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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
January 31, 2012
Enzymes group Novozymes says it has created an “exploratory research agreement” with Sea6 Energy (Chennai, India), a start-up biotech firm, to jointly develop an enzymatic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Novozymes-Collaborates-on-Seaweed-to-Biofuels-Project-in-India_40926.html
January 26, 2012
Advanced biofuels are set to become an important factor in the global economy and could replace more than 50% of the world's gasoline demand in 2030, according to a report by Bloomberg...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Study-Biofuels-Could-Replace-50-percent-of-Gasoline-by-2030_40779.html
January 26, 2012
Desso (Waalwijk, the Netherlands), a manufacturer of carpets and flooring systems made from materials such as nylon 6, nylon 6,6 and polypropylene (PP), in 2007 changed its business...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cradle-to-Cradle-Manufacture-Flooring-Producer-Desso-Lays-Out-New-Approach_40781.html
January 26, 2012
Celtic Renewables (Edinburgh, U.K.), a biotech company developing a process for converting whiskey byproducts into biobutanol and other biochemicals, has been launched yesterday. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/U-K-Spin-out-Firm-to-Generate-BioButanol-from-Whiskey-Byproduct_40714.html
January 26, 2012
The Asian Development Bank (ADB; Manila) says it will help China set up a pilot provincial emissions trading system that could pave the way for a national scheme and lower greenhouse...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Pilot-Carbon-Emissions-Trading-System-Readied-in-China_40775.html
January 25, 2012
Novozymes says it will supply enzymes to cleantech start-up Fiberight (Catonsville, MD) for a $59.5 million retrofit of a Blairstown, IA corn ethanol production unit to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Novozymes-to-Supply-Enzymes-for-Trash-to-Fuels-Project_40669.html
January 25, 2012
Showa Denko says it has selected Myriant (Quincy, MA) to supply biobased succinic acid for its polybutylene succinate (PBS) production. The deal endorses Myriant’s low-cost...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Showa-Denko-Chooses-Myriant-to-Supply-Succinic-Acid-for-PBS-Efforts_40755.html
January 25, 2012
BOC, a subsidiary of Linde, has been brought in as a technology partner to codevelop a carbon capture and storage (CCS) system at the Drax coal fired power station (Selby, U.K.). BOC...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Linde-to-Codevelop-CCS-Project-in-U-K-_40743.html
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
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