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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
May 9, 2012
Cefic released its first-ever sustainability report at a special event held at the EU parliament in Brussels today. The main theme of the report is how the chemicals industry will help...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Cefic-Releases-Its-First-Ever-Sustainability-Report_43310.html
May 4, 2012
Korea has approved the previously announced cap-and-trade system for cutting carbon emissions, and it will be established by 2015, say press reports. Korea will be on the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Korea-Approves-Carbon-Trading-System_43223.html
May 2, 2012
by Henry DeLima, owner of DeLima Associates (McLean, VA) Consumer Product Information Database (CPID) was first introduced at the Helsinki Chemicals Forum congress in 2009. This proved...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Pilot-Consumer-Product-Database-to-Launch-at-Helsinki-Chemicals-Forum_43177.html
May 1, 2012
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK; London) says it has formalized a collaboration with the University of Nottingham (Nottingham, U.K.), to establish a new laboratory to accommodate a centre of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/GSK-and-University-of-Nottingham-to-Establish-Laboratory-for-Sustainable-Chemistry_43140.html
April 30, 2012
The European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) have published an updated register of the releases and transfers of pollutants from industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/EU-Updates-Pollution-Release-and-Transfer-Register_43104.html
April 26, 2012
Novozymes has joined the Maabjerg Energy Concept, a consortium which plans to build a biorefinery for generating biogas, advanced bioethanol, electricity and heat in western Denmark...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Novozymes-Partners-Danish-Biorefinery-Project_43003.html
April 25, 2012
The U.K. government plans to invest £60 million ($97 million) to support the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies in emerging markets. The move follows a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/U-K-Allocates-$97-Million-to-CCS-in-Emerging-Markets_42959.html
April 24, 2012
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Kost USA (Cincinnati), a manufacturer of heat transfer fluids, have jointly developed a new line of heat transfer fluids derived from renewable raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ADM-and-Kost-USA-Introduce-Bio-heat-Transfer-Fluids_42926.html
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