August 24, 2010

Weekly News Roundup

The green blogger is apologizing (again!) for the lack of posts the past week. I've been immersed in the world of chlor-alkali and soda ash, which are very new to me, and I need all my focus on these so as not to screw up.

In my interview posts line-up are Allylix, DNP Green, Eastman, Novozyme and another new renewable chemical firm on the block, Rennovia. This one, you might have to wait until early next month. For now, here are this week's news roundup:

Dow expands encapsulant output for PV
Dow Chemical has introduced ENLIGHT Polyolefin Encapsulant Films, which can enhance efficiencies in photovoltaic (PV) module production and lead to lower conversion costs. The films will initially be produced at Dow’s manufacturing plant in Findlay, Ohio, and commercial-scale manufacturing start in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Cellulosic methanol produced
Range Fuels has produced cellulosic methanol from the initial phase of its first commercial cellulosic biofuels plant near Soperton, Georgia using non-food biomass. The cellulosic methanol will be used to produce biodiesel for transportation fuel markets, in heating applications, to power fuel cells or used as a fuel additive in gasoline-powered motor vehicles.

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