Biobased Chemical

20 hours ago

Minnesota n-butanol plant comes online

BY Anna SimetFound In:ChemicalsGreen Biologics Inc. has successfully converted a Minnesota ethanol plant into an n-butanol production facility. The plant, which is now online after two years of development, recently made its first customer shipment. READ MORE

20 hours ago

DOE to open FOAs for integrated biorefineries, algae biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn early December, the U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to open two biofuel-related funding opportunities. One is focused on the optimization of integrated biorefineries, while the other is focused on algae-based fuels. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Amyris signs multi-year collaboration extension with Kuraray

BY Amyris Inc. Found In:ChemicalsAmyris Inc. recently announced that it has executed a multi-year extension to its collaboration agreement with its long-time partner Kuraray Co. LTD. The agreement features increased farnesene supply to Kuraray and the joint marketing of products. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Researchers collaborate with AST to develop lignin-based products

BY American Science and Technology Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAmerican Science and Technology has teamed up with Terma Group, a team of Waste and Environmental Technology researchers at the University of Malaga in Spain, to continue efforts on the development of new lignin-based products. READ MORE

December 07, 2016

Trump nominates Pruitt to lead the EPA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident-elect Donald Trump has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. His nomination is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

December 07, 2016

Leaf Resources, Novozymes launch biomass-to-sugars collaboration

BY Leaf Resources Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLeaf Resources recently announced a collaboration with Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes, to further increase the yields and efficiency associated with Leaf Resources’ innovative biomass conversion technology. READ MORE

December 06, 2016

UMass Amherst: Engineers boost biobased p-xylene production

BY University of Massachusetts Amherst Found In:ChemicalsA team of chemical engineering researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has developed a new chemical process to make p-xylene, an ingredient of plastics. The new method has a 97 percent yield and uses biomass as the feedstock. READ MORE

December 05, 2016

Green Biologics certified under USDA BioPreferred program

BY Green Biologics Inc. Found In:ChemicalsGreen Biologics Inc. recently announced that its high purity biobased n-butanol and acetone have received official certification under the USDA BioPreferred program. The products are marketed under the BioPure brand. READ MORE

November 28, 2016

ISU scientists explore advantages of horticultural bioplastics

BY Iowa State University Found In:ChemicalsNew bioplastic materials may enable gardeners to tend their plants more sustainably and could even help plants “self-fertilize” and grow healthier roots, according to research conducted by Iowa State University horticulturists. READ MORE