Archive | February, 2011

Blogger on the road

The green blogger is on the road this week partly on vacation and partly working (the story of my life these days…). I’ll try to post once in a while when I can access the internet. By the way, just to remind those who might be interested to sign up for the Green Chemistry panel […]

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Snippets from Seventh Generation interview

This week is going to be tough given that a) it is a short week, b)I have two feature articles that I’m working on with deadline next week, c) I have two school exams this week. I am also preparing for next week’s Green Chemistry Panel Discussion on March 3, which I will be co-moderating. […]

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Green chemical news from last week

As mentioned before, there had been several news announcements last week from companies that the blog has been covering quite frequently. For ICIS Chemical Business (ICB) subscribers, I am actually writing a few on them for the magazine (and already wrote some articles for ICIS News last week). But you can access them freely from […]

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BASF, Bayer CO2 news

Here are two companies who recently put out some interesting news regarding carbon dioxide. First is Bayer which just started its pilot plant in Chempark Leverkusen, Germany, producing polyurethanes using carbon dioxide as feedstock. As I’ve mentioned before, there are other companies that are looking into CO2-based polymers such as Novomer, which is currently working […]

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GE in foam recovery

Before I start posting news from BASF, Lanxess, Segetis, Elevance, OPXBio, Myriant, Rivertop Renewables (and the list goes on and on…), here’s an interesting development from GE Appliances & Lighting, which became the first appliance manufacturer to partner with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program. According to GE, […]

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Biofuel News Roundup

A lot of biofuel news as well so I have separated them from the Weekly News Roundup. Big announcements include the finalization of Shell and Cosan’s sugar ethanol joint venture and ADM’s palm production investment in Brazil. Shell and Cosan launch RaizenRoyal Dutch Shell and Brazilian sugar company Cosan formally introduced its ethanol joint venture […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Miss me? . The blog had a very fruitful week attending the 2nd annual Biobased Chemicals Summit in San Diego, California, hosted by Infocast. I even brought a milder weather to New York today from San Diego! There were soooo many green chemical news and announcements this week, I’ll try to post them as much […]

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Genomatica dives into municipal waste

From trash to treasure is the motto here as Genomatica announced its joint development deal with Waste Management to produce intermediate and basic chemicals from syngas made from municipal solid waste. Under the deal, Genomatica will create proprietary, specially-designed organisms and complete manufacturing processes to efficiently and economically convert syngas produced from locally-available waste with […]

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BASF flexes its Eco muscles

After its acquisition of Cognis (which specializes in natural-based specialty chems), BASF seems to be announcing a lot more renewable-based chemistry investments this past two months – first with the startup of its Ecoflex biodegradable plastic plant in Germany, and now a license deal with biodegradable plastic producer Metabolix. According to a February 4 press […]

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Gevo IPO at $15/share

Bio-isobutanol producer Gevo finally announced the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) of 7.15m shares at $15/share for a total of $95.7m after deduction of underwriting and other expenses . The common stock will trade on the NASDAQ global market under the symbol GEVO. As of this writing, shares of the company are up […]

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