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May 8, 2009
Publicly traded biotech firm OriginOil (Los Angeles, CA) says it is commercializing a “breakthrough” technology for generating algae from biofuel. The process uses...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/U-S-Firm-Begins-Commercializing-Process-for-Algae-to-Oil_18773.html
April 22, 2009
Linde says it will start building a demonstration plant from the middle of this year at Leuna, Germany that will produce hydrogen from glycerine. The plant is due to come on stream in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Linde-to-Pilot-Process-for-Making-Hydrogen-from-Glycerine_18389.html
April 2, 2009
The new class of catalysts may lead to new synthesis strategies and the possible replacement of petrochemical feedstocks by abundant small alkanes, Argonne says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Argonne-National-Lab-Develops-Greener-Catalyst-for-Propylene-Production_17982.html
February 25, 2009
Genomatica (San Diego, CA), a biotech start up, says it has developed the first bio-process for manufacturing the solvent methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) from renewable raw materials. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Genomatica-Develops-Bio-process-for-MEK-that-Runs-on-Idled-Ethanol-Plants_17224.html
February 10, 2009
Report by Sandia National Laboratories and General Motors finds seventy-five billion gallons of ethanol could be produced from cellulosic feedstocks, assuming rate of availability and conversion yield of biomass improve....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Ninety-Billion-Gallons-of-Ethanol-Achievable-by-2030_17008.html
January 16, 2009
Privately owned start up Catalyx Nanotech (Anaheim, CA), a producer of nanomaterials from renewable resources, says it plans to commercialize a technology to generate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Nanomaterials-and-Hydrogen-from-Landfill-Gas_16524.html
December 2, 2008
The company’s approach is based on a low-energy biocatalytic hydrolysis process in which water molecules are split...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Carbon-Sciences-Turns-Waste-CO2-Into-Valuable-Hydrocarbons-_15653.html
November 3, 2008
InEnTec and Lakside Energy say they have formed a partnership to construct commercial-scale Plasma Enhanced Melter (PEM) gasification facilities that convert waste and chemical residuals into...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/InEnTec-Lakeside-Energy-Ink-$150-Million-Deal-to-Support-Waste-Conversion_15041.html
October 15, 2008
Accelergy says it has launched an integrated coal-to-liquids fuels program aimed at producing cleaner fuels and chemical products...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Accelergy-Launches-Coals-to-Liquids-Fuels-Program_14747.html
September 24, 2008
Chemists at Newcastle University (Newcastle, U.K.) say they are progressing “extremely well” and may now be about four years from commercializing an energy-efficient...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Chemical-Alternative-to-Carbon-Capture-and-Storage-Emerges-from-U-K-Lab_14399.html
August 1, 2008
  Ineos in the past few weeks unveiled plans to produce bioethanol, which could be used to fuel vehicles, from biodegradable household waste.    The technology is based...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Ineos-Develops-Waste-to-Ethanol-Process-green-innovation-edition_13178.html
July 7, 2008
A group of scientists at Texas A&M (College Station, TX) have developed an economically viable process to produce cellulase—the enzyme used to breakdown biomass for biofuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Producing-Biomass-Enzymes-in-Crops_12861.html
June 3, 2008
Fine chemicals firm Novasep (Pompey, France) says it has developed a novel low cost process for the low risk, industrial-scale production of the highly reactive materials diborane and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Industrial-Process-for-Diborane-and-Diazomethane_12291.html
May 6, 2008
Research chemist Aleksey Vasilev from the University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, and colleagues, including chemists from the University of Alcalá, Madrid, have developed an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Cleaner-Process-for-the-Synthesis-of-Styryl-Dyes_11712.html
March 25, 2008
  Lanxess’s fine and specialty chemicals business unit Saltigo says it has recently introduced an undisclosed number of high-efficiency catalyst-based reaction technologies...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/innovation/Lanxess-Develops-High-Efficiency-Process-Technology-for-Agchems_11010.html
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