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Green Chemistry News Roundup: January 1-7, 2016

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BioAmber, Reverdia sign a non-assert agreement

January 8, 2016 | Biomass Magazine

Reverdia has signed a non-assert agreement concerning its Biosuccinium technology with BioAmber Inc.

World's First Facility for Producing Bioplastic from Biodiesel Co-product to be Realized in Italy

January 8, 2016 | Plastemart

An agreement signed today by Bio-on and S.E.C.I. S.p.A. part of Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri holding will see Italy's and world's first facility for the production of PHAs bioplastic from biodiesel production co-products, namely glycerol.

Chemical Cascades in Water for the Synthesis of Functionalized Aromatics from Furfurals

January 7, 2016 | Green Chemistry

One-pot synthetic routes from furfurals to polysubstituted aromatic compounds have been developed in water, without the need for any organic solvents.

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Eugene and San Francisco Firms Reach Deal to Sell Less-toxic Polyurethane

January 7, 2016 | The Register-Guard

Industrial Finishes & Systems of Eugene has become the exclusive distributor of a new, environmentally friendly polyurethane.

DOE to Issue FOAs on Algae Biomass, Bioproducts

January 6, 2016 | Biomass Magazine

In recent weeks, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to issue funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to support the development of biobased hydrocarbon fuels and algae biomass.

Scientists Develop Hydrogen 'Nano Reactor' by Hiding Bacteria Genes Inside a Virus Shell

January 5, 2016 | Science Alert

Researchers in the US have developed a virus-like biomaterial that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen inexpensively and cleanly, which could lead to new environmentally friendly ways of producing biofuel.

Green Chemistry Campus Tenants Move Forward with Bio-Aromatics Research

January 5, 2016 | Green Chemistry

Campus Biorizon partner Green Chemistry Campus, together with partners Chemelot Institute for Science & Technology (InSciTe) and Brightlands Chemelot Campus was granted a European and provincial contribution to organize, coordinate and scale up the research in the field of bio-aromatics in Southern Netherlands. Campus tenants Biorizon, Progression Industry and Nettenergy are involved in this project.

ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry

January 4, 2016 | C&EN

For chemistry and engineering advances that enable commercial application of safe and scalable aerobic oxidation reactions in the development and manufacture of pharmaceuticals.

Can Bio-Based Chemicals Improve Products’ Performance and Sustainability?

January 4, 2016 | Environmental Leader

Driven largely by increasing environmental concerns, government support for environmentally responsible sources and processes, and technological innovations, market participants see the need to shift focus from petrochemical feedstock to renewable feedstock.

A Step Forward for Bio-Based Butadiene

January 1, 2016 | Chemical Engineering

Increased use of ethane from shale deposits as a feedstock for ethylene production has focused attention on the growing need for on-purpose production of butadiene, which has traditionally been produced primarily as a byproduct of conventional ethylene production from naphtha.

Could this Plant Hold the Key to Generating Fuel from Co2 Emissions?

January 1, 2016 | The Globe and Mail

Recapturing carbon from the atmosphere is one thing, but a Canadian company wants to go one step further by turning that carbon into fuel. In the process, it hopes to transform the fight against climate change, reports Ivan Semeniuk.

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20th GC&E Conference: Call for Papers Now Open

January 4, 2016 | Nexus Blog

Submit an abstract by February 15, 2016 for a chance to be a part of the 20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference.

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