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Tweet In Florida, voting is now underway in the 2013 Hot Partners competition, and will continue through Friday June 14 at 5pm EDT. In voting yesterday, DuPont, Coke, BP and the US Navy picked up enough votes to take the lead among “strategic customers” and “lab services”. In the bio-based world, that means partners, and plenty [...]
Tweet In Florida, voting is now underway in the 2013 Hot Partners competition, and will continue through Friday June 14 at 5pm EDT. In voting yesterday, POET and DSM made a strong move to take the lead in four categories altogether — Feedstocks (gases and residues), pretreatment, processing systems and strategic customers (biobased products). In the [...]
Tweet Great Scott! Hot new technologies are turning ethanol plants from beleaguered bastions of first-gen fuels into hot properties for deploying advanced strategies. Who, how, and where? As you likely know, young Superman learned his trade on a Smallville, Kansas corn farm. But these days, first-gen biofuels plants themselves — from the corn belt to [...]
Tweet You can sum it up in 10 words: Studebaker, Maxwell, Hudson, Checker, DeSoto, Duesenberg, LaSalle, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Tucker. The names of beloved auto brands that went by the wayside — great in their day, but unable to adapt to modern times. The passing of a great brand is a sad thing, but it doesn’t [...]
Tweet Is there bio-based relief for the harried taxpayer in sight? Could conservationists, growers and biofuels producers find common ground in adapting the Conservation Reserve Program for bioenergy? Could the US save $270M/year, and strengthen two carbon-reducing laws on the books? The eminent Iowa State economist Bruce Babcock recently opined: “The future of cellulosic biofuels [...]
Tweet In the Netherlands, the DSM Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 3 May 2013 passed a resolution to declare a dividend for 2012 of €1.50 per ordinary share of €1.50 par value. An interim dividend of €0.48 per ordinary share having been paid on 30 August 2012, the final dividend for 2012 will amount [...]
Tweet In the Netherlands, Royal DSM reported a first quarter EBITDA of €311 million compared to €306 million in Q1 2012 and €243 million in Q4 2012. The improvement compared to Q1 2012 was realized despite a negative caprolactam effect of €65 million. This was achieved in a context of uncertain global macro-economic conditions as [...]
Tweet In Montana, Rivertop Renewables announced that John Monks has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Monks’ career in the performance chemicals and biotechnology sectors spans more than 30 years, having led business development and sales and marketing teams for companies such as ICI, DSM and Genencor.
Tweet Toray demonstrates products made from renewable PBT — another landmark step in “replacing the whole barrel of oil”. In California, Toray Industries announced that it has successfully made a partially bio-based PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) using 1,4-butanediol (BDO) made with Genomatica’s bio-based process technology. Toray is the first company to publicly confirm successful PBT polymerization [...]
Tweet In Singapore, DSM announced that its development partner MF-Folien GmbH in Kempten, Southern Germany, successfully introduced a new polyamide film based on DSM’s bio-based EcoPaXX® polyamide 410. Samples of film based on EcoPaXX are available in various thicknesses: 30, 40 and 50 microns. Potential application areas are in flexible food packaging, building & construction, [...]