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Chemical Industry Weekly Innovation News Round-up, Aug 5

4:58 AM MDT | August 5, 2011 | Alex Scott

The pace of change as chemical manufacturers strive to develop chemicals from biomass biofeedstocks is relentless: Amyris (Emeryville, CA), a biotech company that has developed a technology platform based on the use of engineered yeasts, has announced a collaboration with the Japanese materials and chemicals firm Kuraray to develop bio-based replacements for petrochemical components that go into its high-end polymers. Amyris’s deal makers must be exhausted; this deal follows hot on the heals of an agreement with Boeing and other partners to make renewable...

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