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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
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
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