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December 9, 2014
BASF today broke ground on a new innovation campus at Navi Mumbai, which is on the outskirts of Mumbai. The company will invest about €50 million ($62 million) to build the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-builds-innovation-campus-in-India_65985.html
December 8, 2014
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Espoo) says it is developing an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to polystyrene (PS) from polylactic acid (PLA) plastic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Finnish-researchers-developing-affordable-biobased-alternative-to-polystyrene_65961.html
December 8, 2014
Production of chemicals in Germany increased by 1.5% in 2014, compared with last year, says chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt). The increase in demand for chemicals was...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/VCI-German-chemical-production-up-1-5-percent-in-2014-"moderate-upward-trend"-expected-in-2015_65962.html
December 8, 2014
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Report-Europe-must-boost-R-and-D-investment-to-remain-competitive_65957.html
December 5, 2014
Plant Health Care (Raleigh, NC), a leading provider of novel biological products to agriculture, announced today that it has signed a development and distribution agreement with Arysta...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Plant-Health-Care-signs-Brazil-sugarcane-development-accord-with-Arysta-LifeScience_65913.html
December 5, 2014
Celanese plans to create a commercial and technology center in Mexico to support customers in Latin America. The company, which announced the project to celebrate its 70th year in the country, did not disclose the cost of the project or specify where the facility would be located. Celanese has a production site at Cangrejera and a logistics facility at Coatzacoalcos....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Celanese-plans-R-and-D-center-in-Mexico_65872.html
December 2, 2014
BASF’s refining catalysts business has launched a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts testing and research laboratory at a company site at Heidelberg, Germany. The site...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-launches-FCC-catalyst-lab-in-Germany_65776.html
December 2, 2014
Bayer today said that it plans to sharpen its focus on innovation in its life science businesses, which include HealthCare and CropScience. “Overall, we expect the R&D to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Bayer-outlines-R-and-D-plans-applies-for-nearly-500-life-sciences-patents_65771.html
November 26, 2014
Global Bioenergies (Paris) says it has successfully produced renewable butadiene by direct fermentation of glucose at lab scale. The company says it is the first to achieve the synthesis of biobased butadiene without any chemical steps....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Global-Bioenergies-to-scale-up-butadiene-production-by-direct-fermentation-of-glucose_65698.html
November 25, 2014
AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie (Dinteloord the Netherlands), Rabobank (Utrecht, the Netherlands), Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/AkzoNobel-sponsors-study-to-assess-viability-of-producing-chemicals-from-beetroot-sugars_65677.html
November 21, 2014
Carbios (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has used its proprietary enzymatic process to depolymerize 90% of polylactic acid (PLA) material –a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Carbios-achieves-PLA-depolymerization-process-in-48-hrs_65624.html
November 20, 2014
High energy costs and lower R&D spending have eroded the competitiveness of the European Union's chemical industry in export markets during the last two decades, Cefic says. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Cefic-study-Costly-energy-lower-R-and-D-spending-have-eroded-EU-chemical-sectors-competitiveness_65566.html
November 18, 2014
EnerG2 (Seattle) and BASF have entered into a comprehensive collaboration to improve and scale-up the production of EnerG2’s proprietary carbon materials for use in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-and-US-firm-enter-R-and-D-marketing-collaboration-on-energy-storage-technology_65505.html
November 18, 2014
Eight19 (Cambridge, UK) , a developer of low-cost organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology capable of delivering flexible and light-weight solar panels in high volume, has announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Developer-of-organic-photovoltaics-receives-more-funds-to-commericalize-its-process_65502.html
November 17, 2014
DSM has inaugurated an R&D center for high-performance materials at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands. The newly inaugurated center is DSM’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DSM-opens-materials-R-and-D-center-in-the-Netherlands_65478.html
November 11, 2014
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI; Hsinchu, Taiwan) in Taiwan has introduced a carbon capture technology that reduces carbon emissions from fossil power plants. High...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Calcium-looping-carbon-capture-technology-developed-by-Taiwan-researchers_65291.html
November 10, 2014
Qatar Fertilizer Co. (Qafco; Doha), a leading global producer of ammonia and urea, and the University of Liege in Belgium have signed an agreement for joint research cooperation into...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Qafco-and-University-of-Liege-sign-research-agreement-into-use-of-urea-in-poultry-feed_65247.html
November 5, 2014
Agrium’s subsidiary Loveland Products has signed a definitive agreement to take an equity stake in CH Biotech R&D Co. (Taiwan), an agricultural technology company that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Agrium-takes-equity-stake-in-plant-nutrition-research-company_65155.html
October 31, 2014
The US Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Bioenergy Technologies has awarded a grant of up to $2.5 million to NatureWorks (Blair, NE) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/NatureWorks-awarded-$2-5-million-grant-for-biomethane-to-chemicals-R-and-D-collaboration_65029.html
October 31, 2014
BASF says its BASF Venture Capital subsidiary has invested $1.5 million in SLIPS Technolgies (Cambridge, MA), part of a $3 million series A financing. Swiss entrepreneur and private...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-invests-$1-5-million-in-SLIPS-Technologies-signs-joint-development-agreement_64890.html
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