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May 28, 2015
KBR announced on Thursday that it has signed an alliance agreement with Exelus (Fairfield, NJ), a leading developer of green chemical technologies, to allow KBR to exclusively license...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/KBR-and-Exelus-sign-technology-alliance_70761.html
May 21, 2015
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) has produced the first batch of renewable gasoline presented to Audi (Ingolstadt, Germany) at a press conference held in Pomacle, France today. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Global-Bioenergies-presents-first-batch-of-renewable-gasoline-to-Audi_70558.html
May 11, 2015
Reverdia (Delft, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France) has announced the appointment of Pascal Moritz as new business development...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Reverdia-appoints-business-development-manager_70295.html
May 7, 2015
Arkema is expanding its product offering with a biosourced nylon-6,10 range under the registered Rilsan S brand. The product also consists of up to 62% renewable carbon, contributing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Arkema-launches-new-biosourced-nylon-range_70161.html
April 30, 2015
CO2 Solutions (Quebec City) has presented the results of pilot testing of its carbon capture process, completed in January 2015. The company says that the detailed results presented...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/CO2-Solutions-presents-results-of-carbon-dioxide-capture-testing-beats-DOE-cost-target-10-years-ahead-of-schedule_69987.html
April 22, 2015
Biome Bioplastics (Southampton, UK) has announced plans for a three-year R&D program worth £3 million ($4.5 million). The program is supported by a number of organizations...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Biome-Bioplastics-looks-to-make-bioplastics-from-lignin-waste_69677.html
April 16, 2015
Environmental and sustainability consultancy ERM (London) says it has acquired ReachCentrum (Brussels) from Cefic. ReachCentrum is involved in the registration market for the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cefic-to-sell-ReachCentrum-to-ERM_69473.html
April 8, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm BioAmber (Minneapolis) says it has entered into a technology license agreement with Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (JM Davy) that will enable BioAmber to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BioAmber-licenses-JM-Davy-BDO-and-THF-technologies_69295.html
March 24, 2015
“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/NPE2015-The-untapped-value-of-plastic-waste-civil-society-and-industry-approaches_68866.html
March 17, 2015
Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/IEA-Energy-related-carbon-dioxide-emissions-stalled-in-2014_68631.html
March 16, 2015
The European technology platform (ETP) for sustainable chemistry (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic and several other European chemistry organizations, has published its new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/SusChem-publishes-strategic-innovation-and-research-agenda_68593.html
March 10, 2015
The share of energy from renewable sources in the European Union's gross final consumption of energy was 15.0% in 2013, up from 14.3% in 2012,  according to figures released today...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Share-of-renewables-in-energy-consumption-increases-in-Europe_68410.html
March 5, 2015
The European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) has just published The European Environment—State and Outlook 2015; synthesis report, which synthesizes the information...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EEA-environment-report-2015-some-success-and-benefits-but-"huge-challenges"-remain_68343.html
March 2, 2015
A committee of the European Parliament has called, in a draft opinion, for a number of suggestions to be incorporated in a motion supporting Europe’s move towards a circular...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Parliament-calls-for-move-towards-a-circular-economy_68230.html
February 17, 2015
Bio-on and Eridania Sadam, both headquartered at Bologna, Italy, have announced that they will work together on defining and optimizing the production of levulinic acid (4-oxopentanoic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Italian-companies-to-collaborate-in-green-production-of-levulinic-acid_67833.html
February 16, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates) says that renewable energy can fuel India’s economic growth, and that the country “boasts some of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Irena-renewable-energy-can-fuel-Indias-economic-growth_67812.html
January 29, 2015
Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ACI-2015-Groups-governments-consider-changes-to-recycling-policies_67340.html
January 29, 2015
Executives at international cleaning products associations say that harmonizing regulatory and sustainability standards across different countries will be a key focus in 2015. Association executives also pointed to initiatives in individual countries or regions, such as Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) in Europe or education about proper use of cleaning products in Brazil. The executives spoke Tuesday at the global issues briefing at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ACI-2015-Standards-harmonization-key-to-international-agenda_67287.html
January 26, 2015
The Environmental Audit committee of the UK parliament has today published a report on the environmental risks of fracking, a controversial method using water and chemicals to recover...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/UK-parliamentary-committee-calls-for-a-moratorium-on-shale-gas_67209.html
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