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May 20, 2014
Bayer's crop science division said today that South Korea has become the first country worldwide to approve its new rice herbicide, Council. Market launch in Korea is scheduled for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/South-Korea-first-country-to-approve-Bayers-new-rice-herbicide_61158.html
May 20, 2014
BASF announced today that it has become the first European manufacturer to have completely switched a production plant for extruded polystyrene rigid foam (XPS) to a new polymeric...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-first-company-in-Europe-to-switch-XPS-production-to-new-flame-retardant_61168.html
May 16, 2014
Momentum in industrial biotechnology is accelerating as large-scale projects come online and biobased processes become part of strategic plans at large chemical companies. Over 1,100...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BIO-2014-Industrial-biotech-becoming-an-integral-part-of-the-chemical-industry_61107.html
April 26, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have voted in favor of halving the consumption of lightweight plastic bags by 2017, and reducing it by 80% by 2019 compared with 2010 levels...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-votes-to-reduce-usage-of-lightweight-plastic-bags_60608.html
April 9, 2014
In the fourth quarter, Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) will open a site for R&D and the manufacturing of sustainable ingredients from the Amazon region, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Symrise-opens-R-and-D-facility-in-Brazils-Amazon-region_60206.html
April 8, 2014
Research and development (R&D) in the paints and coatings industry is being driven by a variety of issues, chief among energy efficiency and the development of new substrates in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACS-2014-Energy-issues-new-substrates-key-drivers-for-coatings-R-and-D_60195.html
March 28, 2014
The European Commission on Thursday approved aid granted by France to The French Institute of Agro-Based Material (Ifmas) for the development of plant-based plastics and biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-approves-state-aid-to-French-green-chemistry-project_59892.html
March 20, 2014
Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (JM Davy) and Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA), a start-up developing catalytic processes to produce chemicals from renewable resources, announced today that...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Johnson-Matthey-Davy-Technologies-and-Rennovia-to-develop-biobased-glucaric-and-adipic-acid-technologies_59685.html
March 10, 2014
The share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption of the 28 states in the European Union (EU 28) reached 14.1% in 2012, Eurostat, the European statistics office...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Renewable-energy-reaches-14-1-percent-of-total-EU-energy-consumption_59435.html
February 26, 2014
Scientists at the University of York (York, UK) are to lead a new government-backed research project to investigate the potential conversion of waste biomass and carbon dioxide (CO2)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/UK-researchers-secure-£3-million-government-backed-grant-for-biobased-polymers-R-and-D_59122.html
February 26, 2014
DSM has entered into a collaboration with SyntheZyme (New York) to develop products based on the latter's biobased surfactant platform. As part of the collaboration, DSM will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-signs-collaboration-with-US-biobased-surfactants-developer_59120.html
February 19, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA), a renewable chemicals company majority owned by PTT Global Chemical (Bangkok), announced today that it has supplied commercial quantities of biosuccinic acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Myriant-supplies-biosuccinic-acid-to-Oxea-for-use-in-biobased-plasticizers_58899.html
February 12, 2014
GlyEco (Phoenix) has begun the second phase of an expansion of its New Jersey processing center, which produces refinery-grade recycled glycol, the company says. The latest upgrades will increase the company's waste glycol processing capacity and storage capabilities....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/GlyEco-to-increase-glycol-recycling-capacity_58778.html
February 3, 2014
AVA Biochem (Muttenz, Switzerland) said today that it has begun commercial-scale production of high-purity renewable 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) at Clariant’s Infrapark at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/AVA-Biochem-starts-commercial-production-of-renewable-5-HMF_58501.html
January 31, 2014
Managing TSCA reform as it makes its way through Congress and ensuring that fuel subsidies do not adversely impact oleochemical prices are key priorities for the cleaning chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-2014-TSCA-reform-fuel-subsidies-key-priorities-for-soapers_58404.html
January 31, 2014
“Cautious optimism” was the phrase buzzing through the halls of the Grande Lakes Orlando this week at ACI's annual meeting and conference. Soapers and home care chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-2014-Stability-slow-growth-ahead-for-soaps_58453.html
January 29, 2014
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) announced today that it has launched a voluntary initiative to promote and demonstrate continual improvement in the cleaning products...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/American-Cleaning-Institute-launches-sustainability-charter_58396.html
January 28, 2014
The European Union and 13 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva), including the United States and China, have pledged to launch negotiations within the WTO to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/WTO-members-start-initiative-to-reduce-tariffs-on-green-goods_58354.html
January 22, 2014
The European Commission says it has "adopted a recommendation aimed at ensuring that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for fracking." The commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Shale-gas-in-Europe-Commission-recommends-minimum-principles_58175.html
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