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October 27, 2008
DSM says it has launched a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for enzyme R&D that enables commercially viable production of biofuels from nonfood or...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DSM-Launches-Cellulosic-Biofuel-Project_14972.html
October 24, 2008
Novozymes aims to make it possible by 2010 to use its enzymes to produce ethanol from agricultural waste, such as straws and corn stover, says Thomas Videbæk, executive...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Novozymes-Ramps-Up-Focus-on-Second-Generation-Biofuels_14994.html
October 20, 2008
DuPont says it 50-50 joint venture with Danisco’s Genencor, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, broke ground on its first pilot-scale biorefinery and biofuel R&D facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Biofuels-Pilot-Plant-Under-Way_14821.html
October 15, 2008
Accelergy says it has launched an integrated coal-to-liquids fuels program aimed at producing cleaner fuels and chemical products...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Accelergy-Launches-Coals-to-Liquids-Fuels-Program_14747.html
October 14, 2008
DuPont says it 50-50 joint venture with Danisco’s Genencor, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, broke ground on its first pilot-scale biorefinery and biofuels R&D facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DuPont-Genencor-JV-Breaks-Ground-on-Biofuels-Pilot-Plant_14749.html
October 13, 2008
  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Novozymes $12.3 million to fund an R&D project to increase the efficiency of enzymes for converting waste biomass to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DOE-Awards-Novozymes-$12-3-Million-for-Bioethanol-R-and-D_14726.html
September 24, 2008
I’d like to see the chemical sector doing more… research and development on nature-based chemistry; the way microbes, fungi, plants and animals have evolved and perfected, over billions of years, super efficient and novel ways of harvesting sunlight up to making substances that appear to avoid antibiotic resistance; in short, the field of biomimicry....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/THE-5-MINUTE-INTERVIEW-Achim-Steiner-UN-Under-Secretary-General-and-Executive-Director-UN-Environment-Programme-UNEP_13164.html
September 22, 2008
Royal Dutch Shell has signed biofuel research agreements with a total of six universities in Brazil, China, the U.K. and the U.S. The agreements are with the Massachusetts Institute of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Shell-Inks-Six-Biofuel-Research-Deals_14304.html
September 22, 2008
The Indian government has approved a national policy on biofuels that aims to increase bioethanol and biodiesel content in gasoline and diesel to 20% by 2017. Gasoline containing about...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/India-Approves-National-Policy-to-Develop-Biofuel-Sector_14324.html
September 19, 2008
The European Parliament’s Industry and Energy Committee voted 50-2 to scale back the European Commission’s previously announced plans to make renewable sources account for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Parliament-Panel-Agrees-to-Scale-Back-EU-Biofuels-Goal_14349.html
September 11, 2008
A survey commissioned by the European Union (EU) published today has found that 76% of citizens in the region think that not enough is being done by corporations and industry to combat...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/SURVEY-76-percent-of-Europeans-Say-Industry-Not-Doing-Enough-to-Tackle-Climate-Change_14138.html
September 10, 2008
The establishment of a global biofuels industry “will be much more difficult to achieve than originally thought,” according to a study published this week by consulting...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/STUDY-Creation-of-Biofuels-Industry-"Far-More-Difficult"-than-Anticipated_14107.html
August 26, 2008
Alternative movement: Hydrogen cars hit the road. Air Products and Linde are providing mobile refueling stations and hydrogen fuel for the Hydrogen Road Tour, a 31-stop, cross-country...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/-Teams-Up-with-Linde-to-Fuel-Hydrogen-Road-Tour_13751.html
August 18, 2008
BP says it has entered into a partnership with biofuel startup Verenium (Cambridge, MA), under which BP will pay Verenium $90 million for access to the company’s cellulosic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BP-and-Verenium-Form-Biofuel-Alliance_13627.html
August 18, 2008
‘I’d like to see the chemical industry doing less defending and supporting of old chemicals.’ As head of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Achim Steiner...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/The-5-Minute-Interview-Achim-Steiner_13669.html
August 12, 2008
U.K. government body the Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA; St. Leonards-on-Sea, U.K.) in its first monthly report on the supply of biofuels in the U.K. has identified that between mid-April...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Only-19-percent-of-U-K-Biofuels-Meet-Environmental-Standard_13549.html
August 7, 2008
BP says it has entered into a partnership with Verenium (Cambridge, MA) for the development and commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. During the first 18 months of the alliance, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BP-Forms-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Alliance-with-Verenium_13510.html
July 23, 2008
DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, a 50-50 joint venture between DuPont and Danisco's Genencor, has chosen Vonore, TN as the site to build its previously announced cellulosic ethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DuPont-Genencor-JV-Selects-Tennessee-for-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Pilot-Plant_13188.html
July 22, 2008
Rising gasoline prices and green-conscious consumers have forced the global automotive industry to rethink its power train, setting the stage for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to emerge as the enabling technology for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). From the current base of nearly zero, sales of lithium for HEV batteries are expected to exceed $500 million by 2015, analysts say. Rockwood Holdings, Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM), and FMC, the largest lithium producers worldwide, are poised to benefit from this new high-volume application....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Lithium-Charging-Up-the-Hybrids_13115.html
July 17, 2008
Shell says it has increased its ownership of biofuels technology firm Iogen Energy (Ottawa) to 50%, up from 26.5%, as part of a strategy to accelerate its program to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Shell-Beefs-Up-Position-in-Next-Generation-Biofuel_13051.html
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