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Clariant holds inaugural sustainability event in Germany
Clariant is hosting an inaugural sustainability dialog in Frankfurt on Wednesday to examine the role of sustainability within the specialty chemicals industry and the company’s contribution to a sustainable society. The event at the Clariant innovation center brings together top-level Clariant...

Corbion and Perstorp announce lactide-caprolactone copolymer for hot melt adhesives
Corbion (Gorinchem, Netherlands) and Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) have announced a lactide-caprolactone copolymer for hot melt adhesives. The new copolymer is the result of a long-term partnership, signed in 2011, between the two companies, with the aim of bringing more sustainable materials to the adhesives...

UN member states agree on sustainable development goals
UN member states have agreed on the draft outcome document of a new sustainable development agenda. The deal provides momentum for a new, universal climate change agreement at a UN climate change conference to be held in Paris in December, the United Nations says. The agenda features 17 sustainable...

DSM and Evonik to develop algae-based omega-3 fatty acids for animal nutrition
DSM's nutritional products segment (Kaiseraugst, Switzerland) and Evonik's nutrition and care arm (Essen, Germany) on Wednesday announced that they have entered into a joint development agreement for algae-based omega-3 fatty acid products for animal nutrition, in particular in aquaculture and pet food...

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions acquires renewable technologies from Inventa
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS; Essen, Germany), a leading engineering and construction firm, on Thursday announced that it is expanding its specialty chemical and oleochemical technology portfolio. The company is acquiring technologies for producing special industrial chemicals based on renewable...

France proposes green measure, including compostable plastic bags
France’s parliament has adopted a law on energy transition and green growth, which contains a series of legislative proposals aimed at protecting the environment, including target a target of a 40% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, raw materials from renewable resources to reach 40% by the...

Genomatica signs collaboration agreement with Cargill
Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) has announced that has entered into a collaboration agreement with Cargill to “accelerate the production of renewable chemicals for industrial applications.” Cargill has also made an equity investment in Genomatica and secured rights to make...

Renmatix, LanzaTech among winners of EPA green chemistry award
LanzaTech (Skokie, IL), Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), and Algenol (Fort Myers, FL) are among the winners of EPA’s 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for innovations that prevent pollution and have broad applicability across the chemical industry. LanzaTech is being recognized for the...

European Parliament adopts MSR; industry says it will not reduce emissions but will drive up costs
The European Parliament on Wednesday endorsed reforming the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), following informal agreement with the European Council. The reform involves reducing the current surplus of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission permits by placing them in a market stability reserve (MSR), thereby...

VCI: EU waste rules must not be allowed to stifle production
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that is supports the goal of a sustainable, circular economy in Europe. But overzealous regulations on industrial waste, such as those proposed by the European Parliament in a planned report, are both unnecessary and inefficient, according to VCI. “We...











 
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