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June 17, 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize gamma-valerolactone (GVL)—a potential feedstock of interest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/MIT-researchers-devise-cost-efficient-process-to-produce-biosourced-GVL_52860.html
June 13, 2013
Forest (Helsinki) has awarded a €5-million ($6.7 million) contract to Technip for the front-end engineering design (FEED) of a new, second-generation biomass-to-liquid (BTL) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Technip-awarded-biomass-to-liquids-plant-contract-in-Finland_52797.html
June 11, 2013
UPM (Helsinki) and cellulosic sugar start-up Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA) have entered into a nonexclusive joint development agreement in the area of biochemicals, the companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/UPM-and-Renmatix-sign-biochemicals-development-agreement_52746.html
June 10, 2013
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) says it closed on $29.9 million of its anticipated $100-million D-series financing that will fund construction of the company's first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/US-firm-raises-funds-for-construction-of-commercial-biomass-fractionating-biorefinery_52718.html
June 7, 2013
Takeda Pharmaceutical (Osaka) says it will start using biopolyethylene (bioPE) bottles as the packaging container for the hypertension treatment product Azilva. The company is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Takeda-is-the-first-pharma-company-in-Japan-to-use-bioPE-bottles_52695.html
June 6, 2013
DSM has introduced Stanyl ForTii T11, a high-temperature nylon designed for the electronics industry and compliant with legislation in the European Union governing the restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-launches-EU-compliant-halogen-free-nylon-for-electronic-applications_52604.html
June 6, 2013
The European Union is to remove an exemption to its batteries directive that has allowed the use of mercury and cadmium in certain battery applications. The legislation was introduced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-to-complete-ban-on-cadmium-and-mercury-in-batteries_52600.html
June 6, 2013
The biotechnology trade association in Germany (DIB; Frankfurt) has called for more support from the country's next federal government, to maintain the international competitiveness of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Germanys-biotech-industry-requests-more-state-support_52574.html
June 3, 2013
Clariant has taken a step toward the commercialization of Sunliquid, the company's proprietary biodiesel technology, by widening the range of raw materials that can be used with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Clariant-widens-raw-material-range-for-its-second-generation-biodiesel-technology_52501.html
May 31, 2013
Sekab (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) and Wine & Agro (Wembley, UK) have signed an agreement, under which Sekan will act as sales agent in the European market for bioethanol made...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Swedens-Sekab-enters-partnership-to-distribute-Russian-bioethanol_52459.html
May 30, 2013
An alliance of German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt), trade union IG BCE (Hanover), and employers' association BAVC (Wiesbaden) has launched a sustainability...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Germany-launches-sustainability-initiative-Chemie3_52382.html
May 29, 2013
Benefuel (Irving, TX) has completed agreements with Flint Hills Resources (FHR; Wichita, KS) to develop biodiesel refineries in the United States using Benefuel’s patented Ensel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Flint-Hills-and-Benefuel-to-develop-biodiesel-refineries-jointly-in-the-US_52354.html
May 29, 2013
Lignol Energy Corp. (LEC; Vancouver) has become majority shareholder in Territory Biofuels (TBF; Darwin, Australia) after it acquired an additional 2.67 million shares in the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Canadas-Lignol-Energy-becomes-majority-owner-of-Australias-largest-biorefinery-production-to-restart-by-year-end_52327.html
May 24, 2013
Croda has completed the acquisition of Arizona Chemical's (Jacksonville, FL) specialty products business, a producer of naturally derived polyamides. "The varied...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Croda-acquires-Arizona-Chemicals-specialty-products-business_52288.html
May 23, 2013
Braskem (São Paulo) has launched its line of biobased low-density polyethylene (LDPE) derived from sugarcane ethanol, the company has announced. Annual production of biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Braskem-launches-biobased-LDPE-line_52262.html
May 22, 2013
The European Union will impose provisional antidumping duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, according to various media reports. Argentinean biodiesel will face a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-to-impose-dumping-duties-on-biodiesel-from-Argentina-Indonesia_52234.html
May 22, 2013
Members of the European Parliament have agreed in a nonlegislative resolution that the European Union needs a fixed target for the share of renewables in the overall energy mix by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-needs-fixed-target-for-renewables-in-the-energy-mix-by-2030-parliament-says_52223.html
May 21, 2013
Cereplast (El Segundo, CA) says it will relocate its corporate headquarters to Seymour, IN, to save costs and move its European headquarters to Milan in order to focus its efforts on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cereplast-restructures_52070.html
May 21, 2013
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has partnered with two unnamed Asian companies for the development of biobased butadiene. The deal calls for the construction of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cobalt-signs-biobased-butadiene-deal_52066.html
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