Tag: chemicals

The policy framework of bio-based plastics markets: new report

The policy framework of bio-based plastics markets: new report

March 12, 2017 |

In Germany, a ew trend report from nova institut highlights policies around the world and their positive and negative impacts on bio-based plastics market developments. A must read for any investor or producer – where is demand expected to increase? In contrast to biofuels, there are currently no strong, comprehensive policy frameworks in place to […]

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Biomass-Fed Chemical Process Projects, 2016

Biomass-Fed Chemical Process Projects, 2016

December 7, 2016 |

By Dr. Bernard Cooker, Chemical Processing Solutions Special to The Digest This is a review of the biomass-fed chemical process projects to renewable chemicals which were published in Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) and Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) from 1/1/16 to 10/31/16, including activity in bioplastics, biopolymers and biochemicals. It is based on a spreadsheet […]

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From the Pitch Patch: a coming boom in Pine-Derived Chemicals?

From the Pitch Patch: a coming boom in Pine-Derived Chemicals?

July 27, 2015 |

In Ireland, Research and Markets is projecting a pine-derived chemicals market, in terms of value, of $4.8 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of around 4.7 % from 2015 to 2020. That’s the headline from R&M’s new ”Pine-Derived Chemicals Market by Type (TOFA, TOR, Gum Turpentine, Gum Rosin, Pitch, Sterols), Application (Paints & Coatings, Adhesives […]

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Chemicals industry in 2014 reached highest volume in decades, according to PwC

Chemicals industry in 2014 reached highest volume in decades, according to PwC

February 23, 2015 |

In New York, a PwC analysis shows that the chemicals sector saw strong improvement in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2014 with 177 deals worth more than $50 million and a total value of $85 billion. The industry recorded the highest volume in a decade and reaching the highest deal value since 2007. Megadeals, […]

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Lignin chemicals to hit the market by 2021, Lux Research reports

Lignin chemicals to hit the market by 2021, Lux Research reports

July 14, 2014 |

In Massachusetts, the first higher-value chemical derived from lignin will hit the market in 2021, according to a new Lux Research report. Additionally, thermal routes for converting lignin into smaller chemical constituents appear the best for near-term development; chemical, metallic catalytic, and biological may take longer to come downy the pipeline. Finally, the report also […]

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The Map: Navigating Biofuels’ uncharted waters

The Map: Navigating Biofuels’ uncharted waters

April 3, 2014 |

Chasing treasure? Start with a map. Here’s ours. A biofuels map, that is, the chart we use to diagram how to look at technologies, drivers, stakeholders and their concerns. In today’s Digest, let’s look at The Map. Which is to say, the guide map we use here in Digestville to understand how and why companies […]

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Clariant joins Together for Sustainability intiative

Clariant joins Together for Sustainability intiative

March 31, 2014 |

In Switzerland, Clariant has joined the Together for Sustainability (TIS) chemical industry initiative aimed at improving sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry. The initiative jointly conducts supplier assessments and audit programs, avoiding the need for individual members to conduct their own scoring programs. Clariant becomes the eighth member in the initiative […]

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Finns say: use landfill gas for chemicals, not power

Finns say: use landfill gas for chemicals, not power

December 2, 2011 |

In Finland, a team has written an article for the forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Sustainable Economy, suggesting that biogas generated in landfills be used as an alternative feedstock for the chemical industry, rather than for generating electricity. Jouko Arvola of the University of Oulu and colleagues there and at Oulu University of […]

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India frets about fuel, chemicals war over ethanol supply

India frets about fuel, chemicals war over ethanol supply

October 18, 2011 |

In India, sugar mills are pushing for the government to set up ethanol pricing policies that would help ensure the needed investment in local production. The policy set up in August 2010 sets ethanol mill gate prices at INR27 per liter but rectified spirit sells at INR34 and import parity for ethanol is INR40. The […]

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$14B in M&A drives global chemicals growth

$14B in M&A drives global chemicals growth

August 8, 2011 |

In New York, large mergers and acquisitions in the global chemicals industry helped drive the total value of deals to over $14 billion in the second quarter of 2011, according to PwC US.  The quarter recorded four mega deals, or deals worth $1 billion or more, for a combined total value of $10.6 billion – […]

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