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March 20, 2012
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT), a biotech start-up, says it has successfully scaled-up its patented bioprocess for making the building block chemical glucarate from the lab to...
March 20, 2012
Researchers from Japan and the U.S. have developed a proton-responsive ligand and a homogeneous iridium catalyst which together enable the controlled storage and release of...
March 7, 2012
A new study following 1,619 people over 10 years shows that healthy people with higher urine concentrations of Bisphenol A (BPA) subsequently were more likely to develop heart disease...
March 6, 2012
The European Commission has proposed that the region takes “decisive action” to accelerate innovation relating to key raw materials, and agricultural products, by...
March 6, 2012
Cellulosic sugar manufacturer Viridia (Redwood City, CA), formerly HCL CleanTech, says it has raised $100 million in public and private financing to fund its first commercial-scale...
February 16, 2012
Cargill’s NatureWorks (Minnetonka, MN) polylactic acid (PLA)-based biopolymer subsidiary and biobased succinic acid firm BioAmber have formed a joint venture to develop and manufacture compounded resins from PLA and polybutylene succinate (PBS)....
February 15, 2012
The European Commission published its long-awaited strategy on the bio-based economy, or bioeconomy on Monday.  The Strategy for 'Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy...
February 13, 2012
The European Commission adopted a coherent, interdisciplinary action plan today for creating a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe that underscores the sector’s role in...
February 13, 2012
Ajinomoto and Toray Industries say they have entered into an agreement to begin joint research for manufacturing the nylon raw material 1,5-pentanediamine (1,5-PD) from the amino acid...
February 9, 2012
While recent biofuels headlines have been dominated by cellulosic ethanol, a biofuels producer backed by industrial biotechnology pioneer DuPont and fuels giant BP has been quietly...
February 1, 2012
BASF Venture Capital, a BASF subsidiary, says it has participated in a $27 million financing round by investing $5 million in Solidia Technologies (Piscataway, NJ), a start-up company...
January 31, 2012
Enzymes group Novozymes says it has created an “exploratory research agreement” with Sea6 Energy (Chennai, India), a start-up biotech firm, to jointly develop an enzymatic...
January 26, 2012
Desso (Waalwijk, the Netherlands), a manufacturer of carpets and flooring systems made from materials such as nylon 6, nylon 6,6 and polypropylene (PP), in 2007 changed its business...
January 26, 2012
Celtic Renewables (Edinburgh, U.K.), a biotech company developing a process for converting whiskey byproducts into biobutanol and other biochemicals, has been launched yesterday. The...
January 25, 2012
Novozymes says it will supply enzymes to cleantech start-up Fiberight (Catonsville, MD) for a $59.5 million retrofit of a Blairstown, IA corn ethanol production unit to...
January 25, 2012
Showa Denko says it has selected Myriant (Quincy, MA) to supply biobased succinic acid for its polybutylene succinate (PBS) production. The deal endorses Myriant’s low-cost...
January 24, 2012
Novamont (Novara, Italy) and Genomatica (San Diego, CA) say they have signed a definitive agreement establishing a joint venture between the two companies. Novamont will have a...
January 18, 2012
DSM says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brazil-based biotech firm Empresa  Brasileira de Biotechnologia (Ebrabiotech) to launch castor-oil based ingredients for...
January 18, 2012
Food and industrial starch supplier Penford (Centennial, CO) and renewable plastics firm Novomer (Waltham, MA) says they have signed a joint development agreement to accelerate the...
January 17, 2012
ACAL Energy (Runcorn, U.K.), a fuel cell technology company, has hired Endeavour Speciality Chemicals (Daventry, U.K.) to scale up a process for making a novel, liquid, non-precious...
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