Webinar: Empires Form but Opportunity Awaits in the Bio-based Fuels and Chemicals Partnership Puzzle

June 5, 2012


As bio-based value chains race to compete with petroleum processes, key partnerships emerge to bring novel technologies to commercial relevance. Starting in the late 1990s, a handful of innovative start-ups began aligning with oil companies, chemicals companies, and agribusiness firms to access the resources necessary to compete. Today, a complex network of joint ventures, investments, and joint development agreements entangles 753 unique companies, 79% of which appear in one mega cluster. While flexible bioprocessing companies like Amyris, Gevo, and LanzaTech form hubs around themselves, key corporations like Shell, Mitsubishi Chemical, Waste Management, and Chevron are aligning complimentary innovators to commercialize next generation processes. Lux Research built a comprehensive network map to analyze the relationships in the alternative fuels and bio-based chemicals industry, and this webinar will highlight some of the key findings, specifically:

  • Key innovators, and the support systems established
  • Corporate strategies of open innovation, value chain integration, and new technology acquisition
  • The evolution of the ecosystem, and existing collaboration opportunities

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Closed | June 5, 2012 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

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Coverage Areas

Alternative Fuels