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July 29, 2015
DSM's nutritional products segment (Kaiseraugst, Switzerland) and Evonik's nutrition and care arm (Essen, Germany) on Wednesday announced that they have entered into a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-and-Evonik-to-develop-algae-based-omega-3-fatty-acids-for-animal-nutrition_72503.html
July 23, 2015
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS; Essen, Germany), a leading engineering and construction firm, on Thursday announced that it is expanding its specialty chemical and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ThyssenKrupp-Industrial-Solutions-acquires-renewable-technologies-from-Inventa_72387.html
July 23, 2015
France’s parliament has adopted a law on energy transition and green growth, which contains a series of legislative proposals aimed at protecting the environment, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/France-proposes-green-measure-including-compostable-plastic-bags_72395.html
July 20, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) has announced that has entered into a collaboration agreement with Cargill to “accelerate the production of renewable chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Genomatica-signs-collaboration-agreement-with-Cargill_72311.html
July 13, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Renmatix-LanzaTech-among-winners-of-EPA-green-chemistry-award_72119.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Parliament-adopts-MSR-industry-says-it-will-not-reduce-emissions-but-will-drive-up-costs_72009.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/VCI-EU-waste-rules-must-not-be-allowed-to-stifle-production_71971.html
July 3, 2015
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals arm of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome), said on Friday that it has joined forces with Chinese companies to develop innovative green tires based on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Versalis-and-Chinese-companies-form-green-tire-technology-alliance_71870.html
June 19, 2015
The European Commission has requested Germany to ensure the full transposition of the European Union’s energy efficiency directive, under which EU member states must meet certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Commission-takes-action-against-Germany-Greece-over-energy-efficiency-directive_71475.html
June 16, 2015
The European Union is on track to meet its legally binding target to have 20% of its energy consumption based on renewable energy by 2020. The European Commission projects that 15.3%...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-on-track-to-hit-2020-renewable-energy-targets_71371.html
June 16, 2015
The Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (Pirap) was launched on Tuesday by Plastics 2020, which includes the British Plastics Federation (BPF), the Packaging and Films Association...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Plastics-2020-launches-plastics-industry-recycling-action-plan_71360.html
June 11, 2015
Renewable energy targets are now a defining feature of the global energy landscape, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; Abu Dhabi). A new report from Irena...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Irena-report-Fourfold-increase-in-countries-with-renewable-energy-targets-versus-2005-level_71177.html
June 11, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) says it has today signed a joint development agreement with UPM (Helsinki) to develop a process for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Metex-signs-agreement-with-UPM-for-production-of-MPG-from-cellulosic-sugars_71167.html
June 10, 2015
Renewable chemicals maker BioAmber (Minneapolis) says that the construction of its biosuccinic acid (BSA) plant at Sarnia, ON, is “substantially complete.” Commissioning is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BioAmber-Biosuccinic-acid-plant-at-Sarnia-substantially-complete_71148.html
June 9, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; Abu Dhabi) has released a report on renewables and electricity storage, part of the agency’s REmap 2030 program. The report...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Irena-releases-roadmap-on-renewable-energy-storage_71104.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/G7-Leaders-commit-to-40-70-percent-GHG-reductions-by-2050_71073.html
June 4, 2015
Molycorp, the sole US-based maker of rare earth oxides, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company had $1.7 billion in debt and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Report-Rare-earths-producer-Molycorp-on-verge-of-bankruptcy_71024.html
June 3, 2015
Renewable fuels and chemicals maker Gevo (Englewood, CO) says today that it has entered into an agreement with FCStone Merchant Services (New York) to originate and supply corn for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Gevo-signs-corn-supply-deal-for-Luverne-plant_70972.html
May 28, 2015
KBR announced on Thursday that it has signed an alliance agreement with Exelus (Fairfield, NJ), a leading developer of green chemical technologies, to allow KBR to exclusively license...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/KBR-and-Exelus-sign-technology-alliance_70761.html
May 21, 2015
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) has produced the first batch of renewable gasoline presented to Audi (Ingolstadt, Germany) at a press conference held in Pomacle, France today. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Global-Bioenergies-presents-first-batch-of-renewable-gasoline-to-Audi_70558.html
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