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April 24, 2013
Teijin (Tokyo), a world-leading producer of aramid fibers, has developed aramid fiber fabric that protects users against X-ray and gamma-ray radiation, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Teijin-develops-radiation-shielding-aramid-fiber_51394.html
April 23, 2013
Vertellus Specialties (Indianapolis) has entered into a joint venture with Weifang Green Olive Chemical (Weifang, China) to expand significantly Vertellus's capacity to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Vertellus-JV-to-produce-pyridine-and-picoline-in-China_51372.html
April 23, 2013
Bayer CropScience and KeyGene (Wageningen, Netherlands) have announced a joint research program to develop improved crop varieties. The program will initially concentrate on wheat, but...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Bayer-CropScience-KeyGene-to-develop-improved-crop-varieties_51365.html
April 22, 2013
Mounting consumer pressure and legislation such as plastic bag bans and global warming initiatives will increase demand for biodegradable plastics in North America, Europe, and Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Demand-for-biodegradable-plastics-expected-to-grow-15-percentyear-through-2017-according-to-IHS-Chemical-report_51336.html
April 22, 2013
SynPol1, a consortium of 8 academic and 6 industrial institutions, has secured almost €7.5 million ($9.8 million) in funding under the EU Seventh Framework Programme to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Consortium-secures-&euro7-5-million-for-waste-to-biobased-plastics-R-and-D_51327.html
April 19, 2013
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals business of ENI (Rome), has outlined a major transformation program that aims to shift the company's portfolio from one dominated by commodities toward...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Versalis-announces-transformation-plan-mulls-import-of-US-gas_51306.html
April 19, 2013
TMO Renewables (Guildford, UK) and sugar producer Usina Santa Maria (Medeiros Neto, Brazil) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/UK-Brazil-JV-to-produce-bioethanol-from-bagasse_51305.html
April 19, 2013
Air Liquide has signed an agreement with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA; Paris), to develop a second-generation biofuel production unit in France...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Air-Liquide-signs-contract-to-develop-second-generation-biofuel-plant-in-France_51304.html
April 18, 2013
Wison Engineering (Shanghai) has developed proprietary butene oxidization and dehydrogenation technology to produce butadiene, the company announced. The novel technology, featuring a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Chinese-engineering-firm-develops-proprietary-butene-dehydrogenation-technology_51280.html
April 15, 2013
Newlight Technologies says it has acquired the rights to Biomer’s intellectual property for the functional modification of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), a class of biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Newlight-Biomer-sign-PHA-pact_51094.html
April 15, 2013
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it has entered into a partnership with Purac (Gorinchem, Netherlands) for the development of caprolactone lactide copolymers for the plastic, coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Perstorp-Purac-ink-partnership_51092.html
April 15, 2013
Amyris and Firmenich say they have expanded their efforts to develop renewable ingredients for the flavors and fragrances market. Under a 2010 collaboration, Firmenich funded Amyris...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Amyris-extends-flavors-fragrances-collaboration-with-Firmenich_51090.html
April 11, 2013
Wacker Chemie has strengthened its presence in South America by inaugurating an expanded technical center, including a training center, at Jandira near São Paulo, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Wacker-inaugurates-expanded-technical-center-in-Brazil_51097.html
April 11, 2013
Versalis and Genomatica (San Diego) have signed a definitive joint venture agreement for the development, licensing, and production of biobased butadiene, the companies said today...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Versalis-and-Genomatica-launch-biobased-butadiene-development-and-licensing-joint-venture_51072.html
April 10, 2013
Dow Chemical says its Dow AgroSciences business has opened its new 175,000-sq-ft R&D center at Dow AgroSciences’ global headquarters at Indianapolis, IN. The research center...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Dow-AgroSciences-opens-new-R-and-D-center-at-Indianapolis-headquarters_51050.html
April 9, 2013
Sabic and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have signed an initial agreement jointly to develop "practical solutions and processes," Sabic announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Sabic-and-MIT-sign-research-collaboration-agreement_51020.html
April 4, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) has started using tall-oil pitch as a feedstock for refining into automotive-grade biofuel, the company announced today. It had not been possible until now...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Neste-uses-tall-oil-pitch-to-manufacture-biofuel_50944.html
April 4, 2013
Abengoa (Seville, Spain) has started production at a waste-to-bioethanol pilot plant at Salamanca, Spain, the company announced. The plant has the capacity to process 25,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Abengoa-starts-production-at-pilot-waste-to-biofuel-plant-in-Spain_50942.html
April 4, 2013
Momentive Performance Materials says it will add application development, research and development (R&D), testing, and manufacturing operations to its Seoul electronics technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Momentive-to-expand-tech-center-in-Korea_50935.html
March 26, 2013
Owens Corning (Toledo, OH), a producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, joined a strategic alliance with BASF and TenCate Advanced Composites (Morgan Hill, CA) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-Corning-and-TenCate-form-team-to-develop-thermoplastic-composites_50562.html
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