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June 2, 2014
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany, NY) says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Oso Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing (OsoBio; Albuquerque, NM) for $110...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AMRI-to-acquire-OsoBio-for-$110-million_61478.html
June 2, 2014
Linde says it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Siluria Technologies (San Francisco), a pioneer in the commercial production of fuels and chemicals made from natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Linde-and-Siluria-enter-into-ethylene-technology-partnership_61477.html
June 2, 2014
Argentina will exempt local biodiesel production from a 41% consumption tax, following a vote in the Argentine congress late last week. The exemption is valid until 31 December 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-to-exempt-biodiesel-from-41-percent-consumption-tax_61476.html
June 2, 2014
Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it is selling para-xylene (p-xylene) derived from its renewable isobutanol to Toray Industries. Toray expects to produce polyester fibers, yarns, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Gevo-ships-biobased-p-xylene-to-Toray_61474.html
June 2, 2014
Kuraray, on 1 June, completed the previously announced acquisition of DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls business. This DuPont business comprises assets relating to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Kuraray-completes-acquisition-of-DuPonts-glass-laminating-solutions-and-vinyls-business_61468.html
June 2, 2014
The European Commission has outlined a possible approach to promote regulatory convergence and recognition in the chemical sector under the negotiations with the United States as part...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/European-Commission-outlines-position-for-chemicals-within-TTIP-negotiations_61451.html
May 30, 2014
Mexico's federal electricity commission CFE (Mexico City) and Gas y Petroquímica de Occidente (GOP), a subsidiary of ProMan (Wollerau, Switzerland), signed an agreement for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mexicos-federal-electricity-commission-to-supply-natural-gas-to-fertilizer-plant_61447.html
May 30, 2014
Cambrex (East Rutherford, NJ) says that James Winschel, Jr. has been appointed to the company's board of directors for a term expiring on the date of its 2015 annual meeting and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Cambrex-appoints-new-board-member_61442.html
May 29, 2014
Mosaic announced today that its president and CEO James Prokopanko is taking a medical leave of absence for surgery to treat his previously disclosed cancer. The company announced in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mosaic-CEO-takes-medical-leave-interim-CEO-and-new-CFO-named_61428.html
May 29, 2014

EPA has issued final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits to OxyChem for the construction of a 550,000 m.t./year ethane cracker at its site in Ingleside, TX.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-green-lights-OxyChems-Ingleside-cracker-project_61409.html
May 29, 2014
KBR said today that it has been awarded a contract by Gulf LNG Liquefaction, an affiliate of Gulf LNG Energy (GLE), to provide Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) front-end...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/KBR-wins-contract-from-Gulf-LNG-Liquefaction-to-expand-export-terminal_61420.html
May 29, 2014

Allowing crude oil exports from the US would increase domestic oil production, reducing gasoline prices and supporting nearly 1 million new jobs, according to a new IHS study, U.S. Crude Oil Export Decision: Assessing the Impact of the Export Ban and Free Trade on the U.S. Economy.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/IHS-US-crude-oil-exports-would-lower-gasoline-prices-add-1-million-jobs_61408.html
May 29, 2014
Brazil plans to increase the amount of biodiesel blended into diesel starting in July. President Dilma Rousseff signed on the provisional increases earlier this week, according to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-to-increase-its-biodiesel-blend-from-5-percent-to-7-percent_61380.html
May 29, 2014
Solazyme (South San Francisco), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, says that its previously announced joint venture with Bunge has produced its first commercially saleable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solazyme-Bunge-renewable-oils-plant-begins-commercial-production-in-Brazil_61379.html
May 28, 2014
Mapei (Milan), a privately owned maker of products for the construction industry has acquired General Resource Technology (GRT), a US-based producer of concrete admixtures.  GRT...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mapei-acquires-US-producer-of-concrete-admixtures-General-Resource-Technology_61373.html
May 28, 2014
Rockwood has completed the acquisition of a 49% stake in Talison Lithium (Perth, Australia), now a joint venture in which a 51% stake will be held by China’s Chengdu Tianqi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Rockwood-completes-acquisition-of-Talison-Lithium-stake_61360.html
May 28, 2014
Siluria Technologies (San Francisco), a commercial producer of fuels and chemicals made from natural gas, announced today that it has named Jeffrey Wood executive vice president and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Siluria-names-new-CFO_61359.html
May 28, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), the leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in consumer products, says that Doug Tough will be stepping down as CEO...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/IFF-names-Bayer-HealthCare-executive-as-new-CEO_61353.html
May 28, 2014
Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, has reached a deal to acquire propylene maker PetroLogistics for $2.1 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Flint-Hills-Resources-to-acquire-PetroLogistics-for-$2-1-billion_61356.html
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