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January 17, 2012
ACAL Energy (Runcorn, U.K.), a fuel cell technology company, has hired Endeavour Speciality Chemicals (Daventry, U.K.) to scale up a process for making a novel, liquid, non-precious...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Endeavour-Develops-Process-for-Groundbreaking-Liquid-Cathode-Fuel-Cell_40429.html
January 17, 2012
Dow Corning says it has completed a new R&D facility at Seneffe, Belgium. The new facility, dubbed Solar Energy Exploration and Development (SEED) center, includes two buildings: a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Dow-Corning-Completes-New-R-and-D-Facility-in-Belgium_40517.html
January 16, 2012
This past week has seen a raft of alternative energy technology developments in both the battery and fuel cell fields.  BASF made another step forward in its quest to be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-up-Jan-13_40452.html
January 13, 2012
Switchable Solutions, a green solvents firm, has hired Eric Kelusky, a former Nova Chemicals technology executive, the company says. The firm says it expects to complete pre-pilot...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Green-Solvents-Firm-Hires-Former-Nova-Executive_40413.html
January 12, 2012
BASF researchers work to advance battery technology. BASF says it has acquired an undisclosed equity stake in lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery developer Scion Power (Tucson, AZ) for $50...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-Invests-$50-Million-in-Battery-Developer_40408.html
January 11, 2012
A group of U.S. scientists say they have successfully used solid materials based on fumed silica impregnated with polyethylenimine (PEI), a readily available and inexpensive polymeric...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Research-Polymer-based-System-Breaks-Records-for-Capture-of-CO2_40304.html
January 10, 2012
Banholzer: Spending more in 2011. Thomas: Using CO2 as raw material. Bock: Strong research culture. Investment among the top 50 largest chemicals R&D spenders increased 7.3%...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/R-and-D-Spending-Goes-Up_39832.html
January 9, 2012
Demand for renewable materials is expected to post strong gains in 2012, as large-scale projects progress, availability increases, and partnerships along the supply chain continue the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Renewables-Peak-Investment-Year_40274.html
January 6, 2012
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO) says it has begun operations at its 250,000 gallons/year demonstration biorefinery at Boardman, OR. The $28-million facility is being tested for the production...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Zeachem-Starts-Up-Oregon-Biorefinery_40286.html
December 30, 2011
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO) closed last November a $24-million series C funding round with its venture capital partners. The company has raised a total of $64 million in private financing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/ZeaChem-Builds-Toward-Its-First-Flexible-Biorefinery_40094.html
December 22, 2011
Lenzing announced the expansion of its cooperation with smartfiber (Rudolstadt, Germany). Lenzing will be the exclusive producer of the lyocell specialty fibers smartcel and SeaCell...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Lenzing-Expands-R-and-D-Cooperation-with-German-Company_39989.html
December 22, 2011
Valspar (Minneapolis, MN) says it has opened a new research and development (R&D) center at Shunde, China. The Valspar Applied Science and Technology Center will employ over 200...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Valspar-Opens-R-and-D-Center-in-China_39987.html
December 21, 2011
DSM Venturing, DSM’s venture capital arm, has acquired a stake in NanoHoldings (Rowayton, CT), a company specializing in breakthrough nanotechnology discoveries in the field of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DSM-Invests-in-NanoHoldings-a-Nanotechnology-Incubator-Firm_39938.html
December 20, 2011
Neste Oil (Helsinki) announced the construction of a pilot plant to produce microbial oil based on waste, at Porvoo, Finland. The pilot plant will be the first designed to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Neste-Oil-to-Build-a-Pilot-Plant-for-the-Production-of-Waste-Based-Microbial-Oil_39803.html
December 19, 2011
Afton Chemical (Richmond, VA), part of NewMarket Corp. (Richmond), says it has opened a new research and development (R&D) laboratory at Suzhou, China. The new fuel and lubricant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Afton-Opens-Research-Laboratory-in-China_39894.html
December 16, 2011
Solvay, in association with Imec (Leuven, Belgium,), a nanoelectronics research organization, and Polyera (Skokie, IL), an electronic materials supplier, claims to have achieved a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Separate-Groups-Vie-for-Solar-Polymer-World-Record-update_39877.html
December 16, 2011
DuPont says it has entered into a strategic research agreement with Rosetta Green (Rehovot, Israel) to identify drought tolerance genes in corn and soybeans. Rosetta Green will use...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DuPont-and-Israeli-Firm-Sign-Research-Agreement_39876.html
December 15, 2011
A renewable chemicals firm has been spun out of Yale University to develop and commercialize a new class of surfactants for a range of consumer and industrial products. P2 Science...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Yale-Chemists-Found-Renewable-Surfactants-Firm_39709.html
December 15, 2011
Innovation was at the heart of discussions at the hugely successful closing ceremony for the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) which took place earlier this...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Dec-15_39796.html
December 14, 2011
Oh no it’s not. Don't think for one minute that the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) has been pushed off into the long grass. The legacy of IYC is set to continue well...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/The-End-of-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry_39462.html
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