Renewable chemicals: Most Overlooked Biofuels Story #5

July 27, 2010 |

This June article on renewable chemicals, “When Life Gives you Lemons, Make Ethyl Acetate,”was not widely read, compared to most Digest Top Stories, covering a trend that was unmistakable at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology: the shift from biorefineries making fuels to integrated biorefineries producing a host of high-value, small-volume chemicals in addition to fuels.

The trend has become strong enough that it spawned its own publication, the weekly Biotech Digest, to cover all the developments in renewable chemicals, plastics and other materials made from biomass.

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