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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
May 11, 2015
Reverdia (Delft, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France) has announced the appointment of Pascal Moritz as new business development...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Reverdia-appoints-business-development-manager_70295.html
May 7, 2015
Arkema is expanding its product offering with a biosourced nylon-6,10 range under the registered Rilsan S brand. The product also consists of up to 62% renewable carbon, contributing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Arkema-launches-new-biosourced-nylon-range_70161.html
April 30, 2015
CO2 Solutions (Quebec City) has presented the results of pilot testing of its carbon capture process, completed in January 2015. The company says that the detailed results presented...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/CO2-Solutions-presents-results-of-carbon-dioxide-capture-testing-beats-DOE-cost-target-10-years-ahead-of-schedule_69987.html
April 22, 2015
Biome Bioplastics (Southampton, UK) has announced plans for a three-year R&D program worth £3 million ($4.5 million). The program is supported by a number of organizations...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Biome-Bioplastics-looks-to-make-bioplastics-from-lignin-waste_69677.html
April 16, 2015
Environmental and sustainability consultancy ERM (London) says it has acquired ReachCentrum (Brussels) from Cefic. ReachCentrum is involved in the registration market for the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cefic-to-sell-ReachCentrum-to-ERM_69473.html
April 8, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm BioAmber (Minneapolis) says it has entered into a technology license agreement with Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (JM Davy) that will enable BioAmber to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BioAmber-licenses-JM-Davy-BDO-and-THF-technologies_69295.html
March 24, 2015
“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/NPE2015-The-untapped-value-of-plastic-waste-civil-society-and-industry-approaches_68866.html
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