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August 16, 2013
Edeniq (Visalia, CA) and Pacific Ag (Hermiston, OR) have entered into a five-year exclusive collaboration agreement to assist existing corn-based ethanol production facilities to add...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Edeniq-Pacific-Ag-to-collaborate-on-integrating-cellulosic-ethanol-production-into-corn-based-facilities_54524.html
August 16, 2013
EPA has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit the use of certain neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present, the agency has announced. The new labels will have...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EPA-develops-labels-banning-use-of-certain-neonicotinoid-products-where-bees-are-present_54523.html
August 8, 2013
Praj Industries (Pune, India) and partner Viraj Alcohols & Allied Industries (VAAIL; Shirala, India) held a groundbreaking ceremony today on a second-generation cellulosic ethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Praj-opens-second-generation-cellulosic-ethanol-demo-plant-in-India-aims-to-develop-biochemical-products_54324.html
August 7, 2013
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington) finalized the 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that form part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/US-EPA-finalizes-2013-renewable-fuel-standard-decision-welcomed-by-industry-bodies_54285.html
July 29, 2013
Solegear Bioplastics (Vancouver, BC), a developer of bioplastic technologies, has entered into a significant contribution agreement with the Industrial Research Assistance Program of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Canadas-Solegear-enters-into-agreement-with-government-to-develop-bioplastic-technologies-using-industrial-waste_54011.html
July 25, 2013
Bayer announced today that it aims to commercialize the use of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) as new raw material for plastics, following a successful test phase. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bayer-to-commercialize-carbon-dioxide-based-plastics-production-process_53892.html
July 12, 2013
The European Parliament’s committee for environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI) adopted an opinion in a vote on 11 July, approving the European Commission’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-parliament-committee-votes-for-5-5-percent-cap-on-first-generation-biofuels-in-transport-fuel_53608.html
July 10, 2013
ThyssenKrupp today commissioned Europe’s first multipurpose fermentation plant for the continuous production of biobased chemicals, at Leuna, Germany. The facility, built at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ThyssenKrupp-inaugurates-Europes-first-multipurpose-fermentation-plant-for-biobased-chemicals_53479.html
July 8, 2013
The European Commission says it has launched a consultation on how to use phosphorus—widely used in agriculture and an essential component in fertilizer and animal feed—in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Commission-starts-consultation-on-sustainable-use-of-phosphorus_53421.html
July 4, 2013
A Swedish-Brazilian consortium has formed Polynol, a three-year initiative resulting from a pilot project in 2012 to build knowledge and business opportunities surrounding the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Consortium-to-develop-wood-based-biorefinery-process_53393.html
July 4, 2013
Researchers from the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT; Laskut) have found that a biomass- to-liquid (BtL) process using lignocellulosic biomass can be used in the production...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Finnish-researchers-discover-gasification-process-to-produce-biofuels-from-forest-residues_53392.html
July 4, 2013
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) voted today in favor of freezing the auction of a number of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission permits—backloading—after narrowly...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-votes-in-favor-of-backloading-a-freeze-on-the-auction-of-carbon-emission-permits_53379.html
July 4, 2013
An element of the European Commission's previously reported proposal to reduce the environmental impact of biofuels could ultimately cause higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Oleochemical-industry-urges-EU-against-animal-fats-double-counting-as-renewable-content-in-transport-fuels_53362.html
July 2, 2013
The Department of Energy (DOE; Washington, DC) announced 4 R&D projects to bring next-generation biofuels to market faster and drive down the cost of producing fuels from biomass....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/US-Energy-Department-announces-funding-for-4-projects-to-speed-development-of-biofuels_53336.html
June 27, 2013
Researchers from McGill University, (Montreal), The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN; Wako, Japan) and the Institute for Molecular Science (Okazaki, Japan) have...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Canadian-and-Japanese-researchers-discover-environmentally-friendly-hydrogenation-process_53177.html
June 26, 2013
Tetra Pak (Pully, Switzerland), a packaging company, plans to sign an agreement with Braskem, for the supply of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) made from sugar cane to Tetra Pak's...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Braskem-to-supply-Tetra-Pak-with-biosourced-LDPE-for-packaging-in-Brazil_53142.html
June 26, 2013
Industry groups, including ACC and American Fuels and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFMP), have issued mostly critical reactions to President Obama’s federal climate change...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Industry-mostly-critical-of-Obama-climate-plan_53148.html
June 24, 2013
Germany's energy-intensive industries association EID (Berlin) has called for a public debate on the future of climate change and industrial policies following the recent decision on...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/German-industries-association-calls-for-public-debate-on-future-of-climate-change-industrial-policies_53068.html
June 24, 2013
Novamont (Novara, Italy) has unveiled the first product made from fourth-generation Mater-Bi, the company's family of biodegradable and compostable bioplastics based on two new...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Novamont-launches-fourth-generation-bioplastics_53075.html
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