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Edeniq partners with Chinese firm to develop corn stover-to-industrial sugars technology

1:20 PM MDT | July 18, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

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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Evonik invests in biobased lubricants start-up Biosynthetic Technologies

Evonik Industries said today that it has closed on an equity investment in Biosynthetic Technologies (BT; Irvine, CA), a specialist in biobased lubricants. BT has developed and manufactures estolides, a new class of biobased synthetic oils that are used...

ExxonMobil to invest more than $1 billion in Antwerp refinery

Esso Belgium, a division of ExxonMobil, announced today that it plans to install a new delayed coker unit at its 320,000=bbl/day Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher-sulfur residual oils into transportation fuels products, such as marine gas oil and...

Russian firm plans oleochemicals plant in Alabuga SEZ

Russian joint stock company Gammachim (Moscow), a trader in oils, fats, and detergents, plans to build a higher fatty alcohols plant in the special economic zone (SEZ) of Alabuga, local reports say. Alabuga is the largest industrial SEZ in Russia and is 200...

England to introduce compulsory charge for plastic bags in most shops

England is to join the rest of the United Kingdom in introducing a compulsory charge on most plastic shopping bags. The proposal will be announced today in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament, in which the government sets out its legislative program for...

Deinove signs bioethanol agreements with Abengoa and Suez Environment

Deinove (Montpelier, France), a clean technology company that designs and develops new-generation industrial processes based on the exploitation of Deinococcus bacteria, today announced the signing of two agreements, one with Abengoa (Seville, Spain) and the...

DIB: German government policy on biotech is contradictory

The German association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt), at its annual press conference at Frankfurt today, criticize the contradictory character of the federal government’s current biotechnology policy. Discussions currently underway within...

South Korea first country to approve Bayer's new rice herbicide

Bayer's crop science division said today that South Korea has become the first country worldwide to approve its new rice herbicide, Council. Market launch in Korea is scheduled for 2015 with other major rice-growing countries in Asia to follow...

BASF first company in Europe to switch XPS production to new flame retardant

BASF announced today that it has become the first European manufacturer to have completely switched a production plant for extruded polystyrene rigid foam (XPS) to a new polymeric flame retardant (PolyFR).  Styrodur insulating panels produced at...

BIO 2014: Industrial biotech becoming an integral part of the chemical industry

Momentum in industrial biotechnology is accelerating as large-scale projects come online and biobased processes become part of strategic plans at large chemical companies. Over 1,100 executives across the industrial biotechnology, chemicals, and consumer...

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