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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
August 29, 2013
Syngenta today announced two new executive board appointments. Patricia Malarkey has been appointed head of R&D with effect from 1 January 2014. Malarkey, who began her career in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Syngenta-makes-two-executive-board-appointments_54833.html
August 28, 2013
BASF says it has sponsored a junior professorship at University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern; Kaiserslautern, Germany) to investigate tools for the development of new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-supports-process-development-professorship-at-German-university_54794.html
August 27, 2013
Increasing environmental and regulatory pressures and concerns over toxicity to humans continue to drive growing demand for greener solvents in developed countries, while demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/IHS-Mounting-environmental-regulatory-pressures-driving-global-solvents-industry-to-greener-alternatives_54736.html
August 27, 2013
Radici Chemiefaser (Selbitz, Germany), formerly Dorix—a subsidiary of the Radici Group (Bergamo, Italy)—has developed a new nylon staple fiber. The fiber was developed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Radici-Group-develops-castor-oil-based-nylon-fiber_54760.html
August 26, 2013
Genomatica announced today that Just Jansz has been appointed to its board of directors. Jansz has 30 years of international experience as a senior executive in the chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Genomaticas-new-board-member-will-help-expand-licensing-business_54733.html
August 23, 2013
Optinol (San Francisco) has achieved energy-cost parity feasibility with bioethanol for the production of biobased butanol from a wide variety of sugars, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Optinol-develops-butanol-at-cost-parity-with-bioethanol_54712.html
August 22, 2013
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking feedback from public- and private-sector stakeholders on the need for federal financial assistance for the research, development...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-DOE-seeks-information-on-renewable-carbon-fiber-technologies-including-biobased-acrylonitrile_54637.html
August 21, 2013
Evonik Industries says it has opened an analytical center in Singapore dedicated to the animal feed industry. The center will be used for the full range of amino acid analytical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Evonik-opens-analytical-center-for-animal-feed-in-Singapore_54594.html
August 19, 2013
Monsanto today announced the completion of a $31-million expansion at its vegetable seed research headquarters in Woodland, CA. The expansion, which included a new 90,000 square-foot...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Monsanto-completes-$31-million-expansion-at-vegetable-seed-R-and-D-site_54561.html
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