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October 1, 2013
BASF is spending $25 million to expand its R&D site at Beachwood, OH, to include cathode materials research and chemical and process engineering. The expansions will increase the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-spending-$25-million-to-expand-research-facility_55536.html
September 30, 2013
Partners in the H2 Mobility initiative in Germany—including Air Liquide, Daimler (Stuttgart, Germany), Linde, OMV (Vienna), Shell, and Total—have announced an expansion in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/Hydrogen-refueling-initiative-expanded-in-Germany_55503.html
September 26, 2013
Mounting consumer pressure and legislation is accelerating demand growth for biobased polymers, although variations in product cost and properties remain an impediment, says a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Commercialization-of-certain-biobased-polymers-hampered-by-cost_55463.html
September 24, 2013
EPA (Washington) has issued a draft report on the flame-retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) identifying possible alternative materials for use in polystyrene building insulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EPA-issues-report-on-flame-retardant-alternatives_55407.html
September 24, 2013
ACC’s September chemical activity barometer (CAB) is at the highest level since June 2008—forecasting an upside to the US economy and economic expansion into...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/ACC-reports-highest-gain-in-monthly-CAB-since-2008_55394.html
September 24, 2013
Emery Oleochemicals (Selangor, Malaysia) has established a new business unit, eco-friendly polyols, in recognition of the opportunities in the global polyol industry, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Emery-Oleochemicals-establishes-eco-friendly-polyols-business-unit_55391.html
September 19, 2013
"There is intolerable energy pressure on the chlorine industry now," said Alistair Steel, executive director at industry association Euro Chlor, in comments to Euro Chlor's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Euro-Chlor-annual-meeting-Intolerable-energy-pressure-on-the-chlorine-industry_55253.html
September 19, 2013
Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA; Ottawa) has determined that current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seeds...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Canada-plans-protective-measures-consultation-covering-neonicotinoid-use-on-corn-soybeans_55259.html
September 13, 2013
Walmart yesterday announced a plan to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals in cleaning, personal-care, and cosmetic products sold at the store, although the company did not disclose the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Walmart-to-phase-out-10-chemicals-in-consumer-products_55153.html
September 12, 2013
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO; Delft), an independent research organization; and Algae for Food and Fuel, a cultivator, will build a mobile algae...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Dutch-partners-to-build-mobile-algae-biorefinery_55120.html
September 10, 2013
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBII; Davis, CA), a producer of bio-based pesticides, announced today it is moving its headquarters to a larger location at Davis. The relocation includes a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/Marrone-Bio-moves-to-larger-headquarters_55077.html
September 5, 2013
The World Bank (Washington) is identifying ways to do more to reduce the emission of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP)—such as methane and tropospheric ozone, black carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/World-Bank-proposes-further-integration-of-SLCP-reduction-into-its-projects_54938.html
September 3, 2013
Momentive Specialty Chemicals has signed a collaboration agreement with Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at Western University (London, ON), Momentive announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Momentive-and-Canadian-university-agree-to-develop-lightweight-composites_54878.html
September 3, 2013
Rodenburg Biopolymers (Oosterhout, Netherlands), a producer of starch-based plastics, has received an unspecified cash injection from Brabant Development (BOM; Tilburg, Netherlands)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Dutch-biopolymers-firm-receives-new-financing-to-increase-production_54876.html
August 30, 2013
SC Johnson (Racine, WI), the US Agency for International Development (Usaid; Washington), and The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture (College Station, TX) have extended...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/SC-Johnson-and-partners-extend-pyrethrum-project-for-insecticides-in-Rwanda_54846.html
August 30, 2013
Researchers at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM; Mexico City) are designing and building a pilot biodiesel plant that will consume used cooking oil (UCO)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Mexican-researchers-to-build-countrys-first-pilot-biodiesel-plant-based-on-cooking-oil_54841.html
August 30, 2013
The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Golden, CO) says it has patented a catalyst that reforms tar into synthetic gas (syngas), which can accelerate the process of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/NREL-patents-catalyst-that-reforms-tar-into-syngas_54838.html
August 28, 2013
BASF says it has sponsored a junior professorship at University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern; Kaiserslautern, Germany) to investigate tools for the development of new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-supports-process-development-professorship-at-German-university_54794.html
August 28, 2013
The chemical industry foundation (FCI; Frankfurt) has approved an additional grant of €1.1 million ($1.5 million), the chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Germanys-FCI-provides-additional-$1-5-million-for-chemical-education_54790.html
August 27, 2013
ACC today released its monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB), indicating a 0.1% increase over July on a three-month moving average basis, marking the fourth consecutive monthly...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/ACCs-CAB-indicates-strengthening-US-economy_54767.html
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