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January 24, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has hired Robert (Bob) Kumpf as chief technology officer. Kumpf will focus on expanding Elevance's production and applications...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Elevance-hires-Kumpf-as-chief-technology-officer_58293.html
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/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Shale-gas-in-Europe-Commission-recommends-minimum-principles_58175.html
January 17, 2014
A chemical spill at Elk River, WV, on 9 January caused state officials to impose severe water-use restrictions to over 300,000 people in nine West Virginia counties....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/West-Virginia-chemical-leak-leaves-300000-without-water_58072.html
January 17, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has opened a public consultation on its draft assessment of the risks to human health posed by exposure to bisphenol A (BPA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-opens-public-consultation-on-bisphenol-A_58089.html
January 17, 2014
Foster Wheeler (Zug, Switzerland) has announced that, following a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives, it has provisionally agreed with AMEC (London) on nonbinding outline...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/AMEC-signs-agreement-to-buy-Foster-Wheeler-for-$3-billion_58048.html
January 17, 2014
Kemira has appointed Jari Rosendal president and CEO, effective 1 May. Rosendal will succeed Wolfgang Büchele, who, as previously announced, will leave Kemira on 30 April to become president and CEO of Linde....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Kemira-appoints-next-CEO-sells-distribution-assets-to-Brenntag_58049.html
January 17, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/ACC-debuts-Plastics-to-Oil-Technologies-Alliance_58070.html
January 17, 2014
Oxiteno (São Paulo) has initiated a project to expand its R&D activities for products serving the oil and gas sector. The expansion of a research center at Mauá...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Oxiteno-to-expand-R-and-D-activities-for-oil-gas-sector_58076.html
January 17, 2014
Formosa plans to build ethylene plant in Louisiana Formosa Plastics is planning to invest in a new ethylene plant in Louisiana using shale gas feedstock, according to local reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Formosa-plans-to-build-ethylene-plant-in-Louisiana_58077.html
January 17, 2014
Siluria Technologies (San Francisco), a start-up with catalyst technology that efficiently transforms the methane component of natural gas into ethylene or other longer-chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Braskem-to-fund-methane-to-ethylene-demonstration-plant_58078.html
January 17, 2014
ACC and Socma have announced support for trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation introduced in Congress this month. The legislation, if passed, would allow trade agreements to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/ACC-Socma-announce-support-of-Trade-Promotion-Authority-legislation_58071.html
January 17, 2014
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a leading developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, announced on 13 January that it had signed an option agreement with Monsanto under which the seed giant may obtain a license to use Tekmira’s delivery technology in biopesticides....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Monsanto-Tekmira-sign-ag-biologicals-agreement_58073.html
January 17, 2014
American Pacific (Ampac), the parent company of Ampac Fine Chemicals, announced on 10 January that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm H.I.G. Capital (Miami) in an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/H-I-G-to-acquire-American-Pacific-for-$392-million_58074.html
January 17, 2014
SEC announced on 14 January that a former Dow Chemical information technology executive has agreed to pay a $367,250 civil penalty to settle SEC charges of insider trading ahead of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Former-Dow-executive-settles-SEC-charges_58075.html
January 17, 2014
AkzoNobel has reiterated that the company’s full-year 2013 operating income before incidental items is unlikely to exceed the €908 million ($1.2 billion) reported in 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Akzo-keeps-2013-profit-forecast-Arkema-cuts-Ebitda-projection_58033.html
January 17, 2014
Oman Oil Co., which is owned by the government of Oman, says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) from private equity owner Advent...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Oman-Oil-completes-acquisition-of-Oxea_58034.html
January 17, 2014
Total says that it has acquired a 40% interest in two shale gas exploration licenses in the United Kingdom, making the company the first energy major to enter shale gas licenses in the country....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Total-to-drill-for-shale-gas-in-UK-after-incentives-widen_58035.html
January 17, 2014
Arkema says that it will construct an organic peroxide plant at the company’s Changshu, China, manufacturing complex....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Arkema-to-double-organic-peroxide-capacity-in-China_58011.html
January 17, 2014
Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Hi-Tech (Baotou, China), China’s largest producer of rare earths, has acquired nine rare earth mining companies in Inner Mongolia, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Chinas-largest-rare-earth-producer-acquires-nine-rare-earth-mining-firms_58012.html
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