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Chemical Industry's Weekly Innovation Round-up, Feb. 9

4:32 AM MST | February 9, 2011 | By ALEX SCOTT

This week’s innovation stories are a mixed bag with high-level policy discussions on innovation in Europe emerging as a key issue for the European chemical industry. The U.K.’s efforts to seed fund 10 biotech projects are a signal of how important innovation is for the current U.K. government. However the amount of cash pledged by the U.K. government to these projects is relatively modest.
 
Upcoming news this week will include Informex’s announcement of the winners of its sustainable technology prize.
 
Keyuan Petrochemicals (Ningbo, China) has signed an agreement with Ningbo Institute of Technology, an affiliate of Zhejiang University, to jointly develop technology and commercial applications for K-resin, a styrene butadiene...
 
The U.K. government, via its Technology Strategy Board (TSB), has agreed to fund feasibility studies for 10 industrial biotechnology projects that aim to convert biomaterials into high value chemicals and polymers.
 
 
Gelest (Morrisville, PA) has signed a licensing agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I; Champaign, IL) to produce and market organosilicon compounds for use in cross-coupling reactions,
 
Patents are filed to preserve intellectual property for the duration of the patent life. This is the fundamental right of every inventor as they protect their invention from competitors and gives them competitive advantage. However…
 
Beyond Chemicalweek…
The University of Oxford:A new method of splitting layered materials, similar to graphite, into sheets of material just one atom thick could lead to revolutionary new electronic and energy storage technologies….













 
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