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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
May 21, 2014
The German association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt), at its annual press conference at Frankfurt today, criticize the contradictory character of the federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/DIB-German-government-policy-on-biotech-is-contradictory_61190.html
May 20, 2014
The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America Group, announced today that it is awarding the 2014 SCI Perkin Medal to John Warner, president and chief technology officer of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/SCI-awards-Perkin-medal-to-green-chemistry-leader_61170.html
May 20, 2014
Maverick Synfuels (Research Triangle Park, NC), and Plant Process Equipment (PPE; League City, TX), have formed a partnership to manufacture and sell small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Maverick-Synfuels-and-PPE-collaborate-on-manufacture-sale-of-small-scale-GTL-methanol-plants_61164.html
May 19, 2014
Scientists from IBM Research (Armonk, NY) have discovered a new class of polymer materials that can potentially transform manufacturing and fabrication in the fields of transportation...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/IBM-researchers-discover-new-class-of-industrial-polymers_61128.html
May 16, 2014
Momentum in industrial biotechnology is accelerating as large-scale projects come online and biobased processes become part of strategic plans at large chemical companies. Over 1,100...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/BIO-2014-Industrial-biotech-becoming-an-integral-part-of-the-chemical-industry_61107.html
May 15, 2014

The Diamond Green Diesel facility at Norco, LA, has successfully implemented the UOP/ENI Ecofining process technology, says Honeywell, the parent of UOP.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/UOPENI-Ecofining-technology-meets-all-targets-at-Diamond-Green-Diesel_61082.html
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