January 2, 2014
Happy New Year!! The blog had a great first year on its new platform and according to Wordpress, it was viewed at about 160,000 times in 2013 leading to a total of 183,000 times since the blog's start-up in September 2012.
In 2013, there were 313 new posts, growing the total archive of the blog to 383 posts. The busiest day of the year was November 15 with 1,266 views. The most popular post that day was Avantium's 100% bio-based T-shirts from recycled PEF bottles.
Readers came from all over the world (about 154 countries in total) with most visitors from the US, France and Japan. Posts that got the most views in 2013 is about guar gum alternatives, oleochemical updates, bio-acrylic acid, Coca-Cola's partnership with JBF Industries and the partnership announcement between Solazyme and Mitsui.
The blog is looking forward to share more about developments and exciting news within the renewable chemicals sector. In the meantime, let me post this roundup of news announced in December (and some from late November).