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November 10, 2011
Protéus (Nîmes, France), a biotech firm recently has been granted a U.S. patent for protein engineering and directed evolution in the manipulation of organisms for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Biotech-Firm-Proteus-Awarded-U-S-Patent-for-Protein-Engineering_38974.html
November 9, 2011
Nandan Cleantec (Hyderabad, India), a biofuels start-up, today has listed on the AIM (London) stock exchange. The company has raised £16.1 million ($25.6 million) in the listing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Biofuel-Company-Lists-on-U-K-Stock-Exchange_38946.html
November 4, 2011
Thomas: Plastics from CO2. Lohec: Pragmatic approach. Van Beurden: Big in biofuel. Hawkins: Collaboration is key. Leading chemical makers continue to save costs through...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Sustainability-Focus-Shifts-from-Cost-Reduction-to-Profit-Optimization_38616.html
November 4, 2011
Amyris, an Emeryville, CA-based producer of renewable chemicals, has acquired Draths (Lansing, MI), Amyris CEO John Melo told investors during a recent conference call. Draths has...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Amyris-Acquires-Draths_38821.html
October 26, 2011
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA), a company commercializing biobased n-butanol as a renewable chemical and fuel, says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Rhodia to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Rhodia-and-Cobalt-Planning-n-Butanol-Biorefineries-in-Latin-America-Updated_38412.html
October 19, 2011
Europe needs to step up its investment in biotech R&D and establish supportive regulatory policies if it is to keep pace with the U.S. in the biotech sector, says Stephan Tanda...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/EU-Trails-U-S-on-Biotech-R-and-D-Spending-Capability-is-Building_38404.html
October 17, 2011
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) says it has expanded its commercial development deal with consumer goods giant Unilever. The two firms have been collaborating since 2009 to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Unilever-Solazyme-Extend-Renewable-Oils-Collaboration_38364.html
October 12, 2011
Recycling airport de-icer, comprised mostly of propylene glycol (PG), rather than cleaning it in a wastewater treatment plant, reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 40%-50%, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Recycling-De-Icer-Cuts-Carbon-Emissions_38246.html
October 11, 2011
Tests by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL; Dayton, OH) have concluded that a plant-derived jet fuel produced by Virent (Madison, WI) and using Shell and Virent technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Bio-Jet-Fuel-Passes-U-S-Air-Force-Tests_38225.html
October 10, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) says it has developed polycarbonate and polyurethane materials to replace glass in automotive applications that are up to half the weight of glass. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Bayer-Makes-Environmental-Case-for-Replacing-Automotive-Glazing-with-Polycarbonate_38184.html
October 6, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) continues to accrue an impressive list of partners as it ramps up production of farnesene, a versatile C15 hydrocarbon and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Amyris-Builds-Post-IPO-Momentum_37886.html
October 3, 2011
DSM announced this week that it is adding adipic acid, a precursor to nylon 6,6 , polyurethanes, solvents and resins, to its list of target biobased chemicals. Adipic acid is an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/DSM-Adds-Adipic-Acid-to-Biobased-Chemical-Efforts_37948.html
September 30, 2011
Johnson Controls (Milwaukee) says it has completed the buyout of its lithium ion (Li-ion) vehicle battery jv with Saft and acquired rights to certain Saft Li-ion technologies for $145...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Li-ion-Battery-JV-Dissolved_37974.html
September 29, 2011
Simbol Materials (Pleasanton, CA) says it has begun production of high purity lithium carbonate at its new 500 m.t./year Brawley, CA facility. The company is extracting lithium from...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/California-Start-up-Enters-Lithium-Market-with-Bolt-On-Separation-Technology_37962.html
September 28, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has partnered with tire giant Michelin to develop and commercialize isoprene made from renewable sources.  Under the terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Michelin-Taps-Amyris-for-Biobased-Isoprene_37922.html
September 28, 2011
Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), a cellulosic sugar start-up backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Menlo Park), has unveiled a low-cost pathway to extract sugar from biomass using only water, pressure, and heat....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Renmatix-Emerges-From-Stealth-Mode-with-Biorefining-Breakthrough_37921.html
September 26, 2011
Photo courtesy of West Virginia Department of Commerce (www.wvcommerce.org). Kureha PGA, a subsidiary of Kureha Corp. (Tokyo), says it has begun operations at a previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Kureha-Begins-PGA-Production_37817.html
September 22, 2011
Protéus (Nimes, France), a biotech firm and subsidiary of PCAS (Longjumeau, France) has successfully completed a development milestone in a project for Syngenta to optimize...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Syngenta-Progresses-Optimization-of-Sugar-Cane-for-Biofuel_37733.html
September 21, 2011
Electrochaea (St. Louis, MO), a start-up company says it plans to begin industrial-scale testing of a proprietary anaerobic technology that converts waste CO2 and excess electric power...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/U-S-Firm-Pilots-Technology-to-Convert-Excess-Electricity-Waste-CO2-into-Natural-Gas_37709.html
September 20, 2011
Mascoma (Lebanon, NH), a renewable fuels and chemicals firm targeting the conversion of hardwood biomass feedstocks, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) worth up to $100...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/biofuels/Mascoma-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_37685.html
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