Archive | October, 2009

Algae coming soon in resins

Major green chemical news were being announced this week while I’m gone…of course. Elevance and Myriant both send me a press release on Wednesday, which I’ll soon post. Metabolix have two major announcements on their bioplastics; Cargill continues in its biobased industrial chemicals development this time in pulp and paper applications; and for this particular […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Hello from Berlin! Being jetlagged has its perks and one of them is having the time to blog since I can’t sleep. As mentioned before, I am covering ICIS’ oleochemicals conference and will try to tweet all the good stuff via @ICISgreenblog (keeping my fingers crossed on that internet connection). While I’m complaining about the […]

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A new green video discovered

The nice thing about traveling is you really discover something new even if you don’t go out of your hotel room. I saw this advertising on CNN International while I’m in Berlin and thought to share it. It’s about Prince Charles of Wales’ Rainforest Project called (of course) “The Prince’s Rainforest Project.” I am not […]

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New Eco Products on the market

Here’s a Friday treat that I’ve been compiling for several months now. If you’re really into eco-products, you might want to try these newly launched stuff and let us know if you consider them really green or if they’re just pure greenwash. COUNTERTOP Cosentino launched in April its ECO by Cosentino, a new line of […]

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Coskata starts flex ethanol demo plant

Coskata’s start-up of its semi-commercial flexible ethanol plant in Madison, Pennsylvania, today showcases the world’s first commercially-viable flex ethanol process, according to Coskata officials. The facility can have as much as 400 million gallons of capacity producing ethanol from numerous non-food based feedstocks such as wood biomass, agricultural waste, sustainable energy crops and construction waste. […]

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POET now produces plastic additive

Ethanol producer POET is entering the industrial green chemicals sector with their new ethanol co-product called “Inviz“, which the company said can replace petroleum-based ingredients in household products ranging from pill coatings to plastic packaging. Inviz is made from a biodegradable, low-nutrient prolamine protein called zein found in corn. It can be used as a […]

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Green school investment is ripe

Green schools = Productive and healthy mind for students + Extra money for schools. This was the message sent last month at BASF’s High Performance Buildings for Education summit held in New York City. While construction chemical companies are indeed seeing great business potential in growing green buildings trend, there is no doubt (as seen […]

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Making a game out of climate change

I hope the Green Blog readers enjoyed yesterday’s guest post by ICB editor Joe Chang about Dow Chemical’s water sustainability event. It is not everyday that we get to play paparazzo and be able to hound celebrities. Speaking of playing, enzyme producer Novozymes announced that the company and environmental group WWF Denmark have teamed up […]

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Jessica Biel and stars make a splash at Dow Live Earth Run for Water launch event

BY JOSEPH CHANG Celebrity Star Power! – not at your typical chemical industry event. But the launch of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water event – “the largest global water initiative in history” – drew out a number of celebs supporting the cause, including actress Jessica Biel, musicians Pete Wentz and Angelique Kidjo, water advocate Alexandra Cousteau […]

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Bioplastic keeps Teijin busy

Japanese chemical company Teijin has been very busy last month with its bioplastic business. After rolling out in early September its first bioplastic eyeglasses in partnership with eyewear manufacturer Tanaka Foresight, Teijin also rolled out (literally) its green carpet (also literally and figuratively) at the 22nd Tokyo International Film Festival. The film festival first used […]

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