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October 1, 2015
The European Union’s competitiveness council, made up of Europe’s ministers of economic affairs, has held an informal debate, with the participation of representatives from...
September 24, 2015
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the EU member states, will create a market stability reserve (MSR) for the European Union Emissions...
September 3, 2015
The European Parliament’s agriculture committee has rejected a draft law from the European Commission on genetically-modified (GM) food or feed. The draft law was to would give...
July 17, 2015
Ashland has reached a deal to acquire AkzoNobel’s biomaterials technology. The technology selectively isolates desired components from living plants and marine sources to produce...
July 17, 2015
Verdezyne (Carlsbad, CA) says it has reached an agreement with Will & Co, a sales and marketing firm for raw materials, semifinished products, additives, and pigments, for...
July 17, 2015
Algatechnologies (Algatech; Kibbutz Ketura, Israel) has announced the signing of a supply and long-term collaboration agreement with Fujifilm in Japan for its AstaPure natural...
July 17, 2015
The Department of Agriculture has released a report that shows the US biobased industry contributed $369 billion to the economy and added 4 million jobs in 2013. The report says that...
July 17, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical says its biobased engineering plastic Durabio has been chosen by Sharp (Osaka) for the front panel of its new smartphone, the Aquos Crystal 2. The choice marks the...
July 17, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) says it has signed a joint development agreement with UPM (Helsinki) to develop a process for producing...
July 17, 2015
LanzaTech (Skokie, IL), Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), and Algenol (Fort Myers, FL) are among the winners of EPA’s 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for...
July 17, 2015
The Lego Group (Billund, Denmark), maker of the Lego brick toys, has announced an investment of 1 billion Danish kroner ($147.8 million) to “find and implement new sustainable alternatives to current raw materials.”...
July 16, 2015
Members of the environment committee of the European Parliament have called for “more ambitious national caps” on emissions of six main pollutants in the European Union in...
July 8, 2015
The European Parliament on Wednesday endorsed reforming the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), following informal agreement with the European Council. The reform involves reducing the...
July 8, 2015
The European Parliament has voted in a plenary session to approve recommendations to European Commission negotiators working on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...
July 8, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has criticized today’s decision by the European Parliament giving the green light for further negotiations towards...
July 7, 2015
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that is supports the goal of a sustainable, circular economy in Europe. But overzealous regulations on industrial waste, such as...
June 26, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has started a project with goal of establishing a framework for the risk assessment of the various factors that cause stress in...
June 9, 2015
The OECD has today published new information on a number of nanomaterials, marking the end of a seven-year testing program. The testing program encompassed eleven commercially viable...
June 8, 2015
Leaders of seven of the world’s largest economies, meeting in Elmau, Germany, yesterday, expressed support for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40-70% by 2050. The leaders emphasized that “deep cuts in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are required with decarbonization of the global economy over the course of this century.” Germany’s chemical industry association (VCI) noted the lack of identified concrete steps to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide...
June 4, 2015
The Federation of German Industries (BDI; Berlin) and the trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, have released the results of a...
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