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ICIS 2012 Innovation Awards

ICIS is now eliciting entries for this year’s Innovation Awards. Now in its ninth year, the ICIS Innovation Awards receive high-profile press coverage in ICIS Chemical Business and beyond. This year, were are pleased to announce sponsorship support from Dow Corning, Bayer MaterialScience, Shell Chemicals, U.S. Chemicals and CRA. There are five categories to consider:· […]

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EPA cancels green chems grants

I just realized today that my phone has not been working since March 27. As I have been traveling for most of the past two weeks, I did not notice that my phone has not been ringing and I did not get indications of any voicemail until a colleague from the UK alerted me to […]

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ACS launches Green Chemistry contest

Want to win CA$H? Do you have a solid business plan? Do you want access to angel investors & venture capitalists? Organized by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®, the Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference is hosting the first ever Business Plan competition. This is your chance to showcase your solutions to some of the world’s […]

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BioAmber, Lanxess in bio-plasticizers

So many news that came out while I am away (Solazyme, Amyris, Cobalt Technologies, Chemtex…). Thank goodness for free wifi in Vienna airport so I have 15 minutes to write this post about BioAmber and Lanxess working on biosuccinic-based plasticizers. By the way, just wanted to let my readers know that I already suspected some […]

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2011 Green Chemistry awardees

The green blogger is back from vacation and hopefully did not miss a lot of important news from the past two weeks (such as Gevo’s announcement of its isobutanol-paraxylene collaboration with Toray). Before anything else, the blog congratulates this year’s EPA Presidential Green Chemistry awardees  – BioAmber, Genomatica, Kraton Performance Polymers and Sherwin Williams as […]

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Loans, loans, loans!

I can’t believe how busy January has become with so many news popping up all over the place. Here’s my current top news for the month (still subject to changes): 1. DuPont acquiring Danisco 2. USDA launches biobased product label 3. EPA defers GHG permitting requirements for industries that use biomass 4. Butamax files patent […]

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Green Chemistry awardees 2010

Also forgot to post this from last week! Congratulations to Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Codexis and LS9 for winning this year’s Presidential Green Chemistry awards given by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)! Dow and BASF won EPA’s Greener Synthetic Pathways Award for their joint development of Hydrogen Peroxide to Propylene Oxide (HPPO) process. The […]

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Sustainability awardees at Informex

Informex announced last week its “Profiles in Sustainability” awardees and the chosen ones were DSM, Lonza, Iolitec, Segetis and the Wercs. At the Informex show in San Francisco, ICIS Chemical Business senior editor Clay Boswell reported that both Netherlands-based life and materials science company DSM and Swiss life science company Lonza were honoured for their […]

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US agencies dole out biomass grants

It’s always nice to hear our tax money going to something (hopefully) useful. This one is a $24m grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) being given to companies that are develop technologies to produce biofuels, bioenergy and high-value biobased products using biomass as feedstock. The awardees must contribute […]

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Meet Mr. Ellie Pooh

I seem to be getting a lot of animal-based news this week. Here’s another one forwarded by my secret informant from the American Oil Chemists Society. A company called Mr. Ellie Pooh (yes, that is really their name) has recently received CO-OP America‘s 2008 Green Business Leader Award. This innovative Brooklyn, NY-based company sells 100% […]

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