Archive | October, 2011

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CEO Interview: Blue Marble Biomaterials

The blog was able to interview the CEO of Seattle-based Blue Marble BioMaterials Kelly Ogilvie and get to know the company. At first the blog compared Blue Marble BioMaterials (we’ll call it BMB for short) to Allylix and Amyris as the company also aims to target the food, flavorings and cosmetic markets with their fermentation-based […]

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Amyris buys Draths

I guess you could call this Halloween a nice treat for Michigan-based Draths Corporation as the blog found Amyris’ intention in an October 28 filing notice at the US Security and Exchange Commission to buy Draths for an undisclosed sum. Draths, if readers don’t know this company yet, has the fermentation technology to produce renewable-based […]

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Big Bioplastic News

These are some of the bioplastic news that have been piling up in my draft box for the last several months. I am actually working on a bioplastic article for ICIS Chemical Business’ November 21 green chemicals issue so these are worth looking over especially as I am focusing more on the consumer side of […]

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CHEMTEX forges new renewables deals

Italian chemical firm Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G) and its engineering and technology subsidiary Chemtex have been very busy this year with regards to partnerships and collaborations on the renewable chemicals and biofuels front. The recent ones are Chemtex’s collaborations with Brazilian biofuels and biochemicals company GraalBio Investimentos SA and the formation of BETA RENEWABLES […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The blog apologizes for the delay in my NatureWorks/PTT interview story on ICIS Chemical Business. This was supposed to come out and October 24 and will now be out on November October 31. In the meantime, here is a free access link on my story about Japanese chemical companies and their renewables chemicals strategies. The […]

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BioAmber, Lanxess in bio-plasticizers

So many news that came out while I am away (Solazyme, Amyris, Cobalt Technologies, Chemtex…). Thank goodness for free wifi in Vienna airport so I have 15 minutes to write this post about BioAmber and Lanxess working on biosuccinic-based plasticizers. By the way, just wanted to let my readers know that I already suspected some […]

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ICIS Oleochemicals Conference Day 2

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ICIS Oleochemicals Conference Day 1

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Weekly News Roundup

Yes, this week’s news roundup is one day early (or four days late I guess) as the blogger is going to be in the middle of a big editorial board meeting this Friday and trying to promote the blog’s course towards fame (back me up here now my faithful readers!). I might also be able […]

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PTTCH to buy NatureWorks

It’s 12 midnight and my school exam Tuesday night was not exactly pretty so here I am scanning news reports (because I can’t sleep) and I saw this one from Thailand-based The Nation about PTT Chemical reportedly buying 50% of NatureWorks for $150m (Baht 4.6bn). The blog already reported rumors of this floating around a […]

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