November 8, 2010

Weekly News Roundup

 It's a week of biofuel news and two of them focusing on Brazil. Speaking of Brazil, ICIS Chemical Business has its Latin America feature last week and my colleague William Lemos wrote about the sweet success happening in the sugarcane-based biofuel and chemical developments in the region.

Also this week, we'll have our monthly new green chemicals roundup as well as little separate post about Amyris and Tate & Lyle's farnesene production deal. Stay tune! For now here are this week's news round-up:

Biobutanol lab in Brazil
Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC opened a biobutanol technology laboratory in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new laboratory was built to accelerate the path to commercial market entry for cane-to-biobutanol production.

ADM's biodiesel plant in Brazil
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is constructing its second Brazilian biodiesel facility in Joaçaba, Santa Catarina. Construction of the 164,000 tonne/year facility will begin in March 2011 and is expected to be completed during the first half of 2012.

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