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Arkema opens innovation center in South Korea

June 28, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Arkema has announced the opening of an innovation center in South Korea to support its growth in Asia. The new laboratory, based within Hanyang University in Seoul, builds on a partnership spanning many years between Arkema and the university. It will...

Clariant becomes partner in CO2-to-chemicals project

June 28, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Clariant said Tuesday it will become a partner in Carbon2Chem, a cross-industry project to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the steel industry. The project, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for an initial four...

Evonik expands innovation, to generate €1 billion in additional sales by 2025

June 22, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft in Essen

Evonik Industries “wants to become one of the most innovative companies in the world,” said Ulrich Küsthardt, chief innovation officer, at the company’s R&D press conference, held this week in Essen, Germany. The company says it has...

Henkel opens composite test center in Germany

June 22, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Henkel has opened a state-of-the-art test facility at its composite laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, where the company and its automotive industry customers can collaborate to develop and test composite parts. The laboratory includes high-pressure resin...

Reliance and Indian Institute of Petroleum commercialize novel benzene extraction technology

June 20, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Reliance Industries announced on Monday that together with the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) it has developed and commercialized a new process of extracting benzene from fluidized catalytic cracker (FCC) light naphtha. The technology has been...

Canada-based company initiates commercial production of biobased glycols

June 14, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

S2G BioChemicals (Vancouver) has initiated commercial production of biobased glycols at Pennakem's (Memphis, TN) site at Memphis. S2G's process was integrated into Pennakem's existing chemical facility beginning in April 2016 and has produced...

Amyris-Total biojet fuel to be used in Cathay Pacific Airbus delivery program over next two years

June 13, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Amyris's (Emeryville, CA) renewable jet fuel will be used on flights by newly delivered Cathay Pacific aircraft from Toulouse, France, to Hong Kong over the next two years, Amyris has announced. The trial began on 29 May, when Cathay Pacific took delivery of...

Siluria and Air Liquide partner on catalytic processes for energy markets

June 7, 2016 | Jing Chen

Siluria Technologies and Air Liquide’s engineering and construction business has entered into a partnership to develop new catalytic processes for the energy market. The new processes, utilizing both companies’ expertise in gas conversion...

CM&E: Nanotechnology continues to advance

June 7, 2016 | Jing Chen

Nanotechnology has made significant strides in the last few decades and will continue to improve, says speakers at The Chemical Marketing & Economics Group’s (CM&E) “The Future of USA Nanotechnology” discussion held on 2 June in New...

Global Bionergies, IBN-One secure funding for biobased isobutene project

June 6, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Global Bioenergies (Evry, France), IBN-One, Cristal Union (Paris), and L’Oréal have launched a 44-month industrial and commercial project focused on the first bio-isobutene plant. Global Bioenergies, the project coordinator, will mainly be...

Bank of England unveils design of first polymer banknote

June 2, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Design of new £5 banknote —to be printed on BOPP. The design of the United Kingdom's new £5 banknote has been unveiled today by the Bank of England. The banknote, printed on a polymer substrate based on biaxially oriented polypropylene will...

Siluria and Maire Tecnimont sign technology collaboration agreement

June 1, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Engineering firm Maire Tecnimont (Rome) and refining and petrochemicals technology firm Siluria announced on Wednesday a collaboration agreement to combine their respective technologies and expertise to bring to market a process to convert natural...

UK funds research in biotechnology catalysts

May 27, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC; Swindon, UK) has announced that 16 research projects are to share £17 million ($24.9 million) for innovative, challenge-led biotechnology concepts to market. The projects, which focus on...

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