Biobased Chemical

November 13, 2017

Braskem, Haldor Topsoe sign partnership to develop biobased MEG

BY Braskem Found In:ChemicalsBraskem and Haldor Topsoe have signed a technological cooperation agreement to develop a pioneering route to produce monoethylene glycol (MEG) from sugar. The agreement calls for the construction of a demonstration plant in Denmark. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

Sweetwater Energy brings lignin-based activated carbon to market

BY Sweetwater Energy Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSweetwater Energy’s biomass conversion technology has produced native lignin that can be easily carbonized and activated to make high-end powdered activated carbons for the municipal potable water and home water filters markets. READ MORE

November 09, 2017

Mimicking giant clams to enhance the production of biofuel

BY University of Pennsylvania Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTwo Penn researchers are collaborating to study how giant clams use sunlight in order to produce biofuels more efficiently. Their work could help improve photosynthesis in algae, enhancing the efficiency of biofuel production. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

New BioAmber CEO outlines near-term priorities to enable growth

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsBioAmber appointed Richard Eno as its new CEO in September. During an earnings call, Eno described his near-term priorities for the company. First, he said the company will be focused on selling out the capacity of its Sarnia facility. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

VTT to develop enzymes found in wildfire-prone areas

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMicroorganisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India may be useful biochemical production because they are accustomed to the challenging conditions following a forest fire, according to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. READ MORE

November 03, 2017

Bill aims to extend MLP benefits to renewables, clean energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Mike Thompson, D.-Calif., have reintroduced legislation that aims to level the playing field for clean energy. READ MORE

October 30, 2017

DOE schedules meeting of biomass advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on Nov. 15-16 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

FPInnovations purchases land at Technoparc de Montréal

BY Technoparc Montréal Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFPInnovations recently purchased land from Technoparc Montréal. The purchase is a first step toward building an integrated international biomaterials innovation center under FPInnovations' leadership. READ MORE

October 25, 2017

Bill aims to provide tax credits for biobased chemical production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsSen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., recently introduced legislation that aims to establish a short-term tax credit to support the production of renewable chemicals or investments in renewable chemical production facilities. READ MORE