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September 29, 2015
Germany’s federal state secretary, Jochen Flasbarth, has called for a strengthening of international efforts better protect people and the environment from the effects of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Germany-says-sustainable-chemistry-is-more-than-safely-using-chemicals_74039.html
September 28, 2015
Brazil has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 37% by 2025 and 43% by 2030. Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, made the announcement in a speech Sunday at the plenary...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Brazil-pledges-43-percent-reduction-in-GHG-emissions-by-2030_74013.html
September 23, 2015
Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a public-private partnership between the EU and the Biobased Industries Consortium, on Wednesday announced the launch of a €6...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-partnership-launches-Carbosurf-biosurfactants-and-carbohydrates-project_73844.html
September 15, 2015
Covestro (Leverkusen), formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has joined the UN Global Compact, a voluntary initiative by companies to adopt sustainable and responsible business practices...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Covestro-signs-UN-Global-Compact-initiative_73675.html
September 14, 2015
AkzoNobel said on Monday that it has signed a multiyear agreement to purchase sustainably generated steam from Dutch energy provider Eneco. The partnership will help reduce the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/AkzoNobel-Eneco-and-Groningen-Seaports-invest-in-sustainable-steam-generation_73629.html
September 8, 2015
Celtic Renewables (Edinburgh) has won an £10.9-million ($16.8 million) UK government grant to help it build the world’s first plant for the production of advanced biofuels...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/UK-firms-share-£25-million-grant-to-develop-biofuels-from-whisky-forestry-and-household-waste_73466.html
September 3, 2015
Clariant hosted an inaugural sustainability dialog on 2 September in Frankfurt to examine the company’s role within the specialty chemicals industry and its contribution to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Clariant-outlines-sustainability-road-map-to-phase-out-unsustainable-products_73416.html
September 1, 2015
Clariant is hosting an inaugural sustainability dialog in Frankfurt on Wednesday to examine the role of sustainability within the specialty chemicals industry and the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Clariant-holds-inaugural-sustainability-event-in-Germany_73378.html
August 31, 2015
Corbion (Gorinchem, Netherlands) and Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) have announced a lactide-caprolactone copolymer for hot melt adhesives. The new copolymer is the result of a long-term...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Corbion-and-Perstorp-announce-lactide-caprolactone-copolymer-for-hot-melt-adhesives_73320.html
August 3, 2015
UN member states have agreed on the draft outcome document of a new sustainable development agenda. The deal provides momentum for a new, universal climate change agreement at a UN...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/UN-member-states-agree-on-sustainable-development-goals_72689.html
July 29, 2015
DSM's nutritional products segment (Kaiseraugst, Switzerland) and Evonik's nutrition and care arm (Essen, Germany) on Wednesday announced that they have entered into a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-and-Evonik-to-develop-algae-based-omega-3-fatty-acids-for-animal-nutrition_72503.html
July 23, 2015
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS; Essen, Germany), a leading engineering and construction firm, on Thursday announced that it is expanding its specialty chemical and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ThyssenKrupp-Industrial-Solutions-acquires-renewable-technologies-from-Inventa_72387.html
July 23, 2015
France’s parliament has adopted a law on energy transition and green growth, which contains a series of legislative proposals aimed at protecting the environment, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/France-proposes-green-measure-including-compostable-plastic-bags_72395.html
July 20, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) has announced that has entered into a collaboration agreement with Cargill to “accelerate the production of renewable chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Genomatica-signs-collaboration-agreement-with-Cargill_72311.html
July 13, 2015
LanzaTech (Skokie, IL), Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), and Algenol (Fort Myers, FL) are among the winners of EPA’s 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Renmatix-LanzaTech-among-winners-of-EPA-green-chemistry-award_72119.html
July 8, 2015
The European Parliament on Wednesday endorsed reforming the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), following informal agreement with the European Council. The reform involves reducing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Parliament-adopts-MSR-industry-says-it-will-not-reduce-emissions-but-will-drive-up-costs_72009.html
July 7, 2015
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that is supports the goal of a sustainable, circular economy in Europe. But overzealous regulations on industrial waste, such as...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/VCI-EU-waste-rules-must-not-be-allowed-to-stifle-production_71971.html
July 3, 2015
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals arm of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome), said on Friday that it has joined forces with Chinese companies to develop innovative green tires based on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Versalis-and-Chinese-companies-form-green-tire-technology-alliance_71870.html
June 19, 2015
The European Commission has requested Germany to ensure the full transposition of the European Union’s energy efficiency directive, under which EU member states must meet certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Commission-takes-action-against-Germany-Greece-over-energy-efficiency-directive_71475.html
June 16, 2015
The European Union is on track to meet its legally binding target to have 20% of its energy consumption based on renewable energy by 2020. The European Commission projects that 15.3%...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-on-track-to-hit-2020-renewable-energy-targets_71371.html
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