Following the completion of the purchase from DuPont for US$240 million, the Chinese Huafon Group has reincorporated former DuPont Biomaterials as a stand-alone company under the name Covation Biomaterials headquartered in the U.S. state of Delaware.
DuPont and Archer Daniels open biobased pilot plant producing furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) [Full subscriber]
DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) recently announced the opening of the world’s first biobased furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) pilot production facility in Decatur, Illinois, USA.
DuPont awarded grant for high-efficiency biogas enzyme production [Registered]
US-based DuPont Industrial Biosciences has secured a grant from the European Commission (EC) to demonstrate high-efficiency enzyme production that would increase biogas yields.
DuPont’s new cellulosic ethanol plant needs oil at US$70/barrel to be competitive [Registered]
DuPont’s new $225m Iowa plant will begin making cellulosic ethanol next year, and the fuel is expected to result in 90 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional petrol. Feedstock will be corn crop residues cobs, husks and stalks which are baled following harvest.
China to license DuPont technology to build cellulosic ethanol plant [Registered]
As part of the agreement with New Tianlong Industry Co., DuPont said it will license its ethanol technology and its Accelerase enzymes to produce ethanol from the crop residues on Jilin Province corn farms.