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Tweet In Minnesota, Ascenix BioTechnologies will perfect and commercialize production methods to synthesize chemicals from renewable feedstocks. Ascenix predicts this new bio-based process, developed by University of Minnesota researchers, will be more economical and environmentally friendly. Although the process could be applied to the production of biofuels and myriad chemicals, the startup’s initial focus is [...]
Tweet 136,000 downloads later – let’s look at why this DOE paper on renewable chemicals from 2004 is such an enduring hit, and which of its 12 target molecules are looking like winners. It may not have a sexy title, and certainly won’t give Tom Cruise and Top Gun a run for their money — [...]
Tweet The world’s largest chemical company is announcing biobased initiatives left and right. Where’s the heat coming from – and who is securing a seat in BASF’s kitchen? Back in 2009, a prominent biotech VC was asked, “what would be a sign that renewable chemicals had gone to the next level?” And he answered, “when [...]
Tweet Brazilian pulp giant finds renewable chemicals and fuels heaven in a partnership with the intrepid Canadian process developer In Canada, Ensyn Corporation and Fibria Celulose announced the creation of a strategic alliance between the two companies. This alliance includes the establishment of an equally-owned joint venture for the production of cellulosic liquid fuels and [...]
Tweet In Wisconsin, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers aims to create a sustainable alternative source of commodity chemicals currently derived from an ever-decreasing supply of fossil fuel using cyanobacteria, carbon dioxide and sunlight. Funded through a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program, the team [...]
Tweet Dozens of biobased companies have opened for business in Minnesota. Why? Great corporate partners, available feedstocks, and a strong base in R&D, for starters. Minnesota is well known for biobased companies that have gone a step beyond biofuels. In the state’s Bioeconomy roadmap, Minnesota aims to build its industry to 13,000 jobs by 2025, [...]
Tweet In Denmark, Germany, and Minnesota, BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have signed an agreement to develop technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. Novozymes and Cargill have collaborated on renewable acrylic acid technology since 2008. Both companies have worked to develop microorganisms that can efficiently convert renewable feedstock into 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), which [...]