Category: The A-List

Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont to collaborate on the development of specialty oil

Arcadia, Pioneer take aim at the growing market in safflower oils with a strategic collaboration. In California and Iowa, Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont Pioneer announced a formal collaboration to develop a high-value, specialty nutritional oil for global consumer markets. Under the agreement, Arcadia, an agricultural company, will receive certain licenses to specific DuPont Pioneer innovations and intellectual […]

April 11, 2013 More

A new suit for the Man of Steel?

A long-known, biobased, microscopic “super-material” may become highly affordable and scalable. Perfect for both Superman’s needs and Clark Kent’s budget. Me: Let’s play 20 Questions, the Biobased Game. You: OK, I’ll start. Think of a biobased material. Me: Got one. You. Is it stronger than steel? Me: Yep. You: Is it stiffer than Kevlar? Me: […]

April 9, 2013 More

BioNitrogen signs second supply agreement with United Suppliers – is urea on the move?

In Florida, BioNitrogen Corp. announced that it has signed a supply agreement with United Suppliers, Inc. for the offtake of urea fertilizer for its planned plants in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. United Suppliers is owned by 735 locally-controlled Ag Retailers and provides crop nutrients such as urea fertilizer to its owners in 20 states from […]

April 4, 2013 More

Green Premiums and the Naked Truth

Sometimes there’s a premium, even when there’s not all that much green. Well there really isn’t any other way to put it, is there. Should you get Naked? Naked Green Machine juices, that is. Billed as “Looks weird, tastes amazing,” and has been winning much love from consumers. It has to be the hottest product […]

April 2, 2013 More

Metabolix inks distribution, PHA Supply pact with Tianjin GreenBio Materials

Metabolix to Distribute Tianjin GreenBio’s SoGreen Heat Shrink Film in the U.S. and Europe In Massachusetts, Metabolix announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Tianjin GreenBio Materials, based in Tianjin, China. Under the terms of the agreement, Metabolix will distribute GreenBio’s SoGreen heat shrink film in Europe and will be the exclusive […]

March 28, 2013 More

Succinic, meet traction: Myriant, Bayegan Group partner to commercialize renewable chemicals

Biosuccinic acid pioneer Myriant finds new offtake partner for EMEA markets. In Massachusetts, Myriant Corporation and Bayegan Group announced a broad collaboration agreement to commercialize Myriant’s bio-succinic acid in markets across the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, Bayegan has committed to annually purchase a pre-determined amount of Myriant’s bio-succinic […]

March 26, 2013 More

Biomass reserves — how do they compare to oil & gas proven reserves?

Bloomberg New Energy Finance comes up with a new model for calculating reserves — with some startling reserve depth seen in Brazil and the US for wind and bioenergy. In the UK, analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that the energy reserves contained in wind and bioenergy projects in the US and Brazil are […]

March 21, 2013 More

BioSolar heads for commercialization, at the nexus of bio and solar

Bio meets solar right at the solar back sheet, so says BioSolar. As the company moves towards its commercial phase, there’s much to applaud in its strategy. Though renewables are, in a general sense, allies in an effort to change the energy platform — in specific terms, their technologies are incredibly different. Solar PV has […]

March 19, 2013 More

JOil and Agritech sign MOU to develop 250,000 ha of Jatropha plantations in West Africa

Yesterday’s “wonder crop” aims for a comeback. In Singapore, JOil signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Agritech Faso SA to explore the development of 250,000 Ha of Jatropha plantations intercropped with food crops using JOil’s elite, high-yielding Jatropha varieties. Field trials will be carried out using JOil’s growing materials at Agritech’s plantations in Burkina Faso, […]

March 13, 2013 More

Direvo reaches milestone in consolidated bioprocessing of lignocellulose to lactic acid

Sustainable lactic acid is new target from cellulose for industrial biotech pioneer. In Germany, Direvo Industrial Biotechnology announced that it reached an important milestone in developing a consolidated bioprocess for lactic acid production from lignocellulose. Up until now, according to the company, there has not been any known consolidated bioprocess for producing lactic acid from […]

March 11, 2013 More