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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Neste-Oil-to-build-biobased-propane-unit_64039.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/BASF-Cargill-and-Novozymes-advance-biobased-acrylic-acid_64038.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Synalloy-signs-toll-manufacturing-deal_64040.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/AkzoNobel-and-Photanol-to-jointly-develop-green-chemicals_64041.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Stora-Enso-plans-Virdia-demo-unit_64042.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Fulcrum-wins-loan-guarantee_64043.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Murex-to-distribute-DuPont-ethanol_64044.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/PEPP-2014-Patterns-shift-in-the-polyolefin-chain_62528.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/FECC-2014-Suppliers-drive-change-Relationships-with-producers-are-shaping-the-distribution-sector_61745.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/APIC-2014-A-map-redrawn-Asian-producers-need-to-shift-focus-to-remain-competitive_61244.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Euro-Chlor-Technology-Conference-Industry-in-transition-mercury-plants-to-be-phased-out-by-2018_60380.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/LanzaTech-raises-$60-million-in-Series-D-round_60381.html
April 17, 2014
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT) announced on 9 April that it has raised $26 million to continue developing its renewable chemicals technology. New investors include Cargill and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Rivertop-Renewables-raises-$26-million_60382.html
April 17, 2014
Stepan announced late in March that it has introduced a biobased surfactant developed jointly with Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodridge, IL) that is capable of replacing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Stepan-launches-surfactant-developed-jointly-with-Elevance_60383.html
April 17, 2014
Clariant announced on 8 April that it is incorporating renewable raw materials into quinacridone pigments produced at the company’s Frankfurt-Höchst, Germany, facility. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Clariant-using-biosuccinic-acid_60391.html
April 17, 2014
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says that it is entering into a collaborative research and development agreement with BASF, under which Amyris will use its strain engineering technology to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/BASF-Amyris-sign-R-and-D-deal_60384.html
March 12, 2014
Al Qurtas: Growth of Gulf petrochemicals necessitates strengthening of technological capabilities. Producers in the Mideast are sharpening their focus on research and innovation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/GPCA-Sharper-focus-on-industry-innovation_58973.html
February 21, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced 11 February that it has made a $25-million equity investment in Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA), a start-up developing catalytic processes for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/ADM-invests-in-biobased-nylon-start-up-Rennovia_59007.html
February 21, 2014
AVA Biochem (Muttenz, Switzerland) said on 3 February that it has begun commercial-scale production of high-purity renewable 5-hydroxymethylfurfural at Clariant’s Infrapark at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/5-HMF-unit-brought-online_59008.html
February 21, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA) announced on 19 February that it has supplied commercial quantities of biosuccinic acid to Oxea for use in the production of biobased, phthalate-free plasticizers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Myriant-supplies-Oxea_59009.html
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