Tag: Evonik

Building a chemical plant inside a microbe: Evonik, OPX BIO ink agreement for bio-based chemicals

Building a chemical plant inside a microbe: Evonik, OPX BIO ink agreement for bio-based chemicals

May 15, 2013 |

Speciality chems giant opts for the OPX Biotechnologies’ EDGE technology to slash development timelines and costs, and boost ROI. Making biobased work on price and performance. In Germany and Colorado, Evonik and OPX Biotechnologies have entered into an agreement to jointly develop a list of (undisclosed) bio-based specialty chemicals. Evonik is one of the world […]

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Evonik investing €350 million in fermented L-lysine production

Evonik investing €350 million in fermented L-lysine production

October 11, 2012 |

In Germany, Evonik reaffirmed their commitment to biotechnology with a plan to invest some €350 million by 2014 to expand its Biolys business. An amino acid used in animal feeds, Biolys is a source of L-lysine produced via fermentation. Investments include construction of new L-lysine plants in Brazil and Russia capable of producing nearly 200,000 […]

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BRAIN and Evonik to develop novel micro-organisms

BRAIN and Evonik to develop novel micro-organisms

August 10, 2012 |

In Germany, BRAIN AG and Evonik Industries announced a cooperative effort to develop novel microorganisms with unique, selective binding- and adsorption characteristics on selected surfaces.  The goal of the two companies is to integrate selected microorganisms into an industrial-scale. BRAIN will contribute its expertise in biotechnology, microbiology and the development of pilot processes, while Evonik […]

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Evonik and BioAmber to collaborate on catalysts

Evonik and BioAmber to collaborate on catalysts

July 25, 2012 |

In Minnesota, Evonik Industries and BioAmber have agreed on a collaboration to develop and manufacture catalysts for making 1,4- butanediol, tetrahydrofurane, and gamma – butyrolactone from bio-based succinic acid.  These are large volume industrial chemicals used in a wide range of applications including polymers, paints, adhesives and solvents. The global market for these products currently […]

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Evonik Industries to launch bio-lysine project in Brazil

Evonik Industries to launch bio-lysine project in Brazil

June 25, 2012 |

In Germany, Evonik Industries plans to build a facility for the biotechnology production of Biolys in the Brazilian town of Castro in the state of Paraná.  Biolys is a biotechnology product made from renewable resources, is globally known as a highly effective source of L-lysine for animal feed.  The plant will be built at a […]

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Evonik cancels June IPO

Evonik cancels June IPO

June 18, 2012 |

In Germany, Evonik will likely cancel plans again for an initial public offering in June, says Reuters. The RAG Foundation, co-owners of Evonik, had initially hoped for a valuation at 15b euros in the IPO; they cited insufficient investor support and continued market volatility as reasons for the choice. The IPO would have been the […]

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Evonik aims to double capacity in Asia-Pac by 2015

Evonik aims to double capacity in Asia-Pac by 2015

May 25, 2012 |

In Germany, Evonik Industries announced plans to expand in Asia-Pacific, with a goal of increasing production capacity in Asia-Pacific by nearly 100 percent. The expansion will be fully realized by 2015. The major facility in Asia is currently in Singapore, providing lubricant and biofuel additive products to customers throughout South Korea, Japan, Australia and india.

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