Thanks to Doris de Guzman, writing for The Energy Collective, a recent Jefferies & Company report covering the outlook in 2013 for bio-based chemicals and next generation bio-fuels technologies gains the spotlight. More specifically, for her October, 2012, story, she extensively cites the views of Jefferies’ equity analyst Laurence Alexander. According to him, as reported by Ms. Guzman, 2013 will be a key “validation year” for most bio-based chemicals and next generation bio-fuels technologies.
In the story, entitled 2013: A validation year for industrial biotech, Myriant is one of three companies featured in the section on the status of bio-succinic acid production, with special reference to plants coming on line and their relative capacity. Of note is the point in the piece that of the three companies mentioned, our facility in Louisiana targeted for the first quarter of 2013 will have the highest capacity.
In case you’re not familiar with Laurence Alexander and Jeffries’ clean technology initiatives, a bit more about both is included in this 2010 news release out of the company’s London and New York offices. A source of additional information is here.
Lastly, if you’re not familiar with Doris de Guzman, you might give serious consideration to following her. As her bio notes, in part: She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 12 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry as former senior editor at ICIS Chemical Business, a global chemical trade magazine.
The home page for The Energy Collective is here.