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October 8, 2013
Ashland today said it has opened a testing lab for lithium-ion battery materials at Wilmington, DE. The lab will be a support center for customers of the company’s specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Ashland-opens-battery-testing-lab_55757.html
October 4, 2013
Dow AgroSciences is advancing an insect-resistant soybean for South America that, if approved, will compete directly with a newly launched seed Monsanto expects to be its next...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Dow-developing-competitor-to-Monsantos-Intacta-soybean_55678.html
October 2, 2013
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; Karlsruhe, Germany) has successfully started the synthesis stage of its Biomass to Liquid Karlsruhe (Bioliq) pilot plant, the institute has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/German-biomass-to-liquids-pilot-plant-reaches-synthesis-stage_55584.html
October 2, 2013
Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA) has produced, and shipped to a prospective partner, samples of what it believes to be the first 100% biobased nylon-6,6. The product is made from Rennovia's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Rennovia-ships-100-percent-biobased-nylon-66_55589.html
October 1, 2013
BASF is spending $25 million to expand its R&D site at Beachwood, OH, to include cathode materials research and chemical and process engineering. The expansions will increase the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-spending-$25-million-to-expand-research-facility_55536.html
September 30, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries says it has opened a 70,000–sq ft technology center at Houston to develop process technologies and chemical catalysts for its intermediates and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/LyondellBasell-opens-Houston-tech-center_55528.html
September 30, 2013
Western Hydrogen (Calgary, AB) says it has reached a major milestone in the piloting of an innovative hydrogen production technology, molten salt gasification (MSG). The first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Western-Hydrogen-achieves-pilot-production-of-MSG-based-hydrogen_55500.html
September 26, 2013
Mounting consumer pressure and legislation is accelerating demand growth for biobased polymers, although variations in product cost and properties remain an impediment, says a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Commercialization-of-certain-biobased-polymers-hampered-by-cost_55463.html
September 26, 2013
Clariant has opened a new global oil and mining headquarters at The Woodlands, TX, outside Houston. The headquarters will include two technical centers, one for mining and one for oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Clariant-opens-oil-and-mining-HQ-in-Texas_55461.html
September 25, 2013
K+S (Kassel, Germany) has started constructing an analysis and research center at a new site at Unterbreizbach, Germany, the company announced today. The center is scheduled to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/K+S-starts-construction-of-analysis-and-research-center-in-Germany_55417.html
September 25, 2013
Praxair announced on 24 September that it has opened a global technology center at Shanghai to support development and innovation. The Praxair China Technology Center is located in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Praxair-opens-global-technology-center-in-China_55395.html
September 24, 2013
Emery Oleochemicals (Selangor, Malaysia) has established a new business unit, eco-friendly polyols, in recognition of the opportunities in the global polyol industry, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Emery-Oleochemicals-establishes-eco-friendly-polyols-business-unit_55391.html
September 19, 2013
Teijin (Tokyo) announced today that it has developed an adhesion prevention gel made with a plant-based biodegradable polymer that is expected to be applied in laparoscopic surgery...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Teijin-develops-plant-based-biodegradable-adhesion-prevention-gel_55264.html
September 19, 2013
Biome Plastics (Southampton, UK) has secured a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) to broaden its research in the field of industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/UK-firm-receives-government-funding-to-broaden-research-on-bioplastics_55261.html
September 16, 2013
BASF said today that it will open a technical service laboratory at its Asia/Pacific innovation campus, located in the Pudong region of Shanghai, to serve China’s mining...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-to-open-technical-service-lab-for-mining-solutions-at-Shanghai_55169.html
September 12, 2013
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO; Delft), an independent research organization; and Algae for Food and Fuel, a cultivator, will build a mobile algae...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Dutch-partners-to-build-mobile-algae-biorefinery_55120.html
September 11, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has set its sights on growing the company's highly successful performance materials business, particularly liquid crystals, in which Merck has 60%...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Merck-KGaA-sharpens-focus-on-performance-materials_55073.html
September 10, 2013
The Port of Frederikshavn (Frederikshavn, Denmark) and Steeper Energy (Calgary, AB), along with Aalborg University (Aalborg, Denmark) have entered into a partnership to establish the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Consortium-to-build-first-biorefinery-for-marine-fuel-in-Denmark_55075.html
September 9, 2013
Cargill and Evolva's (Reinach, Switzerland) development program for fermentation-based steviol glycosides is moving into pilot scale ahead of schedule, potentially making the process...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Cargill-Evolva-fermentation-based-steviol-program-moves-to-pilot-phase-ahead-of-schedule_55035.html
September 6, 2013
Midori Renewables (Cambridge, MA), is deploying its "breaking the biomass barrier" technology, based on a catalyst that melts non-food biomass into low-cost sugar, enabling...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-firm-to-build-demonstration-facility-for-non-food-biomass-to-sugar-technology_55011.html
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