BioChemicals
October 11, 2012, Walnut Creek, CA – The button mushroom occupies a prominent place in our diet and in the grocery store where it boasts a tasty multibillion-dollar niche, while in nature, Agaricus bisporus is known to decay leaf matter on the forest floor.
October 5, 2102, Ottawa, ON – Canadian biofuels company Ensyn has formed a strategic alliance with Brazilian pulp and fiber producer Fibria Celulose to develop cellulosic liquid fuels and chemicals.
October 2, 2012, Quebec City, QC – Innoventé Inc. has announced the construction of a plant in Trois-Rivières following its signing of a 25-year contract with Hydro-Québec to produce 8.8 MW of electricity.
September 25, 2012, Golden, CO – Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a better way to use photosynthesis to produce ethylene, a breakthrough that could change the way materials, chemicals, and transportation fuels are made, and help clean the air.
September 6, 2012, New York, NY – The rising demand for biofuels will spur the market for bio-based Epichlorohydrin (ECH) and biomethanol, the fastest growing segments of the bio-based chemicals industry, according to a recent research report.
September 5, 2012, Madison, WI – The U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory recently opened a $1.7 million production facility for renewable, forest-based nanomaterials.
August 29, 2012, Columbus, NM – Sapphire Energy says operations are now under way at its algae biomass plant in southern New Mexico.
August 29, 2012, Columbus, NM – Sapphire Energy says operations are now under way at its algae biomass plant in southern New Mexico.
August 28, 2012, Copenhagen, DK – Novozymes and Terranol announced an agreement that will ensure the final optimization of the Terranol C5 yeast strain and give Novozymes the rights to register and market Terranol’s C5 yeast technology.
June 6, 2012 - Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has been qualified as supplier of enzymes for DONG Energy - Inbicon’s wheat straw to cellulosic ethanol process.
May 22, 2012, Guelph, ON - BioAmber has announced to proceed with the construction of a world class bio-processing plant in Sarnia to produce bio-succinic acid, used in food and beverages, industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
May 10, 2012, Washington, DC - Whitfield Biochar LLC is currently developing biomass technology that will utilize numerous waste streams to create both syngas and biochar.
May 2, 2012 - Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered a new method of mass producing the key ingredient used to make plastic bottles from biomass.
Apr. 16, 2012 - The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE) will be providing $6 million in funding to help foster a partnership that will develop a fast pyrolysis process to covert wood into bio-oil and gas.
Jan. 26, 2012. Windsor, QU - The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, delivered a keynote address celebrating the opening of the new CelluForce facility, the world’s first commercial-scale producer of nanocrystalline cellulose.
Jan. 23, 2012, Franklinton, NC - America moved a step closer to making advanced biofuels widely available for consumers when the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a $25 million partnership with Fiberight.
Jan. 11, 2012, Amherst, MA - Chemical engineers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a new catalyst that boosts the yield for five key "building blocks of the chemical industry" by 40 percent compared to previous methods.
Dec 23, 2011, Aalto, Finland - A method developed at Aalto University uses microbes to produce butanol suitable for biofuel and other industrial chemicals from woody biomass.
Dec 12, 2011, Montreal - CelluForce announced today that the Domtar-FPInnovations joint venture has completed the construction phase and is starting operations at the first manufacturing plant for NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC) in the world.
Nov. 25, 2011, Ames, IA - Scientists at Iowa State University have discovered a way to increase the biomass contained within algae by more than 50 percent, paving the way for surge in algae-derived biomass production.
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