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April 3, 2012Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) and Bunge say they have signed a definitive agreement to form a tailored oils joint venture at Bunge's Moema, Brazil facility. The site will...
March 8, 2012A study by the Silent Spring Institute (Newton, MA) says a review of 213 cleaning products, cosmetics, personal care and other common consumer products show they contain “complex...
March 6, 2012BASF and Petronas today signed a heads of agreement (HOA) in Kuala Lumpur to jointly develop several downstream projects within the previously announced Refinery and Petrochemical...
January 19, 2012Novozymes has reported a 13% increase in net profit to DK1.8 billion ($313 million) for full year 2010, on sales up 8% to DKr 10.5 billion. Exchange rates had a negative impact, with...
January 11, 2012Sasol Germany (Hamburg) has agreed to sell its production site at Witten, Germany, and the associated oleochemicals business to Cremer Oleo (Hamburg). Approval by the relevant German...
December 15, 2011The European Parliament has approved the European Commission's proposal to ban the use of phosphates, and to limit the content of other phosphorous-containing compounds, in consumer...
December 15, 2011A renewable chemicals firm has been spun out of Yale University to develop and commercialize a new class of surfactants for a range of consumer and industrial products. P2 Science...
December 7, 2011The opening by BASF today of an office in Nairobi, Kenya will increase the company's presence in growing African markets and will serve customers in the East Africa and Sub-Sahara...
November 22, 2011Methylamines and derivatives producer Taminco (Ghent, Belgium) says it has started up a new dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) unit at its St. Gabriel, LA production facility. DMAPA is...
October 19, 2011Warwick Chemicals (Mostyn, U.K.), a specialty chemicals producer focused on the manufacture of bleach activators, is investing £10.7 million ($16.6 million) to enhance...