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Canadian, US firms establish JV to develop on-demand ammonia technology

8:30 AM MDT | April 15, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Jourdan (Mississauga, ON), Autris (Los Angeles), and Process Research Ortech (PRO; Mississauga) have signed a term-sheet agreement covering the formation of a joint venture to investigate, develop, and commercialize a patentable technology for the production...


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Graphene NanoChem and Emery Oleochemicals form JV to develop enhanced specialty chemical additives

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Amyris starts selling biobased farnesene online

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Cool Planet closes series-D financing round on target

Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) has closed its series-D financing round at the targeted $100 million, the company announced. All of the current strategic and venture investors added to their investment in this round, and the company says it...

LanzaTech raises $60 million in Series D round

LanzaTech (Roselle, IL), a company developing technology to convert waste gas streams into low-carbon liquid fuels and chemicals, says it has raised $60-million in a series D funding round.  The round was led by Mitsui & Co. with a $20 million...

UK, US firms sign GTL manufacturing partnership

Velocys (Oxford, UK), a developer and supplier of smaller-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, announced a new manufacturing partnership with and share-purchase by Shiloh Industries (Valley City, OH). Alongside the partnership commitment, Shiloh has...

US start-up develops cost-advantaged process to make high-volume chemicals from CO2

Liquid Light (Monmouth Junction, NJ) has unveiled a process for the production of high-volume chemicals from carbon dioxide (CO2), showcasing its demonstration-scale "reaction cell" and confirming the potential for cost-advantaged process economics...

Turkish firm receives €10-million EBRD loan

Nedex (Istanbul), a producer of specialty chemicals, has received €10 million ($13.6 million) in European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London)  funding, the bank has announced. The loan is aimed at helping Nedex continue developing...

ADM invests in biobased nylon start-up

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Evogene launches technology for identifying new herbicide targets

Israeli plant genomics firm Evogene (Rehovot) announced today that it has launched a new computationally based target discovery platform for novel chemical herbicides. Evogene says the PoinTar platform identifies key molecules that are responsible for...

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