Tag: Dupont

BP and Dupont to mothball UK biobutanol R&D facility by mid-2016

BP and Dupont to mothball UK biobutanol R&D facility by mid-2016

December 17, 2015 |

In the UK, by mid-2016 BP and Dupont will finish mothballing their joint Kingston Research Ltd facility in Saltend that hosts its biobutanol pilot plant following what the oil company terms as a successful completion of the research program. It says the mothballing of the facility does not impact its focus on biobutanol, its joint […]

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Dow-DuPont merger: the essential “news you can use”

Dow-DuPont merger: the essential “news you can use”

December 13, 2015 |

On December 11, 2015, DuPont and Dow announced that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals with a combined market capitalization of approximately $130 billion at announcement. Next steps The two companies will operate as independent entities until the transaction closes, […]

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The DowPont merger: From the known-knowns to the unknown-unknowns

The DowPont merger: From the known-knowns to the unknown-unknowns

December 9, 2015 |

Widely there are known as Dow and DuPont. But in a few hours, and for a few hours, they might be known as DowPont, until someone figures out a name for a gigantic $130B merger in the hopper between the two companies. The Known-Knowns 1. DuPont and Dow both are struggling to return to growth […]

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DuPont to give Dyadic $75 million Christmas present in thanks for C1 platform

DuPont to give Dyadic $75 million Christmas present in thanks for C1 platform

November 11, 2015 |

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences has signed an agreement to purchase enzyme and technology assets from Dyadic International Inc., including Dyadic’s C1 platform, a fungal expression technology for producing enzymes. The transaction will further extend the world-leading biotechnology capabilities of DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences business. Under the terms of the agreement, DuPont will pay $75 million […]

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Consolidation! Dyadic sells industrial technology biz to DuPont for $75M

Consolidation! Dyadic sells industrial technology biz to DuPont for $75M

November 11, 2015 |

As Dyadic cashes out of industrial biotech and retains a C1 license for pharma, DSM and Syngenta also announce a partnership. Companies are girding their loins for the long haul. The Digest takes a look, In Florida, DuPont Industrial Biosciences will acquire substantially all of the enzyme and technology assets Dyadic’s Industrial Technology business for $75 […]

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DuPont opens world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant, in Iowa: the full story in pictures

DuPont opens world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant, in Iowa: the full story in pictures

November 1, 2015 |

DuPont dreamed it, thousands built it, now see it. In Iowa, DuPont opened its 30 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, IA — which becomes the world’s largest cellulosic biofuels refinery opened to date. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa senior Senator Charles Grassley, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, and Congressman Steve King were the headliners […]

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DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant coming on line at last this month

DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant coming on line at last this month

October 26, 2015 |

In Iowa, though a year delayed, the 30 million gallon per year DuPont cellulosic ethanol plant will come online at last the end of this month, with commissioning and ramping up production taking place throughout the rest of the year. Currently the facility is working with about 400 corn growers to ensure the sustainability of […]

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DuPont, Quad County Corn Processors ink big cellulosic biofuels enzyme pact 

DuPont, Quad County Corn Processors ink big cellulosic biofuels enzyme pact 

October 18, 2015 |

In Iowa, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Quad County Corn Processors announced a new multi-year contract to supply the enzymes that enable QCCP’s Cellerate process in the production of cellulosic biofuel from corn kernel fiber. In 2014, QCCP produced the nation’s first cellulosic ethanol gallons and the world’s first gallons from corn kernel fiber with a […]

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On the Move in the Advanced BioEconomy: Kullman exits as DuPont CEO

On the Move in the Advanced BioEconomy: Kullman exits as DuPont CEO

October 6, 2015 |

In Delaware, DuPont announced that Ellen Kullman is stepping down as chair and CEO — independent director Edward Breen will take the roles on an interim basis while a search is undertaken for a new CEO. The news came as DuPont announced a reduction in projected 2nd half earnings from $).75 to $0.40, compared to […]

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DuPont, New Tianlong Industry ink pact to bring cellulosic biofuels to China

DuPont, New Tianlong Industry ink pact to bring cellulosic biofuels to China

July 16, 2015 |

30 Mgy plant envisioned, expected to be commissioned before the decade’s end. First for China and DuPont. In China, DuPont and Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry Co. announced a licensing agreement to begin the development of China’s largest cellulosic ethanol facility. Like this week’s Pluto fly-by, China’s Jilin province may feel like a long ways away for a lot of […]

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