August 30, 2010

Weekly News Roundup

I have not forgotten to post this but unfortunately my day job is taking my blog time away. By the way, I just confirmed my registration at the Biobased Chemicals East conference in Boston so I hope to share a lot of breaking renewable chemical news from there.

I am working on a renewable-based surfactant article. Any companies, consultants, analyst, etc., that would like to participate, feel free to email me at

On the interview post lineup are DNP Green, Eastman, Novozymes, Cereplast, Rennovia...I will get there soon, I promise...

Bio-dispersants R&D grant
Modular Genetics and scientists at Columbia University, Iowa State University (ISU) and the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center were awarded a one-year $200,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID Response grant, which will support work on production and testing of bio-dispersants that can replace the chemical dispersants currently used for oil spill management.

Bunge invests in Solazyme
Bunge Limited has joined Solazyme's Series D round as a strategic investor. The investment represents a step for the two companies to collaborate at critical portions of a new value chain enabled by Solazyme's sugar to oil technology platform.

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