Volume 92 Issue 2 | p. 13
Issue Date: January 13, 2014

Cover Stories: 2014 World Chemical Outlook

Cleantech: Renewables To Rebound From Hype Deficit

Department: Business | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: world chemical outlook, cleantech, lithium ion batteries, biobased chemicals, biofuels

Excitement about cleantech has hit bottom, according to analysts. But that’s to be expected, because it has been several years since the sector was considered new. Venture capitalists have moved on, and this is the year corporations and private equity firms will take over to advance the most desirable technologies.

Renewable chemicals and fuels became a real, live industry last year, with a first batch of commercial-scale facilities. Advanced biofuels firms KiOR and Beta Renewables . . .

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