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Weekly News Roundup

For those who thought the blog forgot its Weekly News Roundup, I was actually considering not doing it this week as I wasn’t able to compile them last week. Fortunately, my Google Reader came to the rescue! Here are last week’s news in no particular order. I will put a separate post about the DOE’s […]

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More Venture Capital for green chems

Renewable chemical companies seem to be getting better in raising money from venture firms these days. An article from Reuters cited the recent news (which I also posted in my news roundup) about biosuccinic acid producer DNP Green Technology raising $12m from venture firms Sofinnova Partners, Mitsui & Co., Venture Partners, Samsung Ventures Investment Corp., […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Ok, so I lied. I was able to compile several news after all after trying to clean out most of my unread emails from last week. As previously mentioned, there seems to be more news coming in every time I travel. Or maybe I’m just getting paranoid. Here are last week’s news in no particular […]

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Eyewear looking at green chems

Eyewear manufacturers like what they see when it comes to renewable-based chemicals. According to Japanese chemical company Teijin, their new plant-based heat-resistant bioplastic BIOFRONT will be the first bioplastic to be used for all plastic parts of an eyeglass frame. The frames were developed in collaboration with Tanaka Foresight Inc., which Teijin said manufactures and […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Vacation is over and news are piling up. Here are last week’s supposed weekly news roundup but was never done in the green blog’s eagerness to skip town early this week. The good news: there’s another one coming up on Monday! I can’t believe summer’s almost over! Sugar in deicers Midwest Agri Commodities will supply […]

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Global green chems worth $45bn

I’ve been waiting for some figures from consultants about the possible current worth of renewable chemicals and one finally arrived from a Delaware-based firm called Markets and Markets. They estimated the global renewable chemicals market to be worth $45bn this year and is expected to reach $59.1bn by 2014, with an aggregate growth rate of […]

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