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April 29, 2013
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says they have agreed to a multi-year collaboration to jointly develop and commercialize a set of biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/IFF-Amyris-sign-biobased-fragrance-ingredients-pact_51582.html
April 29, 2013
The European Commission, following a vote by EU member states today, will proceed with a plan to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids used as insecticides on a variety of crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Commission-proceeds-with-plan-to-restrict-the-use-of-neonicotinoids_51559.html
April 25, 2013
The first flight in China powered by a newly developed biofuel was conducted successfully, says Sinopec. The biofuel, made from palm oil and recycled cooking oil, was used by an Airbus...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Successful-test-flight-powered-by-Sinopec-biofuel_51447.html
April 25, 2013
Researchers from the University of Exeter,UK, have developed a method to produce biodiesel from E. coli bacteria, the university announced. The technology, which is still being...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/UK-researchers-develop-technology-to-produce-biodiesel-using-bacteria_51438.html
April 24, 2013
Toray says it has successfully made molded components from the partially biobased PBT. Toray Industries announced today that it has successfully produced partially biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Toray-produces-biobased-PBT-plans-commercial-scale-production-unit_51428.html
April 22, 2013
Mounting consumer pressure and legislation such as plastic bag bans and global warming initiatives will increase demand for biodegradable plastics in North America, Europe, and Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Demand-for-biodegradable-plastics-expected-to-grow-15-percentyear-through-2017-according-to-IHS-Chemical-report_51336.html
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
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