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2011-06-09 06:00:00

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avantium is proud to announce that it has successfully raised EUR 30 million to advance its breakthrough YXY technology for green building blocks. Avantium will use the funds for the construction and operation of its pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, and for the development of green materials on basis of these YXY building blocks. Avantium has completed a EUR 25 million financing round with new investors Sofinnova...

2010-10-14 01:30:00

AMSTERDAM, October 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Avantium announced today that it has started with the construction of a pilot plant at the Chemelot site (Geleen, the Netherlands). The pilot plant will produce YXY building blocks for making green materials and fuels. Avantium has developed a novel and proprietary catalytic process to convert carbohydrates into furanic building blocks under the brand name YXY. The pilot plant is expected to become operational in the first quarter of 2011. The...

2009-12-16 08:30:00

AMSTERDAM, December 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Avantium announced the appointment of Gunnar Staaf as Chief Executive Officer of its pharmaceutical business. Gunnar Staaf previously worked at Serentis Ltd, Astellas Pharma, Novartis and Eli Lilly & Company, in a range of commercial and executive positions. The appointment is an important step in Avantium's plan to spin-out its pharmaceutical business. The company intends to create a stand-alone pharmaceutical company based on its...

2009-07-09 07:00:00

MINNETOKA, Minnesota and AMSTERDAM, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NatureWorks and Avantium, two leaders in the field of sustainable materials, announced today a development partnership formed to more fully understand the properties and commercial potential of a new generation of polymers made from renewable resources. The partnership is based on Avantium's work in deriving monomers and polymers from non food biomass and on NatureWorks success in developing a wide range of end markets &...

2009-06-24 08:00:00

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has signed an agreement with Avantium to enable the sale and delivery of an Avantium Flowrence(TM) parallel fixed bed reactor system. The Flowrence(TM) will allow PNNL to accelerate its catalyst research for infrastructure compatible biofuels and bioproducts. PNNL is operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy. The Laboratory advances science and...

2009-01-21 07:30:00

AMSTERDAM, January 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Royal Cosun and Avantium announced the start of their collaboration. The companies join forces to develop a specific process for the production of a new generation of bioplastics and biofuels from selected organic waste streams. Avantium is developing these bioplastics and biofuels under the name 'Furanics'. Within the collaboration, Cosun will focus on the selection, isolation and purification of suitable components from agricultural...

2008-09-02 03:00:29

AMSTERDAM, September 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Avantium announced today that it has entered into a master services agreement with Chevron Energy Technology Company for the application of high-throughput technologies in the development of catalysts in the oil and gas field. Avantium specializes in high-throughput methodologies that enable scientists to conduct parallel experiments on a very small scale, under industrial conditions and at a very high speed. This agreement allows Chevron Energy...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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