International Sugar Journal

Ambient nitrogen exploited to produce new products [Full subscriber]

a team of Yale university chemists have found a way to combine atmospheric nitrogen with benzene to make aniline, which is a precursor used to make a variety of synthetic products.

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Anellotech to build commercial-scale plant to produce biobased BTX [Full subscriber]

The biotech start-up Anellotech says it has validated its Bio-TCat technology by achieving commercially-targeted yields of aromatic chemicals, such as benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX), in its TCat-8 pilot unit in Silsbee, Texas during six months of continuous process operations.

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Anellotech to scale up biobased production of BTX [Registered]

The US-based biotech start-up Anellotech recently announced significant progress in its Bio-TCat technology development program and has begun planning for scale-up design and engineering of a commercial plant with its process development and design partner IFPEN and commercialization, engineering, and licensing partner Axens.

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Microalgae lipid converted into benzene [Full subscriber]

Researchers at the University of Konstanz, Germany have synthesized benzene from eicosapentaenoic acid, a lipid found in microalgae.

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Toyota Tsusho invests in Anellotech’s biobased aromatics technology platform Bio-TCAT™ [Registered]

The biotech start-up Anellotech, focused on producing cost-competitive BTX (benzene, toluene and xylene) from lingo-cellulosic feedstock, recently announced that it is partnering with Toyota Tsusho Corporation in the renewable aromatic chemicals supply chain.

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