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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
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
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