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July 8, 2010
The world’s first solar-powered aeroplane - packed with novel materials technology has successfully completed its first flight through the night. The plane took off yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Taking-Solar-Materials-to-New-Heights-update_27862.html
July 7, 2010
ACC has filed a petition with U.S. EPA seeking to spur the agency to re-evaluate its approach to prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) rules, a necessary component of the Clean...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACC-Files-Clean-Air-Act-Petition-in-Effort-to-Stop-GHG-Rules_27881.html
July 6, 2010
Evonik says it has agreed to license two technologies relating to metathesis technology, along with metathesis catalysts, to biomaterials manufacturer Elevance Renewable Sciences...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Evonik-Licences-Metathesis-Catalysts-to-Elevance_27845.html
July 6, 2010
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that it launched a check on the environmental impact reviews of 282 construction projects in China between November 2009...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Some-Construction-Projects-in-China-Fail-Environmental-Impact-Checks_27838.html
July 5, 2010
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK; London) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the government agency responsible for economic growth and development, say they have jointly awarded...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/GSK-and-EDB-Fund-Research-in-Green-Manufacturing-in-Singapore_27836.html
July 5, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says the Chinese government remains committed to the plan announced last November to cut its carbon intensity 40%-45% by 2020, compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/China-Committed-to-Reduce-CO2-Emissions_27832.html
July 2, 2010
BASF is prequalifying with automotive and other OEMs with its nylon 610, a product made from hexamethylene diamine and sebacic acid, which in turn is made from castor oil. "We...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Tests-the-Market-for-Bio-based-Nylon-610_27809.html
June 29, 2010
A World Economic Forum (WEF) report published today has identified that biorefineries could help mitigate against climate change and that they have the potential to infuse up to $230...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Biorefineries-Set-to-Infuse-$230-Billion-into-Global-Economy-Provide-9-percent-of-Chemicals-by-2020_27729.html
June 29, 2010
Huntsman and Genencor say Gentle Power Bleach (GPB), an enzymatic pre-bleaching technology for textiles codeveloped by the companies, uses significantly less water than conventional...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/LCA-Shows-Huntsman-Enzymatic-Bleach-is-Greener_27724.html
June 28, 2010
DSM and Roquette Freres (Lestrem, France) say they have formed an equally owned joint venture, Reverdia V.o.f., for the production, commercialization and market development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-and-Roquette-Freres-Form-Bio-Succinic-Acid-JV_27704.html
June 23, 2010
BASF and Dow Feature Among Presidential Green Chemistry Award Winners (with podcasts)   BASF and Dow Chemical have been recognized in the Presidential Green Chemistry Awards for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Dow-Codexis-and-Merck-Feature-Among-Presidential-Green-Chemistry-Award-Winners-with-podcasts_27575.html
June 21, 2010
Dow Chemical and BASF are recipients of a 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, for their jointly developed hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-BASF-Receive-Green-Chemistry-Award_27535.html
June 21, 2010
Dow Chemical today broke ground on a lithium-ion battery plant in Midland, Michigan. The plant will be built and operated by Dow Kokam, a joint venture between Dow and TK Advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-JV-Breaks-Ground-on-Lithium-Ion-Battery-Plant-Update_27523.html
June 21, 2010
Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., and Codexis (Redwood City, CA), an enzymes firm, have been honored with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. EPA for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Merck-and-Codexis-Honored-with-Presidential-Green-Chemistry-Award_27522.html
June 16, 2010
The burgeoning plastics industry in the Mideast's Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region faces its own set of challenges, speakers and delegates at the first annual Gulf Petrochemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/GPCA-Plastics-Summit-Industry-Expansion-Creates-a-New-Set-of-Challenges_27470.html
June 14, 2010
A study published by Umweltbundesamt (UBA), Germany’s federal environment agency, has identified potential hazards associated with the use of bisphenol A (BPA). UBA published its...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/German-Federal-Agency-Challenges-BPA-Safety-Scrutiny-of-Reach-Dossier-to-Follow_27429.html
June 10, 2010
Senator Lisa Murkowski's (R., AK) resolution to halt EPA's climate regulatory efforts has failed in the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 53-47. The resolution was strongly supported by a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Murkowski-Resolution-Fails-in-Senate_27339.html
June 9, 2010
The U.S. Senate has scheduled a vote on Senator Lisa Murkowski's (R., AK) resolution seeking to halt EPA's regulatory process for greenhouse gases (GHGs) for Thursday, June 10. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Senate-to-Vote-on-Murkowski-Climate-Resolution-on-Thursday-Update_27274.html
June 7, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience and Bayer Technology Services are working together with RWE Power and RWTH Aachen University  on the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bayer-MaterialScience-Developing-CO2-to-Polyether-Polycarbonate-Polyols-Process_27242.html
June 3, 2010
Tessenderlo Group has confirmed press reports that it is in talks to exit its fertilizers business. The company says that a number of parties have shown signs of interest in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Tessenderlo-in-Talks-to-Sell-Fertilizer-Business-Mulls-Exit-from-PVC_27072.html
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