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December 4, 2014
Germany’s federal government has concluded its action program “Climate protection 2020.” The government has guaranteed that the country will reduce its greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Germany-confirms-its-action-plan-"Climate-protection-2020"_65834.html
December 2, 2014
BioAmber (Minneapolis) announced today the signing of an exclusive supply agreement to supply Oleon (Ertvelde, Belgium) with biobased succinic acid. Under the terms of the five-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BioAmber-to-supply-biosuccinic-acid-to-Oleon-for-lubricants-manufacture_65773.html
November 25, 2014
A report prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates), in association with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC; Beijing), says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Report-China-could-double-its-use-of-renewable-energy-by-2030_65678.html
November 24, 2014
The Council of the European Union says that agreement has been reached with the European Parliament on new rules aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic bags in the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-agrees-on-new-rules-to-reduce-consumption-of-lightweight-plastic-bags_65641.html
November 17, 2014
The International Energy Agency (IEA; Paris) says that longer-term signs of stress are emerging in the energy system, and that there is a risk of decision makers being distracted by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/IEA-World-Energy-Outlook-2014-signs-of-stress-must-not-be-ignored_65480.html
November 14, 2014
The council for sustainable development (RNE; Berlin) and Chemie3 (chemistry to the power three), the sustainability initiative of Germany’s chemical industry, invited...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Germanys-chemical-industry-Sustainability-only-possible-if-we-work-together_65442.html
November 10, 2014
Virent (Madison, WI) and the PlantPET Technology Collaborative (PTC) have announced that they have signed an expression of interest that provides individual members of the PTC an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Virent-PlantPET-Technology-Collaborative-sign-expression-of-interest-on-plant-based-p-xylene_65253.html
November 6, 2014
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it is stepping up its investment into the fast growing bioplastics market. The investments include a pilot plant at Warrington (UK), which is already...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Perstorp-to-increase-investment-in-bioplastics_65187.html
October 24, 2014
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-leaders-set-ambitious-climate-energy-targets-for-2030_64780.html
October 22, 2014
UK employers' association CBI (London), commenting ahead of a meeting of the European Council in Brussels, says that “competitiveness must be at the heart of European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/UKs-CBI-Competitiveness-must-be-at-heart-of-EU-climate-discussions_64666.html
October 6, 2014
HFO-1234yf, a hydrofluoroolefin-based refrigerant, will be used in 7 million automobiles by 2015 as refrigerants currently used in mobile air-conditioning (MAC) systems are phased out...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DuPont-New-refrigerant-to-be-in-7-million-cars-by-2015_64294.html
October 6, 2014
DuPont and Procter & Gamble (P&G) say they will collaborate to use DuPont's cellulosic ethanol in P&G's popular North American Tide laundry detergent. According to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/P-and-G-to-use-DuPont-cellulosic-ethanol-in-Tide-detergent_64292.html
September 30, 2014
DSM today inaugurated its solar technologies demonstration center at its engineering plastics facility at Pune, India. The center was built to demonstrate and showcase the performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-inaugurates-solar-technologies-demonstration-center-in-India_64148.html
September 3, 2014
Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a maker of micronized rubber powder (MRP) from tire scrap, announced today that it has $8 million in a recent funding round to support the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Lehigh-Technologies-closes-$8-million-funding-round_63601.html
September 3, 2014
Project Liberty. POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels (Sioux Falls, SD), a joint venture between Royal DSM and POET, has opened Project Liberty, its world-scale cellulosic ethanol plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/POET-DSM-commissions-cellulosic-ethanol-plant_63598.html
August 21, 2014
Clariant’s industrial and consumer specialties plant at Gendorf, Germany, has been granted mass balance certification from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO; London)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Clariant-plant-in-Germany-gains-RSPO-certification_63336.html
July 30, 2014
Velocys (Oxford, UK), a technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), has made the final investment decision and will proceed with construction of a commercial GTL plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Velocys-commercial-GTL-plant-in-Oklahoma-to-go-ahead_62806.html
July 24, 2014
Stora Enso (Helsinki) has acquired 100% of the shares of the Virdia (Danville, VA), a developer of extraction and separation technologies for converting cellulosic biomass into highly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Stora-Enso-acquires-North-American-biotechnology-company_62693.html
July 14, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and Genting Plantations (Kuala Lumpur) today announced plans to build a 240,000-m.t./year biorefinery based on Elevance's metathesis...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Elevance-and-Genting-Plantations-ink-biorefinery-collaboration_62432.html
June 20, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) it has opened a photovoltaic (PV) installation at its Hazlet, NJ, facility. The company says that the installation supports its commitment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/IFF-opens-PV-installation-at-NJ-site_61947.html
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