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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
November 26, 2012
Senator James Inhofe (R., OK) and The Heartland Institute (Chicago), a public-policy think tank, will present a petition to Congress at a public event on 27 November, asking...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Inhofe-calls-for-Congress-to-rein-in-a-rogue-EPA_47920.html
November 21, 2012
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM; Washington) has filed a petition with US EPA asking the agency to reconsider its final rule for biomass-based diesel...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/AFPM-asks-EPA-to-reconsider-biomass-based-diesel-rules_47874.html
November 8, 2012
Solvay today inaugurated a highly dispersible silica capacity expansion and a modernized R&D facility at Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, France. The investment follows a similar expansion...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Solvay-commissions-highly-dispersible-silica-expansion-in-France_47531.html
October 29, 2012
A recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report says the development of algae-based biofuels poses sustainability concerns. Issues include the large amount of water used...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/National-Academy-of-Sciences-finds-algae-based-biofuels-pose-sustainability-concerns_47318.html
October 24, 2012
Marks & Spencer (M&S; London), a leading retail company, has published a new set of commitments related to the safe use of chemicals in textile production, with the aim of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Marks-and-Spencer-to-eliminate-hazardous-chemicals-from-its-clothing-products-by-2020_47189.html
October 24, 2012
EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels in 2011 were consistent with a decreasing trend observed since 2004, according to the European Commission's annual report on the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-greenhouse-gas-emission-cuts-are-on-track-to-meet-Kyoto-Protocol-target_47182.html
October 5, 2012
BASF and CSM (Diemen, the Netherlands) announced today that they will form an equally owned joint venture to produce biobased succinic acid. The news follows three years of research...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-and-CSM-form-jv-to-produce-biosuccinic-acid-plan-commercial-scale-unit_46760.html
October 4, 2012
The Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) was officially inaugurated by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday at Leuna, Germany. The CBP’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Green-technology-process-center-inaugurated-at-Leuna-Germany_46699.html
September 19, 2012
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ; Bonn, Germany), a company owned by the federal government of Germany and that operates in many fields...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/German-Firm-Withdraws-Offer-to-Dispose-of-Contaminated-Soil-from-Bhopal_46348.html
September 17, 2012
Dow Chemical and the Saline Water Conversion Corp. (SWCC; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) have signed a commercial agreement for research collaboration to test the suitability of desalination...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-Saudi-Saline-Water-Conversion-Sign-Research-Agreement_46303.html
August 16, 2012
Novozymes (Copenhagen) said today that it has developed a fungus that enables production of malic acid from renewable raw materials. Malic acid is used as a flavor enhancer in the food...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Novozymes-Develops-Its-First-Biochemical-Building-Block_45656.html
August 7, 2012
Hopeiary cheers at the London Olympics. Dow Chemical’s sponsorship of the London 2012 summer Olympics includes Dow’s mascot, Hopeiary, which highlights efforts to improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dows-Olympic-Mascot-Highlights-Green-Efforts_45363.html
August 2, 2012
Versalis (Milan), Eni’s (Rome) chemicals subsidiary, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Genomatica (San Diego) and Novamont (Novara, Italy), a leading player in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Versalis-Genomatica-Novamont-Sign-MoU-for-Biobased-Butadiene-Production_45138.html
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