Archive | January, 2011

DuPont expands industrial biotech biz

2011 seems to be starting with a big bang for industrial biotech after hearing two acquisitions activities worth billions of dollars within a month. After DSM’s announcement of its $1.09bn acquisition of Martek late December, DuPont announced yesterday its $6.3bn acquisition of food ingredients company Danisco, which has big enzymes and burgeoning biofuels/biomaterials businesses. Many […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Big news this week is DuPont’s acquisition of Danisco for $6.3bn. We will analyze more about the implication of this acquisition in another post in terms of DuPont expanding its industrial biotechnology (and biofuels) portfolio. Meanwhile, last week saw a slew of  more biofuel news as you can see in this week’s roundup: Qteros joins […]

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Perspective on bioplastics – Jim Lunt & Associates

Here is an industry insight on bioplastics from Jim Lunt of Jim Lunt and Associates, LLC. The blog asked his opinions on the industry’s performance in 2010 and his perspectives on the trends for 2011. ———————————————- 2010 was a pivotal growth year for bioplastics after the economy-induced flat period of 2009. Several prominent studies projected […]

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Two events in one month

On top of school — yes, it’s back to school again! — I will be attending two great events within the span of a month, which would make me a very busy girl. The first one is the American Cleaning Institute (formerly the Soap and Detergent Association) annual meeting which will be held from Jan. […]

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Spilled animal fat in Houston channel

ICIS News (subscription only) has been reporting this spilled animal fat in Houston Ship Channel today. Some 250,000 gallons of beef tallow leaked on early Tuesday evening from ruptured storage tank owned by Jacob Stern & Sons Inc., a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based agricultural products company. About 15,000 gallons of the beef fat ended up on […]

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BioAmber in Cargill succinic acid deal

That’s right folks, you read it first right here on the Green blog. We just received a scoop that BioAmber (formerly DNP Green Technology) is developing a new generation of microorganism for succinic acid production under exclusive license from Cargill. As soon as this microorganism is ready for commercial action, BioAmber plans to use it […]

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Green Chemicals 2011 outlook

After the dark economic events of 2009, 2010 is a brighter year for renewable chemical/industrial biotechnology/green chemistry companies as far as project milestones, investment activities and company exposures are concerned. More traditional chemical [and petroleum] companies are jumping into the concept of using renewable-based feedstock as alternative to petroleum, as well as expanding investments in […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I hope everybody had a great holiday off and wishing all a successful 2011 ahead! As expected, news were thin for the last week of the year. The green blogger managed to scrap some interesting news and currently trying to rack her brains for some brilliant 2011 industry insights all the while trying to meet […]

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