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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
January 19, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates) has announced the reappointment of Adnan Amin as director general to a second four-year term, to run from April...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/International-Renewable-Energy-Agency-reappoints-director-general_66961.html
January 12, 2015
The United States could more than triple the level of renewable energy in its overall energy by 2030, according to a report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Report-US-could-triple-renewable-energy-by-2030_66747.html
January 9, 2015
Isobutanol producer Gevo (Englewood, CO) has announced that it produced over 50,000 gal of isobutanol via fermentation at its Luverne, MN, production plant. The company had previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Gevo-hits-isobutanol-production-target-in-December_66708.html
December 30, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) says it has completed the acquisition of biodiesel producer Petrotec (Borken, Germany). An REG subsidiary, REG European Holdings, purchased a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/REG-completes-acquisition-of-Germany-based-biodiesel-firm_66496.html
December 29, 2014
The ninth European Bioplastics Conference took place recently in Brussels, attracting more than 320 participants from 29 countries. “The market is predicted to grow by more than...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Bioplastics-Market-for-bioplastics-to-grow-400-percent-in-2013-18_66478.html
December 17, 2014
The European Council–the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union—has announced that it has reached a political agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Council-reaches-political-agreement-to-reduce-consumption-of-plastic-bags_66247.html
December 10, 2014
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT), a specialty chemicals company, has begun construction on a commercial plant at DanChem Technologies’ (DTI) site at Danville, VA. DTI will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Renewable-chemical-company-to-build-glucaric-acid-plant_66031.html
December 9, 2014
Germany’s federal minister for research, Johanna Wanka, has opened the first demonstration plant worldwide that can produce synthetic fuel such as petrol, diesel, or kerosine...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/German-pilot-plant-produces-fuel-from-renewable-electricity-and-carbon-dioxide_65995.html
December 4, 2014
Germany’s federal government has concluded its action program “Climate protection 2020.” The government has guaranteed that the country will reduce its greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Germany-confirms-its-action-plan-"Climate-protection-2020"_65834.html
December 2, 2014
BioAmber (Minneapolis) announced today the signing of an exclusive supply agreement to supply Oleon (Ertvelde, Belgium) with biobased succinic acid. Under the terms of the five-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BioAmber-to-supply-biosuccinic-acid-to-Oleon-for-lubricants-manufacture_65773.html
November 25, 2014
A report prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates), in association with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC; Beijing), says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Report-China-could-double-its-use-of-renewable-energy-by-2030_65678.html
November 24, 2014
The Council of the European Union says that agreement has been reached with the European Parliament on new rules aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic bags in the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-agrees-on-new-rules-to-reduce-consumption-of-lightweight-plastic-bags_65641.html
November 17, 2014
The International Energy Agency (IEA; Paris) says that longer-term signs of stress are emerging in the energy system, and that there is a risk of decision makers being distracted by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/IEA-World-Energy-Outlook-2014-signs-of-stress-must-not-be-ignored_65480.html
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