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March 9, 2012
DuPont says it has recently opened a new Innovation Center at Mexico City. The Innovation Center in Mexico is part of the company’s global plan to create a worldwide network of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DuPont-Opens-Innovation-Center-in-Mexico_41893.html
March 8, 2012
Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) say they have developed a new method for creating nanofibers made of proteins. The new development could...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/U-S-Researchers-Develop-a-New-Method-for-Creating-Nanofibers_41876.html
March 7, 2012
Itochu says it has  made an undisclosed investment in Lakewood, CO-based second-generation ethanol producer Zeachem. The two companies will jointly study opportunities to expand...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Itochu-Takes-Stake-in-ZeaChem_41870.html
March 6, 2012
The European Commission has proposed that the region takes “decisive action” to accelerate innovation relating to key raw materials, and agricultural products, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/EU-Proposes-Innovation-Partnerships-for-the-Supply-of-Raw-Materials-Agricultural-Products_41822.html
March 6, 2012
Cellulosic sugar manufacturer Viridia (Redwood City, CA), formerly HCL CleanTech, says it has raised $100 million in public and private financing to fund its first commercial-scale...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Cellulosic-Sugar-Supplier-Raises-$100-Million_41815.html
March 6, 2012
FMC says it has agreed with Kumiai Chemical Industry (Tokyo) to evaluate the potential for development and commercialization of a new herbicide. The herbicide was developed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/FMC-to-Evaluate-Development-and-Commercialization-of-New-Herbicide_41813.html
March 5, 2012
Wacker Chemie says it has completed the expansion and relocation of its technical laboratories and offices in Korea, and inaugurated the upgraded technical center with an integrated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Wacker-Expands-Technical-Center-in-Korea_41784.html
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
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