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April 22, 2013
Cefic today released an energy road map, entitled European chemistry for growth: Unlocking a competitive, low-carbon and energy-efficient future. The European Union needs secure...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cefic-urges-EU-policy-shift-to-reducing-energy-costs-and-ensuring-chemical-industry-competitiveness_51330.html
April 22, 2013
SynPol1, a consortium of 8 academic and 6 industrial institutions, has secured almost €7.5 million ($9.8 million) in funding under the EU Seventh Framework Programme to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Consortium-secures-&euro7-5-million-for-waste-to-biobased-plastics-R-and-D_51327.html
April 19, 2013
TMO Renewables (Guildford, UK) and sugar producer Usina Santa Maria (Medeiros Neto, Brazil) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/UK-Brazil-JV-to-produce-bioethanol-from-bagasse_51305.html
April 19, 2013
Air Liquide has signed an agreement with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA; Paris), to develop a second-generation biofuel production unit in France...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Air-Liquide-signs-contract-to-develop-second-generation-biofuel-plant-in-France_51304.html
April 15, 2013
Renewable fuel and chemical firm Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has partnered with two prominent, but unnamed, Asian companies for the development of biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cobalt-signs-biobased-butadiene-development-deal_51178.html
April 10, 2013
Biobased plastics production requires only 0.006% of the 5-billion hectare global agricultural area, according to data recently published by industry body European Bioplastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Industry-association-Biobased-plastics-land-use-does-not-pose-threat-to-food-crops_51042.html
April 5, 2013
The European Commission has published a Green Paper entitled On a European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment, to gather facts and views that will enable it to assess the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Commission-launches-consultation-to-assess-impact-of-plastic-waste-publishes-Green-Paper_50969.html
April 5, 2013
Ensus (Yarm, UK) has temporarily closed its Wilton, UK, bioethanol production facility, the company has announced. The closure of the site, which has production capacity for 400...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Ensus-idles-UK-bioethanol-plant-until-market-conditions-improve_50965.html
April 4, 2013
Valent BioSciences (Libertyville, IL), a wholly owned biorationals subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical, says it is on track to bring a 15-million gal/year manufacturing facility online by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Valent-advances-$150-million-biorationals-project-at-Osage-IA_50950.html
April 3, 2013
American Vanguard Corp. (Amvac) says it has acquired a 29.46% stake in biopesticide firm TyraTech (Morrisville, NC), for $3.7 million. Amvac says the investment expands its...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Amvac-invests-in-biopesticide-firm-TyraTech_50924.html
April 2, 2013
DuPont and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced a new federal-private collaboration to safeguard natural resources on private lands used to grow corn stover for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DuPont-USDA-to-promote-sustainable-energy-crop-harvesting-practices_50891.html
March 21, 2013
Tonon Bioenergia, a Brazilian agro-industrial group with growing investments in the sugarcane industry, has signed a contract to acquire the Paraiso Bioenergia sugarcane mill that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Paraiso-Bioenergia-sugarcane-mill-bought-by-Tonon-Group_50689.html
March 21, 2013
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers today announced development of a modeling process designed to simulate atomic-level etching with chemicals that are effective...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/UCLA-seeks-PFC-alternative-for-semiconductor-industry_50670.html
March 19, 2013
Cereplast says it filed a patent application on 15 March with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for algae biocontent polymers. Cereplast's new patent filing falls...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cereplast-applies-for-patent-on-algae-based-plastic_50621.html
March 15, 2013
Biobased fuels and chemicals firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Firmenich have again expanded their collaboration for development of renewable ingredients for the flavors and fragrances...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Amyris-and-Firmenich-expand-fragrance-ingredient-collaboration_50565.html
February 28, 2013
Synthetic fuel and fertilizer company Rentech (Los Angeles) says it will shutter its Commerce City, CO, product demonstration unit and eliminate all related R&D activities in order...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Rentech-shutters-R-and-D-facility-citing-weak-outlook-for-alternative-energy-in-US_50117.html
February 20, 2013
Cereplast, a manufacturer of biobased plastics, has created a new subsidiary, Algaeplast, to focus on development and manufacturing of algae-based plastics. Cereplast announced plans...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cereplast-creates-algae-bioplastics-subsidiary-Algaeplast_49971.html
February 13, 2013
Genomatica (San Diego) says it has produced 5 million lbs (2,000 m.t.) of renewable 1,4-butanediol (BDO) in five weeks, validating the commercial viability of its BDO production...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Genomatica-announces-biobased-BDO-milestone-UPDATED_49757.html
February 11, 2013
American Vanguard (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) says it has received EPA registration for its naturally occurring SmartBlock potato sprout inhibitor and will begin marketing immediately...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Amvac-biopesticide-granted-EPA-registration_49743.html
February 7, 2013
Sabic plans to launch four new technology and innovation facilities in 2013, two in Saudi Arabia and one each in India and China, bringing the total number of its research facilities...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Sabic-to-boost-innovation-with-four-technology-centers-costing-$500-million_49358.html
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