Tag: butadiene

Butadiene from ethanol in one step: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ETB Catalytic technology

Butadiene from ethanol in one step: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ETB Catalytic technology

February 2, 2017 |

ETB Catalytic Technologies has developed a one-step process for producing butadiene from ethanol – and attracted investment in March 2016 from Zavkom Group and grant funding from Skolkovo for Pilot testing. Low energy consumption and “The highest selectivity to butadiene — over 80% compared to the Lebedev process – those are some of the highlights. […]

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Ethanol: For the rubber or the road? New Russian tech advances for one-step alcohol-to-butadiene

Ethanol: For the rubber or the road? New Russian tech advances for one-step alcohol-to-butadiene

April 11, 2016 |

In Russia, ETB Catalytic Technologies has received $0.6 million from ZAVKOM and Skolkovo Fund as a series A investment to build a pilot plant for the production of 1,3-butadiene from ethanol, The investors received 22% of ETB CaT LLC. Why butadiene? Butadiene is a feedstock for production of synthetic rubber. 75% world production of butadiene […]

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In search of renewable butadiene: Genomatica, Braskem hit key milestone

In search of renewable butadiene: Genomatica, Braskem hit key milestone

November 23, 2015 |

Butadiene is beginning to emerge from the Braskem Genomatica collaboration. But could it be that the real significance lies not in progress with butadiene, but in Big Data itself, the harnessing of complex mathematics to make products that are possible, but not currently produced, in Nature. News has arrived from California and Brazil that Braskem and Genomatica […]

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Global Bioenergies heads for demo scale: a magic path to isobutane in sight

Global Bioenergies heads for demo scale: a magic path to isobutane in sight

April 2, 2015 |

Construction of the German demo plant started. Additional 4.4 million euros financing secured In France, Global Bioenergies announced that it has completed the financing of its demo plant, and is commencing construction immediately. The 5,000L demonstration-scale facility will be completed in spring 2015, and will be located at Leuna, near Leipzig in German, and will […]

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No Matter the Question, the Answer is Four: four-carbon molecules and the big opportunity for biotech

No Matter the Question, the Answer is Four: four-carbon molecules and the big opportunity for biotech

October 16, 2013 |

Solo, duet, trio, or chamber orchestra? Bah! The hottest music in all of the bioeconomy are the quartets. That is, the four-carbon molecules that have the best combination of market size and favorable economic conditions. An announcement by LanzaTech and SK Innovations on butadiene confirms the trend. In the final movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet […]

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C4 explosion: Cobalt Technologies is the latest four-carbon biobased player to expand capacity

C4 explosion: Cobalt Technologies is the latest four-carbon biobased player to expand capacity

April 15, 2013 |

Cobalt expands into Asia and butadiene with two new strategic investors. What’s up with the C4 molecules? Why is everyone building capacity? In California, the Digest has learned that Cobalt Technologies is announcing this morning a strategic relationship with two prominent, but undisclosed, Asian chemical companies for the development of butadiene from a range of […]

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Global Bioenergies, Synthos open pathway to biobased butadiene with R&D milestone

Global Bioenergies, Synthos open pathway to biobased butadiene with R&D milestone

December 6, 2012 |

In France, Global Bioenergies and Synthos announced the discovery of a direct biological pathway to convert renewable resources into butadiene, a light olefin lying at the heart of the petrochemical industry. Presently, 10 million tons of butadiene are produced each year from oil, representing a market exceeding $20 billion. 7 million tons are used to […]

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From blast furnace to parachutes: INVISTA, LanzaTech ink deal to develop biobased Butadiene

From blast furnace to parachutes: INVISTA, LanzaTech ink deal to develop biobased Butadiene

August 13, 2012 |

The maker of nylon products such as Lycra and Dacron teams with LanzaTech to produce a vital intermediate, butadiene. Can you really make a parachute from blast furnace waste gases? In Kansas, LanzaTech and top nylon producer INVISTA (think Lycra and Dacron) have inked a joint development agreement to develop one-step and two-step technologies to […]

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Genomatica latest scale-step on butadiene opens window to $40B market

Genomatica latest scale-step on butadiene opens window to $40B market

August 23, 2011 |

In California, Genomatica announced its successful production of pound quantities of butadiene made from renewable feedstocks.   This achievement confirms the technical viability of Genomatica’s bio-based manufacturing process for the dedicated, on-purpose production of butadiene.  Butadiene is one of the seven basic chemicals at the core of the chemical industry and is an important ingredient used […]

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Synthos invests $2M in Global Bioenenergies and butadiene process

Synthos invests $2M in Global Bioenenergies and butadiene process

August 3, 2011 |

In France, Global Bioenergies announced a deal with Poland-based Synthos to develop a new process for the conversion of renewable resources into butadiene, involving research funding, multi-million euro development fees, royalty payments, repartition of exploitation rights, and a $2 million equity investment in Global Bioenergies. Both parties have different responsibilities in the project, with Global […]

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