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December 16, 2013
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO; Delft) and AV Topchiev Institute for Petrochemical Synthesis (TIPS; Moscow) have signed a letter of intent to create...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Two-research-institutes-partner-to-market-new-XTL-process-technology_57416.html
December 13, 2013
The European Union's research and innovation program, Horizon 2020, was launched this week by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European commissioner for research, innovation, and science...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Chemical-industry-welcomes-launch-of-EUs-$110-billion-Horizon-2020-research-and-innovation-program_57396.html
December 12, 2013
DSM, together with DONG Energy (Fredericia, Denmark), has demonstrated the combined fermentation of C6 and C5 sugars from wheat straw on an industrial scale, DSM announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DSM-proves-straw-based-bioethanol-production_57307.html
December 11, 2013
Calysta Energy (Menlo Park, CA) has completed a series-A financing round totaling $3 million, the company announced today. The financing was led by Pangaea Ventures (Vancouver, BC) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Biobased-chemicals-start-up-completes-$3-million-financing-round_57270.html
December 11, 2013
Kemira and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have today signed a €45-million ($62 million) R&D loan agreement, Kemira has announced. The EIB has evaluated and granted the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Kemira-signs-R-and-D-loan-agreement-with-European-Investment-Bank_57268.html
December 10, 2013
Lignol Innovations Ltd. (LIL; Vancouver, BC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lignol Energy Corp. (LEC; Vancouver), has signed a nonbinding letter of intent (LOI) with Sichuan Xilin...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Canadian-firm-signs-deal-to-cooperate-in-Chinas-biorefinery-market_57241.html
December 10, 2013
Michelin and sugar producer Tereos (Lille, France) have signed an agreement to pool their respective skills and capabilities with the goal of jointly developing innovative...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Michelin-and-French-sugar-ethanol-producer-partner-in-biobased-butadiene-project_57244.html
December 10, 2013
Monsanto and Novozymes announced today that they have entered into a long-term strategic alliance to jointly develop agricultural biologicals for global broadacre crops, fruits, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Monsanto-Novozymes-form-ag-biologicals-alliance_57243.html
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
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