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December 3, 2013
Argentina will raise the blend rate for biodiesel from 8% to 10%, effective next year, the Ministry of Agriculture (Buenos Aires) has announced. The blend rate will increase from 8% to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Argentina-to-increase-biodiesel-blend-rate-next-year_57044.html
December 3, 2013
Green Biologics (Abingdon, UK), has closed a £15.4-million ($25.2 million) series B financing round led by venture capital firm Sofinnova Partners (Paris) and Swire Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Green-Biologics-closes-£15-4-million-financing-round-to-fund-US-renewable-chemical-project_57043.html
December 2, 2013
Raízen (São Paulo) has broken ground on a cellulosic ethanol facility in Brazil, the company has announced. The second-generation ethanol plant is a 50-50 joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Raizen-Iogen-JV-breaks-ground-on-cellulosic-ethanol-facility-in-Brazil_57018.html
November 27, 2013
BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering product to customers for testing and commercial use, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/BASF-produces-first-commercial-volume-of-biobased-BDO_56971.html
November 26, 2013
German chemical companies have invested more money abroad than domestically for the first time since 2001, chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Fixed foreign...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/German-chemical-companies-boost-US-investment-while-domestic-spending-stagnates_56940.html
November 22, 2013
The gas treatment plant for the Lacq Chemical Cluster 2030 (LCC30) project in southwestern France has been inaugurated by Jean-Marc Ayrault, French prime minister, in the presence of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Arkema-and-Total-inaugurate-Lacq-gas-treatment-plant_56909.html
November 21, 2013
The European Union intends to impose 'definitive antidumping duties' on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, effective 27 November, the European Commission says. The measures...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/EU-to-impose-definitive-antidumping-duties-on-biodiesel-from-Argentina-Indonesia_56848.html
November 20, 2013
The eighth natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator at Enterprise Products' Mont Belvieu, TX, complex is now operational, the company announced on 19 November. The 85,000 bbl/day unit increases total NGL fractionation capacity at the facility to approximately 655,000 bbl/day, says Enterprise....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Enterprise-starts-up-eighth-NGL-fractionator-at-Mont-Belvieu_56794.html
November 19, 2013
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL; Albuquerque, NM) will use their expertise in protein expression, enzyme engineering, and high-throughput assays as part  of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/US-researchers-seek-to-develop-biocatalyst-technologies-to-convert-methane-to-butanol_56776.html
November 19, 2013
Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Co. are collaborating on a first-ever interior fabric made from the renewable material  that is used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Ford-uses-Coca-Cola-PET-bottle-technology-in-car-interior-fabric_56777.html
November 19, 2013
The negotiations currently underway to form a new federal government in Germany are not going far enough in reforming the renewable energy act (EEG), according to Germany's...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Germany-No-visible-moves-to-reduce-energy-costs-so-far_56778.html
November 19, 2013
Nestlé will work in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and seven multinationals that produce consumer goods, to encourage the responsible development of bioplastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Nestle-joins-Bioplastic-Feedstock-Alliance_56779.html
November 18, 2013
Novozymes (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) and M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg) have signed a collaboration agreement to produce biomass-based plastics in China, the two companies announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Novozymes-to-provide-enzyme-technology-to-M-and-G-Chemicals-for-worlds-first-biomass-to-glycols-plant-in-China_56747.html
November 15, 2013
Boeing and GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes (São Paulo) say they will work together to speed the research, development, and approval of new sources of sustainable aviation biofuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Boeing-and-airline-GOL-partner-to-speed-R-and-D-approval-of-new-sources-for-aviation-biofuel-in-Brazil_56725.html
November 15, 2013
The government of Argentina has protested Spain's decision to exclude Argentinian producers of biodiesel from accessing the Spanish market, today said Héctor Timerman...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Argentina-protests-ban-on-access-to-Spains-biodiesel-market_56724.html
November 14, 2013
A large majority—77%— of executives in Germany are in favor of the country's Energiewende, or energy transition, according to a survey conducted by chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Germanys-energy-transition-executives-in-favor-but-not-at-any-price_56695.html
November 14, 2013
Pertamina (Jakarta) has begun construction of the Arun LNG (liquefied natural gas) Storage and Regasification Terminal, the company announced on 10 November. The facility, slated for completion in 2014, will support the shipment of natural gas from production fields in the east of Indonesia that have historically served the export market, to the west of the country, where supply has become increasingly tight, says a recent report from IHS’s World Markets Energy service. The facility will also support LNG trade from Australia, North America, and East Africa, compounding the rapid expansion of the Asian LNG import market, says IHS....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/IHS-Pertamina-import-terminal-marks-opportunity-for-LNG-exporters-to-Indonesia_56686.html
November 13, 2013
Germany's chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says it is 'concerned' about discussions to reform the country's renewable energy law (EEG), as part of negotiations to form a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/VCI-calls-for-a-reduction-in-energy-cost-not-a-redistribution_56675.html
November 13, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) has committed to a Dutch initiative aimed at deploying sustainable biofuels in the aviation sector, the company announced today. Signatories of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Neste-Oil-partners-with-Dutch-consortium-to-explore-opportunities-for-aviation-biofuels_56668.html
November 12, 2013
Wison Engineering Services Co. (Shanghai) has successfully started up the Shell-Wison hybrid gasification demonstration plant at Nanjing, marking the commencement of the demonstration...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Wison-Engineering-starts-up-hybrid-gasification-demonstration-plant-in-China_56641.html
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