Ethanol isn't the only bioproduct making its way to the mainstream. Oils, lubricants, polymers, and even raw materials for perfume can be made from plants these days. Not everyone is a fan of ethanol, especially in the U.S., but other bioproducts raise interesting possibilities about what this technology can be used for. Here are five companies to keep an eye on.
Rentech also recently completed the acquisition of a majority stake in ClearFuels Technology, an advanced biofuel-technology company that it had previously partnered with.
Solazyme's most lucrative market initially may be high-value inputs for products such as cosmetics and perfumes, where specially designed chemicals fetch a premium. Nothing quite like spraying algae excrement on yourself to spice up a date, eh?
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