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November 15, 2013
The European Council says it has approved an amendment to a directive on batteries and accumulators in order to reduce the amount of cadmium and mercury released into the environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Council-approves-amendment-on-Cd-Hg-in-batteries_56722.html
November 13, 2013
Industrial biotech Deinove's (Montpellier, France) plant chemistry development program has been awarded nearly €6 million ($8.1 million) in funding by France's environment and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/French-green-chemistry-start-up-receives-&euro6-million-in-funding_56645.html
October 31, 2013
Platform Acquisition Holdings has completed its previously announced $1.8-billion acquisition of MacDermid. Platform has been renamed Platform Specialty Products (PSP) and will now look to complete a listing of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange by year end....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Platform-completes-acquisition-of-MacDermid_56371.html
October 29, 2013
Energy and Power Subcommittee chairman Ed Whitfield (R., KY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D., WV) today unveiled draft legislation designed to rein in EPA efforts to restrict greenhouse...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bipartisan-bill-seeks-to-block-EPA-limits-on-power-plant-GHG-emissions_56287.html
October 23, 2013
Syngenta (Basel, Switzerland) has signed a commercial agreement with Arkalon Ethanol (Liberal, KS)  to begin using corn that features its Enogen trait technology, Syngenta...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Syngenta-reaches-commercial-agreement-with-ethanol-producer-to-use-Enogen-corn_56106.html
October 21, 2013
Clariant announced today that it has supplied its proprietary carbon dioxide (CO2)–Substitute Natural Gas (SNG) catalyst for the methanation unit of Audi’s new power-to-gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Clariant-supplies-catalyst-for-CO2-methanation-plant_56080.html
October 10, 2013
AFPM says there are two major problems with the manner in which the EPA formulated the new standard. First, the EPA relied on data that was not available for public comment. Second, the EPA set cellulosic biofuel requirements using a methodology that is “shrouded in secrecy” and which overestimates the amount of cellulosic fuel that will be available for compliance. AFPM is also asking the court to force the EPA to put an end to the retroactive application of renewable fuel requirements....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/AFPM-files-lawsuit-challenging-EPAs-Renewable-Fuel-Standard_55867.html
October 8, 2013
The Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES; Singapore) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (Kitech; Ch'┼Ćnan, South...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Singaporean-and-Korean-institutes-to-collaborate-on-sustainable-chemicals-research_55739.html
October 8, 2013
Researchers at the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC) at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) have received a four-year $4.4 million federal grant as part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/US-researchers-receive-$4-4-million-grant-to-design-safer-chemical-manufacturing-processes_55734.html
October 1, 2013
BASF is spending $25 million to expand its R&D site at Beachwood, OH, to include cathode materials research and chemical and process engineering. The expansions will increase the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-spending-$25-million-to-expand-research-facility_55536.html
September 26, 2013
Mounting consumer pressure and legislation is accelerating demand growth for biobased polymers, although variations in product cost and properties remain an impediment, says a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Commercialization-of-certain-biobased-polymers-hampered-by-cost_55463.html
September 25, 2013
Novomer (Waltham, MA) has won a $5-million grant from the Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative to scale up a new process for the production of acrylic acid from ethylene and carbon dioxide. The company has partnered with a major industrial gas producer on the project, and discussions with chemical partners are underway, says Michael Slowik, director/chemicals at Novomer....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Novomer-aims-to-scale-ethylene-to-acrylic-on-US-Gulf-Coast-by-2017_55397.html
September 24, 2013
EPA (Washington) has issued a draft report on the flame-retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) identifying possible alternative materials for use in polystyrene building insulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EPA-issues-report-on-flame-retardant-alternatives_55407.html
September 23, 2013
LanzaTech (Roselle, IL) has been awarded a $4-million grant by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the US Department of Energy, the company has announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/LanzaTech-and-partners-awarded-$4-million-grant-to-transform-methane-into-low-carbon-fuels-and-chemicals_55359.html
September 19, 2013
Teijin (Tokyo) announced today that it has developed an adhesion prevention gel made with a plant-based biodegradable polymer that is expected to be applied in laparoscopic surgery...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Teijin-develops-plant-based-biodegradable-adhesion-prevention-gel_55264.html
September 17, 2013
Fifty of the world's 500 largest companies generate almost 75% of the group's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the results of a survey conducted by  CDP—formerly...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Report-GHG-emissions-by-biggest-emitters-increase-despite-overall-decline-among-large-companies_55212.html
September 10, 2013
New regulations aimed at reducing fraud in the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program fall short of stabilizing the market for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) said on 10 September....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/AFPM-questions-EPAs-RFS-reform-effort_55087.html
September 5, 2013
The World Bank (Washington) is identifying ways to do more to reduce the emission of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP)—such as methane and tropospheric ozone, black carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/World-Bank-proposes-further-integration-of-SLCP-reduction-into-its-projects_54938.html
August 22, 2013
Unilever has announced the launch of a research project with the University of Liverpool to develop renewable chemicals from biomass for use in home and personal care products. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Unilever-University-of-Liverpool-launch-renewable-chemicals-research-center_54646.html
August 21, 2013
Jubail United Petrochemical Company (Al Jubail), a Sabic manufacturing subsidiary, has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Linde for what will be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Sabic-builds-worlds-largest-CO2-recovery-plant-to-supply-urea-and-methanol-facilities_54597.html
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