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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
January 25, 2012
BOC, a subsidiary of Linde, has been brought in as a technology partner to codevelop a carbon capture and storage (CCS) system at the Drax coal fired power station (Selby, U.K.). BOC...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Linde-to-Codevelop-CCS-Project-in-U-K-_40743.html
January 25, 2012
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions says it is collaborating with Yingli Green Energy (Baoding, China), to advance technology for higher efficiency solar cells, new module manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DuPont-Collaborates-with-Yingli-Green-Energy-on-Solar-Technology_40739.html
January 24, 2012
Novamont (Novara, Italy) and Genomatica (San Diego, CA) say they have signed a definitive agreement establishing a joint venture between the two companies. Novamont will have a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Novamont-Genomatica-form-Joint-Venture-for-European-BioBDO-Production_40685.html
January 20, 2012
by James Clark, professor of green chemistry, York University (York, U.K.). The past year was another good year for green chemistry events. I was lucky enough to attend excellent...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/The-12-Misunderstandings-of-Green-Chemistry_40667.html
January 19, 2012
The European Commission says it has launched an online public consultation on possible measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships. All interested stakeholders can...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Commission-Launches-Maritime-Emissions-Consultation_40592.html
January 19, 2012
BASF and Phillips (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) say they achieved a breakthrough in the development of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology that will allow the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-and-Phillips-Develop-OLED-Car-Lighting-Technology_40583.html
January 19, 2012
The Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS; London) says the U.K. government and an industry consortium have launched a hydrogen fueling study, dubbed UKH2Mobility...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-K-Launches-Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-Electric-Vehicle-Study_40548.html
January 18, 2012
AFC Energy (Cranleigh, U.K.) says its alkaline Beta fuel cell system for the first time is being used commercially to generate electricity from waste hydrogen. The system is being...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/AFC-Starts-up-Fuel-Cell-at-AkzoNobels-Chlor-Alkali-Plant-update_40347.html
January 17, 2012
Dow Corning says it has completed a new R&D facility at Seneffe, Belgium. The new facility, dubbed Solar Energy Exploration and Development (SEED) center, includes two buildings: a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-Corning-Completes-New-R-and-D-Facility-in-Belgium_40517.html
January 16, 2012
Solvay and Air Liquide have entered into an agreement to create a global fluorine (F2) gas production joint venture. The business will make F2 onsite for manufacturers of flat...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Solvay-and-Air-Liquide-Form-Global-Fluorine-Gas-JV_40457.html
January 16, 2012
This past week has seen a raft of alternative energy technology developments in both the battery and fuel cell fields.  BASF made another step forward in its quest to be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-up-Jan-13_40452.html
January 11, 2012
A group of U.S. scientists say they have successfully used solid materials based on fumed silica impregnated with polyethylenimine (PEI), a readily available and inexpensive polymeric...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Research-Polymer-based-System-Breaks-Records-for-Capture-of-CO2_40304.html
January 5, 2012
OM Group (OMG; Cleveland, OH) has purchased Rahu Catalytics (Nottingham, UK), a  developer of iron-ligand based chemistry for use in environmentally friendly coatings, composites and inks from Unilever’s venture capital unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/OM-Group-Acquires-Rahu-Catalytics_40156.html
January 2, 2012
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's recent Chemistry and Light Vehicles report. A total of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Report-Tallies-Light-Vehicles-Growing-Importance-in-North-American-Industry_40042.html
December 23, 2011
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's latest Chemistry and Light Vehicles report, released this...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Relationship-Between-Light-Vehicles-and-the-Chemical-Industry-Grows-Stronger_39967.html
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