Alternative Energy - Bio-based Chemicals

Microvi Nabs DOE Award For Biogas Conversion Technology

San Francisco-based Microvi recently announced that it has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a new biocatalytic technology that converts methane and CO2 in biogas into valuable liquid chemicals.

Oct 14, 2016

Anellotech Nabs $1.5M Equity Investment For Bio-BTX Scale-Up

Pearl River, N.Y.-based bio-based benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX) technology developer Anellotech Inc. recently announced that it received an equity investment of $1.5 million from a new confidential strategic investor.

Oct 10, 2016

Genomatica, Ginko Bioworks Team On Bio-Based Chemical Venture

Boston-based Ginkgo Bioworks and San Diego-based Genomatica recently announced an alliance to more rapidly deliver biology-based solutions for the world’s highest-volume intermediate and specialty chemicals.

Oct 7, 2016

Novamont Opens World’s First Commercial Bio-BDO Plant

Italy-based Novamont recently announced that it has opened the world’s first commercial-scale facility for the production of bio-based 1,4-butanediol (BDO) in Bottrighe (Adria), Northeast Italy.

Oct 7, 2016

Global Bioenergies, Clariant Tout Bio-Isobutene From Wheat Straw

France-based Global Bioenergies and Clariant recently announced that they have successfully produced the first batches of bio-based isobutene from wheat straw hydrolysis at the industrial pilot plant in Pomacle-Bazancourt, near Reims in France.

Oct 6, 2016

BioAmber Seeks DOE Funding For Second Bio-Based Chemical Facility

BioAmber Inc. applied for a $360-million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in connection with the company’s goal of securing non-dilutive funding for its proposed second bio-based chemical production facility to be located in the U.S

Oct 3, 2016