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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
September 3, 2013
Momentive Specialty Chemicals has signed a collaboration agreement with Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at Western University (London, ON), Momentive announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Momentive-and-Canadian-university-agree-to-develop-lightweight-composites_54878.html
September 3, 2013
Researchers at Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB; Ghent, Belgium), in cooperation with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium), have developed yeast strains that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Belgian-researchers-develop-yeast-strain-to-improve-bioethanol-production-from-waste-streams_54874.html
September 2, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) and Raisioagro (Raisio, Finland) have launched a joint research project to investigate the potential of straw as a raw material for producing renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Neste-Oil-launches-project-to-assess-potential-of-straw-as-feedstock-for-biodiesel_54864.html
September 2, 2013
Airbus and RT-Biotekhprom (Moscow), a subsidiary of Rostec Group (Moscow), have signed a cooperation agreement to launch a large-scale analysis of aviation fuel feedstock available in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Airbus-and-partner-study-development-of-sustainable-fuels-for-aviation-in-Russia_54863.html
August 30, 2013
The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Golden, CO) says it has patented a catalyst that reforms tar into synthetic gas (syngas), which can accelerate the process of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/NREL-patents-catalyst-that-reforms-tar-into-syngas_54838.html
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