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Partner News: Clariant, Eppendorf, Vecoplan on the move

In Germany and Kentucky, Clariant and Ashland announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their joint venture, ASK Chemicals headquartered in Hilden, Germany, to investment funds affiliated with Rhône, a London and New York-based private equity investment firm. The enterprise value of the transaction before debt and assumed liabilities amounts to […]

April 10, 2014 More

Clariant joins Together for Sustainability intiative

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 […]

March 31, 2014 More

Clariant continues on profitable growth path in 2013

In Switzerland, Clariant reported its full-year 2013 results, with sales growth from continuing operations at 4% in local currencies, to CHF 6.08 billion from CHF 6.04 billion in full-year 2012. The company’s EBITDA margin before exceptional items reaches 14.1% compared to 13.5%. The 4% organic sales growth was almost entirely driven by higher volumes. Full-year […]

February 19, 2014 More

Clariant: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Company description: Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed 22 149 employees on December 31, 2011. In the financial year 2011, Clariant produced a turnover of CHF 7.4 billion. Clariant is divided into eleven business units: Additives; Catalysis & Energy; […]

February 17, 2014 More

Mercedes to run 12-month trial of Clariant’s cellulosic E20 blend

In Germany, Mercedes is running a pilot test with Clariant and Haltermann to test sunliquid20, fuel which is blended with 20% cellulosic ethanol. The 12-month trial will be focused around Stuttgart-Untertürkheim where there will be a pump supplying the fuel. Clariant’s demo plant is currently producing ethanol from 4,500 metric tons of agricultural residues per […]

January 29, 2014 More

Mercedes-Benz, Clariant, Haltermann ink deal to demonstrate E20 cellulosic ethanol

In Germany, Clariant, Haltermann, and Mercedes-Benz have joined forces to demonstrate the effectiveness of sunliquid®20 with 20 % ethanol from straw as high-quality fuel for optimal driving performance. Clariant is the the ethanol producer, using its sunliquid process. Haltermann then mixes the cellulosic ethanol with conventional fuel components to form the new fuel. The production […]

January 29, 2014 More

Clariant halogen-free flame retardants can be used in Green Urethane’s natural polyoil foams

In Switzerland, Clariant reports that manufacturers can use reactive halogen-free flame retardant Exolit OP 560 with this technology to develop low emission flexible foams that meet internationally accepted flammability standard such as Cal TB 117 (California Technical Bulletin 117, a flammability test for upholstered furniture using a small flame). Green Urethane’s Technology is already available […]

November 28, 2013 More

The Hottest Slides in Bioenergy: Part IV

From the leaders in bioenergy and chemicals—  the real issues and trends. In California, ABLC-Next has concluded for this year — and industry leadership in R&D, commercialization, policy and finance will reconvene at ABLC 2014 — the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference — in Washington DC on April 21-23 of next year. Between now and then, […]

October 29, 2013 More

Clariant certifies cellulosic ethanol plant

In Germany, Clariant has received the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its sunliquid® demonstration plant in Straubing (Germany), which was opened in July 2012. The certificate confirms that the cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues produced with the sunliquid® technology is compliant with the sustainability criteria set out in the European Renewable Energy Directive […]

September 3, 2013 More

Clariant in discussions with potential partners to build a Sunliquid enzyme technology ethanol plant

In Switzerland, Clariant is engaged in discussions with unnamed parties to become partners for an ethanol plant that will utilize its Sunliquid enzyme technology. In an interview with Bloomberg, Clariant’s Biofuels and Derivatives head, Mark Rarbach is quoted as stating, “We are in close and advanced discussions with partners about commercialization of the technology.” Rarbach […]

June 6, 2013 More