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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
December 20, 2011
Neste Oil (Helsinki) announced the construction of a pilot plant to produce microbial oil based on waste, at Porvoo, Finland. The pilot plant will be the first designed to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Neste-Oil-to-Build-a-Pilot-Plant-for-the-Production-of-Waste-Based-Microbial-Oil_39803.html
December 19, 2011
Who would have thought twenty years ago that a humdrum chemical like ethanol would become the focus of major new commercial activity in ways not even imagined at that time....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Versatile-Ethanol_39930.html
December 15, 2011
The European Parliament has approved the European Commission's proposal to ban the use of phosphates, and to limit the content of other phosphorous-containing compounds, in consumer...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-Approves-Phosphate-Ban-Phosphorous-Limit-in-Consumer-Detergents_39754.html
December 14, 2011
DuPont and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) have reached an agreement under which DuPont will pay a $725,000 fine and update hazardous materials (hazmat)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DuPont-New-Jersey-Reach-Hazmat-Settlement_39781.html
December 14, 2011
Great Lakes Solutions, the flame retardants and brominated products business of Chemtura, says it has initiated commercial production of Emerald 1000, a new flame retardant, at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemturas-Great-Lakes-Solutions-Initiates-Production-of-New-Flame-Retardant_39748.html
December 14, 2011
Oh no it’s not. Don't think for one minute that the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) has been pushed off into the long grass. The legacy of IYC is set to continue well...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/The-End-of-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry_39462.html
December 8, 2011
Total and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) have signed agreements to expand their current R&D partnership and form a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize a range of renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Total-and-Amyris-Expand-Renewable-Fuels-Partnership_39403.html
December 7, 2011
Brenntag Specialties Europe, a Brenntag subsidiary, has announced that it has been named exclusive distributor for Colonial Chemical (South Pittsburg, TN) in Germany, Switzerland...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Brenntag-Announces-Regional-Expansion-of-Agreement-with-Colonial-Chemical_39558.html
December 6, 2011
The European Commission has published plans to invest €80 billion ($108 billion) in research and innovation across the European Union between 2014 and 2020. Named Horizon 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Unveils-$108-Billion-Research-and-Innovation-Program_39407.html
December 1, 2011
A new level of urgency is required to ensure that innovation in the chemical industry can deliver solutions to the world's most pressing issues in areas including food, clean water and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/International-Year-of-Chemistry-Leaders-See-a-Need-for-Speed-to-Innovate_39429.html
November 29, 2011
The U.K. government says it will provide a reported £250 million ($390 million) in tax relief and compensation to energy intensive companies faced with higher costs from its...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-K-Government-Offers-Industry-Relief-on-Energy-Costs-and-R-and-D-update-2_39380.html
November 29, 2011
Solvay is set to have the greatest exposure of more than a dozen leading chemical companies in the next phase of the European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)-- due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Solvay-Predicted-to-be-Most-Exposed-Financially-to-EU-Emissions-Trading_39263.html
November 25, 2011
BASF says it will invest upward of €100 million ($133 million) in battery technology for vehicles during the next five years, including investment in R&D and the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-to-Invest-Upward-of-$133-Million-in-Battery-Technology-Create-Global-Business-Unit_39267.html
November 24, 2011
DSM says its Arnitel Eco family of partly bio-based thermoplastic copolyester (TPC) has been awarded Cradle to Cradle certification by the international sustainable design firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-Polyester-Certified-as-Cradle-to-Cradle_39339.html
November 22, 2011
Novozymes says later today that it will open new R&D laboratories and customer solutions facilities for biofuel enzymes at its site in Araucária, Brazil. The facility has...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Novozymes-Opens-Enzymes-R-and-D-Lab-in-Brazil_39236.html
November 21, 2011
Lanxess, the leading producer of high-performance synthetic rubbers for ‘green tires’, is hiking capacity to meet demand. Green tires, which are more fuel efficient...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Lanxess-Expands-High-Performance-Rubber-Capacities_39197.html
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