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July 12, 2013
The European Parliament’s committee for environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI) adopted an opinion in a vote on 11 July, approving the European Commission’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-parliament-committee-votes-for-5-5-percent-cap-on-first-generation-biofuels-in-transport-fuel_53608.html
July 10, 2013
ThyssenKrupp today commissioned Europe’s first multipurpose fermentation plant for the continuous production of biobased chemicals, at Leuna, Germany. The facility, built at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ThyssenKrupp-inaugurates-Europes-first-multipurpose-fermentation-plant-for-biobased-chemicals_53479.html
July 8, 2013
The European Commission says it has launched a consultation on how to use phosphorus—widely used in agriculture and an essential component in fertilizer and animal feed—in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Commission-starts-consultation-on-sustainable-use-of-phosphorus_53421.html
July 4, 2013
A Swedish-Brazilian consortium has formed Polynol, a three-year initiative resulting from a pilot project in 2012 to build knowledge and business opportunities surrounding the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Consortium-to-develop-wood-based-biorefinery-process_53393.html
July 4, 2013
Researchers from the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT; Laskut) have found that a biomass- to-liquid (BtL) process using lignocellulosic biomass can be used in the production...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Finnish-researchers-discover-gasification-process-to-produce-biofuels-from-forest-residues_53392.html
July 4, 2013
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) voted today in favor of freezing the auction of a number of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission permits—backloading—after narrowly...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-votes-in-favor-of-backloading-a-freeze-on-the-auction-of-carbon-emission-permits_53379.html
July 4, 2013
An element of the European Commission's previously reported proposal to reduce the environmental impact of biofuels could ultimately cause higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Oleochemical-industry-urges-EU-against-animal-fats-double-counting-as-renewable-content-in-transport-fuels_53362.html
July 2, 2013
The Department of Energy (DOE; Washington, DC) announced 4 R&D projects to bring next-generation biofuels to market faster and drive down the cost of producing fuels from biomass....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/US-Energy-Department-announces-funding-for-4-projects-to-speed-development-of-biofuels_53336.html
June 27, 2013
Researchers from McGill University, (Montreal), The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN; Wako, Japan) and the Institute for Molecular Science (Okazaki, Japan) have...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Canadian-and-Japanese-researchers-discover-environmentally-friendly-hydrogenation-process_53177.html
June 26, 2013
Tetra Pak (Pully, Switzerland), a packaging company, plans to sign an agreement with Braskem, for the supply of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) made from sugar cane to Tetra Pak's...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Braskem-to-supply-Tetra-Pak-with-biosourced-LDPE-for-packaging-in-Brazil_53142.html
June 26, 2013
Industry groups, including ACC and American Fuels and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFMP), have issued mostly critical reactions to President Obama’s federal climate change...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Industry-mostly-critical-of-Obama-climate-plan_53148.html
June 24, 2013
Germany's energy-intensive industries association EID (Berlin) has called for a public debate on the future of climate change and industrial policies following the recent decision on...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/German-industries-association-calls-for-public-debate-on-future-of-climate-change-industrial-policies_53068.html
June 24, 2013
Novamont (Novara, Italy) has unveiled the first product made from fourth-generation Mater-Bi, the company's family of biodegradable and compostable bioplastics based on two new...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Novamont-launches-fourth-generation-bioplastics_53075.html
June 22, 2013
The International Energy Agency (IEA; Paris), the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels), and the Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (Dechema...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Roadmap-explores-how-chemical-industry-can-amplify-catalysis-to-boost-energy-efficiency_53046.html
June 20, 2013
The European Parliament's environment committee today voted in favor of setting mandatory targets to boost the use of second-generation biofuels, the parliament says. Second-generation...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-votes-for-mandatory-targets-to-boost-second-generation-biofuels_52963.html
June 20, 2013
Airbus, Air France, Safran (Paris), and Total have launched a program, Joining our Energies—Biofuel Initiative France, to further the R&D of sustainable biofuels for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Leading-French-companies-partner-in-R-and-D-to-speed-development-of-biosourced-jet-fuel_52958.html
June 20, 2013
The European Parliament says its environment committee has proposed a ban on fluorinated gases in refrigerators and air conditioners. The plan proposes to phase out completely the use...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-proposes-ban-on-fluorinated-gases_52955.html
June 17, 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize gamma-valerolactone (GVL)—a potential feedstock of interest...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/MIT-researchers-devise-cost-efficient-process-to-produce-biosourced-GVL_52860.html
June 13, 2013
Forest (Helsinki) has awarded a €5-million ($6.7 million) contract to Technip for the front-end engineering design (FEED) of a new, second-generation biomass-to-liquid (BTL) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Technip-awarded-biomass-to-liquids-plant-contract-in-Finland_52797.html
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