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NEXTCHEM (Maire) signs €4-MM grant with the EU to scale up proprietary chemical recycling technology

The grant will support the BOOST project, aimed at implementing the first commercial application of NXRe PMMA technology for the chemical recycling on continuous basis of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) scraps into high quality, added value intermediates

Grace licenses UNIPOL polypropylene technology to Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

W. R. Grace announced that Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), the second largest Indian oil marketing company, has expanded its licenses for Grace’s UNIPOL® polypropylene (PP) process technology.

BASF researching CO2-neutral production of bio-based fumarate using bacteria found in cow stomachs

With the bacterium Basfia succiniciproducens, BASF would like to transform sugar and carbon dioxide into fumaric acid, an important intermediate for chemical production.

Borealis to establish recyclate-based polyolefins compounding line in Belgium

Borealis announced the installation of a semi-commercial demonstration recyclate-based polyolefins (rPO) compounding line in Beringen, Belgium.

Nouryon obtains ISCC PLUS certification for green ethylene oxide, ethanolamines and ethylene amines, enabling the production of more sustainable surfactants

Nouryon announced that it is now certified to the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification standard ISCC PLUS to produce green ethylene oxide, ethanolamines, ethylene amines and the surfactants derived from these raw materials at its site in Stenungsund, Sweden.

Lummus Technology takes lead position in RWDC Industries, accelerating development of first commercial-scale PHA facility

Lummus Technology has taken a lead investor position in RWDC Industries' convertible bond round, further strengthening the partnership between the two companies to bring polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) to the global market.

BASF to expand polyamide and polybutylene terephthalate capacities in India

BASF India Ltd. will increase the production capacity of its Ultramid® polyamide (PA) and Ultradur® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounding plant in Panoli, Gujarat and Thane, Maharashtra, India.

KBR, Sumitomo form technology licensing alliance for sustainable propylene oxide production

KBR and Sumitomo Chemical announced that they have signed an alliance agreement to make KBR an exclusive licensing partner for Sumitomo Chemical's state-of-the-art propylene oxide by cumene (POC) technology.

DuPont announces plan to separate into three separate companies

DuPont announced a plan to separate into three distinct, publicly traded companies.

L’OCCITANE en Provence and CARBIOS present a PET bottle made from enzymatic recycling

CARBIOS, L’OCCITANE en Provence and Pinard Beauty Pack join forces to establish an efficient European value chain for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) circularity.