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Weekly News Roundup

Here is my (semi)weekly news roundup which has been stewing for a while in my draft box. School is over for now and I’m glad to announce that I am moving on to the next semester. Hopefully, this summer will be more productive for the blog. FMC launches environmental unitFMC Corp. has launched FMC Environmental […]

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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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Green chem products list

It has been a looong time since I last posted any product introductions and this has been in my  draft box for far too long. I hope these product news are still useful to readers. PLASTICS: Henkel – New additives for high-performance bioplastics Minerals Technologies Inc. Announces a New Product Line for Bioplastics Applications Cortec® […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Now that my sugar-based surfactant story on ICIS Chemical Business is out of the way — that will be published and distributed next week at the ICIS World Surfactants Conference — here is the blog’s news roundup from last week. I also included bits of news that I just came across my email inbox from […]

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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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Big green chemical news

Again, my apologies for the sparse blog. Too many things going on with work and school. As you’ve probably seen by now, I am currently here in Arlington, Virginia, to blog live at the BIOPLASTEK Conference. The session will start soon but in the meantime, here are news that came up within the past 24 […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I’m bummed out by the result of my exam grades today….On the other hand, I got my new (and first) Ipad!! Yipee! Rivertop Renewables starts contract manufacturing Rivertop Renewables has contracted DTI, a fine and specialty chemical contract manufacturer in Danville, Virginia, to pilot at initial 850 lbs/run the manufacture of Rivertop’s glucarate-based products. Product […]

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Increasing bioplastic capacity

Miss me? Sorry for the long hiatus on posting, too many things going on including exams and finishing my presentation for the BIOPLASTEK conference, not to mention magazine deadlines.   My bio-PX/PTA story just came out this week in ICIS Chemical Business’ Green Chemicals issue, which seems to be mostly focusing on bioplastics. Here are […]

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