September 7, 2010

Weekly News Roundup

Green chemistry collaboration
Rhodia has signed a long term green chemistry collaboration with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon (ENSL) and the East China Normal University (ECNU) of Shanghai. The deal aims to develop common research on materials and processes based on eco-design principles and renewable raw materials.

Mascoma acquires SunOpta
Biofuels company Mascoma has bought SunOpta BioProcess Inc. The combined companies will have comprehensive capabilities for converting non-food cellulose (wood chips, energy crops and organic solid waste) into ethanol and high value co-products.

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