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April 24, 2015
The European Commission has today adopted a number of authorizations for the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for food/feed applications. The authorizations include ten...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-authorizes-GMOs-for-foodfeed-use_69807.html
April 24, 2015
Sibur (Moscow) says that its biggest investment project, a world-scale petrochemicals complex at Tobolsk, Russia, will likely reach mechanical completion in 2019, one year later than previously announced....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sibur-delays-petchem-project-because-of-turbulent-economy_69730.html
April 24, 2015
Yara International says that, because of the worsening security outlook in Libya, the operating ability of the company’s Lifeco fertilizer joint venture plants in the country is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Yara-writes-down-Libya-investment_69731.html
April 24, 2015
Sabic has reached a preliminary agreement with an unidentified US supplier to import shale gas for Sabic’s Wilton, UK, steam cracker for the next 10 years. The company announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sabic-proceeds-with-plans-to-import-US-ethane-for-UK_69732.html
April 24, 2015
Tate & Lyle (London) has agreed with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to realign their 50-50 Eaststarch corn wet milling joint venture in Europe. Tate & Lyle will acquire full...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tate-and-Lyle-to-exit-Europe-bulk-ingredients-JV-with-ADM_69733.html
April 24, 2015
Total has presented to employee representatives a plan for the company’s refinery assets in France. The company, under the proposals, will invest to upgrade the Donges refinery in western France and transform the La Mède refinery in southern France to ensure their future....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Total-to-transform-two-French-refineries-as-part-of-wider-plan_69734.html
April 23, 2015
Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden), a contract development and manufacturing organization that produces pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients, has today announced the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Recipharm-appoints-new-boss-for-Italian-unit_69712.html
April 22, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a public consultation on a proposal to revise the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) of nicotine. Pure nicotine is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-nicotine_69666.html
April 22, 2015
Biome Bioplastics (Southampton, UK) has announced plans for a three-year R&D program worth £3 million ($4.5 million). The program is supported by a number of organizations...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Biome-Bioplastics-looks-to-make-bioplastics-from-lignin-waste_69677.html
April 21, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has called for more objectivity and “an open discussion of the content” in the continuing discussions...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-calls-for-more-factual-discussion-over-TTIP_69584.html
April 21, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says it has appointed Laurent Michaux as general manager of its composite components business, reporting to Rudolf Hadorn, Gurit’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Gurit-appoints-composite-components-boss_69583.html
April 21, 2015
The European Commission has published a report that presents the results of a survey of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) carried out in 2014 on challenges they face when...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-SMEs-stand-to-significantly-gain-from-TTIP_69640.html
April 17, 2015
Yousef Abdullah Al Benyan, who was appointed Sabic CEO elect on 15 February and who is expected to be confirmed as CEO, has made several organizational changes, CW has learned. In one...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sabics-new-CEO-makes-personnel-business-unit-changes_69487.html
April 17, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell says that it has agreed to buy BG Group (Reading, UK), a leading energy company, for £47 billion ($69.2 billion). The companies say in a joint statement that they have agreed on the terms of a recommended cash-and-share offer to be made by Shell for the entire issued and to-be-issued share capital of BG....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Shell-to-acquire-energy-firm-BG-Group-for-nearly-$70-billion_69488.html
April 17, 2015
Germany has set strict rules for fracking. The draft legislation agreed on by the German cabinet includes bans to protect drinking water, health, and nature in specific regions together with broad restrictions for fracking in shale, claystone, marl, and coal seam rocks....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germany-restricts-fracking-VCI-warns-on-missed-opportunity_69489.html
April 17, 2015
The board of Petro Rabigh, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, has announced that it will recommend increasing its share capital by an estimated 7.04 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Petro-Rabigh-plans-rights-issue-share-trading-suspension-lifted_69490.html
April 16, 2015
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Germany in 2014 fell in comparison with those in the previous period for the first time in three years, the federal environment ministry (UBA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fall-YOY-for-first-time-in-three-years_69476.html
April 16, 2015
Environmental and sustainability consultancy ERM (London) says it has acquired ReachCentrum (Brussels) from Cefic. ReachCentrum is involved in the registration market for the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-to-sell-ReachCentrum-to-ERM_69473.html
April 16, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says that Harry Swan, its managing director, has been appointed to the governing board of Innovate UK, the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, formerly...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Harry-Swan-appointed-to-governing-board-of-Innovate-UK_69468.html
April 15, 2015
The output of chemicals in the European Union rose by a paltry 0.2% in 2014, while sales fell 1.1% compared with the previous year because of lower prices, according to the latest...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-chemical-output-stagnant-in-2014-sales-fall-prices-plunge-confidence-slips_69400.html
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