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March 7, 2012
Itochu says it has  made an undisclosed investment in Lakewood, CO-based second-generation ethanol producer Zeachem. The two companies will jointly study opportunities to expand...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Itochu-Takes-Stake-in-ZeaChem_41870.html
March 6, 2012
The European Commission has proposed that the region takes “decisive action” to accelerate innovation relating to key raw materials, and agricultural products, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/EU-Proposes-Innovation-Partnerships-for-the-Supply-of-Raw-Materials-Agricultural-Products_41822.html
March 6, 2012
Cellulosic sugar manufacturer Viridia (Redwood City, CA), formerly HCL CleanTech, says it has raised $100 million in public and private financing to fund its first commercial-scale...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Cellulosic-Sugar-Supplier-Raises-$100-Million_41815.html
March 6, 2012
FMC says it has agreed with Kumiai Chemical Industry (Tokyo) to evaluate the potential for development and commercialization of a new herbicide. The herbicide was developed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/FMC-to-Evaluate-Development-and-Commercialization-of-New-Herbicide_41813.html
March 5, 2012
Frutarom (Haifa, Israel) says it has completed expansion of its plant in the Negev desert manufacturing Alguard, Frutarom's skin-active shield ingredient derived from red microalgae...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Frutarom-Hikes-Capacity-for-Bioactive-Raw-Material-Alguard_41786.html
March 2, 2012
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has published its 15th annual global CEO survey, which includes interviews with 88 CEOs from chemical companies across 29 countries. The survey shows that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Survey-Economic-Challenges-Emerging-Markets-and-Talent-Constraints-Preoccupy-Chemical-Industry-CEOs_41508.html
March 2, 2012
So called megatrends associated with earth's growing human population have been in evidence this week: In the agchems field the adoption of GM crops by area grew 8% in 2011 to 160...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-March-2_41772.html
March 1, 2012
Clariant says it has held an official groundbreaking ceremony for a previously announced innovation center at the Industriepark Höchst in Frankfurt. The new innovation center is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Clariants-New-Innovation-Center-at-Frankfurt-to-Create-500-Jobs_41707.html
February 27, 2012
 Amyris says it has secured $83.7 million in financing to fund working capital, two weeks after the company told investors it was having trouble maintaining peak yields and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Amyris-Secures-$83-7-Million-in-Financing_41600.html
February 27, 2012
BASF has agreed terms to acquire Merck KGaA’s (Darmstadt, Germany) battery electrolytes business. BASF says the purchase price is in the "low double-digit millions" of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/BASF-Buys-Merck-KGaAs-Battery-Electrolyte-Business-update_41500.html
February 23, 2012
Codexis’ interim CEO Peter Strumph , speaking at Jefferies’ Clean Technology conference today in New York, took the opportunity to dispel rumors circulating following the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Codexis-Interim-CEO-Management-and-Partnerships-Remain-Solid_41570.html
February 22, 2012
Lanxess (Leverkusen) says it has invested $10 million in BioAmber (Mineapolis, MN) as a part of a private placement. The investment strengthens Lanxess's commitment to renewable raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Lanxess-Invests-$10-Million-in-BioAmber_41534.html
February 21, 2012
Bayer says it will establish two "Bayer Bee Care Centers" to consolidate existing and future bee health projects from Bayer companies in cooperation with external partners...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Bayer-Ramps-Up-Bee-Health-Efforts_41512.html
February 16, 2012
Huntsman has broken ground on a $40 million technology center at Shanghai’s Minhang Economic & Technological Development Zone in China. The facility will include labs...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Huntsman-Builds-Technology-Center-in-Asia_41438.html
February 15, 2012
BASF says it will invest $33 million to expand its plant biotechnology and crop protection R&D facilities at Research Triangle Park (Raleigh, NC). Plans include a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/BASF-Investing-$33-Million-in-Plant-Biotech-Facility_41368.html
February 14, 2012
Dow AgroSciences says it is moving forward with a significant, multi-year asset investment in the U.S. for its 2,4-D choline herbicide product line, trade named Enlist.  2,4-D...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Dow-to-Make-Significant-Investment-in-24-D-Choline_41340.html
February 13, 2012
The European Commission adopted a coherent, interdisciplinary action plan today for creating a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe that underscores the sector’s role in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Europe-Unveils-Bioeconomy-Strategy_41328.html
February 13, 2012
Ajinomoto and Toray Industries say they have entered into an agreement to begin joint research for manufacturing the nylon raw material 1,5-pentanediamine (1,5-PD) from the amino acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/Ajinomoto-Toray-Industries-Sign-Biobased-Nylon-Development-Deal_41326.html
February 10, 2012
AkzoNobel CEO Hans Wijers, and executive committee member Graeme Armstrong who has responsibility for R&D and innovation, in a video interview with CW explain how the company is in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/AkzoNobel-Enhances-R-and-D-Capability-video_41266.html
February 9, 2012
BASF says it has agreed with Cofco Tunhe (Bejing), to co-develop and enhance sustainable tomato cultivation in China. Cofco Tunhe is one of the world's largest tomato producers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/innovation/BASF-to-Co-Develop-Sustainable-Tomato-Production-with-Chinese-Company_41207.html
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