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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
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
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