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March 8, 2011
Monsanto says it will make an undisclosed equity investment in algae-based research firm Sapphire Energy (San Diego), and the two firms will jointly use Sapphire’s technology platform to discover genes in algae that could be used to improve yield and stress tolerance in agriculture crops....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Monsanto-Invests-in-Algae_33258.html
March 7, 2011
Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) says it has demonstrated higher yields of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), the building block of its first commercial biobased plastic, in genetically engineered tobacco plants....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Metabolix-Advances-Program-to-Produce-Plastics-Directly-in-Plants_33234.html
March 3, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has signed a contract manufacturing deal for Antibióticos (Madrid) to manufacture farnesene at its León, Spain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Amyris-Signs-Fourth-Manufacturing-Deal_33188.html
March 1, 2011
Genomatica announced today that it has raised $45 million in funding, which the company will use to complete demonstrate-scale production and early commercialization efforts for its first product, biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO).   The money will also be used to advance other biobased chemicals in the company’s pipeline....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Genomatica-Raises-$45-Million_33153.html
March 1, 2011
Codexis (Redwood City), an enzymes technology firm, yesterday said it is making “significant progress” in its development of a commercial-scale enzyme that can reduce the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Codexis-Expands-into-Industrial-Applications-Unveils-Carbon-Capture-Technology_33133.html
February 24, 2011
Butamax Advanced Biofuel (Wilmington, DE), a joint venture formed between DuPont and BP, says it filed a patent infringement suit on January 14 against newly public isobutanol producer...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/DuPont-JV-Suing-Gevo-for-Patent-Infringement_32969.html
February 22, 2011
“Indicated customer interest to date should suffice to sell out the first commercial plant and justify expansions,” says Laurence Alexander, analyst with Jefferies & Co. (New York).  Alexander expects the Clinton site to ramp up to full capacity by mid-2013, at which point royalties should roughly offset base operating costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Metabolix-Lands-New-Customers-For-PHA-based-Resin_32980.html
February 22, 2011
Biochemical maker Myriant Technologies says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Davy Process Technology (DPT; London), a Johnson Matthey subsidiary, covering the use of Myriant’s biobased succinic acid in DPT’s butanediol, tetrahydrofuran, and gamma-butylolactone process technology. The MOU covers the non-exclusive testing and approval of Myriant’s succinic acid as feedstock for the DPT process and an exclusive joint development agreement to integrate Myriant’s biobased succinic acid technology with Davy butanediol technology....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Myriant-Davy-Process-Technology-Sign-MOU_32895.html
February 15, 2011
OPX Biotechnologies (Boulder, CO) says it has, at pilot scale, produced biobased acrylic acid at costs lower than that of traditional petroleum-based acrylic acid....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/OPX-Bio-Reaches-Biobased-Acrylic-Acid-Milestone_32848.html
February 11, 2011
The European Union (EU)’s is failing to enhance innovation and human resources fast enough to maintain the competitiveness of the EU chemical industry, Gernot Klotz head of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Improvements-in-Innovation-and-Human-Resources-too-Slow-to-Save-EU-Industry-update-with-video_32799.html
February 9, 2011
Cefic has welcomed the European Council’s assertion at a recent summit meeting that the council will take a longer term and linked up perspective when it comes to policies...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Industry-Welcomes-EUs-Longer-Term-Linked-Approach-to-Innovation-and-Energy_32702.html
February 9, 2011
Genomatica (San Francisco) and Waste Management (Houston) say they will jointly develop a process to turn syngas derived from municipal solid waste into intermediate and basic chemicals. Financial terms were not disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Genomatica-Signs-Syngas-to-Chemicals-Development-Deal_32708.html
February 8, 2011
The U.K. government, via its Technology Strategy Board (TSB), has agreed to fund feasibility studies for 10 industrial biotechnology projects that aim to convert biomaterials into high...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/U-K-Part-funds-10-Early-stage-Biotech-Projects_32681.html
January 31, 2011
The deal creates the first global electrolyte producer that is backward integrated, Arsenal says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Arsenal-Completes-Lithium-Battery-Electrolyte-JV_32559.html
January 31, 2011
Informex USA, one of the country’s key specialty and fine chemical expos, for the second year running will host a sustainable technology competition at the show. All...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Informex-Lines-up-Industry-changing-Green-Chemistries_32538.html
January 24, 2011
Enzymes technology company Novozymes (Copenhagen) says its 2010 Ebit increased 25% to DK 2.1 billion ($382 million) on sales up 15% to DK 9.7 billion. Overall demand was high in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Novozymes-Sales-and-Profits-Grow-Strongly-in-2010_32352.html
January 21, 2011
Biodegradable polymers maker Novamont (Novara, Italy) says it has formed a North American subsidiary, based in Danbury, CT. The company could build an integrated biorefinery to expand...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Novamont-Forms-North-American-Subsidiary_32345.html
January 19, 2011
In a breakthrough which could be used by chemical producers among others, researchers at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL) have placed nanocrystals of rock salt into lead...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Chemistry-Breakthrough-Converts-Waste-Heat-into-Electricity_32212.html
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