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Dow's Enlist trait gains USDA approval

Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Dow Chemical’s agricultural chemicals segment's Enlist corn and soybean traits in the United States after "one of the most thorough reviews of a biotech trait in history," Dow says. The Enlist...

Bayer CropScience forecasts significant growth in agchems markets, confirms capex plans

Bayer CropScience (BCS), the world’s second largest agricultural chemicals producer, at its annual press briefing in Monheim, Germany today said that it is optimistic about future development of the agchems markets and it will continue to invest...

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EPA and industry step up efforts to reduce HFCs

EPA today announced new actions and recognized private-sector commitments aimed at curbing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases (GHGs) used in refrigeration and air conditioning. HFCs are one of the strongest GHGs in the atmosphere and are...


EU gives conditional approval to Huntsman's acquisition of Sachtleben from Rockwood; Huntsman to sell ink-grade TiO2 business to Chinese firm

The European Commission has given conditional approval to Huntsman's proposed acquisition of the Sachtleben (Duisburg, Germany) titanium dioxide (TiO2) business and performance additives business of Rockwood Holdings. The approval is conditional on the...


BASF, Cargill and Novozymes advance with biobased acrylic acid manufacture

Cargill and Novozymes today announced a new milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. They have demonstrated the conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) to glacial acrylic acid and...


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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