The green chemistry sector has a new big player. Clariant and Huntsman Corporation combined in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction. The merged company will be named HuntsmanClariant, a leading global specialty chemical company with sales of approximately

DuPont Industrial Biosciences and silage storage specialists Bock UK entered into a strategic partnership where Bock will demonstrate DuPont’s biogas enzyme technology at commercial scale in the U.K. market. The enzyme technology, OPTIMASH® AD-100, has been shown to help biogas producers

Evonik advances innovation in lubricants. The German chemical company’s Resource Efficiency Segment has unveiled its new Friction & Motion Competence Center in Darmstadt, Germany. Fully equipped and operational, the Competence Center acts as a technology platform focusing on the development

German chemical company Evonik and Dutch biotech DSM will locate the commercial-scale production facility for their omega-3 fatty acids from natural marine algae for animal nutrition in Blair, Nebraska. DSM Nutritional Products and Evonik Nutrition & Care plan to invest

Could be palm oil sustainable? German chemical giant BASF is strengthening its operations network for certified palm products: meanwhile the company manufactures certified ingredients at 20 locations around the world for the cosmetic, detergent and cleaning agent industries. This production

The oil industry continues its diversification work, investing more and more in renewable energies. Total Solar, a 100% owned Total subsidiary dedicated to solar activities, has launched construction of its second solar power plant in Japan. The 25-megawatt-peak photovoltaic power

Dong Energy will divest its upstream oil and gas business as part of the company’s green transformation and will change its organisational structure to expand the company’s position as a global leader in the transition to more sustainable energy systems. The

French industrial biotech company Global Bioenergies aims at demonstrating a new value chain combining its isobutene process with technologies developed by Clariant and INEOS, two of Europe’s leading chemical companies. The aim is to convert currently poorly valorised residual wheat