Biobased Chemical

March 21, 2019

DOE: Biomass R&D advisory committee to meet March 27-28

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will meet March 27-28 in Arlington, Virginia. The event is open to members of the public. READ MORE

March 20, 2019

Lygos wins 3 grants to advance applications for its biochemicals

BY Lygos Inc. Found In:ChemicalsBiochemical producer Lygos Inc. recently announced it has been awarded three innovation research grants totaling $750,000 of non-equity funding to support advanced support advanced research and development. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

GranBio acquires 100% equity in American Process Inc.

BY GranBio Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGranBio has completed the acquisition of 100 percent equity in American Process Inc. and affiliate companies. The acquired assets include biorefineries in Alpena, Michigan and Thomaston, Georgia, and an extensive intellectual property portfolio. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

REG announces plans to sell Life Sciences division

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsREG has released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, announcing plans to sell its Life Sciences business unit and expressing optimism that the tax credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel will be retroactively extended for 2018. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

W2C Rotterdam project welcomes Shell as partner

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsShell has joined as an equity partner with Air Liquide, Enerkem, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam for a proposed project in Rotterdam will be the first of its kind in Europe to make chemicals and biofuels out of non-recyclable waste materials. READ MORE

March 06, 2019

Federal agencies release framework for advancing the bioeconomy

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe federal Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board unveiled a multi-agency strategy March 5 to accelerate innovative technologies that harness the nation’s biomass resources for affordable biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

Lygos, CUMIRP partner to expand uses for biochemical product

BY Lygos Inc. Found In:ChemicalsLygos Inc. announced a new partnership Feb. 20 with the Center for University of Massachusetts-Industry Research on Polymers that aims to develop novel high-value applications for the company’s Bio-Malonic Acid product family. READ MORE

March 01, 2019

Gevo, HCS Group enter supply agreement for renewable isooctane

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGevo Inc. and HCS Group have entered into a long-term, definitive, binding and bankable renewable isooctane purchase and sale agreement. The isooctane will be used in high-end applications, such as high purity solvents and specialty fuels. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Senate confirms Wheeler as EPA administrator

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Senate has voted 52 to 46 along party lines to confirm Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Wheeler has held the post of acting EPA administrator since July 9, 2018, following Scott Pruitt’s resignation earlier that month. READ MORE