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December 5, 2011
100% renewable PET fiber. Source: Toray Industries. Toray Industries says it has produced laboratory-scale samples of 100% biobased polyethylene terepthalate (PET) fibers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Toray-Produces-100-percent-Renewable-PET-Fiber_39500.html
December 5, 2011
The China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC; Beijing), an organization representing major textiles manufacturers, has agreed to collaborate with Huntsman Textile Effects...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/National-Chinese-Textiles-Group-Brings-in-Huntsman-to-Boost-Efficiency-Performance_39489.html
December 2, 2011
By Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA President and CEO The concept of sustainability has been front-page news now for well over a decade. These days, you can’t find a company that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Sustainability-No-Longer-a-Buzzword-but-a-Way-of-Life_39464.html
November 30, 2011
Flint Hills Resources (Wichita, Kan.), a Koch Industries subsidiary, has purchased a biodiesel plant in Beatrice, Nebraska, via bankruptcy sale in Nebraska Bankruptcy Court. The plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Flint-Hills-Buys-Biodiesel-Plant-for-$5-Million_39418.html
November 29, 2011
Solvay is set to have the greatest exposure of more than a dozen leading chemical companies in the next phase of the European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)-- due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Solvay-Predicted-to-be-Most-Exposed-Financially-to-EU-Emissions-Trading_39263.html
November 26, 2011
Kreimeyer: A more integrated approach to serving battery firms. BASF says it will invest more than €100 million ($135 million) to develop battery technology for vehicles during...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-Invests-in-Battery-Technology-and-Materials_39320.html
November 25, 2011
The big news this week is BASF's plan to spend €100 million ($133 million) in the next five years on R&D in battery technology for vehicles. The company from January 1, 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/CWs-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Nov-25_39342.html
November 25, 2011
BASF says it will invest upward of €100 million ($133 million) in battery technology for vehicles during the next five years, including investment in R&D and the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-to-Invest-Upward-of-$133-Million-in-Battery-Technology-Create-Global-Business-Unit_39267.html
November 24, 2011
DSM says its Arnitel Eco family of partly bio-based thermoplastic copolyester (TPC) has been awarded Cradle to Cradle certification by the international sustainable design firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-Polyester-Certified-as-Cradle-to-Cradle_39339.html
November 23, 2011
Prices for many rare earth oxides (REOs) fell by 25% between July and earlier this month, and some have fallen by as much as 40% in just the past month, according to a new report by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Report-Rare-Earth-Prices-Fall-Due-to-Sagging-Demand_39256.html
November 21, 2011
Lanxess, the leading producer of high-performance synthetic rubbers for ‘green tires’, is hiking capacity to meet demand. Green tires, which are more fuel efficient...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Lanxess-Expands-High-Performance-Rubber-Capacities_39197.html
November 18, 2011
The chemical industry will maintain its spending of about €10 million ($13.4 million) over 2012 for its Long-range Research Initiative (LRI), a program to promote scientific...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Industry-Maintains-Spending-on-Long-range-Research-Initiative-LRI_39176.html
November 16, 2011
This is the fifth in a series of posts from Celanese on linking sustainability to your business operations. To read Celanese Senior VP Jim Alder's take on sustainability and budgeting...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Why-Restrict-Ethanol-Sources-to-Renewables_39112.html
November 16, 2011
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Thales have joined the Environmental Materials Information Technology (EMIT) Consortium, a group which shares information on sustainable materials. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Boeing-Lockheed-Martin-and-Thales-Join-Environmental-Materials-Technology-Consortium_39051.html
November 16, 2011
BioAmber estimates the addressable market for its products exceed $34 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BioAmber-Files-for-$150-Million-IPO_39023.html
November 15, 2011
Biobased succinic acid producer BioAmber (Minneapolis) and its Asian distributor Mitsui & Co have has signed a deal to be the exclusive succinic acid supplier to Mitsubishi...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Taps-BioAmber-for-Succinic-Acid_34382.html
November 9, 2011
Mitsubishi Rayon and its Lucite International subsidiary say they are developing alternative sustainable feedstock sources for the production of methyl methacrylate (MMA), using both...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Mitsubishi-Rayon-Developing-Production-Technology-for-Sustainable-MMA_38943.html
November 9, 2011
Nandan Cleantec (Hyderabad, India), a biofuels start-up, today has listed on the AIM (London) stock exchange. The company has raised £16.1 million ($25.6 million) in the listing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Biofuel-Company-Lists-on-U-K-Stock-Exchange_38946.html
November 4, 2011
Rhodia, the Ecole Normale Superieure (Lyon, France), and the East China Normal University (Shanghai) have officially opened the Laboratory of Eco-efficient Products and Processes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Rhodia-Opens-Sustainable-Chemistry-R-and-D-Center-in-China_38876.html
November 1, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has signed a deal with Method Products, a provider of  environmentally-friendly home and personal care products to big box...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Amyris-Signs-Joint-Development-Deal-With-Method-Products_38687.html
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