Tag: Versalis

Eni says Crescentino revamp will be up and running by H1 2020

Eni says Crescentino revamp will be up and running by H1 2020

February 17, 2020 |

In Italy, Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, has announced that all the plants at Crescentino (Vercelli, Piedmont) will be up and running by the first half of 2020. The plant, acquired in November 2018, is designed for industrial-scale production of bioethanol and has been upgraded with an investment of more than 15 million euro. The biomass […]

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Genomatica’s brontide, Avantium’s PEF and more make for exciting times

Genomatica’s brontide, Avantium’s PEF and more make for exciting times

November 3, 2019 |

Renewable chemicals are electrifying lately, and becoming more mainstream.  Like skydiving, you take a leap of faith. You prepare. You have a parachute. You check your buckles, straps, pulls, and go through all the necessary safety procedures. You check and double check and triple check. And you don’t go alone. That’s just what today’s renewable companies are […]

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Bridgestone and Versalis to jointly develop bio-based materials for tires from guayule

Bridgestone and Versalis to jointly develop bio-based materials for tires from guayule

February 15, 2018 |

In Tennessee, Bridgestone Americas and Versalis are forming a strategic partnership to develop and deploy a comprehensive technology package to commercialize guayule in the agricultural, sustainable-rubber and renewable-chemical sectors. The partnership combines Bridgestone’s leadership position in guayule agriculture and production technologies with Versalis’ core strengths in commercial-scale process engineering and market development for renewables. This […]

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Versalis and Genomatica Produce Bio-Rubber With Bio-Butadiene From Sugars 

Versalis and Genomatica Produce Bio-Rubber With Bio-Butadiene From Sugars 

February 16, 2016 |

Breakthrough accomplishments continue progress toward commercial plants  In Italy, Versalis and Genomatica have successfully advanced to pilot-scale production of bio-butadiene (bio-BDE) from fully renewable feedstock. Versalis used this bio-BDE to make bio-rubber, specifically, bio-polybutadiene (bio-BR). “These accomplishments represent a remarkable milestone for the rubber industry,” the companies said in a statement, “by enabling an improved […]

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Genomatica heads for renewable chemicals commercialization with $41.5M Series D venture round; Italian chemicals giant Versalis joins as investor

Genomatica heads for renewable chemicals commercialization with $41.5M Series D venture round; Italian chemicals giant Versalis joins as investor

August 3, 2012 |

In California, Genomatica announced it has raised an additional $41.5 million in a Series D round of preferred stock financing.  The investment featured strategic partners, including new investor and partner Versalis, the largest Italian chemical company. Existing investors Alloy Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Mohr Davidow Ventures, TPG Biotech, VantagePoint Capital Partners and Waste Management also […]

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