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September 5, 2013
Between 2013 and 2020, the production of basic chemicals and plastics in the United States will increase at an average rate of 5%/year to meet growing demand for cost-advantaged exports, according to 'A Manufacturing Renaissance,' the third volume of the IHS report, 'America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution and the US Economy.'...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/IHS-Shale-oil-and-gas-to-boost-US-chemical-production-5-percent-annually_54934.html
September 4, 2013
Flagship VentureLabs,  the innovation foundry of venture capital firm Flagship Ventures (Cambridge, MA) announced the launch of cellulosic sugar company Midori Renewables...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Flagship-Ventures-launches-cellulosic-sugar-firm_54935.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/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Dutch-biopolymers-firm-receives-new-financing-to-increase-production_54876.html
September 2, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) and Raisioagro (Raisio, Finland) have launched a joint research project to investigate the potential of straw as a raw material for producing renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Neste-Oil-launches-project-to-assess-potential-of-straw-as-feedstock-for-biodiesel_54864.html
August 30, 2013
Faced with the unfamiliar challenge of ethane supply limitations, producers in the Mideast are shifting attention to heavier feedstocks and higher value-added products, according to The IHS Chemical World Analysis—Ethylene 2014. The situation contrasts with that in North America, where the petrochemical industry, revived by abundant shale energy resources, has surged back after a decade of decline....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/IHS-Chemical-Ethane-constraints-drive-Mideast-producers-to-heavier-feedstocks-higher-value-added-derivatives_54820.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/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/NREL-patents-catalyst-that-reforms-tar-into-syngas_54838.html
August 27, 2013
Shell Chemical has begun accepting bids from ethane suppliers for its proposed petrochemical complex in Pennsylvania, according to a company statement issued on 27 August.
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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Shell-taking-bids-from-ethane-suppliers-for-proposed-Pennsylvania-cracker_54779.html
August 21, 2013
Petronet LNG (New Delhi) says that on Tuesday it received an inaugural cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at its new terminal at Kochi, India. The delivery came from RasGas in Qatar...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Petronet-LNG-takes-first-delivery-at-Kochi-FACT-and-Bharat-Petroleum-to-benefit_54601.html
August 20, 2013
BioNitrogen (Doral, FL) announced today approval by the Louisiana Attorney General to issue up to $1.25 billion in tax-exempt bonds for the acquisition, development and construction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/BioNitrogen-announces-approval-for-$1-25-billion-tax-exempt-bond-issue_54591.html
August 15, 2013
Midwest AgEnergy Group (Spiritwood, ND) has broken ground at the site where the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy biorefinery is to be built, the company has announced. The biorefinery will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Midwest-AgEnergy-breaks-ground-on-$155-million-North-Dakota-ethanol-biorefinery_54508.html
August 14, 2013
The shale gas boom currently under way in North America presents one of the most promising opportunities within the US petrochemical industry in more than 30 years. With new...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Where-is-the-talent-needed-to-support-the-US-shale-boom_53715.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/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/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/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/GlyEco-starts-recycled-EG-production-for-commercial-use_54475.html
August 8, 2013
The US Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Washington) is working with Ecopetrol (Bogotá) to develop ways to process the residue from sugar cane and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Ecopetrol-seeks-NREL-expertise-in-developing-bagasse-to-ethanol-process_54323.html
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/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/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/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/US-DOE-to-invest-$22-million-in-algal-and-biomass-biofuel-development-projects_54193.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/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/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/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Canadas-Solegear-enters-into-agreement-with-government-to-develop-bioplastic-technologies-using-industrial-waste_54011.html
July 29, 2013
Croda International (Goole, UK) has received Chinese regulatory approval to acquire a 65% equity interest in Sichuan Sipo Chemical (Mianyang, China), a nonlisted, natural speciality...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Croda-acquires-biobased-amides-producer-in-China-for-£38-2-million_54008.html
July 29, 2013
At the Ethylen-Pipeline-Süd opening ceremony: (l to r) Rudolf Staudigl, president/CEO of Wacker Chemie; Martin Zeil, Bavaria’s minister of economic affairs; Günther...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Germanys-Ethylen-Pipeline-Sud-brought-onstream_54019.html
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