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January 25, 2012
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions says it is collaborating with Yingli Green Energy (Baoding, China), to advance technology for higher efficiency solar cells, new module manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DuPont-Collaborates-with-Yingli-Green-Energy-on-Solar-Technology_40739.html
January 24, 2012
DSM and ethanol producer Poet (Sioux Falls, SD) have formed a 50-50 joint venture to produce cellulosic ethanol and license related technology. Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels (Sioux Falls...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-and-Poet-Form-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Venture-update_40693.html
January 23, 2012
LanzaTech (Auckland, New Zealand), a renewable chemicals and fuels firm, has raised $55.8 million in a third, or Series C, funding round, including an investment from the venture arm...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/LanzaTech-Raises-$55-8-Million-in-Third-Funding-Round_40690.html
January 20, 2012
by James Clark, professor of green chemistry, York University (York, U.K.). The past year was another good year for green chemistry events. I was lucky enough to attend excellent...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/The-12-Misunderstandings-of-Green-Chemistry_40667.html
January 18, 2012
DSM says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brazil-based biotech firm Empresa  Brasileira de Biotechnologia (Ebrabiotech) to launch castor-oil based ingredients for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-Brazilian-Biotech-Firm-Team-Up-In-Floor-Coatings_40578.html
January 17, 2012
Dow Corning says it has completed a new R&D facility at Seneffe, Belgium. The new facility, dubbed Solar Energy Exploration and Development (SEED) center, includes two buildings: a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Dow-Corning-Completes-New-R-and-D-Facility-in-Belgium_40517.html
January 16, 2012
This past week has seen a raft of alternative energy technology developments in both the battery and fuel cell fields.  BASF made another step forward in its quest to be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-up-Jan-13_40452.html
January 12, 2012
Renewable fuels and chemicals firm LanzaTech (Auckland, New Zealand) says it has bought a foreclosed Soperton, GA biomass gasification and thermochemical ethanol  production...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/LanzaTech-Buys-Idle-Ethanol-Unit_40416.html
January 12, 2012
BASF researchers work to advance battery technology. BASF says it has acquired an undisclosed equity stake in lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery developer Scion Power (Tucson, AZ) for $50...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-Invests-$50-Million-in-Battery-Developer_40408.html
January 11, 2012
Novamont (Novara, Italy), the producer of Mater-Bi biodegradable plastics made mostly from corn, expects to start producing 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable resources from about...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Novamont-Advances-Biobased-BDO-Project-with-Genomatica_40374.html
January 11, 2012
A group of U.S. scientists say they have successfully used solid materials based on fumed silica impregnated with polyethylenimine (PEI), a readily available and inexpensive polymeric...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Research-Polymer-based-System-Breaks-Records-for-Capture-of-CO2_40304.html
January 9, 2012
Demand for renewable materials is expected to post strong gains in 2012, as large-scale projects progress, availability increases, and partnerships along the supply chain continue the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Renewables-Peak-Investment-Year_40274.html
January 6, 2012
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO) says it has begun operations at its 250,000 gallons/year demonstration biorefinery at Boardman, OR. The $28-million facility is being tested for the production...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Zeachem-Starts-Up-Oregon-Biorefinery_40286.html
December 30, 2011
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO) closed last November a $24-million series C funding round with its venture capital partners. The company has raised a total of $64 million in private financing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ZeaChem-Builds-Toward-Its-First-Flexible-Biorefinery_40094.html
December 21, 2011
Jacobs Engineering says it has been awarded a contract by Honeywell to provide engineering services for a previously announced hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) project at Honeywell's Baton...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Jacobs-Awarded-Contract-for-Honeywell-HFO-Project_39968.html
December 19, 2011
By Rui Cruz, Senior Manager for the Epoxy Process R&D group at The Dow Chemical Company, and Nahrain Kamber, Associate Scientist for Industrial Coatings R&D at Dow Coating...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Moving-Beyond-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry-A-Sustainable-Future-Begins-Now_39895.html
December 16, 2011
Solvay, in association with Imec (Leuven, Belgium,), a nanoelectronics research organization, and Polyera (Skokie, IL), an electronic materials supplier, claims to have achieved a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Separate-Groups-Vie-for-Solar-Polymer-World-Record-update_39877.html
December 15, 2011
A renewable chemicals firm has been spun out of Yale University to develop and commercialize a new class of surfactants for a range of consumer and industrial products. P2 Science...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Yale-Chemists-Found-Renewable-Surfactants-Firm_39709.html
December 15, 2011
The European Parliament has approved the European Commission's proposal to ban the use of phosphates, and to limit the content of other phosphorous-containing compounds, in consumer...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Parliament-Approves-Phosphate-Ban-Phosphorous-Limit-in-Consumer-Detergents_39754.html
December 14, 2011
DuPont and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) have reached an agreement under which DuPont will pay a $725,000 fine and update hazardous materials (hazmat)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DuPont-New-Jersey-Reach-Hazmat-Settlement_39781.html
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