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Global Bioenergies presents first batch of renewable gasoline to Audi
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) has produced the first batch of renewable gasoline presented to Audi (Ingolstadt, Germany) at a press conference held in Pomacle, France today.  The companies had signed an agreement in January last year, as reported by CW. The first isobutene batch produced from...

Reverdia appoints business development manager
Reverdia (Delft, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France) has announced the appointment of Pascal Moritz as new business development manager for Europe, effective 1 May. Moritz had previously been business manager of the biobased polymers division at Roquette...

Arkema launches new biosourced nylon range
Arkema is expanding its product offering with a biosourced nylon-6,10 range under the registered Rilsan S brand. The product also consists of up to 62% renewable carbon, contributing to reducing the consumption of non-renewable resources. This product closes the gap between long-chain nylons and...

CO2 Solutions presents results of carbon dioxide capture testing; beats DOE cost target 10 years ahead of schedule
CO2 Solutions (Quebec City) has presented the results of pilot testing of its carbon capture process, completed in January 2015. The company says that the detailed results presented establish its technology as a new economic benchmark for low-cost carbon capture, with “conservative cost estimate of...

Biome Bioplastics looks to make bioplastics from lignin waste
Biome Bioplastics (Southampton, UK) has announced plans for a three-year R&D program worth £3 million ($4.5 million). The program is supported by a number of organizations, including Innovate UK (the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board), the...

Cefic to sell ReachCentrum to ERM
Environmental and sustainability consultancy ERM (London) says it has acquired ReachCentrum (Brussels) from Cefic. ReachCentrum is involved in the registration market for the European Union’s Reach (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) legislation.ReachCentrum was...

BioAmber licenses JM Davy BDO and THF technologies
Renewable chemicals firm BioAmber (Minneapolis) says it has entered into a technology license agreement with Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (JM Davy) that will enable BioAmber to construct and operate 1,4 butanediol (BDO) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) plants using JM Davy catalyst technology and BioAmber...

NPE2015: The untapped value of plastic waste, civil society and industry approaches
“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right way or not being utilized. Every year, 280 million m.t. of plastic is produced globally, yet estimates suggest that only...

European Parliament approves proposal to reduce use of lightweight plastic bags; European Commission to examine environmental impact of "oxo-degradable" plastic bags
The European Parliament, in a draft resolution of its committee on the environment, public health and food safety, has approved the position of the European Council at first reading for the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and -Council aimed at reducing the consumption of lightweight...

IEA: Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions stalled in 2014
Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas (GHG) that was not tied to an economic downturn, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA; Paris). Global...











 
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