Archive | October, 2009

Arkema’s 100% bioplastic elastomer

We will soon see a 100% renewable-based content on thermoplastic elastomers being used in automotive parts, electronics and sports equipment. Arkema said today that it has developed a 100% renewable-based high performance thermoplastic elastomer range using the company’s combined castor oil chemistry and bio-based polyol technology. Arkema’s new Pebax® Rnew100 is said to have outstanding […]

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Monthly new green chemicals

Here are last month’s newly launched green chemicals for readers’ perusal. Remember, green is in the definition of the reader (or producer)! 1. Chemtura’s mercury remover – Chemtura has launched its GeoBrom™ family of bromine and brominated derivative products for companies employing bromine technologies in the removal of toxic mercury emitted during the combustion of […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Last week was rife with news about the EPA’s plan to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants and manufacturing facilities, as well as planned shake up of EPA’s existing chemicals management program (TSCA). Chemical industry organizations seem ok with the TSCA reform although the same cannot be said with the greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Gevo’s biobutanol on its way

Gevo said it is ready to rock the biofuels market with its ethanol facility-based biobutanol. Soon, ethanol producers can also manufacture Gevo’s biobutanol product as Gevo successfully started up its worldwide-first biobutanol demonstration plant in St. Joseph, Missouri, which is designed from retrofitting an existing demonstration scale ethanol plant. The 1m gal/year pilot plant will […]

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Clean tech beats biotech and IT

A virtual press conference yesterday from Cleantech Group and Deloitte announced that venture capital (VC) investments for clean technologies in the third quarter of this year overtook investments for (medical) biotechnology and IT. Cleantech group defines clean technology as a diverse range of products, services and processes that are intended to reduce or eliminate negative […]

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