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The Green Chemistry Race Continues in 2012

By Greg Clutter For the field of green chemistry, 2011 was a year characterized by significant investments. There were several initial public offerings, including filings by Solazyme, Myriant, Gevo, and Geomatica. BioAmber, a Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) customer, also filed to raise $150 million to fund construction of new manufacturing plants. In [...]

BioAmber Making its Mark Within Sustainable Chemicals Industry

Rarely has a company received both the ICIS Award for Best Business Innovation and the EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award and in the same year. But in 2011, BioAmber Inc. achieved this distinction, an accomplishment that only the Dow Chemical Co. had previously obtained. The ICIS award recognizes companies that establish outside partnerships which [...]

Kureha’s New PGA Plant to Produce Biodegradable Plastic

Photo of polyglycolic acid, provided by Charleston Area Alliance. Yesterday’s opening of a new polyglycolic acid plant in Belle, W.Va., was good news for the state's economy and the world’s environment. Kureha will annually produce several million pounds of the polymer, which is biodegradable, for use in products such as soft drink bottles. [...]

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