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August 31, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has developed a yeast strain ready to produce a new fragrance molecule at commercial scale in less than 12 months from the start of strain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Amyris-to-begin-commercial-production-of-second-fragrance-molecule_73340.html
August 4, 2015
Proposed regulations that would disqualify master limited partnerships (MLPs) based on the steam-cracking of natural gas liquids (NGLs) mistakenly focus on the output of the process, rather than input, according to comments submitted to the IRS by Enterprise Products Partners (Houston)....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Enterprise-says-proposed-MLP-regulations-mistakenly-focus-on-products_72744.html
August 4, 2015
Cabot today reported a fiscal third-quarter net loss of $445 million, or $7.04/share, mostly due to a $482-million asset impairment charge related to the Supreme Court’s recent...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Cabot-swings-to-loss-on-MATS-ruling-charge-lower-sales_72731.html
July 31, 2015
The European Commission has given the green light to the French government to release €125 million ($138.1 million) in state aid to chlor-alkali and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Commission-approves-French-state-aid-to-Kem-One_72476.html
July 29, 2015
Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP; Houston ) filed comments on 28 July with the IRS arguing against proposed regulations that would not allow master limited partnerships (MLPs) based on the steam cracking of natural gas liquids....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Westlake-Chemical-Partners-files-comments-with-IRS-on-proposed-MLP-regulations_72496.html
July 23, 2015
Molycorp today said it has received court approval for $130 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from Oaktree Capital Management (New York). The approval represents a larger...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Molycorp-receives-larger-DIP-financing-approval_72398.html
July 23, 2015
France’s parliament has adopted a law on energy transition and green growth, which contains a series of legislative proposals aimed at protecting the environment, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/France-proposes-green-measure-including-compostable-plastic-bags_72395.html
July 22, 2015
Shaoxing Yuandong Petrochemical (Shaoxing, China) has filed for liquidation. The company says it lacks the ability to repay debt due for repayment. The company held a provisional...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/China-PTA-company-files-for-liquidation_72359.html
July 22, 2015
Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) has confirmed that an internal investigation committee has found irregularities in the approval process of a July 2009 contract to provide Braskem...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Petrobras-internal-investigation-finds-irregularities-in-2009-naphtha-contract-with-Braskem_72355.html
July 17, 2015
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have “strongly opposed” a draft EU law related to genetically modified (GM) food or feed. The European Commission proposed earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/MEPs-strongly-oppose-draft-EU-law-on-GMOs-in-food-feed-call-for-plan-B_72207.html
July 16, 2015
The company cites a recent US Supreme Court ruling that will delay implementation of higher pollutants standards for coal-fired power plants, hurting the demand outlook for activated carbon....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Cabot-plans-$500-million-impairment-charge-because-of-Supreme-Court-MATS-ruling_72196.html
July 16, 2015
Members of the environment committee of the European Parliament have called for “more ambitious national caps” on emissions of six main pollutants in the European Union in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/MEPs-call-for-tougher-national-limits-on-air-pollutants_72189.html
July 15, 2015
EPA has approved Honeywell’s refrigerant Solstice N-40 (R-448A) for use in a range of applications including retail food refrigeration, refrigerated transport, and commercial ice machines. EPA has also broadened the approval of Solstice N13 (R-450A) to include use in new vending machines. Each ruling, issued under EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP), will soon be published in the Federal Register, says Honeywell....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EPA-approves-Honeywells-refrigerant-Solstice-N-40_72165.html
July 15, 2015
The proposals made by the European Commission for reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) will considerably increase the financial burden for energy-intensive industries...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/VCI-Reform-of-ETS-will-considerably-increase-the-financial-burden-for-energy-intensive-industries_72153.html
July 14, 2015
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) has launched an investigation into the possible dumping in China of acrylic fiber originating in Korea, Japan, and Turkey. Mofcom will try to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/China-launches-dumping-probe-into-acrylic-fiber-from-Korea-Japan-Turkey_72133.html
July 13, 2015
Honeywell says a Chinese court has issued a preliminary injunction against a local chemical company allegedly infringing on a Honeywell process patent used in the manufacture of HFC-245fa, a hydrofluorocarbon blowing agent....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Honeywell-wins-preliminary-injunction-in-China-HFC-245fa-patent-fight_72084.html
July 9, 2015
The US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA; Washington) has placed DuPont in its severe violator enforcement program after follow-up inspections of a fatal accident at DuPont’s La Porte, TX facility found “serious, willful and repeat violations.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/OSHA-places-DuPont-in-severe-violator-enforcement-program_72063.html
July 8, 2015
The European Parliament on Wednesday endorsed reforming the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), following informal agreement with the European Council. The reform involves reducing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Parliament-adopts-MSR-industry-says-it-will-not-reduce-emissions-but-will-drive-up-costs_72009.html
July 8, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has criticized today’s decision by the European Parliament giving the green light for further negotiations towards...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/VCI-Europes-parliament-fails-to-recognize-opportunity-for-regulatory-cooperation_72013.html
July 7, 2015
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that is supports the goal of a sustainable, circular economy in Europe. But overzealous regulations on industrial waste, such as...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/VCI-EU-waste-rules-must-not-be-allowed-to-stifle-production_71971.html
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