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Germany in green spotlight

Green activities seem to be expanding and flourishing in Germany. One particular session from the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing conference being held in Chicago this week focused on recent industrial biotech developments in Germany as well as companies setting up shops in the region focusing on emerging renewable chemical platforms and value-chains […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I apologize for the lateness of this week’s news roundup as I’m preparing for next week’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology conference in Chicago starting Monday April 28. Plenty of green materials to cover from there especially on biobased products and chemicals so stay tune! A natural fit for Yulex The US Food and Drug […]

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Coal it off!

International green groups has given the World Bank’s recent announcement of a $4.2bn clean energy investment in India a very coal-d reception. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will finance in the building of a total 4,000 megawatt coal-fired power plant in the Mundra region, with the first 800 mega-watt unit to start […]

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Weekly News Roundup

In this week’s news – more opportunities in emissions reduction technology; solar investments going strong (I think I mentioned that for the past few weeks); and new advances in green chemical processing. Certifiably 100% green Independent testing laboratory Beta Analytic has certified that Braskem’s new green butene is 100% made from renewable raw materials. The […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Solar news packed this week’s roundup while specialty chemical companies further move towards green products and processing… East and West in solar hook-up Chinese solar cells and modules producer Suntech bought a minority stake in Russian polysilicon producer Nitol Solar. Nitol will use the financial infuse to set up its new trichlorosilane gas plant which […]

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Hurray! for Cow Power

Don’t wrinkle your nose on this news but according to Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), two million happy dairy cows in California could make other states’ energy sector green with envy. PG&E and BioEnergy Solutions recently started their biogas-to-pipeline injection project in Fresno County to produce renewable natural gas from animal waste. BioEnergy said […]

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Stock picks: Solar in, biofuel out

2008 could still be a bad year for ethanol stocks but brighter for solar, according to this excerpt from the Wall Street Transcript’s Alternative energy report. In the report, Pavel Molchanov of Raymond James & Associates said the solar sector will continue to thrive despite the US recession largely because demand is largely tied to […]

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Battle of the wind

Soaring demand for alternative energy would probably see more intellectual property (IP) suit such as this one from General Electric (GE) against Japan’s biggest wind power turbine maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. According to this Reuters report, GE filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) last month stating Mitsubishi Heavy Industries infringed […]

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Chinese new green year

Several news I came across regarding green investments in China. This red country has been getting a lot of black publicity lately about pollution and quality control so it’s good to get some green news for a change. This week, DSM says it is investing $20m in Tianjin Green Bio-Science (TGBS) Co. Ltd for the […]

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Lanxess’ Singapore promise

Lanxess said in its press announcement last week that the company will be a good neighbor in Singapore by installing the latest environmental safety technology in its new butyl rubber plant in Jurong Island. The company expects to spend up to $70 million, about 10-15% of its total investment in the project, to incorporate several […]

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