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Biofuel news roundup

Ok, so there have been more news on biofuel than I thought. I should have posted this last week. In the meantime, I am also looking at some of the recent earnings report that came out. As the blog posted before about rising ethanol prices because of drought, it looks like this is also affecting […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The blog’s favorite motto: Better late than never. Here is this week’s news roundup. I will post another one on biofuels. Gevo ships bio-isobutanol productsGevo has shipped initial volumes of bio-isobutanol from its 250,000 gal/year plant in Luverne, Minnesota. Gevo is sending isobutanol to both chemical and non-automobile jet fuel customers. The company expects to […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I’d better put this out before this list gets longer. Some of the news that the blog missed for the past two weeks…. Grace and Braskem in catalystsW.R. Grace and Braskem have partnered on a multi-year collaboration to develop process technologies and catalyst solutions to produce green chemicals. The agreement is intended to advance the […]

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Biobased isobutanol updates

US bio-butanol producers Gevo and Butamax have been very busy churning out press releases while I was away, and the blog received another two from Gevo this morning.  Gevo announced today that it has partnered with Italy-based Beta Renewables to develop an integrated process for the production of cellulosic-based isobutanol. The project would combine Beta’s […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The green blogger is going on a part work/part vacation for the next two 2.5 weeks outside the US. I will try my hardest not to check my emails while I’m on vacation . Don’t miss me too much! Here are last week’s news roundup: BioTork collaborates with BASFUS biotechnology company BioTork expanded its collaboration […]

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Oleochemical news roundup

Solvay has announced this before but I guess this time, the project is for real as the company said it will build another 100,000 tonne/year epichlorohydrin (ECH) facility that will use refined glycerin for feedstock to be located in Taixing, China.   Solvay’s Thailand-based affiliate Vinythai will manufacture the glycerin-based ECH using Solvay’s Epicerol technology. […]

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Biofuel News Roundup

Sorry this has been a long time coming. I hope biofuel fans are not too mad at me… Enerkem starts waste-to-etoh plantMontreal-based Enerkem initiated production of cellulosic ethanol from waste materials at its demonstration facility in Westbury, Quebec. The primary purpose of the Westbury facility is to validate the technology process design before full-scale commercial […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The renewable chemical industry seems to be pretty quiet these days aside from a great news yesterday regarding the bio-PET collaboration between consumer brand companies Coca-Cola, Nike, P&G, Ford and Heinz. Just FYI to readers, the blog will be out of service from June 15 to July 4. Translation: The blogger will be traveling partly […]

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Big green chemical news

I set aside some of the news that came my way via email from Gevo, Segetis, Genomatica, LS9 and Solazyme.   Last week, Gevo announced that it has started the world’s first commercial-scale corn-based isobutanol production at its 22m gal/year ethanol facility in Luverne, Minnesota, which was retrofitted to produce 18m gal/year of isobutanol. Gevo’s […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I hope US readers had a great 3-day weekend. I sure did enjoy mine =). Unfortunately, given that ICIS’ production is based in the UK and next week is the Queens Jubilee where my colleagues will have 2 days off, we are now scrunched to file earlier this week so you might not hear too […]

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