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Elevance and Genting Plantations ink biorefinery collaboration

5:18 AM MDT | July 14, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and Genting Plantations (Kuala Lumpur) today announced plans to build a 240,000-m.t./year biorefinery based on Elevance's metathesis technology at Lahad Datu, Malaysia. The two companies say the project will be...


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European Commission funds clean energy projects with revenues from polluters

The European Commission announced today that it has awarded €1.00 billion ($1.36 billion) to fund climate change projects. The money is being used to support 19 projects, to be hosted in 12 EU member states, to tackle climate change. The funding comes...

IFF opens PV installation at NJ site

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) it has opened a photovoltaic (PV) installation at its Hazlet, NJ, facility. The company says that the installation supports its commitment to clean, renewable energy—part of the company's overall...

Germany pushes for stricter reform of emissions trading

The German government says that it welcomes the European Commission's proposal for a prompt and sustainable reform of the European Union’s emissions trading system but calls for more extensive improvements. "We have given a clear signal...

Germany to provide more money for climate protection

The German government wants to top up its financial contribution to international climate protection. Gerd Müller, Germany’s development minister; and Barbara Hendricks, minister for the environment, announced at the close of the UN climate...

More ambitious climate change goals to be set at UN conference

The European Union plans to announce its contribution to more ambitious climate action to 2020 during a UN conference on climate change, taking place 4–15 June at Bonn, Germany. The conference will include ministerial discussions on 5 and 6 June. The...

EU reports lowest recorded GHG emissions in 2012

The EU’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell by 1.3 % in 2012, to 19.2% below those in 1990, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The European Union is thus within reach of its 2020 reduction target of 20%, eight years...

EPA proposes 30% cut in power plant emissions

EPA has introduced aggressive plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants in a move industry says could lead to higher energy prices and hurt the country’s manufacturing. Under the proposed Clean Power Plan, EPA aims to cut carbon...

ICCA board meets in Tokyo for high-level industry debate

Members of the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) welcomed chief executives of 15 global chemical companies to Tokyo today, kicking off a biannual meeting of the board of directors of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the...

European Commission asks companies to apply for HFC quotas by 1 July

The European Commission has published formal notification today that companies wishing to market hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the European Union in 2015 must register and submit an application for 2015 HFC quotas. The commission says that this step is the...

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