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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
July 23, 2012
Axens, public-sector research entity IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN; Rueil-Malmaison, France), and pyrolysis fuel technology company Dynamotive (Vancouver) say they will jointly...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Axens-Joins-Pyrolysis-Oils-Collaboration_45113.html
July 11, 2012
Sojitz Planet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sojitz Corp., says it has acquired the sales rights to green polyethylene (PE) bioplastic made from sugarcane by Braskem. Sojitz Planet...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Sojitz-Acquires-Asian-Sales-Rights-to-Braskems-Green-Polyethylene_44785.html
July 5, 2012
AFC Energy (Dunsfold, U.K.), the industrial fuel cell power company, and Industrial Chemicals (ICL; Grays, U.K.) announced today that they plan to install the U.K.’s largest fuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-K-Plans-Large-Fuel-Cell-Facility-Using-Hydrogen-from-Chlor-Alkali-Plant_44453.html
July 4, 2012
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London) says it is stepping up its support for energy-efficiency programs in Central and Eastern Europe with a $150-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/MOL-Receives-$150-Million-Loan-from-EBRD-to-Improve-Slovnafts-Energy-Efficiency_44643.html
June 28, 2012
Oleon (Ertvelde, Belgium) today held an inauguration ceremony for a new bio propylene glycol production plant at Ertvelde. The €8.2 million ($10.2 million) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Oleon-Inaugurates-Worlds-First-Bio-Propylene-Glycol-Plant-in-Belgium_44536.html
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