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August 8, 2011
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) says it has signed a framework agreement with Bunge to form a triglycerides production joint venture in Brazil. The agreement, subject to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Solazyme-Bunge-Sign-Preliminary-Agreements-for-JV_36790.html
August 8, 2011
Steve Elliott, CEO of industry body the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London), has welcomed the U.K. government’s paper on plans for transitioning to a green economy. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-K-Industry-Welcomes-Sustainability-Discussion-Plans-Still-Harbors-Concerns_36767.html
August 5, 2011
Biotech firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has signed a collaboration agreement with Kuraray to develop a renewable hydrocarbon technology. Under the agreement, Kuraray will use Biofene to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Amyris-Partners-with-Kuraray-to-Replace-Petroleum-Feedstocks_36733.html
August 4, 2011
Global sales of green technologies including insulation, power, hybrid vehicles and waste-to-energy are set to grow at an annual compound growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2% for the next four...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Green-Technology-Markets-to-Increase-9-percentyr-through-2015_36665.html
August 4, 2011
Dow Chemical, previously disclosed as an official partner to the Olympic games, says it will showcase an array of its products at the London Olympic games in the summer of 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-Chemical-to-Wrap-London-Olympic-Stadium_36625.html
July 27, 2011
Wilfrid Gambade, Business Director/Composite Resins Europe & Global for DSM outlines the the case for phasing out the use of styrene following the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to classify styrene as a potential carcinogen. Gambade challenges the notion that styrene is sustainable and says it is time to adopt alternative materials. Gambade cites The National Toxicological Program’s (NTP) 12th Report on Carcinogens, which classifies styrene as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen," and The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which classifies styrene as a potential human carcinogen.
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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-Calling-for-the-Phaseout-of-Styrene_36331.html
July 26, 2011
The European Commission will invest almost €7 billion ($10.1 billion) in innovation-focused research through 2013. The research package is known formally as the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Unveils-$10-Billion-of-Funding-for-Innovation_36424.html
July 25, 2011
Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the pharmaceuticals and personal care giant, has published a series of sustainability performance goals that include requirements for all of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Johnson-and-Johnson-Lays-Down-Sustainability-Requirements-for-Suppliers_36389.html
July 25, 2011
BASF plans to intensify its collaboration with The Dutch foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM; Utrecht the Netherlands) to gain greater understanding about the properties...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Researches-Magnetocaloric-Materials_36382.html
July 20, 2011
The global market for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies is forecast to experience a compound annual growth rate of 25.4% during the next five years, rising to $389 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Carbon-Capture-and-Storage-Tech-Market-to-Reach-$389-Billion-in-2014_36261.html
July 20, 2011
Huntsman’s Performance Products division has announced plans to increase capacity in the near term for its Ultrapure electrolyte solvents at Conroe, TX. Huntsman says it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Huntsman-to-Increase-Capacity-for-U-S-Electrolyte-Solvents-Used-in-Lithium-Batteries-update_36192.html
July 19, 2011
The U.K. government’s plans for a number of carbon emission taxes on industry, including a planned carbon price floor, if introduced, would have a serious impact on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Energy-Carbon-Costs-Will-Undermine-U-K-Chemical-Industry_36215.html
July 13, 2011
BASF has begun producing hydroxypropyl carbamate acrylate (HPCA), a crosslinking acrylate monomer, using a proprietary one step enzymatic fermentation process. The HPCA is generated by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Introduces-Novel-HPCA-Monomer-update_36119.html
July 13, 2011
(update with comment from Moody's)   Julia Gillard, Australia’s prime minister, disclosed plans over the weekend to tax the country’s 500 largest emitters of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Australias-Chemical-Industry-to-be-Hurt-by-Carbon-Tax-update_36077.html
July 12, 2011
Cargill says all the palm oil products it sells to Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the U.S. will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) by 2015. RSPO...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Cargill-Vows-100-percent-Sustainable-Palm-Oil-by-2020_36103.html
July 12, 2011
by Steve Donen, vp./Process Development & Engineering, Rivertop Renewables   Often the greatest innovations take place in the laboratory, but as many innovators will tell you...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Five-Considerations-when-Taking-Green-Chemistry-from-Lab-to-Scale_36101.html
July 12, 2011
A pilot proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system, which has been taking hydrogen byproduct from AkzoNobel’s chlor-alkali plant at Rotterdam, the Netherlands and converting...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-at-AkzoNobel-Passes-Key-Milestone_36099.html
June 28, 2011
DSM says it has agreed to acquire yeast development firm C5 Yeast Company (Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands) from foodstuffs producer Royal Cosun (Breda, The Netherlands) for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-Boosts-Biofuel-Offer-with-Acquisition-of-Yeast-Business_35818.html
June 13, 2011
CW’s Alex Scott interviews Ken Kaufman, Dow Corning Corporation’s v.p./Manufacturing, Engineering and Global Operations on Dow Corning’s approach to greening its...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/How-and-Why-Dow-Corning-is-Making-its-Supply-Chain-Greener_35481.html
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