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January 22, 2014
The European Commission says it has "adopted a recommendation aimed at ensuring that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for fracking." The commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Shale-gas-in-Europe-Commission-recommends-minimum-principles_58175.html
January 14, 2014
A new group, the Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance, will work to influence public policy in support of technologies for converting nonrecycled plastics into petroleum-based products, ACC announced on 14 January. Formed within ACC’s plastics division, the group includes Agilyx  (Beaverton, OR), Cynar (London), and RES Polyflow (Akron, OH) among its founding members...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACC-debuts-Plastics-to-Oil-Technologies-Alliance_57956.html
January 13, 2014
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a leading developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, announced today that it has signed an option agreement under which Monsanto may obtain a license...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Monsanto-signs-option-agreement-to-support-biologicals-platform_57923.html
January 9, 2014
Member states of the European Union have voted to postpone the sale of 900 million carbon dioxide emission allowances under the EU's emissions trading system (EU ETS), a move that...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Union-agrees-to-postpone-sale-of-carbon-emission-allowances_57829.html
December 31, 2013
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company says that guayule seed developer PanAridus (Casa Grande, AZ) will join the company and its consortium partners on a previously announced $6.9 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Arizona-seed-firm-joins-guayule-based-rubber-consortium_57702.html
December 18, 2013
European small- and medium-size enterprises (SME) are becoming more resource-efficient and making a substantial contribution to the transition towards a low-carbon economy. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Eurobarometer-survey-European-SMEs-becoming-greener_57469.html
December 3, 2013
Sabic's Innovative Plastics business announced today that it is making two investments at its Mount Vernon, IN site to “increase the business’ global competitiveness and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Sabic-plans-efficiency-investments-at-Mount-Vernon-site_57049.html
November 27, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) says it will be awarded a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's (RSPO) Renewable Energy Directive (RED)-Supply Chain certificate under the RSPO's new...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Neste-Oil-awarded-the-worlds-first-RSPO-RED-certificate-for-biodiesel_56979.html
November 25, 2013
Green chemicals firm Carbios (Paris) has filed its “document de base” with the French financial markets authority (AMF; Paris) as part of its proposed IPO on NYSE Alternext...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Carbios-to-seek-IPO-in-NYSE-Alternext-Paris_56937.html
November 19, 2013
Nestlé will work in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and seven multinationals that produce consumer goods, to encourage the responsible development of bioplastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Nestle-joins-Bioplastic-Feedstock-Alliance_56779.html
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
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