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Waste-to-energy projects going strong

I am still working on the weekly news roundup but this news about waste-to-energy keep popping up on my email inbox so we might as well take a brief look and see what’s going on in this sector. I have written an article on ICIS Chemical Business about the waste plastic-to-energy market last year where […]

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Green chem destination: Minnesota

The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota (BBAM) recently released its Bio-industrial processing roadmap for the advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals industry to provide information for investors, businesses and stakeholders. According to BBAM’s projections, direct and indirect employment in bioindustrial processing companies in Minnesota could total in excess of 13,000 by 2025, up from 2,000 last year. […]

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Boosting economy with biobased products

US producers of bio-based products will be happy to know that President Obama signed a presidential memo yesterday that requires the federal government via the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) BioPreferred Program to track and increase its purchases of products made from plants and other renewable agricultural materials. The memorandum directs federal agencies to take […]

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Glycerin glimpse in REG’s IPO

Do you know why the blog is interested in this $100m initial public offering (IPO) by America’s largest biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG)? Because aside from biodiesel, REG is also a major producer of crude glycerin, the chemical by-product of biodiesel manufacturing (10:1 ratio meaning a 10 lb biodiesel will yield 1 pound crude […]

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Growth jumps for green chemicals

I hope everybody had a great holiday weekend and for those who are still on vacation (like me!!), enjoy the brief rest.   The blog is working on a list of top posts of 2011 but it might take awhile given that the blog had almost 200 posts to look into. In the meantime, let’s […]

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Bio-jet fuel momentum soaring high

It seems like almost every week I’ve been seeing news about the use of biofuel in commercial airlines and I’ve even wrote a story about it on ICIS Chemical Business (link for subscribers only) when United Airlines announced its commercial demonstration flight from Texas to Chicago using 40% algae-derived jet fuel developed by Solazyme and […]

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Amyris and Michelin in bio-isoprene

Okay, let’s start with this one after numerous “green chemical-related” press releases (and webcasts) came out and still coming out this week – at a critical time when I’m chained to deadlines for ICIS Chemical Business (ICB)…such is life.   Amyris is on fire as usual with various collaboration announcement but this one to me […]

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Is bio-based BDO for real?

This is an article from ICIS Chemical Business published on May 16 and written by ICIS colleague Brian Balboa. Brian handles the ICIS pricing report on US butanediol (BDO) and he was able to talk to his contacts in the industry about bio-BDO and what they think about its developments. ———————————————   The debate over […]

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Bright biofuel future

I previously mentioned the US government’s plan to invest up to $510m within the next three years as well as to partner with the private sector in producing advanced biofuels for use in military and commercial transportation.The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Navy will collaborate with private firms to […]

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Calling consultants out there!

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership contacted me if I know any consultants out there that are interested in their project below. The truth is I don’t really know who to recommend so I’m going to give everybody their chance to contact the group — just don’t contact me on this unless you want to say thanks […]

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