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October 2, 2013
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; Karlsruhe, Germany) has successfully started the synthesis stage of its Biomass to Liquid Karlsruhe (Bioliq) pilot plant, the institute has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/German-biomass-to-liquids-pilot-plant-reaches-synthesis-stage_55584.html
October 2, 2013
Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA) has produced, and shipped to a prospective partner, samples of what it believes to be the first 100% biobased nylon-6,6. The product is made from Rennovia's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Rennovia-ships-100-percent-biobased-nylon-66_55589.html
October 1, 2013
BASF is spending $25 million to expand its R&D site at Beachwood, OH, to include cathode materials research and chemical and process engineering. The expansions will increase the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/BASF-spending-$25-million-to-expand-research-facility_55536.html
September 30, 2013
Western Hydrogen (Calgary, AB) says it has reached a major milestone in the piloting of an innovative hydrogen production technology, molten salt gasification (MSG). The first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Western-Hydrogen-achieves-pilot-production-of-MSG-based-hydrogen_55500.html
September 27, 2013
Sugar start-up Proterro (Ewing, NJ) says it has met key milestones in scaling its biosynthetic production process and demonstrating the robustness of its sucrose-producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Proterro-advances-sucrose-production-technology_55479.html
September 26, 2013
Mounting consumer pressure and legislation is accelerating demand growth for biobased polymers, although variations in product cost and properties remain an impediment, says a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Commercialization-of-certain-biobased-polymers-hampered-by-cost_55463.html
September 26, 2013
Wison Engineering Services (Shanghai) says it has commercialized its proprietary methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology with the start-up of a plant with annual capacity for 300,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Wison-commercializes-MTO-technology-in-China_55452.html
September 25, 2013
Novomer (Waltham, MA) has won a $5-million grant from the Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative to scale up a new process for the production of acrylic acid from ethylene and carbon dioxide. The company has partnered with a major industrial gas producer on the project, and discussions with chemical partners are underway, says Michael Slowik, director/chemicals at Novomer....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Novomer-aims-to-scale-ethylene-to-acrylic-on-US-Gulf-Coast-by-2017_55397.html
September 25, 2013
Praxair announced on 24 September that it has opened a global technology center at Shanghai to support development and innovation. The Praxair China Technology Center is located in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Praxair-opens-global-technology-center-in-China_55395.html
September 19, 2013
Teijin (Tokyo) announced today that it has developed an adhesion prevention gel made with a plant-based biodegradable polymer that is expected to be applied in laparoscopic surgery...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Teijin-develops-plant-based-biodegradable-adhesion-prevention-gel_55264.html
September 19, 2013
Biome Plastics (Southampton, UK) has secured a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) to broaden its research in the field of industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/UK-firm-receives-government-funding-to-broaden-research-on-bioplastics_55261.html
September 17, 2013
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodridge, IL) says Inherent C18 diacid—a midchain length, biobased diacid the company is producing at its recently commissioned biorefinery at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Elevance-biorefinery-to-begin-shipping-C18-diacids_55210.html
September 16, 2013
BASF said today that it will open a technical service laboratory at its Asia/Pacific innovation campus, located in the Pudong region of Shanghai, to serve China’s mining...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/BASF-to-open-technical-service-lab-for-mining-solutions-at-Shanghai_55169.html
September 12, 2013
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO; Delft), an independent research organization; and Algae for Food and Fuel, a cultivator, will build a mobile algae...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Dutch-partners-to-build-mobile-algae-biorefinery_55120.html
September 11, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has set its sights on growing the company's highly successful performance materials business, particularly liquid crystals, in which Merck has 60%...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Merck-KGaA-sharpens-focus-on-performance-materials_55073.html
September 9, 2013
Cargill and Evolva's (Reinach, Switzerland) development program for fermentation-based steviol glycosides is moving into pilot scale ahead of schedule, potentially making the process...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Cargill-Evolva-fermentation-based-steviol-program-moves-to-pilot-phase-ahead-of-schedule_55035.html
September 6, 2013
Midori Renewables (Cambridge, MA), is deploying its "breaking the biomass barrier" technology, based on a catalyst that melts non-food biomass into low-cost sugar, enabling...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/US-firm-to-build-demonstration-facility-for-non-food-biomass-to-sugar-technology_55011.html
September 4, 2013
Arkema says it has decided to go ahead with plans to build production capacity for the novel, low global warming potential, refrigerant gas hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-1234yf with an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Arkema-to-build-production-capacity-for-the-novel-refrigerant-gas-HFO-1234yf_54936.html
September 3, 2013
Momentive Specialty Chemicals has signed a collaboration agreement with Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at Western University (London, ON), Momentive announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Momentive-and-Canadian-university-agree-to-develop-lightweight-composites_54878.html
September 3, 2013
Rodenburg Biopolymers (Oosterhout, Netherlands), a producer of starch-based plastics, has received an unspecified cash injection from Brabant Development (BOM; Tilburg, Netherlands)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Dutch-biopolymers-firm-receives-new-financing-to-increase-production_54876.html
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