Archive | January, 2010

ICB’s green cleaning updates

Hello from sunny (albeit a little cooler) Orlando, Florida! As mentioned in my previous post, I am covering the annual Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) meeting this week. Today, I was supposed to tweet (via @ICISgreenblog) about a presentation from the Fragrance Materials Association as it would have been great to learn more about what’s […]

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Bubbling green detergents

As a sneak preview for this week’s Soap and Detergent Association meeting in Orlando, Florida, here are some updates on the green cleaning trend. Searching the Green blog back in June produced interesting new chemicals launched last year targeting sustainable cleaning. In the enzymes area, producer Genencor introduced in December its PrimaGreen® EcoLight 1 Bleaching […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Posts from the green blog will be very sporadic this week as I cover this year’s annual Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) meeting. Follow my tweets on @ICISgreenblog for updates on sustainable and green cleaning products. For all other twitter news about the cleaning industry, I will be reporting live via tweets (as long as […]

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DSM invests in green projects

Dutch chemical company DSM has been very busy this month investing left and right in renewable chemistry and clean technology. The blog already posted earlier this month the venturing arm of DSM investing in US-based green chemistry company Segetis. DSM said the investment supports the company’s ambitions to develop bio-based performance materials. Segetis is currently […]

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BPA-free baby bowl

Since a lot of consumers are now aware about bisphenol-A (BPA) thanks to the media, chemical company Eastman Chemical is probably reaping big rewards already for its Tritan™ copolyester as the company continues to market and develop the resin for use in BPA-free infant care products such as reusable baby bottles, pacifiers, breast pumps, bottle […]

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New green posts

The blog is talking about new job announcements received within the past few HOURS alone! What a coincidence huh? Bioplastic company Cereplast said it just recruited David Homyak as its new West Coast Regional Director for sales and marketing. Mr. Homyak’s previous posts include being General Electric Plastics’ general manager, Western Business Region; and Western […]

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World’s first bio-succinic plant running

Just got hold of this news about Bioamber — a joint venture between US company DNP Green Technology and France-based ARD (Agro-industrie Recherches et Développements) — announcing the successful commission of their new bio-based succinic acid plant in Pomacle, France. The 2,000 metric tons/year facility is producing succinic acid from wheat-derived glucose, which can be […]

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Cementing a green future

A green noose is slowly closing in on the cement industry, where production currently represent about 5% of global CO2 emissions. Last month, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) published a road map that calls for strong national policies as well as actions to develop commercially viable […]

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Sugar electricity in Brazil

General Electric and Brazilian petrochemical company Petrobras announced sugarcane-based ethanol is now, for the first time, being used in a gas turbine system to produce electricity at the Juiz de Fora Power Plant in Minas Gerais state. The natural gas plant has a capacity of 87 megawatts and uses two GE LM6000 gas turbines, one […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Last week was a busy news week with new grants announcement coming from the Department of Energy (DOE); the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcing that they still can’t decide what to do with bisphenol-A (BPA); and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcing their goals for the year and beyond. Next week, I’m off to […]

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