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July 19, 2011
Synthetic biology start-up LS9 (San Francisco, CA) and HCL CleanTech (Oxford, NC) say they have secured $9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) a process to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DOE-Funds-LS9-HCL-Cleantech-Projects_36193.html
July 15, 2011
This Week on CW: Lonza is acquiring Arch Chemicals for $1.4 billion. At Semicon West 2011 in San Francisco, attendees discussed the growth of end markets and the potential and problems...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-15_36174.html
July 14, 2011
Chemical companies that serve the photovoltaics (PV) and solar markets are focused helping manufacturers drive greater efficiency from solar cells, say attendees at Semicon West and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Photovoltaics-Driving-Efficiency_36164.html
July 13, 2011
Electronics chemicals firms are operating in growing, but rapidly changing, end markets, say attendees at Semicon West 2011, held this week in San Francisco. Semi, the industry trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Semicon-West-2011-End-Markets-on-the-Rise_36141.html
July 13, 2011
The big innovation news this past week is today's move by Elevance (Bolingbrook, IL), the company with metathesis catalyst technology developed by the brilliant professor Grubbs, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Innovation-News-Round-up-July-13_36127.html
July 13, 2011
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Bolingbrook, IL) says it has entered into an agreement to jointly develop biobased plastics additives with Clariant. The two companies will leverage...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Clariant-and-Elevance-Sign-Plastic-Additives-Deal_36126.html
July 13, 2011
(update with comment from Moody's)   Julia Gillard, Australia’s prime minister, disclosed plans over the weekend to tax the country’s 500 largest emitters of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Australias-Chemical-Industry-to-be-Hurt-by-Carbon-Tax-update_36077.html
July 12, 2011
Cargill says all the palm oil products it sells to Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the U.S. will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) by 2015. RSPO...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cargill-Vows-100-percent-Sustainable-Palm-Oil-by-2020_36103.html
July 11, 2011
Synthetic biology start-up LS9 (San Francisco, CA) says it has extended ongoing research efforts with Chevron for producing renewable, synthetic hydrocarbons using LS9’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chevron-Taps-LS9-For-Biobased-Hydrocarbons_36079.html
July 7, 2011
Dow Chemical’s leap into the market for formulated electrolytes for the lithium-ion batteries sector – announced yesterday - comes within six weeks of BASF’s own...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/CWs-Weekly-Chemical-Industry-Innovation-News-Round-up-July-7_35998.html
July 1, 2011
AkzoNobel says it has agreed to acquire a technology from privately owned Integrated Botanical Technologies (IBT; New York) for separating certain materials, such as bioactive...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/AkzoNobel-Agrees-to-Buy-Biomaterial-Separation-Technology_35905.html
June 30, 2011
Editor's note: CW's offices will be closed tomorrow. Here's an early news round-up. This Week on CW:   Trinseo, formerly Styron, has filed for a $400 million IPO. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-30_35895.html
June 30, 2011
The agency will propose the MACT standards for industrial boilers in October, with finalization due in April of next year. Meanwhile, House lawmakers have introduced legislation that would delay the proposal by 15 months and extend compliance deadlines 3-5 years....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EPA-Boiler-MACT-Rule-Proposal-Due-Out-in-October_35832.html
June 28, 2011
DSM says it has agreed to acquire yeast development firm C5 Yeast Company (Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands) from foodstuffs producer Royal Cosun (Breda, The Netherlands) for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-Boosts-Biofuel-Offer-with-Acquisition-of-Yeast-Business_35818.html
June 20, 2011
EPA says it has delayed by two months its schedule for proposed rules for regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants. The original July 26, 2011, date has been delayed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EPA-Delays-Proposed-Rule-Limiting-GHGs-from-U-S-Power-Plants_35624.html
June 16, 2011
Biobased isobutanol producer Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it has formed a joint venture with Redfield Energy (Redfield, SD) under which Gevo will retrofit Redfield’s existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Gevo-Forms-JV-for-Ethanol-to-Isobutanol-Retrofit_35563.html
June 15, 2011
U.S. EPA has launched two new chemicals databases covering toxicity and human exposure data for hundreds of substances. One database, ToxCastDB, focuses on forecasts toxicity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EPA-Launches-New-Chemicals-Databases_35552.html
June 15, 2011
The head of CBI (London), the U.K. employers' association, has criticized U.K. government plans to introduce a carbon price floor and said that the measure will put too much cost...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/U-K-Employers-Association-Backs-Ineos-on-Carbon-Price-Floor_35539.html
June 13, 2011
The funds were specifically used for projects that produce drop-in replacements for the “entire” barrel of oil, indicating the agency’s desire to promote technologies beyond ethanol and pursue biobased alternatives to diesel, jet fuel, chemicals, and plastics....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DOE-Hands-Out-Grants-to-Advance-Biobased-Fuels-and-Chemicals_35484.html
June 13, 2011
CW’s Alex Scott interviews Ken Kaufman, Dow Corning Corporation’s v.p./Manufacturing, Engineering and Global Operations on Dow Corning’s approach to greening its...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/How-and-Why-Dow-Corning-is-Making-its-Supply-Chain-Greener_35481.html
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