January 21, 2010

DSM invests in green projects

Dutch chemical company DSM has been very busy this month investing left and right in renewable chemistry and clean technology.

The blog already posted earlier this month the venturing arm of DSM investing in US-based green chemistry company Segetis. DSM said the investment supports the company's ambitions to develop bio-based performance materials. Segetis is currently developing monomers, called levulinic ketals, which are built from levulinic acid, a chemical derived from cellulosic biomass, and biobased hydroxyl compounds.

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