October 25, 2010

Weekly News Roundup

This week, ICIS Chemical Business features its rubber and plastics issue and the green blog's contribution of course is about bioplastics. There are several inquiries about the article so I might have to follow that up with a blog post (hopefully).

I am also working on consumer packaging, which of course, seems to also center on bioplastic so stay tune for that on November 15.

For now here are this week's news roundup:

Algenol opens algae lab
Algenol Biofuels opened its new 40,000 square-foot biofuels and green chemistry lab and R&D facility. The facility houses an advanced algae biology, engineering, carbon dioxide (CO2) and green chemistry laboratory, as part of the larger Lee Integrated Biorefinery.

Cellulosic ethanol partnership
Petrobras and Novozymes entered an agreement to develop a new route to produce second generation biofuel from sugarcane bagasse. The agreement covers the development of enzymes and production processes to produce second generation lignocellulosic ethanol from bagasse in an enzymatic process.

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