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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
January 25, 2012
Novozymes says it will supply enzymes to cleantech start-up Fiberight (Catonsville, MD) for a $59.5 million retrofit of a Blairstown, IA corn ethanol production unit to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Novozymes-to-Supply-Enzymes-for-Trash-to-Fuels-Project_40669.html
January 25, 2012
Rhodia, a subsidiary of Solvay; and Avantium (Amsterdam) say they have agreed on the joint development of a range of new bio-based polyamides, which can be used in a variety of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Rhodia-and-Avantium-to-Codevelop-Bio-Based-Polyamides_40722.html
January 25, 2012
Showa Denko says it has selected Myriant (Quincy, MA) to supply biobased succinic acid for its polybutylene succinate (PBS) production. The deal endorses Myriant’s low-cost...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Showa-Denko-Chooses-Myriant-to-Supply-Succinic-Acid-for-PBS-Efforts_40755.html
January 25, 2012
Albemarle has installed a production train for finished polyolefin catalysts, which completes the expansion of its Process Development Center at Baton Rouge, LA.  “The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Albemarle-Adds-Polyolefin-Catalysts-at-Baton-Rouge_40748.html
January 20, 2012
The development of new technologies in the biomaterials space arguably is moving ahead more rapidly than any other sector in the chemicals industry. I say arguably because the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Jan-20_40665.html
January 19, 2012
BASF and Phillips (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) say they achieved a breakthrough in the development of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology that will allow the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-and-Phillips-Develop-OLED-Car-Lighting-Technology_40583.html
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