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April 30, 2013
University of Wisconsin–Madison (Madison, WI) chemists have identified an approach to using oxygen gas to convert lignin, a by-product of biofuel production, into a form...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-of-Wisconsin-Madison-researchers-identify-way-to-transform-biomass-waste-into-biobased-chemical-feedstock_51589.html
April 29, 2013
The European Commission, following a vote by EU member states today, will proceed with a plan to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids used as insecticides on a variety of crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Commission-proceeds-with-plan-to-restrict-the-use-of-neonicotinoids_51559.html
April 29, 2013
VinylPlus, the European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry's sustainable development program, recorded 362,076 m.t. of PVC recycled last year, keeping it on track to meet the challenge...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/VinylPlus-on-track-to-meet-2020-PVC-recycling-targets_51551.html
April 22, 2013
SynPol1, a consortium of 8 academic and 6 industrial institutions, has secured almost €7.5 million ($9.8 million) in funding under the EU Seventh Framework Programme to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Consortium-secures-&euro7-5-million-for-waste-to-biobased-plastics-R-and-D_51327.html
April 19, 2013
TMO Renewables (Guildford, UK) and sugar producer Usina Santa Maria (Medeiros Neto, Brazil) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/UK-Brazil-JV-to-produce-bioethanol-from-bagasse_51305.html
April 19, 2013
Air Liquide has signed an agreement with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA; Paris), to develop a second-generation biofuel production unit in France...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Air-Liquide-signs-contract-to-develop-second-generation-biofuel-plant-in-France_51304.html
April 18, 2013
The European Parliament has published a draft report that proposes drawing a distinction between the different types of biofuel based on their climate impacts. The draft report was...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-publishes-draft-report-amending-sustainability-criteria-for-biofuels_51276.html
April 15, 2013
The United Kingdom's decision to increase the portion of biofuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel to 5% will cost motorists a total of £460 million ($706 million) during...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-renewable-energy-directive-will-likely-cost-UK-motorists-£460-million-in-2013-14_51177.html
April 10, 2013
Biobased plastics production requires only 0.006% of the 5-billion hectare global agricultural area, according to data recently published by industry body European Bioplastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Industry-association-Biobased-plastics-land-use-does-not-pose-threat-to-food-crops_51042.html
April 5, 2013
The European Commission has published a Green Paper entitled On a European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment, to gather facts and views that will enable it to assess the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Commission-launches-consultation-to-assess-impact-of-plastic-waste-publishes-Green-Paper_50969.html
April 5, 2013
Ensus (Yarm, UK) has temporarily closed its Wilton, UK, bioethanol production facility, the company has announced. The closure of the site, which has production capacity for 400...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Ensus-idles-UK-bioethanol-plant-until-market-conditions-improve_50965.html
March 20, 2013
Anellotech (Pearl River, NY) says it plans to make available 100-kilogram samples of green benzene and green toluene to strategic partners for downstream product development purposes...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Anellotech-to-provide-biobased-aromatics-samples-before-years-end_50638.html
March 19, 2013
The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (Bilbao, Spain), Neiker-Tecnalia (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain), and Ekonek (Guipuzkoa, Spain) will jointly build a pilot plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Biofertilizer-pilot-plant-to-be-built-in-Spain_50635.html
March 19, 2013
Versalis, the chemicals arm of ENI (Rome), and the tire major Pirelli have entered into a memorandum of understanding to carry out joint research into the use of guayule-based natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Versalis-and-Pirelli-sign-R-and-D-agreement-to-use-guayule-based-natural-rubber-in-tire-production_50612.html
March 15, 2013
Solvay and AkzoNobel have joined forces to develop and use biosolvents for use in the manufacturing of AkzoNobel paints, and coatings, Solvay announced. The agreement concerns widely...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Solvay-and-AkzoNobel-partner-to-develop-and-use-bio-solvents_50558.html
March 15, 2013
Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels (Sioux Falls, SD), a 50-50 joint venture between Poet (Sioux Falls, SD) and Royal DSM (Delft, the Netherlands) has appointed Steve Hartig, as general manager...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Poet-DSM-Advanced-Biofuels-appoints-general-manager_50560.html
March 11, 2013
ADA-ES (Highlands Ranch, CO), an equipment and clean coal technology provider for the coal and specialty chemical industries, announced it has been awarded a contract to supply...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ADA-receives-clean-coal-technology-supply-contract_50379.html
February 19, 2013
A new report published today by the World Health Organization (WHO; Geneva) and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP; Nairobi), entitled State of the Science of Endocrine...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/WHO-UNEP-study-calls-for-more-research-on-link-between-endocrine-disruptors-and-disease_49939.html
January 31, 2013
Regulation and sustainability issues are topping agendas at international trade associations for makers of cleaning chemicals, association executives said yesterday at a panel at ACI's...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-2013-Regulation-sustainability-top-global-trade-group-agenda_49461.html
January 28, 2013
Versalis (Milan), a global leading producer of elastomers; and Yulex (Phoenix, AZ), an agricultural biomaterials company, announced today that they are forming a partnership to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Versalis-and-Yulex-plan-guayule-based-biorubber-production-in-southern-Europe_49365.html
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