Archive | February, 2011

CM&E Green Chemistry Panel in March

I guess I have to eventually show my non-caricature face to the public and get out more from my glorious blogging anonymity. I am excited to announce (although I am also nervous to do this for the first time) that I will be co-moderating a Green Chemistry Panel Discussion/Webcast on March 3 hosted by the […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Sooo many news this week and I have so many things to tie up first before my trip to San Diego attending the Biobased Chemicals Summit. Big ticker news are from LS9 and BASF but I’ll separate the BASF news in another post. Still on the line-up are my interviews with Carbon Sciences, Seventh Generation […]

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BASF started new Ecoflex plant

 My ICIS colleague John Baker noted on its Chemicals and Innovation blog the start-up of BASF’s newly expanded Ecoflex biodegradable plastic plant in Ludwigshafen. The plant’s production capacity has increased from 14,000 to 74,000 tonnes/year (got a nice photo of the plant too!). More analysis from John about the Ecoflex resin. Jim Lunt & Associates […]

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Segetis expands capacity

Minnesota-based Segetis announced yesterday that it is expanding its production capacity for its levulinic ketal-based solvent and non-phthalate plasticizer products – which will be under their green chemical platform trademarked as Javelin technology. Segetis chose a contract manufacturer somewhere in the Upper Midwest (location and name undisclosed of course) to build a new facility that […]

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Weekly News Roundup

In less than two weeks, we’ll be covering Infocast’s Biobased Chemicals Summit. The blog is hoping to meet new people and add new companies on my list. I’m hoping to post some of my coverage on last week’s American Cleaning Institute annual meeting on the blog soon. For now here are this week’s news roundup: […]

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Biofuel News Roundup

Too many biofuel news last week!! I’m still working on the weekly news roundup…. EPA approves E15 on older cars The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waived a limitation on selling gasoline that contains more than 10 percent ethanol for model year 2001 through 2006 passenger vehicles, including cars, SUVs, and light pickup trucks. The […]

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Biofuel does not benefit military – study

Here is an interesting study from RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, which reported that there is no direct benefit for the US military in using renewable fuels. As you’ve read from the blog from time to time, there had been increasing investment developments in biofuels for military use. Here are some examples: U.S. Navy […]

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Shell exits algae biofuels

Is algae losing its green bubbling allure? Shell seems to think so as it sold its stake in algae biofuel developer Cellana to its joint venture partner HR BioPetroleum (HRBP). Cellana was formed by Shell and HRBP in 2007 to build and operate a demonstration facility to grow and produce oil from algae for biofuel […]

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