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February 7, 2008
Syngenta today reported net profit for 2007 up 75% to $1.1 billion, on sales up 15% to $9.2 billion. About 5% of the sales growth resulted from an increase in demand for seeds and crop...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Syngenta-Boosted-by-Biofuels_10244.html
January 15, 2008
Neste Oil Corp. (Helsinki) says it will invest €550 million ($808.5 million) in an 800,000-m.t./year diesel plant in Singapore, which will use renewable feedstock and will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Neste-Builds-Biodiesel-Plant-in-Singapore-Air-Liquide-to-Supply-Hydrogen_9800.html
December 14, 2007
‘Bad’ tax: OECD calls for changes. Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris) secretary-general Angel Gurria called for governments to consider...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/OECD-at-Bali-Talks-Suggests-the-Removal-of-Biofuels-Subsidies_9389.html
December 14, 2007
Alternative fuels are vying for a spot on the transportation highway as petroleum costs escalate, light oil reserves diminish, and environmental issues raise concerns. Bioethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Alternative-Fuels_9419.html
December 3, 2007
A panel of biofuels experts convened recently by DuPont addressed the role biofuels can play in helping to curb global warming and reduce U.S. dependence on hydrocarbon fuel sources...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Alternative-Energy_9134.html
November 16, 2007
DuPont is targeting revenue from its Applied BioSciences product pipeline, which includes cellulosic biofuels, materials made from bio-based 1,3-propanediol (bio-PDO), and functional...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DuPont-Sees-Significant-Opportunity-in-Biotechnology_8877.html
November 16, 2007
Petronas (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) says that it has signed an agreement with Battelle Memorial Institute (Columbus, OH), Battelle-Japan Corporation (Tokyo) and Mitsubishi Corporation...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Petronas-Consortium-to-Set-Up-Renewable-Energy-Laboratory_8920.html
November 2, 2007
BP has teamed up with Arizona State University and non-profit organization Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) to develop biofuels from bacteria. Financial terms were not disclosed. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BP-Links-with-Arizona-State-for-Biofuels-from-Bacteria_8665.html
October 1, 2007
Foster Wheeler and Praxair say they have entered into a partnership to develop clean coal technologies that incorporate Praxair’s oxy-coal combustion process for coal-fired power...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Foster-Wheeler-and-Praxair-Link-on-Clean-Coal_7990.html
October 1, 2007
Mission Biofuels (Perth, Australia) says it has selected Axens’s Esterfip-H technology for the company’s second biodiesel plant at Kuantan Port, Malaysia. The first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Axens-Supplies-Large-Biodiesel-Plant-in-Malaysia_7999.html
September 17, 2007
Süd-Chemie plans to invest €100 million in China over the next 2-3 years....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Sud-Chemie-Plans-Expansion-in-China_7730.html
September 5, 2007
The European Commission has given antitrust clearance for a 420-million liter/year ethanol plant previously announced by BP, Associate British Food's (London) British Sugar, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BP-and-DuPont-Win-EU-Approval-for-Biofuels-Plant_7420.html
August 9, 2007
The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington) told lawmakers last week that increased requirements for renewable fuels, including ethanol blends, could...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/NPRA-Cautions-Lawmakers-on-Renewable-Fuel-Mandates_6394.html
August 7, 2007
DOE says it will invest up to $375 million to fund three bioenergy research centers for the first five years of operation. The three research centers are: DOE BioEnergy Science Center...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DOE-Funds-Bioenergy-Research-Centers_6883.html
August 7, 2007
The €8-billion ($10.9 billion) market for solar energy panels is growing 25%-45%/year, representing a significant market opportunity for the chemical industry. Activity in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Solar-Energy_6869.html
August 7, 2007
DuPont says it will invest $58 million to partly fund the construction of two biofuel facilities to be located at BP’s existing Saltend, U.K. site. The facilities are the result...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DuPont-and-BP-to-Build-Advanced-Biofuel-Facilities-in-U-K-_6806.html
August 6, 2007
Representative Henry Waxman (D., CA) has asked the National Academy of Sciences (NAS: Washington) to convene an expert panel to examine the effect that certain biofuel and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Waxman-Asks-NAS-to-Examine-Biofuels-and-Coal-to-Liquid-Technologies_5706.html
July 27, 2007
Neste Oil (Helsinki) and Total are close to a final agreement on a previously announced biodiesel manufacturing joint venture at Total’s Dunkirk, France refinery, reports say...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Neste-and-Total-Advance-Biodiesel-JV-Plans_5598.html
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