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Celebrating women CEOs in the renewable chemicals market

I’m sorry I missed posting on International Women’s Day as I was working on the Bio-Materials newsletter deadline. However, I always say better late than never so here is a list of women CEOs blazing trails in the (renewable) chemicals market. Please let me know if I missed somebody on this list! AIR PROTEIN/KIVERDI – …Continue reading»

Stora Enso launches Accelerator Program

Finnish pulp, paper and forest products company Stora Enso announced the launch of its Accelerator Program that is looking for start-up companies, growth companies, and disruptive entrepreneurs with current offerings in new material solutions, supply chain technologies, process optimization, analytics, IoT, design, manufacturing, machine learning and artificial intelligence that can provide solutions to reduce or eliminate plastic …Continue reading»

Bioeconomy Career Map

Another year has passed and maybe you’re now looking for a career change that can satisfy your thirst to contribute in some small way to make the world and our society a little better? I received this press release and thought it very interesting for those looking at the bioenergy sector. I just came back …Continue reading»

LS9’s Dineen jumps to Siluria

I’m noticing a small trend of ex-CEOs of renewable chemical firms jumping to head start-up companies that are using natural gas for feedstock. One recent one that I just came across is Ed Dineen, former CEO of LS9, who will now will head Siluria, a company that develops technology and processes for converting natural gas …Continue reading»

Codexis cuts R&D ties with Shell

Speaking of enzymes again, I have been following the biofuel collaboration between Codexis and Shell especially this year when Shell dropped cellulosic ethanol developer Iogen as its research partner in June. Codexis has been collaborating with the Shell-Iogen deal on developing technologies related to conversion of cellulosic biomass to ethanol. Codexis and Shell have finally …Continue reading»