Researchers at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and the IdAB-Institute of Agrobiotechnology have conducted a study into genetically modified tobacco plants from which it is possible to produce between 20 and 40 per cent more ethanol; this would increase their viability as a raw mat ... more
High levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above shale gas wells at a production point not thought to be an important emissions source, according to a study jointly led by Purdue and Cornell universities. The findings could have implications for the evaluation of the environmental ... more
A team of scientists, led by Assistant Professor Andrivo Rusydi from the Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Faculty of Science, has successfully developed a technique to study the interface between materials, shedding light on the new properties that arise ... more
Researchers at Umeå University have found that carbon dioxide, in its ionic form bicarbonate, has a regulating function in the splitting of water in photosynthesis. This means that carbon dioxide has an additional role to being reduced to sugar. The pioneering work is published in PNAS.
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Evonik Industries and the University of Tokyo plan to work together closely in selected fields in the future and have sealed a strategic partnership for this purpose. Prof. Dr. Noboru Harata, Director General of Division of University Corporate Relations (DUCR), the University of Tokyo, Ulr ... more
A complete success - this sums up CHEMIE.DE Information Service's appearance at analytica 2014 in Munich. Europe's largest online information platform for the chemical, life science and analytics industries caught the attention of the visitors with an eye-catching, ideally placed booth and ... more
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG is to raise its prices for ethylene-vinyl acetate synthetic rubber grades (EVM). The increase will take effect in the EMEA, LATAM, APAC and GC regions on April 15, 2014, and in the NAFTA region on April 21.
The High Performance Elastomers business unit ... more
Some 2 to 5 percent of all international trade involves counterfeit goods, according to a 2013 United Nations report. These illicit products — which include electronics, automotive and aircraft parts, pharmaceuticals, and food — can pose safety risks and cost governments and private compani ... more
Scientists at Yale University have devised a dramatically faster way of identifying and characterizing complex alloys known as bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), a versatile type of pliable glass that's stronger than steel.
Using traditional methods, it usually takes a full day to identify a sin ... more
Oxea will increase off-list prices on the following products effective May 1, 2014, or as contracts allow.
Oxea has implemented a 100% sales control on all products in the Intermediates portfolio. The sales control will be based on the average monthly consumption over the last 6 months or a ... more