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August 8, 2013
The US Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Washington) is working with Ecopetrol (Bogotá) to develop ways to process the residue from sugar cane and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Ecopetrol-seeks-NREL-expertise-in-developing-bagasse-to-ethanol-process_54323.html
August 7, 2013
Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) has expanded its worldwide agreement with Samsung Fine Chemicals (SFC; Seoul) that focuses on biodegradable polymer products, Metabolix announced. Metabolix...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Metabolix-expands-collaboration-with-Samsung-Fine-Chemicals-reports-second-quarter-loss_54294.html
August 2, 2013
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $22 million in new investments to help develop cost-competitive algae-fuels and streamline the biomass feedstock supply chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-DOE-to-invest-$22-million-in-algal-and-biomass-biofuel-development-projects_54193.html
July 31, 2013
Imaspro (Klang, Malaysia) says it has incorporated a new, wholly owned subsidiary, Plant Science Center, to carry out research into agricultural chemicals. The group’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Malaysian-firm-Imaspro-forms-new-subsidiary-to-research-agricultural-chemicals_54091.html
July 30, 2013
Evonik Industries has begun operating a pilot plant for ω-amino lauric acid (ALS) at Slovenska Lupca, Slovakia, the company announced today. The biobased ALS is an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Evonik-launches-pilot-production-of-biobased-lauric-acid-in-Slovakia_54064.html
July 30, 2013
Dow Chemical announced today that Bill Banholzer, chief technology officer and executive v.p. whose tenure saw the value of Dow’s innovation pipeline triple to $32 billion, has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Dow-CTO-retires_54065.html
July 29, 2013
Solegear Bioplastics (Vancouver, BC), a developer of bioplastic technologies, has entered into a significant contribution agreement with the Industrial Research Assistance Program of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Canadas-Solegear-enters-into-agreement-with-government-to-develop-bioplastic-technologies-using-industrial-waste_54011.html
July 29, 2013
Gevo (Englewood, CO) has begun supplying the US Coast Guard R&D Center (Washington) with initial quantities of finished renewable isobutanol-blended gasoline for engine testing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Gevo-supplies-isobutanol-blended-gasoline-to-US-Coast-Guard-for-testing_54018.html
July 26, 2013
Researchers from the US Department of Energy (DoE)'s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI; Berkeley, CA) have engineered the Ralstonia eutropha bacterium to produce fatty acid-derived, diesel-range methyl ketones, JBEI announced. Methyl ketones are naturally occurring aliphatic compounds used in fragrances and flavorings. The researchers at JBEI have shown that  methyl ketones also have high diesel fuel ratings, making them strong candidates as advanced biofuels....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-researchers-engineer-bacterium-to-produce-biodiesel_53932.html
July 26, 2013
Ampac Fine Chemicals (AFC; Rancho Cordova, CA), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Pacific Corp. (Las Vegas); and Proteaf Technologies (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) have signed an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/AFC-and-Proteaf-sign-joint-development-agreement_53931.html
July 25, 2013
Bayer announced today that it aims to commercialize the use of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) as new raw material for plastics, following a successful test phase. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Bayer-to-commercialize-carbon-dioxide-based-plastics-production-process_53892.html
July 24, 2013
Researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Unist; Ulsan, South Korea) have found a simple, low-cost, and eco-friendly method of creating nitrogen-doped graphene...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Korean-researchers-find-eco-friendly-method-for-creating-nitrogen-doped-graphene-nanoplatelets_53856.html
July 24, 2013
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a chemical reaction that has the potential to lower the cost and streamline the manufacture of compounds ranging from...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-researchers-discover-chemical-reaction-to-streamline-manufacture-of-chemical-compounds-using-phthaloyl-peroxide_53861.html
July 22, 2013
Biopesticide firm Marrone Bio Innovations set the terms for its planned $65-million initial public offering in an S-1 amendment filed with the SEC 22 July. According to the filing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Marrone-Bio-Innovations-sets-terms-for-IPO_53815.html
July 19, 2013
DSM announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA), a cooperative research institution created by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DSM-partners-with-Indian-research-institution-to-develop-engineering-plastics-for-the-electrical-industry_53775.html
July 19, 2013
An interdisciplinary team of Colorado State University (CSU; Fort Collins) researchers has received a $2-million National Science Foundation (Arlington, VA) grant to research new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/CSU-researchers-get-$2-million-grant-to-research-use-of-cyanobacteria-in-biofuel-production_53763.html
July 18, 2013
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and Wilmar International Limited announced today that they have begun shipping renewable chemicals from their previously announced joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Elevance-Wilmar-commission-Indonesian-biorefinery_53714.html
July 17, 2013
DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts, a joint venture of DuPont and Tate & Lyle, has introduced a Pharmacopeia-grade propanediol, a natural solvent and humectant that can replace...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DuPont-Tate-and-Lyle-launches-biosourced-propanediol-for-food-applications_53703.html
July 16, 2013
Sapphire Energy (San Diego), an algae-based fuels producer; and Linde Group will expand their partnership to commercialize industrial-scale conversion technology needed to upgrade...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Sapphire-Energy-and-Linde-expand-partnership-to-commercialize-algae-to-fuel-technology_53672.html
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