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August 16, 2012
Dyneon, a 3M subsidiary, has broken ground on a project to build a pilot plant for recycling polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). The project is at Dyneon's Gendorf site in the German state...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/3M-Subsidiary-Breaks-Ground-on-Pilot-Plant-to-Recycle-PTFE_45677.html
August 14, 2012
Invista says it has signed a joint development agreement with Chicago-based LanzaTech for the production of butadiene using LanzaTech’s gas fermentation technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Invista-and-LanzaTech-to-Produce-Butadiene-from-Waste-Carbon-Monoxide_45566.html
August 14, 2012
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) says it has filed an additional patent infringement lawsuit against biobased isobutanol rival Gevo (Englewood, CO), alleging Gevo unlawfully...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Butamax-Files-Additional-Infringement-Claims-Against-Gevo_45607.html
August 1, 2012
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has signed an agreement with Solvay’s Rhodia business to build a demonstration-scale production facility for biobased n-butanol in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Rhodia-and-Cobalt-Plan-Biobased-Butanol-Plant_45325.html
July 23, 2012
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) says the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued an order granting Butamax’s request for reexamination of the Gevo...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Butamax-Wins-USPTO-Review-of-Gevo-Patent-Gevo-Calls-Butamax-Statements-Inflammatory_45129.html
July 23, 2012
Axens, public-sector research entity IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN; Rueil-Malmaison, France), and pyrolysis fuel technology company Dynamotive (Vancouver) say they will jointly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Axens-Joins-Pyrolysis-Oils-Collaboration_45113.html
July 20, 2012
Clariant's Strabing, Germany pilot plant. Clariant says it has inaugurated Germany's largest cellulosic ethanol pilot plant at Straubing, Bavaria. The €28 million ($34 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Clariant-Starts-up-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Pilot-Plant_45097.html
July 19, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO) and Beta Renewables (Rivalta Scrivia, Italy) have signed a joint development agreement for an integrated process for the production of biobased isobutanol from...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Gevo-and-Beta-Renewables-Sign-JDA-to-Advance-Cellulosic-Isobutanol_44799.html
July 12, 2012
Showa Denko says it has started producing the biodegradable polyester resin Bionolle on a commercial scale using bioderived succinic acid at the company’s site at Tatsuno, Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Showa-Denko-Starts-Production-of-Biobased-Biodegradable-Plastic_44843.html
July 11, 2012
Rockwood Holdings says it has completed a previously announced expansion of its Kings Mountain, NC lithium facility, part of a $75-million investment to serve growing demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Rockwood-Completes-Lithium-Expansion-at-Kings-Mountain_44823.html
July 9, 2012
Codexis (Redwood City) says a pilot-scale demonstration of the company’s carbon capture technology shows that enzymes are a promising technology to facilitate carbon dioxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Codexis-Demonstrates-Enzyme-Based-Carbon-Capture-Technology_44783.html
July 9, 2012
Soitec (Paris) and Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Silian; Chongqing, China) have partnered to jointly develop gallium nitride (GaN) template...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Soitec-Silian-Sign-LED-Collaboration_44781.html
July 9, 2012
Saudi Aramco has announced the launch of Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia), a wholly-owned subsidiary that will invest in technologies of strategic importance...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Saudi-Aramco-Launches-Technology-Investment-Subsidiary_44755.html
July 3, 2012
Bayer CropScience says it has agreed to acquire biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) for  €340 million ($425 million), plus milestone payments. Bayer, which has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Bayer-CropScience-to-Buy-AgraQuest-for-$425-Million_44638.html
June 28, 2012
Oleon (Ertvelde, Belgium) today held an inauguration ceremony for a new bio propylene glycol production plant at Ertvelde. The €8.2 million ($10.2 million) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Oleon-Inaugurates-Worlds-First-Bio-Propylene-Glycol-Plant-in-Belgium_44536.html
June 27, 2012
Buckman (Memphis, TN) has been presented with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award from the EPA for its “maximyze” enzymes. The enzymes, comprised of natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Buckman-Wins-Presidential-Green-Chemistry-Award-for-Paper-Production-Enzymes_44511.html
June 26, 2012
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) says it has added Big River Resources to its group of “early adopter” ethanol companies interested in retrofitting their plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Butamax-Adds-Four-Ethanol-Facilities-to-Isobutanol-Retrofit-Efforts_44474.html
June 26, 2012
Solazyme (San Francisco) and Bunge say they have broken ground on a previously announced 100,000 m.t./year renewable oil production facility adjacent to Bunge’s Moema sugarcane...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Bunge-Solazyme-Break-Ground-on-Renewable-Oil-Facility_44480.html
June 25, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO), has signed a collaboration agreement with representatives from the Malaysian government’s East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Gevo-to-Locate-Asian-Biobased-Isobutanol-Plant-at-Kertih-Malaysia_44319.html
June 22, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cabot has agreed to buy Norit, a Dutch activated carbon maker, for $1.1 billion. Norit, which is owned by private equity firms Doughty Hanson and Euroland...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-22_44441.html
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