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February 27, 2012
BASF has agreed terms to acquire Merck KGaA’s (Darmstadt, Germany) battery electrolytes business. BASF says the purchase price is in the "low double-digit millions" of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Buys-Merck-KGaAs-Battery-Electrolyte-Business-update_41500.html
February 27, 2012
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that China has established a new renewable energy research center at Beijing, as part of the country's efforts to realize...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/China-Establishes-Renewable-Energy-Center_41592.html
February 24, 2012
BASF has set a series of new environmental, health and safety goals for the group. One of its new goals is to increase energy efficiency - defined as the amount of products sold in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Targets-35-percent-Hike-in-Energy-Efficiency-by-2020_41574.html
February 22, 2012
Lanxess (Leverkusen) says it has invested $10 million in BioAmber (Mineapolis, MN) as a part of a private placement. The investment strengthens Lanxess's commitment to renewable raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Lanxess-Invests-$10-Million-in-BioAmber_41534.html
February 21, 2012
Novozymes has called for a growing European Union (EU)-China cooperation in bioeconomy, at the 7th EU-China business summit at Beijing, earlier this month. Michael Fredskov...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Novozymes-Calls-for-EU-China-Cooperation-in-Bioeconomy_41498.html
February 21, 2012
BASF says it plans to phase out the production and sale of lead chromate pigments by the end of 2014. The move follows the European Union’s (EU) evaluation of the substance under...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Reach-Legislation-Drives-BASF-to-Phase-Out-Lead-Chromate-by-2015_41493.html
February 20, 2012
ExxonMobil has been fined a total of £3.6 million ($5.7 million) for failing to disclose to the U.K. government the total CO2 emissions from its ethylene facility at Mossmorran...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ExxonMobil-Pays-Record-$5-7-Million-Fine-for-Failing-to-Disclose-CO2-Emissions_41492.html
February 15, 2012
The European Commission published its long-awaited strategy on the bio-based economy, or bioeconomy on Monday.  The Strategy for 'Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Theres-More-to-the-Bioeconomy-than-Research_41363.html
February 14, 2012
Air Products and ExxonMobil have celebrated the start-up of a new hydrogen production plant at Rotterdam. Air Products' plant uses excess gas from ExxonMobil's Botlek refinery  to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Air-Products-and-ExxonMobil-Inaugurate-Hydrogen-Production-Plant-at-Rotterdam_41335.html
February 7, 2012
Rhodia, a subsidiary of Solvay, says it has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Roquette (Lestrem, France) to develop new plant-based polymers. Each company will have the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Rhodia-and-Roquette-to-Co-Develop-New-Plant-Based-Polymers_41056.html
February 6, 2012
Solvay joint venture SolVin has commissioned a 1 MW proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell at its production complex at Antwerp. The PEM fuel cell, which Solvay describes as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Solvay-Commissions-Largest-PEM-Fuel-Cell_41035.html
February 1, 2012
AkzoNobel says its Eka Chemicals subsidiary plans to invest €80 million ($105 million) in the construction of a new pulp "chemical island" facility in Brazil. Eka...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/AkzoNobel-Invests-in-Plant-to-Supply-New-Pulp-Mill-in-Brazil_40953.html
February 1, 2012
BASF Venture Capital, a BASF subsidiary, says it has participated in a $27 million financing round by investing $5 million in Solidia Technologies (Piscataway, NJ), a start-up company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Invests-in-U-S-Based-Advanced-Materials-Company_40950.html
January 31, 2012
Enzymes group Novozymes says it has created an “exploratory research agreement” with Sea6 Energy (Chennai, India), a start-up biotech firm, to jointly develop an enzymatic...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Novozymes-Collaborates-on-Seaweed-to-Biofuels-Project-in-India_40926.html
January 26, 2012
Advanced biofuels are set to become an important factor in the global economy and could replace more than 50% of the world's gasoline demand in 2030, according to a report by Bloomberg...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Study-Biofuels-Could-Replace-50-percent-of-Gasoline-by-2030_40779.html
January 26, 2012
Desso (Waalwijk, the Netherlands), a manufacturer of carpets and flooring systems made from materials such as nylon 6, nylon 6,6 and polypropylene (PP), in 2007 changed its business...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Cradle-to-Cradle-Manufacture-Flooring-Producer-Desso-Lays-Out-New-Approach_40781.html
January 26, 2012
Celtic Renewables (Edinburgh, U.K.), a biotech company developing a process for converting whiskey byproducts into biobutanol and other biochemicals, has been launched yesterday. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-K-Spin-out-Firm-to-Generate-BioButanol-from-Whiskey-Byproduct_40714.html
January 26, 2012
The Asian Development Bank (ADB; Manila) says it will help China set up a pilot provincial emissions trading system that could pave the way for a national scheme and lower greenhouse...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Pilot-Carbon-Emissions-Trading-System-Readied-in-China_40775.html
January 25, 2012
Rhodia, a subsidiary of Solvay; and Avantium (Amsterdam) say they have agreed on the joint development of a range of new bio-based polyamides, which can be used in a variety of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Rhodia-and-Avantium-to-Codevelop-Bio-Based-Polyamides_40722.html
January 25, 2012
Showa Denko says it has selected Myriant (Quincy, MA) to supply biobased succinic acid for its polybutylene succinate (PBS) production. The deal endorses Myriant’s low-cost...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Showa-Denko-Chooses-Myriant-to-Supply-Succinic-Acid-for-PBS-Efforts_40755.html
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