Tag: biochemicals

Lygos awarded 3 innovation research grants to advance biochemicals

Lygos awarded 3 innovation research grants to advance biochemicals

March 17, 2019 |

In California, Lygos Inc., producer of specialty chemicals, announced three innovation research grants totaling $750,000 of non-equity funding to support advanced research and development. These funds have been awarded through separate grants from the United States Department of Energy (DOE), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). “These three grants […]

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Pilot plant pushes forward economic research on sugarcane waste to biofuels

Pilot plant pushes forward economic research on sugarcane waste to biofuels

February 17, 2019 |

In Australia, QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia have commenced work on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either biojet and biodiesel fuel or biochemicals. Their patented REACH technology, developed by U.S. parent company Mercurius Biorefining, has the potential to convert sugarcane bagasse and other biomass into cost effective […]

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10 green chemicals driving industry in UK

10 green chemicals driving industry in UK

June 2, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, a new report by The Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network, a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, highlights how to ensure Britain becomes a world leader in bio-based chemicals. According to the report, the UK government should focus on 10 specific bio-based chemicals, in order to boost […]

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Trash to Treasure – From Canada to Europe, Enerkem turns trash to cash

Trash to Treasure – From Canada to Europe, Enerkem turns trash to cash

February 17, 2018 |

In Canada, more big news is coming out of Enerkem with the latest waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam to be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials. Background In case you’ve been hibernating this winter and […]

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The Expert Witness in Biofuels and Biochemicals Litigation

The Expert Witness in Biofuels and Biochemicals Litigation

August 30, 2017 |

By Wayne Lee, CEO Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest While oil prices remain relatively low, and the status of U.S. government incentives remains uncertain, the predictable downturn in biofuel and biochemical related industries brings with it increased participant discomfort. Those that have been in these “bioeconomy” industries for some time have seen their […]

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Genomatica goes big with Bio-BG

Genomatica goes big with Bio-BG

August 12, 2017 |

The secret is out about new 1,3 butylene glycol In California, Genomatica continues to innovate in big ways with its latest Bio-BG butylene glycol using their new GENO BG process, which makes a naturally sourced 1,3 butylene glycol. This isn’t a pie in the sky innovation either as production already started in 85,000 liter fermentation […]

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Gen3Bio commercializing algae-to-biochemicals technology

Gen3Bio commercializing algae-to-biochemicals technology

July 20, 2017 |

In Indiana, Gen3Bio Inc., a Purdue Foundry-affiliated company, is developing a unique process that could more effectively and affordably transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals to maximize the value of biofeedstock and reduce landfill waste. The company is scaling up and commercializing an effective, efficient and low-cost algae extraction method to lyse open the algae cells […]

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Chempolis, Henan Yinge JV for new biorefinery in China

Chempolis, Henan Yinge JV for new biorefinery in China

[ 1 ] January 24, 2011 |

In China, Chempolis Ltd and Henan Yinge Industrial Investment have established a joint venture in Luohe, Henan province, to construct a biorefinery producing 160 000 tons of non-wood papermaking fibres and biochemicals. The biorefinery will utilize the Chempolis formicofib technology using wheat straw as raw material. Total project investment will be $40 million, of which Chemopolis will […]

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