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May 12, 2011
Halting and reversing the effects of climate change should be a national priority, says a report by the Committee on America's Climate Choices, a panel convened by the U.S. National...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Report-Climate-Change-Mitigation-Should-Be-Priority-for-U-S-_34814.html
May 12, 2011
Linde, the leading merchant CO2 supplier in the U.S., will supply all of the CO2 for Sapphire’s Columbus, NM demonstration facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Linde-Sapphire-Partner-for-Algae-Development_34799.html
May 11, 2011
Under the terms of the deal, Elevance will provide natural monomers as well as its metathesis technology for polymer production, while DSM will contribute expertise on polymer research, application development, and commercialization....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-Elevance-Evaluating-Biobased-Thermoplastics_34771.html
May 5, 2011
BioAmber (Minneapolis), a maker of biobased succinic and adipic acid, has completed a Series B funding round, raising $45 million. Naxos Capital Partners (Luxembourg), a venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BioAmber-Closes-Series-B-Funding-Round_34621.html
April 29, 2011
Mitsubishi's global reach. Biobased chemical firm Genomatica (San Diego) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitshubishi Chemical to study a potential joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Studying-Biobased-Butanediol-Joint-Venture-with-Genomatica_34444.html
April 28, 2011
Mitsubishi Chemical is studying working with Genomatica on a biobased butanediol joint venture. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (not to be confused with Mitsubishi Chemical) and two...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-Up-April-28_34458.html
April 27, 2011
The European Commission has adopted a draft decision on how free-of-charge emission allowances should be allocated from 2013 to industrial installations covered by the European Union's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-Reaches-Decision-on-Allocation-of-Free-Emission-Allowances-from-2013_34409.html
April 25, 2011
Editor's note: Our offices were closed on Friday. Here's a quick, if belated, news and innovation round-up. This Week on CW: Dow Chemical is planning a major ethylene and propylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/News-and-Innovation-Round-Up-April-25-2011_34356.html
April 21, 2011
As the Responsible Care program approaches its 25th anniversary, it needs to update itself to meet new and growing challenges, said speakers and attendees at ACC's Responsible Care...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Responsible-Care-New-Ways-Forward-updated-with-video_34286.html
April 19, 2011
Cobalt and its partner, American Process (Atlanta), will integrate Cobalt’s fermentation and distillation technology into a biorefinery American Process is currently building at Alpena, MI. The plant is slated to begin ethanol production in early 2012, but will switch to butanol production mid-year....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cobalt-Advances-Biobutanol-Platform_34245.html
April 15, 2011
This Week on CW: RAG Foundation, the owner of Evonik, is planning an IPO of the company within 15 months. A new report says the EU's biofuel policies "encourage unethical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-15_34211.html
April 14, 2011
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM; Decatur, IL) has started production at its bio-based propylene glycol (PG) plant in Decatur, the company announced today. The plant will have a capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ADM-Starts-Production-at-Bio-Based-PG-Plant_34149.html
April 14, 2011
 A group of government ministers from countries around the world including Germany, Japan, U.K. and the U.S. have agreed to adopt only a limited number of the potential options to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Government-Ministers-Yet-to-Commit-100-percent-to-Carbon-Capture_34083.html
April 14, 2011
Current U.K. and European policies on biofuels “encourage unethical practices,” according to a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCB; London). The report is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-Biofuel-Policies-"Unethical"_34108.html
April 12, 2011
Mossi & Ghisolfi Group (M&G; Tortona, Italy), the world’s largest producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for packaging applications, says today it is conducting a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Italian-Firm-Starts-Building-Commercial-scale-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Plant-update_34061.html
April 11, 2011
The recent earthquake in Japan, which I experienced first-hand, and the unfortunate events that followed reinforce the importance of safety in all industries, including the chemical sector. We all think our safety designs are good and our safety procedures effective, and then Mother Nature throws out a surprise to test us....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Is-Too-Safe-Even-Possible_34059.html
April 11, 2011
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD; Geneva) has introduced a guide to enhance business understanding of the value of natural resources, including fresh water, food, fiber and natural hazard protection. WBCSD’s guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) will enable firms to explicitly account for the full value of ecosystem impacts and inputs, including the benefits derived from ecosystems as well as the costs associated with their loss, the group says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Sustainability-Council-Launches-Business-Guide-to-Ecosystem-Valuation_33992.html
April 8, 2011
This Week on CW: Solvay is acquiring Rhodia for $4.8 billion, ending months of speculation over what the Belgian company will do with its pile of cash. At GPCA Plastics Forum in Dubai...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-8_34036.html
April 6, 2011
Clean energy technology company LanzaTech (Auckland, New Zealand) says it is partnering with LCY Chemical (Taipei) to produce biobased chemicals. Under the terms of the deal, LCY will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/LanzaTech-LCY-Partner-to-Produce-Biobased-Chemicals_33984.html
April 5, 2011
Sigma Aldrich’s Aldrich Materials business will cover global research scale distribution and Afga will service larger-scale commercial opportunities....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Sigma-Aldrich-Signs-Conductive-Polymers-Deal-with-Agfa_33977.html
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