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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/10-year-Study-Links-Bisphenol-A-to-Future-Heart-Disease_41844.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/EU-Proposes-Innovation-Partnerships-for-the-Supply-of-Raw-Materials-Agricultural-Products_41822.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Cellulosic-Sugar-Supplier-Raises-$100-Million_41815.html
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)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/NatureWorks-and-BioAmber-Form-Biopolymer-Joint-Venture_41414.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Theres-More-to-the-Bioeconomy-than-Research_41363.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Europe-Unveils-Bioeconomy-Strategy_41328.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Ajinomoto-Toray-Industries-Sign-Biobased-Nylon-Development-Deal_41326.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Butamax-Says-it-is-Leading-the-Way-for-Biobutanol-Blendstock_41123.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/BASF-Invests-in-U-S-Based-Advanced-Materials-Company_40950.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Novozymes-Collaborates-on-Seaweed-to-Biofuels-Project-in-India_40926.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Cradle-to-Cradle-Manufacture-Flooring-Producer-Desso-Lays-Out-New-Approach_40781.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/U-K-Spin-out-Firm-to-Generate-BioButanol-from-Whiskey-Byproduct_40714.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Novozymes-to-Supply-Enzymes-for-Trash-to-Fuels-Project_40669.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Showa-Denko-Chooses-Myriant-to-Supply-Succinic-Acid-for-PBS-Efforts_40755.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Novamont-Genomatica-form-Joint-Venture-for-European-BioBDO-Production_40685.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/DSM-Brazilian-Biotech-Firm-Team-Up-In-Floor-Coatings_40578.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Penford-Targeting-Composite-Based-on-Starch-and-CO2-Sequestering-Polymer_40577.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Endeavour-Develops-Process-for-Groundbreaking-Liquid-Cathode-Fuel-Cell_40429.html
January 12, 2012
BASF researchers work to advance battery technology. BASF says it has acquired an undisclosed equity stake in lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery developer Scion Power (Tucson, AZ) for $50...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/BASF-Invests-$50-Million-in-Battery-Developer_40408.html
January 11, 2012
A group of U.S. scientists say they have successfully used solid materials based on fumed silica impregnated with polyethylenimine (PEI), a readily available and inexpensive polymeric...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Research-Polymer-based-System-Breaks-Records-for-Capture-of-CO2_40304.html
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