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October 2, 2013
Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA) has produced, and shipped to a prospective partner, samples of what it believes to be the first 100% biobased nylon-6,6. The product is made from Rennovia's...
October 1, 2013
BASF is spending $25 million to expand its R&D site at Beachwood, OH, to include cathode materials research and chemical and process engineering. The expansions will increase the...
September 26, 2013
Mounting consumer pressure and legislation is accelerating demand growth for biobased polymers, although variations in product cost and properties remain an impediment, says a new...
September 24, 2013
EPA (Washington) has issued a draft report on the flame-retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) identifying possible alternative materials for use in polystyrene building insulation...
September 24, 2013
Emery Oleochemicals (Selangor, Malaysia) has established a new business unit, eco-friendly polyols, in recognition of the opportunities in the global polyol industry, the company...
September 19, 2013
"There is intolerable energy pressure on the chlorine industry now," said Alistair Steel, executive director at industry association Euro Chlor, in comments to Euro Chlor's...
September 19, 2013
Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA; Ottawa) has determined that current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seeds...
September 13, 2013
Walmart yesterday announced a plan to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals in cleaning, personal-care, and cosmetic products sold at the store, although the company did not disclose the...
September 12, 2013
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO; Delft), an independent research organization; and Algae for Food and Fuel, a cultivator, will build a mobile algae...
September 5, 2013
The World Bank (Washington) is identifying ways to do more to reduce the emission of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP)—such as methane and tropospheric ozone, black carbon...
September 3, 2013
Momentive Specialty Chemicals has signed a collaboration agreement with Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at Western University (London, ON), Momentive announced today...
September 3, 2013
Rodenburg Biopolymers (Oosterhout, Netherlands), a producer of starch-based plastics, has received an unspecified cash injection from Brabant Development (BOM; Tilburg, Netherlands)...
August 30, 2013
SC Johnson (Racine, WI), the US Agency for International Development (Usaid; Washington), and The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture (College Station, TX) have extended...
August 30, 2013
Researchers at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM; Mexico City) are designing and building a pilot biodiesel plant that will consume used cooking oil (UCO)...
August 30, 2013
The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Golden, CO) says it has patented a catalyst that reforms tar into synthetic gas (syngas), which can accelerate the process of...
August 28, 2013
BASF says it has sponsored a junior professorship at University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern; Kaiserslautern, Germany) to investigate tools for the development of new...
August 28, 2013
The chemical industry foundation (FCI; Frankfurt) has approved an additional grant of €1.1 million ($1.5 million), the chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. The...
August 27, 2013
Increasing environmental and regulatory pressures and concerns over toxicity to humans continue to drive growing demand for greener solvents in developed countries, while demand for...
August 27, 2013
Cool Planet (Denver) will locate its first renewable gasoline refinery, with a capacity of 10 million gal/year, at Alexandria, LA, the company has announced. The biorefinery will serve...
August 22, 2013
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking feedback from public- and private-sector stakeholders on the need for federal financial assistance for the research, development...
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