Archive | August, 2011

Gevo partners with Sasol

Ok, not much information given for this announced partnership between bio-isobutanol producer Gevo and South Africa-based chemical company Sasol yesterday during Gevo’s second quarter earnings conference call. According to Gevo, the companies have entered a 3-year commercial off-take supply of bio-isobutanol to Sasol starting in 2012. Gevo anticipates the utilization of majority of their 2012 […]

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Amyris Partners with Kuraray

This news from Amyris is interesting given my article on biobased chemicals for rubber manufacturing published today on ICIS Chemical Business. Amyris announced today that it has partnered with Japanese chemical company Kuraray to develop high-performance polymers using Amyris’ Biofene. The farnesene-based molecule will be used to replace petroleum-derived feedstock such as butadiene and isoprene. […]

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BASF, Purac to form bio-succinic JV

German chemical company BASF and Dutch starch derivatives manufacturer Purac (a subsidiary of CSM) finally laid out their business plans for their bio-succinic acid collaboration and announced today that they are aiming to be the first commercial bio-succinic acid producer in the market with a 25,000 tons/year capacity that will be located in Purac’s site […]

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