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Weekly News Roundup

The green blogger is in Montreux, Switzerland, this week covering the World Detergents Conference, which is held every four years. In honor of the occasion, feel free (and it’s free!) to read my green surfactants article published this week at ICIS Chemical Business. The detergent conference will see keynote presentations from CEOs of major detergent […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Apologies for the people whose emails I have not yet responded to. Our office is officially in chaos this week with the move to another floor and I’m currently working on my article about zero energy homes, and at the same time, purging tons of trash that have mysteriously accumulated in my drawers, shelves and […]

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Algae resins in the market this year

Just got this news from Cereplast talking about their plans to commercially introduce the first-ever algae-based resins in the market by the end of 2010. Their proprietary resins could contain 50% or more algae biomass based resins (the rest are petroleum-based). I am not sure who they source their algae biomass from but since research […]

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DSM invests in green projects

Dutch chemical company DSM has been very busy this month investing left and right in renewable chemistry and clean technology. The blog already posted earlier this month the venturing arm of DSM investing in US-based green chemistry company Segetis. DSM said the investment supports the company’s ambitions to develop bio-based performance materials. Segetis is currently […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Last week was a busy news week with new grants announcement coming from the Department of Energy (DOE); the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcing that they still can’t decide what to do with bisphenol-A (BPA); and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcing their goals for the year and beyond. Next week, I’m off to […]

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Novomer’s green plastic coming soon

Finals is over (woohoo!) and now I can get back to blogging and tweeting. This one is about the the $800,000 funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYERSDA) will soon help Novomer commercialize its polypropylene carbonate (PPC) materials made carbon dioxide. Novomer said it will use Kodak Specialty Chemicals’ existing […]

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Weekly News Roundup: Grants galore!

I apologize for the delay in the News Roundup. I have some big researching to do regarding an upcoming article about high technology chemicals/materials for space crafts. This is my first time covering this market and so if any companies are interested in participating in the article, let me know! I have until November 20 […]

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California tackles trash with green chemistry

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) believes green chemistry will wipe away the problem of trash in the ocean as seen in this promotional video. DTSC via its Green Chemistry Initiative program is currently developing a “Safer Alternative Regulations” that will establish a process to identify and prioritize chemicals of concern in consumer products, […]

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New Eco Products on the market

Here’s a Friday treat that I’ve been compiling for several months now. If you’re really into eco-products, you might want to try these newly launched stuff and let us know if you consider them really green or if they’re just pure greenwash. COUNTERTOP Cosentino launched in April its ECO by Cosentino, a new line of […]

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POET now produces plastic additive

Ethanol producer POET is entering the industrial green chemicals sector with their new ethanol co-product called “Inviz“, which the company said can replace petroleum-based ingredients in household products ranging from pill coatings to plastic packaging. Inviz is made from a biodegradable, low-nutrient prolamine protein called zein found in corn. It can be used as a […]

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