March 7, 2010

Weekly News Roundup

My bioplastic article has been filed and will be out for the March 22 issue of ICIS Chemical Business. Right now I'm working on about bisphenol-A (BPA) which is getting to be really interesting. Can't wait to share that!

For now here are this week's news roundup:

Lithium expansion in Korea
Celgard will expand production capacity of its lithium-ion battery separator production at its existing facility in Ochang, South Korea. The facility will come online in 2011, and will serve customer growth in consumer electronics applications.

Mitsui's biomass refinery in Asia
Mitsui will build a number of biomass refineries in Southeast Asia using Inbicon's biomass refinery technology. Mitsui intends to apply the technology in the palm oil industry, where wastes from palm oil production can be converted into ethanol, solid biofuel for energy production, and animal feed.

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