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March 28, 2012
Myriant (Quincy, MA) says it is “immediately” initiating scale-up activities of biobased acrylic acid in order to ship kilogram-sized quantities for potential customers in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Myriant-Begins-Scaling-Biobased-Acrylic-Acid-Process_42351.html
March 28, 2012
Evonik says it has agreed to collaborate with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) in the planning and designing of C919, the first Chinese medium-range...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Evonik-and-Commercial-Aircraft-Corporation-of-China-Codevelop-First-Chinese-Airliner_42350.html
March 28, 2012
DSM and Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France) have officially launched Reverdia (Delft, the Netherlands), their previously announced joint , which will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-and-Roquette-Freres-Launch-Reverdia-Joint-Venture_42347.html
March 27, 2012
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) and Albemarle have been awarded a contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) for biobased jet fuel. Under the terms of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Navy-Taps-Cobalt-and-Albemarle-for-Biobased-Jet-Fuel_42340.html
March 27, 2012
Georgia Gulf and Galata Chemicals (Southbury, CT) say they are collaborating to develop flexible, biobased polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds containing Galata's biobased Drapex Alpha...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Georgia-Gulf-Taps-Galata-for-Biobased-PVC-Plasticizers_42339.html
March 26, 2012
Source: Viridia Renewable technology firms Virent (Madison, WI) and Viridia (Redwood City, CA) say they have successfully converted cellulosic sugars from pine trees into hydrocarbons...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Virent-Viridia-Jet-Fuel-Passes-Key-Test_42295.html
March 21, 2012
 Volkswagen of America has partnered with Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Solazyme (San Francisco) to evaluate emissions reductions and demonstrate the performance of biobased ...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Volkswagen-Evaluating-Amyris-and-Solazyme-Biodiesel_42173.html
March 20, 2012
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT), a biotech start-up, says it has successfully scaled-up its patented bioprocess for making the building block chemical glucarate from the lab to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Rivertop-Scales-up-Bioglucarate-Process-to-Pilot-Scale_42065.html
March 15, 2012
 Ongoing inaction to prevent global climate change will lead to irreversible environmental damage and curb economic growth, according to a report published today by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/OECD-Warns-of-Severe-Consequences-of-Inaction-over-Climate-Change_42031.html
March 15, 2012
BASF’s Venture Capital investment arm has invested $13.5 million in Allylix (San Diego), a start-up producing flavors and fragrances from terpenes derived from biomaterials...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Flavors-and-Fragrances-BASF-Invests-$13-5-Million-in-Allylix_41915.html
March 14, 2012
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) and the Cluster of Engineering and Advanced Materials (EAM) at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Erlangen, Germany) have announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Merck-KGaA-Forms-Collaboration-to-Develop-Materials-for-Energy-Efficient-Processes_41913.html
March 14, 2012
by Hannu Vornamo, Secretary General, Helsinki Chemicals Forum The international community has been looking to enhance chemicals safety on a continuous basis for a long while now...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Helsinki-Chemicals-Forum-to-Focus-on-Internationalization-of-Reach_41981.html
March 14, 2012
U.K. government energy secretary Edward Davey has launched a competition worth up to £20 million to fund the development of innovations in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/U-K-Offers-£20-Million-$31-Million-Prize-to-Boost-Carbon-Capture-Innovation_41979.html
March 13, 2012
Poland at a ministerial level meeting on Friday vetoed a proposal by the European Union (EU) to introduce an 80-95% cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, from a baseline of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Poland-Vetoes-EUs-Planned-Route-to-Low-Carbon-Economy_41960.html
March 12, 2012
The global market for catalyst regeneration is growing at 3.8%/year and will be worth more than $4.1 billion/year in 2016, according to a report by BCC Research (Wellesley, MA), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Catalyst-Regeneration-Market-Set-to-Top-$4-Billion-in-2016_41914.html
March 9, 2012
No single major innovation or technology development stand out this week - but there are some fascinating developments across a range of fronts.  In plant biotechnology, Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-March-9_41900.html
March 9, 2012
Air Liquide says it has purchased the landfill gas-to-natural gas assets of Georecover Live Oak (Conley, GA) for an undisclosed sum. The sale includes Georecover’s landfill gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Air-Liquide-Acquires-Georgia-Landfill-Gas-to-Natural-Gas-Assets_41899.html
March 8, 2012
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has agreed to a second request by Gevo (Englewood, CO) to have the agency review a Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Biobutanol-Patent-Battle-Continues_41859.html
March 7, 2012
A new study following 1,619 people over 10 years shows that healthy people with higher urine concentrations of Bisphenol A (BPA) subsequently were more likely to develop heart disease...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/10-year-Study-Links-Bisphenol-A-to-Future-Heart-Disease_41844.html
March 6, 2012
The European Commission has proposed that the region takes “decisive action” to accelerate innovation relating to key raw materials, and agricultural products, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-Proposes-Innovation-Partnerships-for-the-Supply-of-Raw-Materials-Agricultural-Products_41822.html
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