Tag: n-butanol

Green Biologics partners with Acme-Hardesty for n-butanol and acetone distribution

Green Biologics partners with Acme-Hardesty for n-butanol and acetone distribution

April 18, 2016 |

In Virginia, Green Biologics has partnered with Acme-Hardesty, a division of Jacob Stern & Sons, for the distribution of n-butanol and acetone to the U.S. market for high value applications in food ingredients, cleaning products, and biolubricants. This partnership comes on the heels of the recent announcement of Green Biologics’s partnership with Nexeo, which  will […]

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Green Biologics partner with Nexeo for US distribution of n-butanol and acetone

Green Biologics partner with Nexeo for US distribution of n-butanol and acetone

April 10, 2016 |

In the UK, Green Biologics has partnered with Nexeo Solutions for the distribution of n-butanol and acetone to the U.S. market. Nexeo will focus on the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers) HI&I (household, industrial & institutional clearners), PCI (personal care intermediates), and energy chemicals. Green Biologics is building its first commercial production facility for […]

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To Be, or Not to Be…Butanol and The Case of a Global Sustainable Society

To Be, or Not to Be…Butanol and The Case of a Global Sustainable Society

October 14, 2015 |

By Dr Kapil S Lokare, Special to The Digest Prologue… 1925 Nobel-Prize winner and Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw once said, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” Today we need to face the fact that business models and the parameters that surround it are less durable than […]

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GranBio, Solvay JV acquires Cobalt Technologies’ assets

GranBio, Solvay JV acquires Cobalt Technologies’ assets

October 14, 2015 |

Price undisclosed. So Cobalt’s array of microbes and know-how finds a new home. What will happen with the technology? What happened with Cobalt? The Digest investigates. We can now affirmatively report that SGBio, a joint venture between the Solvay Group and GranBio, has acquired assets from Cobalt  including the bank of microorganisms and intellectual property […]

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RIP Cobalt Technologies or…How Commercializing Butanol Technology is Like Riding the Tour de France

RIP Cobalt Technologies or…How Commercializing Butanol Technology is Like Riding the Tour de France

June 24, 2015 |

By Sam Nejame & James Evangelow, special to The Digest Sad to say Cobalt Technologies is dead – no really they’re dead – it’s not just double secret probation anymore. Although you’d almost not even know it given how quiet the company’s been over the last few years. And after the venture guys cleared out […]

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Green Biologics inks Iowa demo plant deal with Easy Energy Systems

Green Biologics inks Iowa demo plant deal with Easy Energy Systems

July 2, 2013 |

Green Biologics heads for scale – pilot complete, demo ready in 2014. The race for n-butanol from cellulosic materials is on. The prize for a transformative breakthrough on n-butanol’s cost, performance and sustainability? Could be millions. Could be billions. In the UK, Green Biologics announced a collaboration and planned investment in facilities with Iowa’s Easy […]

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Cobalt pre-treatment test clears way for commercial scale

Cobalt pre-treatment test clears way for commercial scale

March 7, 2012 |

In California, Cobalt Technologies announced that it has successfully demonstrated its dilute acid hydrolysis pretreatment process, the first step of Cobalt’s  process for converting sugars into n-butanol for use as a renewable chemical or fuel. Cobalt’s dilute acid hydrolysis pretreatment process, which extracts sugars from ligno-cellulosic biomass, was validated on woody biomass, bagasse and agricultural […]

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2012 Merger mania gets underway: Green Biologics, Butylfuel merge

2012 Merger mania gets underway: Green Biologics, Butylfuel merge

January 20, 2012 |

Aim is major player in the global biobutanol market. Is this biobutanol’s year? In the UK, Green Biologics Limited  announced the merger between GBL and butylfuel Inc., a US-based renewable chemicals and biofuels company. The new company will operate under the Green Biologics name and continue to be head-quartered in Abingdon, UK with a strong […]

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Cobalt, American Process to launch first cellulosic biobutanol plant

Cobalt, American Process to launch first cellulosic biobutanol plant

[ 1 ] April 19, 2011 |

Biobutanol from wood biomass; 470,000 gallon facility to switch to biobutanol in April 2012 In Michigan, Cobalt Technologies and American Process announced an agreement to build the world’s first industrial-scale cellulosic biorefinery to produce biobutanol. Rick Wilson, CEO of Cobalt, and Theodora Retsina, CEO of American Process, will join 120 other C-level advanced biorefining executives […]

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Researchers generate 10X gain in n-butanol yields

Researchers generate 10X gain in n-butanol yields

[ 0 ] March 2, 2011 |

In California, researchers led by assistant professor Michelle Chang at Berkeley have engineered bacteria to produce n-butanol at about 10 times the rate of competing microbes, in work that will be published in the Nature Chemical Biology. It has been long known that some Clostridium bacteria can naturally produce n-butanol. Other groups had been able […]

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