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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
January 13, 2011
Sime Darby Plantation (Kuala Lumpur) says it is collaborating with Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding to construct and operate a demonstration plant that will convert oil palm empty...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Plantation-Firm-Plans-Bioethanol-Demonstration-Plant-Based-on-Palm-Empty-Fruit-Branches_32126.html
January 5, 2011
The site will include a 8 million gallon/year biofuel unit powered by renewable biomass, including yard, vegetative, wood, and municipal waste....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Ineos-Wins-USDA-Grant-for-Florida-Biorefinery_31905.html
January 5, 2011
Virent Energy Systems (Madison, WI) and HCL CleanTech (Oxford, NC) say they have secured $900,000 in public funding for a project to demonstrate a process for converting cellulosic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Virent-HCL-Secure-Funding-for-Pine-Tree-Sugars-to-Biomaterials-Project_31901.html
January 5, 2011
Biotech start-up Qteros (Marlborough, MA) says it has successfully closed a deal to raise $22 million as part of its Series C round of financing. Qteros has developed Consolidated...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Qteros-Secures-$22-Million-of-Financing-to-Accelerate-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Program_31903.html
December 27, 2010
The company will use the funding to move to commercial scale with its lead products and fund additional development projects....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/LS9-Completes-$30-Million-Financing-Round_31760.html
December 23, 2010
Deinove (Paris), a biotech start-up, says the European Patent Office (EPO) has sent the company an “intention to grant" notice for a “foundational” biomaterials...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Deinove-on-Track-to-Receive-Key-Biomaterials-Patent_31774.html
December 16, 2010
Fine chemicals firm Novasep (Pompey, France), and Daniso (Copenhagen), say they have jointly developed a “cost-effective, environmentally friendly process” to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Novasep-and-Danisco-Develop-Process-for-Betaine-from-Bioethanol_31615.html
December 15, 2010
The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) announced in May of this year that it had, for the first time in scientific history, created a new, living microorganism in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Synthetic-Biology-Injecting-New-Life-into-the-Chemical-Industry_31497.html
December 10, 2010
By Jim Stoppert CEO of Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT)   Universally, companies in the green chemistry space are seeking to mitigate the negative economic and environmental...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Blog-Drop-in-Versus-Novel-Chemicals_31339.html
December 10, 2010
Bayer Material Science (BMS) earlier today said it plans to begin commercial sale of polyols derived from CO2 within the next five years. Speaking in Leverkusen at Bayer’s annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Bayer-Moves-Closer-to-Commercializing-Polyols-from-CO2-with-video_31399.html
December 8, 2010
Dineen, who also served as president of LyondellBasell's chemicals division, left LyondellBasell in early 2010 when the firm reorganized its management. Dineen replaces Bill Haywood, who served as LS9's CEO since September of 2008....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Former-LyondelBasell-Executive-to-Head-Synthetic-Bio-Startup_31423.html
November 29, 2010
Süd-Chemie says it has formed an alliance with the Technical University of Munich (TUM; Munich) to cooperate on research in the field of catalysis. Süd-Chemie will invest...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Sud-Chemie-Invests-$31-Million-in-Catalyst-R-and-D-Alliance_31213.html
November 26, 2010
Roquette (Lestrem, France), the world’s fourth largest producer of starch, says it plans to start producing commercial volumes of a range of bioplasticisers and biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Roquette-Develops-Low-Toxicity-Bio-Alternatives-to-Phthalates-Bisphenol-A_31207.html
November 26, 2010
Huntsman and its partners say that there is an increasingly bright future for the development and use of new products derived from biomaterials, and that activities in this field are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Huntsman-Boosting-Innovation-through-Collaboration_31208.html
November 26, 2010
Philippe Michaud, chief technology officer/Huntsman Advanced Materials in an interview with CW outlines a range of biomaterials projects and other innovations that Huntsman is seeking...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Huntsman-Develops-Biomaterials-video_31184.html
November 24, 2010
Andre Genton, president/Huntsman Advanced Materials outlines plans for the business at its Technology Exchange Day meeting with academics and industry executives in Basel, Switzerland...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Huntsman-Outlines-Innovation-Plan-video_31183.html
November 23, 2010
Food and industrial starch supplier Penford (Centennial, CO) says it is developing a renewable-based replacement for perfluoronated acrylic polymers used to provide oil and grease...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Penford-Pursuing-PFOA-Replacement_31000.html
November 19, 2010
Brazilian petrochemicals firm Braskem (São Paulo) and trading company Toyota Tsusho (Nagoya, Japan) say a life-cycle assessment of Braskem’s polyethylene (PE) made from...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Life-Cycle-Assessment-of-Braskems-Green-PE-Shows-70-percent-Savings-in-GHG-Emissions_31101.html
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