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Velocys' commercial GTL plant in Oklahoma to go ahead

10:34 AM MDT | July 30, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Velocys (Oxford, UK), a technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), has made the final investment decision and will proceed with construction of a commercial GTL plant using its technology at the East Oak landfill site in Oklahoma, the...


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Chemical Heritage Foundation receives $3-million grant

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) announced today that it has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for the Arnold O. Beckman Legacy Project. This four-year project seeks to raise understanding and awareness of the...

Biotech firm Ceres to expand sorghum, sugarcane research in Brazil under innovation grant

Over the next four years, Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA)  will enhance its product-development programs in Brazil and expand its development activities in biotech traits for sorghum and sugarcane, the company announced today. The programs will now be funded...

Biofuels firm Leaf Technologies acquires biotechnology start-up

Lesaffre Fermentation Technologies (Leaf Technologies; Marcq-en-Baroeul, France), a subsidiary of Lesaffre Group (Marcq-en-Baroeul) has acquired Butalco (Fürigen, Switzerland), a company that develops new production processes for second-generation...

BASF expands innovation campus at Shanghai

BASF today broke ground on the second phase of its innovation campus Asia/Pacific at its Pudong site at Shanghai. The €90-million ($120.9 million) expansion consists of an additional regional R&D building and auxiliary facilities. Completion is...

Stora Enso acquires North American biotechnology company

Stora Enso (Helsinki) has acquired 100% of the shares of the Virdia (Danville, VA), a developer of extraction and separation technologies for converting cellulosic biomass into highly refined sugars and lignin, Stora Enso says. The  transaction was...

P2 Science collaborating with CT-based F&F firm

Renewable chemical firm P2 science (New Haven, CT) announced today that it has signed a manufacturing and marketing agreement with flavors and fragrances (F&F) firm Bedoukian Research (Danbury, CT). According to P2, products "with an existing market...

Evogene and Marrone Bio collaborate on biopesticides

Israeli plant genomics firm Evogene (Rehovot) and biopesticide maker Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI; Davis, CA) announced today that they have signed a multiyear, collaborative agreement targeting jointly discovering novel modes of biological action for insect...

Edeniq partners with Chinese firm to develop corn stover-to-industrial sugars technology

Edeniq (Visalia, CA), a cellulosic sugar producer, has signed a letter of intent with Global Bio-chem Technology Group (Hong Kong) to develop and commercialize processes to convert corn stover to industrial sugars for use in the production of chemicals...

GlaxoSmithKline licenses Codexis's protein engineering platform

Biocatalyst firm Codexis (Redwood City, CA) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have announced a license technology agreement worth up to $25 million in initial payments in addition to milestone and royalty opportunities to Codexis.  Under the terms of the deal...

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