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European Commission authorizes GMOs for food/feed use

The European Commission has today adopted a number of authorizations for the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for food/feed applications. The authorizations include ten that are new, 7 renewals of existing authorizations, and two authorization for...

India extends dumping duties on acetone from Japan, Thailand by one year

India has extended antidumping duties on acetone imports from Japan and Thailand by one year, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. The tariffs will remain in force until 8 April 2016, it says. The tariffs had been slated to expire on 8 April 2015, after...

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Israel orders plant closures in Haifa over cancer scare

Israel’s largest refining and petrochemicals group, Oil Refineries Ltd. (ORL; Haifa), a part of Israel Corp., on Sunday was ordered by the mayor of Haifa to close five plants in the Haifa Bay area. This order follows a report showing high cancer rates...


ECHA opens public consultation on nicotine

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a public consultation on a proposal to revise the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) of nicotine. Pure nicotine is classified as acute toxicity 3* (toxic if swallowed, the minimum...


Biome Bioplastics looks to make bioplastics from lignin waste

Biome Bioplastics (Southampton, UK) has announced plans for a three-year R&D program worth £3 million ($4.5 million). The program is supported by a number of organizations, including Innovate UK (the United Kingdom’s innovation agency...


Petrobras and Novozymes Sign Biofuel Partnership

The agreement covers the development of enzymes and production processes....


3M to Expand Solar Film Production

The films, named 3M Ultra Barrier Solar Film, lower module manufacturing costs by replacing glass in rigid PV modules....

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