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DSM inaugurates solar technologies demonstration center in India
DSM today inaugurated its solar technologies demonstration center at its engineering plastics facility at Pune, India. The center was built to demonstrate and showcase the performance of DSM's innovations in solar technology and will also reduce the plant’s carbon dioxide footprint by using the...

POET-DSM commissions cellulosic ethanol plant
Project Liberty. POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels (Sioux Falls, SD), a joint venture between Royal DSM and POET, has opened Project Liberty, its world-scale cellulosic ethanol plant at Emmetsburg, IA. Project Liberty will process 770 tons of corn cobs, leaves, husk, and some stalk daily to produce 20 million...

Lehigh Technologies closes $8-million funding round
Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a maker of micronized rubber powder (MRP) from tire scrap, announced today that it has $8 million in a recent funding round to support the company’s expansion. Participants in the round included venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins, Leaf Clean Energy, and Index Ventures...

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...











 
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