International Sugar Journal

Evonik and Siemens collaboration for the production of specialty chemicals from CO2 enters the next phase [Registered]

Evonik and Siemens have launched the second phase of their joint research project Rheticus, in which they are developing a process that uses carbon dioxide (CO2) and renewable energy to produce specialty chemicals.

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Lygos secures 3 grants from US agencies to advance biochemicals production [Registered]

The US-based biotech start-up, Lygos, producer of specialty chemicals, recently announced three innovation research grants totalling US$750,000 of non-equity funding to support advanced research and development. These funds have been awarded through separate grants from the US Department of Energy, USDA and the National Science Foundation.

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Engineered Clostridium species help exploit exhaust gases to produce specialty chemicals [Registered]

With the aid of genetically modified bacterial strains, the research team fermented the exhaust gas into alcohols and acetone, converting both substances catalytically into a kind of intermediary diesel product, and from this they produced kerosene and special chemicals.

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