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March 29, 2012
A team of researchers at Rothamsted Research (Harpenden, the U.K.), an agricultural research organization, is conducting a field experiment to test the effectiveness of its genetically...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Research-Genetically-Modified-Wheat-Repels-Aphids_42372.html
March 28, 2012
Myriant (Quincy, MA) says it is “immediately” initiating scale-up activities of biobased acrylic acid in order to ship kilogram-sized quantities for potential customers in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Myriant-Begins-Scaling-Biobased-Acrylic-Acid-Process_42351.html
March 28, 2012
Evonik says it has agreed to collaborate with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) in the planning and designing of C919, the first Chinese medium-range...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Evonik-and-Commercial-Aircraft-Corporation-of-China-Codevelop-First-Chinese-Airliner_42350.html
March 28, 2012
A technique developed by researchers from the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI; San Francisco Bay Area, CA), is able to optimise the performance of microbes to generate a target...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/U-S-Synthetic-Biology-Technique-Triples-Biodiesel-Yield_42324.html
March 28, 2012
Lux Research (Boston, MA), a market research group, states in a new report dubbed 'Searching for Innovations to Cut Li-ion Battery Costs' that the key to growing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Study-Reducing-Li-ion-Battery-Costs-is-Key-to-Future-of-Electric-Vehicle-Market_42325.html
March 27, 2012
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) and Albemarle have been awarded a contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) for biobased jet fuel. Under the terms of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Navy-Taps-Cobalt-and-Albemarle-for-Biobased-Jet-Fuel_42340.html
March 27, 2012
Georgia Gulf and Galata Chemicals (Southbury, CT) say they are collaborating to develop flexible, biobased polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds containing Galata's biobased Drapex Alpha...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Georgia-Gulf-Taps-Galata-for-Biobased-PVC-Plasticizers_42339.html
March 27, 2012
BioAmber (Minneapolis) says it has produced multi-ton quantities of 1,4-butanediol (BDO), tetrahydrofuran (THF), and gamma-burtyrolactone  (GBL) from biobased succinic acid. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/BioAmber-Proves-Biobased-BDO-Production-at-Scale_42326.html
March 26, 2012
Avantium (Amsterdam), a catalyst technology firm, and Danone, have agreed to jointly develop bottles made from bio-polyethylene furanoate (PEF). The partnership will use...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Avantium-and-Danone-Agree-to-Develop-Bio-PEF-Bottles_42282.html
March 26, 2012
Source: Viridia Renewable technology firms Virent (Madison, WI) and Viridia (Redwood City, CA) say they have successfully converted cellulosic sugars from pine trees into hydrocarbons...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Virent-Viridia-Jet-Fuel-Passes-Key-Test_42295.html
March 23, 2012
Many Western pharmaceutical companies – and indeed pharma fine chemical contract manufacturers - have a tough road to tread. As Aslam Malik, president of Ampac Fine Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Fine-Chemicals-Why-High-Tech-Manufacturing-Really-is-the-Place-to-Be_42251.html
March 21, 2012
Evonik says it has expanded its hydroformylation catalysis research cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT; Rostock, Germany) and will set up a laboratory at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Evonik-Expands-Catalyst-Partnership-with-Leibniz-Institute_42189.html
March 21, 2012
Dow Chemical says it has opened an electronic materials R&D center near Seoul, Korea  to advance technologies for displays and semiconductors. Dow did not disclose the cost of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Dow-Opens-Korean-Electronic-Materials-Lab_42172.html
March 21, 2012
 Volkswagen of America has partnered with Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Solazyme (San Francisco) to evaluate emissions reductions and demonstrate the performance of biobased ...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Volkswagen-Evaluating-Amyris-and-Solazyme-Biodiesel_42173.html
March 20, 2012
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT), a biotech start-up, says it has successfully scaled-up its patented bioprocess for making the building block chemical glucarate from the lab to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Rivertop-Scales-up-Bioglucarate-Process-to-Pilot-Scale_42065.html
March 20, 2012
Researchers from Japan and the U.S. have developed a proton-responsive ligand and a homogeneous iridium catalyst which together enable the controlled storage and release of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Mimicking-Photosynthesis-Enables-Storage-and-Release-of-Hydrogen_42127.html
March 19, 2012
Ampac Fine Chemicals (AFC; Rancho Cordova, CA), the wholly owned pharmaceutical fine chemicals subsidiary of American Pacific Corporation (AMPAC; Las Vegas, NV) reported a loss for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Ampac-Fine-Chemicals-Relying-on-Technology-Capability-to-Drive-Growth_42098.html
March 16, 2012
This week, BASF has made yet another advance in the lithium battery materials sector through its licensing in of  lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery materials from LiFePO4+C...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-March-16_42084.html
March 15, 2012
 Ongoing inaction to prevent global climate change will lead to irreversible environmental damage and curb economic growth, according to a report published today by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/OECD-Warns-of-Severe-Consequences-of-Inaction-over-Climate-Change_42031.html
March 15, 2012
BASF says it has signed a long-term deal to license the rights to produce lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery materials from LiFePO4+C Licensing (Muttenz, Switzerland), an affiliate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/BASF-Licenses-Next-Generation-Lithium-Battery-Technology-from-Clariant-Affiliate_42023.html
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