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June 23, 2014
Evonik Industries says it has adopted a new approach, called Evonik Call for Research Proposals (ECRP), to building networks with outstanding scientists in universities. The approach's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Evonik-adopts-new-approach-to-R-and-D-with-external-partners_61971.html
June 23, 2014
The European Commission says that 66 new partners are being invited to join the Graphene Flagship—one of Europe’s largest research initiatives—following a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Europes-Graphene-Flagship-to-double-number-of-partners_61967.html
June 18, 2014
KWS (Einbeck, Germany), a major player in the seeds business, says it will increase R&D spending in fiscal 2014, when it plans to spend €160 million ($217.2 million) on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/KWS-to-increase-R-and-D-spending-build-new-research-facility-in-US_61911.html
June 16, 2014
Calysta (Menlo Park, CA) says it has successfully fermented methane into lactic acid as part of a research collaboration with NatureWorks announced last year. Lactic acid is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Calysta-successfully-produces-lactic-acid-from-methane_61840.html
June 12, 2014
TPC Group, North America's leading producer of butene and butadiene, and UOP today announced the they have entered into an agreement for UOP to be the exclusive licensor of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/TPC-and-UOP-link-in-on-purpose-butadiene-technology-licensing_61720.html
June 12, 2014
Source: Ford. Researchers at Ford Motor Co. and Heinz are investigating the use of tomato fibers to develop composite materials for use in vehicle manufacturing, the companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Ford-Heinz-collaborate-to-explore-use-of-tomato-by-product-to-make-composite-materials_61714.html
June 11, 2014
Avantium (Amsterdam) has closed a €36-million ($50 million) financing round backed by a consortium of investors including Swire Pacific, Coca-Cola, Danone, and Alpla, as well as...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Avantium-raises-&euro36-million-toward-first-commercial-scale-PEF-facility_61672.html
June 11, 2014
Braskem (São Paolo) has opened an R&D center at Campinas, Brazil, dedicated to biotechnology or projects involving chemical processes using renewable raw materials, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Braskem-opens-lab-for-renewables-R-and-D_61673.html
June 11, 2014
Sabic has become the largest owner of intellectual property in the Middle East as it passed the milestone of more than 10,000 patents either issued or pending approval, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Sabic-passes-patent-milestone-to-become-Mideasts-largest-owner-of-intellectual-property_61669.html
June 9, 2014
Takasago (Tokyo), specialized in the creation of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) will start commercializing farnesene-derived fragrance...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Takasago-Amyris-to-commercialize-farnesene-derived-fragrance-molecules_61623.html
June 5, 2014
Invista announced today that it is forming a collaboration with Eucodis Bioscience (Vienna, Austria), a biotechnology company focused in enzyme engineering and industrial enzyme...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Invista-to-collaborate-with-Austrian-enzyme-company_61584.html
June 4, 2014
FDA has approved Addivant's (Danbury, CT) registered Weston liquid antioxidant for food contact applications, the company announced today. The product is made using...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/FDA-approves-Addivants-nonylphenol-free-liquid-antioxidant-for-food-contact-applications_61552.html
June 4, 2014
Sabic and Kringlan Composites (Otelfingen, Switzerland) have been working on a thermoplastic composite wheel prototype for a German automotive manufacturer, leveraging Sabic’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Sabic-Swiss-firm-create-lightweight-thermoplastic-composite-wheel_61551.html
June 3, 2014
Linde and BASF announced today that they intend to cooperate in developing and licensing processes for on-purpose production of linear butenes and butadiene. BASF has developed process...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Linde-and-BASF-join-forces-to-develop-on-purpose-butadiene-production-technology_61503.html
June 3, 2014
Eastman Chemical says it has developed a new high-performance, readily biodegradable solvent for light- and heavy-duty cleaners that is effective at neutral pH and meets EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/New-Eastman-solvent-set-to-change-the-chemistry-of-clean_61520.html
May 27, 2014
Borealis has launched a portfolio of polypropylene (PP) compound grades composed of post-consumer recycled (PCR) and virgin content for interior, exterior and under-the-bonnet (UTB)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Borealis-launches-PP-portfolio-that-uses-post-consumer-recycled-and-virgin-resin_61324.html
May 27, 2014
Solvay has introduced a high-stiffness grade of poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) that provides 50% greater modulus/stiffness than standard neat PEEK grades, the company says. Despite...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Solvay-debuts-PEEK-grade-for-structural-applications_61326.html
May 27, 2014
BASF said today that it plans to increase its 2014 R&D budget to 3% of group sales, excluding oil and gas. At today’s annual research press conference, devoted to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/BASF-affirms-commitment-to-R-and-D-with-increased-budget-will-globalize-research_61328.html
May 22, 2014
Materia (Pasadena, CA), a catalyst firm with an exclusive license for Grubbs catalyst technology, announced today that it has been awarded a $2-million grant from the US Department of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/DOE-awards-Materia-$2-million-grant-to-improve-hydrogen-storage-systems_61231.html
May 22, 2014
Borealis and Borouge, a joint venture with Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., have been working with the Renault-Nissan Alliance to develop a range of polypropylene (PP) materials that meet...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Borealis-develops-PP-range-for-Renault-Nissan_61223.html
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