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Weekly News Roundup

I am here in Phoenix, Arizona, already baked brown under this afternoon’s hot sun and preparing for the AOCS (American Oil Chemists Society) annual meeting. I hope to do some tweeting as well but that depends on the mercy of the WiFi gods. I’ll try to post some info this week but I already have […]

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Chemicals profit in solar

DuPont, Dow Corning, BASF, Wacker Chemie, Solutia (and other chemical companies) have been announcing left and right about recent developments and projects within the solar market — especially solar encapsulants. According to DuPont, encapsulants are among the most important materials to solar module manufacturers for high-volume module sealing and integration. DuPont has collaborated with Oerlikon […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Dear readers:School and work prevent me from being more blog-productive. Sorry! Hope the weekly news roundup will help make amends -Green Blogger Commercial bio-ethyl acetateZeachem has produced commercial grade ethyl acetate from bio-based glacial acetic acid through an esterification reaction process. Ethyl acetate is primarily used as a solvent in paints, printing inks, pharmaceuticals and […]

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Weekly News Roundup

It’s a little rare these days for me to be able to post the Weekly News Roundup on Monday so I’m patting myself in the back. Lots of green goodies from last week by the way. Verdezyne in ethanol dealIndustrial biotech company Verdezyne and Lallemand Ethanol Technology signed a deal to develop and commercialize genetically […]

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March green chemicals

Yes, I know this is very late but is still worthwhile posting for those on the hunt for new green materials and chemicals… 1. Novozymes bioinsecticide – Novozymes launched its bio-insecticide Met52® Granular in Canada. Met52 is a contact insecticide against black vine weevil larvae and strawberry root weevil for the professional greenhouse and nursery […]

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Solar boats and planes

I’m not sure what’s in the air (or maybe make it under the sun) these days but I just saw news from Bayer MaterialScience and DuPont talking about solar airplane and solar boat projects. I guess solar roofs are too boring nowadays Bayer said it has become an official partner of the Solar Impulse project, […]

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Weekly News Roundup

No rest for the weary, that’s all I can say… Here are this week’s news roundup that was supposed to be posted on Monday:Camelina and coal in jet fuelAccelergy Corporation and Great Plains Oil & Exploration – The Camelina Company have joined forces in the development of biojet fuel made from blended camelina oil and […]

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BP closes solar plant in Maryland

BP might be investing left and right in wind farms in the US but when it comes to solar cell and wafer manufacturing, the wind has gone out of this business’ sail because of material pricing woes. BP announced last week that it will shutdown its solar manufacturing facility in Frederick, Maryland, and sad as […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I am here today in Munich, Germany, preparing to cover Wacker Chemie‘s annual international press conference in the next few days. In the pipeline for possible tweeting and blog (if I can get a wifi connection) includes Wacker’s solar business, sustainability strategies, biotechnology and green chemistry. The green blogger will be a little bit busier […]

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Green Chemicals from February

A lot of biofuel-related new chemicals last month. Not surprising as companies always like to launch products during major trade shows, and February was the month where the National Ethanol Conference and the National Biodiesel were held. For more on news from these shows, check out my biofuel posts part 1 and part 2. 1. […]

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