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September 23, 2015
Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a public-private partnership between the EU and the Biobased Industries Consortium, on Wednesday announced the launch of a €6...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-partnership-launches-Carbosurf-biosurfactants-and-carbohydrates-project_73844.html
September 24, 2015
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the EU member states, will create a market stability reserve (MSR) for the European Union Emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-emissions-trading-market-stability-reserve-approved_73794.html
September 8, 2015
Celtic Renewables (Edinburgh) has won an £10.9-million ($16.8 million) UK government grant to help it build the world’s first plant for the production of advanced biofuels...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/UK-firms-share-£25-million-grant-to-develop-biofuels-from-whisky-forestry-and-household-waste_73466.html
August 17, 2015
Camson Bio Technologies (Bangalore) has filed patents for the discovery of natural fertilizers produced using microbial fermentation technology. The company says this is a major...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Indian-firm-first-company-to-patent-natural-fertilizers_73010.html
July 16, 2015
Members of the environment committee of the European Parliament have called for “more ambitious national caps” on emissions of six main pollutants in the European Union in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/MEPs-call-for-tougher-national-limits-on-air-pollutants_72189.html
July 15, 2015
The proposals made by the European Commission for reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) will considerably increase the financial burden for energy-intensive industries...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/VCI-Reform-of-ETS-will-considerably-increase-the-financial-burden-for-energy-intensive-industries_72153.html
June 17, 2015
BASF, Cargill and the German International Development Agency (GIZ; Bonn) have worked together for over three years to establish the world’s first certified production of copra...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-and-Cargill-promote-production-of-certified-coconut-oil_71403.html
June 4, 2015
The Coca-Cola Company says it has produced the world’s first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle made entirely from plant materials. The beverage giant has since 2009...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Coca-Cola-unveils-100-percent-renewable-PET-bottle_71019.html
May 22, 2015
The two-day Business Climate Summit took place this week in Paris, bringing together 2,000 international business leaders, policymakers, and investors. The summit was opened by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Business-Climate-Summit-calls-on-policymakers-to-take-action-on-climate-change_70632.html
March 12, 2015
Sappi (Johannesburg) said on Wednesday that it will locate a ground-breaking pilot plant for low-cost production of cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) at the Brightlands Chemelot campus at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Sappi-to-build-ground-breaking-nanocellulose-pilot-plant-in-the-Netherlands_68468.html
March 3, 2015
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) has produced second-generation isobutene, in a push to diversify accessible feedstock towards cheaper resources in this case waste biomass...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Global-Bioenergies-produces-second-generation-isobutene-at-lab-scale_68259.html
March 2, 2015
A committee of the European Parliament has called, in a draft opinion, for a number of suggestions to be incorporated in a motion supporting Europe’s move towards a circular...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-calls-for-move-towards-a-circular-economy_68230.html
February 27, 2015
The European Union’s emissions trading system (EU ETS) allows businesses to purchase permits for carbon dioxide emissions. The current glut of allowances on the market has caused...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Mixed-responses-to-reform-of-European-emissions-trading-system_68185.html
February 25, 2015
Deinove (Montpelier, France), a biotech company that develops innovative processes to produce biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, today...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Deinove-granted-patent-in-the-US-for-second-generation-bioethanol-production-process_68076.html
February 4, 2015
Associated British Foods (ABF; London) said on Tuesday that it would write down its investment in the UK bioethanol joint venture Vivergo Fuels, and will book an exceptional...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ABF-writes-down-UK-bioethanol-venture-Vivergo-Fuels_67487.html
January 30, 2015
SC Johnson chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson says industry must take steps to rebuild public trust while “standing up for chemistry, for scientific truth, and for the health and wellness of consumers and the planet.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-2015-SC-Johnson-CEO-says-industry-must-rebuild-consumer-trust_67361.html
January 29, 2015
Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-2015-Groups-governments-consider-changes-to-recycling-policies_67340.html
January 29, 2015
Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the chemicals management law in the United States, was a major topic at Wednesday’s ACI issues briefing, held during...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-2015-TSCA-reform-tops-regulatory-agenda_67323.html
January 29, 2015
Executives at international cleaning products associations say that harmonizing regulatory and sustainability standards across different countries will be a key focus in 2015. Association executives also pointed to initiatives in individual countries or regions, such as Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) in Europe or education about proper use of cleaning products in Brazil. The executives spoke Tuesday at the global issues briefing at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-2015-Standards-harmonization-key-to-international-agenda_67287.html
January 27, 2015
Matrica (Novara, Italy), a 50-50 joint venture between Novamont (Novara) and Versalis (Milan), has signed an agreement with  Coldiretti (Roma) and Consorzi Agrari d’Italia...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Matrica-signs-agroindustrial-supply-chain-agreement_67238.html
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