Tag: renewable chemicals

Pavel Molchanov reports on renewable chemical industry opportunities

Pavel Molchanov reports on renewable chemical industry opportunities

September 22, 2014 |

In California, analyst Pavel Molchanov reported on a number of trends identified at the Biobased Chemicals Commercialization and Partnering Conference earlier this month. Highlights from the analysis include the enormity of the opportunity in the renewable chemicals industry ($500+ billion globally, depending on the estimate) especially for producers of both fuels and chemicals. Snippets from […]

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69% of chemical industry has embraced sustainability, says Genomatica and ICIS survey

69% of chemical industry has embraced sustainability, says Genomatica and ICIS survey

September 8, 2014 |

In California, Genomatica has announced the results of a survey on sustainability issues in the chemical industry. Key findings from 958 respondents include: 69% say their company has a sustainability policy in place or are currently developing one. 67% describe their company’s top business priority in sustainability as either promoting or marketing sustainable products, taking […]

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Answers for your Questions about the Bioeconomy, biofuels, renewable chemicals and bioproducts

Answers for your Questions about the Bioeconomy, biofuels, renewable chemicals and bioproducts

August 13, 2014 |

Amazing questions get asked at industry conferences — and except for attendees, you generally don’t hear them, or the answers. With great sessions at conferences, delegates are usually keen to get a hold of the powerpoint decks. But how do you get a hold of the great Q&A that follows the presentations — or the […]

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Lignin chemicals to hit the market by 2021, Lux Research reports

Lignin chemicals to hit the market by 2021, Lux Research reports

July 14, 2014 |

In Massachusetts, the first higher-value chemical derived from lignin will hit the market in 2021, according to a new Lux Research report. Additionally, thermal routes for converting lignin into smaller chemical constituents appear the best for near-term development; chemical, metallic catalytic, and biological may take longer to come downy the pipeline. Finally, the report also […]

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Farm Bill provides $250M to USDA for BAP, expands loan guarantees

Farm Bill provides $250M to USDA for BAP, expands loan guarantees

February 24, 2014 |

In Washington, the Farm Bill provides $250 million to the USDA for the development and construction of commercial-scale biorefineries that produce advanced biofuels in Section 9003. Mandatory budget authority for Section 9003 totals $100 million for this year, and $50 million for 2015 and 2016, and discretionary funding can reach $75 million. The bill also […]

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2014 may spell resurgance for private investment in renewable chemicals

2014 may spell resurgance for private investment in renewable chemicals

January 6, 2014 |

According to Green Chemicals Blog, 2014 may see a resurgence of private investment in renewable chemicals as traditional chemical companies including DSM, BASF, DuPont, Braskem, Dow, and more turn toward investment in several commercially-viable biobased chemicals. Recent financing announcements from Amyris, Calysta Energy, Global Bioenergies, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, and more support this assertion. The […]

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New report predicts renewable chemicals market worth $83.4 billion by 2018

New report predicts renewable chemicals market worth $83.4 billion by 2018

June 25, 2013 |

In Texas, MarketsandMarkets “Renewable Chemicals Market – Alcohols (Ethanol, Methanol), Biopolymers (Starch, PLA, PHA, Polyethylene and Others), Platform Chemicals and Others – Global Trends and Forecasts to 2018″ predicts that the market will grow from an estimated $57.5 billion in 2012 to $83.4 billion by 2018, with a CAGR of 7.7% from 2013 to 2018. […]

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The Renewable Chemical Industry Must Speak with One Voice

The Renewable Chemical Industry Must Speak with One Voice

May 23, 2013 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice-President, BIO; head, Industrial Biotechnology & Environment section Because of biotechnology innovation, the renewable chemical space is quickly becoming a robust part of the biorefinery landscape. BIO and its renewable chemicals companies have fought a long battle to be included in federal policies that support other renewable technologies. The industry has […]

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Bilbray, Pascrell introduce Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2012.

Bilbray, Pascrell introduce Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2012.

May 9, 2012 |

In Washington, Congressmen Brian Bilbray and Bill Pascrell have introduced H.R. 4953, the Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2012.  The bill would provide tax incentives for companies that make products using renewable resources such as algae, non-harvested wheat, soybeans and switch grass.  The Paramus Post quotes Pascrell as saying, “With this bill, […]

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LanzaTech raises $58M in Series C round; Petronas becomes strategic investor

LanzaTech raises $58M in Series C round; Petronas becomes strategic investor

January 23, 2012 |

Malaysia’s national oil company invests in early-stage advanced biofuels venture. Is SE Asia the next stop for LanzaTech’s magic microorganism? In Illinois, LanzaTech announced that it has closed its Series C round with new investment totaling US $55.8 million led by the Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund. New investors include Petronas Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd, […]

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