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December 17, 2014
The European Council–the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union—has announced that it has reached a political agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Council-reaches-political-agreement-to-reduce-consumption-of-plastic-bags_66247.html
December 5, 2014
Elopak (Oslo), a leading liquid food packaging supplier, has announced the launch of beverage cartons featuring certified renewable polyethylene (PE). A wide range of these cartons...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Elopak-to-use-renewable-polyethylene-in-beverage-cartons_65916.html
November 26, 2014
Global Bioenergies (Paris) says it has successfully produced renewable butadiene by direct fermentation of glucose at lab scale. The company says it is the first to achieve the synthesis of biobased butadiene without any chemical steps....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Global-Bioenergies-to-scale-up-butadiene-production-by-direct-fermentation-of-glucose_65698.html
November 26, 2014
The EPA said today that it was proposing stricter ozone standards within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb), while taking comment on a level as low as 60 ppb. EPA last...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EPA-proposes-stricter-ozone-standards_65696.html
November 18, 2014
Eight19 (Cambridge, UK) , a developer of low-cost organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology capable of delivering flexible and light-weight solar panels in high volume, has announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Developer-of-organic-photovoltaics-receives-more-funds-to-commericalize-its-process_65502.html
November 14, 2014
ENI today signed an agreement to restructure the petrochemical complex at Porto Marghera, near Venice, operated by ENI’s chemical subsidiary Versalis. The agreement follows the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ENI-signs-agreement-with-unions-to-restructure-Porto-Marghera-complex_65446.html
November 11, 2014
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI; Hsinchu, Taiwan) in Taiwan has introduced a carbon capture technology that reduces carbon emissions from fossil power plants. High...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Calcium-looping-carbon-capture-technology-developed-by-Taiwan-researchers_65291.html
November 7, 2014
Technip and Biochemtex, majority shareholder in Beta Renewables, which controls the second-generation biotechnology Proesa, announced today that they have signed an alliance agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Technip-and-Biochemtex-form-bioethanol-plant-alliance_65210.html
October 10, 2014
Matrìca, the 50-50 joint venture between Versalis and Novamont, today hosted the International Open Day at Porto Torres, Italy, which provided a chance for the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Matrica-green-chemistry-venture-holds-open-day-new-units-to-be-added-soon_64440.html
October 7, 2014
Industrial biotechnology firm Fermentalg (Libourne, France), which specializes in producing oils and proteins derived from microalgae, says it has received definitive planning...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Fermentalg-receives-planning-permission-for-industrial-development-unit_64313.html
October 3, 2014
Shell has become the first organization to offer a globally available portfolio of natural gas–based fluids and solvents, Shell announced today. The high-purity paraffinic fluids...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Shell-Chemical-offers-gas-based-fluids-and-solvents-product-portfolio_64260.html
October 2, 2014
Reverdia (Geleen, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and starch manufacturer Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France), is licensing its biobased succinic acid technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Reverdia-to-license-of-biobased-succinic-acid-technology_64236.html
September 24, 2014
The venture capital arm of French energy group Total announced today that it is investing in NexSteppe (Malibu, CA), a start-up that specializes in tailoring sorghum seeds for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Total-invests-in-energy-crop-start-up-NexSteppe_63956.html
August 22, 2014
ACC’s v.p./regulatory and technical affairs, Michael Walls, today testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority briefing at Lake Charles, LA, regarding...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACC-testifies-to-Senate-against-EPAs-call-for-stricter-ozone-standards_63354.html
August 21, 2014
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI; Bangkok) is seeking soft loans from the government to help establish a bioplastics industry in Thailand. The FTI is meeting with the Finance...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/NatureWorks-seeking-soft-loans-to-establish-bioplastics-industry-in-Thailand_63331.html
July 29, 2014
The European Commission says it is urging Germany to take stronger measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates. The latest figures submitted by Germany in 2012 show that...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Commission-urges-Germany-to-act-more-against-nitrate-pollution-in-water_62776.html
July 24, 2014
Stora Enso (Helsinki) has acquired 100% of the shares of the Virdia (Danville, VA), a developer of extraction and separation technologies for converting cellulosic biomass into highly...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Stora-Enso-acquires-North-American-biotechnology-company_62693.html
July 18, 2014
Edeniq (Visalia, CA), a cellulosic sugar producer, has signed a letter of intent with Global Bio-chem Technology Group (Hong Kong) to develop and commercialize processes to convert...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Edeniq-partners-with-Chinese-firm-to-develop-corn-stover-to-industrial-sugars-technology_62588.html
July 16, 2014
Evonik Industries said today that it has closed on an equity investment in Biosynthetic Technologies (BT; Irvine, CA), a specialist in biobased lubricants. BT has developed and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Evonik-invests-in-biobased-lubricants-start-up-Biosynthetic-Technologies_62476.html
July 2, 2014
Esso Belgium, a division of ExxonMobil, announced today that it plans to install a new delayed coker unit at its 320,000=bbl/day Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher-sulfur...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ExxonMobil-to-invest-more-than-$1-billion-in-Antwerp-refinery_62204.html
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