October 4, 2010

Weekly News Roundup

The green blogger is in Montreux, Switzerland, this week covering the World Detergents Conference, which is held every four years. In honor of the occasion, feel free (and it's free!) to read my green surfactants article published this week at ICIS Chemical Business.

The detergent conference will see keynote presentations from CEOs of major detergent producers Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Henkel. If there's wifi available, I will tweet bits and pieces of information via @ICISChemicalbiz. Stay tune! For now, here are this week's news roundup:

Braskem starts green PE plant
Braskem inaugurated its 200,000 tonnes/year sugar-based polyethylene plant in Triunfo Petrochemical Complex. The company's green PE customers include Tetra Pak, Toyota Tsusho, Shiseido, Natura, Acinplas, Johnson&Johnson, Procter&Gamble and Petropack.

BASF in Algae
BASF SE and Solix Biofuels have signed an agreement to investigate the use of algae to produce certain chemicals for BASF. Solix is a leading developer of algae cultivation technology systems and will test multiple algae species in its proprietary growth system, AGS™, for BASF.

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