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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
November 18, 2011
The chemical industry will maintain its spending of about €10 million ($13.4 million) over 2012 for its Long-range Research Initiative (LRI), a program to promote scientific...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Industry-Maintains-Spending-on-Long-range-Research-Initiative-LRI_39176.html
November 17, 2011
Industry groups Plastics Europe (Brussels, Belgium), ACC and the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI; Washington, DC) have partnered with 51 other global plastics organizations to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Plastics-Groups-Partner-to-Combat-Marine-Litter_39127.html
November 9, 2011
Nandan Cleantec (Hyderabad, India), a biofuels start-up, today has listed on the AIM (London) stock exchange. The company has raised £16.1 million ($25.6 million) in the listing...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Biofuel-Company-Lists-on-U-K-Stock-Exchange_38946.html
November 7, 2011
United Airlines has signed a letter of intent to buy 20 million gals/year of jet biofuel derived from algae from Solazyme (South San Francisco) ....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/United-Airlines-to-Purchase-Algae-Biofuel-from-Solazyme_38901.html
November 7, 2011
A team of researchers at MIT have developed a novel catalyst which liberates oxygen from water at a rate at least 10 times that of existing catalysts in a so called Oxygen Evolution...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/MIT-Researchers-Radically-Improve-Performance-of-Catalyst-for-Splitting-Oxygen-from-Water_38897.html
November 4, 2011
Ron Gerard, Huntsman's corporate sustainability officer tells CW this week that Huntsman is reorienting its R&D toward sustainable chemistries. The company unveiled a series...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Nov-4_38882.html
November 4, 2011
Thomas: Plastics from CO2. Lohec: Pragmatic approach. Van Beurden: Big in biofuel. Hawkins: Collaboration is key. Leading chemical makers continue to save costs through...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Sustainability-Focus-Shifts-from-Cost-Reduction-to-Profit-Optimization_38616.html
November 4, 2011
Rhodia, the Ecole Normale Superieure (Lyon, France), and the East China Normal University (Shanghai) have officially opened the Laboratory of Eco-efficient Products and Processes...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Rhodia-Opens-Sustainable-Chemistry-R-and-D-Center-in-China_38876.html
November 4, 2011
Huntsman increasingly is focusing its R&D activities on the development of products designed in response to challenges such as higher energy prices and scarcer water resources...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Huntsman-Intensifies-R-and-D-Focus-on-Sustainability_38823.html
October 24, 2011
For the third consecutive year, Chemical Week teamed up with CSC (Falls Church, VA), a global business solutions provider, to survey executives on sustainability and regulatory...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Survey-Firms-Focus-on-Energy-Efficiency-and-Cost-Reduction_38506.html
October 20, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has signed an agreement with Brazilian ethanol producer ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) to form a joint venture for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ETH-Amyris-Plan-Renewable-Farnesene-Joint-Venture_38433.html
October 19, 2011
Europe needs to step up its investment in biotech R&D and establish supportive regulatory policies if it is to keep pace with the U.S. in the biotech sector, says Stephan Tanda...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Trails-U-S-on-Biotech-R-and-D-Spending-Capability-is-Building_38404.html
October 18, 2011
Biocitech SAS (Paris), the operator of a life sciences technology park in Paris, is part of a group of organizations that is setting up Bondy Innovation, a new biotech incubator...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/New-Biotech-Incubator-to-Emerge-in-Paris_38384.html
October 14, 2011
Shell Chemical is in discussions with polycarbonate manufacturers to determine the commercial prospects for its novel, low cost route to manufacture diphenyl carbonate (DPC), an...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Shell-Nears-Commercialization-of-Game-Changing-Polycarbonate-Intermediate_38306.html
October 12, 2011
Recycling airport de-icer, comprised mostly of propylene glycol (PG), rather than cleaning it in a wastewater treatment plant, reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 40%-50%, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Recycling-De-Icer-Cuts-Carbon-Emissions_38246.html
October 11, 2011
Tests by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL; Dayton, OH) have concluded that a plant-derived jet fuel produced by Virent (Madison, WI) and using Shell and Virent technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bio-Jet-Fuel-Passes-U-S-Air-Force-Tests_38225.html
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