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January 21, 2015
Ube Industries said today that it will establish a new R&D facility within the Sakai factory at Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, in July 2016. The center will expand the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Ube-Industries-to-set-up-new-R-and-D-facility-in-Japan_67039.html
January 20, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it is collaborating with the Graphene Engineering Innovation Center (GEIC) at the University of Manchester in the design of a graphene research center...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Thomas-Swan-University-of-Manchester-collaborate-in-design-of-graphene-research-center_67004.html
January 16, 2015
Boeing and Embraer have opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in Brazil—a collaborative effort to establish further the aviation biofuel industry. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Boeing-Embraer-in-biobased-aviation-fuel-R-and-D-partnership_66935.html
January 15, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), the business currently being carved out from the rest of Bayer with plans to list it on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, today unveiled a breakthrough...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-commercialize-breakthrough-biobased-polyurethane_66852.html
January 9, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has appointed Ulrich Küsthardt as new chief innovation officer, effective from the beginning of this year. Küsthardt says that he plans to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Evonik-appoints-new-chief-innovation-officer_66709.html
December 18, 2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) plans to build a polyethylene (PE) pilot plant at its research and development facility in Bartlesville, OK. CPChem expects to begin construction in 2015.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/CPChem-to-build-PE-pilot-plant-at-Bartlesville-OK_66295.html
December 9, 2014
BASF today broke ground on a new innovation campus at Navi Mumbai, which is on the outskirts of Mumbai. The company will invest about €50 million ($62 million) to build the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-builds-innovation-campus-in-India_65985.html
December 8, 2014
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Espoo) says it is developing an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to polystyrene (PS) from polylactic acid (PLA) plastic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Finnish-researchers-developing-affordable-biobased-alternative-to-polystyrene_65961.html
December 8, 2014
Production of chemicals in Germany increased by 1.5% in 2014, compared with last year, says chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt). The increase in demand for chemicals was...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/VCI-German-chemical-production-up-1-5-percent-in-2014-"moderate-upward-trend"-expected-in-2015_65962.html
December 8, 2014
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Report-Europe-must-boost-R-and-D-investment-to-remain-competitive_65957.html
December 5, 2014
Plant Health Care (Raleigh, NC), a leading provider of novel biological products to agriculture, announced today that it has signed a development and distribution agreement with Arysta...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Plant-Health-Care-signs-Brazil-sugarcane-development-accord-with-Arysta-LifeScience_65913.html
December 5, 2014
Celanese plans to create a commercial and technology center in Mexico to support customers in Latin America. The company, which announced the project to celebrate its 70th year in the country, did not disclose the cost of the project or specify where the facility would be located. Celanese has a production site at Cangrejera and a logistics facility at Coatzacoalcos....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Celanese-plans-R-and-D-center-in-Mexico_65872.html
December 2, 2014
BASF’s refining catalysts business has launched a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts testing and research laboratory at a company site at Heidelberg, Germany. The site...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-launches-FCC-catalyst-lab-in-Germany_65776.html
December 2, 2014
Bayer today said that it plans to sharpen its focus on innovation in its life science businesses, which include HealthCare and CropScience. “Overall, we expect the R&D to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Bayer-outlines-R-and-D-plans-applies-for-nearly-500-life-sciences-patents_65771.html
November 26, 2014
Global Bioenergies (Paris) says it has successfully produced renewable butadiene by direct fermentation of glucose at lab scale. The company says it is the first to achieve the synthesis of biobased butadiene without any chemical steps....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Global-Bioenergies-to-scale-up-butadiene-production-by-direct-fermentation-of-glucose_65698.html
November 25, 2014
AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie (Dinteloord the Netherlands), Rabobank (Utrecht, the Netherlands), Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/AkzoNobel-sponsors-study-to-assess-viability-of-producing-chemicals-from-beetroot-sugars_65677.html
November 21, 2014
Carbios (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has used its proprietary enzymatic process to depolymerize 90% of polylactic acid (PLA) material –a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Carbios-achieves-PLA-depolymerization-process-in-48-hrs_65624.html
November 20, 2014
High energy costs and lower R&D spending have eroded the competitiveness of the European Union's chemical industry in export markets during the last two decades, Cefic says. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Cefic-study-Costly-energy-lower-R-and-D-spending-have-eroded-EU-chemical-sectors-competitiveness_65566.html
November 18, 2014
EnerG2 (Seattle) and BASF have entered into a comprehensive collaboration to improve and scale-up the production of EnerG2’s proprietary carbon materials for use in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-and-US-firm-enter-R-and-D-marketing-collaboration-on-energy-storage-technology_65505.html
November 18, 2014
Eight19 (Cambridge, UK) , a developer of low-cost organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology capable of delivering flexible and light-weight solar panels in high volume, has announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Developer-of-organic-photovoltaics-receives-more-funds-to-commericalize-its-process_65502.html
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