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December 20, 2013
The Eighth European Bioplastics conference, held recently at Berlin, attracted 350 participants from 215 companies and organizations. Several key themes emerged during the conference...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bioplastics-Must-perform-better-consider-whole-value-chain_57594.html
December 20, 2013
BP and the government of Oman have signed a gas sales agreement and an amended production-sharing agreement to develop the country’s Khazzan gas field, with BP as the operator....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Oman-and-BP-sign-gas-acetic-acid-investment-deals_57505.html
December 20, 2013
Lenzing’s board and works council have agreed to a comprehensive package of social measures covering the company’s recently announced cost-reduction plan. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lenzing-outlines-restructuring-plans-at-two-Austrian-sites_57506.html
December 20, 2013
Dow Chemical has informed its staff that it intends to cease manufacturing at its Grangemouth, UK, plastic additives plant and close the site. The plant, which Dow acquired as part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Dow-to-close-Grangemouth-plastic-additives-plant_57507.html
December 20, 2013
SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) has announced details of a restructuring plan involving up to 300 job cuts under the company’s SGL2015 plan. SGL cites losses caused by delays in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/SGL-Group-to-cut-300-jobs-under-restructuring-program_57508.html
December 20, 2013
Styrolution (Frankfurt), a styrenics joint venture between BASF and Ineos, has announced changes to its styrenic specialties production network in Europe, the Mideast, and Africa (EMEA)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Styrolution-optimizes-German-production-network_57509.html
December 18, 2013
Cargill has announced that it will invest €60 million ($83 million) in an ethanol plant, to be located at Barby, near Dessau, in eastern Germany. The product will be used for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cargill-to-invest-$83-million-in-ethanol-plant-eastern-Germany_57474.html
December 18, 2013
European small- and medium-size enterprises (SME) are becoming more resource-efficient and making a substantial contribution to the transition towards a low-carbon economy. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Eurobarometer-survey-European-SMEs-becoming-greener_57469.html
December 18, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says that two neonicotinoid insecticides, acetamiprid and imidacloprid, may affect the developing human nervous system. EFSA's...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-to-assess-potential-link-between-neonicotinoids-and-developmental-neurotoxicity_57468.html
December 18, 2013
The European Council, through the permanent representatives committee, has agreed with the European parliament on a draft regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases), to apply...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Europe-introduces-regulation-to-restrict-fluorinated-greenhouse-gases_57483.html
December 18, 2013
The European Commission has released a set of measures aimed at addressing air quality in Europe, the culmination of a major review of air policy started in 2011. The package adopted...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Europe-releases-new-clean-air-package_57476.html
December 18, 2013
The European Commission has opened an investigation into Germany's renewable energy law (EEG), chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Germany's energy-intensive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-says-financial-relief-for-energy-intensive-industries-is-critical-and-appropriate-update_57419.html
December 16, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that it has added seven new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the candidate list for authorization, under the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-adds-seven-SVHCs-to-candidate-list-for-authorization_57423.html
December 13, 2013
The European Union's research and innovation program, Horizon 2020, was launched this week by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European commissioner for research, innovation, and science...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Chemical-industry-welcomes-launch-of-EUs-$110-billion-Horizon-2020-research-and-innovation-program_57396.html
December 13, 2013
Kemira and the European Investment Bank (EIB; Luxembourg) have signed a €45-million ($62 million) R&D loan agreement, Kemira has announced. EIB has evaluated and granted the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Kemira-signs-R-and-D-loan-agreement-with-EIB_57286.html
December 13, 2013
Repsol has restarted production at its high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plants at Tarragona, Spain, following a maintenance turnaround at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Repsol-restarts-Tarragona-PE-units-ships-ethylene-from-Sines_57287.html
December 13, 2013
Sahara Petrochemical Co. (Riyadh) and Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin confirmatory due diligence and continue nonbinding negotiations covering detailed terms of their previously announced merger....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sahara-Sipchem-sign-MOU-for-proposed-merger_57288.html
December 13, 2013
Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zeon (Tokyo) and Mitsui & Co. for the development of an integrated, world-scale butadiene extraction...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Qatar-Petroleum-signs-MOU-for-Ras-Laffan-butadiene-elastomer-project_57332.html
December 13, 2013
The chemical industry welcomed the global trade deal hammered out at a World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) ministerial conference held earlier this month in Bali, Indonesia....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Industry-welcomes-WTO-deal-urges-tariff-reductions_57333.html
December 13, 2013
The European Investment Bank (EIB; Luxembourg) is to lend €65 million ($89.5 million) to support R&D projects in production technology for second-generation biofuel at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Biochemtex-receives-$90-million-loan-for-R-and-D-on-second-generation-bioethanol_57386.html
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