September 26, 2013

September News Roundup

Ok, so maybe this should be August-September news roundup but I will again try to do this at the end of every month if I can. No more weekly news roundup though. My brain can't do it. By the way, anybody going to the World Bio Markets USA in San Francisco on Oct. 29-30? I will be presenting at the conference and would love to chat during breaks. For those who can't come, I will be tweeting some of the presentations, just follow #wbmusa13.

Amyris applies for sustainability certification
Amyris has applied for RSB (Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) Certification, a global sustainability standard and certification system for biofuels and biomaterials production. RSB's planned sustainability certification will cover Amyris's renewable farnesene produced from Brazilian sugarcane feedstock at Amyris's plant in Brotas, Sao Paulo state.

Evogene files for IPO
Israel-based plant genomics company Evogene has filed a registration statement the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed public offering of its ordinary shares in the US to be listed under the symbol EVGN on the NewYork Stock Exchange. The size of the offering has not yet been finalized.

DSM, Ravago on recycled PA partnership
Royal DSM has expanded its partnership with the Ravago Group to combine DSM's expertise in polyamide 6 with Ravago's recycling know-how in order to develop a portfolio of glass reinforced recycled PA6 compounds. The materials will be offered by DSM directly under its Akulon brand, and distributed by Ravago Group member Resinex. DSM is supplying grades with 30% and 35% glass fiber reinforcement.

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