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October 10, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) says it has developed polycarbonate and polyurethane materials to replace glass in automotive applications that are up to half the weight of glass. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Bayer-Makes-Environmental-Case-for-Replacing-Automotive-Glazing-with-Polycarbonate_38184.html
October 7, 2011
Neil Hawkins, v.p./sustainability and environment, health & safety, for Dow Chemical explains how the company is developing collaborations as part of its strategy to advance scientific research....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Solving-Global-Challenges-through-Collaboration-with-Tomorrows-Leaders_38158.html
October 6, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) continues to accrue an impressive list of partners as it ramps up production of farnesene, a versatile C15 hydrocarbon and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Amyris-Builds-Post-IPO-Momentum_37886.html
October 6, 2011
A survey of 50 European Union (EU) policy makers commissioned by Cefic shows that 84% of respondents either agree or somewhat agree “that there is a general perception of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Survey-EU-Industry-Reputation-a-Problem-Hard-Choices-Lie-Ahead_37972.html
October 6, 2011
Chemical companies still have a huge amount of energy efficiency improvements that they could introduce to save money, according to speakers featured in a webcast in the past few days...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Energy-Efficiency-Plenty-of-Low-Hanging-Fruit-Remains_37996.html
October 3, 2011
DSM announced this week that it is adding adipic acid, a precursor to nylon 6,6 , polyurethanes, solvents and resins, to its list of target biobased chemicals. Adipic acid is an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-Adds-Adipic-Acid-to-Biobased-Chemical-Efforts_37948.html
October 3, 2011
The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual meeting has once again broken attendance records. EPCA president and Ineos group director Tom Crotty, opening the 45th EPCA annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EPCA-Attracts-Record-Attendance-International-Year-of-Chemistry-High-on-the-Agenda_37994.html
September 29, 2011
Amyris says that it has partnered with tire giant Michelin to develop and market biobased isoprene.   LG is planning to invest $7 billion in green businesses, including electric...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Sept-29_37961.html
September 29, 2011
LG has unveiled a green business investment strategy that it hopes will generate 10 trillion won ($8.5 billion) in sales by 2015 and make the company a leader in electric vehicle...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/LG-Plans-$7-Billion-Investment-in-Green-Businesses_37849.html
September 28, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has partnered with tire giant Michelin to develop and commercialize isoprene made from renewable sources.  Under the terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Michelin-Taps-Amyris-for-Biobased-Isoprene_37922.html
September 28, 2011
Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), a cellulosic sugar start-up backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Menlo Park), has unveiled a low-cost pathway to extract sugar from biomass using only water, pressure, and heat....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Renmatix-Emerges-From-Stealth-Mode-with-Biorefining-Breakthrough_37921.html
September 28, 2011
3M and Umicore have signed a second technology license agreement relating to nickel, manganese and cobalt (NMC) cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries. Umicore will manufacture and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/3M-and-Umicore-Sign-Battery-Materials-Agreement_37916.html
September 26, 2011
Procter & Gamble (P&G) says it has entered into a master collaboration agreement with Hebrew University of Jerusalem to develop new ingredients for P&G products using...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/P-and-G-Partners-with-Hebrew-University_37820.html
September 23, 2011
This Week on CW:   The global PE and PP industry will benefit from growing demand from emerging economies and cheap shale gas in the U.S., attendees at PEPP 2011 said this week in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-23_37780.html
September 21, 2011
Carbon emissions reporting practices in the global materials sector, which includes chemicals, are about in line with norms across industry, according to a new report by the Carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Materials-Sector-Carbon-Disclosure-Practices-Near-Global-Norms_37731.html
September 21, 2011
Electrochaea (St. Louis, MO), a start-up company says it plans to begin industrial-scale testing of a proprietary anaerobic technology that converts waste CO2 and excess electric power...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/U-S-Firm-Pilots-Technology-to-Convert-Excess-Electricity-Waste-CO2-into-Natural-Gas_37709.html
September 20, 2011
H.C. Starck and the Clausthaler Umwelttechnik-Institut (Cutec; Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany), a technology institute, have jointly developed a novel family of catalysts along with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/H-C-Starck-and-Cutec-Develop-Catalysts-for-Generating-Natural-Gas_37692.html
September 19, 2011
Bernard Roche, President and CEO, Arkema Inc.   For those of us who read and rely on this magazine each week, we recognize that chemistry is at the heart of all we do, and that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/International-Year-of-Chemistry-Chemistry-is-our-life-our-future_37669.html
September 16, 2011
This Week on CW:   Sasol is planning to invest about $10 billion in a gas-to-liquids chemicals complex in Louisiana.   DuPont was awarded $920 million in its suit against...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-16_37665.html
September 16, 2011
Evonik says it has broken ground on the construction of a previously announced biodiesel catalyst plant at Puerto General San Martin, Argentina.   The detail engineering of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Evonik-Breaks-Ground-on-Catalyst-Plant-in-Argentina_37645.html
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