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June 18, 2013
Calysta Energy (Menlo Park, CA) and NatureWorks (Minnetonka, MI) have entered into an exclusive, multiyear collaboration to research and develop a practical, world-scale production...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/NatureWorks-Calysta-Energy-enter-R-and-D-to-produce-lactic-acid-via-methane-fermentation_52888.html
June 17, 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize gamma-valerolactone (GVL)—a potential feedstock of interest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/MIT-researchers-devise-cost-efficient-process-to-produce-biosourced-GVL_52860.html
June 14, 2013
Researchers at Georgia Tech (Atlanta) have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions, and architectures—including metallic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Georgia-Tech-researchers-use-polymer-structures-as-nanoreactors-to-develop-uniform-nanocrystals_52833.html
June 13, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened a technical center in Singapore for its comfort and insulation business line, the company says. The center is the business unit's fifth laboratory globally...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Evonik-opens-technical-service-center-in-Singapore_52816.html
June 13, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened an innovation center for products for the cosmetics industry at its site at Essen, Germany. The center cost nearly €17 million ($23 million) and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Evonik-opens-innovation-center-for-cosmetics-industry_52787.html
June 12, 2013
Ecolab announced that it is expanding its research, development, and engineering (RD&E) center at Campinas, São Paulo—doubling its size to 1,300 sq meters.  The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Ecolab-to-expand-Brazil-R-and-D-center_52784.html
June 12, 2013
Air Liquide has signed an agreement to acquire Voltaix (Branchburg, NJ), Air Liquide announced today. The acquisition is expected to close later this summer, pending applicable...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Air-Liquide-acquires-advanced-precursors-firm_52782.html
June 10, 2013
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) says it closed on $29.9 million of its anticipated $100-million D-series financing that will fund construction of the company's first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-firm-raises-funds-for-construction-of-commercial-biomass-fractionating-biorefinery_52718.html
June 7, 2013
Cardia Bioplastics (Mulgrave, Australia) and biomolecular engineers at the University of Sydney are developing more cost-effective polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polymers, Cardia has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Australias-Cardia-Bioplastics-and-Univ-of-Sydney-researchers-develop-renewable-PPC-polymers_52691.html
June 7, 2013
The US Department of Energy (DOE)’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Washington) is partnering with Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA), the US Navy, and Show Me...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-NREL-partners-with-Cobalt-Technologies-to-develop-biosourced-jet-fuel_52689.html
June 4, 2013
Renewable chemicals firm Avantium (Amsterdam) and leading plastics converter Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner have announced a joint development agreement for the development of biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Avantium-and-Alpla-ink-biobased-PEF-development-deal_52543.html
June 3, 2013
Clariant has taken a step toward the commercialization of Sunliquid, the company's proprietary biodiesel technology, by widening the range of raw materials that can be used with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Clariant-widens-raw-material-range-for-its-second-generation-biodiesel-technology_52501.html
May 29, 2013
Benefuel (Irving, TX) has completed agreements with Flint Hills Resources (FHR; Wichita, KS) to develop biodiesel refineries in the United States using Benefuel’s patented Ensel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Flint-Hills-and-Benefuel-to-develop-biodiesel-refineries-jointly-in-the-US_52354.html
May 29, 2013
Lignol Energy Corp. (LEC; Vancouver) has become majority shareholder in Territory Biofuels (TBF; Darwin, Australia) after it acquired an additional 2.67 million shares in the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Canadas-Lignol-Energy-becomes-majority-owner-of-Australias-largest-biorefinery-production-to-restart-by-year-end_52327.html
May 23, 2013
DuPont is expanding its microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) product lines through an extended agreement with Mingtai Chemical (Bade City, Taiwan), a leading manufacturer of MCC. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DuPont-inks-MCC-deal_51692.html
May 22, 2013
Novo A/S (Hellerup, Denmark), parent of pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk (Bagsvaerd, Denmark), has acquired Xellia Pharmaceuticals (Oslo) from private equity firm 3i (London) for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Denmarks-Novo-acquires-Xellia-Pharmaceuticals-in-$700-million-deal_52226.html
May 21, 2013
Syngenta and DuPont say they have entered into technology licensing agreements that will broaden each company’s crop protection product portfolio and enable both to bring new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Syngenta-DuPont-sign-fungicide-tech-agreement_52116.html
May 21, 2013
The central theme of the latest BASF research conference, held recently at Ludwigshafen, was “Chemistry powers energy: Renewable generation, safe storage, and efficient transport and use,” relying on chemistry as an enabler....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-R-and-D-conference-Chemistry-powers-energy_52094.html
May 21, 2013
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) have agreed to a multiyear collaboration to jointly develop and commercialize a set of biobased fragrance...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/IFF-Amyris-sign-fragrance-deal_52068.html
May 21, 2013
Solazyme (San Francisco) and AkzoNobel have entered into an agreement to develop ingredients for Akzo’s surfactants and coatings products using Solazyme’s algae-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/AkzoNobel-Solazyme-ink-oils-pact_52067.html
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