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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
May 27, 2011
North America and Asia Pacific will account for 82% of biofuels produced from algae, or about 50 million gallons of annual production....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Biofuels-From-Algae-to-Reach-$1-3-Billion-by-2020_35145.html
May 27, 2011
Süd-Chemie has concluded its biennial innovation and technology symposium this week in Beijing with the message that it will continue to provide the same level of service and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Sud-Chemie-Promises-the-Same-Service-and-Sustainability-Focus-Following-Ownership-Change_35056.html
May 25, 2011
Agricultural biotechnology firm Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of up to $100 million, according to an SEC document dated May 23. Founded in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Seed-Firm-Ceres-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_35055.html
May 24, 2011
The European chemical industry’s Care+ program, which enables small and medium size chemical companies to reduce their energy costs, is notching up a series of successes across...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EUs-Care+-Energy-Program-Notches-up-Early-Successes-update_34868.html
May 24, 2011
The BIOfuel from Algae Technologies (BIOFAT) project is funded in large part by the European Commission and will be coordinated by Abengoa Bioenergy (Saint Louis) subsidiary Abengoa Bioenergía Nuevas Tecnologías (ABNT). . The development team will train on existing prototypes in Israel, Portugal and Italy, then scale up the process at a 10-hectare demonstration plant. The project is expected to last four years and produce about 900 tons/year of algae....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Consortium-Seeks-to-Demonstrate-Algaes-Biorefining-Potential_35012.html
May 23, 2011
Süd-Chemie will award John B. Goodenough, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Texas (Austin), with its inaugural innovation prize, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Sud-Chemie-Recognizes-Developments-in-Next-Generation-Lithium-Batteries_35006.html
May 20, 2011
This Week on CW:   DuPont's increased bid for Danisco, which values the company at $6.4 billion, has succeeded.   In the wake of the deal, DuPont is forming two new business...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-20_34976.html
May 20, 2011
The company has formed two new business units, Industrial Biosciences and Nutrition & Health....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DuPont-Reorganizes-After-Danisco-Deal_34953.html
May 19, 2011
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) says the U.K. government’s announcement to cut carbon emissions in the country 50% by 2025 from a baseline year of 1990 would...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/U-K-Chemical-Industry-Feels-Heat-of-50-percent-Carbon-Cuts-with-Ineos-update_34921.html
May 19, 2011
An international team, of scientists, led by researchers at Monash University (Victoria, Australia) has developed a manganese-based catalyst for splitting water into hydrogen and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/International-Team-Develops-Catalyst-for-Splitting-Water_34933.html
May 18, 2011
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic and the European Commission, this week has set out a new plan to bring innovative...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/SusChem-Seeks-Public-Partnerships-to-Promote-Sustainable-Chemistry_34911.html
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