Tag: butadiene

Amyris, Kuraray to produce butadiene and isoprene substitute from renewables

Amyris, Kuraray to produce butadiene and isoprene substitute from renewables

August 2, 2011 |

In California, Amyris announced a collaboration agreement with Kuraray to use Amyris Biofene to replace petroleum-derived feedstock such as butadiene and isoprene in the production of specified classes of high-performing polymers. Upon successful completion of the technical development program for the first polymer, Amyris and Kuraray will enter into a supply agreement for Kuraray’s exclusive […]

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Synthos, Global Bioenergies form rubber, nylon, plastics development partnership

Synthos, Global Bioenergies form rubber, nylon, plastics development partnership

July 25, 2011 |

In France, Synthos and Global Bioenergies agreed 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 €1.4m equity investment in Global Bioenergies. Butadiene is a chemical building block used to manufacture synthetic rubber, nylon, latices, ABS […]

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