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Two events in one month

On top of school — yes, it’s back to school again! — I will be attending two great events within the span of a month, which would make me a very busy girl. The first one is the American Cleaning Institute (formerly the Soap and Detergent Association) annual meeting which will be held from Jan. […]

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Green Chemicals 2011 outlook

After the dark economic events of 2009, 2010 is a brighter year for renewable chemical/industrial biotechnology/green chemistry companies as far as project milestones, investment activities and company exposures are concerned. More traditional chemical [and petroleum] companies are jumping into the concept of using renewable-based feedstock as alternative to petroleum, as well as expanding investments in […]

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Green products for your holiday list

This year, I am making sure my annual green gifts for the holidays will be a bit early (still in time for Hannukkah!) compared to last year. It seems there are more offerings as well this year so I hope this will be helpful in crossing out some from your holiday list. Enjoy and Happy […]

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Green blog’s 3rd birthday

Based on ICIS’ calculations, the green chemicals blog’s unique visitors are past 150,000 as the blog celebrates its 3rd year anniversary this month. For our usual yearly statistics report, the blog continues its upward page views numbers from 12,628 in October 2009 to 20,203 last month – the blog’s highest monthly record ever. Unique visits […]

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No more crunchy Frito Lay bio-bags?

I have not bought any of the Sun Chips with compostable bags yet but if Frito Lay is withdrawing them from the market, then these bags must be very noisy indeed. According to this article from the USA Today, Frito Lay is returning five of six SunChips flavors on its original packaging after complaints of […]

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Biobased chemicals conference in Boston

The green blogger is excited to attend (although I’m still waiting for my official media registration) this incoming Biobased Chemicals East conference, which will be held in Boston on September 13-15. The 3-day event is packed with juicy presentations, not just development updates from renewable chemical and biofuel companies, but end market consumers such as […]

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Ethanol tv ads

I am working on my article about cellulosic ethanol right now and thanks to Novozymes’ tweets, I came across these video campaign ads from various ethanol groups, companies and associations who are hard at work trying to convince government officials to do the right thing when it comes to legislating renewable fuels in the US…

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BIO video interviews on industrial biotech

The green blog is still editing its own video interviews taken at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing conference. For now, here are videos provided by BIO, which shows what’s on the minds of several companies about this growing profitable world of industrial biotechnology: Genencor’s Vice President of Technology, Karl Sanford, discusses […]

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Plastic-recycled World Cup jerseys

My colleague Andy Brice actually send me this Sunday Times article in February about Nike’s 2010 World Cup team soccer kits made from plastic bottle recycled polyester. According to Nike, all of Nike’s national teams are wearing jerseys (and other soccer attire) made entirely from recycled polyester, each one produced from up to eight recycled […]

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Eastman’s 50-yr old BPA-free Tritan

It was fascinating to learn that Eastman’s polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fiber modifier, Tritan, was originally developed in the late 1950s and was shelved until 2003!! This is according to my colleague, Ivan Lerner, who attended Eastman’s opening ceremony of its newly expanded 60,000 tonne/year Tritan copolyester facility in Kingsport, Tennessee, on May 13. In his […]

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