Volume 90 Issue 2 | p. 16
Issue Date: January 9, 2012 | Web Date: January 12, 2012

Cover Stories: World Chemical Outlook 2012

Cleantech: Renewables Firms Will Look To Corporate Investors To Grow

Department: Business
Keywords: cleantech, bio-based chemicals, biofuels, marine energy, water, agriculture, venture capital

In 2012, cleantech firms will have to cope with lowered venture capital investment and shaky support from government, industry watchers say. On the other hand, corporate investors will seek out promising technology in sectors such as biobased chemicals, drop-in alternative fuels, water treatment, and agriculture.

The high-water mark for venture investing in cleantech was 2008. According to Dallas Kachan of consultant firm Kachan & Co., 2011 will yield the second-highest investment . . .

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