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DuPont files suit against SunEdison over solar-paste patent

6:29 AM MDT | August 22, 2014 | Vincent Valk

DuPont has filed a patent infringement suit in US court in Delaware alleging that SunEdison has violated the company’s patent on using tellurium in front-side silver solar pastes. The suit also identifies Neo Solar Power (Hsinchu, Taiwan) and Fextronics...


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Aramco becomes equity investor in technology firm Siluria, studying project

Siluria Technologies (San Francisco) announced today that Saudi Aramco's venture investment subsidiary has become an equity investor in Siluria, a pioneer in commercial production of fuels and chemicals from natural gas. Siluria has announced the...

Germany's chemical R&D budget soars past €10 billion

The combined research budget of Germany's chemical industry soared to a record €10.5 bilion ($14.0 billion) in 2013, more than 8% higher than in the previous year, industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Andreas Kreimeyer, chairman of VCI's committee...

Haldor Topsoe closing subsidiary because of sales, earnings drops

Haldor Topsoe today announced plans to close a fuel cell subsidiary that focuses on developing and commercializing components and technology for high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Haldor Topsøe, as part of the planned closure, will put...

Solvay Acetow, Accsys to develop high-performance wood; Solvay plans production plant

Solvay Acetow, a Solvay subsidiary, has signed a worldwide cooperation agreement with Accsys Technologies (Windsor, UK) to develop a solid, high-performance wood registered as Accoya. The product is ideal for outdoor use and challenging applications, and it...

US start-up receives award to develop catalyst technology for olefin production from natural gas

Bio2Electric (Princeton, NJ), trading as EcoCatalytic Technologies, has received a three-year, $3.8-million award from the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a catalyst technology for ethylene and propylene production from components...

Altana survey: Underestimated potential for innovation in Germany

Globalization and short product life cycles are further pressuring companies to open up their innovation processes, says specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany). But, according to a survey of German industrial managers on success factors for...

Velocys' commercial GTL plant in Oklahoma to go ahead

Velocys (Oxford, UK), a technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), has made the final investment decision and will proceed with construction of a commercial GTL plant using its technology at the East Oak landfill site in Oklahoma, the...

Chemical Heritage Foundation receives $3-million grant

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) announced today that it has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for the Arnold O. Beckman Legacy Project. This four-year project seeks to raise understanding and awareness of the...

Biotech firm Ceres to expand sorghum, sugarcane research in Brazil under innovation grant

Over the next four years, Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA)  will enhance its product-development programs in Brazil and expand its development activities in biotech traits for sorghum and sugarcane, the company announced today. The programs will now be funded...

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