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March 2, 2012
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has published its 15th annual global CEO survey, which includes interviews with 88 CEOs from chemical companies across 29 countries. The survey shows that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Survey-Economic-Challenges-Emerging-Markets-and-Talent-Constraints-Preoccupy-Chemical-Industry-CEOs_41508.html
March 2, 2012
So called megatrends associated with earth's growing human population have been in evidence this week: In the agchems field the adoption of GM crops by area grew 8% in 2011 to 160...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-March-2_41772.html
March 1, 2012
Clariant says it has held an official groundbreaking ceremony for a previously announced innovation center at the Industriepark Höchst in Frankfurt. The new innovation center is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Clariants-New-Innovation-Center-at-Frankfurt-to-Create-500-Jobs_41707.html
February 29, 2012
DuPont says it has expanded its long-standing research collaboration with Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG; Adelaide, Australia), to increase research scale on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DuPont-and-Australian-Center-for-Plant-Functional-Genomics-Expand-Collaboration_41662.html
February 27, 2012
 Amyris says it has secured $83.7 million in financing to fund working capital, two weeks after the company told investors it was having trouble maintaining peak yields and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Amyris-Secures-$83-7-Million-in-Financing_41600.html
February 23, 2012
Codexis’ interim CEO Peter Strumph , speaking at Jefferies’ Clean Technology conference today in New York, took the opportunity to dispel rumors circulating following the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Codexis-Interim-CEO-Management-and-Partnerships-Remain-Solid_41570.html
February 16, 2012
Cargill’s NatureWorks (Minnetonka, MN) polylactic acid (PLA)-based biopolymer subsidiary and biobased succinic acid firm BioAmber have formed a joint venture to develop and manufacture compounded resins from PLA and polybutylene succinate (PBS)....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/NatureWorks-and-BioAmber-Form-Biopolymer-Joint-Venture_41414.html
February 16, 2012
Huntsman has broken ground on a $40 million technology center at Shanghai’s Minhang Economic & Technological Development Zone in China. The facility will include labs...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Huntsman-Builds-Technology-Center-in-Asia_41438.html
February 16, 2012
DuPont says it will build a technology hub for its Pioneer seed business at Beijing, China. The new facility will open later this year and will employ nearly 50 researchers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DuPont-to-Build-Technology-Hub-in-China-for-Seed-Business_41395.html
February 15, 2012
BASF says it will invest $33 million to expand its plant biotechnology and crop protection R&D facilities at Research Triangle Park (Raleigh, NC). Plans include a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-Investing-$33-Million-in-Plant-Biotech-Facility_41368.html
February 13, 2012
The European Commission adopted a coherent, interdisciplinary action plan today for creating a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe that underscores the sector’s role in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Europe-Unveils-Bioeconomy-Strategy_41328.html
February 13, 2012
Ajinomoto and Toray Industries say they have entered into an agreement to begin joint research for manufacturing the nylon raw material 1,5-pentanediamine (1,5-PD) from the amino acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Ajinomoto-Toray-Industries-Sign-Biobased-Nylon-Development-Deal_41326.html
February 10, 2012
AkzoNobel has unveiled a five-year research partnership with the University of Manchester (Manchester, U.K.) to investigate the science of anti-corrosion coatings. When the research...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/AkzoNobel-Steps-up-Research-into-Anticorrosion-Coatings_41057.html
February 10, 2012
AkzoNobel CEO Hans Wijers, and executive committee member Graeme Armstrong who has responsibility for R&D and innovation, in a video interview with CW explain how the company is in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/AkzoNobel-Enhances-R-and-D-Capability-video_41266.html
February 8, 2012
Sabic Innovative Plastics (Sabic-IP; Pittsfield, MA) says it has opened a new pilot facility at Mt. Vernon, IN for chemistry and process development for its high performance polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Sabic-IP-Opens-Polymer-Pilot-Facility-at-Mt-Vernon-IN_41087.html
February 1, 2012
Carbon Sciences (Santa Barbara, CA), a technology start-up company, says it is on track to demonstrate the use of a proprietary steam reforming catalyst for converting natural gas into...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Carbon-Sciences-to-Demonstrate-Novel-Syngas-Catalyst-update_40889.html
January 31, 2012
Enzymes group Novozymes says it has created an “exploratory research agreement” with Sea6 Energy (Chennai, India), a start-up biotech firm, to jointly develop an enzymatic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Novozymes-Collaborates-on-Seaweed-to-Biofuels-Project-in-India_40926.html
January 30, 2012
Biotech has been in the news this week with innovation deals and developments including those that emerged at The Biobased Chemicals Summit held in San Diego this past week was the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Jan-30_40885.html
January 26, 2012
Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) says it has obtained exclusive worldwide rights to Beta Renewables’ (Scrivia, Italy) technology to convert biomass to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Genomatica-Advances-Second-Generation-Biobased-BDO-with-M-and-G_40736.html
January 26, 2012
Raising capital, developing an effective market entry strategy, and the ingredients for a successful public launch were the foremost topics of discussion at Biobased Chemicals Summit...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Biobased-Chemicals-Summit-Funding-Available-But-Investors-More-Savvy_40801.html
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