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Global Bioenergies joins Swedish biobased isooctane consortium
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) has joined forces with three Swedish companies to develop isooctane based entirely on forest resources. The partnership, carried out with support from the Swedish Energy Agency, also includes Preem (Stockholm), Sweden's largest fuel company; Sekab (Domsjö, Sweden), a...

VCI: Germany moving in right direction with infrastructure plan 2030
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI says that the federal government is moving in the right direction with its Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030 (Bundesverkehrswegeplan 2030, BVWP). The plan aims to tackle the modernization of the country’s road, rail, and waterways network. Now...

Report: Circular economy could add $11.9 billion to UK economy
Effective integration of circular economy principles into the United Kingdom could add more than £9 billion ($11.7 billion) to the UK economy, according to a report by Suez Recycling and Recovery (Maidenhead, United Kingdom), a waste management firm, supported by Eunomia Research & Consulting...

Dow donates $2.8 million toward marine health efforts
Dow Chemical has committed to spend $2.8 million over the next two years toward efforts to reduce marine debris, the company announced at the inaugural “Our Ocean Conference” in Washington D.C. on Friday. Approximately half of the donation will go toward sponsoring projects that promotes...

Cooper Tire advances guayule-based tire
Cooper Tire & Rubber says it has reached a “key milestone” in its efforts toward producing a guayule-based concept tire by mid-2017. Guayule is a rubber-containing shrub grown primarily in the southwestern United States. “We have proven that we can replace traditional polymers with...

BP launches low-carbon and carbon-neutral PTA in European market
BP has launched PTAir, a trademarked low-carbon and carbon-neutral purified terephthalic acid (PTA) brand with three products that BP says offer a more sustainable polyester value chain. Products included in the brand are manufactured using proprietary para-xylene and PTA technology, that support a 29%...

Evonik inaugurates methionine dimer plant at Antwerp
Evonik Industries has inaugurated its plant at Antwerp, Belgium, for the production of the dipeptide of methionine. The dipeptide, designated Aquavi Met-Met by Evonik, is a new source of the amino acid specifically designed for feeding shrimp and other crustaceans being grown using aquaculture. The plant has...

CM&E: Sabic discusses sustainability plans
Sustainability is an important part of Sabic’s business strategy, company executives Emile Homsi and Matt Morrison emphasized at The Chemical Marketing & Economics Group’s (CM&E) “Sustainable Packaging: What is Next” discussion held on 8 September in New York City. CM&E is...

Researchers develop p-xylene separation technology to reduce carbon emissions and energy use
Scientists from ExxonMobil Corp. and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) have developed a new technology that could significantly reduce the amount of energy and emissions associated with manufacturing plastics. Using a molecular-level filter, the new process employs a form of reverse osmosis to...

Amino acids increase sustainability of aquaculture
Kobler: Eliminate use of marine resources in production of fish feed. The volume of fish consumed globally was about 140 million m.t. in 2014, according to estimates from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO). Of this amount, about 50% was produced using aquaculture, the...





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