January 4, 2014

Private investors coming back?

Covering the renewable chemicals sector for the past several years, I've noticed that many of the investment announcements seem to increased usually in December, when I guess, private investors are more mellow and in a gift-giving mood.

There is an optimism in the air that 2014 will be a better year in terms of securing funding both from public and private investors. The renewable chemicals sector is gaining traction (and investments) from traditional chemical companies such as DSM, BASF, DuPont, Braskem, Dow Chemical, M&G Chemicals, Lanxess, Solvay, Evonik, AkzoNobel, Mitsubishi Chemical, Toray, Mitsui, PTT, etc., recognizing the commercial potential of several bio-based chemicals and materials.

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