June 8, 2009

Weekly News Roundup

The green blog is going to be spotty this week due to several deadlines (from my real day job!) and one or two company events that I have to attend. And I thought June would be slow...

Pure BDO from sugar
Genomatica demonstrated that it can process greater than 99% pure 1,4 butanediol (BDO) produced from sugar using a proprietary and cost-effective recovery process. The achievement clears the way for development of a demonstration facility to begin operating next year.

DSM enters biogas market
Royal DSM N.V. acquired privately held Biopract GmbH, which will serve as an entry point for DSM into the promising 15-20%/year biogas market. Biopract's main focus has been on the commercialization and extension of their Methaplus(TM) enzyme series for the improvement of agricultural and industrial biogas production.

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