Archive | August, 2012

Metabolix to produce PHA with Antibioticos

I am still trying to catch up with news from last week and here was another big one that came from bioplastic producer Metabolix.   If readers recall, Metabolix had a fall out with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) early this year and had since then been looking for alternative plans to produce its polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) resins […]

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Genomatica Withdraws IPO

Christophe Schilling, Genomatica CEO So the blog found out yesterday that Genomatica withdraws its $100m IPO (initial public offering), which it registered with the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) in August last year.   Unfortunately, the news was under embargo so I was not able to post it immediately. According to Genomatica’s SEC statement […]

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Cobalt, Rhodia to build n-butanol demo plant

So the blog just had its interview with Genomatica with some juicy details, which unfortunately, will have to wait until tomorrow. In the meantime, bio-butanol producer Cobalt Technologies announced today that it is moving forward with plans to build a bagasse-based n-butanol demonstration facility in Brazil alongside its partner Rhodia, a France-based specialty chemicals company […]

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