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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
January 22, 2013
Brazil’s economic development bank BNDES (Rio de Janeiro) is investing 600 million reais ($293 million) in biotechnology company GraalBio Investimentos. The funds will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Brazils-BNDES-invests-$293-million-in-cellulosic-ethanol-producer_49197.html
January 16, 2013
Fashion brand Benetton (Ponzano Veneto, Italy) says it has committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire supply chain and products by 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Benetton-joins-Greenpeaces-Detox-campaign_49004.html
December 14, 2012
The announcement on Thursday by the UK energy and climate change secretary Edward Davey that exploratory fracking for shale gas can resume in the United Kingdom, was welcomed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Ineos-welcomes-UK-governments-decision-to-resume-fracking-Grangemouth-site-could-benefit_48336.html
December 13, 2012
Levi Strauss (Levi's; San Francisco), the world's largest denim brand, says it has committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire supply chain and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Levis-joins-Greenpeaces-Detox-campaign_48325.html
December 5, 2012
Mango (Barcelona), a women's fashion brand, has committed to entirely eliminate industrial releases of all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Fashion-retailer-Mango-to-eliminate-hazardous-chemicals-from-supply-chain-and-products-by-2020_48154.html
December 3, 2012
Seed strife: DOJ ends inquiry into licensing practices. The US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust division has closed an investigation into possible anticompetitive...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/US-drops-2010-antitrust-inquiry-into-seed-industry-Monsanto_48110.html
November 30, 2012
Slated for completion in mid-2014, the facility is expected to produce 30 million gal/yr of bioethanol from corn stover, a capital investment of about $7/gal....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DuPont-breaks-ground-on-$200-million-cellulosic-ethanol-plant_48072.html
November 30, 2012
DuPont has released its 2012 sustainability report, showing increased CO2 emissions, up about 6% in 2011, to 17 million m.t., compared with 2010. Revenue increased 14%, to $38, 719...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DuPont-sustainability-report-shows-revenues-growing-faster-than-CO2-emissions_48073.html
November 28, 2012
BASF says it will acquire Pronova BioPharma (Lysaker, Norway), a pioneer in the field of research, development, and manufacturing of omega-3 fatty acids. BASF has reached an agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-to-acquire-Pronova-BioPharma-for-$842-million_47876.html
November 27, 2012
A recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) study links a longer time to pregnancy to couples who have been exposed to certain persistent chemicals, including polychlorinated...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/NIH-study-links-persistent-chemicals-with-lower-fertility-rates_47954.html
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