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June 17, 2015
BASF, Cargill and the German International Development Agency (GIZ; Bonn) have worked together for over three years to establish the world’s first certified production of copra...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-and-Cargill-promote-production-of-certified-coconut-oil_71403.html
June 4, 2015
The Coca-Cola Company says it has produced the world’s first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle made entirely from plant materials. The beverage giant has since 2009...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Coca-Cola-unveils-100-percent-renewable-PET-bottle_71019.html
May 22, 2015
The two-day Business Climate Summit took place this week in Paris, bringing together 2,000 international business leaders, policymakers, and investors. The summit was opened by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Business-Climate-Summit-calls-on-policymakers-to-take-action-on-climate-change_70632.html
March 12, 2015
Sappi (Johannesburg) said on Wednesday that it will locate a ground-breaking pilot plant for low-cost production of cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) at the Brightlands Chemelot campus at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Sappi-to-build-ground-breaking-nanocellulose-pilot-plant-in-the-Netherlands_68468.html
March 3, 2015
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) has produced second-generation isobutene, in a push to diversify accessible feedstock towards cheaper resources in this case waste biomass...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Global-Bioenergies-produces-second-generation-isobutene-at-lab-scale_68259.html
March 2, 2015
A committee of the European Parliament has called, in a draft opinion, for a number of suggestions to be incorporated in a motion supporting Europe’s move towards a circular...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-calls-for-move-towards-a-circular-economy_68230.html
February 27, 2015
The European Union’s emissions trading system (EU ETS) allows businesses to purchase permits for carbon dioxide emissions. The current glut of allowances on the market has caused...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Mixed-responses-to-reform-of-European-emissions-trading-system_68185.html
February 25, 2015
Deinove (Montpelier, France), a biotech company that develops innovative processes to produce biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, today...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Deinove-granted-patent-in-the-US-for-second-generation-bioethanol-production-process_68076.html
February 4, 2015
Associated British Foods (ABF; London) said on Tuesday that it would write down its investment in the UK bioethanol joint venture Vivergo Fuels, and will book an exceptional...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ABF-writes-down-UK-bioethanol-venture-Vivergo-Fuels_67487.html
January 30, 2015
SC Johnson chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson says industry must take steps to rebuild public trust while “standing up for chemistry, for scientific truth, and for the health and wellness of consumers and the planet.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-2015-SC-Johnson-CEO-says-industry-must-rebuild-consumer-trust_67361.html
January 29, 2015
Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-2015-Groups-governments-consider-changes-to-recycling-policies_67340.html
January 29, 2015
Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the chemicals management law in the United States, was a major topic at Wednesday’s ACI issues briefing, held during...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-2015-TSCA-reform-tops-regulatory-agenda_67323.html
January 29, 2015
Executives at international cleaning products associations say that harmonizing regulatory and sustainability standards across different countries will be a key focus in 2015. Association executives also pointed to initiatives in individual countries or regions, such as Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) in Europe or education about proper use of cleaning products in Brazil. The executives spoke Tuesday at the global issues briefing at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-2015-Standards-harmonization-key-to-international-agenda_67287.html
January 27, 2015
Matrica (Novara, Italy), a 50-50 joint venture between Novamont (Novara) and Versalis (Milan), has signed an agreement with  Coldiretti (Roma) and Consorzi Agrari d’Italia...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Matrica-signs-agroindustrial-supply-chain-agreement_67238.html
January 21, 2015
Anellotech (Pearl River, NY), a green innovation and technology company, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and its subsidiary Axens today announced a strategic alliance to develop and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Anellotech-IFP-and-Axens-form-alliance-to-commercialize-biobased-aromatics-technology_66965.html
January 15, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), the business currently being carved out from the rest of Bayer with plans to list it on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, today unveiled a breakthrough...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-commercialize-breakthrough-biobased-polyurethane_66852.html
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
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