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October 4, 2013
Apple’s use of plastic for the case of its new iPhone 5c smartphone reflects a trend that will increase the volume of plastics used in cell phones from 282,000 m.t. in 2013 to 336,000 m.t. in 2017, say analysts at IHS Chemical. The value of the plastics consumed will increase from $3.5 billion to $4.5 billion over the same period....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/IHS-Plastics-used-in-cellphones-to-reach-$4-5-billion-in-2017_55638.html
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
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