Archive | May, 2012

Siemens develop ABS plastic alternative

Researchers at technology company Siemens have developed an alternative material to polystyrene-based acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plastic made from renewable-based polymers and carbon dioxide.   The new material — a result of a three-year project funded by the German Research Ministry and in collaboration with BASF, Munich Techical University and the University of Hamburg scientists — is […]

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Dutch CSM focuses on biobased chems

Finals week is looming ahead and before I get bogged down with studying, let me post some of these recent news that came my way this week.    First is from Dutch food ingredients company CSM, the parent company of lactic acid producer Purac. CSM announced yesterday that it is leaving its global bakery products […]

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Metabolix update

As mentioned in the previous post, Metabolix management seems to be handling the company well after the Telles joint venture break-up with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) early this year. Before its first quarter 2012 earnings was announced on April 26 , the company has been putting out several press releases below: Metabolix Awarded Two U.S. […]

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Live Blog: BASF Sustainability Conference

<p><p><a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php?option=com_mobile&task=viewaltcast&altcast_code=efcf8333d8″ >BASF Sustainability Press Conference</a></p></p>

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Management reshuffle at green chems

I noticed the blog has been receiving a lot of notices on personnel changes within the renewable chemicals sector this year and the most recent one is Amyris’ top management team announced yesterday. According to Amyris, three of its management team – the president of global operations Mario Portela,  VP general counsel and corporate secretary […]

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Weekly News Roundup

There have been a lot of news in the past two weeks that the blog wasn’t able to cover, and news are still pouring in as my colleague Clay Boswell covers this week’s BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology conference in Orlando, Florida. The first big news for this week is Shell and Iogen’s announcement […]

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