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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
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
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