January 12, 2010

Weekly News Roundup

Sigh...maybe I should just put the Weekly News Roundup to Tuesday instead if I keep missing my Monday deadline...Here are this week's roundup of last week's news!

Expanding animal fats biz
Darling International has completed its acquisition of certain rendering, grease collection and trap servicing business from Sanimax USA Inc. Rendered animal fats are primarily sold to agricultural, leather, oleo-chemical and bio-diesel manufacturers.

Solar power fluid supply
Chemical company Solutia will be supplying Therminol® VP-1 synthetic heat transfer fluid for Solnova 4, a new 50 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Sevilla, Spain managed by Abener.

Bio-lycopene milestone
Microbia has developed microbial strains that produce commercially significant levels of lycopene via fermentation — well in excess of five grams per liter. The company expects its first lycopene sales to occur as early as 2010.

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