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June 18, 2012
Dow Corning has opened its Solar Energy Exploration and Development (SEED) research center at Seneffe, Belgium to develop and research materials and technologies that will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Dow-Corning-Begins-Renewable-Energy-Research-at-Development-Center_44261.html
June 18, 2012
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) says it has given Brian Sansoni, current v.p. of communications and membership, the additional title of v.p./sustainability initiatives...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ACI-Makes-Sustainability-Appointments_44259.html
June 12, 2012
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it was awarded an $8 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) to develop tools that can expand the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Amyris-Granted-$8-Million-in-Darpa-Funds_44109.html
June 12, 2012
LS9 (San Francisco) says it will open its biodiesel demonstration facility in Okeechobee, FL on June 9. The retrofit facility to develop biodiesel and renewable chemical products was...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/LS9-Opens-Biodiesel-Demonstration-Facility-in-Florida_43439.html
June 12, 2012
LyondellBasell was awarded a $4.5-million grant to develop catalyst-assisted technology to improve the energy efficiency of ethylene production from ethane while emitting less...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/LyondellBasell-Awarded-DOE-Grant-for-Energy-Efficient-Ethylene-Production-Technology_44107.html
June 12, 2012
Croda has begun construction of a landfill-to-gas energy project at its New Castle, DE manufacturing plant. The $6-million project broke ground on June 7 and will use landfill gas from...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Croda-Breaks-Ground-on-Delaware-Landfill-to-Gas-Project_44046.html
June 11, 2012
The International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE) has released its seventh sustainability report. The report indicates that the industry has reduced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/AISE-Says-Detergent-Makers-Have-Cut-Energy-Use-by-22-percent_44057.html
June 8, 2012
This Week on CW:   At ACC’s 2012 annual meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, industry leaders expressed growing concern about declining energy and chemical prices and inventory...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-8_44068.html
June 1, 2012
This Week on CW:   ExxonMobil Chemical has filed permits to build a 1.5 million m.t./year ethane cracker and two 650,000 m.t./year polyethylene plants in Texas.   H.B. Fuller...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-1_43930.html
May 30, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has signed an agreement with Plantic Technologies (Altona, Australia) for the use of green plastic in packaging in the ‘eco Plastic’...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Braskem-and-Australian-Firm-Form-Partnership-to-Develop-High-Barrier-Packaging-Using-Green-Plastic_43572.html
May 29, 2012
NatureWorks’ “Ingeo” biopolymer product, which is made from plants, has become Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/NatureWorks-Ingeo-Biopolymer-Becomes-Cradle-to-Cradle-Certified_43742.html
May 22, 2012
DSM says it will invest approximately €100 million ($127.5 million) in three new R&D facilities at Delft and Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands, over the next two...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-to-Invest-&euro100-Million-in-Three-New-R-and-D-Facilities-in-the-Netherlands_43656.html
May 18, 2012
This Week on CW:   At APIC 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, speakers and attendees discussed the positive outlook for Asia’s petrochemicals sector, calling it a bright spot in an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-18_43621.html
May 18, 2012
Consumer preferences for natural and milder products are driving suppliers of personal care chemicals to create formulations using renewable resources and chemistries, say attendees...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Suppliers-Day-2012-Consumer-Preferences-Drive-Natural-Product-Growth_43558.html
May 17, 2012
Croda has released a new sun care formulation based on new FDA regulations. The formulation is based on a titanium dioxide (TiO2) dispersion and is designed to meet FDA’s 370...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Croda-Releases-FDA-Compliant-Sun-Care-Product_43559.html
May 17, 2012
Sabic says that its previously announced project to upgrade the Olefins 4 plant at the company's petrochemical production complex at Geleen, the Netherlands will cost €135...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Sabic-to-Invest-&euro135-Million-for-Olefins-Upgrade-in-the-Netherlands_43541.html
May 14, 2012
Shell has dropped plans with Iogen for the construction of a commercial-scale biofuel plant at Manitoba, Canada. The scrap of the planned larger-scale cellulosic ethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Shell-Drops-Plans-with-Iogen-for-Biofuel-Plant_43410.html
May 14, 2012
Virdia (Redwood City, CA) opened its demonstration facility at its new technology center at Danville, VA on April 25. The facility exhibits the company’s CASE (Cold Acid Solvent...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Virdia-Opens-Demonstration-Facility-at-Technology-Center-in-Virginia_43411.html
May 10, 2012
BASF says its BASF Venture Capital subsidiary has invested $5 million in the China Environment Fund (CEF) IV. CEF, a fund focused on clean technology and managed by Tsing Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-Invests-$5-Million-in-China-Environment-Fund_43335.html
May 9, 2012
Dow Chemical says it has signed a contingent commercial offtake agreement with Solazyme (San Francisco), an  algae-based oils firm, for Solazymes to supply  oils for biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Dow-and-Solazyme-Sign-Commercial-Offtake-Agreement_43178.html
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