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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
June 13, 2011
by Neil Hawkins, group v.p./sustainability and environment, health and safety, for Dow Chemical     Companies across the globe have increasingly applied sustainability...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Fostering-Collaborations-that-Advance-Sustainabiilty-and-Solutions-to-World-Challenges-from-China-to-the-U-S-_35478.html
June 9, 2011
As reported by CW this week from Süd-Chemie’s ‘Defining the Future’ technology symposium in Beijing, Chinese chemical companies are developing a huge pipeline of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Can-Chinas-Chemicals-from-Coal-Sector-Become-Environmentally-Sustainable_35156.html
June 9, 2011
It’s no secret that a fundamental understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is essential to sustaining a global economy. We’ve been alerted by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/A-Bright-Future-for-US-STEMs-from-Students-Love-of-Chemistry_35243.html
June 7, 2011
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Bolingbrook, IL) says it has acquired the Delta BioFuels facility at Natchez, MI and will convert the biodiesel asset into a world-scale biorefinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Elevance-Buys-Mississippi-Biodiesel-Plant_35345.html
June 7, 2011
FRX Polymers (Chelmsford, MA), a start-up maker of flame-retardant plastics, has raised $15.7 million in a Series B funding round. The new funding round was led by SAM Private Equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Polymers-Firm-Completes-Funding-Round_35341.html
June 6, 2011
Dow Chemical says it has finished construction of a wind blade epoxy adhesive production plant at its Roberta, GA facility. The plant is fully dedicated to the wind sector, and will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Dow-Completes-Wind-Blade-Epoxy-Adhesive-Plant_35311.html
June 6, 2011
The breakthrough will allow polyethylene terepthalate (PET) manufacturers to produce the commodity resin entirely from renewable resources....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Virent-Unveils-Biobased-P-Xylene-Process_35301.html
June 6, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Ashland is acquiring International Specialty Products for $3.2 billion.   That wasn't the only big M&A deal last week, as Sealed Air agreed to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Finance-Digest-May-31-June-3_35310.html
June 3, 2011
This Week on CW:   Ashland has announced plans to buy International Specialty Products for $3.2 billion, in a deal that will make Ashland more specialty-focused.   Sealed Air...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-3_35283.html
June 2, 2011
Shell and Cosan say they have launched their previously announced $12-billion ethanol and transportation fuel joint venture in Brazil, creating the country’s third-largest fuel company. The jv, named Raizen, will produce and sell over 2 billion liters of sugarcane-based ethanol and distribute over 20 billion liters of other industrial and transport fuels through Shell-branded stations annually. Raizen is also expected to export ethanol to key markets in coming years, Shell and Cosan say....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Shell-and-Cosan-Launch-Brazilian-Ethanol-Joint-Venture_35248.html
June 2, 2011
Dow Corning says it has opened a solar solutions application center at Jincheon, Korea. The facility is Dow Corning’s second site with an industrial-scale pilot line for module...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Dow-Corning-Opens-Solar-Center_35235.html
June 2, 2011
Chemical companies continue to exploit their expertise in the development of materials and services that meet the mega-trend issues of sustainability. Among those companies making...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-June-2_35245.html
June 2, 2011
Car manufacturer Daimler and gases and technology company Linde Group say they will spend tens of millions of dollars in the coming three years to install 20 hydrogen fuel stations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Daimler-Linde-to-Build-20-H2-Filling-Stations-in-Germany_35242.html
June 1, 2011
Enerkem (Pontotoc, MS), a waste-to-biomaterials firm, says it has completed a $60 million funding round. Valero Energy (San Antonio, TX) joined existing investors Waste Management...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Trash-to-Fuel-Firm-Raises-$60-Million_35234.html
June 1, 2011
Green Tech energy company Carbon Sciences (Santa Barbara, CA) says it has validated its natural gas-to-transportation fuel technology in the lab, setting the stage for a strategic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Carbon-Sciences-Working-on-Natural-Gas-to-Gasoline-Unit_35233.html
June 1, 2011
A previously reported €500-million project to build a biorefinery at Porto Torres, Italy is moving ahead. The facility will be capable of producing plastics as well as monomers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ENI-and-Novamont-Sign-Biopolymer-JV-Agreement_35221.html
June 1, 2011
Myriant's Lake Providence, LA succinic acid facility, shown here under construction, is expected to start up by the first quarter of 2014. Myriant Corp. (Quincy, MA), a biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Myriant-Files-for-$125-Million-IPO_35180.html
May 31, 2011
Solvay has developed a process for capturing and using methane from its soda ash operations in Green River, Wyoming that is set to slash its emissions of carbon dioxide-equivalent...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Soda-Ash-Solvay-Moves-Ahead-of-the-Pack-on-Environmental-Initiatives_34849.html
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