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Evonik officially starts up expanded ThreAMINO facility

In Germany, Evonik has has increased production capacity for ThreAMINO (L-Threonine) at Evonik Agroferm in Kaba, Hungary, to 30,000 metric tons. The plant expansion officially came on stream on November 22 in the presence of representatives of the Hungarian government. The fermentation and processing capacity was also increased as part of the expansion. Thanks to […]

November 27, 2013 More

Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont Pioneer to collaborate on sorghum technology development

In California and Iowa, Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont Pioneer announced their intention to collaborate to develop enabling technology to help manage pollen flow in sorghum. This technology will help facilitate the development and deployment of agronomic and quality traits in the crop. Under the agreement, Arcadia receives exclusive global rights to develop specified Pioneer technology […]

November 27, 2013 More

Sterling completes purchase of Niagara Falls power plant

In Indiana, Sterling Energy Group announced they have completed the purchase of Niagara Generation, LLC from US Renewables Group. Originally a coal fired power plant, USRG converted the plant to burn wood and tire derived fuel. After a scheduled deferred maintenance outage, Sterling intends to predominantly fuel the plant with wood fuel, augmented by a […]

November 20, 2013 More

Saudi Arabia starts algal production project

In Saudi Arabia, MENAFN News reports that by 2014, Saudi Arabia will be producing as much as 30,000 tons of algae. According to Jaber Al-Shehri, the Ministry of Agriculture undersecretary of research and agricultural development, this is part of a project that will continue through 2029 at a cost of SR25 million. The project is […]

November 20, 2013 More

Zero Waste breaks ground on waste to CNG facility

In California, Zero Waste Energy announced the groundbreaking of its latest project, an anaerobic digestion facility in South San Francisco, that will convert organic waste into compressed natural gas. The Blue Line Biogenic CNG facility will convert 11,200 TPY of food and green waste into 100,000+ diesel equivalent gallons of CNG fuel. It is estimated […]

November 13, 2013 More

BRAIN and three other partners form research partnership for biopolymers from alginates

In Germany, four partners, BRAIN, the Hohenstein Institute, Kelheim Fibres and rökona, announced the formation of a new research alliance for the biotechnical production and modification of specialty alginates. The aim of the alliance is to establish a sustainable microbial bioprocess for the production of specialised alginate components. The biopolymers should serve a dual purpose: […]

November 13, 2013 More

Foster Wheeler receives full notice to proceed for waste-to-energy CFB steam generator in Korea

In Switzerland, Foster Wheeler AG announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has received a full notice to proceed GS Engineering and Construction for the design and supply of a circulating fluidized-bed steam generator for the Green Energy Centre BTO Project. The owner and developer of the project is Daegu Metropolitan City, South […]

November 6, 2013 More

BASF successfully completes Verenium tender offer

In Germany, BASF announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Verenium Corporation, San Diego, US$4.00 per share in cash. The tender offer expired at 9:00 a.m. EST on October 31, 2013. As of the expiration of the tender offer, 11,337,044 Verenium shares […]

November 6, 2013 More

Algae.Tec signs agreement to provide Phoenix Energy with its algae to biofuels technology

In Australia, Algae.Tec signed a binding agreement with Phoenix Energy Australia to provide its proprietary algae to biofuels technology for waste to energy facilities proposed for Australia and New Zealand. Algae.Tec has agreed to an exclusive arrangement to provide its technology for any W2E plant built by Phoenix Energy Australia. Algae.Tec’s technology will capture the […]

October 30, 2013 More

Ceres and Syngenta extend market development in Brazil

In California, Ceres, Inc. and Syngenta announced today that they have extended a joint market development agreement in Brazil. The companies will move forward with their efforts to promote the use of both sweet sorghum and high biomass sorghum at Brazilian ethanol mills. Under the renewed agreement, Syngenta and Ceres will continue to collaborate on […]

October 30, 2013 More