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Weekly news roundup

Several chemical, green chemistry and renewable energy companies will be presenting today and Wednesday at Jefferies 9th annual Clean Technologies conference here in New York. My colleague Ivan Lerner will cover both days while I will cover the March 17th session. Watch out for our coverage (me via twitter @ICISgreenblog) for presentations coming from companies […]

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Green out of Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympic games is over but of course environmentalists have to check if there is a heavy carbon footprint left behind. According to the David Suzuki Foundation, the recent Vancouver Olympic games garnered a Bronze medal for overall efforts to reduce the event’s climate impact. Achievements include building energy-efficient venues, using clean-energy sources, relying […]

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Thai bioplastic bag program launched

German chemical company BASF has joined the Thai Bioplastics Industry Association (TBAI), Thailand’s National Innovation Agency (NIA) and Germany’s Technical Cooperation group GTZ in launching a biodegradable bag project in Thailand, which aims to build composting facilities in the country for efficient waste management as well as support the development of the country’s bioplastic industry. […]

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Weekly News Roundup

A chockful of news last week mostly in the biofuels arena. Good thing the blog is not constrained with spaces! (unlike the magazine). Watch out next week for news from South America as my colleague Anna Jagger and other ICIS news editors cover the ongoing Latin American Petrochemical Annual Meeting (APLA). It will be interesting […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The green blog will be sparse this week due to deadlines from my other job (writing for ICIS Chemical Business). Coming soon (hopefully very soon) for the blog is my recent coverage of BASF’s green education building summit; update on the wind market; China and green; and recent reports about enzymes and soy chemicals. Stay […]

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Carbon black from nuked tires

While working on finalizing my Genomatica interview, here is an interesting story from last week about producing high-grade carbon black from waste tires using a “microwave technology” According to NJ-based Global Resource, the current global market for high-grade carbon black ranges up to $2,000 per ton. I didn’t realize carbon black is so expensive! Around […]

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BIO Day 2 – Succinic acid, enzymes, ethanol

Developments in the bio-succinic acid market was my main highlight for Day 2 at BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing event held in Montreal. But before I delved into that, my attention was caught by Genencor‘s presentation of sustainability in textile manufacturing during the breakfast plenary session (which by the way started at […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The blog will be sporadic this week as I cover BIO’s Industrial biotech and bioprocessing event in Montreal. Follow my tweets for some presentation coverage including algae-based chemicals, bioplastic, biorefinery, new renewable chemicals, biofuels, and biobased products for the auto industry. For now, here are this week’s news roundup: Biofibers on Toyota Prius Toyota’s Prius […]

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Is this a green soap to you?

I read an article from the New York Times’ Green Inc. blog about their interview with hotelier Richard Spigler, president of Great Addresses, the company that manages the Carlyle and also the Savoy Suites in D.C. Spigler talked about, among other green things, their hotel’s green soap called Green Natura, which he said prevents soap […]

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Weekly News Roundup

My apologies for the late weekly news roundup as I am trying torecuperate from an exhausting (but still fun!) trip in California. Coming up in future event coverage is the 100th year meeting of the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) in Orlando, Florida. Stay tune for that starting May 4-6. For now here are last […]

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