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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
July 1, 2014
Russian joint stock company Gammachim (Moscow), a trader in oils, fats, and detergents, plans to build a higher fatty alcohols plant in the special economic zone (SEZ) of Alabuga...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Russian-firm-plans-oleochemicals-plant-in-Alabuga-SEZ_62182.html
June 3, 2014
England is to join the rest of the United Kingdom in introducing a compulsory charge on most plastic shopping bags. The proposal will be announced today in the Queen’s Speech to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/England-to-introduce-compulsory-charge-for-plastic-bags-in-most-shops_61536.html
June 3, 2014
Deinove (Montpelier, France), a clean technology company that designs and develops new-generation industrial processes based on the exploitation of Deinococcus bacteria, today...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Deinove-signs-bioethanol-agreements-with-Abengoa-and-Suez-Environment_61498.html
May 21, 2014
The German association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt), at its annual press conference at Frankfurt today, criticize the contradictory character of the federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DIB-German-government-policy-on-biotech-is-contradictory_61190.html
May 20, 2014
Bayer's crop science division said today that South Korea has become the first country worldwide to approve its new rice herbicide, Council. Market launch in Korea is scheduled for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/South-Korea-first-country-to-approve-Bayers-new-rice-herbicide_61158.html
May 20, 2014
BASF announced today that it has become the first European manufacturer to have completely switched a production plant for extruded polystyrene rigid foam (XPS) to a new polymeric...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-first-company-in-Europe-to-switch-XPS-production-to-new-flame-retardant_61168.html
May 16, 2014
Momentum in industrial biotechnology is accelerating as large-scale projects come online and biobased processes become part of strategic plans at large chemical companies. Over 1,100...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BIO-2014-Industrial-biotech-becoming-an-integral-part-of-the-chemical-industry_61107.html
April 26, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have voted in favor of halving the consumption of lightweight plastic bags by 2017, and reducing it by 80% by 2019 compared with 2010 levels...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-votes-to-reduce-usage-of-lightweight-plastic-bags_60608.html
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