March 23, 2010

Weekly news roundup

I am here today in Munich, Germany, preparing to cover Wacker Chemie's annual international press conference in the next few days. In the pipeline for possible tweeting and blog (if I can get a wifi connection) includes Wacker's solar business, sustainability strategies, biotechnology and green chemistry. The green blogger will be a little bit busier than before so pardon the sparse posts.

By the way, this week, my bioplastic article from ICIS Chemical Business also came out, so please check it out. A new bioplastic presentation from Jim Lunt & Associates accompanies the online version.

Eastman buys non-phthalate plasticizers
Eastman Chemical will acquire Genovique Specialties Corporation, a global producer of specialty plasticizers, benzoic acid, and sodium benzoate. The acquisition will establish Eastman as a global leader in non-phthalate plasticizers for both general purpose and specialty markets.

BP's wind farm in Idaho
Ridgeline Energy, LLC and BP Wind Energy are mobilizing the construction site for the Goshen North wind farm in Bonneville County, Idaho. When fully operational, the wind farm will have a generating capacity of 124.5 megawatts and will be the largest wind facility in the state of Idaho.

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