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DSM inaugurates solar technologies demonstration center in India

1:31 PM MDT | September 30, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

DSM today inaugurated its solar technologies demonstration center at its engineering plastics facility at Pune, India. The center was built to demonstrate and showcase the performance of DSM's innovations in solar technology and will also reduce the...


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Poterro, Bunge plan pilot study on sucrose technology in Brazil

Biofeedstock company Proterro (Ewing, NJ) and Bunge Global Innovation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bunge (White Plains, NY), will carry out a pilot study of Proterro’s sucrose production technology in Brazil, Proterro announced. Under a joint...

Total invests in energy crop start-up NexSteppe

The venture capital arm of French energy group Total announced today that it is investing in NexSteppe (Malibu, CA), a start-up that specializes in tailoring sorghum seeds for biopower, biofuel, and biobased products. NexSteppe, founded in 2010, uses...

Deinove and Sofiprotéol collaborate in biobased feed additives development program

Deinove (Montpelier, France), a clean technology company that designs and develops new-generation industrial processes based on the exploitation of bacteria, today announced it has signed a three-year collaboration agreement with Sofiprotéol, the...

Bayer CropScience forecasts significant growth in agchems markets, confirms capex plans

Bayer CropScience (BCS), the world’s second largest agricultural chemicals producer, at its annual press briefing in Monheim, Germany today said that it is optimistic about future development of the agchems markets and it will continue to invest...

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes advance with biobased acrylic acid manufacture

Cargill and Novozymes today announced a new milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. They have demonstrated the conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) to glacial acrylic acid and...

CO2-to-chemicals start-up closes $15-million financing round

Liquid Light (Monmouth Junction, NJ) says it has closed a $15-million B-series financing round with new investors, including Sustainable Conversion Ventures (Sun Lakes, AZ), which focuses on renewable fuels and chemicals investments. Existing investors...

EU-funded research identifies 30 plant molecules that could substitute synthetic ingredients

Researchers have identified 30 promising molecules as part of the European Union-funded Agrocos project, which is prospecting the plant world for natural substitutes to synthetic ingredients currently used in cosmetics and in crop protection products such as...

Finnish pulp company plans demo unit for Virdia's cellulosic sugar platform

Stora Enso, a Helsinki-based forestry products company, says it will invest €32 million ($43 million) facility at Raceland, LA, for demonstration and market development of Virdia’s (Danville, IA) extraction and separation technology for converting...

POET-DSM commissions cellulosic ethanol plant

Project Liberty. POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels (Sioux Falls, SD), a joint venture between Royal DSM and POET, has opened Project Liberty, its world-scale cellulosic ethanol plant at Emmetsburg, IA. Project Liberty will process 770 tons of corn cobs, leaves...

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