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August 7, 2013
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington) finalized the 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that form part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/US-EPA-finalizes-2013-renewable-fuel-standard-decision-welcomed-by-industry-bodies_54285.html
August 2, 2013
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $22 million in new investments to help develop cost-competitive algae-fuels and streamline the biomass feedstock supply chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/US-DOE-to-invest-$22-million-in-algal-and-biomass-biofuel-development-projects_54193.html
August 1, 2013
BASF says it is exiting the manufacture of membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells and closing its Somerset, NJ facility that focused on making those products. The closure will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-exiting-membrane-electrode-assemblies_54174.html
July 30, 2013
Evonik Industries has begun operating a pilot plant for ω-amino lauric acid (ALS) at Slovenska Lupca, Slovakia, the company announced today. The biobased ALS is an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Evonik-launches-pilot-production-of-biobased-lauric-acid-in-Slovakia_54064.html
July 29, 2013
Solegear Bioplastics (Vancouver, BC), a developer of bioplastic technologies, has entered into a significant contribution agreement with the Industrial Research Assistance Program of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Canadas-Solegear-enters-into-agreement-with-government-to-develop-bioplastic-technologies-using-industrial-waste_54011.html
July 26, 2013
Researchers from the US Department of Energy (DoE)'s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI; Berkeley, CA) have engineered the Ralstonia eutropha bacterium to produce fatty acid-derived, diesel-range methyl ketones, JBEI announced. Methyl ketones are naturally occurring aliphatic compounds used in fragrances and flavorings. The researchers at JBEI have shown that  methyl ketones also have high diesel fuel ratings, making them strong candidates as advanced biofuels....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/US-researchers-engineer-bacterium-to-produce-biodiesel_53932.html
July 25, 2013
Bayer announced today that it aims to commercialize the use of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) as new raw material for plastics, following a successful test phase. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Bayer-to-commercialize-carbon-dioxide-based-plastics-production-process_53892.html
July 24, 2013
John Swire & Sons (London), a diversified corporation has acquired, via its subsidiary Green Investments, Argent Energy (Motherwell, UK), a biodiesel producer, Argent announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Swire-acquires-biodiesel-producer-Argent-Energy_53849.html
July 22, 2013
Biopesticide firm Marrone Bio Innovations set the terms for its planned $65-million initial public offering in an S-1 amendment filed with the SEC 22 July. According to the filing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Marrone-Bio-Innovations-sets-terms-for-IPO_53815.html
July 19, 2013
Stora Enso (Helsinki), a forestry products company, has decided to invest €32 million ($42 million) in the construction of a biorefinery at Sunila Mill, in Finland, which will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Stora-Enso-invests-&euro32-million-in-lignin-biorefinery_53774.html
July 19, 2013
An interdisciplinary team of Colorado State University (CSU; Fort Collins) researchers has received a $2-million National Science Foundation (Arlington, VA) grant to research new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/CSU-researchers-get-$2-million-grant-to-research-use-of-cyanobacteria-in-biofuel-production_53763.html
July 18, 2013
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and Wilmar International Limited announced today that they have begun shipping renewable chemicals from their previously announced joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Elevance-Wilmar-commission-Indonesian-biorefinery_53714.html
July 16, 2013
Chemtex International (Wilmington, NC) and Murphy Brown LLC (Warsaw, NC) announced on 15 July that they have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of purpose-grown energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemtex-secures-energy-crops-for-North-Carolina-cellulosic-biofuels-project_53687.html
July 16, 2013
Synthetic biology start-up Modular Genetics (Woburn, MA) says it has demonstrated the production and downstream purification of the surfactant acyl glutamate via fermentation. Modular...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Synthetic-biology-start-up-demonstrates-glycinate-production_53686.html
July 16, 2013
The European Commission (Brussels) has decided to restrict the use of BASF's fipronil, an insecticide, as part of measures to protect the health of bees, the commission announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Commission-restricts-use-of-BASF-insecticide_53677.html
July 16, 2013
Sapphire Energy (San Diego), an algae-based fuels producer; and Linde Group will expand their partnership to commercialize industrial-scale conversion technology needed to upgrade...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Sapphire-Energy-and-Linde-expand-partnership-to-commercialize-algae-to-fuel-technology_53672.html
July 16, 2013
Galp Energia (Lisbon) has inaugurated Enerfuel, Portugal's first biorefinery operating on food waste and used cooking oil. The plant is located at the Sines Industrial and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Galp-Energia-opens-Portugals-first-food-waste-biorefinery_53668.html
July 15, 2013
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL; Lausanne, Switzerland) and Technion (Kesalsaba, Israel) researchers have identified nanostructures able to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Researchers-identify-nanostructures-for-producing-hydrogen-via-solar-power_53638.html
July 12, 2013
The European Parliament’s committee for environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI) adopted an opinion in a vote on 11 July, approving the European Commission’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-parliament-committee-votes-for-5-5-percent-cap-on-first-generation-biofuels-in-transport-fuel_53608.html
July 12, 2013
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France), a developer of light olefin bioproduction processes, says it has closed a share issue that it launched on 27 June, raising a total of €23...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/French-bioolefins-company-raises-&euro23-million-via-share-issue_53595.html
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