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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
March 5, 2012
Frutarom (Haifa, Israel) says it has completed expansion of its plant in the Negev desert manufacturing Alguard, Frutarom's skin-active shield ingredient derived from red microalgae...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Frutarom-Hikes-Capacity-for-Bioactive-Raw-Material-Alguard_41786.html
March 2, 2012
Members of the European Parliament’s (MEP) industry committee this week voted for a proposal to withhold emissions trading scheme (ETS) carbon permits from industry in order to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-Takes-First-Step-to-Increase-the-Price-of-Carbon-Emissions-Allowances_41705.html
February 27, 2012
 Amyris says it has secured $83.7 million in financing to fund working capital, two weeks after the company told investors it was having trouble maintaining peak yields and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Amyris-Secures-$83-7-Million-in-Financing_41600.html
February 27, 2012
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that China has established a new renewable energy research center at Beijing, as part of the country's efforts to realize...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/China-Establishes-Renewable-Energy-Center_41592.html
February 24, 2012
BASF has set a series of new environmental, health and safety goals for the group. One of its new goals is to increase energy efficiency - defined as the amount of products sold in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-Targets-35-percent-Hike-in-Energy-Efficiency-by-2020_41574.html
February 23, 2012
Codexis’ interim CEO Peter Strumph , speaking at Jefferies’ Clean Technology conference today in New York, took the opportunity to dispel rumors circulating following the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Codexis-Interim-CEO-Management-and-Partnerships-Remain-Solid_41570.html
February 14, 2012
DuPont says it has signed a $100-million strategic agreement with Yingli Energy China, a wholly owned subsidiary of leading solar energy company Yingli Green Energy (Baoding, China)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DuPont-and-Yingli-Sign-$100-Million-Deal-for-Photovoltaic-Materials_41331.html
February 13, 2012
The European Commission adopted a coherent, interdisciplinary action plan today for creating a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe that underscores the sector’s role in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Europe-Unveils-Bioeconomy-Strategy_41328.html
February 13, 2012
Ajinomoto and Toray Industries say they have entered into an agreement to begin joint research for manufacturing the nylon raw material 1,5-pentanediamine (1,5-PD) from the amino acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Ajinomoto-Toray-Industries-Sign-Biobased-Nylon-Development-Deal_41326.html
February 9, 2012
BASF says it has agreed with Cofco Tunhe (Bejing), to co-develop and enhance sustainable tomato cultivation in China. Cofco Tunhe is one of the world's largest tomato producers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-to-Co-Develop-Sustainable-Tomato-Production-with-Chinese-Company_41207.html
February 7, 2012
Rhodia, a subsidiary of Solvay, says it has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Roquette (Lestrem, France) to develop new plant-based polymers. Each company will have the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Rhodia-and-Roquette-to-Co-Develop-New-Plant-Based-Polymers_41056.html
February 6, 2012
Solvay joint venture SolVin has commissioned a 1 MW proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell at its production complex at Antwerp. The PEM fuel cell, which Solvay describes as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Solvay-Commissions-Largest-PEM-Fuel-Cell_41035.html
February 6, 2012
BASF has started up a 60,000 m.t./year sodium methylate plant at Guaratingueta, Brazil, the company says. BASF invested “low-double digit million euros” in the plant, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-Starts-Up-Sodium-Methylate-Plant-in-Brazil_41037.html
February 3, 2012
This Week on CW:   Dow Chemical reported a $20 million loss on a tax-related one-time charge. Excluding the charge, Dow recorded earnings of $289 million, down from the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-3_41016.html
February 2, 2012
Continued development of more sustainable products and processes, successful innovation, and a commitment to deliver value to customers are three drivers that will ensure strong industry growth, the CEOs of Procter & Gamble and Sun Products told attendees at the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) CEO Panel Thursday....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ACI-2012-Top-Cleaning-Products-CEOs-Say-Sustainability-and-Innovation-Will-Drive-Growth_40995.html
February 2, 2012
Molibdenos y Metales S.A. (Molymet; Santiago, Chile) has purchased a 12.5 million-share stake in Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) worth $390 million, Molycorp says. Molymet is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chilean-Mining-Concern-Buys-Stake-in-Molycorp_40993.html
February 1, 2012
AkzoNobel says its Eka Chemicals subsidiary plans to invest €80 million ($105 million) in the construction of a new pulp "chemical island" facility in Brazil. Eka...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/AkzoNobel-Invests-in-Plant-to-Supply-New-Pulp-Mill-in-Brazil_40953.html
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