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March 13, 2015
Plastindia, one of the largest plastics exhibitions in the world, was held 5–10 February at newly developed exhibition grounds at Gandhinagar, India, near the city of Ahmedabad....
February 6, 2015
Attendees at the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) annual convention in Orlando, FL, on 23–27 January say that the mood in the cleaning and home-care sector is upbeat. Turnout was the highest in 10 years, with more than 900 attendees at the convention....
January 23, 2015
Biobased chemicals and fuels firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) has announced a number of cost-saving initiatives, including job cuts, to improve cash flow as it works to demonstrate its...
January 23, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm Green Biologics Ltd. (GBL; Gahanna, OH) announced on 21 January that it has closed an internal follow-on equity round of $42.0 million and raised an additional $34.0 million in debt financing....
January 23, 2015
Cellulosic sugar producer Edeniq (Visalia, CA) has raised more than $16.0 million in equity. The funding will support the rollout of Edeniq’s Pathway Platform, which the company says...
January 23, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) plans to launch its first industrial cleaning products containing the company’s renewable solvents, trademarked Myralene, through two divisions of US Venture...
December 12, 2014
With Republicans once again taking control of the Senate after the recent US midterm elections, distributors and producers are holding out hope that regulatory burdens lessen and that legislation, such as reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), is pushed through Congress, according to delegates at the annual National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) meeting, held in Scottsdale, AZ, 17–21 November....
October 6, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says it welcomes the recent announcement of a comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA) between the European Union...
September 26, 2014
Neste Oil will build a biobased propane unit at its Rotterdam refinery, the company has announced. The investment will include storage tanks and pipework, Neste says. The project will...
September 26, 2014
Cargill and Novozymes have announced a critical milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. They have demonstrated the...
September 26, 2014
Synalloy (Spartanburg, SC) has entered into a three-year tolling agreement to produce biobased polyols for BioBased Technologies (Springdale, AZ). BioBased Technologies’ Agrol...
September 26, 2014
AkzoNobel and cleantech company Photanol (Amsterdam) have teamed up to develop a process to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemicals. The collaboration is focused on Photanol’s...
September 26, 2014
Stora Enso, a Helsinki-based forestry products company, says it will invest €32 million ($43 million) at Raceland, LA, for demonstration and market development of Virdia’s...
September 26, 2014
Department of Agriculture (USDA) closed on a $105-million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels (Pleasanton, CA) to build a biorefinery to produce jet fuel from municipal solid...
September 26, 2014
DuPont’s industrial biosciences division has announced that oil and gas distributor Murex (Addison, TX) will market the cellulosic ethanol produced from its $200-million, 30-million...
July 18, 2014
The worldwide plastics industry is at a crossroads. Europe is under pressure from the development and use of more competitively priced products made in North America, based on shale gas, and in China, where coal-to-olefins (CTO) technology is advancing quickly. Speakers and delegates at the 22nd IHS Annual Polyethylene-Polypropylene Chain Global Technology and Business Forum (PEPP), held recently at Zurich, discussed these and other issues affecting the polyolefin value chain....
June 16, 2014
The structure of Europe’s chemical distribution industry will change fundamentally over the next 10–20 years, said speakers at the European Association of Chemical...
May 27, 2014
Asia’s petrochemical producers need to rethink their investment strategies to compete with players that have access to advantaged feedstocks, particularly shale gas in North America, which is revolutionizing the industry....
April 17, 2014
Euro Chlor’s Ninth Technology Conference & Exhibition, held 1–3 April at Madrid, reviewed new processes and improvements in the chlor-alkali industry....
April 17, 2014
LanzaTech (Roselle, IL), a company developing technology to convert waste gas streams into low-carbon liquid fuels and chemicals, announced late last month it has raised $60 million in a series D funding round....
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