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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
June 22, 2013
The International Energy Agency (IEA; Paris), the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels), and the Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (Dechema...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Roadmap-explores-how-chemical-industry-can-amplify-catalysis-to-boost-energy-efficiency_53046.html
June 20, 2013
The European Parliament's environment committee today voted in favor of setting mandatory targets to boost the use of second-generation biofuels, the parliament says. Second-generation...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-votes-for-mandatory-targets-to-boost-second-generation-biofuels_52963.html
June 20, 2013
Airbus, Air France, Safran (Paris), and Total have launched a program, Joining our Energies—Biofuel Initiative France, to further the R&D of sustainable biofuels for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Leading-French-companies-partner-in-R-and-D-to-speed-development-of-biosourced-jet-fuel_52958.html
June 20, 2013
The European Parliament says its environment committee has proposed a ban on fluorinated gases in refrigerators and air conditioners. The plan proposes to phase out completely the use...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-proposes-ban-on-fluorinated-gases_52955.html
June 17, 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize gamma-valerolactone (GVL)—a potential feedstock of interest...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/MIT-researchers-devise-cost-efficient-process-to-produce-biosourced-GVL_52860.html
June 13, 2013
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) and ThyssenKrupp Unde have begun marketing BMS's previously announced oxygen depolarized cathode (ODC) technology worldwide, the companies announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bayer-ThyssenKrupp-launch-breakthrough-ODC-chlor-alkali-technology_52772.html
June 13, 2013
Forest (Helsinki) has awarded a €5-million ($6.7 million) contract to Technip for the front-end engineering design (FEED) of a new, second-generation biomass-to-liquid (BTL) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Technip-awarded-biomass-to-liquids-plant-contract-in-Finland_52797.html
June 12, 2013
The European Union needs to look at the broader picture in terms of carbon emissions, Maria van den Hoeven, executive director at the International Energy Agency (IEA; Paris), says in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Carbon-emissions-EU-needs-to-look-at-broader-picture-says-IEA-Greenpeace-calls-for-tougher-targets_52776.html
June 11, 2013
More perfluorinated substances should be included on Norway's priority list of substances that pose a serious threat to human health and the environment, the Norwegian Climate and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Norways-environment-agency-aims-to-include-perfluorinated-substances-on-hazardous-chemical-list_52748.html
June 11, 2013
UPM (Helsinki) and cellulosic sugar start-up Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA) have entered into a nonexclusive joint development agreement in the area of biochemicals, the companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/UPM-and-Renmatix-sign-biochemicals-development-agreement_52746.html
June 10, 2013
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) says it closed on $29.9 million of its anticipated $100-million D-series financing that will fund construction of the company's first...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/US-firm-raises-funds-for-construction-of-commercial-biomass-fractionating-biorefinery_52718.html
June 10, 2013
The Chinese and US governments have agreed to cooperate in the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), under the 1987 Montreal Protocol, in an effort to combat climate change, the White...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/US-China-agree-to-cooperate-on-HFC-phasedown_52716.html
June 7, 2013
Takeda Pharmaceutical (Osaka) says it will start using biopolyethylene (bioPE) bottles as the packaging container for the hypertension treatment product Azilva. The company is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Takeda-is-the-first-pharma-company-in-Japan-to-use-bioPE-bottles_52695.html
June 6, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on two new proposals for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). The chemicals concerned are...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ECHA-invites-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-comments-on-tributyltin-compounds-and-PHMB_52616.html
June 6, 2013
The European Union is to remove an exemption to its batteries directive that has allowed the use of mercury and cadmium in certain battery applications. The legislation was introduced...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-to-complete-ban-on-cadmium-and-mercury-in-batteries_52600.html
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