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Many advanced and proven solutions to replace fossil carbon in chemistry and materials already available

Electrochemical transformation of CO₂, a natural polymer for paper and cardboard coating and material-to-material molecular recycling of plastic waste are the winners of the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year 2022”

20-May-2022

The "Renewable Materials Conference 2022", 10-12 May in Cologne (Germany), attracted over 400 participants who came to see the latest developments in bio- and CO₂-based chemicals, plastics and other materials as well as advanced recycling technologies in search of non-fossil solutions. 60 ...

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Perstorp to be acquired by PETRONAS

19-May-2022

Perstorp Group said that it is to be acquired by PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG). PCG announced that it has signed a Securities Purchase Agreement on 14 May 2022 to acquire the entire equity interest in Perstorp Holding AB. The agreement was signed with Financière Forêt S.à.r.l, a company ...

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A better way to create compounds for pharmaceuticals, other chemicals

Study uses new process to make complex molecules

09-May-2022

What do gunpowder, penicillin and Teflon all have in common? They were inventions that took the world by storm, but they were all created by complete accident. In a new study published in the journal Science, researchers used electricity to develop a tool that may make it easier and cheaper to ...

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Perfluorinated Chemicals: Pollution is underestimated

Researchers discover overlooked contaminants in rivers

27-Apr-2022

Per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) can have harmful effects on human health and the environment. They are still used in numerous everyday products. Together with an international team of researchers, scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon investigated water samples from German and ...

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Alternative process for converting white phosphorus promises more sustainability in the chemical industry

Groundbreaking results

27-Apr-2022

Chemists at the Technische Universität Dresden have developed a new, more sustainable process for synthesizing numerous important everyday chemicals from white phosphorus. The new process has the potential to establish innovative, more resource-efficient processes in the chemical industry. The ...

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Photoelectrocatalysis for high-value-added chemicals production

Solar-to-chemical energy conversion using photoelectrochemical (PEC) technology is a promising route to achieve carbon neutralization

14-Apr-2022

The development and application of solar energy has attained extensive attention along with the aggravating global energy crisis due to its large resource reserves, wide distribution and environment friendly. Photoelectrocatalysis (PEC) has been regarded as a promising approach to transform solar ...

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Light-powered microbes are super-producing chemical factories

New method allows bacteria to use light for external energy to accelerate biomanufacturing of target compounds without disrupting the host microorganism's natural metabolism

14-Apr-2022

Sharing is key to living in society, whether it’s toddlers sharing toys or nations sharing natural resources; but there’s no avoiding the fact that one side getting more means that the other side gets less. Now, researchers from Osaka University, in collaboration with the University of Shizuoka ...

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Chemicals in pet feces may signal threats to human health

Primary aromatic amines (AAs) predominated by dimethylaniline, were found in pet urine and feces

06-Apr-2022

Dogs and cats may be exposed in their homes to a potentially toxic group of chemicals, with their discovery in the pets’ stool being a sign of health issues for humans living with them, a new study shows. Called aromatic amines, the chemicals — found in tobacco smoke and in dyes used in ...

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Catalyst for a greener future

Researchers improve the ability of catalysts made from metal-metal oxides to convert non-edible plants into renewable fuels, chemicals and plastics

18-Mar-2022

Catalysts are workhorses that help reactions occur. Put to work, they transform starting materials, such as fossil fuels, biomass or even waste, into products and fuels with minimal energy. Researchers in theCatalysis Center for Energy Innovation(CCEI) at the University of Delaware have found ...

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Brenntag enters the market in Israel with a acquisition of specialty chemicals expert

04-Mar-2022

Brenntag has acquired the Israeli specialty chemicals distributor Y.S. Ashkenazi Agencies Ltd, along with its subsidiary, Biochem Trading. This acquisition represents Brenntag’s entry into the Israeli market. Signing and closing of the acquisition occurred simultaneously. Henri Nejade, Member of ...

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