Archive | December, 2011

Cereplast tightens European credit

In the renewable chemicals and bioplastic sectors, Europe has always been seen as the forefront of market commercialization given the region’s strict regulatory efforts that opens the way for more carbon emission-reducing chemicals and materials.   However, the growing Eurozone crisis, heightened business uncertainty and inventory trimming in Europe might lessen enthusiasm for any renewable […]

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Beyond Solar: BP exits business

It has been more than a year when the green blog reported about the closing of BP Solar’s manufacturing facility in Maryland, US. According to several news reports last week, BP finally admitted that it can’t handle the solar market and told its staff of 100 employees worldwide that it will fold its solar business after […]

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Coskata looking at bio-propylene

The blog normally does not cover IPOs (initial public offerings) filed by biofuel companies given that there are so many biofuel companies out there. But the one thing that caught the green blog’s attention in their $100m IPO announcement is that the company defined itself as a technology leader in renewable fuels and bio-based chemicals. […]

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Growth jumps for green chemicals

I hope everybody had a great holiday weekend and for those who are still on vacation (like me!!), enjoy the brief rest.   The blog is working on a list of top posts of 2011 but it might take awhile given that the blog had almost 200 posts to look into. In the meantime, let’s […]

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More Coca-Cola announcement tidbits

Here are some of  ”other” interesting information gathered from the Coca-Cola announcement last week about their plans for a 100% plant-based bottle packaging. For those who are not familiar with PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles, the resin is made from 30% MEG (monoethylene glycol) and 70% PTA  (purified terephthalic acid) by weight. Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle packaging is currently made with […]

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Semi-monthly news roundup

Finals has made me a grumpy green blogger yesterday but I just found out that I passed the semester course so all is well. In the meantime, I will try to do my best to post as much as I can before the year is out as I am starting my winter school program on […]

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Finals week

Lights off for the blog for now as the green blogger prepares for final exams on Tuesday. Postings will be back Wednesday. I can’t even shop this weekend. Darn!

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Coca-Cola picks Gevo, Virent, Avantium

So we finally got an announcement from Coca-Cola this morning about their plans for a fully renewable-based PlantBottle packaging and picked Virent, Gevo, Avantium as its new partners. If I have superpowers, I could have predicted those three companies based on my June 15 posting on bio-PET update (check my headline very carefully). It’s great to hear that these companies and the renewable […]

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Coca-Cola to announce PlantBottle partners

So I got home tonight from school (after an interesting exam) and guess what I found on my email? An invitation for Coca-Cola’s announcement on Thursday about a partnership announcement regarding their next-generation PlantBottle packaging. Of course I am super excited and hoping to get a slot for an interview with somebody from the press […]

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More Biofuel News

Trying to clean up my draft box. So far I have 83 posts waiting to come out (geez!). Here are the rest of recent biofuel news:   Mascoma, Valero in cellulosic ethanol JVMascoma has entered a joint venture deal with oil firm Valero Energy to develop and operate a 20m gal/year (expandable to 40m gal/year) […]

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