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June 27, 2013
Researchers from McGill University, (Montreal), The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN; Wako, Japan) and the Institute for Molecular Science (Okazaki, Japan) have...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Canadian-and-Japanese-researchers-discover-environmentally-friendly-hydrogenation-process_53177.html
June 27, 2013
Energy company Abengoa (Seville, Spain), has inaugurated a waste-to-biofuels (W2B) demonstration plant, the company has announced. The plant has capacity to treat 25,000 m.t./year of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Abengoa-inaugurates-waste-to-biofuel-pilot-plant-in-Spain_53172.html
June 25, 2013
ACC has released its chemical activity barometer (CAB) for May, showing continued US economic growth. The CAB increased 0.3% over May on a 3-month moving average basis—the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/ACC-economic-indicator-survey-forecasts-continued-US-growth_53108.html
June 25, 2013
Novozymes says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TJ Technologies, a Watertown, SD–based provider of microbial and micronutrient products that enhance plant growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Novozymes-acquires-TJ-Technologies_53111.html
June 24, 2013
Renewable oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) announced today that its food ingredients joint venture with starch firm Roquette Frères, Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Solazyme-and-Roquette-Freres-dissolve-food-ingredients-JV_53076.html
June 21, 2013
Solvay is investing in the adipic acid production line at its Chalampé, France site, the company announced today. The investment will result in a further improvement in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Solvay-invests-to-improve-efficiency-at-adipic-acid-plant-in-France_53039.html
June 20, 2013
The European Parliament's environment committee today voted in favor of setting mandatory targets to boost the use of second-generation biofuels, the parliament says. Second-generation...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Parliament-votes-for-mandatory-targets-to-boost-second-generation-biofuels_52963.html
June 17, 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize gamma-valerolactone (GVL)—a potential feedstock of interest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/MIT-researchers-devise-cost-efficient-process-to-produce-biosourced-GVL_52860.html
June 13, 2013
Forest (Helsinki) has awarded a €5-million ($6.7 million) contract to Technip for the front-end engineering design (FEED) of a new, second-generation biomass-to-liquid (BTL) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Technip-awarded-biomass-to-liquids-plant-contract-in-Finland_52797.html
June 12, 2013
ACC says the US Chemical Production Regional Index slipped 0.1% in April, following a downward revision of 0.5% in March. On a 3-month moving average basis, manufacturing output gained...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/ACC-Chemical-production-slips-in-April_52796.html
June 11, 2013
UPM (Helsinki) and cellulosic sugar start-up Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA) have entered into a nonexclusive joint development agreement in the area of biochemicals, the companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/UPM-and-Renmatix-sign-biochemicals-development-agreement_52746.html
June 10, 2013
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) says it closed on $29.9 million of its anticipated $100-million D-series financing that will fund construction of the company's first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/US-firm-raises-funds-for-construction-of-commercial-biomass-fractionating-biorefinery_52718.html
June 7, 2013
Takeda Pharmaceutical (Osaka) says it will start using biopolyethylene (bioPE) bottles as the packaging container for the hypertension treatment product Azilva. The company is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Takeda-is-the-first-pharma-company-in-Japan-to-use-bioPE-bottles_52695.html
June 6, 2013
DSM has introduced Stanyl ForTii T11, a high-temperature nylon designed for the electronics industry and compliant with legislation in the European Union governing the restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-launches-EU-compliant-halogen-free-nylon-for-electronic-applications_52604.html
June 6, 2013
The European Union is to remove an exemption to its batteries directive that has allowed the use of mercury and cadmium in certain battery applications. The legislation was introduced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-to-complete-ban-on-cadmium-and-mercury-in-batteries_52600.html
June 6, 2013
The biotechnology trade association in Germany (DIB; Frankfurt) has called for more support from the country's next federal government, to maintain the international competitiveness of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Germanys-biotech-industry-requests-more-state-support_52574.html
June 3, 2013
Clariant has taken a step toward the commercialization of Sunliquid, the company's proprietary biodiesel technology, by widening the range of raw materials that can be used with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Clariant-widens-raw-material-range-for-its-second-generation-biodiesel-technology_52501.html
May 31, 2013
Sekab (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) and Wine & Agro (Wembley, UK) have signed an agreement, under which Sekan will act as sales agent in the European market for bioethanol made...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Swedens-Sekab-enters-partnership-to-distribute-Russian-bioethanol_52459.html
May 30, 2013
An alliance of German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt), trade union IG BCE (Hanover), and employers' association BAVC (Wiesbaden) has launched a sustainability...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Germany-launches-sustainability-initiative-Chemie3_52382.html
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