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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
June 27, 2012
Buckman (Memphis, TN) has been presented with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award from the EPA for its “maximyze” enzymes. The enzymes, comprised of natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Buckman-Wins-Presidential-Green-Chemistry-Award-for-Paper-Production-Enzymes_44511.html
June 25, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO), has signed a collaboration agreement with representatives from the Malaysian government’s East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Gevo-to-Locate-Asian-Biobased-Isobutanol-Plant-at-Kertih-Malaysia_44319.html
June 18, 2012
Codexis, Cytec, and Elevance Renewable Chemicals (Woodbridge, IL) were among the winners of EPA's 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for their work promoting chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Cytec-Codexis-and-Elevance-Among-EPA-Green-Chemistry-Award-Winners_44282.html
June 8, 2012
This Week on CW:   At ACC’s 2012 annual meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, industry leaders expressed growing concern about declining energy and chemical prices and inventory...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-8_44068.html
May 29, 2012
NatureWorks’ “Ingeo” biopolymer product, which is made from plants, has become Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/NatureWorks-Ingeo-Biopolymer-Becomes-Cradle-to-Cradle-Certified_43742.html
May 18, 2012
ACC says it has concerns about the Senate Clean Energy Standard Act recently introduced “most notably” due to its lack of provisions regarding clean energy, says ACC...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACC-Senate-Clean-Energy-Bill-Lacks-Incentives-for-Coal_43602.html
May 15, 2012
The European Commission says greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from installations participating in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased by more than 2% in 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/GHG-Emissions-of-EU-ETS-Participants-Decreased-2-percent-in-2011_43472.html
May 14, 2012
LanzaTech (Auckland, NZ) has extended its agreement with New Zealand Steel on their pilot project to convert waste gases to low carbon fuels and chemicals, giving NZ Steel and its...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/LanzaTech-Extends-Agreement-with-New-Zealand-Steel_43429.html
May 9, 2012
Cefic released its first-ever sustainability report at a special event held at the EU parliament in Brussels today. The main theme of the report is how the chemicals industry will help...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Cefic-Releases-Its-First-Ever-Sustainability-Report_43310.html
May 4, 2012
Korea has approved the previously announced cap-and-trade system for cutting carbon emissions, and it will be established by 2015, say press reports. Korea will be on the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Korea-Approves-Carbon-Trading-System_43223.html
May 1, 2012
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK; London) says it has formalized a collaboration with the University of Nottingham (Nottingham, U.K.), to establish a new laboratory to accommodate a centre of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/GSK-and-University-of-Nottingham-to-Establish-Laboratory-for-Sustainable-Chemistry_43140.html
April 30, 2012
The European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) have published an updated register of the releases and transfers of pollutants from industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Updates-Pollution-Release-and-Transfer-Register_43104.html
April 26, 2012
Novozymes has joined the Maabjerg Energy Concept, a consortium which plans to build a biorefinery for generating biogas, advanced bioethanol, electricity and heat in western Denmark...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Novozymes-Partners-Danish-Biorefinery-Project_43003.html
April 25, 2012
The U.K. government plans to invest £60 million ($97 million) to support the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies in emerging markets. The move follows a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-K-Allocates-$97-Million-to-CCS-in-Emerging-Markets_42959.html
April 23, 2012
Arkema says it has agreed to collaborate with the Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA; Paris), a research and innovation group in the fields of microelectronics and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Arkema-Extends-Electronic-Chemicals-Collaboration-with-CEA_42896.html
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