Tag: Clariant

Clariant’s cellulosic ethanol technology wins 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment

Clariant’s cellulosic ethanol technology wins 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment

January 24, 2016 |

In Germany, Clariant, won the 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment in the process innovations category for its sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology, prevailing against 14 competitors.  The sunliquid technology convinced the jury of independent experts in the area of business, science, media and politics, chaired by Professor Klaus Töpfer. Biofuels and bio-based chemicals […]

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Are All Processes Made Equally?: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant

Are All Processes Made Equally?: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant

December 6, 2015 |

Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, for example corn stover in North America, bagasse in South America or wheat straw in Europe and can be adapted to various plant concepts. The production […]

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Clariant opens Biotech Center in Planegg, Germany

Clariant opens Biotech Center in Planegg, Germany

October 1, 2015 |

In Germany, Clariant opened its new Group Biotechnology Research Center in Planegg near Munich today. In a ceremony attended by Ilse Aigner, the Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology, the key to the facility was symbolically handed over to CEO Hariolf Kottmann and the Head of Clariant’s Group Biotechnology André Koltermann. The […]

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An integrated approach to cellulosic fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid process

An integrated approach to cellulosic fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid process

August 30, 2015 |

Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, for example corn stover in North America, bagasse in South America or wheat straw in Europe and can be adapted to various plant concepts. The production […]

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Clariant significantly expanding in North America 

Clariant significantly expanding in North America 

August 30, 2015 |

In San Francisco, Clariant said at the Clariant Roundtable event that it is significantly expanding its North American workforce to capture opportunities in catalysis, oil & mining services and biotechnology. Clarinet is the developer of the sunliquid cellulosic ethanol process. The commercial relevance of the North American region in general was highlighted by Hariolf Kottmann, CEO […]

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8 Ways to Win with $30 Oil: “Energy at the extremes”

8 Ways to Win with $30 Oil: “Energy at the extremes”

August 25, 2015 |

What works, what struggles, what changes when oil prices head into the tank? Who will feed China’s manufacturing monster? At Clariant’s “Defining the Future VII” conference in San Francisco, the delegates were leaning forward, straining to hear, as IHS Vice-President Mark Eramo undertook the task of looking at forward trends in energy and chemicals feedstocks […]

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Surging Swiss Franc costs Clariant some profits despite soaring EBITDA in Q2 2015 results

Surging Swiss Franc costs Clariant some profits despite soaring EBITDA in Q2 2015 results

July 30, 2015 |

In Switzerland, Clariant reported Net sales of CHF 1.406 billion, Net result from continuing operations at CHF 56, EBITDA margin before exceptional items improved significantly to 15.0 % and confirmed its 2015 outlook in announcing Q2 2015 results. The company said that given the continuing strong volatility of currencies in the second quarter of 2015, […]

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Clariant: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Clariant: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

March 3, 2015 |

Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide. Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, for example corn stover in North […]

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Clariant makes finals for 2015 GreenTec Awards

Clariant makes finals for 2015 GreenTec Awards

February 12, 2015 |

In Germany, Clariant’s innovative process has been nominated for the GreenTec Awards 2015 in the category of car mobility. A jury with representatives from industry, academia, associations and the media nominated the sunliquid® technology amongst the TOP 3 in their category. The GreenTec Award is Europe’s most renowned environmental and business award and honors innovative […]

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Good times for now, headwinds on the horizon:  Q3 earnings time for the advanced bioeconomy, energy

Good times for now, headwinds on the horizon: Q3 earnings time for the advanced bioeconomy, energy

October 30, 2014 |

Novozymes, Shell, BP, Clariant, Green Plains and Pacific Ethanol report — what’s the trend, what’s new, what’s troubling? The Digest looks into the results. In the first half of November we will be hearing from a slew of companies regarding Q3 earnings — but earnings season is well underway already, and we have good indicators […]

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