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November 11, 2013
Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France), IFP Energies Nouvelles (Ifpen; Rueil-Malmaison), and Michelin have launched BioButterfly, a plant chemistry research partnership that aims to develop...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Axens-partners-with-Michelin-IFP-in-French-research-initiative-for-biobased-butadiene_56616.html
October 29, 2013
Energy and Power Subcommittee chairman Ed Whitfield (R., KY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D., WV) today unveiled draft legislation designed to rein in EPA efforts to restrict greenhouse...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Bipartisan-bill-seeks-to-block-EPA-limits-on-power-plant-GHG-emissions_56287.html
October 24, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA), and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (São Paolo)—the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America—announced the signing of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Amyris-signs-agreement-to-supply-Brazilian-low-cost-airline-with-renewable-jet-fuel_56142.html
October 22, 2013
Elevance Renewable Sciences announced today that it has authorized the next significant stage of its second world-scale biorefinery at Natchez, MS following "robust customer...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Elevance-plans-second-biorefinery-for-2016_56099.html
October 22, 2013
ACC says that its monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) increased 0.3% in October on a three-month moving average basis and remains up 3.1% year-on-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/ACC-CAB-up-in-October-signaling-strong-fourth-quarter_56087.html
October 21, 2013
Clariant announced today that it has supplied its proprietary carbon dioxide (CO2)–Substitute Natural Gas (SNG) catalyst for the methanation unit of Audi’s new power-to-gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Clariant-supplies-catalyst-for-CO2-methanation-plant_56080.html
October 17, 2013
Corbion Purac (formerly Purac; Gorinchem, Netherlands) announced during K 2013 that it will supply Supla's (Tainan City, Taiwan) with 10,000 m.t./year of polylactic acid (PLA) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/K-2013-Corbion-Purac-supplies-Supla-with-PLA-showcases-high-heat-resistance-applications-in-electronics_56010.html
October 16, 2013
Celanese commissioned a study that analyzes opportunities for the plastics industry to play a role in improving the infrastructure of fast-growing regions. The study concludes that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/K-2013-Celanese-study-investigates-role-of-plastics-in-improving-infrastructure-in-developing-regions_55982.html
October 16, 2013
UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL; Northbrook, IL), has validated the benefits of Milliken's (Spartanburg, SC) new-generation Millad-branded...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/K-2013-Milliken-PP-clarifier-qualifies-for-environmental-claim-validation-label_55977.html
October 16, 2013
DSM has joined the Lightweight Integrated Process Application (LIPA) Team, established to develop an industrial process for the manufacture of endless-fiber-reinforced advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/K-2013-DSM-joins-team-developing-process-for-advanced-thermoplastic-composite-parts_55978.html
October 16, 2013
BASF says it has developed an innovative, mass-balanced process for using renewable feedstocks in integrated production. The process has been developed in collaboration with TÜV...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-develops-certified-process-for-flexible-use-of-renewable-feedstocks-in-integrated-production_55964.html
October 10, 2013
Skyonic (Austin, TX) has broken ground at its Capitol SkyMine plant in San Antonio, TX, the company announced. The plant is expected to capture 300,000 m.t./year of CO2 though the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Skyonic-Corp-breaks-ground-at-its-Capitol-SkyMine-plant-in-Texas_55812.html
October 8, 2013
DSM announced today that it has tested and approved the use of Genomatica’s (San Diego) biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) for use in DSM’s Arnitel thermoplastic copolyester...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-validates-Genomaticas-biobased-BDO-for-thermoplastic-copolyester-production_55767.html
October 8, 2013
Cereplast says it has received a $1.4-million purchase order for its biopropylene-101 from Dugar Eximark (Hyderabad, India), a company specializing in green products, building...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/Cereplast-sells-$1-4-million-of-biopolypropylene-to-Indian-customer_55753.html
October 8, 2013
The Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES; Singapore) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (Kitech; Ch'┼Ćnan, South...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Singaporean-and-Korean-institutes-to-collaborate-on-sustainable-chemicals-research_55739.html
October 8, 2013
Researchers at the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC) at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) have received a four-year $4.4 million federal grant as part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/US-researchers-receive-$4-4-million-grant-to-design-safer-chemical-manufacturing-processes_55734.html
October 2, 2013
Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA) has produced, and shipped to a prospective partner, samples of what it believes to be the first 100% biobased nylon-6,6. The product is made from Rennovia's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Rennovia-ships-100-percent-biobased-nylon-66_55589.html
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
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