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January 14, 2011
DSM BioSolutions, DSM’s microbial fermentation contract manufacturing business, has disclosed that it has secured a contract with BiAqua (Badhoevedorp, the Netherlands) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/DSM-Secures-Contract-to-Develop-Water-Decontaminating-Microbes-update_32093.html
December 16, 2010
Fine chemicals firm Novasep (Pompey, France), and Daniso (Copenhagen), say they have jointly developed a “cost-effective, environmentally friendly process” to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Novasep-and-Danisco-Develop-Process-for-Betaine-from-Bioethanol_31615.html
December 10, 2010
Bayer Material Science (BMS) earlier today said it plans to begin commercial sale of polyols derived from CO2 within the next five years. Speaking in Leverkusen at Bayer’s annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Bayer-Moves-Closer-to-Commercializing-Polyols-from-CO2-with-video_31399.html
November 26, 2010
Roquette (Lestrem, France), the world’s fourth largest producer of starch, says it plans to start producing commercial volumes of a range of bioplasticisers and biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Roquette-Develops-Low-Toxicity-Bio-Alternatives-to-Phthalates-Bisphenol-A_31207.html
November 1, 2010
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech; Atlanta), say they have developed a novel organic solvent system that significantly enhances the recyclability of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Georgia-Tech-Develops-System-for-Recycling-Precious-Metal-Catalysts_30641.html
September 1, 2010
LanzaTech’s microbial gas fermentation process may enable chemicals production to be decoupled from petroleum and  food resources because its process uses nonfood, low value gas feed stocks....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/New-Zealand-Start-Up-Produces-Butanediol-from-Waste-Gas_28978.html
August 4, 2010
DuPont has introduced a new range of nanofiber-based, polymeric separators for high-performance lithium ion batteries. The separators, marketed under the name Energain, generate more...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Lithium-Ion-Batteries-DuPont-Introduces-Power-boosting-Separators-Builds-U-S-Production-Facility_28537.html
July 21, 2010
The Tecnalia Construction Unit (TCU: Madrid), says it has developed a process for manufacturing cement that, when compared with standard cement, cuts CO2 emissions to the atmosphere by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Nanotech-Concrete-Paves-Way-for-Greener-Future_28195.html
June 30, 2010
DSM says it is starting to market a highly efficient process for generating biofuels from cellulosic materials including wood chips and agricultural residues. The technology features a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/DSM-Introduces-2nd-Generation-Biofuels-Technology_27750.html
June 21, 2010
Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., and Codexis (Redwood City, CA), an enzymes firm, have been honored with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. EPA for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Merck-and-Codexis-Honored-with-Presidential-Green-Chemistry-Award_27522.html
May 25, 2010
The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) says it has successfully created a synthetic bacterial cell using laboratory chemicals and knowledge relating to the manipulation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Craig-Venter-Institute-Creates-First-Synthetic-Cell-Paves-Way-to-New-Wave-of-Biomaterials_27000.html
April 26, 2010
Michael Boot, a post-graduate researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), has developed a new formulation for diesel, named Cyclox, using industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Soot-free-Diesel-from-Industrial-Waste_26285.html
February 23, 2010
The company expects to complete the pilot-scale work later this year, and has retained Merrick & Company (San Diego) to design its demonstration and commercial manufacturing plants, due online in 2011 and 2013 respectively....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Start-up-Advances-Biobased-Acrylic-Acid-Production-Process_24861.html
February 3, 2010
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO), a bioprocessing firm, says it has successfully tested a fermentation process for manufacturing acetic acid from renewable biomass to a scale of 5,000 liters, up...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/ZeaChem-Scales-up-Biomass-to-acetic-Acid-Process_24559.html
January 6, 2010
Researchers at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunication (Varennes, PQ) say they are developing fuel cell...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Canadian-Researchers-Develop-Iron-Cataysts-for-Fuel-Cells_23914.html
December 7, 2009
The company is planning on launching a glucaric acid-based solution for the soap and detergent industry in mid-2010....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Rivertop-Renewables-Makes-Green-Chemicals-Economical_23301.html
November 6, 2009
The company says it is engineering energy crops to produce plastic, which could be harvested as a co-product in the ethanol production process....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Metabolix-Engineers-Energy-Crops-to-Produce-Plastics_22619.html
August 27, 2009
BASF says it is collaborating with Delta Electronics (Fremont, CA) to develop a refrigeration system which has the potential to cut energy consumption by up to 50% compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/BASF-Codevelops-Low-Energy-Refrigeration-Technology_21051.html
July 7, 2009
The proprietary plastics are a composite of cellulosic material derived from cotton, combined with nylon 11 derived from castor beans....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Firm-Planning-Launch-of-Biobased-Solar-Cell-Materials_19851.html
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