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July 14, 2017

5 minutes with… Darcy Prather, President of Kalion.

"One of the greatest challenges dealing with technology this early in the supply chain is that it often requires you to re-think how you might operate throughout the value chain."

Our world demands more materials and polymers to respect the environment and transfer the billions spent on our oil based industries to renewable sources. The challenge arises when striking the balance between these desires and the practicalities of paying more for renewable substitutes. This means that more chemical companies are refining their production processes and the strategies they use to become more competitive on price.

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April 21, 2017

Four Small Businesses to Collaborate with Berkeley Lab Through Small Business Vouchers

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that 38 small businesses will collaborate with national lab researchers through the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot, including four that will work with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) in the areas of bioenergy and advanced manufacturing.

The innovative SBV pilot facilitates access to the DOE national labs for U.S. small businesses, enabling them to tap into the intellectual and technical resources they need to overcome critical technology challenges for their advanced energy products and gain a global competitive advantage.

Eight DOE national laboratories will receive funding to partner with 38 competitively selected small businesses across the country.

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March 4, 2016

Kalion and the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry Join Forces to Create High-Value Technologies Derived from Low-Cost Glucaric Acid

MILTON, Mass. and WILMINGTON, Mass., March 4, 2016  — The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC (WBI) and Kalion, Inc. (Kalion) announce their collaboration to create and develop prototypes for a wide array of novel technologies derived from glucaric acid.

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