Tag: Mitsui

ANA and LanzaTech Sign Offtake Agreement for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

ANA and LanzaTech Sign Offtake Agreement for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

June 16, 2019 |

In the land of the rising sun, things are looking a whole lot brighter for All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, and for LanzaTech and their sustainable aviation fuel. ANA and LanzaTech signed an offtake agreement for sustainable aviation fuel – a big step in ANA’s efforts to minimize its environmental impact and meet […]

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Winner, winner, salmon dinner? Calysta raises $40M en route to scale

Winner, winner, salmon dinner? Calysta raises $40M en route to scale

May 2, 2017 |

From California arrives the news that Calysta has raised $40 million in a Series D funding led by Mitsui and including amongst its participants Temasek, Cargill, the Municipal Employee Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan, Walden Riverwood Ventures, Aqua-Spark and Pangaea Ventures. Is this a case of “winner, winner, salmon dinner”? The When, Where, What, Why […]

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Sugar, sugar: Toray, Mitsui set out to build monster cellulosic sugar plant in Asia

Sugar, sugar: Toray, Mitsui set out to build monster cellulosic sugar plant in Asia

January 16, 2017 |

Last week we reported that Toray Industries has teamed with Mitsui to produce cellulosic sugars from bagasse leftover from the sugar production process at Thai sugar mills. The companies will invest up to $51 million to build one of the world’s largest bagasse-based cellulosic sugar plants. Producing 1,400 tons of cellulosic sugar annually that will be used […]

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Toray and Mitsui to invest up to $51 million in Thai cellulosic sugars plant

Toray and Mitsui to invest up to $51 million in Thai cellulosic sugars plant

January 5, 2017 |

In Thailand, Toray Industries has teamed with Mitsui to produce cellulosic sugars from bagasse leftover from the sugar production process at Thai sugar mills. The companies will invest up to $51 million to build one of the world’s largest bagasse-based ethanol plants. Producing 1,400 tons of cellulosic sugar annually that will be used as feedstock […]

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Mars, Mitsui

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Mars, Mitsui

October 6, 2016 |

This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy. In this slide deck, we looked at Mars and Mitsui and their direct investments, partnerships and alliances with companies both heralded and unknown.

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The renewable plastic bottle goes commercial: BASF and Avantium to establish JV for biobased plastics, chemicals

The renewable plastic bottle goes commercial: BASF and Avantium to establish JV for biobased plastics, chemicals

March 15, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, BASF and Avantium have signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations to establish a joint venture for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), as well as marketing of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), based on this new chemical building block. FDCA is produced from renewable resources. The JV will use […]

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Dow and Mitsui postpone plans for green plastic but still OK for ethanol

Dow and Mitsui postpone plans for green plastic but still OK for ethanol

January 14, 2013 |

In Brazil, Dow and Mitsui have postponed plans for the ethanol-based plastics production facility they announced in 2007. The $1.5 billion project was meant to break ground in Santa Vitoria, Minas Gerais state this year and with the ethanol plant online before year’s end before bringing on an ethanol-to-ethylene and biopolymers plant. The ethanol part […]

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Dow and Mitsui complete formation of 50:50 venture in Brazil

Dow and Mitsui complete formation of 50:50 venture in Brazil

November 14, 2012 |

In Brazil, Dow and Mitsui have secured all necessary governmental regulatory approvals and completed the formation of a previously announced 50:50 joint venture in Brazil, making Mitsui a 50% equity interest partner in Dow’s operation in Santa Vitória, Minas Gerais.  The MOU with Mitsui that lead to this milestone, is aimed at providing innovative and […]

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Maple Energy sells 1.5 million gallons of ethanol to Mitsui

Maple Energy sells 1.5 million gallons of ethanol to Mitsui

August 20, 2012 |

In Peru, Maple Energy says it has completed its first export sale of fuel-grade ethanol to Mitsui under the existing sales and distribution agreement between the parties. This first sale was for approximately 5,900 cubic metees (approximately 1,559,000 gallons) of ethanol destined for a customer in the European Union. Maple expects to make an additional […]

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Dow, Mitsui to finalize Brazilian bio-based polyethylene JV

Dow, Mitsui to finalize Brazilian bio-based polyethylene JV

March 22, 2012 |

In Brazil, Dow Chemical and Mitsui expect to finalize a 50/50 joint venture to produce polyethylene from sugarcane ethanol by year’s end. Mitsui will hold 50% of Dow’s operation in Santa Vitoria, Minas Gerais with ethanol production eventually leading to PE production by 2015. The deal was announced in August 2011.

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