Bryan Sims

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April 27, 2012

Sugar Rush

The race is on to commercialize low-cost, high-quality sugars from nonfood sources READ MORE

April 27, 2012

A Monumental Milestone

Purac positioned to become premier global supplier of biobased lactide monomers READ MORE

April 27, 2012

An Interwoven Partnership

Biobased nylon fiber may soon be found in clothes you’re wearing READ MORE

April 27, 2012

Packing a Pyrolytic Punch

UMass Amherst researchers improve output from catalytic pyrolysis process READ MORE

April 11, 2012

UCLA researchers use electricity to produce advanced biofuels

Researchers at UCLA, led by James Liao, have demonstrated a novel method for converting carbon dioxide within an intermediary, such as formic acid, into higher alcohols like isobutanol and 3-methyl-1-butanol using renewable electricity. READ MORE

April 09, 2012

Report: biobased auto parts on the rise in Great Lakes region

The potential for expansion of biobased automotive parts and components manufacturing in the Great Lakes region is high, according to a new study conducted by the Center for Automotive Research, a nonprofit organization based in Ann Arbor, Mich. READ MORE

April 09, 2012

Sapphire Energy bags $144 million in Series C investment round

The round of funding will be used to directly support the development of its "active and on-schedule" 300-acre integrated algae-to-biofuel demonstration facility, coined the Green Crude Farm, currently under construction in Luna County, N.M. READ MORE

April 09, 2012

Solazyme, Bunge form JV for oil production facility in Brazil

Renewable oil and bioproducts firm Solazyme Inc. and Bunge Global Innovation LLC have agreed to form a joint venture to build, own and operate a commercial-scale renewable oil production facility adjacent to Bunge's Moema sugarcane mill in Brazil. READ MORE

March 30, 2012

Myriant develops new product, partners with DaniMer Scientific

Myriant noted that it intends to scale-up activities of its new bioacrylic acid in order to provide product samples to downstream customers by the second half of this year. Myriant also announced DaniMer will use its biosuccinic acid in biopolymers. READ MORE

March 30, 2012

Cenusa project promotes regional advanced biofuels development

An academic research project led by ISU, coined Cenusa Bioenergy, is linking university researchers with enterprising farmers to create a Midwestern regional system for converting biomass grasses into advanced biofuels using fast pyrolysis. READ MORE