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July 11, 2012
KBR says it has been awarded a contract by DuPont for engineering and procurement services for DuPont’s previously announced cellulosic ethanol plant at Nevada, IA. KBR will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/KBR-Awarded-Contract-for-DuPonts-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Plant_44710.html
July 11, 2012
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has raised $104 million in a Series E financing round. Elevance produces high performance ingredients for use in personal care...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/Elevance-Raises-$104-Million_44811.html
July 11, 2012
Sojitz Planet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sojitz Corp., says it has acquired the sales rights to green polyethylene (PE) bioplastic made from sugarcane by Braskem. Sojitz Planet...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/Sojitz-Acquires-Asian-Sales-Rights-to-Braskems-Green-Polyethylene_44785.html
July 9, 2012
Codexis (Redwood City) says a pilot-scale demonstration of the company’s carbon capture technology shows that enzymes are a promising technology to facilitate carbon dioxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Codexis-Demonstrates-Enzyme-Based-Carbon-Capture-Technology_44783.html
July 9, 2012
Soitec (Paris) and Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Silian; Chongqing, China) have partnered to jointly develop gallium nitride (GaN) template...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Soitec-Silian-Sign-LED-Collaboration_44781.html
July 9, 2012
Saudi Aramco has announced the launch of Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia), a wholly-owned subsidiary that will invest in technologies of strategic importance...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Saudi-Aramco-Launches-Technology-Investment-Subsidiary_44755.html
July 3, 2012
Bayer CropScience says it has agreed to acquire biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) for  €340 million ($425 million), plus milestone payments. Bayer, which has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Bayer-CropScience-to-Buy-AgraQuest-for-$425-Million_44638.html
June 29, 2012
The federal appeals court ruling upholding four EPA rules on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has opened the door wide for what industry and environmental groups have said would be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/Appeals-Court-Ruling-Sets-the-Stage-for-Sweeping-New-GHG-Requirements_44549.html
June 28, 2012
Oleon (Ertvelde, Belgium) today held an inauguration ceremony for a new bio propylene glycol production plant at Ertvelde. The €8.2 million ($10.2 million) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Oleon-Inaugurates-Worlds-First-Bio-Propylene-Glycol-Plant-in-Belgium_44536.html
June 27, 2012
Buckman (Memphis, TN) has been presented with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award from the EPA for its “maximyze” enzymes. The enzymes, comprised of natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Buckman-Wins-Presidential-Green-Chemistry-Award-for-Paper-Production-Enzymes_44511.html
June 26, 2012
Concern over changes to the a green building rating system has caused the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC; Washington) to delay the fourth version of the standards until June 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/Revised-Green-Building-Standards-Delayed-as-Stakeholders-Push-for-Revisions_44483.html
June 26, 2012
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) says it has added Big River Resources to its group of “early adopter” ethanol companies interested in retrofitting their plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Butamax-Adds-Four-Ethanol-Facilities-to-Isobutanol-Retrofit-Efforts_44474.html
June 26, 2012
Solazyme (San Francisco) and Bunge say they have broken ground on a previously announced 100,000 m.t./year renewable oil production facility adjacent to Bunge’s Moema sugarcane...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Bunge-Solazyme-Break-Ground-on-Renewable-Oil-Facility_44480.html
June 25, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO), has signed a collaboration agreement with representatives from the Malaysian government’s East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Gevo-to-Locate-Asian-Biobased-Isobutanol-Plant-at-Kertih-Malaysia_44319.html
June 22, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cabot has agreed to buy Norit, a Dutch activated carbon maker, for $1.1 billion. Norit, which is owned by private equity firms Doughty Hanson and Euroland...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-22_44441.html
June 20, 2012
A Delaware court has denied Butamax Advanced Biofuels' (Wilmington, DE) motion for a preliminary injunction restricting Gevo's (Englewood, CO) commercial activity, the latest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Gevo-Wins-Denial-of-Preliminary-Injunction-in-Isobutanol-Battle-Butamax-Plans-Appeal_44327.html
June 20, 2012
Huntsman has commercialized a new “cool” pigment that will increase the solar reflectivity of any color in the spectrum, the company says. The pigment, called Altiris, is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Huntsman-Rolls-out-Cool-Pigment-for-Any-Color_44307.html
June 19, 2012
Sabic has signed an agreement with VU University Amsterdam to collaborate on the development of technology for lightweight solar thermal panels. The efficient and cost-cutting...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Sabic-and-Dutch-University-Collaborate-on-Lightweight-Solar-Panels_44283.html
June 19, 2012
FlyAshDirect, a Cincinnati coal combustion production management company, says a joint development partnership with BASF has yielded a chemical solution that can fix activated carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-Collaboration-Yields-Fly-Ash-Treatment-for-Concrete-Applications_44293.html
June 19, 2012
Biomaterials and sustainable fuel company EdeniQ (Visalia, CA) says it has secured a $3.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC), supporting the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EdeniQ-Secures-State-Funds-for-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Efforts_44292.html
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