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October 25, 2013
Beta Renewables (Tortona, Italy), a global leader in cellulosic biofuels, and Novozymes say that the previously announced new advanced biofuels facility has opened at Crescentino, Italy....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Worlds-first-commercial-scale-cellulosic-biofuels-plant-opens_56173.html
October 25, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says its biobased farnesene plant at Brotas, Brazil, has achieved a production run rate of 1 million liters over a 45-day period, meeting the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Amyris-farnesene-plant-hits-production-targets_56174.html
October 25, 2013
LanzaTech (Roselle, IL) and SK Innovation have agreed to develop a new process technology for the production of 1,3-butadiene, and the collaboration will accelerate the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/LanzaTech-SK-Innovation-ink-biobased-butadiene-partnership_56175.html
October 25, 2013
DSM announced 8 October that it has tested and approved the use of Genomatica’s (San Diego) biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) for use in DSM’s Arnitel thermoplastic copolyester...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DSM-validates-biobased-BDO-for-thermoplastic-copolyesters_56176.html
October 25, 2013
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products says it has partnered with Symrise for the use of propanediol as a carrier for compounded flavors. Under the terms of the deal, Symrise will market...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Flavors-collaboration-deal_56177.html
October 25, 2013
Evonik Industries says it has developed a more efficient process for the enzymatic synthesis of the amino acids D-serine, L-serine, and DL-serine. The company says it has expanded...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-develops-serine-process_56178.html
October 25, 2013
Renewable chemicals firm Segetis (Golden Valley, MN) says it has successfully demonstrated the viability of its proprietary process to convert biomass to levulinic acid at its Golden...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Segetis-levulinic-acid-pilot-plant_56179.html
October 25, 2013
Corbion Purac (Gorinchem, Netherlands) says it will supply Supla (Tainan City, Taiwan) with 10,000 m.t./year of polylactic acid (PLA) for Supla’s polymerization plant. Based on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Corbion-Purac-supplies-PLA_56180.html
October 25, 2013
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE), a biobased isobutanol joint venture equally owned by DuPont and BP; and Highwater Ethanol (Lamberton, MN) say that they have begun...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Butamax-begins-isobutanol-retrofit_56181.html
October 21, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested proposals for testing of three substances, C20–C24 alpha-olefins, benzotriazole, and lithium iron phosphate. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-three-additional-substances_56063.html
October 17, 2013
DuPont says it plans to acquire a minority share in fluorochemical firm Changshu 3F Zhonghao New Chemical Materials (Zonghao; Changshu, China) from Shanghai 3F New Materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DuPont-Acquires-Stake-in-Chinese-Fluorochemical-Firm_26894.html
October 17, 2013
Syngenta says its third-quarter sales rose by 11%, at constant exchange rates, to $2.9 billion. Sales in Latin  America rose by 17%, to $1.2 billion; Europe, Mideast, and Africa...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Syngenta-posts-11-percent-sales-increase-maintains-full-year-target_55991.html
October 17, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has issued a call for evidence to identify uses of bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (deca-BDE) where substitution may be challenging or require...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-substituting-deca-BDE_55967.html
October 11, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on fluopyram, which is proposed for use as a fungicide in agriculture, horticulture, and viticulture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-fluopyram_55893.html
October 11, 2013
Acquisitions are a key part of the growth strategy for Altana, a specialty chemical company that operates in diverse markets....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Altana-Growing-through-acquisitions_55833.html
October 11, 2013
CP Kelco is investing 60 million Danish kroner ($10.7 million) to expand its pectin production site at Lille Skensved, Denmark. CP Kelco previously spent 15 million Danish kroner to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/CP-Kelco-expands-pectin-site_55834.html
October 11, 2013
BASF is spending $25 million to expand its R&D site at Beachwood, OH, to include cathode materials research and chemical and process engineering. The expansions will increase the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-expands-cathodes-R-and-D_55835.html
October 11, 2013
Ashland says it has opened a new testing lab for lithium-ion battery materials at Wilmington, DE. The lab will support customers of the company’s specialty ingredients segment and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Ashland-opens-battery-testing-lab_55836.html
October 4, 2013
Plastic additives manufacturers, long faced with a supply glut, are looking to the US shale gas boom to spur polymer demand growth in North America. “From a global perspective...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/North-American-investments-shuffle-supply-picture_55635.html
October 2, 2013
AkzoNobel says that it plans to make its decorative coatings business more competitive by reducing the number of senior management teams and introducing a new operating model for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/AkzoNobel-to-restructure-its-decorative-paints-business_55573.html
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