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Canadian, US firms establish JV to develop on-demand ammonia technology

8:30 AM MDT | April 15, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Jourdan (Mississauga, ON), Autris (Los Angeles), and Process Research Ortech (PRO; Mississauga) have signed a term-sheet agreement covering the formation of a joint venture to investigate, develop, and commercialize a patentable technology for the production...


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Researchers, Evonik develop self-healing polymer network

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; Karlsruhe, Germany) and Evonik Industries have developed a polymer network that ensures good short-term healing properties of the material under mild heating, KIT says. The researchers use the possibility of...

Repsol JV to scale up testing of waste-to-oil technology

Neol Biosolutions (Granada, Spain), a 50-50 joint venture between Repsol and Neuron Bio (Granada), has reached an agreement with the Center for Second Generation Biofuels (CB2G; Aoiz, Spain), part of the National Renewable Energy Center (Sarriguren, Spain)...

Symrise opens R&D facility in Brazil's Amazon region

In the fourth quarter, Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) will open a site for R&D and the manufacturing of sustainable ingredients from the Amazon region, the company announced today. Symrise plans to explore, develop, and manufacture high-quality products...

Canada's Lignol signs technology agreement with Korean firm for biodiesel plant in Australia

Lignol Energy (Vancouver) has signed a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) with M Energy (Seoul) to establish the framework by which the two companies will work together to restart Lignol’s 140-million liter/year biodiesel plant at Darwin...

ACS 2014: Energy issues, new substrates, key drivers for coatings R&D

Research and development (R&D) in the paints and coatings industry is being driven by a variety of issues, chief among energy efficiency and the development of new substrates in some coatings end markets, say attendees and exhibitors at the American...

ACC releases updated roadmap for auto plastics and composites

The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) plastics division today released an updated roadmap for the development of plastics and composites that will help automakers increase fuel efficiency by reducing vehicle weight....

Clariant to use biobased succinic acid in production of pigments

Clariant is incorporating renewable raw materials into quinacridone pigments produced at the company's Frankfurt-Höchst facility, in Germany, the company announced today. The decision makes Clariant the first pigment producer to offer products derived...

Graphene NanoChem and Emery Oleochemicals form JV to develop enhanced specialty chemical additives

Platinum NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur), a wholly owned subsidiary of Graphene NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur), has signed an agreement for a joint venture collaboration with Emery Advanced Materials, a subsidiary of Emery Oleochemicals (Selangor, Malaysia), focused on...

Researchers discover process to convert adipic acid from sugar

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN; Singapore) have discovered a new chemical process that can convert adipic acid directly from sugar, IBN announced. Adipic acid is used to produce nylon. It is traditionally derived from...

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