In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced that Solazyme, Amyris, Neste Oil, Ceres and Bunge led this years roster of Biofuels Digest Award winners. The awards, first established in 2008, recognize excellence in the research, development and commercialization of biofuels, renewable chemicals and bio-based products. The awards are voted by the Biofuels [...]
Biotech companies Glycos Biotechnologies of the US and Malaysia’s Bio-XCell have also entered a joint venture to build a biochemical and biotechnology centre in Malaysia that would utilise glycerine to produce bio-chemicals. The centre will be completed in 2012.
Recent activities in the cellulosic ethanol industry have shown that while financing continues to be a major hurdle, technological advancements continue to be made and companies are beginning to construct their first commercial-scale facilities.
In Texas, Glycos Biotechnologies announced it has exchanged definitive agreements with Malaysian Bio-XCell for the establishment of the Company’s industrial biochemical plant and biotechnology R&D facility in Malaysia. The Ceremony was held in conjunction with the BioMalaysia 2010 Exhibition and Conference taking place November 1st – 3rd in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Malaysian Bio-Xcell has concluded two agreements worth RM250 million with French Metabolic Explorer (Metex) and Glycos Biotechnologies from the United States.
The Malaysian government has enticed three companies to set up biotechnology-based manufacturing plants in the country.
US-based biochemical company, Glycos Biotechnologies is building an industrial biochemical plant and biotechnology R&D facility in Malaysia. It has signed definitive agreements with Malaysian Bio-XCell, a biotech park, for establishing the facility. A ceremony was held in conjunction with the BioMalaysia 2010 taking place between November 1–3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc., an emerging biochemical company applying metabolic engineering and microbiology innovations for the production of sustainable biochemicals, exchanged definitive agreements with Malaysian Bio-XCell for the establishment of an industrial biochemical plant and biotechnology R&D facility in Malaysia.
One of the leading soy-based biodiesel manufacturers in Argentina plans to double its production by 2011 with a new state-of-the-art facility in the province of Santa Fe. Located in the largest soy oil complex in the world, the company has logistic and cost advantages.
Texas-based Glycos Biotechnologies Inc. recently announced it has created a microbial technology platform that can convert fatty acids into advanced biofuels and biochemcials. The new platform is similar to GlycosBio’s glycerin conversion technology, but targets a different, low-value feedstock.