Archive | April, 2012

Growing phthalate-free plasticizers

The blog is not that familiar with the plasticizer market although ICIS Chemical Business has been covering some part of this market in the form of phthalate plasticizers dioctyl phthalate (DOP), di-isosonyl phthalate (DINP) and feedstock phthalic anhydride. However, the blog has constantly been receiving news on alternatives development to phthalates DOP and DINP, which […]

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..And the biobutanol lawsuit goes on

Press releases of the back and forth bio-butanol patent lawsuits between Gevo and Butamax since March have piled up in the blog’s inbox, and more statements just came out yesterday, April 10. According to Gevo, the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has granted the company patent number 8,153,415 entitled “Reduced By-Product Accumulation for Improved […]

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ACS launches Green Chemistry contest

Want to win CA$H? Do you have a solid business plan? Do you want access to angel investors & venture capitalists? Organized by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®, the Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference is hosting the first ever Business Plan competition. This is your chance to showcase your solutions to some of the world’s […]

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Biofuel News Roundup

The blog is accumulating a lot of biofuel news for the past month. Last week, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the first application submitted  for registration of E15 ethanol (a blend of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline). Registration is a prerequisite to introducing E15 into the marketplace. Biofuel advocates are currently pushing for […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Yes, it’s been a week since I last blog and I definitely needed the time off as school is killing me. Fortunately, this week is a spring break so hopefully I’ll be more productive. We’ll start with our (semi-monthly) news round-up… EcoSynthetix commissions new plantCanada-based EcoSynthetix has commissioned a new 80m lb/year production line within […]

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