Archive | June, 2011

Solazyme IPO analysis

  Let’s visit a bit on how Solazyme has been doing since it went public on May 26. I received this interesting analysis from the Buckingham Research Group on their June 7 coverage of Solazyme but unfortunately, I will not be able to share the report completely so I’ll just post some of the more […]

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Elevance to build 1st North American biorefinery

Elevance Renewable Sciences has finally chosen the site for its first commercial-scale biorefinery in North America as it bought a biofuels facility in Natchez, Mississippi, owned by Delta Biofuels. In a press release last Tuesday, Elevance said it will convert the 800,000 sq. ft facility into a world-scale biorefinery and derivatives operation with multi-phase project […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Hello blog readers,  missed me? =) My invincible therapist told me to go on a blog-free vacation for a few days hence the lack of social media communications lately. I might have to pay the price these next few weeks though as so many news (as usual) came out while I was away. The big […]

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Zeachem partners with P&G

As expected when it comes to dealings with Procter & Gamble (P&G), the green blog did not really get any worthwhile additional information to add to the recent press release announced by Zeachem this morning. Zeachem said it has formed a multi-year joint development deal with P&G in bio-based chemicals (and other products) beyond C2s. […]

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Bioplastics at Olympics 2012

UK’s National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials (NNFCC) noted that compostable plastics will be widely used next year at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The NNFCC and British Printing Industries Federation have been working with the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic games to ensure compostable food packaging is part of the event. […]

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Eni-Novamont builds biorefinery in Italy

The blog just recently mentioned Italy as a growing hotspot for bioplastic investments and less than a day after that, Italian bioplastic producer Novamont announced that it has partnered with Eni subsidiary Polimeri Europa for a joint venture, which will build and manage a EUR500m ($704m) biorefinery at the Porto Torres petrochemical facility in Italy. […]

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Weekly News Roundup

A really, really late news roundup from last week…. Metabolix bags $6m grant from DOEMetabolix has been awarded a $6m grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE), which the company will use for its research on polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) in switchgrass to allow co-production of chemicals and densified biomass. Metabolix also plans to further develop […]

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