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Biofuel News Roundup

Compilation of biofuel news that came up within the past few weeks … Zeachem bags Itochu investmentJapan-based Itochu Corporation has acquired shares in Zeachem and the companies have teamed up to acquire partners in Japan as well as in the US to expand Zeachem’s technology worldwide. The two companies plan to create a new business […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I have to start working on my Bioplastek presentation soon or the organizers will never forgive me! Apologies for the expected less posting this month. There are also several earnings that came out the past week or so and I’ll try to post if there are any other relevant news from Solazyme, Codexis, Gevo, Amyris, […]

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Big green chemical news

So many news came out today and I haven’t had a sip of my already-lukewarm coffee yet!    First stop, Elevance and France-based specialty chemical company Arkema announced that the companies partnered to develop and produce renewable-based specialty plastics. Elevance will supply the raw material such as its 9-decenoic methyl ester from their biorefineries (one […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I had a great time attending Jim Lunt’s bioplastic seminar yesterday in Orlando, Florida, and hopefully can share some of the presenters’ insights in the next several days. In the meantime, two articles (out of three that I filed) came out on ICIS News last night and for those who are subscribers, you can access […]

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Biofuel news roundup

So many biofuel news that came out last week… Novozymes’ seaweed-to-biofuel R&DNovozymes is collaborating with India-based Sea6 Energy to develop a process for the production of biofuels from seaweed. The research alliance will use enzymes to convert seaweed-based carbohydrates to sugar, which can then be fermented to produce ethanol, fine chemicals, proteins and fertilizers. Novozymes […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I’m starting to prepare my bioplastic presentation for BIOPLASTEK 2012 on March 30 as well as studying for my first school exam this semester so bear with my empty blog this past few days.  On February 20, I’m also attending Jim Lunt’s pre-conference seminar on NatureWorks’ Innovation Takes Roots annual event in Orlando, so hopefully, I’ll […]

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Bioplastic news roundup

As I’ve said before this post, too much news clogging my draft box and it’s just the first month of the year. By the way, I will start working on a bioplastic article for ICIS Chemical Business’ green chemicals issue. I just wondered what particular topic readers would like to read about bioplastics. Let me […]

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Biofuel news roundup

Too much news piling my draft box…. US Biodiesel breaks 1bn gal markThe US biodiesel industry reached a key milestone by producing more than 1bn gallons of fuel in 2011, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Last year, 1.1bn gallons were produced exceeding the 800m gallon-target required under the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard. Previous […]

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Semi-Monthly News Roundup

The blog will still try to do a weekly news roundup but for now here are some of the news that came out the past two weeks: Genomatica licenses PROESAGenomatica has obtained exclusive worldwide rights to the PROESA process from Beta Renewables for butanediol (BDO) production from biomass through any fermentation-based process. The companies plan […]

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Renewables funding going strong

It looks like a good start for 2012 with several companies closing some good funding this month. New Zealand-based LanzaTech announced this week that it has bagged a total of US $55.8m in its series C round of financing led by the Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund. New investors include PETRONAS Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd […]

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