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Abengoa licenses Dyadic technology

12:59 PM MDT | October 1, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Enzymes maker Dyadic International (Jupiter, FL) today announced that it has received a $500,000 licensing payment from Abengoa Bioenergy for commercial-scale production of Abengoa's proprietary cellulase enzymes, used for converting biomass into ethanol...


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GranBio begins production at second-generation bioethanol unit in Brazil

GranBio (São Paulo), an industrial biotechnology company, has initiated production at the first commercial-scale plant for second-generation bioethanol in the southern hemisphere, the company has announced. The so-called Bioflex-1 unit, built at...

Maverick Synfuels launches small-scale methane-to-methanol plants

Maverick Synfuels (Research Triangle Park, NC) has introduced the first small-scale, modular methane-to-methanol production plant that can be colocated at the methane source, the company has announced. Trademarked as the Maverick Oasis system, it allows...

Gevo boosts isobutanol output at Luverne

Isobutanol producer Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has commissioned the last phase of capital equipment for the side-by-side (SBS) production of ethanol and renewable isobutanol at its Luverne, MN plant—the first site to deploy its ethanol...

Murex to distribute DuPont's cellulosic ethanol

DuPont's industrial biosciences division today announced the selection of oil and gas distributor Murex (Addison, TX) to market the cellulosic ethanol produced from its $200-million, 30-million gal/year at Nevada, IA. Upon completion, the facility...

Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels receives $105-million USDA loan guarantee for waste-to-jetfuel biorefinery

USDA closed on a $105-million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels (Pleasanton, CA) to build a biorefinery to produce jet fuel from municipal solid waste at McCarran, NV, Fulcrum announced. The award was carried out via the Biorefinery Assistance Program...

Report: Echem studying $1.5-billion propylene project in Egypt

Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (Echem) says feasibility studies for a $1.5-billion propylene project at Alexandria, Egypt, and three other chemical projects, will be completed by 2015, according to a report in Daily News Egypt....

CB&I awarded technology, engineering contract for coal-to-chemicals plant in China

CB&I has been awarded a contract by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group (Beijing) for the license and engineering design of a grassroots petrochemicals complex to be built at Lingwu, Yinchuan City, in China's autonomous region of Ningxia, CB&I...

Waste-to-bioethanol plant to be built in Finland

North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB; Helsinki) has made an investment decision concerning the construction of a bioethanol plant on the Renforsin Ranta industrial estate, at Kajaani, Finland, the company says. The raw material for the plant will be sawdust from...

Amyris narrows loss

Biobased farnesene firm Amyris (Emeryville, CO) reports a second-quarter net loss of $35.5 million, compared to a net loss of $38.9 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales slipped 14.2%, to $9.3 million. Renewable product sales revenue was $4.4 million, a 5.4%...

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