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February 4, 2014
A team of researchers at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) has developed a highly selective catalyst capable of electrochemically converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-researchers-develop-catalyst-to-convert-CO2-into-chemicals_58531.html
February 3, 2014
Borealis has received a €150-million ($202.2 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB; Luxembourg) to finance research activities on plastic materials, Borealis and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Borealis-secures-&euro150-million-in-EIB-funding-for-R-and-D_58507.html
February 3, 2014
AVA Biochem (Muttenz, Switzerland) said today that it has begun commercial-scale production of high-purity renewable 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) at Clariant’s Infrapark at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/AVA-Biochem-starts-commercial-production-of-renewable-5-HMF_58501.html
January 29, 2014
Qatar Petroleum (QP) and UOP, a Honeywell company, have signed a joint research agreement into process optimization of carbon dioxide (CO2) and sulfur removal from natural gas, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Qatar-Petroleum-and-UOP-sign-natural-gas-research-agreement_58381.html
January 21, 2014
Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) and automaker Audi have signed a collaboration agreement for the development of isobutene-derived isooctane, Global Bionergies s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Global-Bioenergies-signs-agreement-with-Audi-to-develop-isobutene-based-isooctane_58148.html
January 20, 2014
Borregaard (Sarpsborg, Norway) has received a pledge for a 12.4-million Norwegian kroner ($2 million) grant from Innovation Norway (Oslo), the former company has announced. The funds...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Borregaard-secures-funding-for-biomass-based-R-and-D_58120.html
January 20, 2014
BASF and the Graphene Research Centre (GRC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have partnered to develop the use of graphene in organic electronic devices, such as organic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-and-University-of-Singapore-partner-in-graphene-research_58114.html
January 17, 2014
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison; Madison, WI) have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that has potential for biofuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-researchers-develop-process-to-make-sugars-for-biofuel-production_58095.html
January 16, 2014
Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA), University of California, hope to engineer a new enzyme that efficiently converts methane to liquid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-scientists-research-enzyme-to-convert-methane-to-transportation-fuel_58022.html
January 15, 2014
Wacker Chemie today opened an expanded technical center for silicone products at Amtala, near Kolkata, India. Wacker Metroark Chemicals (WMC), a joint venture in which Wacker has 51%...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Wacker-expands-silicones-technical-center-at-Kolkata_57971.html
January 8, 2014
Cibus Global (San Diego), a technology firm, has acquired the remaining interest in Nucelis (San Diego) for an undisclosed amount, Cibus has announced. Nucelis, established as an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/US-technology-firm-becomes-sole-owner-of-biobased-chemical-start-up_57795.html
January 3, 2014
Oxiteno (São Paulo) has initiated a project to expand its R&D activities for products serving the oil and gas sector. The project aims to foster the development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Oxiteno-to-expand-R-and-D-activities-serving-oil-and-gas-sector_57730.html
December 30, 2013
Researchers from the department of chemistry at York University (York, UK), the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (Paris), and Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France) say...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Researchers-discover-family-of-enzymes-that-degrade-biomass-into-sugars-potentially-for-biofuel-production_57681.html
December 30, 2013
Rosneft (Moscow), Oil Techno (Yerevan, Armenia), and tire manufacturer Pirelli have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for joint R&D related to synthetic rubber, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Rosneft-Pirelli-sign-deal-for-rubber-R-and-D-partnership-in-Armenia_57682.html
December 23, 2013
Evonik Industries says that it is realigning Creavis, its strategic innovation unit, as of 1 January 2014. The aim, according to Evonik, is “to enable Creavis to work faster...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Evonik-to-realign-Creavis-its-strategic-innovation-unit_57620.html
December 19, 2013
Sabic today inaugurated its plastics application development center at Riyadh in the presence of Riyadh governor Khaled bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz. Sabic Plastics Application Development...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Sabic-opens-plastics-application-development-center-at-Riyadh_57545.html
December 19, 2013
Deinove (Paris), a green chemistry startup, has signed a license option agreement with Génoplante Valor (Paris) via INRA Transfert (Paris), a research-enhancement subsidiary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Green-chemistry-startup-licenses-technology-to-improve-isoprenoid-biosynthetic-pathways_57481.html
December 19, 2013
Invista plans to become a significant supplier of nylon-12, building its position on a new monomer technology, the company announced on 18 December. Invista says it will soon employ...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Invista-plans-to-produce-nylon-12_57518.html
December 18, 2013
BASF and Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA) announced today that they will jointly scale up Renmatix’s Plantrose process for extraction of industrial sugars from lignocellulosic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/BASF-signs-joint-development-deal-with-cellulosic-sugar-firm_57463.html
December 17, 2013
The European Commission has launched the public Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (Spire) public-private partnership (PPP) with the signing of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/EU-launches-public-private-partnership-including-Cefic-for-sustainable-process-industry_57447.html
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