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March 19, 2013
Cereplast says it filed a patent application on 15 March with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for algae biocontent polymers. Cereplast's new patent filing falls...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cereplast-applies-for-patent-on-algae-based-plastic_50621.html
March 15, 2013
Biobased fuels and chemicals firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Firmenich have again expanded their collaboration for development of renewable ingredients for the flavors and fragrances...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Amyris-and-Firmenich-expand-fragrance-ingredient-collaboration_50565.html
February 28, 2013
Synthetic fuel and fertilizer company Rentech (Los Angeles) says it will shutter its Commerce City, CO, product demonstration unit and eliminate all related R&D activities in order...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Rentech-shutters-R-and-D-facility-citing-weak-outlook-for-alternative-energy-in-US_50117.html
February 26, 2013
ACC’s monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) increased for a seventh consecutive month—posting a 0.6% gain over January, to 92.1, and indicating a slow-growing US...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/statistics/ACCs-CAB-ticks-up-for-seventh-consecutive-month_50070.html
February 25, 2013
ACC's US Chemical Production Regional Index posted a 0.7% increase in January, following a revised 0.9% gain in December. Production rose in all major producing regions for a second...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/statistics/ACCs-US-chemical-production-index-rises-for-second-consecutive-month_50045.html
February 20, 2013
Cereplast, a manufacturer of biobased plastics, has created a new subsidiary, Algaeplast, to focus on development and manufacturing of algae-based plastics. Cereplast announced plans...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cereplast-creates-algae-bioplastics-subsidiary-Algaeplast_49971.html
February 13, 2013
Genomatica (San Diego) says it has produced 5 million lbs (2,000 m.t.) of renewable 1,4-butanediol (BDO) in five weeks, validating the commercial viability of its BDO production...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Genomatica-announces-biobased-BDO-milestone-UPDATED_49757.html
February 11, 2013
American Vanguard (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) says it has received EPA registration for its naturally occurring SmartBlock potato sprout inhibitor and will begin marketing immediately...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Amvac-biopesticide-granted-EPA-registration_49743.html
February 7, 2013
Sabic plans to launch four new technology and innovation facilities in 2013, two in Saudi Arabia and one each in India and China, bringing the total number of its research facilities...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Sabic-to-boost-innovation-with-four-technology-centers-costing-$500-million_49358.html
February 6, 2013
Brazil biofuels firm ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) says it has changed its name to Odebrecht Agroindustrial, part of its parent company's corporate strategy to better align it...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ETH-Bioenergia-becomes-Odebrecht-Agroindustrial_49603.html
January 31, 2013
Regulation and sustainability issues are topping agendas at international trade associations for makers of cleaning chemicals, association executives said yesterday at a panel at ACI's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ACI-2013-Regulation-sustainability-top-global-trade-group-agenda_49461.html
January 22, 2013
Blumenthal Holdings (Charlotte, NC) says it has acquired a majority stake in Terresolve Technologies (Mentor, OH), a leading manufacturer of biobased hydraulic and functional fluids...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Blumenthal-Holdings-acquires-majority-stake-in-Terresolve-Technologies_49193.html
January 22, 2013
ACC's January 2013 chemical activity barometer (CAB) posted a 0.4% gain over December 2012 on a 3-month moving average (3MMA) basis. This is the sixth consecutive month-to-month...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/statistics/January-CAB-up-for-sixth-consecutive-month-grows-3-percent-year-on-year_49192.html
January 22, 2013
Limited Brands (Columbus, OH), owner of underwear labels Victoria's Secret and La Senza, says it has committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Limited-Brands-joins-Greenpeaces-Detox-campaign_49183.html
January 17, 2013
Renewable oils firm Solazyme and agribusiness giant Bunge say their tailored oils joint venture has received approval from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) for R245,699,000 ($120...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Solazyme-and-Bunge-renewable-oils-jv-secures-$120-million-in-financing_49042.html
January 11, 2013
Biomaterials and sustainable fuel company Edeniq (Visalia, CA) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Pacific Ethanol to install Edeniq technology at Pacific...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Edeniq-signs-ethanol-deal-with-Pacific-Ethanol_48936.html
January 11, 2013
EQM Technologies & Energy, Inc. says it has completed the sale of its biodiesel production facility based in Cleburne, TX and related assets to Delek Renewables, a wholly owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EQM-sells-biodiesel-plant_48938.html
January 11, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Novozymes and MBI, a Lansing, MI-based bioprocessing technology non-profit, up to $2.5 million to develop new enzyme-based technologies to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Novozymes-MBI-granted-DOE-grant_48937.html
January 11, 2013
Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), a cellulosic sugar start-up backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Menlo Park, CA) and BASF, says it has commissioned a plant-to-sugar...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Renmatix-commissions-King-of-Prussia-cellulosic-sugar-facility_48935.html
January 10, 2013
Canada Lithium Corp. (Toronto) says it has signed a three-year distribution agreement with Marubeni Corporation, one of Japan's largest commodities trading companies. Under the terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Canada-Lithium-signs-off-take-agreement-with-Marubeni_48869.html
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