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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, Sept. 21

3:35 PM MDT | September 21, 2012 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
 
Syngenta is bidding to acquire rice biotech firm Devgen for $523 million million, and also acquiring Pasteuria Bioscience for $86 million.
 
Arkema is splitting into three new business units and aiming for €10 billion in sales by 2020.
 
BASF is buying Becker Underwood, a biological seed treatment company, from private equity firm Norwest Equity Partners, for $1 billion.
 
Bayer CropScience is planning to invest $9 billion in R&D and new production capabilities through 2016.
 
Around the Web:
 
The New York Times Magazine takes a look at how Silent Spring gave rise to the modern environmental movement fifty years after its’ publication.
 
A U.S. House lawmaker wants to push a national energy strategy based on natural gas after the election, in Reuters.













 
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