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April 5, 2011
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Bolingbrook, IL) says it has signed an memorandum of understanding with International Specialty Products to develop and commercialize renewable waxes and derivatives as biocide carriers for wood plastic composite materials....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Elevance-and-ISP-to-Develop-Renewable-Biocide-Carriers_33969.html
April 5, 2011
Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) has purchased a 90% stake in AS Silmet (Tallinn, Estonia), which owns and operates a rare earths production facility at Sillamae, Estonia, for $89...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Molycorp-Buys-European-Rare-Earths-Facility_33942.html
April 1, 2011
Start-ups and corporations developing biomaterials have a distinctly higher chance of success if they use social networking systems to collaborate, according to a report by market...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Social-Networking-Boosts-Success-of-Biomaterial-Firms_33901.html
March 29, 2011
Rhodia says it has introduced a new range of solvents derived from renewable raw materials. The company’s Augeo SL 191 solvent is derived from glycerin. It is has been designed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Rhodia-Introduces-Greener-Solvent_33798.html
March 25, 2011
Resource scarcity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, water, oceans, agriculture, and materials will be among the most important policy topics to be negotiated at next...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Rio-+20-Comes-into-View-A-Challenge-and-Opportunity-for-Industry_33647.html
March 24, 2011
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU; Cleveland, OH) say they have developed a low cost catalyst made from carbon nanotubes dipped in a polymer solution that equals the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Carbon-Nano-catalyst-Outperforms-Platinum_33675.html
March 22, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has entered into a deal with Paraíso Bioenergia S.A., a sugar and ethanol firm based in  São Paulo, Brazil, to construct a farnesene fermentation and separation unit unit at  Paraíso’s São Paulo site....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Amyris-Signs-Fifth-Manufacturing-Deal_33626.html
March 21, 2011
Water is the single most important chemical compound for the preservation of life and human progress, yet close to a billion people lack access to clean, safe drinking...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/First-of-its-Kind-Global-Water-Experiment-for-Students-Launches-on-World-Water-Day_33600.html
March 18, 2011
This Week on CW: Berkshire Hathaway is acquiring Lubrizol in a $9.7 billion all-cash deal that values the company at $135/share. After the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-18_33587.html
March 17, 2011
“We intend to accelerate our commercial strategy in multiple geographies, which includes accessing feedstock arrangements and establishing manufacturing capacity with partners in which we may invest capital when the returns re justified,” the company said in an SEC document....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Solazyme-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_33433.html
March 17, 2011
Nalco says it will further develop RW-EDI  to help its customers integrate the clean technology into their manufacturing and air and water treatment processes....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Nalco-Licenses-Argonne-Resin-Wafer-Technology_33509.html
March 17, 2011
U.S. EPA has finalized a previously announced extension to the deadline for the greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rule. The new deadline is September 30, 2011. The deadline has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EPA-Finalizes-GHG-Reporting-Extension_33510.html
March 16, 2011
BioAmber says the technology gives it a clear path to biobased adipic acid that, like its biobased succinic acid, is lower cost and has a better environmental footprint that the current petroleum route....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Biosuccinic-Maker-Licenses-Technology-for-Biobased-Adipic-Acid_33487.html
March 14, 2011
The Chinese government has set emissions standards for the production of rare earth metals, according to a statement by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The standards will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/China-Launches-Rare-Earths-Pollution-Caps_33141.html
March 14, 2011
A bipartisan group of four House members has introduced a bill, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011, to make permanent the U.S. research and development (R&D) tax...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/House-Bill-Would-Make-R-and-D-Tax-Credit-Permanent_33338.html
March 14, 2011
Industry aims to preempt a move by the EU to formally adopt a policy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% from 1990 levels by 2020, compared with the current target to reduce GHGs 20% by 2020. The commission concludes that reducing the bloc’s carbon emissions by 25% by 2020 would be more cost effective policy in the long term. Cefic says an increased target would be counterproductive because it creates uncertainties in an already unstable, post-crisis business environment.
 
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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cefic-Cautions-EU-Against-Plan-to-Increase-GHG-Reduction-Target_33345.html
March 11, 2011
This Week on CW: BP is buying a major Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer in a $680 million deal. ExxonMobil Chemical expects growth to be driven by the availability of unconventional...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-11_33425.html
March 11, 2011
BP has agreed to pay $680 million to acquire 83%  of the shares of Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA; Sao Paulo) from Açúcar e...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BP-Buys-Brazilian-Ethanol-and-Sugar-Producer-Expands-Biofuels-Business_33370.html
March 9, 2011
The governments of Norway and the U.K. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a three-year R&D collaboration in the fields of industrial biotechnology and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Norway-and-U-K-Agree-on-Biotech-R-and-D-Partnership_33303.html
March 9, 2011
The two firms also signed a nonbinding letter of intent that provides Dow with the option of buying 20 million gallons of Solazyme’s oils in 2013 and up to 60 million gallons in 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Dow-Taps-Solazyme-for-Biobased-Dielectric-Insulating-Fluid-Development-Deal_33306.html
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