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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
April 20, 2012
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic, and several other European chemistry organizations, is reviewing its structure and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/SusChem-to-Align-with-EUs-$108-Billion-Innovation-Program_42864.html
April 19, 2012
Europe’s ombudsman P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, has opened an investigation into whether the European Commission has taken appropriate measures to combat increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Reviews-Approval-Process-for-Neonicotinoids-in-Light-of-Scientific-Evidence-on-Bee-Deaths_42789.html
April 18, 2012
Think of Bayer and you might envisage materials that go into ski goggles (Makrolon polycarbonate), agchems (pesticides), or inventions such as polyurethane and the iconic aspirin...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Electroactive-Polymers-The-New-Buzz-at-Bayer_42668.html
April 17, 2012
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that China, the world’s largest solar panel producer, is likely to become the largest market for solar devices in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/China-to-Become-Largest-Market-for-Solar-Devices_42708.html
April 7, 2012
A team of researchers at Rothamsted Research (Harpenden, the U.K.), an agricultural research organization, is conducting a field experiment to test the effectiveness of its genetically...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Researchers-Develop-GM-Wheat-to-Repel-Aphids_42576.html
April 4, 2012
Technip says it has signed a cooperation agreement with the start-up Compagnie Industrielle de la Matière Végétale (CIMV) to commercialize CIMV's technology that...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Technip-Forms-Biorefinery-Partnership-with-French-Start-up-Company_42475.html
April 3, 2012
BASF says is reorienting its R&D activities so that they are more aligned to the group's key growth markets and so that R&D is undertaken more efficiently across the group. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Reorients-R-and-D-Predicts-2012-Spending-of-$2-3-Billion_42373.html
March 30, 2012
Dow Chemical says it has formed a strategic partnership with the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) that will result in the establishment of the Dow Centre for Sustainable...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-and-Australian-University-Form-Partnership_42396.html
March 29, 2012
A team of researchers at Rothamsted Research (Harpenden, the U.K.), an agricultural research organization, is conducting a field experiment to test the effectiveness of its genetically...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Research-Genetically-Modified-Wheat-Repels-Aphids_42372.html
March 28, 2012
Lux Research (Boston, MA), a market research group, states in a new report dubbed 'Searching for Innovations to Cut Li-ion Battery Costs' that the key to growing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Study-Reducing-Li-ion-Battery-Costs-is-Key-to-Future-of-Electric-Vehicle-Market_42325.html
March 26, 2012
McDonald's Corp. has agreed to test market a switch from polystyrene to paper cups in 200 locations, primarily on the U.S. West Coast, after a group of shareholders urged the fast food...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/McDonalds-Tests-Phaseout-of-Polystyrene-in-Beverage-Containers_42288.html
March 20, 2012
Researchers from Japan and the U.S. have developed a proton-responsive ligand and a homogeneous iridium catalyst which together enable the controlled storage and release of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Mimicking-Photosynthesis-Enables-Storage-and-Release-of-Hydrogen_42127.html
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