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December 9, 2013
Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Singapore) have made a nanomedicine breakthrough, converting common plastic materials such as polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Researchers-convert-plastics-into-disease-fighting-nanofibers_57197.html
December 5, 2013
Evonik Industries has succeeded in using biotechnology methods to convert synthesis gas (syngas) to pure 2-hydroxyisobutyric acid (2-HIBA) under industrial conditions, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Evonik-researches-bacterial-conversion-of-syngas-to-specialty-chemicals_57101.html
December 3, 2013
Enerkem (Montreal) announced today that it has begun commissioning front-end systems at its Alberta municipal solid waste (MSW)-to-methanol facility at Edmonton, Canada. When fully...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Enerkem-begins-commissioning-trash-to-methanol-unit_57053.html
November 28, 2013
The European Commission (Brussels) has proposed new rules on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/European-Commission-proposes-new-rules-to-help-protect-trade-secrets_56998.html
November 27, 2013
Clariant's (Muttenz, Switzerland) masterbatches business unit will open its first project house at Pogliano, Italy, to demonstrate masterbatches products and processes. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Clariant-opens-project-house-in-Italy-targeting-applications-in-functional-packaging_56977.html
November 26, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) is looking to strengthen its presence in the prescription pharmaceuticals market in the United States and is open to more collaborations and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Merck-KGaA-eyes-pharma-acquisitions-in-the-US-strengthens-ties-with-Israeli-firms_56959.html
November 26, 2013
Clariant today announced the opening of its new mining application and development center (CADM) at Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, which will serve as the company’s global...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Clariant-opens-mining-application-and-development-center-in-Brazil_56960.html
November 25, 2013
Green chemicals firm Carbios (Paris) has filed its “document de base” with the French financial markets authority (AMF; Paris) as part of its proposed IPO on NYSE Alternext...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Carbios-to-seek-IPO-in-NYSE-Alternext-Paris_56937.html
November 21, 2013
The European Parliament has approved the regulation to set up Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation program for 2014–2020, together with the rules for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/EU-approves-Horizon-2020-a-$108-billion-research-and-innovation-program_56850.html
November 21, 2013
University of Leicester (Leicester, UK) students have cloned the DNA sequences responsible for degrading toluene, the university announced. The cloning of these sequences could help...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/UK-university-students-clone-bacteria-that-degrades-toluene_56844.html
November 19, 2013
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL; Albuquerque, NM) will use their expertise in protein expression, enzyme engineering, and high-throughput assays as part  of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-researchers-seek-to-develop-biocatalyst-technologies-to-convert-methane-to-butanol_56776.html
November 18, 2013
Makhteshim Agan Industries (Tel Aviv) says it is building a new global R&D center at the Neot Hovav ecoindustrial park in Israel. Completion of the construction is expected in two...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Makhteshim-Agan-to-establish-global-R-and-D-center-in-Israel_56749.html
November 14, 2013
Eastman Chemical has opened a specialty fluids testing lab in Singapore for Therminol-branded heat-transfer fluids and Skydrol-branded aviation hydraulic fluids, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Eastman-opens-specialty-fluids-testing-lab-in-Singapore_56692.html
November 13, 2013
Industrial biotech Deinove's (Montpellier, France) plant chemistry development program has been awarded nearly €6 million ($8.1 million) in funding by France's environment and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/French-green-chemistry-start-up-receives-&euro6-million-in-funding_56645.html
November 12, 2013
Wison Engineering Services Co. (Shanghai) has successfully started up the Shell-Wison hybrid gasification demonstration plant at Nanjing, marking the commencement of the demonstration...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Wison-Engineering-starts-up-hybrid-gasification-demonstration-plant-in-China_56641.html
November 11, 2013
Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France), IFP Energies Nouvelles (Ifpen; Rueil-Malmaison), and Michelin have launched BioButterfly, a plant chemistry research partnership that aims to develop...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Axens-partners-with-Michelin-IFP-in-French-research-initiative-for-biobased-butadiene_56616.html
November 7, 2013
BASF signed a letter of intent at a ceremony in Brussels today to set up a new Electronics Materials R&D Center Asia/Pacific in partnership with Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-to-set-up-electronic-materials-R-and-D-center-in-Korea_56516.html
October 31, 2013
Clariant today officially opened a €100-million ($137.6 million) innovation center at the Höchst industrial park, near Frankfurt. The Clariant Innovation Center (CIC) was...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Clariant-opens-major-innovation-center-in-Germany-will-seek-small-acquisitions_56342.html
October 28, 2013
DuPont says it has opened the second phase of its China R&D center at the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, at Shanghai. The center will house an additional 150 researchers, and the floor...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DuPont-expands-R-and-D-center-in-China_56244.html
October 21, 2013
Clariant announced today that it has supplied its proprietary carbon dioxide (CO2)–Substitute Natural Gas (SNG) catalyst for the methanation unit of Audi’s new power-to-gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Clariant-supplies-catalyst-for-CO2-methanation-plant_56080.html
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