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Clariant plant in Germany gains RSPO certification

1:07 PM MDT | August 21, 2014 | Vincent Valk

Clariant’s industrial and consumer specialties plant at Gendorf, Germany, has been granted mass balance certification from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO; London), permitting mass balance analysis and sourcing of the plant’s palm...


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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...

Stora Enso acquires North American biotechnology company

Stora Enso (Helsinki) has acquired 100% of the shares of the Virdia (Danville, VA), a developer of extraction and separation technologies for converting cellulosic biomass into highly refined sugars and lignin, Stora Enso says. The  transaction was...

Elevance and Genting Plantations ink biorefinery collaboration

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...

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...

Calysta successfully produces lactic acid from methane

Calysta (Menlo Park, CA) says it has successfully fermented methane into lactic acid as part of a research collaboration with NatureWorks announced last year. Lactic acid is the building block for NatureWorks Ingeo lactide intermediates and polymers used in...

SusChem celebrates ten years, preparing for next decade

The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Development (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic and several other European chemistry organizations, celebrates ten years today. SusChem has been involved in research and innovation projects worth in excess...

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...

DOE awards Materia  $2-million grant to improve hydrogen storage systems

Materia (Pasadena, CA), a catalyst firm with an exclusive license for Grubbs catalyst technology, announced today that it has been awarded a $2-million grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to apply its Proxima resin technology toward hydrogen storage...

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