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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
June 3, 2010
Under pressure to reduce the number of animal tests that will be required under the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program, the European Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Reach-ECHA-Issues-Guidance-to-Reduce-Extent-of-Animal-Testing_27141.html
June 1, 2010
Chemical Firms Fail to Capitalize on Premiums for Greener Products   Chemical manufacturers are failing to take advantage of premiums that they could earn from the sale of greener...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Firms-Failing-to-Capitalize-on-Premiums-for-Greener-Products_27098.html
May 28, 2010
In 1992, The United Nations met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the first Earth Summit. Unprecedented environmental and social challenges necessitated the development of a global program of action for Sustainable Development.  Dubbed ‘Agenda 21’, this framework calls for a globally integrated approach....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Blog-Towards-Rio+20-The-Nexus-Between-Chemicals-and-Sustainable-Development_27076.html
May 28, 2010
Showa Denko says it has completed the renovation of its ethylene plant at the company’s Oita, Japan complex, and has installed large new cracking furnaces, which has improved...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Showa-Denko-Improves-Energy-Efficiency-and-Reduces-CO2-Emissions-of-Oita-Ethylene-Plant_27071.html
May 27, 2010
Bayer CropScience and Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC; Sao Paulo) say they intend to enter into a broad R&D cooperation in biotech sugarcane. The main goal is to combine the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bayer-CropScience-Links-with-Brazilian-Unit-in-Sugarcane-R-and-D_27055.html
May 26, 2010
Lanxess says it has invested $10 million in the privately held biofuel and biochemical company Gevo (Englewood, CO), as part of a proposed cooperation to produce isobutene from...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Lanxess-Invests-in-U-S-Biofuel-Firm-Gevo_27053.html
May 26, 2010
Biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) is planning to launch an IPO sometime in 2011, CEO Marcus Meadows-Smith told attendees at CW's CFO Conference in New York yesterday. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/AgraQuest-Plans-2011-IPO_27051.html
May 25, 2010
The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) says it has successfully created a synthetic bacterial cell using laboratory chemicals and knowledge relating to the manipulation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Craig-Venter-Institute-Creates-First-Synthetic-Cell-Paves-Way-to-New-Wave-of-Biomaterials_27000.html
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