Archive | August, 2011

Guest post: Dr. Joaquin Barroso-Flores

This is an insight from Dr. Joaquin Barroso-Flores about the future of Green and Sustainable Chemistry. ————————– As an Associated Research Fellow at the Joint Center for Sustainable Chemistry Research, I’m frequently reminded that there is little consensus in the scientific community about the difference between “green” and “sustainable” chemistry. Many ask, are they synonyms? […]

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Plastic from beef waste

Before I go home and prepare for Hurricane Irene, let me post this interesting news from the University of Alberta in Canada about their development of bioplatic using waste beef carcasses. The researchers said they are hoping to divert tonnes of protein waste from landfills across North America as well as boost flagging profit levels […]

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Weekly News Roundup

As soon as I came back, earthquake hits the East Coast on Tuesday and a big hurricane is heading towards here as well. I think this is a sign that I need more vacation…Stay safe for those who live in the East Coast! Several big news came up last week while I was out and […]

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Bio-butanol patent fight continues

The blog has been following the biobutanol patent issues between Butamax and Gevo since August 9. Last week, however, Gevo announced its request to the US Patent and Trademarked Office (USPTO) to invalidate Butamax’s patent 7,851,188 issued on December 2010, which covers biocatalysts that Butamax developed to produce isobutanol. Gevo is also filing a second […]

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Albemarle, Amyris on renewable base oil

I think my posting strategy when it comes to Amyris is to wait for a few more days as they keep putting out several press releases almost everyday. One big announcement this week was its supply partnership with chemical firm Albemarle on synthetic renewable base oils (“synthetic renewable” — I like this word…). Albemarle will […]

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Genomatica files for IPO

The market may be in upheaval but that doesn’t deter renewable chemical company Genomatica from filing an IPO (initial public offering) worth up to $100m on the NASDAQ stock exchange today.  Source: Buckingham Research, ICIS The green blogger was out on vacation last week and so was not able to post Genomatica’s recent announcement on […]

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Biofuel news roundup

Here are recent news on the biofuels market getting stale in my draft box… Bharat Renewable Energy Forms Alliance with SG Biofuels Praj Contracted a US$ 22 mln Ethanol Plant Order in Colombia Lignol and FPInnovations sign joint development and commercialization agreement. Joule Awarded Patents for High-Volume Ethanol Production from Sunlight and CO2 ITOCHU, Bunge […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Guess where I’m heading for vacation this week? The green blogger will be offline until August 22 so I will leave you this weekly news round-up and maybe (just maybe) a roundup of biofuel news as well…   Coming soon is a preview of my story about Mitsubishi Chemical’s renewables strategies, the full story of […]

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Solazyme, Bunge in sugar JV

Is this a signal from Bunge that it is ready to be a big-time player in the agri-based industrial chemicals market? The blog saw this news from Solazyme yesterday about their sugar deal with agribusiness company Bunge. The companies actually started their partnership in August 2010 when Bunge started investing in Solazyme. In May this […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Apologies to the blog readers for this very late news roundup. It has been a busy week full of meetings and conference calls. The good part is that there had been a lot of green news as well. Have a great weekend everybody! DuPont expands in solar DuPont has acquired California-based Innovalight Inc., a company […]

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