I mentioned that ICIS Chemicals Business featured in its January 18 issue several articles about green/sustainable building trends including my own article about chemical firms increasing their investments and activities in developing/marketing green construction materials. According to companies such as Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, Celanese, RPM International, and Bayer MaterialScience, the chemical sector has a […]
Archive | February, 2010
There was actually a lot of green/sustainable chemicals launched last month, which, unfortunately I was not able to post in a timely fashion. Several of them target the green building industry, speaking of which, I wrote an article about it last month for ICIS Chemical Business. More updates on the green building and construction markets […]
I just had my first major vacation in more than a year and what I found is that you can’t really mix work with pleasure. So here I am trying to catch up with the blog after finishing up my green investment article (watch out for that on ICIS Chemical Business‘ March 1 issue!). Here […]
The green blogger is under a very tight deadline today and is already stressed out. She will get back in the next few days (while she’s on vacation…bummer!) with the Weekly news roundup, new green chemicals from the month of January, and other news-related posts.
While I’m at my break from transcribing tons of interviews for my green investment article, I discovered this hilarious video from Novozymes describing their Biobusiness 2018 strategy through a song. Their song might stick in your brain though so beware! Enjoy!
Dow Chemical picked its corporate base – Midland, Michigan – to build its first full-scale production facility for its Powerhouse Solar Shingle product, which, according to the state of Michigan, could bring more than 1,200 jobs to the state by 2014. Staffing is anticipated to begin in late 2010. Dow estimates sales potential for its […]
Green chemistry companies seem to be off to a good start this year with lots of activities going on the past few weeks. We had Joule Biotechnologies building its first pilot plant in Texas, DNP’s Bioamber commissioning its bio-succinic acid plant in France, and Cobalt starting its first biobutanol facility in California. Today, DNP Green […]
I was writing about DuPont Danisco’s big cellulosic ethanol news from last week when President Obama just announced the government’s plans to boost biofuels production in the USA. Coinciding with the speech is the announcement from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about its final ruling on the expanded Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2). Under RFS2, […]
I’m back and recovering from a flu-like illness so I apologize for a very empty blog for almost a week! Coming back to work yesterday was pretty hectic as I interviewed four CEOs/president of green chemistry companies and one more to go this afternoon. I’m writing an article about “behind-the-green investment-scenes” and it’s shaping up […]