Archive | July, 2010

Elevance settles metathesis issue?

This is an interesting development when the blog heard that Elevance Renewable Sciences (they seem to be generating a lot of news lately) has licensed the metathesis technology patents 7,738,528 and 7,652,145, from German chemical company Evonik. I’ve been trying to find out more information about Evonik’s metathesis technology and to my surprise, the company […]

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Phthalate-free plasticizers demand rise

The green blog might have to postpone the BIO interviews to next week due to deadlines this week. For now, I’ll post bits and pieces of news that are already clogging the blog’s draft box, starting with this announcement from German specialty chemical company Lanxess. Lanxess said demand for phthalate-free plasticizers is growing so the […]

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BIO video interviews on industrial biotech

The green blog is still editing its own video interviews taken at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing conference. For now, here are videos provided by BIO, which shows what’s on the minds of several companies about this growing profitable world of industrial biotechnology: Genencor’s Vice President of Technology, Karl Sanford, discusses […]

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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 […]

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The future of biorefineries

The green blog is still transcribing tons of interviews and presentations from last week’s BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing conference held near Washington DC. For a few insights on what transpired at this fast-growing event, the blog suggests on visiting BIO’s official industrial biotech blog “Biofuels and Climate” by Paul Winters. One […]

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Green Chemistry awardees 2010

Also forgot to post this from last week! Congratulations to Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Codexis and LS9 for winning this year’s Presidential Green Chemistry awards given by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)! Dow and BASF won EPA’s Greener Synthetic Pathways Award for their joint development of Hydrogen Peroxide to Propylene Oxide (HPPO) process. The […]

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Green chemicals from June

Before I start working on my posts coming from the BIO Industrial Biotechnology conference, let me put out these new products launched last month… 1. Novozyme’s new enzyme – Novozymes launched a new enzyme, Spirizyme Excel, that converts more starch in corn, wheat, and other feedstocks into sugars which can be fermented to ethanol, thereby […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Hope you all had a good July 4th weekend! It has been a very hectic but productive last week and I have many juicy information from the recent industrial biotechnology conference I attended waiting to be posted. The blog will also post several video interviews from the conference as companies such as OPX Biotechnologies, Genomatica, […]

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