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August 14, 2012
Invista says it has signed a joint development agreement with Chicago-based LanzaTech for the production of butadiene using LanzaTech’s gas fermentation technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Invista-and-LanzaTech-to-Produce-Butadiene-from-Waste-Carbon-Monoxide_45566.html
August 14, 2012
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) says it has filed an additional patent infringement lawsuit against biobased isobutanol rival Gevo (Englewood, CO), alleging Gevo unlawfully...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Butamax-Files-Additional-Infringement-Claims-Against-Gevo_45607.html
August 1, 2012
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has signed an agreement with Solvay’s Rhodia business to build a demonstration-scale production facility for biobased n-butanol in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Rhodia-and-Cobalt-Plan-Biobased-Butanol-Plant_45325.html
July 23, 2012
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) says the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued an order granting Butamax’s request for reexamination of the Gevo...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Butamax-Wins-USPTO-Review-of-Gevo-Patent-Gevo-Calls-Butamax-Statements-Inflammatory_45129.html
July 23, 2012
Axens, public-sector research entity IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN; Rueil-Malmaison, France), and pyrolysis fuel technology company Dynamotive (Vancouver) say they will jointly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Axens-Joins-Pyrolysis-Oils-Collaboration_45113.html
July 20, 2012
Clariant's Strabing, Germany pilot plant. Clariant says it has inaugurated Germany's largest cellulosic ethanol pilot plant at Straubing, Bavaria. The €28 million ($34 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Clariant-Starts-up-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Pilot-Plant_45097.html
July 19, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO) and Beta Renewables (Rivalta Scrivia, Italy) have signed a joint development agreement for an integrated process for the production of biobased isobutanol from...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Gevo-and-Beta-Renewables-Sign-JDA-to-Advance-Cellulosic-Isobutanol_44799.html
July 12, 2012
Showa Denko says it has started producing the biodegradable polyester resin Bionolle on a commercial scale using bioderived succinic acid at the company’s site at Tatsuno, Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Showa-Denko-Starts-Production-of-Biobased-Biodegradable-Plastic_44843.html
July 11, 2012
Rockwood Holdings says it has completed a previously announced expansion of its Kings Mountain, NC lithium facility, part of a $75-million investment to serve growing demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Rockwood-Completes-Lithium-Expansion-at-Kings-Mountain_44823.html
July 11, 2012
DuPont says the Global Food Security Index was launched yesterday by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU; London),which is part of the Economist Group. The index is exclusively...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/water/Global-Food-Security-Index-Launched_44815.html
July 11, 2012
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld on June 26 four EPA greenhouse gas (GHG) rules, including its finding under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that GHGs endanger...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Appeals-Court-Upholds-Four-Key-EPA-Rules-Limiting-GHGs_44691.html
July 11, 2012
Edeniq (Visalia, CA) says it has started operations at a corn-to-cellulosic migration (CCM) pilot biorefinery at its headquarters at Visalia, CA. The plant has the capacity to convert...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/Edeniq-Starts-Ethanol_44725.html
July 11, 2012
ACC is expected to approve one of the most ambitious overhauls of its signature performance program, Responsible Care, later this year (p. 21). Changes under consideration include an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/Responsible-Care_44715.html
July 11, 2012
Bayer CropScience says it has agreed to acquire biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) for €340 million ($425 million), plus milestone payments. Bayer says the deal will enable...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/Bayer-to-Buy-Biopesticides-Maker-AgraQuest-for-$425-Million_44689.html
July 11, 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/sustainability/Gevo-to-Locate-Asian-Biobased-Isobutanol-Unit-in-Malaysia_44678.html
July 11, 2012
The Chinese government has released a new plan to improve food safety regulations. China currently has more than 2,000 national regulations on food and more than 2,900 industry-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/China-Announces-Plan-to-Improve-Food-Safety_44635.html
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
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