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September 13, 2013
Walmart yesterday announced a plan to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals in cleaning, personal-care, and cosmetic products sold at the store, although the company did not disclose the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Walmart-to-phase-out-10-chemicals-in-consumer-products_55153.html
September 12, 2013
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO; Delft), an independent research organization; and Algae for Food and Fuel, a cultivator, will build a mobile algae...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Dutch-partners-to-build-mobile-algae-biorefinery_55120.html
September 5, 2013
The World Bank (Washington) is identifying ways to do more to reduce the emission of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP)—such as methane and tropospheric ozone, black carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/World-Bank-proposes-further-integration-of-SLCP-reduction-into-its-projects_54938.html
September 3, 2013
Momentive Specialty Chemicals has signed a collaboration agreement with Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at Western University (London, ON), Momentive announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Momentive-and-Canadian-university-agree-to-develop-lightweight-composites_54878.html
September 3, 2013
Rodenburg Biopolymers (Oosterhout, Netherlands), a producer of starch-based plastics, has received an unspecified cash injection from Brabant Development (BOM; Tilburg, Netherlands)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Dutch-biopolymers-firm-receives-new-financing-to-increase-production_54876.html
August 30, 2013
SC Johnson (Racine, WI), the US Agency for International Development (Usaid; Washington), and The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture (College Station, TX) have extended...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/SC-Johnson-and-partners-extend-pyrethrum-project-for-insecticides-in-Rwanda_54846.html
August 30, 2013
Researchers at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM; Mexico City) are designing and building a pilot biodiesel plant that will consume used cooking oil (UCO)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Mexican-researchers-to-build-countrys-first-pilot-biodiesel-plant-based-on-cooking-oil_54841.html
August 30, 2013
The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Golden, CO) says it has patented a catalyst that reforms tar into synthetic gas (syngas), which can accelerate the process of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/NREL-patents-catalyst-that-reforms-tar-into-syngas_54838.html
August 28, 2013
BASF says it has sponsored a junior professorship at University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern; Kaiserslautern, Germany) to investigate tools for the development of new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-supports-process-development-professorship-at-German-university_54794.html
August 28, 2013
The chemical industry foundation (FCI; Frankfurt) has approved an additional grant of €1.1 million ($1.5 million), the chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Germanys-FCI-provides-additional-$1-5-million-for-chemical-education_54790.html
August 27, 2013
Increasing environmental and regulatory pressures and concerns over toxicity to humans continue to drive growing demand for greener solvents in developed countries, while demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/IHS-Mounting-environmental-regulatory-pressures-driving-global-solvents-industry-to-greener-alternatives_54736.html
August 27, 2013
Cool Planet (Denver) will locate its first renewable gasoline refinery, with a capacity of 10 million gal/year, at Alexandria, LA, the company has announced. The biorefinery will serve...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cool-Planet-to-build-its-first-gasoline-biorefinery-in-Louisiana_54759.html
August 22, 2013
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking feedback from public- and private-sector stakeholders on the need for federal financial assistance for the research, development...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/US-DOE-seeks-information-on-renewable-carbon-fiber-technologies-including-biobased-acrylonitrile_54637.html
August 21, 2013
Chevron was selected as the “Best of the Best” among this year’s IHS Spectrum Excellence Award winners based on its innovative use of information systems and best practices to achieve environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S) business goals. Several chemical makers also won Spectrum Excellence awards for sustainability and innovation, including Drom Fragrances, RPM's Rust-Oleum Europe subsidiary, and Total Petrochemicals and Refining....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chevron-wins-IHS-Spectrum-Excellence-Award_54440.html
August 21, 2013
Jubail United Petrochemical Company (Al Jubail), a Sabic manufacturing subsidiary, has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Linde for what will be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Sabic-builds-worlds-largest-CO2-recovery-plant-to-supply-urea-and-methanol-facilities_54597.html
August 19, 2013
An international collaboration of plant scientists from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB; Ghent, Belgium), Ghent University, the University of Dundee (Dundee, UK), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Researchers-discover-enzyme-potentially-able-to-yield-better-plants-for-biofuel-production_54552.html
August 19, 2013
Atlas Copco (Stockholm) has been awarded a contract to deliver compressors to fertilizer producer Acron (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), Atlas Copco has announced. Acron chose Atlas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Acron-selects-Atlas-Copco-compressors-for-plant-in-Russia_54556.html
August 16, 2013
EPA has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit the use of certain neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present, the agency has announced. The new labels will have...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EPA-develops-labels-banning-use-of-certain-neonicotinoid-products-where-bees-are-present_54523.html
August 14, 2013
LanzaTech (Chicago), a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, announced today that it has partnered with the Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy, a joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/LanzaTech-partners-with-Indian-Oil-for-acetate-to-lipids-pathway_54482.html
August 14, 2013
GlyEco (Phoenix, AZ) has completed initial technology upgrades and begun producing Type 1 compliant recycled ethylene glycol (EG) for commercial use, GlyEco announced. The company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/GlyEco-starts-recycled-EG-production-for-commercial-use_54475.html
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