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Developer of organic photovoltaics receives more funds to commericalize its process

3:12 AM MST | November 18, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Eight19 (Cambridge, UK) , a developer of low-cost organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology capable of delivering flexible and light-weight solar panels in high volume, has announced that it has received a further £1 million ($1.6 million) in funds. The...


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ENI signs agreement with unions to restructure Porto Marghera complex

ENI today signed an agreement to restructure the petrochemical complex at Porto Marghera, near Venice, operated by ENI’s chemical subsidiary Versalis. The agreement follows the permanent closure of the ethylene plant at Porto Marghera. Claudio Descalzi...

Calcium looping carbon capture technology developed by Taiwan researchers

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Technip and Biochemtex form bioethanol plant alliance

Technip and Biochemtex, majority shareholder in Beta Renewables, which controls the second-generation biotechnology Proesa, announced today that they have signed an alliance agreement covering future Biochemtex second-generation bioethanol projects. Proesa is...

Matrìca green chemistry venture holds open day, new units to be added soon

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Fermentalg receives planning permission for industrial development unit

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Shell Chemical offers gas-based fluids and solvents product portfolio

Shell has become the first organization to offer a globally available portfolio of natural gas–based fluids and solvents, Shell announced today. The high-purity paraffinic fluids are made from gas-to-liquids (GTLs) products manufactured at the...

Reverdia to license of biobased succinic acid technology

Reverdia (Geleen, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and starch manufacturer Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France), is licensing its biobased succinic acid technology trademarked Biosuccinium, the company announced at the European Forum for...

Total invests in energy crop start-up NexSteppe

The venture capital arm of French energy group Total announced today that it is investing in NexSteppe (Malibu, CA), a start-up that specializes in tailoring sorghum seeds for biopower, biofuel, and biobased products. NexSteppe, founded in 2010, uses...

ACC testifies to Senate against EPA's call for stricter ozone standards

ACC’s v.p./regulatory and technical affairs, Michael Walls, today testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority briefing at Lake Charles, LA, regarding EPA's anticipated proposal to lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard...

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