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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...

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...

Evonik completes expansion of service lab for pharmaceutical polymers in China

Evonik has expanded its technical service laboratory for pharmaceutical polymers in Shanghai from 130 sq meters to 750 square meters in response to the dynamic growth of China's pharmaceutical market, the company announced today. The laboratory is...

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...

BASF launches California research hub

BASF announced today that it has inaugurated the California Research Alliance (CARA)—a multidisciplinary research institute with emphasis on new inorganic materials and their applications, biosciences and related technologies. CARA is comprised of BASF...

Bayer divests IP, patents, and technology for carbon nanotubes and graphenes

FutureCarbon (Bayreuth, Germany) has agreed to acquire the bulk of Bayer MaterialScience's intellectual property (IP), patents, and technology  for carbon nanotubes (CNT) and graphenes. The patents were granted during the last 10 years. Financial terms...

IHS WPC 2014: Producers adapt to rapidly changing petrochemical landscape

While US producers have entered growth and investment mode thanks to the surge in unconventional energy production, producers in all regions must adapt in response to challenges in development of human resources; innovation and R&D; and cost and feedstock...

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