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Environmental Executive Moves: Waste Management, LaSalle, Bolder Industries, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, BioHiTech

Environmental Executive Moves: Waste Management, LaSalle, Bolder Industries, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, BioHiTech

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders.

VW renewable diesel

VW’s Renewable Diesel Evaluation Shows GHG Emissions Cuts

Volkswagen of America’s renewable diesel evaluation program, in collaboration with renewable fuel and product companies Solazyme and Amyris, has shown greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by more than 50 percent on a well-to-wheel basis when using renewable fuels as compared to today’s commercially available crude-based fuels. Beginning in 2012, … Read more »

Nicolas Serieys

Environmental Executive Moves: Alta, Xylem, LanzaTech, Summit, Amyris

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Alta Environmental: The consulting firm has promoted Nicolas Serieys (pictured), an Alta employee since 2013, to the position of vice president. He was formerly director of environmental health and safety. Xylem: The water technology company has hired Jayanthi … Read more »

Biofuel Developers Can Thrive Despite Cheap Oil

Biofuel Developers Can Thrive Despite Cheap Oil

Renewable diesel producers Neste Oil and Diamond Green Diesel, gasification specialist Red Rock Biofuels, and Edeniq, which makes cellulosic ethanol, were among 13 producers of alternative fuels best positioned to compete with cheap oil, according a report from Lux Research. How Alternative Fuel Companies Will Compete with $50 Oil evaluated … Read more »

Amyris

Amyris to Launch Biopharma Platform

Amyris has announced plans to launch µPharm (microPharm) Discovery and Production Platform, which the renewable products company says will provide the pharmaceutical industry with an integrated discovery and production process for therapeutic compounds for which a natural source is scarce or unavailable, or for which chemical synthesis is not cost-effective. … Read more »

Amyris

Amyris Renewable Solvent Enters Industrial Cleaning Products Market

Amyris plans to launch its first industrial cleaning products containing Amyris’ Myralene renewable solvents through US AutoForce and US Lubricants, divisions of US Venture. The renewable solvent is produced from plant sugars. The Myralene solvent is derived from Amyris’ renewable hydrocarbon building block, farnesene. Myralene sustainably sourced, volatile organic compound … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: GM, Environmental Waste International, CDP

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Environmental Waste International: The eco-friendly design and development company has named Bob MacBean (pictured) chief executive officer. MacBean has been a senior officer or director of a number of public and private environmental and alternative energy companies. General … Read more »

Neossance

Amyris Launches Renewable Cosmetics Ingredient

Amyris is now selling a second renewable ingredient under its Neossance brand. Neossance Hemisqualane is a plant-derived, light emollient with high spreadability. The company says this ingredient addresses the mid-price emollient market with better performance and competitive pricing compared to existing products in this market. Neossance Hemisqualane is a natural … Read more »

green technology

Biobased Materials, Chemicals Funding on the Rise

The biobased materials and chemicals industry is poised to attract nearly $1 billion in investment this year, led notably by later-stage funding rounds, according to Lux Research. The estimated $974 million investment represents a 28 percent increase from 2013, suggesting companies that endured the waves of economic disruption have gained … Read more »

green chemistry

Amyris, Solazyme Among EPA Green Chemistry Award Winners

Amyris, Solazyme, QD Vision and the Solberg Company have won EPA awards for their green chemistry technologies. The winners of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards have brought products to market that reduce energy, chemicals and water waste while cutting manufacturing costs, says Jim Jones, the EPA’s assistant administrator for … Read more »

Michelin

Braskem, Amyris, Michelin Partner on Renewable Isoprene

Biopolymers producer Braskem has joined an ongoing collaboration between tire company Michelin and renewable products company Amyris to develop and commercialize renewable isoprene, sourced from various biomass. Under the terms of the agreement, Braskem, Michelin and Amyris will work together to develop a technology to utilize plant sugars, such as those … Read more »