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Metabolix and CJ CheilJedang in a joint deal to produce renewable C4 chemicals [Registered]

Metabolix and the Korean industrial biotech company CJ CheilJedang (CJ) announced on 27th July the execution of a joint development agreement to advance production technology and assess investment options for […]

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Dow and Mitsui to build a biopolymers complex in Brazil [Registered]

Dow Chemical Co and Mitsui & Co Ltd have formed a joint venture to build a biopolymers complex in Brazil, using sugarcane ethanol to produce bioplastics for packaging. According to […]

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Nitrogen fertilizer production from lignocellulosic feedstocks [Registered]

The US firm SynGest plans to build a plant in MenIo, Iowa that will produce biobased ammonia fertilizer. The facility will be capable of processing 130,000 tonnes of corn cobs […]

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OPX Biotechnologies raises $36.5 million to commercialize the production of BioAcrylic [Registered]

OPX Biotechnologies Inc. (OPXBIO) announced on 7th July that it has raised $36.5 million from private equity financing. The investment will accelerate OPXBIO’s development and commercialization of renewable, bio-based chemicals […]

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Bio-based alternative for coated paper industry from EcoSynthetix [Registered]

EcoSynthetix has invented a biolatex binder produced from renewable feedstocks as an alternative to petrochemical binders. EcoSphere®, the company’s first biolatex product, is a dry biopolymer nanoparticle agglomerate powder that […]

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Cosan and Amyris to produce renewable base oils for the lubricants market [Registered]

Cosan and Amyris, announced on 13 June that they have formed a new company executed Novvi S.A., through a joint venture deal. The company will be based in Brazil company […]

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Polimeri Europa and Novamont to set up bio-based chemical complex in Sardinia [Registered]

Polimeri Europa (a subsidiary of Eni) and Novamont (biodegradable plastics producer) announced on 13th June the construction of a bio-based chemical complex in Porto Torres (Sardinia, Italy). The joint venture […]

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Genomatica plans to expand into the lucrative biochemicals sector [Registered]

Largely in response to interest in the biobased chemicals sector by Wall Street, Genomatica hopes to capitalize on this by planning to raise up to $150 million, possibly through a […]

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Nuplas seeks investors for biobased PLA for packaging [Registered]

Nuplas intends to develop and supply biobased Second Generation PLA (G2 PLA) using a patent-protected technology that converts lactides to PLA. Lactides are produced from carbohydrates from various crops via […]

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Zeachem partners with Proctor & Gamble to produce biochemicals [Registered]

Zeachem announced on 1st June “a binding multi-year joint development agreement with Procter & Gamble” for the production of biochemicals (and “other products” which were not specified). It is suggested […]

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