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December 15, 2010
The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) announced in May of this year that it had, for the first time in scientific history, created a new, living microorganism in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Synthetic-Biology-Injecting-New-Life-into-the-Chemical-Industry_31497.html
December 13, 2010
Bayer CropScience and Evogene (Rehovot, Israel), an agchems firm, have signed a five-year agreement to collaborate on the development of novel species of wheat using both advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bayer-and-Evogene-Sign-Deal-to-Improve-Wheat_31553.html
December 10, 2010
This Week on CW: At GPCA 2010 this week in Dubai, attendees discussed the strong rebound in petrochemicals demand, tempered by coming supply additions. The need for innovation to meet...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-10_31549.html
December 10, 2010
By Jim Stoppert CEO of Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT)   Universally, companies in the green chemistry space are seeking to mitigate the negative economic and environmental...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Blog-Drop-in-Versus-Novel-Chemicals_31339.html
December 10, 2010
Bayer Material Science (BMS) earlier today said it plans to begin commercial sale of polyols derived from CO2 within the next five years. Speaking in Leverkusen at Bayer’s annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bayer-Moves-Closer-to-Commercializing-Polyols-from-CO2-with-video_31399.html
December 10, 2010
DSM has disclosed plans to acquire 51% of AGI Corporation (AGI; Taipei, Taiwan), a producer of ultraviolet, curable resins and coatings. DSM estimates the deal will cost it about...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-to-Buy-Controlling-Stake-in-Taiwan-Coatings-Firm-AGI_31524.html
December 9, 2010
Marijn Dekkers, chairman of Bayer, at the company’s annual innovation strategy briefing yesterday in Leverkusen rounded on policy makers and the public for not understanding the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Blog-Is-there-a-Lack-of-Chemical-Industry-Leadership-at-the-UN-Climate-Summit_31467.html
December 7, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a 2009 decision allowing a public nuisance lawsuit against several electric power utilities over the utilities' greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Supreme-Court-to-Hear-GHG-Nuisance-Case_31402.html
December 2, 2010
Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO for Dow Chemical, says world leaders must take action now to enable the world to adopt a low-carbon economy. Liveris was among several executives...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-CEO-Andrew-Liveris-Makes-Case-for-Low-carbon-Economy_31337.html
December 1, 2010
Jonathan Pershing, U.S. deputy special envoy for climate change at the United Nations (UN) climate summit taking place in Cancun, Mexico says he is optimistic that the meeting can...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-S-Seeks-Legislative-Approach-to-Climate-Change_31310.html
November 30, 2010
SunSi Energies, a Brooklyn-based trichlorosilane (TCS) producer, says it has acquired a 60% stake in Wendeng He Xie Silicon (Weihai City, China)....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/New-York-Firm-Buys-Chinese-Trichlorosilane-Plant_31305.html
November 30, 2010
It was one year ago that the governments of almost 200 countries met at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen and failed to agree a deal to curb...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Negotiators-Regroup-for-UN-Climate-Talks-in-Cancun-with-video_31289.html
November 30, 2010
Legislation proposed this week by the U.K. government to encourage the development of intellectual property (IP) and manufacturing in the U.K. has led GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to announce...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Patent-Box-Legislation-Attracts-GSK-to-Invest-$776-Million-in-U-K-_31288.html
November 29, 2010
Süd-Chemie says it has formed an alliance with the Technical University of Munich (TUM; Munich) to cooperate on research in the field of catalysis. Süd-Chemie will invest...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Sud-Chemie-Invests-$31-Million-in-Catalyst-R-and-D-Alliance_31213.html
November 26, 2010
Roquette (Lestrem, France), the world’s fourth largest producer of starch, says it plans to start producing commercial volumes of a range of bioplasticisers and biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Roquette-Develops-Low-Toxicity-Bio-Alternatives-to-Phthalates-Bisphenol-A_31207.html
November 26, 2010
Huntsman and its partners say that there is an increasingly bright future for the development and use of new products derived from biomaterials, and that activities in this field are...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Huntsman-Boosting-Innovation-through-Collaboration_31208.html
November 26, 2010
Philippe Michaud, chief technology officer/Huntsman Advanced Materials in an interview with CW outlines a range of biomaterials projects and other innovations that Huntsman is seeking...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Huntsman-Develops-Biomaterials-video_31184.html
November 24, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China will resort to more legal, technical and fiscal measures for greater progress in energy saving and emission reduction over...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/China-Gets-Stricter-on-Emission-Reduction_31199.html
November 24, 2010
Metabolomics isn’t a field of science that many in the chemicals industry are familiar with, but it’s about to become a significant one for the sector. The metabolome is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Sustainable-Chemicals-Why-Metabolomics-Should-be-on-Industrys-Radar_31156.html
November 22, 2010
Cefic has disclosed that it will fund six new research projects to further scientific understanding about the environmental and human health impact of chemicals. The projects are part...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Cefic-Unveils-New-Round-of-Long-range-Research-Projects_31119.html
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