Archive | October, 2011

Myriant develops cellulosic succinic, lactic

Yesterday, US bio-succinic acid producer Myriant announced that it was able to develop a proprietary process for producing succinic acid, L(+) and D(-) lactic acid from cellulosic feedstocks. Myriant said this will enable them to produce low-cost price-stabled cellulosic-based chemicals around the world without being restricted to scarce availability and expensive food-based feedstocks. The company […]

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Biochem people on the move

I’ve been seeing a lot of movements within renewable chems within the past several weeks… Sam Kratzer has joined BioBased Technologies as the company’s chief operating officer. Kratzer comes to BioBased Technologies® most recently from Archway Sales where he was director of marketing. Archway is a distributor of Agrol® polyols, one of the products developed […]

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Plant oil-based foams in vogue

Yesterday, I attended Dow Chemical’s Investor Day event and got some interesting news on their bio-based chemicals portfolio including an update on their bio-polyethylene project in Brazil with Mitsui. One of their announcements was their development of soybean oil-based acoustical foam formulation under the the tradename BETAFOAM Renue. Dow said it is currently in trials […]

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