Industrial biotech announcements

As I’ve mentioned before, it was a pretty busy 3-day event last week at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing conference. Here’s Brent Erikson BIO Executive Vice President discussing some of the highlights at this year’s conference:

Several companies took the opportunity to announce recent milestones and various joint ventures. Here are some of them:

DSM and Roquette to start bio-based succinic acid joint venture

DSM announces breakthrough in technology for second generation biofuels

Elevance Renewable Sciences Announces Joint Venture With Wilmar International to Build World Scale Biorefinery

Elevance Renewable Sciences Commercializes Novel Specialty Chemicals at Joint Venture Manufacturing Facility in Asia

Iowa Gains Momentum as Major Provider of Biorenewables

Genomatica Delivers Pilot-Scale Validation in Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing

ZeaChem Confirms Ethanol Biorefining Process

The green blogger was of course busy covering the event and writing up stories for ICIS News. For those who are subscribers, you can access them here:

DSM, Roquette Fréres sign succinic acid joint-venture agreement

US’ Rivertop Renewables to sell glucaric acid in 2013

Biorefining industry can boost global economy – report

France’s Roquette plans alternatives to phthalates, polycarbonate

Dutch DSM JV to build 10,000 tonne/year bio-succinic acid plant

US DuPont makes deal with biosuccinic acid JV Bioamber

Algae, biomass-based biofuels remain uneconomical – capitalist

US Genomatica drops bio-MEK, focuses on bio-BDO

Elevance-Wilmar JV to produce dibasic acids in Indonesia

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