March 18, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

Here's our very,very late news roundup for the apologies. Jury duty is over and my next civic duty that I should really tackle now is filing my tax report!

Solazyme and Dow in algae industrial fluids
Solazyme is collaborating with Dow Chemical to advance the development of Solazyme’s algal oils for use in bio-based dielectric insulating fluids key to transformers and other electrical applications. Dow may obtain up to 20 million gallons of Solazyme’s oils for use in dielectric insulating fluids and other industrial applications in 2013 and up to 60 million gallons in 2015.

Sustainable packaging trade group formed
Several companies including Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, ConAgra, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Kellog, MeadWestvaco, Procter & Gamble, Tetra Pak and Sealed Air Corporation formed a new packaging trade organization called AMERIPEN that will engage on public policies impacting the packaging value chain. The trade group aims to encourage science-based decision-making on sustainable packaging initiatives.

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