Archive | May, 2008

Will the credit crunch cripples green funding?

Most investors don’t think so, according to this article from BusinessGreen.com. Leading green investors are looking at renewable and clean technology funding as a long term investment and according to them, there are still a lot of money out there especially from venture capital. At last week’s industrial biotechnology conference in Chicago, Bill Ceasar of […]

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Weekly News Roundup

A hoi-polloi of green news this week with bisphenol-A issue continuing to plague the packaging industry. Also on ICIS News (which requires subscription), some snapshots of what’s going on in the global industrial biotechnology industry. Caustic potash is free!…of mercury Oxychem has finished converting its chlorine plant manufacture from mercury cell-based into using membrane cell […]

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Is China ready to be green?

Not only is China ready for green, it is already one of the biggest producer of green-based chemicals, according to the life science and chemicals firm DSM China Ltd.China ranked number #1 in the production of sodium glutamate, citric acid, lysine and vitamin C, while in bioethanol and lactic acid, it ranked #3. All the […]

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April showers new green chemicals

Another month passed and more green chemicals have been launched. After attending this week’s World Congress on Industrial Biotech and Bioprocessing conference in Chicago, I’m pretty sure there will be much, much more new ones to come. For now, here’s several new environment-friendly or renewable or sustainable or energy-saving or biodegradable…etc. chemicals that caught my […]

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