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Clariant plant in Germany gains RSPO certification
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 oil feedstock. Gendorf is Clariant’s first...

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 company announced today.  The project is being...

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 valued at about $33 million with additional potential...

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 sited in the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster. Financial...

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 sustainability strategy—and is a major milestone in...

ACC: Global CPRI indicates slow growth in second quarter
ACC today released its global chemical production regional index (CPRI), measuring the production volume of the chemical industry for 33 nations, regions, and subregions—compared with the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) production indices. The global CPRI rose 0.1% on a three-month moving average (3MMA)...

ACC: Chemical production up in May
ACC says that, following a 0.6% gain in April, the US Chemical Production Regional Index was 0.4% higher in May and chemical output was higher in all regions except the West Coast. On a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis, chemical output was 0.5% higher for May. Within the manufacturing sector...

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 consumer and industrial products worldwide. The...

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 of €1 billion ($1.36 billion) since it was...

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 emissions from the power sector by 30% from 2005...











 
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