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Matrìca green chemistry venture holds open day, new units to be added soon

10:13 AM MDT | October 10, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Matrìca, the 50-50 joint venture between Versalis and Novamont, today hosted the International Open Day at Porto Torres, Italy, which provided a chance for the European stakeholders attending the third Bioeconomy Conference in Turin to visit the newly...


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Fermentalg receives planning permission for industrial development unit

Industrial biotechnology firm Fermentalg (Libourne, France), which specializes in producing oils and proteins derived from microalgae, says it has received definitive planning permission for its industrial development unit at Libourne. The permit was obtained...

Shell Chemical offers gas-based fluids and solvents product portfolio

Shell has become the first organization to offer a globally available portfolio of natural gas–based fluids and solvents, Shell announced today. The high-purity paraffinic fluids are made from gas-to-liquids (GTLs) products manufactured at the...

Reverdia to license of biobased succinic acid technology

Reverdia (Geleen, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and starch manufacturer Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France), is licensing its biobased succinic acid technology trademarked Biosuccinium, the company announced at the European Forum for...

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...

ACC testifies to Senate against EPA's call for stricter ozone standards

ACC’s v.p./regulatory and technical affairs, Michael Walls, today testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority briefing at Lake Charles, LA, regarding EPA's anticipated proposal to lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard...

NatureWorks seeking soft loans to establish bioplastics industry in Thailand

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI; Bangkok) is seeking soft loans from the government to help establish a bioplastics industry in Thailand. The FTI is meeting with the Finance Ministry and other authorities to consider the loans program, which would...

European Commission urges Germany to act more against nitrate pollution in water

The European Commission says it is urging Germany to take stronger measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates. The latest figures submitted by Germany in 2012 show that pollution in ground- and surface water caused by nitrates is getting worse...

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...

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...

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