuels-Shale-Gas-as-Part-of-Future-Energy-Package_33868.html
March 29, 2011
Rhodia says it has introduced a new range of solvents derived from renewable raw materials. The company’s Augeo SL 191 solvent is derived from glycerin. It is has been designed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Rhodia-Introduces-Greener-Solvent_33798.html
March 25, 2011
Resource scarcity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, water, oceans, agriculture, and materials will be among the most important policy topics to be negotiated at next...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Rio-+20-Comes-into-View-A-Challenge-and-Opportunity-for-Industry_33647.html
March 24, 2011
John Tomich, professor of biochemistry, and Xiuzhi Sun, professor of grain science and industry at Kansas State University (KSU; Manhattan, KS) say they have secured a patent for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/pH-sensitive-Adhesive-Takes-Hold_33676.html
March 24, 2011
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU; Cleveland, OH) say they have developed a low cost catalyst made from carbon nanotubes dipped in a polymer solution that equals the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Carbon-Nano-catalyst-Outperforms-Platinum_33675.html
March 17, 2011
“We intend to accelerate our commercial strategy in multiple geographies, which includes accessing feedstock arrangements and establishing manufacturing capacity with partners in which we may invest capital when the returns re justified,” the company said in an SEC document....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Solazyme-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_33433.html
March 16, 2011
BioAmber says the technology gives it a clear path to biobased adipic acid that, like its biobased succinic acid, is lower cost and has a better environmental footprint that the current petroleum route....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Biosuccinic-Maker-Licenses-Technology-for-Biobased-Adipic-Acid_33487.html
March 15, 2011
Under the terms of the deal, Genomatica will upgrade a fermentation and downstream processing unit at Tate & Lyle’s   Decatur, IL facility that will be ramped up to 13,000-liters/year using feedstock from Tate & Lyle’s adjacent corn wet mill....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Genomatica-Partners-with-Tate-and-Lyle-for-BDO-Scale-Up_33449.html
March 9, 2011
The governments of Norway and the U.K. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a three-year R&D collaboration in the fields of industrial biotechnology and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Norway-and-U-K-Agree-on-Biotech-R-and-D-Partnership_33303.html
March 9, 2011
The two firms also signed a nonbinding letter of intent that provides Dow with the option of buying 20 million gallons of Solazyme’s oils in 2013 and up to 60 million gallons in 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Dow-Taps-Solazyme-for-Biobased-Dielectric-Insulating-Fluid-Development-Deal_33306.html
March 8, 2011
Battelle (Columbus, OH), an independent research and development organization, developed the process to combine soybean meal with “off the shelf” plastic resins with funding from the Ohio Soybean Council. The biomaterial is bonded at a molecular level, rather than simply being an organic filler, rendering comparable performance to conventional PE and PP....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Ohio-Firm-Launches-Soybean-Based-Polyolefin-Composites_33295.html
March 8, 2011
Chromatin says the non-exclusive, royalty-bearing license will help it advance the use of sorghum as a “sustainable source of sugar, starch, and lignocellulose.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Chromatin-Licenses-Advantas-Sorghum-Germplasm_33261.html
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