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February 20, 2018

Bridgestone, Versalis partner to expand guayule research efforts

BY Bridgestone Americas Inc. Found In:ChemicalsBridgestone Americas and Versalis, a major producer in the polymers and elastomers industry, are forming a strategic partnership to develop and deploy a comprehensive technology package to commercialize guayule. READ MORE

February 20, 2018

Partners consider renewable methanol project in Rotterdam

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam. READ MORE

February 19, 2018

Stora Enso launches lignin product to replace oil-based phenol

BY Stora Enso Found In:ChemicalsStora Enso has announced the launch of Lineo, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials which are used in resins for plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), paper lamination and insulation material. READ MORE

February 16, 2018

NREL scientists model methane-eating bacteria

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsA research team including scientists from NREL recently explored the possibilities provided by the natural world by researching how the bacteria Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20ZR uses methane and converts it to valuable product precursors. READ MORE

February 16, 2018

Meridian, Genarex partner on bio-additives for plastics

BY Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. Found In:ChemicalsMeridian Waste Solutions Inc., an innovative technology and integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, recently announced a strategic partnership with Genarex FD LLC to develop a broader range of bio-additives for the plastics market. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office evaluated in new report

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office conducts a biennial peer review that enables external stakeholders to provide feedback on its R&D portfolio and develop recommendations. On Feb. 6, BETO published the results of last year's peer review. READ MORE

February 07, 2018

Enerkem raises its largest financing round, adds new investors

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEnerkem Inc. has completed a C$280 million ($222.82 million) investment round—its largest to date. In addition to new investors BlackRock and Sinobioway, existing investors also participated in this financing. READ MORE

February 02, 2018

U of Calgary scientists produce better fuel from biowaste

BY Canadian Light Source Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers have found a way to produce a higher quality, more stable fuel from biowaste, such as sewage, that is simpler and cleaner than existing methods. The process simultaneously produces and upgrades bio-oil in one step. READ MORE

January 26, 2018

BIO welcomes new Industrial & Environmental Section members

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization has announced 10 companies recently have joined the Industrial & Environmental Section as new members, including Gevo, Velocys and Virent. READ MORE